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The Salvation Army After School Program Leader in Colorado Springs, Colorado


Corps/Department: Colorado Springs

Reports to: On-Site Program Director

FLSA Status: Hourly/Part time (25 hrs/wk) non-exempt

This is a part time (25 hours per week), non-exempt, regular, position that pays $12.32 per hour with vacation and sick time.

Scope of Position/Essential Functions:

The After-School Program Leader assists the On-Site Program Director in operating of the Corps after school and summer program. This includes maintaining the Divisional standards, as well as having direct, daily involvement with the students. The Program Leader also may be assigned several different responsibilities by the On-Site Program Director depending on the needs of the program and their skill set. Some of those may include assessing inventory needs, administering proper record keeping, securing parental permissions, outcome documentation, facilitating program components, and sustaining specific health and safety standards. The Program Leader is intended to be the ‘right-hand person’ of the On-Site Program Director. Demonstrate a passion for working with children in a learning environment. Ability to share the love of God with each child.


  • Collaborate as a team player

  • Assist with the after-school and summer programming where needed; assisting with supervision, guidance, and caring for children in an educational, enrichment and recreational setting.

  • This position will often provide leadership support to Corps ministry components that are integrated into the after-school and summer program.

  • Child care licensure compliance

  • Provide encouraging instruction to students during group activities.

  • Assist the Director or Group Leader in the planning, teaching of lessons, homework support, and activities.

  • Assist with food preparation, serving, and clean up.

  • Developing partnerships with parents and responsive relationships with children.

  • Assist in maintaining discipline and encouraging all children to follow rules.

  • Assist in general set up and cleanup of program area and with the opening/closing of the facility.

  • Supervising rotations and sign-in and sign-out

  • Leading activities

  • Overseeing the supervision of all children and ensure Program Leaders are supervising children as required

  • Making sure each child is accounted for always

  • Maintaining a safe environment

  • Share the love of God to each child

  • Reporting all issues (no matter how small) to Director

  • Attending mandatory Staff Trainings

  • Fill in as the Program Director when Director is off site, absent, or on vacation

  • All other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Able to establish and cultivate healthy relationships with children and parents

  • Preferred history of providing professional, effective programming with children and families

  • Desire to serve others by building on their strengths

  • Teachable spirit.

  • Competent in working independently within clear parameters in a team environment

  • Self-motivated, energetic, outcome-oriented individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to take initiative and work creatively

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

  • Communicates clearly, verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Ability to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse audience

  • Ability to handle several projects and prioritize work

  • Commitment to social inclusion

  • Attention to detail and ability to maintain records

  • Ability to follow protocol and adhere to program and external procedures

Education and Work Experience:

Local Program Leaders must be at least 21 years of age and demonstrate an ability to work with children. Program Leaders must have at least three months full-time or equivalent part-time verifiable experience with school-age children. Within 30 days of hiring, you must submit fingerprints, and certifications in First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration, and Universal Precautions from a nationally recognized provider.

Software-related skills: Microsoft Word and Excel, and email required. Working knowledge of integrated database applications and ability to use new software programs with basic training.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on intermittent or continuous basis. Ability to grasp, push, pull, and reach overhead. Ability to operate telephone. Ability to lift to 25 pounds, Ability to access and produce information from a computer, Ability to understand written information. Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests if the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)