The St. Albert Salvation Army
Church & Community Centre

This position gives leadership to our Children/Youth Ministries with the responsibility of providing discipleship and outreach ministry to children, youth, and families within the Church and local community.

This is a one year contract with the possibility of extension.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Christian Education for Children and Youth

  • Plan, coordinate and teach Sunday School program and Messy Church
    • Recruit and train youth leader/teacher volunteers/workers
    • Lead Junior Soldiers lessons (program for children who have become junior members of the church)
  • Children/Youth Leadership
    • Working with Church and Community & Family Services create, plan, and lead children/youth, and family events and activities including Bible study and /or lessons throughout the year
    • Working with the Summer Day Camp Coordinator plan and implement our weekly VBS summer children’s day camp including training, supervising, and working alongside day camp staff and volunteers
  • Ensure budget parameters are met as established
  • Maintain records of program participants and volunteers including any receiving of monies
  • Participate, interact, and have regular communication with children/youth and families
  • Ensure the safety of children/youth at all times; implementing and following procedures to ensure safety in the event of an emergency
  • Inform the Pastors/Corps Officer(s) and/or Community Services Coordinator and subsequently document all pertinent issues involving children/youth, parents, volunteers, and/or staff
  • Provide intake, assessment, and assistance to clients and their families as well as administrative support to Community and Family Services, if required
  • Any other related duties that become apparent as the position and the ministry grows/expands
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministries/Education or 3-5 years of experience in child/youth ministry
  • Knowledge of and able to work within the Mission and Values of The Salvation Army with a desire to be involved in a Christian ministry
  • Ability to relate and connect well with children/youth and families
  • Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers including providing oversight and direction to a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Passion for excellence and high attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • A team player able to work in harmony with fellow staff, volunteers, children/youth, and their families
  • An awareness of the necessity of confidentiality in dealing with fellow staff, volunteers, children/youth, and their families
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office
  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Successful Police and Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Valid driver’s license and copy of a current driver’s abstract

Successful applicants must meet the requirements of the Employment and Social Development Canada Career Focus Work Experience Plan.Please submit your resume to:

St. Albert Salvation Army Church & Community Centre
165 Liberton Dr.
St. Albert, AB   T8N 6A7

Fax:   780-459-8576

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 No phone calls please.

Email:   Joanne_ Cook@can.salvationarmy.org
Attention: Joanne Cook


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