The Salvation Army - Southwest Division

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Youth Director

at The Salvation Army - Southwest Division

Job Description

  • Plan and prepare activities for youth programming including topical lesson planning
  • Supervise, lead or assist with The Salvation Army Youth Programs (Adventure Corps/Girl Guards/Sunbeams)
  • Prepare and distribute promotional materials as needed
  • Teach, interact and guide young people in all Youth Center and Corps activities
  • Provide classroom supervision to insure program participants are mentored or tutored appropriately and as needed
  • Implement strategies for insuring compliance with The Salvation Army and Protect The Mission policies and protocol
  • Insure the use of best practice safety standards during all activities
  • Teach and lead the Creative Ministries Class
  • Work with Corps maintenance staff to insure the cleanliness of activity areas
  • Supervise, develop and promote growth in The Salvation Army youth programming including, Sunday School, Troops, Junior Soldiers, Corps Cadets, Bible Study, Praise & Worship
  • Provide Biblical teaching as necessary
  • Work with teachers, volunteers and other ministry staff to develop and improve Sunday School programming and grow in attendance
  • Function as youth mentor and youth advocate to families within the Corps
  • Recruit, organize & train leaders for all traditional Corps programs
  • Participate in fundraisers throughout the year
  • Assist Corps Officers in planning and implementation of specific goals, meeting goal objectives and deadlines in order to further the mission of the Chandler Corps and The Salvation Army
  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing ministry outreach strategy for youth in the surrounding community
  • Assist with bridge building from social service programs to Corps programs
  • Maintain a daily journal of program activities and report statistics to your supervisor
  • Participate in seasonal activities as assigned
  • Assist with the transportation needs of the Corps as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor as it relates to the position of Youth Director

Skill / Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • College Degree (AA or Bachelor’s preferred)
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work to minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organize and lead group activities that incorporate volunteers, employees & program participants
  • Uniformed Salvationist in good standing or member of Christian Evangelical Church
  • Maintain Christian integrity at work and during personal time
  • Experience in working & relating well with youth and adults
  • Ability to motivate & be self-motivating in leading others to a relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Possess verifiable leadership and management skills
  • Valid Arizona Driver’s License w/clean driving record
  • Successful background clearance


Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.  A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position.  The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms on a continuous basis.   The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Must have the ability to operate telephone, a desktop or laptop computer, as well as the ability to access and produce information from a computer, and to understand written information.

Important Notes


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to Preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.