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Salesforce Product Owner



Job Type


Posted On

September 21, 2023




Information Technology

Location / Chapter

YFC USA National Service Center




Position Summary


As a YFC Product Owner, you will be responsible for leading the strategy, development, and implementation of our YFC Products developed on the Salesforce NPSP Platform. You will collaborate with key stakeholders, including ministry/field staff, and other Salesforce Administrators, to gather requirements, estimate projects, build solutions, and ensure the successful delivery of solutions. Your expertise in Salesforce and your understanding of ministry processes will be instrumental in driving innovation, efficiency, user satisfaction and mission goals.

Essential Functions:

This role will be well versed in the Salesforce Product suite we use: NPSP Cloud, Sales Cloud, Experience Cloud, Sales Enablement and Mobile App Publisher (soon).

Within the Salesforce NPSP platform, YFC has developed the following products that you will be responsible for alongside another Product Owner. Each Product Owner will have their own portfolio of products but will be knowledgeable of all products and how they relate to one another.


  • YFC Leader Journey System: Volunteer/Staff Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • YFC Youth Journey System: Youth Tracker and Mission Outcomes
  • YFC Chapter Progression Tool: Chapter Assessment Tool
  • YFC Knowledge Base (Experience Site): Internal Staff Portal
  • YFC Salesforce: Donor CRM and Fundraising Tool
  • YFC Service: Case Management and Ticketing Tool
  • YFC Contracts: Contract Management Tool
  • myTrailhead (Sales Enablement): Learning Management Tool

At YFC we prioritize declarative programming and administrative tools, over coded solutions. All solutions that require coding are managed by the Product Owner but outsourced to a vendor partner. This role will be well versed in how to apply all declarative programming options available within the Salesforce platform in a creative, yet effective way. This role should understand how to build flows, debug flows, and manage flows. This role should also be able to peer review and edit vendor-built flows and flows built by other team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own Product Roadmaps, aligning each Product with the YFC’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, document user stories, and define acceptance criteria for solutions.
  • Prioritize and manage the Product Backlog, ensuring that requirements and user stories are well-defined, estimated, and aligned with our overall Department Roadmap.
  • Conduct regular feedback loops, meetings, and workshops with users to understand their needs, provide updates, and gather feedback.
  • Collaborate with key vendor partner and other Salesforce Administrators to configure, customize, and enhance the Salesforce platform to meet solution requirements.
  • Perform Salesforce data hygiene analysis and provide insights to drive data quality and integrity.
  • Stay up to date with Salesforce best practices, new features, and industry trends to recommend and implement improvements.

Primary and Secondary Steward Responsibilities:

Employees may be assigned a Primary Steward of any of the following:

  • Volunteer(s)
  • Donor(s)
  • Vendor(s)
  • Chapter(s)
  • Process, Standard and Best Practices (PSBPs)

Specific assignments for the Primary Steward will be listed in the Task List.


All Employees are assigned the role of Secondary Steward, which plays a supporting role to the Primary Steward to serve a chapter in a specific way, for a specific timeframe as determined by the Primary Steward. Secondary Stewards can be assigned to focus on specific management issues like YFC compliance, legal, risk, strategic planning, fund development coaching, staff development coaching, new ministry site development, process stewardship or a variety of other equipping roles.

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.


YFC Cultural Attributes:

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.


Our leaders are expected to be 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 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).  

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.

For Affiliate and Chapter Staff: YFC may attach a minimum fundraising goal to certain projects, activities, departments, or individuals.

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proven experience as a Salesforce Product Owner or similar role.
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce platform capabilities, features, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in Agile methodologies, particularly Scrum, and experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Solid understanding of business processes and ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions.

Credentials Required & Preferred Education:

  • Salesforce Admin 201 Certification.
  • 5+ Years of Salesforce Admin Experience, preferably with the NPSP and Salesforce Experience Cloud.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, management, and other co-workers is crucial. Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential. Sitting for extended periods is common. Hearing and vision within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information, and to prepare or inspect documents.


Activities require the ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time, occasionally move about inside the office to access files or office equipment, operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, hand held devices, copy machine, and computer printer. 


No heavy lifting is expected, though occasional exertion of up to 10 lbs. of force may be required. Good manual dexterity required for the use of computers, mobile devices, and other productivity technologies.


The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting. Extended periods of sitting and extensive work at a computer and phone are normal.

Travel Requirements:

  • Some Travel Required


Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Vacation time
  • Sick time
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Paid week off between Christmas and New Years

Health & Welfare Benefits (Voluntary Enrollment):

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Supplemental Accident

Health & Welfare Benefits (Company Sponsored):

  • $600 Health Savings Account (HSA) YFC contribution* (Must be enrolled in an eligible plan and amounts are prorated based on hire date)
  • 403b up to a 3% match
  • Access to One America EAP Services
  • Company paid Short Term Disability, Long-Term Disability and Life/AD&D

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.