Requisition Number06045 Children's Min Dir 07/09Post Date7/9/2018TitleMinistryCityEwa BeachStateHIDescriptionPOSITION TITLE: Children’s Ministry DirectorDEPARTMENT: Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Kroc Center Hawaii)SUPERVISOR: Ministry DirectorFLSA STATUS: ExemptCLASSIFICATION: Full Time, SalaryGENERAL STATEMENT: The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church, and the ultimate goal of all programs is a spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people.MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.KROC CENTER HAWAII VISION: Kroc Center Hawaii is a community center where families, individuals and relationships thrive in the name of Jesus.RELIGIOUS SUMMARY: Although this position does not require or confer ordination, this is a “ministry position.” Only Christians with a demonstrated strong personal faith and agreement with the teaching of Holy Scripture as explained in The Salvation Army “Articles of War” and the “Handbook of Doctrine” will be considered for this position. Maintaining a lifestyle and witness consistent with the above stated documents is required for continued employment.POSITION SUMMARY: The Children’s Ministry Director has the responsibility to successfully lead all areas of the daily operations of the RJKCCC Children’s Ministry Department, coordinating Children’s Ministry and Christian Education Programs throughout the RJKCCC in an efficient and consistent manner. The Children’s Ministry Director will have a deep commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army, which will be evident in his or her professional life and the manner in which he or she represents The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the community.REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:1. Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g. theology, biblical studies, youth ministry, religious studies), or equivalent experience, and 2 years of related experience in church leadership as a children’s ministry leader.2. Ability to effectively understand, reflect and communicate the Christian principles, mission, goals, and strengths of The Salvation Army and The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.3. Must live a life of integrity and practice in their own life the spiritual principles and behavior they advocate to children.4. Must have a genuine holistic concern for children including their spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual, and physical well-being.5. Have the ability to work with children, youth, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education, including but not limited to:a. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages.b. Able to authentically connect relationally with children.c. Sensitivity to the individual needs of children.d. Ability to use appropriate positive discipline consistently.e. Dependability, including maintaining regular and punctual work attendance.f. Ability to handle security and crisis situations, calmly.g. Ability to seek mentoring relationships and use it consistently.h. Ability to supervise staff and participants of varying education and cultures.6. Ability to plan, implement and evaluate outreach programs that will be used to draw children to Jesus and consider The Salvation Army as a church home.7. Able to maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving.8. Must be able to keep work area organized, have good time management skills and be able to complete necessary reports in a timely manner.9. Has excellent oral and written communication skills, and can comfortably speak in public and in small group settings.10. Must be able to effectively study the Bible and be prepared to preach, teach and counsel from it.11. Candidate must as strong motivational and management skills.12. Ability to work independently or with other staff members.13. Is able to recruit, coordinate, and work with a team of volunteers.14. Is multi-media savvy and has good working knowledge of computer programs including Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.15. Retains a valid driver’s license, be able to drive Salvation Army vehicles (including a 15 passenger van) and pass all necessary background checks.16. Certification by and participation in The Salvation Army’s Fleet Safety Program on an annual basis.PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:1. At least 21 years old.2. Active uniform wearing Salvationist in good standing.3. Experience with planning, implementing, and leading programs at the Corps and Divisional level.4. Familiarity with traditional Salvation Army programs at the Corps and Divisional level.5. Familiarity with Hawaii and local culture.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Direct all Children’s Ministry functions under the direction of the Ministry Director, which includes but is not limited to:a. Overall leadership to Children’s Ministry weekend services year-round, including planning and implementing programming and curriculum, promoting attendance and recruiting and training volunteers and teachers.b. Overall leadership to Children’s Ministry programs, including but not limited to:i. Junior Soldiersii. Troops- Moonbeams, Sunbeam, Girl Guards, Adventure Corps Programsiii. Jr. Community Care Ministryiv. Junior Singing Company or Children’s Community Choirv. Junior Churchvi. Midweek Servicevii. After School Programsviii. Special Eventsix. Children’s Ministry Discipleship c. Develop, organize, promote, coordinate, and lead a balanced program of children’s fellowship, discipleship and spiritual development activities, including seeking grants, recruiting volunteers and working with nearby schools.d. Develop relationships with families in the community and in the Corps, encouraging participation in Corps Children’s Ministry programs and events.2. Organize the above-mentioned ministries; ensuring leaders, staff and volunteers have the necessary training, resources, authority, and confidence to have a highly effective and fruitful Children’s Ministry Department.3. Guide and teach children according to biblical standards.4. Be available to parents/guardians to discuss issues related to their child and/or Children’s Ministry.5. Be aware of, implement and ensure volunteers are trained in Protecting the Mission and Sacred Boundary training.6. Provide opportunities for coordination, encouragement, training and recognition of all Children’s Ministry volunteer.7. Coordinate efforts with existing programs for creative worship participation in the life of Salvation Army worship. (Our aim is to incorporate the creative performing arts offered at the RJKCCC Center in our worship services, thereby bridging the gap to program participants and their families, as well as inspiring corps members.)8. Clearly communicate needs for volunteers from the public to the Corps Program Facilitator via the Corps Officer and Ministry Director.9. Attend, promote and assist with Divisional and Territorial youth events as directed.10. Direct, coordinate and/or assist in fundraising activities for TSA summer camps, RJKCCC day camps and interim day camps.11. Compile all necessary statistics for programs on a monthly basis.12. Prepare and manage the annual budget of the Children’s Ministry Department.13. Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army policies and procedures.14. Assist with program/event transportation as needed.15. Lead or assist in church member and non-church member visitation.16. Participate in church retreat, church plant, and/or church vision sessions.17. Assist the Ministry Director and Corps Officers in all duties as needed.18. Keep the office area clean, presentable, and professional, including program vehicles.19. Attend various meetings at various times and locations.OTHER FUNCTIONS:1. Perform other duties as assigned.2. Direct, coordinate and/or assist in the annual Christmas Campaign, Red Kettle Campaign, and other special fundraising or program events during Christmas Season.3. Ensure mission and ministry goals are being met through these seasonal campaigns.MENTAL DEMANDS:1. Work under stressful conditions.2. Interact with others with courtesy and tact, emote the “Aloha Spirit.”3. Manage and prioritize multiple projects in an organized and efficient manner to meet tight deadlines.4. Respond to crisis situations in a calm and effective manner.5. Complete projects on schedule.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The position requires sitting; climbing and/or balancing; stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching, crouching and/or crawling; standing; walking; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; use of vision; driving a vehicle; pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying 25-50 pounds and occasionally more than 50 pounds; traveling by airplane. This employee may also be required to work weekends and evenings.COMMUNICATION DEMANDS:The position requires talking to co-workers, clients, vendors; requires written communication to and from co-workers, clients, vendor; talking on the telephone; requires responding to written or verbal requests of co-workers, clients, and vendors; requires training/giving verbal and written instructions; requires receiving verbal and written instructions; requires writing/composing written language; requires reading; requires visiting/working at other worksites; requires communication via the latest technologies.EQUIPMENT NEEDS:Equipment used includes general office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, scanners, printers, fax machines, telephone (office and cell), video projectors, sound-systems, microphones, audio-visual and lighting equipment, 10-key calculator, and automobile.DESCRIPTION OF WORK ENVIRONMENT:Most work will be indoors at the temporary Kroc Office in Kapolei, Divisional Headquarters, at the new RJKCCC, and in primary and secondary target areas of the Kroc Center located in West Oahu. Extensive travel is possible, including air travel, driving long distances, night driving, and extended travel of three days or more. NOTES:• Must have a valid driver’s license and insured transportation.• Will require a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction will be considered.The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by management.This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at will employment relationship.• Interested parties must apply online at ****Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.