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Temporary Full Time Youth Ministries Coordinator (one year term)

Temporary Full Time Youth Ministries Coordinator (one year term)

Company: The Salvation Army North Toronto Community Church
Contact Person: Major Ken Smith
Location/Address:
817 Mount Pleasant Rd
Toronto, Ontario , M4P 2L1

Position Description

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Position Purpose Summary: The Youth Ministries Coordinator will develop and lead a balanced and effective ministry for children, youth and college ages, providing oversight, direction and vision in the areas of discipleship, worship and evangelism.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination and Leadership of Youth Ministries program
  • Organize and oversee weekly Sunday School programming
  • Coordinate Children’s Time segment for weekly Sunday meetings
  • Organize and conduct monthly youth group activities, ensuring a spiritual component
  • Plan and guide delivery of children and youth-oriented Sunday meetings once every quarter
  • Plan and implement special events (Sunday School picnic, Christmas breakfast, etc.) as required
  • Organize and oversee discipleship opportunities for children and youth such as Ready To Serve, Bible studies, soldiership preparation classes, etc.
  • Organize and lead evangelistic programming for children and youth of our community, interacting and building relationships with children, youth and their families, and encouraging involvement in existing corps programs (i.e. summer VBS or “Camp at Home”)                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Provide pastoral care for children, youth and their families, including effective follow-up of absences and of spiritual decisions made by children and youth

  • Promote and coordinate corps involvement in divisional and territorial youth events
  • Evaluate all programming and provide strategic guidance on improving, removing and adding programs
  • Promote opportunities for children and youth to participate in all areas of corps ministry (i.e. music, etc.)
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with children and youth through regular visitation and interaction
  • Liaise with Pastoral Care Council with regard to upkeep of youth membership rolls

Administration

  • Fundraise for children and youth programming and teach financial stewardship and giving to children and youth
  • Organize and conduct Children and Youth Ministry Committee meetings
  • Network with youth workers at other Salvation Army ministry units and community organizations on matters pertaining to children and youth ministry
  • Represent The Salvation Army, when needed, on various boards and committees
  • Process all necessary paperwork and office-related duties in a timely fashion
  • Collect relevant statistical information and submit to corps office
  • Work within approved budget

Volunteer Supervision

  • Maintain an up-to-date list of current and potential volunteers and supporters
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers
  • Ensure volunteers participate in all mandatory training
  • Ensure volunteer screening/police checks are completed as required
  • Schedule volunteers and assign duties as necessary
  • Address volunteer concerns

Additional Responsibilities

  • Pray with and for children, youth and families, and lead them to faith in Jesus Christ as opportunity permits
  • Help to coordinate volunteer appreciation events or other such events
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in a related field or be able to demonstrate that he/she has obtained an equivalent body of knowledge through other training or experience
  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated successful involvement in working with youth
  • Passionate about the spiritual development and well-being of young people, instilling in them a love for the greater church community
  • Commitment to Christ and Christian teaching
  • Understanding of and adherence to The Salvation Army’s Mission, Values and Vision
  • Willingness to become an active member of North Toronto Community Church
  • Able to represent The Salvation Army and the Christian faith in a positive/pleasant manner
  • Demonstrate a high level of spiritual maturity, integrity and good judgment
  • Be creative, well organized and self-motivated
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills along with interpersonal and conflict management skills
  • Be a team player and able to organize and motivate teams
  • Possess excellent computer skills

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clear internal abuse registry check
  • A clean driver’s abstract
  • Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually

HOURS: 40 hours per week

SALARY: $38,477 - $57,716 per year

Interested applicats are asked to contact Major Ken Smith by December 20, 2019

Email: Ken_Smith@can.salvationarmy.org

 

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

Posted: November 21, 2019 | Expires: December 20, 2019
Posted Under: Pastoral - Youth/Youth Worker
Career ID: [ 7518 ]