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Juvenile Justice Ministry Director

Where

Indianapolis, IN

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

May 25, 2024

Classification

Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Central Indiana Area

Ministry Site

Juvenile Justice Ministry

Ministry Model

Juvenile Justice Ministry

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Position Summary

The job of the Juvenile Justice Ministry Director requires an individual who is gifted in navigating multicultural and socially diverse environments, leading a team of site directors for effective ministry objectives. Director needs to display an understanding of the juvenile justice system and a willingness to learn that system and have confidence navigating the world of probation, juvenile corrections, court systems, etc.

Essential Functions

Direct Ministry with Students

  • Implement YFC's Relational Ministry Actions (RMA) Framework below to develop authentic Christ-sharing relationships with young people.
  • Contacting: meet new students, learn names and develop relationships through weekly school involvement, as well as other places where students gather.
  • Building times: spend time in shared experiences with students to build new relationships and grow existing ones.
  • Appointments: meet with students to focus on their individual needs.
  • Small groups: meet with several students to have an interactive discussion about relevant topics & connect them to God's truth.
  • Aftercare: formalized program to establish authentic Christ-sharing relationships with young people who transition from a juvenile justice facility. 

Direct Ministry with Volunteers 

  • Recruit, train and empower a team of ministry leaders to carry out weekly ministry using the RMAs.
  • Meet weekly with at least one current or potential volunteers.

Administration

  • Plan & prepare for ministry activities, meetings, events, etc. 
  • Attend staff meetings, trip & event planning meetings, & meetings with supervisor as scheduled
  • Complete weekly & monthly ministry reports
  • Ensure that all volunteers complete & comply with annual training requirements

Community Relations

  • Develop a strong relationship with the schools, juvenile justice systems, churches, and like-minded entities. 
  • Develop relationships & provide good communication & support with parents

Position Requirements

Job Requirements & Specifications

Knowledge & Skills

  • An authentic and abiding personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Passionate about seeing lost young teens find hope in Jesus
  • A genuine hope for community transformation
  • Ability to coach, motivate, and lead teams of adults, volunteers, and student leaders
  • Spirit of collaboration with like-minded partners (individuals, churches, businesses)
  • Strong interpersonal communication & problem solving skills
  • Motivated self-starter

Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

Youth and Juvenile Justice ministry experience (preferably 3 years or more)

Google Suite & Microsoft Office

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 lifelong disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee of the movement of Youth For Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel.

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.

Benefits

Paid Time Off Program

Health & Welfare Benefits

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.