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Campus Life Director

Where

Glenwood Springs, CO

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

December 9, 2021

Classification

Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Northwestern Colorado Area

Hours

40

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Position Summary

The Campus Life Director is responsible for overseeing and developing Campus Life ministry at one or more Campus Life sites, as well as developing and engaging community support of the YFC Mission.

Essential Functions

NWC Youth for Christ’s Campus Life Director will lead and equip like-minded partners to engage in authentic, Christ-sharing relationships with students. The Campus Life Director (CLD) is responsible for leading and fulfilling the Youth for Christ (YFC) vision and mission in Glenwood Springs. This includes recruitment and leadership of volunteers in the ministry, participating in the development and maintenance of a financial support network, and ministry outreach to 11-19 year old kids in Glenwood Springs.

Guided by the Five Essentials and implementing Relational Ministry Actions, the CLD is accountable to the Executive Director and Ministry Director. These duties are a representative sample; position assignments and detailed work instructions may vary. The Five Essentials are targets of faithfulness to be practiced at each YFC ministry site so that the Spirit of God may favor the ministry with fruitfulness and sustainability.

  1. Widespread Prayer - We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.
  2. Loving Relationships - We consistently pursue lost kids & engage them in life-long relationships with Jesus.
    1. Seeker Focused
    2. Whole-person focus
    3. Disciple-making
  3. Faithful Bible Teaching - We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives.
    1. Competent preparation
    2. Relevant presentation
  4. Collaborative Community Strategy - We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.
  5. Adults Who Empower - We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group.
    1. Exemplify godly lifestyles
    2. Model cultural competence
    3. Nurture indigenous leadership

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 YFC 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

  • Communication
  • Leadership - Lead and Inspire Teams
  • Administrative & Organizational Skills
  • Ability to Navigate in both Student and Adult Worlds
  • Able to Inspire Students, Adult Volunteers, and Community Members into Desired
  • Actions, Programs, and Events
  • Desire to learn and willingness to be taught

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree or High School Diploma plus 2+ years youth ministry experience
  • All full-time staff are required to complete their Leadership Blueprint within 2 years of hire and upon completion, will be awarded a YFC/USA Ministry Credential.

Qualification

A candidate must be a self-starter with a passion for discipleship and relational evangelism, who wants to be part of an excellent growing team of youth ministry professionals. The candidate must be willing to live in or relocate to their ministry area.

Qualities

  • A Fully Committed Follower of Jesus Christ
  • Actively Growing Faith
  • Committed to a Local Church
  • Godly Character
  • In Agreement with YFC’s Statement of Faith

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.