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Community Engagement Coordinator


Kalamazoo, MI

Job Type


Posted On

March 14, 2023




Fundraising & Development

Location / Chapter

Kalamazoo Area


$38 - $40K




Position Summary

Position Summary

The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) is a unique mix of three separate roles; volunteer coordinator, communications specialist, and event coordinator. This position coordinates all YFC events, assists individuals through the YFC volunteer onboarding process, and tells the YFC story through written, image, and visual communications. This position works directly with the YFC Development Director and may be assigned special projects as needed.

Essential Functions

Event Coordination:

  • Organizes and executes “See The Story” events monthly, one “Be The Story” fundraising event annually, and appreciation events (virtual or physical) periodically.
  • Organizes 2 golf events and a Ministry Leaders Conference annually
  • Organizes and hosts regular “no-ask” donor acquisition tours according to targeted goals
  • Organizes and hosts “financial ask” events and strategies according to targeted goals
  • Organizes and hosts volunteer and donor appreciation events
  • Organizes other fundraising events according to targeted goals
  • Adheres to the STS/BTS Playbook for standards and best practices
  • In partnership with the Development Director and Ministry Staff, executes acquisition-oriented events on social media channels.
  • Manages invites and RSVP’s to all events.
  • Follows YFC Marketing Plan for promoting each event.
  • Effectively follows up with attendees of all events, entering information into Salesforce, cultivating relationships with new partners, leading them to involvement
  • Participates in tracking and reporting of data from events, mailing campaigns, etc.
  • Assembles, empowers and works with a team of volunteers to execute events.


  • Utilizes tools and platforms to prepare and send ministry updates to giving partners in the form of monthly letters, emails, newsletters, etc.
  • Collects ministry update content from staff, volunteers, and kids (i.e. quotes, stories, photos, footage) on an ongoing basis to customize monthly or quarterly communications.
  • Social Media posts on Facebook and Instagram 3x per week
  • Implements lapsed donor communication strategies and personally follows up, as advised and equipped by the Development Director.
  • Implements special communication projects, as assigned
  • Assists in writing monthly receipt letters

Volunteer Coordination:

  • Works with interested adults to walk them through the YFC Onboarding Process and serves to encourage them in their volunteer role with kids.
  • Coordinates with the Ministry Director to assign volunteers their ministry roles, volunteer training, and conference(s) attendance.
  • Assists in organizing volunteer training and conference(s).
  • Communicates with volunteers in order to encourage them in their ministry
  • Trains ministry site leaders in the area of empowering volunteers
  • Supports ministry site staff in empowering volunteers.

Spiritual Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skillset:

  • MUST enjoy building relationships—and talking on the telephone!
  • Be comfortable in a public-facing role 
  • Have the ability to inspire, assemble, and mobilize staff and volunteers
  • Possess the maturity and ability to interact with all types of people  
  • Enjoy developing relationships with people over time
  • Be detail-oriented and organized
  • Possess the ability to get things done
  • Value and appreciate the power of stories
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to follow a prescribed model while working creatively within its parameters
  • Excited about learning new things
  • Ability to organize and plan events
  • Ability to assemble and empower teams
  • Work independently and accomplish required tasks
  • Must be proficient is MS Office and database experience, Salesforce experience preferred.

Credentials Required & Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A passion and drive for fundraising, sales, customer service, or customer experience is a must
  • Event planning and management experience. Must be open to meeting new people and provide positive interaction for them
  • Must feel a calling to work with youth
  • Must have a good record in working with children and youth; cannot be on the CPS Registry or the Sex Offender Registry


YFC is a faith-based organization and all employees must agree with and sign a statement of faith as a prerequisite of employment. YFC is committed to diversity and all BIPOC individuals are encouraged to apply.

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.