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The City Mission

Youth Program Manager

The City Mission
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 12/03/2015
Categories: Christian Teacher - Church/Ministry - Missions/Domestic
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The City Mission, a faith based, not for profit organization serving the homeless and “at risk” population in Northeastern Ohio, is seeking a Youth Program Manager to lead innovative and engaging youth programs for the children in grades K-12 who live at Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center.  The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, 2-4 years of experience leading a faith-based urban youth program, a flexible schedule that allows them to be present afterschool, some evenings, the occasional weekend event, and available when schools are closed or on break (winter, spring, summer), able to supervise staff, volunteers, and interns.


Position Overview

Oversee K-12 urban ministry at Laura’s Home, providing relevant and nurturing programming and activities, evaluating student’s change toward healthy choices and behaviors.


Essential Job Functions

  • Develop & implement relevant programming for children Kindergarten through twelfth grade, including gospel-centered lessons, bible-based character  development, and academic improvement
  • Facilitate daily afterschool programs, special clubs, special events, field trips, utilizing and supervising staff and volunteers
  • Identifying and developing solutions for deficiencies in youth academics – utilizing community resources, staff, and volunteers
  • Develop, facilitate, and supervise school-break camps (winter, spring, summer)
  • Flexible schedule required in order to be on-site for programming, and available to drive and chaperone at special events, field trips – afterschool, evenings, and weekends.  Must be available when Cleveland schools are closed.
  • Limited time off over summer and school breaks
  • Attend Laura’s Home staff meetings on a weekly basis
  • Attend Monday morning manager’s meeting
  • Supervise staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Supervise Youth Program leader including, hiring, managing, training, evaluating, etc.
  • Perform and supervise assessments of children, working closely with Mental Health Counselors and other staff
  • Continuous program evaluation and improvement
  • Collaborates with community resources for field trips, activities, social services
  • Attends outside meeting as necessary
  • Stays current with trends and needs of children in crisis
  • Advocate at school, and in other forums for children, if necessary


Professional Qualifications

  • College Degree Required
  • 2-4 years’ experience leading a faith-based urban youth program, including overseeing and leading
  • Demonstrated ability to de-escalate and manage unruly behavior
  • Self-motivated, organized and independent
  • Demonstrated creativity in program development
  • Knowledge in trauma-informed care
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Clean driving record, able to drive 15-passenger van
  • Able to pass background investigation


Spiritual Qualifications

  • Professes Jesus as Lord and Savior
  • Believes the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, & ultimate authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)
  • Patterns life after the example of Jesus and the commands and principles found in the Bible
  • Desires to serve the Lord in the ministry of rescue 



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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