Director of Teen and Volunteer Programs (Summer): Job Description

Harbor House Ministries is a Christian community development organization that serves under-resourced families in the San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland, CA.  We seek to be safe place for sharing opportunities, resources, and relationships so families in Oakland can flourish.



Essential duties and responsibilities, i.e. those which are basic, necessary, and an integral part of the job, are indicated below.

  • Develop, implement, and oversee the teen summer programs at Harbor House including the summer youth internship program and the teen day camp. This includes developing themes, preparing curriculum, and lesson planning for leadership development, enrichment, and discipleship programs.

  • Develop, nurture and maintain relationships with students and parents. Help strengthen the home-Harbor House connection and parent participation.  Maintain a contact list of all students and parents involved with teen programs.  Ensure that individual needs are being addressed.

  • Ensure that program goals, objectives, and outcomes are being measured and reported to Executive Director, staff, students, and parents.

  • Assist with the implementation of the USDA summer lunch program. Ensure that all policies and procedures are followed by other staff, interns, volunteers, and youth.  Complete all necessary training and paperwork for this program.

  • Plan and implement special events for teens including field trips and an end-of-the-summer celebration.

  • Train and supervise summer youth interns to help run the elementary day camp. Collaborate with the Director of Elementary Programs to provide feedback to youth interns on their performance and equip them with the materials they need to be successful.

  • Train, develop, and oversee all summer volunteers for Harbor House including overnight groups. Welcome overnight groups upon arrival and help orient them to Harbor House and our programs.

  • Collaborate with staff from other agencies as needed for successful partnerships.

  • Immediately report accidents or suspicions of abuse to the Executive Director.

  • Assist with other administrative duties and organization-wide events as needed.

  • Support and contribute to a safe and healthy work environment.



  • Passion for urban/youth ministries, youth development, and community transformation

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to work with children, families, and staff from a variety of backgrounds

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong project management and computer skills

Education: College degree in a human services field preferred

Experience working in an urban community development or education setting is preferred.




  • Ability to lead large group activities/discussions with teens including: Bible studies, devotions, games/sports, enrichment activities

  • Behavior management

  • Leadership development

  • Effective Communication

  • Relationship Building/People

  • Self-motivation and initiation

  • Sound Judgment

  • Integrity

  • Flexibility

  • Enjoyment from working with and being in relationship with youth



32 hours per week, 8 weeks

Jun 12, 2017-August 4, 2017 (temporary position)

Might be a possibility to start earlier if interested



To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Kacie Stratton by March 17, 2017 at  For more information, call Kacie at 510-534-0165 x203 or visit