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Ministry Director

Where

Denver, CO

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

December 17, 2021

Classification

Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Denver Area

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Position Summary

The Director of Campus Life Ministries is responsible for strategically starting and building new Campus Life ministries in the Denver Area with the goal of reaching un-churched, unreached students in every possible High School and Middle School.

The Ministry Director reports to the Executive Director and serves as a key part of the leadership team. S/he is primarily responsible for, but not limited to, overseeing all ministry models for the chapter. This includes oversight of ministry sites, shepherding through the supervision of the ministry staff and their growth and development, resourcing the staff as they implement effective ministry, development of future ministry sites, community collaboration and fund development.

Essential Functions

Goal: Ministry Leaders - The Director will recruit and involve qualified staff in order to build a massive team of (volunteer) ministry leaders (adult and student), seeking high levels of community and church involvement and funding for maximum evangelistic impact.

Performance Standards:

  • Recruit, screen and train qualified (volunteer) ministry leaders (adult and student) to foster authentic Christ-sharing relationships with unchurched, non-Christian students, ages 11 to 19, so that there is at least 1 ministry leader for every 5 involved students.
  • Ensure the highest level of compliance and accountability with YFC/USA volunteer standards and procedures.

Goal: Funding - The Director will be responsible for fully funding the Campus Life ministries department, ensuring monthly cash flow to cover all ministry expenses as well as growing revenue to start new ministry sites. (See Financial Addendum)

Performance Standards:

  • Create ministry sustainability by achieving 80% local funding for each ministry site.
  • At least 20% of weekly ministry focused on fundraising with individuals, churches and community groups.
  • Create and run effective Campus Life community fundraising events throughout the year.
  • Involve ministry leaders as financial partners and Champions of Campus Life ministry.
  • Ensure accurate accounting and management of financial partners, employing high levels of creative, personal donor communication and care.

Goal: Youth Evangelism - The Director will facilitate evangelistic opportunities throughout the year as well as create and manage strategic evangelistic ministry events in order to see as many students as possible have the opportunity to make an informed decision as to faith in Jesus Christ.

Performance Standards:

  • Train and exhort ministry leaders and staff to constantly deepen their authentic Christ-sharing relationships and to seek opportunity to 'Ask the question' with their students.
  • Develop partnerships with local churches in order to facilitate integration of newly saved students into a church community.
  • Ensure that all events meet the goal of presenting the gospel to unchurched, unsaved youth.
  • Ensure that all events are fully funded, adhering to DAYFC budgeting standards and that all event funds are properly accounted for.

Goal: Team - The Director will be the example of the highest level of team interdependence and accountability. (See Employee Handbook)

Performance Standards:

  • Lead in spiritual growth, attitude, accountability and team relationships in order to foster the greatest possible team unity, both within Campus Life and throughout DAYFC.
  • Ensure excellence in administrative details i.e. agreements, contracts, accounting, donor care, Impact reporting, ministry leaders, financial partners etc.
  • Foster healing and forgiveness through Biblical handling of conflict.
  • Maintain the highest level of trust and integrity in all aspects of leadership, staff relationships, ministry and community involvement.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supervision - Reports to the Chief Ministry Officer. Brings expertise, and creativity to the overall ministry strategy of Denver Area Youth For Christ.
  • Marketing & PR - Intentionally and specifically seeks out and maximizes opportunities to make the public aware of the ministry of DAYFC through social media, public speaking opportunities, community organizations and general media.
  • Leadership Team - serves on the Executive team with other Directors
  • DAYFC General - Leads and/or participates in DAYFC events, ministries and activities as assigned

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.

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

The Director will have a vibrant, growing relationship with Jesus Christ as well as a proven track record of at least five years of successful Campus Life ministry experience. The Director must be able to supervise multiple staff and ministry leaders, work well with parents and community/church leaders and have expert knowledge of all facets of Campus Life ministry. The Director must also be able to raise significant funds both through personal support as well as community support.

  • A vibrant, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Involved in & supporting a local church by serving, being engaged in the community and regularly attending
  • Sets a godly example for staff, volunteers and students in one’s personal life
  • Demonstrates a humble and teachable spirit
  • Commitment to meet regularly with a group or specific person for accountability
  • Passionate about the mission and vision of Youth for Christ
  • Willingness to submit and minister within the guidelines of YFC
  • Submit to an extensive background and reference check
  • 5 or more years of successful Campus Life Ministry or similar ministry experience
  • Participate fully in the life of the staff, board and volunteers
  • Can effectively build and lead teams of people
  • Able to shepherd individual leaders
  • Skilled in problem solving
  • Be able to raise significant funds both through personal support as well as community support.

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

(the minimum level of education, experience and certifications acceptable for the position), (the preferred education, experience and certifications acceptable for the position)

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.

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.