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Parent Life Coordinator


Tacoma, WA

Job Type


Posted On

April 19, 2022





Location / Chapter

Tacoma Area

Ministry Model

Parent Life


Position Summary

Parent Life reaches expectant and parenting teens and their children through intentional relationships with trained adults and community partnerships, empowering the teens to make good choices and encouraging them to further their education and move toward independent living and become life-long followers of Jesus Christ.

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


Position Requirements

The site leader must be knowledgeable in Youth For Christ 5 essentials, 3Story Relational Ministry, and the YFC Parent Life ministry model. The Site Leader will model 3story relationships with young people and empower the volunteer team to do the same.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Have a Christian faith with a strong desire for others to know the Lord
  • Experience in building and leading teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to represent Tacoma YFC
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently
  • Ability to anticipate needs of staff and initiate helpful solutions
  • Demonstrate qualities of a team player, ready to pitch in for all-hands-on-deck moments
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
  • Have cultural humility and the ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Agree to the YFC statement of faith
  • Abide by the YFC standards of conduct
  • Provide references who will speak to the applicant’s character, integrity and maturity

Ministry Site Management (65%)

  • Recruit, train, and empower a team of volunteers who will fulfill the mission of Youth for Christ with young parents (typically 11-19) in some of the most under-resourced neighborhoods.
  • Provide programing through volunteer teams in multiple neighborhoods (Mentoring, small groups, life skills, trips, etc.)
  • Work with family and support units through volunteer teams to provide a pathway to success
  • Work with volunteers to ensure that all National ministry standards (Processes, Standards & Best Practices) for Parent Life are achieved at each site the leader is responsible for.

Community Connections (10%)

  • Develop relationships with community influencers by forming partnerships with other youth serving organizations, churches, schools and businesses to provide opportunities and wrap-around services.
  • Utilize these relationships to leverage resources in order to meet the holistic needs of youth involved in Parent Life ministries.
  • Work with the Community Director and Church Engagement Coordinator to engage local churches and community partners in partnering with Tacoma Youth for Christ.

Ministry Training and Growth (15%)

  • Attend weekly check-in with supervisor, monthly All-Staff meetings, and other local, regional, and National training that occur on occasion.
  • Ensure that the volunteer team remains engaged with the larger organizational structure of YFC by encouraging full participation in non-site specific training and events.
  • Teach religious truth and facilitate religious observance at ministry sites.
  • Track Development date in Salesforce and ministry goal reporting in YFC Impact.

Fund Development (10%)

  • Full collaboration with the Development Team (this team includes the Development Director, Communications & Marketing Manager, as well as the Administrative & Development Coordinator) in leveraging relationships and inviting others to hear and engage the story of Tacoma YFC>

Fundraising Responsibilities:

1. Be a great storyteller—each YFC staff should be ready and willing to share the mission of YFC and stories of young people making steps towards Jesus in a clear and compelling presentation. YFC staff will be given opportunities to share their stories in different venues such as the Auction, See the Story events, and smaller gatherings.

2. Coach volunteers to raise up young people to be great storytellers—YFC staff will equip volunteers to raise up young people who can clearly articulate their journey with Jesus to both fellow peers and adults. 

3. Invite your circle of influence—YFC staff will invite friends and family to events where the mission of YFC as well as volunteer, prayer, and financial partnership opportunities are presented. 

While a specific money amount is not attached to this expectation, we work towards a common goal of asking the Father to provide the financial resources necessary to reach more 11-19 year olds across Pierce County with the life transforming hope found in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is the one who moves in peoples’ hearts to invest financially. Therefore, we will measure your activity and effort towards being a storyteller, coaching storytellers, and inviting others to this mission. 

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 a 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.

Time Commitment:

This is a full time position. This may include working some evenings and some weekend commitments. 




About Tacoma Youth For Christ:

Youth for Christ is a youth evangelism organization that equips Christian leaders to share the good news of Jesus Christ with 11-19 year olds. We are committed to relational ministry, biblical truth, and the power of prayer. In 1944 Billy Graham and Torrey Johnson held a Youth for Christ rally in Chicago. The ministry of YFC spread like wildfire across the US. As YFC was forming into an international organization, Tacoma was one of the founding chapters. The founding motto of YFC is as true to today as it was when it was coined, “Anchored to the Rock and geared to the times.” YFC has never veered from its commitment to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to lost and hurting young people.


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.