Corps Mission Associate

484 Hawthorne Ave, Athens, GA 30606, USA Req #29447
Monday, January 22, 2024

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Full-time Corps Mission Associate for the Athens Corps, located in Athens, GA.

Job Summary
Subscribes to, adheres to, and shares the Doctrines, Mission, and Positions of The Salvation Army Serves as an evangelist to the community and constituency of the Corps; develops and leads worship services and ministerial programs; provides spiritual guidance and leadership to the same. Serve the Corps by assisting the Corps Officer in planning, coordinating, administrating, monitoring, evaluating, and developing the day-to-day operations of the Corps; develops and leads religious programs; participates in social service programs providing assistance to people in need; coordinates arrangements for seasonal programs and recruits/supervises volunteers for the same; Supervises and schedules Corps groups, community outreach programs, and social service work; monitors and maintains adequate financing and budgetary compliance of the Corps operations. Participates in providing assistance to people in need.

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 incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description. 

Serves as an evangelist through the proclamation of Jesus Christ as redeemer with the intent of impacting the lives of men and women through spiritual regeneration; promotes membership into the body of Christ which includes but is not limited to The Salvation Army.

Assists Corps Officer and Program Coordinator in planning and implementing worship and outreach programs for the corps that reaches across all age groups.

Plans, develops, prepares, and leads specific youth ministries programs; leads or assists with regular meetings for 
Adventure Corps; prepares and coordinates or assists with production of Christian program materials and newsletters; assists in Sunday School teacher development.

Assists and partners with the Corps Officer(s) in developing Salvation Army evangelical mission outreach and growth; assesses local community needs and advises Corps Officer of findings; identifies specific areas to target for outreach growth; encourages and helps to train corps members for mission; develops a corps mission team where possible.

Assists in developing, leading and/or supporting Salvation Army evangelical mission programs and ministries in corps/club; plans, develops and coordinates bridging events between corps and persons served in mission, clubs, centers, shelters, etc.

Assists and partners with the Corps Officers in developing and conducting the Pastoral Care plan for Pathway of Hope. Maintains appropriate records and outcomes of the Pastoral Care plan per Pathway of Hope guidelines. Maintains appropriate communication with Pathway of Hope case manager.

Assists in training and developing Corps Band and singing groups, as well as, leading them in performance as necessary.

Visits individuals and groups in the local community in order to establish a presence in the community and to increase awareness of Salvation Army ministries/programs; builds personal and professional relationships in order to learn firsthand the needs of the local community. 

Communicates research findings as well as pertinent information about the local community to the Corps Officer; prepares and provides regular progress reports; maintains statistics on program and ministry participants and corps/ Salvation Army evangelical mission growth.

Plans, develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates program services based on changing needs of clientele.

Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers for Corps programs.

Sets an example for the Corps by being a Salvationist in Good Standing and participating on a regular basis in Corps programs.

Serves as an advocate for ensuring the divisional and local representatives, leadership, and program participants are aware of defined goals and requirements; works cooperatively and effectively with local management and participants to ensure goals are met. 

Assists in the promotion of Corps growth goals and plans as well as Army programs and services in the community.

Other Responsibilities 
May drive Salvation Army vehicle to transport Corps members to/from Corps programs; operates vehicles in 
compliance with established policies and procedures. 
Performs other duties as assigned.
Materials and Equipment
General Office Equipment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the mission of The Salvation Army.
Knowledge of Bible and its message in order to teach lessons and lead others to Christ.
Knowledge of social service program development and specifically Christian program development with goal of leading others to Christ.
Knowledge of The Salvation Army’s regulations and organizational structure.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of social service program administration.
Knowledge of the general principles associated with computer word processing and database management.
Ability to serve as an example of Salvationism and Christian stewardship and to demonstrate interest in the spiritual well-being of all personnel.
Ability to conduct all activities of the position with a view to accomplishing the Army’s fundamental purpose of proclaiming Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, which purpose must find expression in both the message proclaimed and the ministry of service performed.
Ability to visit with people in the community with goal of building relationships and trust which will lead to invitations to participate in corps programs and missions.
Ability to analyze local community needs in order to make recommendations to the Corp Officer regarding areas to target for corps growth as well as programs and ministries to be developed that match community needs.
Ability to conduct thorough research and to prepare and maintain accurate and complete reports in a timely manner.
Ability to develop means for measuring effectiveness of programs, ministries and outreach/in reach efforts.
Ability to provide informative and accurate progress reports and statistical data.
Ability to apply discretion and independent judgment with limited supervision.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of all information associated with this position.
Ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position consistent with the principles, standards, and Orders and Regulations of The Salvation Army.
Ability to conduct the affairs of this office responsibly, efficiently, and economically and to motivate the staff to do likewise.
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field,
Or Three years’ experience performing mission work or experience participating in program development for a church or corps.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses & Certifications
Valid State Driver’s License

Bon-a-fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ): 
This position requires an active, uniform-wearing Salvationist in good standing.

Physical Requirements
Constant amount of physical effort required associated with hand movement, holding, finger dexterity, reading, writing, eye-hand coordination, vision, hearing, talking, and sitting at least 90% of the work time; rare to occasional amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting up to 30 lbs., pushing, pulling, climbing, 
bending, squatting, crawling, and reaching at least 30% of the work time. 

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
Work requires travel in order to conduct community and home visits.

Additional Information: 

Application Submittal Period: 01/22/2024-02/22/2024

Statement of Purpose
This document provides descriptive information about the above Salvation Army position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and 
qualifications for this position. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. The Salvation Army reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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.

When an application is selected for review, typically, only applicants who indicate the relevant education and experience requirements, as indicated in the job description for the position, may be considered for job openings. Please FULLY complete the application, answer questions completely, honestly and to the best of your ability. Please also upload a copy of your resume (when available). Those applicants requiring accommodation to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department at the applicable location.

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Other details

  • Job Family GA-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Corps Admin
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • 484 Hawthorne Ave, Athens, GA 30606, USA