Greene County Service Center Director
The Service Center Director will report to the Senior Field Representative and/or Director of Development at Divisional Headquarters and will carry out duties outlined below.
Advisory Board: The Director will recruit Advisory Board members and provide opportunities for them to engage and to be more knowledgeable about The Salvation Army and the extent of the services provided. The Director will plan regular Advisory Board meetings and encourage members to assist in maintaining and/or enhancing existing programs offered in Greene County Service Center as well as assisting to raise the funds to sustain them. The Director will make sure minutes are taken and regular monthly updates are given to the advisory board to keep them informed and engaged.
Supervision: The Director will supervise the warehouse employee as well as volunteers.
Volunteers: The Director will recruit and screen volunteers for clerical work, warehouse duties, food distribution, special events and fund raising. Board Members will be invited to regularly participate as volunteers.
Finances: The Director will coordinate and have direct oversight of all fundraising and accept donations on behalf of The Salvation Army Greene County Service Center; work with and review Center budgets with the Service Unit Accountant; apply for, receive, receipt and thank funders such as United Way and EFSP funds.
Programs: The Director will coordinate and promote Salvation Army programs such as:
Back to School: Accept applications for 50 children K-12; review yearly lists so different children benefit; coordinate shopping trip with local retailer, prepare vouchers, and maintain yearly records.
Project Bundle-Up: Organize flea market fund raiser; assist organizations conducting fund raisers for Project Bundle-Up, coordinate county-wide PR; accept applications for children 3-18 and Seniors 62+; review yearly lists so different individuals benefit; Coordinate shopping trip; prepare PBU vouchers; and maintain yearly records
Food Drives: Contact organizations/individuals to conduct food drives for the Center’s Emergency Pantry, coordinate PR for this project.
Angel Tree: Accept applications for children ages 0-to 12; Provide Treasure tags with child’s information/wish to participating churches, businesses; Coordinate distribution of gifts; Coordinate list with Catholic Charities to avoid duplication; maintain yearly records.
Sheetz Family Christmas: Screen for 32 Greene County children to attend the Sheetz for the Kidz Holiday Party; review past lists so new families are selected each year; coordinate arrangements with Sheetz manager; Attend party as Salvation Army representative
Christmas Kettles: The Director will have oversight of all kettle efforts. They will conduct meetings of Kettle Committee (Advisory Board Members and volunteers); Contact kettle sites for permission; arrange kettle schedule; coordinate volunteers; set-up and pick-up kettles.
Camp Allegheny: Organize flea market fund raiser; Assist organizations conducting fund raisers for this project. Coordinate county-wide PR; coordinate camp recruitment with DHQ; accept applications; maintain record of camp forms returned. If needed, assist parent with getting child to doctor, picking up health form. Prepare camp supplies for each child; coordinate bus transportation; as well as chaperones to go on bus to camp with the children.
Produce to People: Recruit, supervise approximately 30 volunteers for monthly food distribution; maintain records of people receiving food and send statistics to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Grants: The Director will look for local grants for service unit programs and services. They will be responsible for the United Way application and reports as well as reports for other funders.
Meetings: The Director will meet regularly with the Senior Field Representative assigned by DHQ; schedule and attend all Advisory Board meetings; participate in Greene County Human Services or other service agencies meetings when they pertain to the services provided by the Center; attend meetings at DHQ when requested.
Human Services: This position is responsible for interviewing and assisting clients with Salvation Army vouchers and making decisions regarding the types of service rendered. The Director will follow assessment guidelines and determine the type of voucher assistance and amount rendered to clients who meet government-issued income guidelines for assistance. If further assistance is needed, they will reach out to the Senior Field Representative for guidance and/or suggestions. The Director will refer clients to other agencies located in Greene County if further assistance is needed. For eligible clients, the Director will prepare vouchers based upon the local budget for direct assistance. The Director may not provide more than $200.00 on an individual voucher without approval from the Senior Field Representative. Frequent repeat assistance to any one individual is to be avoided. The Director will document summary notes in the Social Service page. This will be conducted for both in person and phone interviews. The Director will be responsible for preparing the center’s statistical data. This information will be approved by Senior Field Representative and reported to the Board, Divisional Headquarters, the donors and the community. The Director is responsible for creating and updating client testimonies for marketing, community educational tools and United Way reporting.
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher educational accomplishment is preferred.
- At least five years of social service, business, or Christian ministry background
- All three PA Clearances required upon employment and thereafter upon renewal date: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Request for Criminal Record, and Fingerprint based federal criminal history.
- PA Mandated and Permissive Reporting and The Salvation Army’s KeepSAfe training required.
Current Salvation Army Employees can apply online at: http://internal-usesalvationarmy.icims.com. Prospective employees can apply online at http://careers.salvationarmy.org.