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City Life Site Director

Where

Indianapolis, IN

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

January 11, 2022

Classification

Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Central Indiana Area

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Position Summary

City Life is a youth outreach ministry serving in seven under-resourced neighborhoods in Indianapolis. Our mission is to help young people develop a way of living taught by Jesus Christ: balancing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of life. We build valued relationships that are sustained through ongoing involvement and wrap-around care for students in their neighborhoods. We support the family unit and partner with other agencies and other YFC ministries to provide youth a pathway to success.

Under the leadership of City Life, this program will also partner with a local suburban church who desires to mobilize their passion, resources, and gifts to co-labor with their neighbors in the 71st/Michigan Road neighborhood.

The Ministry Site Director is a position that requires spiritual and organizational leadership skills, the ability to work with and through other people, and strong communication 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 will seek to implement relational ministry actions to develop Authentic Christ-Sharing Relationships with young people within the context of the City Life ministry model.

Essential Functions

  • Recruit, train and empower volunteer teams that will fulfill the mission of Youth for Christ with kids ages 11-19, in one of our most under-resourced neighborhoods.
  • Provide programming (i.e. mentoring, job skills training, small groups, life skills, trips, etc.) through volunteer teams in a specified neighborhood.
  • Work with family and support units through volunteer teams to provide a pathway to success.
  • Form partnerships with other youth-serving organizations, churches, and businesses to provide opportunities and wrap-around services.
  • Integrate into the life and leadership team of the suburban church, by teaching, coaching, and providing neighborhood partnership opportunities.
  • Work closely with an originating partner and their staff at Zionsville Presbyterian Church.
  • Create a Community Support Team, that helps solicit necessary community and financial support for the ministry. This position requires a portion of personal and community fund-raising.

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

  • A Christian faith with a strong desire to share the Gospel with others.
  • Experience in building and leading teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently.
  • Basic computer and office software skills.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule.

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 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 authentic Christ-Centered relationships with people of various backgrounds, fosters an inviting environment and empowers historically marginalized groups and indigenous populations (within the local context), through active listening, inclusion, advocacy for those who are vulnerable and respect of others’ experiences. (Kingdom Inspired Diversity)

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • A bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.

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.