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Vice President, Strategic Alignment



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Posted On

August 4, 2023





Location / Chapter

YFC USA National Service Center




Position Summary


The Vice President of Strategic Alignment is a leadership role within YFC’s VP Team, which is charged with the execution of YFC USA’s strategy and vision.  This role has responsibility for key aspects of organizational management, including Projects and Events. This role aligns these areas to organizational strategic goals with an emphasis on integrating technical disciplines with ministry philosophy. 


This position requires a strategic mindset with exceptional interpersonal skills and is charged with modeling and fostering YFC’s Cultural Attributes across the YFC/USA Movement.     


This role will directly manage a select portfolio of projects and advance strategic initiatives according to organization goals and objectives with an emphasis on stakeholder management and creating stakeholder value.  

Essential Functions

VP Team Leadership:

  • In partnership with the VP Team, lead the National Service Center (NSC) in the creation and oversight divisional Charters, Roadmaps, and KPIs
  • In partnership with the VP Team, foster YFC’s Cultural Attributes inside the NSC and across the YFC Movement
  • Provide Financial Leadership and oversight to both direct areas of management and the NSC as a whole 
  • Through operational leadership and voice, champion YFC’s core operating statements/documents including the Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Standards of Conduct, and Strategic Plan


  • Lead the VP Team in the chartering of projects, oversee their continued business case, and eventual delivery according to defined intent.
  • Regularly listen for feedback from all levels of the organization, incorporating feedback into Projects.
  • Incorporate change management (Prosci methodology) throughout the project portfolio  
  • Direct Project Management of a select/limited portfolio of key organizational initiatives
  • Create stakeholder value through project management


  • Lead VP Team in the chartering of Events, oversee their continued business case, and eventual delivery according to defined intent.
  • Implement a project management structure to event management
  • Create stakeholder value through event management

Divisional Leadership:

  • Direct, support and empower the following department functions:
    • Projects Department
    • Events Department

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 (11-19 years old), 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:

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. 

Budget Responsibilities:

A Budget Manager is responsible to align all financial resources to the YFC/USA strategic plan in accordance with the delegation and direction of the Division Head. The Budget Manager is responsible for coding, approval and financial decision-making for their assigned Division, Department and/or Action Plan budget. When a budget is overfunded or underfunded, the Budget Manager is responsible to course correct though the MCCR process.

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excels at listening/discerning stakeholder desired outcomes and creating structure to, in partnership, deliver those outcomes.
  • Experience working in Events and/or conference planning
  • A strong ability to interpret and communicate analytics and a proven track record of distilling data, and identifying trends
  • Excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in managing and leading teams
  • Experience working directly with the executive leadership
  • Proven ability to track, prioritize, and drive multiple concurrent projects to successful completion
  • Experience managing and operating within approved budgets


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 required, Advanced Degree preferred
  • PMP Certification (or equivalent) required within one year of hire.
  • Prosci certification (or equivalent) required within one year of hire.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, management, and other co-workers is crucial. Regular use of the communication platforms is essential. Sitting for extended periods can be common in this role. Hearing and vision within normal ranges is essential for day-to-day conversations, to receive ordinary information, and to prepare or inspect documents. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


No heavy lifting is expected, though occasional exertion of up to 10 lbs. of force may be required.


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

Travel Requirements:

Occasional Travel to YFC Training/Events/Team Meetings. 30-35 days per year.


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.