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Communications Coordinator / Digital Media Intern


Sioux City, IA

Job Type


Posted On

January 31, 2023




Marketing & Communications

Location / Chapter

Siouxland Area




Position Summary

Position Summary

Work alongside YFC in developing and implementing community outreach and connections through social media and the visual arts. Gain experience and training in fundraising, marketing, and communication in a nonprofit setting.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop internet media that shares the story of YFC in the community and connects with giving partners and students.
  • Post and respond on YFC social media.
  • Work alongside ministry staff in the areas of visual arts and social media to reach youth in the digital space.
  • Perform routine website updates and share stories.

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.

YFC 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. Our leaders are expected to be 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 and fosters authentic Christ-Centered relationships with people of various backgrounds and an inviting environment and empowers historically marginalized groups and indigenous populations (within the local context), through active listening, inclusion, advocacy of those who are vulnerable and respect of others’ experiences. (Kingdom Inspired Diversity)

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • This person must be looking for organizational experience in digital media and marketing.
  • Assist in the creation of short videos for internet and social media use that shares the story of YFC.
  • Must demonstrate basic proficiencies in digital media including but not limited to applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva, social media platforms, and G suite.
  • Ability to create graphics and materials for print, web, and social media.
  • Portions of this just will require the employee to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Work in a timely manner within agreed upon deadlines.
  • Spiritual gifts suited to this position are creativity, serving, administration, evangelism, and writing.

General Staff Expectations

  • Maintain a vital and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and demonstrate that relationship through a morally upstanding lifestyle that is in keeping with biblical principles (See YFC Living the Life of a Leader).
  • Maintain good attendance with an agreed upon work schedule, communicating variations in advance.
  • Attend staff meetings and retreats as required.
  • Participate in organizational life, visiting ministry sites to capture media and helping all staff events unless excused by Community Engagement Coordinator.
  • Demonstrate involvement in a local church through regular attendance, relationships with other members, and participation in ministry programs and events.
  • Fully embrace the Youth For Christ mission and vision, and fully support the statement of faith (See Below).

Working Relationships

  • Responsible directly to Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Supervises social, web, and digital platforms
  • Interacts directly with YFC Staff and indirectly with volunteers, donors, and students

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word of God.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  5. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  6. We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful people is by the grace of God through faith and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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.

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