Temporary Full-time Children and Youth Coordinator

at The Salvation Army Orillia Citadel (view profile)
Location 157 Coldwater Rd. W, Orillia, Canada
Date Posted February 6, 2024
Category Other
Job Type Full-time


Position Purpose summary:

To provide an outreach and discipleship ministry to children and young people from the Church and the local community, from preschool through University, with the ultimate goal of reaching them with the gospel, solidly connecting them with the church, and growing them in their relationship and service to God.

  • This is a temporary full time position based on 35 hours per week for 1 year with the possibility of extension
  • The incumbent should be a self-starter and will be responsible for managing his/her own hours.
  • Job duties will be performed in the Corps building for the majority of the time, with work being done in public spaces (ex. Schools and parks).
  • Work requires a flexible schedule which will include evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Some travel is required in all 4 seasons and is up to 24% of the time (Program vehicle as available. Ability to use personal vehicle an asset).


  1. Spiritual Leadership:
  • Contribute to the spiritual development of youth & children within the church and community by mentoring, discipling, encouraging, and modeling appropriate attitudes and behaviors.
  • Prays with and or leads children/youth and family members to faith in Jesus Christ as opportunity permits.
  • Follow up with youth and parents/guardians on spiritual decisions made, build, and strengthen relationships, and guide youth in establishing active links with the Corps and its ministries.
  • May plan and conduct creative worship services, evangelistic outreach, pastoral care opportunities, Bible studies and children’s bible lessons as applicable.
  • May attend worship services and may preach occasionally as gifting dictates.
  • Attend church related activities/events as it pertains to children and youth ministries.
  1. Children and Youth Program Leadership:
  • Provide leadership/oversight for all current child/youth ministries, including summer day camp.
  • Evaluate, develop, and implement programs/ministries relevant to the children and youth of the church and the wider community.
  • Plan, promote, facilitate, and supervise special events, including Rally Day, Vacation Bible School, any day trips or special outings, and support Divisional Youth Events.
  • Must be accountable to the Mission Board for regular updates.
  • Prepare and maintain written records/logs of activities, including activity reports and statistical information in accordance with TSA guidelines and standards.
  1. Volunteer Coordination & Leadership
  • Handle recruitment, screening, orientation and training processes for volunteer leaders, workers, and helpers. This includes holding regular leadership & team meetings.
  • Deal with volunteer complaints and incident reports.
  • Prepare, post, and maintain all volunteer schedules in accordance with operational requirements ensuring adequate coverage for all program functions.
  • Provide direction and support to program volunteers ensuring that they work together to achieve the purpose of the organization and enhance the ministries of The Salvation Army.
  • Must submit all pertinent statistics into The Salvation Army’s database (SAMIS).
  1. Community Relationship Management:
  • Liaise with our Community & Family Services to connect with youth/families, and to communicate appropriate services and programs the church offers.
  • Coordinate summer overnight camp registrations and follow-up.
  • Assist with Christmas assistance programs in November and December.
  • Develop and maintain a strong social media presence for youth programs in accordance with TSA mission, vision, and values.
  • Connect with local school personnel to explore any mission/outreach possibilities.
  1. Health and Safety
  • Maintain program storage areas (e.g., updating, safety, organizing, etc.).
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Complete and maintain training and abide by policies pertaining to health and safety.

Perform other related duties as required.

Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Completion of a formal post-secondary/college program of one academic year in Biblical Studies/Theology, Bible College/Youth Ministry education.
  • Post-secondary emphasis in Biblical studies or Youth Ministry preferred.
  • Additional education in Children/Youth work is an asset.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Children/Youth ministry leadership, and strong outreach and discipleship skills. Church-based ministry experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with social media and Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License; personal vehicle and insurance, and a current copy of a Driver’s abstract for review and verification that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.

Contact tina.howard@salvationarmy.ca for more information or to apply.