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Assistant Program Director (Arizona)

Assistant Children's Program Lead
(Assistant Program Director)

Location: Eloy, Arizona

Hours: Full Time

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Position Description:
The Assistant to the Children's Program Lead is responsible to assist the Children's Program Lead in overseeing all areas related to the year round children's program. This includes weekly camping sessions, Kids Klub after-school program, as well as an extensive follow-up program. The Assistant to the Children's Program Lead is responsible to help oversee the planning of all themes, curriculum, games and activities related to the program, training and managing the programming staff, as well as working with the Arizona campus' programming staff.

This position is an opportunity to lead and serve the staff and children of Youth Haven – both here at the campus, and in the surrounding community.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Be a contagious and consistent Christian role-model inside and outside the ministry of Youth Haven
• As part of Youth Haven's leadership team; assist with recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training Arizona's entire program team. This currently includes 5 full time staff and up to 15-20 summer and weekend staff
• Assist in the development process of seasonal programming themes used during the children's activities both on and off site
• Assist with leading devotions and weekly meetings with the Arizona program team
• As a leader, respond lovingly and appropriately to children with behavior problems and lead other staff in dealing with them as well
• Serve as a Team Leader for a group of 6-8 children in situations where an additional staff member is needed
• Handle private and confidential issues in a responsible and professional manner
• Assist in planning and leading chapel times each day for the children. This includes being the primary speaker during chapel, sharing age appropriate messages to the children and teens
• Assist with the health needs of the children in coordination with health staff and the leadership of Youth Haven. This includes medication distribution and check in at registration. This also includes assisting with medical situations which may arise while children are on site
• Assist in developing, overseeing and running games and activities in a safe manner
• Assist with leading Youth Haven's Kids' Klub after school programs. This includes engaging with outside contacts to schedule the events held throughout the year
• Assist with the scheduling and planning of Teen ELEVATE Retreats
• Assist with the management and development of Youth Haven's ELEVATE teen leadership program in Arizona
• Assist with special event planning. (i.e. Candlelight dinners, Fall Celebration, Ladies' Day)
• As one of Youth Haven's key leaders, be an ambassador of the ministry, sharing about the programs of Youth Haven with potential staff, agency contacts, volunteers and donors. This requires becoming very familiar with Youth Haven's ministry model, history, needs and vision

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Must love Jesus and have an active, growing relationship with Him!
• Have a passion and vision to reach children for Christ, specifically disadvantaged children ages 7-12; as well as guide, manage, and support a team of staff who share that passion and vision
• Be evangelistic and missions focused, desiring to be part of a “seed-sowing" ministry, focused on teaching the Gospel message to children who may never hear of Jesus Christ elsewhere
• Have a sincere and deep commitment to Youth Haven's mission and values, understanding Youth Haven's purpose as a home missions organization
• Willing to be flexible, and to step in and help or work in any role, task or project within the ministry
• Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university required. (Camping, Youth Ministries, Missions, Education, Social Work, or other degree related to child development preferred)
• Be a high energy, creative, and motivating leader with proven experience (3+ years) leading others , preferably in a ministry environment where spiritual leadership was demonstrated
• At least 3 years previous experience working with children and teenagers, preferably in camping or a similar ministry
• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Self-motivated, creative, and confident
• Be a good problem solver
• Safety consciousness is essential
• Able to work within a team environment
• Willing to work a non-standard schedule. This is normally Wed-Sun each week during the school year, and Mon-Fri during the summer, however odd hours are often required due to the nature of Youth Haven's programs
• Certification in CPR and basic first aid (or willingness to be certified when hired)
• Proficient and comfortable using computers and technology. This includes MS Office products, social media use, and web content development (blogs, websites, etc…).
• Able to re-locate to Youth Haven's Arizona campus and live in provided housing

Youth Haven is a great place to work, with each member of our team using their gifts and skills to reach out to children in need. We offer competitive salaries and other benefits to our staff based upon experience and positional responsibilities. If you feel that serving the Lord at Youth Haven is what you'd like to do, and you possess the servant heart, skills and qualifications required for this position, please fill out our online application found on our website. You may attach a resume and cover letter during the application process.

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Assistant Director



Updated: 7/11/2018 9:52:50 AM

Job Contact:
Tina Haselius
(517) 569-3328

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Why work at Youth Haven:

16848 S Vail Road
    Eloy, AZ 81531

(517) 569-3328

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