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Campus Life High School Director (Westfork)

Where

Hampton, IA

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

April 20, 2022

Classification

Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Greater Iowa Area

Ministry Site

High School - Franklin County

Ministry Model

Campus Life HS

Hours

40

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Position Summary

The Campus Life High School Director in Hampton/Westfork is a professional 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.

Campus Life Ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools. Campus Life directors work with local teachers, counselors, administrators, youth pastors, and parents in hopes of developing positive support networks for young people.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties

  • Conduct the YFC’s Relational Ministry Actions with a team of committed volunteers.
  • Recruit, train, and empower volunteer teams that will fulfill the mission of Youth for Christ with students (typically 11-19)
  • Form partnerships with other youth-serving organizations, churches, schools, and businesses to provide opportunities for students
  • Create a Community Support Team, that helps solicit the necessary community and financial support for the ministry. This position does require a portion of personal and community fund-raising
  • Guided by the Five Essentials and implementing Relational Ministry Actions, the High School Campus Life is accountable to the Ministry Director and Executive Director. The Five Essentials are targets of faithfulness to be practiced at each YFC ministry site so that the Spirit of God may favor the ministry with fruitfulness and sustainability.
  • Widespread Prayer – We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.
  • Loving Relationships – We consistently pursue lost kids & engage them in life-long relationships with Jesus.
  • Seeker Focused
  • Whole-person focus
  • Disciple-making
  • Faithful Bible Teaching – We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives.
  • Competent preparation
  • Relevant presentation
  • Collaborative Community Strategy – We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies, and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.
  • Adults Who Empower – We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group.
  • Exemplify godly lifestyles
  • Model cultural competence
  • Nurture indigenous leadership

Fundraising Responsibilities

All YFC employees will be given the opportunity to be involved in the Stewardship functions of YFC/USA. These opportunities could include fund raising events, circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, and other opportunities as provided.

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.

Additionally, 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. As such, the following additional responsibilities of a spiritual nature will apply to this position:

  • Perform sacramental functions such as the taking of communion and leading times of corporate prayer, confession and praise.
  • Perform and lead religious ceremonies such as weddings, baptism and funerals when called upon by staff and other members of the YFC community.

About Hampton, Iowa:

Franklin County is a very friendly and welcoming community. It is a rural area with the largest community being home to 4,000 people. The local coffee shops are where we fellowship most. There are many good churches in the area in various denominations to get involved in. Franklin County residents value supporting local organizations and businesses. Community attractions include downtown specialty shops, sporting events, plays, fundraisers, the Hampton movie theater, and Franklin County Fair.

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • Must be Christian with a call to outreach ministry
  • Well-developed relational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organizational/planning skills are required
  • Proven team-building skills
  • Positive and friendly demeanor
  • Mentor to students
  • Independent, proactive, takes initiative
  • Ability to maintain and balance a budget

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)

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • The ideal candidate for this position will likely have a bachelor’s degree. The specialties that would be preferred are: Education, Social Work, Child Psychology, and Youth Ministry.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in Youth Ministry, likely in a leadership position, and working with unchurched students.

Benefits

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package Includes:

  • Flexible Work Arraignments
  • Paid Time Off Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Program

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.