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Executive Director


Hastings/Grand Island, NE

Job Type


Posted On

January 12, 2024





Location / Chapter

Platte Valley Nebraska Area


Position Summary

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

Visionary Strategist (20%)

  • Create and Communicate Vision
  • Kingdom Perspective Decisions
  • Shape & Execute Strategy – In line with YFC USA Processes, Standards and Best Practices:
    • Develop and execute a five-year strategic plan for your chartered area.
    • Develop and execute a yearly marketing plan and execution calendar that shares the vision of the ministry.

Team Developer (20%)

  • Demonstrate Christ-like Character
  • Mentor & Coach
  • People Selection & Development
  • Board Development
    • Actively work with your local Board of Directors to steward the local mission of YFC.
    • Complete the appropriate credentialing process for this role.
    • With YFC USA recruit, select, develop and coach staff and volunteers.
    • Maintain YFC USA standards and policies for screening and training all staff and volunteers.
    • Take an active role in developing staff, volunteers, and kids toward their personal ministry growth.
    • Utilize YFC’s online training platform, regional conferences, and other resources for the Affiliate’s development plan.
    • Maintain a healthy personal balance by guarding your schedule for times of rest.
    • Take regular time for silent reflection and prayer, listening to and depending on Jesus for His guidance in this role.

Ministry Developer (20%)

  • Authentic Christ-sharing Relationships Focused
  • Create 3Story Communities
  • Plan, Implement & Evaluate Ministry Outcomes
  • Learn & Explore
    • Assess the local community and identify the YFC ministry programs most needed.
    • Execute YFC ministry models by implementing the YFC Processes, Standards and Best-Practices.
    • Assess ministry outcomes using YFC Knowledge Base, Impact and other resources.
    • Ensure ministry data is submitted accurately each month.

Resource Steward (40%)

  • Fund Development
  • Operations, including Financial
  • Asset Management – Execute all YFC Processes, Standards and Best Practices in the Knowledge Base to help you:
    • Develop and manage a July – June operating budget in partnership with your local board.
    • Implement a Donor Development program which aligns with YFC USA’s “Find, Win, Keep, Lift” philosophy. This includes engaging donors and potential donors weekly regarding the ministry and mission of YFC, oversight of See the Story & Be the Story Events and major gift development.
    • Manage staff Circle Of Influence (COI) development and activities.
    • Steward government contracts on behalf of YFC Military for the benefit of the greater movement toward more military connected kids in ACSR’s.

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.

Fundraising Responsibilities

[As the leader of a YFC Launch Chapter, you are responsible to meet fundraising goals and maintain a predetermined account balance for your chapter. This includes developing and implementing a development plan as indicated above which is consummate with the overall objectives of the annual budget(s). All fundraising activities, donor development and events must follow YFC USA’s policies and procedures.] 

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

  • Significant experience in senior leadership roles at a youth-serving organization, having demonstrated proficiency in many or all of the above areas of responsibility
  • Proven financial management and fundraising acumen
  • Experience managing diverse partnerships across nonprofit, philanthropic, education and corporate sectors
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and facility with technology
  • Presence as a leader with evident passion and commitment to serving all youth
  • Integrity, enthusiasm, and an exemplary work ethic
  • Collaborative and inclusive leadership style
  • Positive attitude with an innate ability to devise creative solutions

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 preferred.
  • Minimum of five years related experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Please contact us for more information.

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.