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Current Openings

Want to work in an energetic and caring environment dedicated to strengthening the community? The Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Center offers a number of career opportunities designed to bring out the best in our staff and the people they serve. We consider qualified candidates for a variety of positions and take applications year-round.

Applying is easy! Just email your resume and cover letter directly to Debbie Cooper at debbie.cooper@use.salvationarmy.org or submit the form below.

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Current Openings (Updated 9/9/2020)



Recreation Associate (PT/non-exempt)

The Recreation Associate is responsible for supervision of Kroc participants in RJ’s Place, Fun
Zone: Roller Skating, Laser Tag, Basketball; Field House: Indoor Soccer, RJ’s Spraypark, and other
sports and activities.


 1. Supervise Fun Zone, Field House, RJ’s Place and/or outdoor activities as requested.

2. Keep and maintain all public and restricted areas in a neat and clean fashion.

3. Generate legible and accurate accident and incident reports as required.

4. Maintain activities on schedule, ensuring that events and activities begin and end on time.

5. Ensure guest safety- immediately rectifying and/or reporting any potentially unsafe
conditions, reporting problem areas to the recreation coordinator.

6. Assist and direct guests in moving about the facility to avoid crowded conditions and maximize
service efficiency.

7. Attend all scheduled staff meetings.

8. Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures

9. Perform other assignments/duties as directed.

10. To be sensitive to the spiritual needs of people and offer to refer them to the Corps Officers
and/or another spiritual leader at the Kroc Center.


1. Have the ability to work and relate well with people.

2. Able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
3. Meet all health and safety regulations as defined by the Health Department as well as The
Salvation Army.

4. Have a philosophy of education and child development consistent with that of the RJKCCC and
The Salvation Army.
5. Have the ability to work with children, 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. Sensitivity to children’s individual needs.
c. Ability to use appropriate positive discipline consistently.
d. Dependability.
e. Ability to handle security and crisis situations, calmly.

6. Maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving.

7. Must be at least 16 years old.


1. current first aid and CPR


 Youth & Children's Ministry Coordinator

Youth & Children's Ministry Coordinator $12.50/hr 20 hours


The Youth and Children’s Ministry Coordinator will seek to enhance the holistic spiritual development of Ashland community children and teens by providing direction and implementation for all relevant ministry opportunities of the
Kroc Center. Specific attention will be given to evangelism & outreach, discipleship, and mission.


1. To provide discipleship opportunities for children and teens through corps programming.

2. To give leadership to a weekly “youth group” program for teens;

3. To give leadership to teen leadership development, Bible study, volunteering, and /or life skills programs including Corps Cadets, Kroc Crew, Teen Bible Study, or hybrid programs implementing these program aspects;

4. To give oversight and/or leadership to existing children’s ministry programs at the Kroc, including (but not limited to) – Sunday School, Jr. Church, Jr. Soldiers, Troops, Mission Literacy, etc.;

5. To recruit, train, organize, & give supervision to volunteers that can engage in Corps youth ministry;

6. To teach a Sunday School class, as needed;

7. To serve as the “mission integration specialist” for the Kroc Center Learning Zone, after-school program and summer day camp, including to lead and organize a weekly chapel and other electives/ corps program opportunities;

8. To participate and engage in children and teen events at the Kroc- such as Family Fun Night and Middle School

9. To develop and implement strategies that help children, teens, & families understand who The Salvation Army is as a church and provide entryways into the church fellowship;

10. To serve as director of the annual Vacation Bible School program;

11. To develop and implement other youth ministry programming as the need arises & time/budget allows – examples could include age-specific worship times, Bible bowl, Arts, small group formation, etc.

12. To attend and participate in Kroc Leadership Team meetings, as assigned by the Administrators/ Corps Officers;

13. To follow through on administrative duties of the position, including the timely submission of related statistics, adherence to the Corps Operating Budget, consistent Outlook e-mail correspondence, and maintenance of
Corps Youth Ministry program resources;

14. To coordinate and give oversight (as requested) to children and teen participation in Divisional & Territorial programming including (but not limited to) – Youth Councils, MAP, Jr. Soldier/Troops Rallies, TSA C&

15. To act as the Kroc Center liaison for community youth ministry events & programs.

16. To attend youth ministry training events conducted by the Division and/or Territory, as directed by the
Administrators/ Corps Officers;

17. To perform other reasonable tasks which may be assigned, as needed.

It is imperative to note that since the Youth and Children’s Ministry Coordinator is a non-ordained ministry position, communications made in confidence to the position holder are not considered “privileged” under the law and could be required to be shared in legal proceedings. Care should be taken to ensure this point is clear in relevant situations. The
Youth and Children’s Ministry Coordinator should consider him-/herself a mandatory reporter with regard to suspicion of child abuse of any kind, in accordance with state regulations.


Due to the influential nature of this position, as essentially a key youth local officer, the Youth and Children’s Ministry
Coordinator role requires active, engaged participation at the Ashland Kroc Corps. “Active engagement” is defined as the following:

1. The Kroc Center as the church affiliation and place of worship, with an anticipated worship attendance of Sunday
School and Sunday Morning Worship Service;

2. Transfer of soldiership to the Kroc Center (if previously enrolled), or Senior Soldier enrollment within 1 year of employment (if not previously enrolled);

3. Wearing of a Salvation Army uniform or similar approved attire (dark pants/skirt, white shirt, dark tie, etc);

4. Reasonable program support and/or leadership, outside of employment responsibilities;

5. Appropriate financial support as befits the primary place of worship and church membership

6. A lifestyle consistent with the principles of Salvation Army Soldiership.


The Youth and Children’s Ministries Coordinator will recruit, train, organize, & give supervision to staff and volunteers in the youth and children’s ministries.


 Must be at least 21 years old;
 A bachelor’s degree in youth ministry or a related field is preferred, or relevant work experience;
 Must have experience in ministry with children and/or teens;


 Must have the ability to work and relate well with children, teens, adults, and Kroc Center staff in all situations;
 Must have a working knowledge of the Kroc Center Code of Conduct & Policies;
 Must maintain a professional attitude and approach to administrative duties, independent work, problem solving, & time management;
 Must adhere to employee guidelines set forth by The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory, NEOSA Division and the Kroc Center;
 Must have (at minimum) basic computer skills, including the ability to use word processing programs, e-mail, and web searching/browsing;
 Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to be approved to drive a Salvation Army vehicle.

The Salvation Army Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, and 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.

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by and employee in this classification. It is not 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. Acceptable job performance includes the completion of the job responsibilities as well as compliance with the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of The Salvation Army.

The employed occupies a position of trust and is expected to maintain confidentiality and exhibit loyalty to The Salvation
Army and the staff of The Salvation Army in all job related matters and activities.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $12.50 per hour


  • Paid Time Off


  • Day shift
  • Weekends

Work Location:

  • One location

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

Work Remotely:

  • No



527 East Liberty Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Phone: (419) 281-8001
Food Pantry: (419) 282-4223

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Operating Hours

Facility Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-8PM
Sunday Worship: 10AM
Social Services: Monday-Friday, 9AM-3PM
Food Pantry: Monday, 11AM-2PM;
Tuesday-Friday, 10AM-2PM

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