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Director of Ministry Advancement

Where

Englewood, CO

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

July 11, 2022

Classification

Exempt

Category

Executive

Location / Chapter

YFC USA National Service Center

Hours

40

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Position Summary

Position Summary

Mobilizer, Multiplier, Equipper and Strategic are four words that summarize this role. The Director of Ministry Growth serves a crucial role in the advancement of the mission of YFC. This person is responsible for overseeing the execution and growth of all YFC ministry models across the movement of YFC.

You will work in close relationship with all department heads inside of the Mission Execution division to ensure that the ministry models match the needs of the field, as well as and that the field and NSC employees are equipped to support them. You will work in an especially close and collaborative manner with the Lead of Chapter Advancement who is responsible for leading and aligning all YFC chapters in a process of continual improvement towards our preeminent goal and with the Lead of Leader Formation who is responsible for developing all leaders in the YFC movement. 

This role also requires spiritual and organizational leadership skills, the ability to work with and through other people, as well as strong communication, management, and listening skills. The Director of Mission Advancement must embrace and build a team that embodies YFC’s Cultural Attributes: Christ-centered, enduring humility, relentless trust, courageous faithfulness, joyful camaraderie, and kingdom-inspired diversity.

Essential Functions

Casting vision, designing strategy, and mobilizing resources (10%)

  • This role is the face of our national ministries department and the primary advocate for our ministry models across the movement. You will cast vision, advocate, mobilize, and recruit across the NSC and the broader movement for ministry alignment and implementation. 
  • This involves extensive communication, coordination, and planning with NSC and field-based staff.

Leadership and Management of the Ministry Advancement Dept. (30%)

  • In addition to designing the strategy that is in alignment with divisional and organizational goals, you will oversee a team of highly dedicated ministry specialists who will help execute this vision. 
  • This person is responsible for leading and managing each of the ministries leads in this department to achieve expected outcomes (Campus Life, City Life, Juvenile Justice, Parent Life, DTQ, and Camp). 
  • Oversee the development and execution of a camp/trip national strategy 
  • Oversee Ministry Advancement operations including budget management, meeting facilitation, planning and action plan execution
  • Coordinate work with other departments and divisions, including providing ministry data and insight

Field Leadership and Engagement (40%)

  • You will have significant engagement with YFC staff and volunteers from across the mission to ensure that the ministry models and learning cohorts are appropriately serving the field so that we are advancing towards our preeminent goal in a holistic and interdependent manner. 
  • Lead site and chapter cohort learning group strategy
  • Support and resolve ministry issues raised by the field
  • Create, improve and deliver ministry resources
  • Be available for various speaking or training needs 
  • Lead and support chapter assessments 

Divisional Leadership (20%)

  • Cross-department and cross-division leadership is needed to ensure the mission is progressing in a culture of continual improvement in line with our core values.
  • Coordination and collaboration with other department heads to accomplish divisional and movement priorities is essential. 
  • Close working relationship with the chapter advancement department to ensure that the ministry models are effectively implemented at the chapter level. 
  • As part of the Mission Execution division, all department heads will engage appropriately in organizational problem solving, as well as, the issues that arise at their department level. This person ensures that a holistic solution-oriented approach to problems are managed in line with all YFC USA policies and practices by utilizing all NSC and movement resources as needed.

Position Requirements

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)
  • Process, Standard, and Best Practices (PSBPs)

Specific assignments for the Primary Steward will be listed in the Task List.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 fundraising events, recruiting a personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts. 

For Affiliate and Chapter Staff: YFC may attach a minimum fundraising goal to certain projects, activities, departments, or individuals.

Budget Responsibilities

A Budget Manager is responsible to align all financial resources to the YFC/USA strategic plan in accordance with the delegation and direction of the Division Head. The Budget Manager is responsible for coding, approval, and financial decision-making for the assigned division, Department, and/or Action Plan budget. When a budget is overfunded or underfunded, the Budget Manager is responsible for course-correct through the MCCR process.

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).  
  • Experienced leader and change management professional
  • Demonstrated ability to build and develop high-performing teams

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • Masters degree preferred
  • Seven+ years of pastoral or ministry experience

Physical Requirements

The ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, management, and other co-workers is crucial. Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential. Sitting for extended periods is common. Hearing and vision within normal ranges are essential for day-to-day conversations, receiving ordinary information, and preparing or inspecting documents. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Activities require the ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time, occasionally move about inside the office to access files or office equipment, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, handheld devices, copy machine, and computer printer.  

No heavy lifting is expected, though occasional exertion of up to 10 lbs. of force may be required. Good manual dexterity is required for the use of computers, mobile devices, and other production technologies.

The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting. Extended periods of sitting and extensive work at a computer and phone are normal.

Benefits

Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Paid Time Off Program
  • 10 days of paid vacation
  • 10 roll-over sick days
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid week off between Christmas and New Years
  • Health & Welfare Benefits
  • Long Term Disability
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Program & Matching Contribution starting at 3% after year one

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.