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Executive Director

Where

Port Huron, MI

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

December 17, 2021

Classification

Exempt

Category

Executive

Location / Chapter

East Michigan Area

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Position Summary

This Executive Leadership position exists to lead and manage the YFC ministry in East Michigan. This includes casting vision, implementing strategy, managing a healthy financial position, supervising staff and volunteer leaders, establishing fruitful and sustainable ministry while maintaining YFC policies for compliance and standards of safety.

The Executive Director serves a pivotal role in the advancement of the mission of YFC. This position requires spiritual and organizational leadership skills, the ability to work with and through other people, as well as strong communication, management, and persuasion skills. S/he 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. S/he is a strategist who can lead, inspire and is responsible for the execution of the vision of Youth For Christ in her/his community. S/he is a team and ministry developer who recruits, inspires and equips staff and volunteers to reach kids in authentic Christ-sharing relationships with lost young people in their community. S/he is a resource curator who both raises and stewards the financial resources of the chapter.

Essential Functions

The Executive Director is:

  1. Responsible to the Board of Directors for the chapter's day to day operations within the Board's directives.
  2. Accountable to the National Service Center (NSC) in matters of credentialing and chartering and to the local board for the operations of the Youth for Christ (YFC) Chapter and fulfillment of its mission.
  3. Responsible to see that the four 'Roles of Leadership' (Visionary Strategist, Team Developer, Ministry Developer and Resource Steward) are executed with excellence.

It is unlikely that any one person including the Executive Director would be gifted to lead all four 'Roles of Leadership' therefore:

  • Some 'Roles of Leadership' will always be the direct responsibility of the Executive Director.
  • Other 'Roles of Leadership' may be shared to one degree or another by several of the chapter's senior staff and/or board members.
  • And some additional 'Roles of Leadership' may be delegated to specific senior staff and/or board members based on gift mix, skills and talents.
  • In smaller chapters such as ours, the Executive Director will be responsible for all areas with some delegation to gifted/talented board members or volunteers.

Visionary Strategist (15%-25%)

  • Create and Communicate Vision
  • Kingdom Perspective Decisions
  • Shape & Execute Strategy

Team Developer (15-25%)

  • Demonstrate Christ-like Character
  • Mentor & Coach
  • People Selection & Development

Ministry Developer (15-25%)

  • Authentic Christ-sharing Relationships Focused
  • Create 3Story Communities
  • Plan, Implement & Evaluate Ministry Outcomes

Resource Steward (50%-70% of time)

  • Fund Development
  • Operations, including Financial
  • Asset Management

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.

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. 

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • A heart to reach lost 11-19 year old’s with the Gospel
  • Spiritual and organizational leadership skills
  • Ability to work with and through other people
  • Communications skills
  • Ability to minister to youth in evangelism
  • Discipleship within the context of the YFC program and methodology
  • Experience in Development Ministry, Youth Ministry, and/or Fundraising is desirable

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)

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required. 
  • Experience in Development Ministry, Youth Ministry, and/or Fundraising is desirable.

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.