Youth Development Professional

3500 Sherrydale Ln, Decatur, GA 30032, USA Req #30769
Monday, May 13, 2024

Location: The Salvation Army Peachcrest Boys & Girl

About this opportunity:

Plans, implements, supervises members and evaluates activities provided within a specific program area, supporting the Boys & Girls Club priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character and Citizenship. May oversee special programs and/or events (i.e. Keystone, Youth of the Year and Awards Programs), and/or participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary. In absence of the Program Coordinator, may provide supervision oversight to other Youth Development Professionals to ensure continuity of program services at unit/branch locations. Builds and maintains a professional relationship with all Club members and their families in order to help advance the mission of The Salvation Army.


Key responsibilities:

  • Promotes and stimulates program participation. 
  • Assists with registration of new members and participates in their club orientation process.  
  • Provides guidance and role modeling to members.
  • Implements and administers programs, services and activities for Club members in an effective manner. 
  • May oversee special programs and services such as Youth of Year programs or Youth of the Month. 
  • Monitors and evaluates programs, services, and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the branch at all times. 
  • Prepare periodic activity reports. 
  • Assists with implementation of outreach efforts to sustain and increase program membership and program participation. 
  • May participate in special programs and/or events. 
  • May be required to drive Club vehicle. 
  • Assists in the conservation of all Salvation Army resources.   
  • Abides by and enforce all Salvation Army policies and procedures. 
  • Be willing to assist in any way asked to fulfill the mission of The Salvation Army. 
  • May provide supervision oversight to other Youth Development Professionals in the absence of Program Coordinator.   


What we are looking for in you:

  • Valid State Driver’s License.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Previous work in related field with Children and Youth preferred. 
  • Commitment to actively participate in a Professional Development Plan including Level II & Levell III Training which includes completion of 20 Credit Hours of Boys & Girls Club of America Spillett Training.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Ability to deal comfortably with stressful situations and follow emergency procedures. Ability to multi-task, ability to follow instructions and complete tasks in a safe and effective manners.   Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner.   Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language effectively. Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. 

Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Duties are usually performed by combinations of sitting, standing and walking on a frequent change basis. 


Employee Benefits

  • Vacation
  • Sick
  • Personal and Holiday Paid Time Off


Why work for us?

The Salvation Army offers a broad range of career opportunities, particularly targeted toward those motivated by our mission, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army strives to do the “Most Good” for its employees by offering a greater sense of purpose in the work performed, by training and mentoring employees and by offering competitive compensation and benefit plans.  Whether employed as a truck driver, administrative support team member or the director of a program, our employees understand at the core of their work is the opportunity to be an integral part of an organization that is Doing the Most Good.

Additional Information:

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

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Application Submittal Period:  05/03/2024-08/14/2024

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Di 

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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family GA-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Corps Admin
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • 3500 Sherrydale Ln, Decatur, GA 30032, USA