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Job Number:  46203
Children/Youth Ministries Coordinator
Job Posted: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018
(67 days ago)
The Salvation Army, St. Thomas
Region: Southern Ontario Type: Full time
Location: St. Thomas Salary: $39,135 per annum

The Children/Youth Ministries Coordinator will provide oversight to children/youth ministries programs, give focused attention to strengthen/grow the programs and attend to the spiritual growth and development of the children/youth while integrating their families into holistic ministry.


Contribute to the spiritual development of children/youth and young families within the church and community by mentoring, discipling, encouraging, and modeling appropriate attitudes and behaviors.

Coordinate, maintain, and assist in the evaluation of Salvation Army programs/ministries relevant to the children/youth of the church and community at large including worship, fellowship, discipleship, outreach and regular special events.

Review current programs and make recommendations for changes where needed.

Work in cooperation and consultation with the church’s leadership team, administrative staff and pastoral care givers.

Plan and implement fellowship events for children, youth and young families with the goal of creating fun, fellowship and outreach.

Monitor volunteer screening requirements for police checks, completion of the statement of applicant for work with children and youth, on-line abuse prevention training, etc.

Demonstrate keen interest in connecting young families to our church through outreach programs and relationship building.

Maintain rolls and stats relevant to children and youth ministries and their leaders (e.g. Junior Soldiers Roll, Cradle Roll, Sunday School Roll, etc.)

Maintain program storage areas (e.g., toy cleaning, updating, safety, organizing, etc.)

Plan, supervise and participate in regular special church events, primarily focused on children, youth and their families. (e.g. Sunday School, Youth Group, family fun events, day camps, sports programs, Vacation Bible School, etc.)

Support and participate in Divisional children and youth events.

Demonstrate keen pastoral interest in and involvement with children, youth, and their families.

May provide input into the departmental budget and be required to monitor the financial performance accordingly.

Prepare and deliver children and youth worship services and devotionals for both the senior corps and for youth events on a regular basis.

Organize and coordinate fundraising initiatives as required.

Interact with community partners as necessary to seek resources and services for youth. 

Perform administrative duties associated with position requirements. 

Promote and provide oversight to all current programs and develop and recruit a volunteer base for children/youth ministries and provide training where necessary.

Perform other position related duties as required.




Completion of a Community College, e.g. Diploma in Biblical Studies, a degree in Biblical Studies or equivalent education

Minimum of two (2) years prior related experience working with and providing programs for children and/or youth is preferred

Participation in The Salvation Army St. Thomas Citadel as an active member is expected

Demonstrated ability to work with and relate to young people and parents

Understanding of the children and families and associated needs

Demonstrate a strong Biblical understanding and alignment with denominational doctrine and theology 

Understand, support and be able to communicate and model the Mission, Values, Doctrines and policies of The Salvation Army in Canada

Lead: demonstrate strong leadership skills, positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization with an ability to teach and lead various activities

Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities

Effective time management and strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Communicate effectively, strong oral and written communication skills

Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve programs and to create new opportunities

Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals and demonstrate conflict management and resolution skills

Self-motivated and disciplined

Adaptable, behave ethically and build relationships

Proficiency with social media and adherence to the policy for use

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher

Current Safe Food Handling Certificate, or willing to obtain and maintain current certificate

Current CPR/First Aid certification, or willing to obtain and maintain current certification

Ability to lift/move more than 20 lbs

Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, personal vehicle and insurance is required; an original copy of a current Driver’s Abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion is required

Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.  The screening is secured either through the National Canadian Policy Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment

Screening through The Salvation Army’s Internal Abuse Registry

Support for and an understanding of the mission purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada

NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


This is a permanent, full time position based on 35 hours per week. Schedule may vary according to requirements of responsibilities – some weekend and evening work will be required.  Short-term travel may be required.


Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.


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

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.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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The Salvation Army St. Thomas
Attn: Captain Nyree Bond
380 Elm St
St. Thomas, ON N5R 1K1
Contact Details:
Attention: Captain Nyree Bond
Please no phone calls.

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