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Group Life Site Director

Where

Fresno, CA

Job Type

Part-Time

Posted On

September 7, 2022

Classification

Non-Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Fresno Madera Area

Ministry Site

Group Homes - ALL

Ministry Model

Juvenile Justice Ministry

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Position Summary

Position Summary:

Youth For Christ partners with groups home agencies throughout Fresno and Madera Counties to support, mentor, and share Jesus with high risk teens. 

The Group Life Ministry Staff works in support of the Group Life Director and is responsible to engage and oversee a set number of contracted Group Homes in Fresno with a holistic curriculum, loving relationships with volunteers, and the life changing message of Jesus. This person will visit each group home twice to connect with the kids; once in a group setting, and another time in one-on-ones. 

Through the growth and equipping of a team of volunteers in weekly one-on-one mentoring relationships, activities, and small groups this person will provide opportunities for youth to make an informed decision to become a follower of Jesus and join a local church. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct Ministry at Group Homes: (60% of time)
    • Facilitating programming and Christ-sharing relationships at a set number of local group homes weekly. 
    • Connect students with local church youth ministries to the extent possible.
    • Ensure that ministry programming, one-on-one visits, and events regularly provide kids with the opportunity to make an informed decision to become a lifelong follower of Jesus.
  • Growing, Equipping and Caring for a team of volunteers: (25%)
    • Recruiting volunteers (1-2 per home).
    • Communicating, training, and encouraging volunteers. 
    • Communicating with and connecting volunteers with YFC.
    • Covering ministry site absences. 
  • Administration: (15%)
    • Reviewing curriculum for use by team.
    • Meeting regularly with your supervisor.
    • Developing and fostering mutual partnerships including group-home managers, administrators, and churches, etc.; coordinating mentoring schedules.
    • Ministry Reporting as requested.
    • Fundraising (see below).
    • YFC engagement for All-Staff Events and Meetings. Staff Meetings are Tuesday mornings at 8:30am.

Position Requirements

General Staff Expectations:

  • Maintain a vital and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ and demonstrate that relationship through a morally upstanding lifestyle that is in keeping with biblical principles (see YFC Lifestyle Standards at yfcnow.org/staff_lifestyle_standards).
  • Demonstrate involvement in a local church through regular attendance, relationships with other members, and participation in ministry programs and events.
  • Fully embrace the Youth for Christ vision and mission, and statement of faith (see yfcnow.org/about/mission).
  • Carry out the agreed upon work schedule, communicating variations in advance.
  • Attend staff meetings and retreats unless excused by ED.
  • Fulfill ministry fundraising expectations as agreed upon (sending quarterly Support Letters, seeking in-kind donations, asking for direct ministry support, and participating in every “all-staff” ministry or fundraising event unless excused by the Executive Director, etc).
  • Help maintain a safe and clean physical work environment.

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.

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. As such, the following additional responsibilities of a spiritual nature will apply to this position: perform sacramental functions such as the taking of communion and leading times of corporate prayer, confession and praise, and perform and lead religious ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms and funerals when called upon by staff and other members of the YFC community.

 

Knowledge, Abilities and Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma plus one year removed from graduating.
  • Able to drive to group homes, reliable transportation.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use Google Suite, various online applications, Windows, Microsoft Office program suite, etc.
  • Spiritual gifts of importance to this position are: evangelism, leadership, administration, shepherding.
  • Portions of this job will require the employee to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time.

Working Relationships

  • Responsible directly to the Group Homes Ministry Coordinator(s) and/or assigned Ministry Director(s).
  • Supervises assigned interns and volunteers.
  • Works in tandem with other Group Home staff.
  • Interacts with all F/M YFC staff and volunteers.

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.