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Job Title: Bridging the Gap Specialist
Date Posted: 05/14/2015
Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Division: Eastern Pennsylvania
Department: Social Services
Category: Social Services

**Please do not use the "Apply Now" button for this posting.  Only email submissions of resumes and cover letters will be considered**

TITLE:                      Bridging the Gap Specialist


DEPARTMENT:      Social Services

REPORTS TO:        Corps Officers

SALARY GRADE:  10                 

STATUS:                 Exempt                     

SCHEDULE:            Full Time




The Director is responsible for the overall implementation and management of the BTG Program.  The Director will work with other Salvation Army staff to ensure that necessary financial and human resources are available to sustain and grow the program.  The Director will engage in a process of continuous improvement to ensure the best possible program outcomes are achieved.  The performance of the program will be measured against goals and stated outcomes.


Some regular responsibilities include teaching, developing community volunteer and financial resources, public speaking engagements to raise awareness of the program, interaction with students and their families as well as local government leaders and internal staff and volunteers.


Though exact work hours have not yet been set, it is understood that this is not a “9-5” position, but that some regularly scheduled evening hours will be required in order to conduct classes.




  • BA/BS degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in Education, Sociology, Psychology, Ministry or related field; teaching certificate is a plus; bilingual English/Spanish is desirable

  • Documented experience working with children & adolescents

  • Proven organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Valid PA driver’s license or the ability to obtain one

  • Child Protection Clearances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks:   PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.

  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.


Contact:                             Please send or e-mail your resume and a cover letter to:

                                                                   Lieutenant Sharon Tressler

The Salvation Army

17 South Pennsylvania Avenue

Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701


No phone calls please.


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