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Vice President, Mission Investment

Where

Remote

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

August 22, 2022

Classification

Exempt

Category

Fundraising & Development

Location / Chapter

YFC USA National Service Center

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Position Summary

The Vice President of Mission Investment is responsible for leading the Mission Investment Division (Development and Marketing functions) of YFC USA and will ensure the achievement of YFC USA’s ongoing revenue goals, campaign strategies, and supportive marketing operations. The position will lead as a member of the Executive Team reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer.  

The successful candidate will be a visionary, strategic, digitally native, and relational leader who is an experienced non-profit fundraiser and marketing executive, and who is capable of scaling year-over-year revenue goals to support YFC USA’s strategic objectives. The successful candidate will be motivated by a collaborative approach to a Kingdom-minded mission as they serve a critical role in scaling the mission of Youth for Christ. The Vice President of Mission Investment must be deeply motivated by YFC's mission to reach young people for Christ. 

Essential Functions

  • Leads and empowers Mission Investment Division towards significant and sustainable growth through effectively casting vision and implementing strategic initiatives.  
  • Develop and maintain a cohesive donor journey funnel with clear segmentation, conversion metrics, attrition definition, and delineation of personnel and vendor responsibilities. 
  • Ensure each segment of the donor journey funnel is adequately resourced to ensure donor retention or lift to the next stage. 
  • Effectively engage YFC partners through annual giving, major giving, legacy giving, and campaign strategies.  
  • Works in partnership with Office of the President and the YFC Foundation, to reach ongoing revenue goals that include 20% revenue growth in FY22/23.  
  • Responsible for annual planning process and revenue forecasting in partnership with YFC USA’s finance team. 
  • Responsible for setting development and marketing priorities and demonstrating focus and restraint to ensure that highest priorities are achieved. 
  • Responsible for identifying and maintaining required vendor relationships.  
  • Collaborate with the Executive Team to develop and communicate the vision, mission, and strategic goals to YFC’s giving partners.  
  • Collaborate with the Information Management Department in developing technology solutions and integrations that create efficiencies and increase data reliability. 
  • Maintains written operating procedures for the Development Office, maintaining a continuity of healthy operations.

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.  

Additionally, 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.  

Fundraising Responsibilities

Always through the leading and empowerment of the Holy Spirit, this position is directly responsible for growing and sustaining YFC USA’s revenue base and meeting our ongoing revenue goals.  

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • A proven track record in fundraising results, with experience annually managing a $10m+ giving portfolio with at least 100 or more donors under management.  
  • A proven track record of leading portfolio growth. 
  • A proven track record of leading teams by way of a customer journey or disciplined sales funnel.  
  • Skilled in marketing/development data policy and coordination with technology teams. 
  • Expertise in Kingdom fundraising philosophies and principles. 
  • Exceptional written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience recruiting and developing best-in-class professional talent. 
  • Experience leading remote teams. 
  • Experience in CRM software. Salesforce preferred.  
  • Ability to make decisions and exercise good judgment in a changing environment with ability to anticipate future needs. 
  • Ministerial – able to minister to giving partner’s personal needs and to help disciple their walk with Christ, especially as it relates to generosity in God’s Kingdom. 
  • 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).  
  • 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) 

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Advanced degree preferred 
  • Certifications in Kingdom-oriented fund development preferred 
  • 10+ years experience in fund development, sales management, or donor relations, ideally in an in-house leadership role within a complex nonprofit entity. 

Travel Requirements

  • 60-80 travel days per year anticipated, primarily to meet with major giving partners across the nation, but also to participate in key YFC events.

Benefits

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

Competitive Salary Package

Paid Time Off Program

  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 11 paid holidays Paid week off between Christmas and New Years
  • Sabbatical Policy

Health & Welfare Benefits

403(b) Retirement Savings Program & Matching Contribution starting at 3% after year one

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.