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Clear Lake Ministry Center Director

Where

Clear Lake, IA

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

May 16, 2022

Classification

Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Greater Iowa Area

Ministry Site

Campus Life - Clear Lake - Middle School

Ministry Model

Campus Life MS

Compensation

45-60k

Hours

40

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Position Summary

The Ministry Center Director is a professional position that serves in a highly visible role in connecting the wider community to the mission of Greater Iowa Youth for Christ. The Ministry Center Director is a direct ministry role, serving the middle school students of Clear Lake while also serving as a critical contributor in the areas of donor development, engagement, and awareness-building. They also need to demonstrate commitment to Youth for Christ Statement of Faith, as outlined in the Personnel Policy. 

Essential Functions

Ministry Health

  • Directly lead the Middle School Campus Life ministry site
  • Oversee part-time staff leading the High School Campus Life ministry site.
  • Direct and guide the ministry team in your area through the 5 Essentials and National Ministry best practices
  • Develop current ministry sites health and growth
  • Regularly evaluate ministry effectiveness while helping sites and site leaders grow
  • Volunteer oversight for your area; work with site directors to develop a recruiting, training and retention plan for volunteers and volunteer teams.
  • Potentially work with other area directors and oversight of volunteer intake process
  • Build deep community relationships in and around current ministry sites.
  • Provide ministry resources for trips and events while spearheading events or assist during these events
  • Consistently involved in local ministry with lost teens
  • Some administrative functions involved (reporting, scheduling, etc.)

Ministry Growth

  • Work with the Regional Director in developing vision for ministry expansion in your area
  • Assist in laying the foundation for effective ministry in that particular new ministry site
  • Assist in the hiring process of staff for each ministry site
  • Support and train new ministry staff in community development and ministry in their first year
  • Build a strategic community collaboration plan for new sites

Leadership Development

  • Build a culture of people development within the chapter
  • Aid new ministry staff in their journey through the initial YFC Credentialing process
  • Participate in the wider movement for your continued personal growth (regionally & nationally)
  • Oversight of any internship programs for investment in raising up young leaders Donor Development
  • Be involved in all team-oriented fundraising efforts
  • Win, keep and lift donors
  • Walk with the Executive Director or Regional Director in the process of pursuing significant donors
  • Develop local support to assist with current and new ministry sites
  • Assist site directors in developing local Community Support Teams when appropriate

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

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).  



Primary and Secondary Steward Responsibilities

Employees may be assigned a Primary Steward of any of the following: Volunteer(s), Donor(s), Vendor(s), Chapter(s), Processes, Standards and Best Practices (PSBPs). All Employees are assigned the role of Secondary Steward, which plays a supporting role to the Primary Steward to serve a chapter in a specific way, for a specific timeframe as determined by the Primary Steward. Secondary Stewards can be assigned to focus on specific management issues like YFC compliance, legal, risk, strategic planning, fund development coaching, staff development coaching, new ministry site development, process stewardship or a variety of other equipping roles.

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.

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

(the minimum level of education, experience and certifications acceptable for the position), (the preferred education, experience and certifications acceptable for the position)

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.