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Executive Director


Erie, PA

Job Type


Posted On

September 7, 2023





Location / Chapter

Greater Erie Youth for Christ


Position Summary


To lead the Greater Erie Youth for Christ into the future as well as recognizing the history of the impact that GEYFC has had on Northwest Pa. The Candidate (or applicant) will be expected to use their skills and abilities to work directly with the board and lead staff, and volunteers to evangelize and disciple students in area schools, neighborhoods and detention facilities.

The candidate must have a vision of the change that JESUS has in the lives of young people. The candidate is expected to provide Continuity of the present ministry sights as well as extending the ministry into other locations within Northwestern PA. The candidate will Involve more staff and volunteers into the ministry so that more young people can be reached. There are also fund-raising expectations as well as overall development of the ministry.

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. 

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 YFC USA.

  • Perform sacramental functions such as the taking of communion and leading times of corporate prayer, confession and praise.
  • Perform and lead religious ceremonies such as weddings, baptism and funerals when called upon by staff and other members of the YFC community.

Position Requirements

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

It will be necessary to have an understanding of the behavior of young people. It will also be necessary to have a willingness to learn how to develop a program which includes advancement of the board, fundraising, and individual development.

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred but consideration for individuals with life skills that demonstrate that he or she is able to meet the needs to the chapter. 
  • Minimum of five years related experience with young people required including youth group, camping, teacher/instructor etc.; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience within a church is preferred.



Compensation including benefits will vary with experience of the applicant. 



Please Email applications with cover letter to chairman of the board Joel Schreiber at

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.