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Juvenile Justice Ministry- Site Director


Winter Haven, FL

Job Type


Posted On

April 12, 2022





Location / Chapter

Polk County Area




Position Summary

The JJM Site Director has the exciting opportunity to head up YFC ministry programs and outreach to incarcerated and post-incarcerated youth Polk County.

Ministry Health

  • Direct and guide the volunteers and staff team in your area through the 5 Essentials and National best practices
  • Develop ministry sites health and growth
  • Regularly evaluate ministry effectiveness while helping sites and leaders grow
  • Volunteer oversight for your ministry area: develop a recruiting, training and retention plan for volunteers and volunteer teams.
  • Build deep community relationships in and around current ministry sites.
  • Consistently involved in local ministry with lost teens.
  • Some administrative function involved (reporting, scheduling, etc.
  • Build strong servant minded and cooperative relationship with facility staff and administration.

Ministry Growth

- Work with the Executive Director or designee in developing vision for ministry expansion in your area

  • Recruit, train, and develop volunteers to go into juvenile justice facilities to meet, mentor, and share the Gospel with teens.
  • Learn and train others in the Three-Story model
  • Build a strategic community support team

Leadership Development

  • Participate in the YFC Leadership Blueprint process
  • Help build a culture of people development within the chapter.
  • Aid new ministry staff in their journey through the initial YFC Credentialing process.
  • Participate in the wider YFC movement for your continued personal growth.
  • Assist in oversight of any internship programs for investment in raising up young leaders.

Donor Development

  • Be involved in all team-oriented fundraising efforts.
  • Help develop local support to assist with the current and future ministry sites.
  • In coordination and discussion with the Executive Director, set an personal annual fundraising goal to help provide resources for the ministry.

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

Our cultural attributes are not about competency. It is an obedience to the call of Christ on our lives. YFC believes that spiritually healthy adults fosters healthy relationships with our kids. We place a heavy commitment and emphasis on developing and equipping a Christ-centered life marked by Enduring Humility, Relentless Trust, Joyful Camaraderie, Courageous Faithfulness and Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Willing to demonstrate/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

  • Experience working with at-risk and/or incarcerated youth.
  • Previous personal ministry experience.
  • Must submit to background screening process.
  • Experience working with others in a team.
  • Experience leading people
  • High School Diploma or GED

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.


Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Health Benefits
  • Paid Time Off Program

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.