THE SALVATION ARMY

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB CODE:

DATE: 04/21/01

JOB TITLE: COMMUNITY CENTER PROGRAM DIRECTOR

INCUMBENT:

REPORTS TO: COMMUNITY CENTER DIRECTOR

LOCATION:

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY:

Plans, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates all Programs conducted at the Community Center through subordinate leaders for various programs such as education, physical fitness, and social recreation; supervises and trains staff; plans and implements the program; trains volunteers; exercises authority in programs relating to members; prepares periodic statistical and progress reports; adheres to all procedures and policies of the Community Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Assists the Community Center Director in the selection, implementation, and orientation of all Community Center Programs.

Interprets goals, objectives, standards, and programs of the Community Center to members, parents, and the public.

Establishes and maintains a pleasant and friendly relationship with the public and private agencies and other groups and organizations in the community.

Conducts various programs planned and coordinated for Community Center members.

Accepts responsibility for the planning and implementing of all in-service training that relates to the program.

Plans and leads daily devotions for children in the Center.

Recognizes Community Center members needs relating to human growth, development and quality of life; stimulates involvement in program activities.

Communicates with members and their parents; guardians regarding scheduled activities or events.

Increases community awareness of problems youth face and assists in helping troubled youth.

Promotes the development of the Community Center.

Supervises the planning and scheduling of all activities within the Community Center; assigns designated staff or volunteers for the conducting of the activities.

Evaluates the overall Community Center programs.

Coordinates the various facets of the program, facilities, equipment needed; upgrades, repairs, or improves equipment, supplies, or other program materials.

Attends staff meetings, conferences, workshops, and Advisory Council meetings.

Coordinates with community agencies for Community Center program development.

Maintains records, reports, and statistics.

Participates in special projects/programs.

Transports Community Center members to and from scheduled destinations; drives van or bus.

Assists Director in planning, scheduling, and implementing the summer program.

Oversees and enforces discipline policy of Community Center members.

Introduces new programs into the Community Center and evaluates program effectiveness.

Closes and secures Community Center as assigned; closes and locks all doors/windows; turns lights off; checks cleanliness of bathrooms and flushes toilets; makes sure rooms are straight; ensures that game equipment is properly stored; places covers on pool tables; stores television, VCR, and video tapes; sets alarm system.

Serves as lead worker to all Community Center Staff; instructs and trains employees and volunteers in the proper procedures for performing work; inspects work in progress and upon completion for compliance with Center rules and regulations.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Attends overnight camp at Camp Walter Johnson for one week with girls when asked.

Assists with the Angel Tree Program; ensures that gifts are separated according to directions; picks up gifts from tree; opens and closes tree when needed; participates in the distribution of gifts; assists in sorting stockings.

Plans, coordinates, supervises, and monitors special events (Fall Festival, End of Year Carnival).

Performs other related work as required.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT:

Computer Fax Machine Photocopy Machine Telephone

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field,

And

two years experience developing recreational and educational programs for children,

or

any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Valid State Driver’s License

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of youth program development.

Ability to evaluate program effectiveness and compliance with quality standards as well as the strategic plan of the organization.

Ability to prepare accurate and complete statistical reports representing the activity and progress of programs.

Ability to instruct, supervise, and evaluate the work of program development leaders to ensure the continual development of youth's character.

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and implement special events and fund raisers.

Ability to respond to and attempt to resolve conflicts that may arise among the members and/or staff in a calm and professional manner.

Ability to build and maintain positive and professional relationships with youth and their parents as well as community leaders participating in the programs.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed in a indoor and outdoor recreational environment where there may be physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.


All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

The purpose of a job description is to outline the essential functions unique to a particular job within a specific department. Job descriptions are used to recruit, train, and evaluate employees.