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Events Manager


Columbus, OH

Job Type


Posted On

November 7, 2022




Fundraising & Development

Location / Chapter

Central Ohio Area




Position Summary

Position Goal: To advance the social and spiritual mission and vision of Central Ohio YFC by executing quality events and marketing efforts to contribute to the financial goals and engage new people to learn about Central Ohio YFC. 

Key Objectives

  • Manage all aspects of a chapter-wide donor/volunteer acquisition program and annual fund-raising event (STS/BTS).  
  • Over the Edge planning and execution.  
  • Help evaluate the expansion of OTE to Toledo and Cleveland in the next 2 years.
  • Manage all aspects of the YGGM.  Think strategically how to activate growth & new leadership/ sponsorships.
  • Execute crowd-funding and other fundraising events as needed.
  • Run point on annual Partners Events (Experience the Story) 
  • Builds and maintains relationships with event volunteers, rappelers, golfers and vendors.. 
  • Manage event metrics, income and expenses
  • Pursue continuing education in donor perfect and event management as it’s available and applicable.
  • Implement process improvement for event systems
  • Evaluate/execute/support mini-ministry events that would support volunteer recruitment and fund-raising with ministry staff and in collaboration with Marketing & Communications staff.

Specific Duties

  • See the Story Team Oversight includes helping STS teams recruit & train team members; set team goals; host monthly tours; executing & tracking follow up and data tracking of guests/feedback; keep teams on track with encouragement, focus, and corrective input.  Also includes training & materials for table captains, Implement new Share the Story platform and help coach champions to host Share the Story Events.
  • Be the Story Oversight includes managing all venue details; creation of annual video; recruit and train key speakers (emcee, live testimonies, ask person); execution of all event details.
  • OTE: Planning & Execution of details for the 2 day event.  Communicate with OTE; owns rappeler & volunteer recruitment; secure all vendors & order all supplies for the event.
  • YGGM Event Oversight includes managing all venue details; recruitment of golfers (in conjunction with JJM & committee); work with Admin to ensure all gifts/pledges transactions are properly handled.
  • Partners Events: Schedule venues with intentionality to be in multiple communities.  Secure A/V needs for Executive Director and presenters. 
  • Maintain Income & Expense records for all events to ensure good stewardship of donated funds & GIK.
  • Participates in Development Training as available thru YFC USA, Mission Increase, and other sources.

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.
  • Facilitate events in a way that honors God and strengthens the spiritual mission of Central Ohio YFC

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)

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.