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Campus Life Director

Where

Findlay, OH

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

April 20, 2024

Classification

Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Northwest Ohio Area

Ministry Model

Campus Life MS

Hours

40-45

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Position Summary

Youth For Christ of Northwest Ohio is seeking Campus Life Directors to cover Allen, Hancock, and Putnam Counties schools. The Campus Life Director is a position that requires spiritual and organizational leadership skills, the ability to work with and through other people, communication skills, a heart for reaching young people with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the ability to minister to youth in evangelism and discipleship within the context of YFC methodology. They also need to demonstrate commitment to Youth for Christ Statement of Faith, as outlined in the Personnel Policy.

Five Essentials

The Campus Life director role is built around Youth for Christ's Five Essentials. These are the core values of this ministry. Although these essentials are key to the success of every staff person and their ministry site, it is expected that all staff have an abiding daily relationship with Jesus Christ.

Widespread Prayer: We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site

Our hope is that every ministry staff would have an active prayer life that creates a dependence on God for wisdom, boldness, and a fruitful ministry site.

  • Build a team of prayer warriors
  • Send out a prayer note/email at least monthly.
  • Create an environment where prayer is understood as an essential building block to fruitful, and sustainable ministry.
  • Identify a smaller group of intercessory prayer warriors that you can text in the moment

Faithful Bible Teaching: We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives

The Word of God must be seen as the Authority for truth and a guide for ministry.

  • A discipline of reading and meditating on God's Word
  • A good understanding of the Bible and the orthodox theological truth as stated in the YFC statement of faith.
  • It is expected that all leaders would align their lives to the authority of God's Word and show a faithfulness to living out His truth daily.

Collaborative Community Strategy: We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies, and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.

  • Weekly appointments with like minded partners is expected
    • 1 community appointment per month (youth worker, pastor, community leader, teacher, coach, United Way, etc.
    • 2 donor or potential donor appointments per month (personal supporter, parent, business owner, current or potential donor, service clubs, etc.)
  • Report appointments in supervision
  • Recruit ministry leaders from a variety of churches
  • Oversee a Community Support Team (6 meetings a year)

Adults Who Empower: We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group

  • Recruit, screen, train and empower a team of ministry leaders
  • Coaching and training of ministry leader team
  • Weekly - prayer, encouragement, prep, communication, practical training
  • Quarterly - planning, visioneering
  • Yearly - training, re-agreement of 
  • Include your AWE team as you go...

Loving Relationships: We consistently pursue lost kids & engage them in life-long relationships with Jesus 

  • Relational Ministry Actions:
    • Club (large group gathering: games, lesson, discussion)
    • Contacting (meet students where they are, i.e. sports, concerts)
    • Small Groups (3-10 students gather for discovery or spiritual conversations)
    • Building Times (large group shared experiences)
    • Appointments (one-on-one intentional public meetings with students)
    • Core (student leader discipleship and evangelism training)

Essential Functions

Ministry Team Development (60%)

  • Recruit, train, and maintain volunteer ministry leader team in accordance with the processes found in the Knowledge Base
  • Create a strong connection between local churches and the ministry site
  • Provide training materials and ministry site standards for ministry leaders
  • Develop healthy 3 Story teams for each ministry site
  • Establish necessary support and guidelines to ensure healthy and growing ministry at all sites
  • Be an advocate in the community for young people
  • Report progress and ministry updates to YFC

Relational Ministry Action Development (30%)

  • Responsible for managing, facilitating and serving in the Relational Ministry Actions (RMAs)
  • Direct the 3 Story Team at their site in accomplishing the standards outlined in the RMAs found in the Knowledge Base
  • Establish and develop programming materials
  • Train and evaluate ministry site leaders in the implementation of curriculum materials

Spiritual Responsibilities

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel.

As an employee of Youth for Christ and an associate minister of the Gospel, YFC expects all employees to:

  • Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
  • Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps and events.
  • Model empathy, humility and care for all people. This includes promoting equity and inclusion in word and in the practice of faith expression. YFC employees will have an opportunity to be commissioned or licensed as a minister of the Gospel through the established Youth for Christ process, and/or ordained by an outside body recognized by Youth for Christ USA.

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • A follower of Jesus Christ
  • Involved in a & regularly attending a local church
  • Passionate about youth ministry and eager to do what it takes to advance the gospel to lost teens.
  • Embraces the vision, mission and Statement of Faith of YFC
  • Participation in YFC’s Blueprint for Leadership
  • Understands YFC’s 5 Essentials and leads through this model
  • Self-Motivator
  • Strong moral character and of good repute
  • Connect well with youth
  • Well-spoken in front of youth and adults
  • Manage a team of diverse volunteers
  • Honors and pursues diversity of gifts, cultures and ethnicities
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Good relationship building skills with adults and young people
  • Submit to an extensive background and reference check
  • Teachable, humble, and willing to learn
  • Flexible enough schedule to fulfill required responsibilities
  • Able to set work priorities and work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Able to understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Perseverance through opposition and obstacles

Cultural Attributes

Our cultural attributes are not about competency. It is an obedience to the call of Christ on our lives. YFC believes that spiritually healthy adults fosters healthy relationships with our kids. We place a heavy commitment and emphasis on developing and equipping a Christ-centered life marked by Enduring Humility, Relentless Trust, Joyful Camaraderie, Courageous Faithfulness and Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Willing to demonstrate and/or possesses the following:

  • Ability to humbly serve and honor others even in difficult situations with prayer, consistency, transparency, and resilience. (Enduring Humility)
  • Demonstrates proper reliance on God, others, and self through generous giving of time and skills, by collaboratively incorporating others’ ideas, welcoming candid input, recognizing others’ need for grace and extending forgiveness and empathy. (Relentless Trust)
  • Prioritizes others’ needs for a missional outcome, characterized by joy, with active listening and problem-solving skills, while encouraging and empowering fellow believers. (Joyful Camaraderie)
  • Trusts God with new approaches and changes, and communicates needs and limits with emotional intelligence, while seeking confidence and wisdom in Christ. (Courageous Faithfulness)
  • Seeks authentic Christ-Centered relationships with people of various backgrounds, fosters an inviting environment and empowers historically marginalized groups and indigenous populations (within the local context), through active listening, inclusion, advocacy for those who are vulnerable and respect of others’ experiences. (Kingdom Inspired Diversity)

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  Ability to get around the community and office for various tasks.
  • The employee would normally lift or move up to 10lbs. and occasionally lifts or moves up to 25lbs.
  • Ability to tolerate up and down movement with bending or stooping including reaching above and below shoulder height with arms and hands.
  • Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and dust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  •  While performing duties, the employee will be subject to indoor heating and air conditioning conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will perform extensive keystroke tasks.

 

This organization reserves the right to revise the essential position functions as the need arises.

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred by not required)
  • 2-4 years of ministry experience

Fundraising Responsibilities

All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC USA. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fund raising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

Benefits

Reduced cost collegiate level degrees (AA, BA, MA) through partnering institutions

Paid Vacation

12 Paid Holidays

10 Paid Sick Days

Health Insurance Stipend 

Housing Allowance for Ordained staff

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.