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YFC Military Director



Job Type


Posted On

June 19, 2024





Location / Chapter

YFC USA National Service Center


62,837 - 94,255


40 hours per week


Position Summary

Position Summary

The YFC Military Director serves a pivotal role in the advancement and stability of the mission of YFC Military. This position requires spiritual and organizational leadership skills, the ability to work with and through other people, as well as strong communication, management, and persuasion skills. S/he must embrace and add to a team that embodies YFC’s Cultural Attributes: Christ-centered, enduring humility, relentless trust, courageous faithfulness, joyful camaraderie, and Kingdom inspired diversity.

S/he is a strategist who can lead, inspire and is responsible for the execution of the vision of the YFC Military Branch. S/he is a team and ministry developer who inspires and empowers staff and volunteers to reach kids in authentic Christ-sharing relationships with lost young people in their community. S/he is a resource curator who both raises and stewards significant financial resources of the Branch.

Essential Functions

Visionary Strategist (10%)

  • Create and Communicate Vision
  • Kingdom Perspective Decisions
  • Shape & Execute Strategy – In line with YFC USA Processes, Standards and Best Practices:
    • Develop and execute a three-year strategic plan for YFC Military.
    • Develop and execute a yearly marketing plan and execution calendar that shares the vision of the ministry.

Team Developer (20%)

  • Demonstrate Christ-like Character
  • Serve, Mentor & Coach
  • With YFC USA, recruit, select, develop and coach staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain YFC USA standards and policies for screening and training all staff and volunteers.
  • Take an active role in developing staff, volunteers, and kids towards their personal ministry growth.
  • Maintain a healthy personal balance by guarding your schedule for times of rest.
  • Take regular time for silent reflection and prayer, listening to and depending on Jesus for His guidance in this role.

Ministry Developer (10%)

  • Authentic Christ-sharing Relationships Focused
  • Create Missional Communities
  • Plan, Implement & Evaluate Ministry Outcomes
  • Learn & Explore
    • Assess both the chapel and community centric models and identify priorities for YFC Military growth.
    • Execute Campus Life Military by implementing the YFC Processes, Standards and Best-Practices.
    • Assess ministry outcomes using YFC Knowledge Base, Impact and other resources.
    • Ensure ministry data is submitted accurately each month.

Resource Steward (60%)

  • Fund Development (Coordinated effort with the Mission Investment Team).
    •  Develop and manage a July – June operating budget in partnership with YFC USA.
    • Implement a Donor Development program which aligns with YFC USA’s “Find, Win, Keep, Lift” philosophy. This includes engaging donors and potential donors weekly regarding the ministry and mission of YFC, oversight of See the Story & Be the Story Events and major gift development.
    • Work with the YFC USA Development team to raise funds.
    • Manage staff Circle Of Influence (COI) development and activities.
    • Implements lapsed donor communication strategies and personally follows-up, as advised and equipped by the YFC USA Development model.
  • Manage Operational needs of YFC Military, including Financial representation in the NSC budget process.
  • Prioritize attendance at NSC events in regard to budgeting and time allotment. (NSC gathering for Director and possibly leadership).
  • Asset Management – Execute all YFC Processes, Standards and Best Practices in the Knowledge Base
  • Steward government contracts on behalf of YFC Military for the benefit of the greater movement toward more military connected kids in ACSR’s.

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 a representative of Youth for Christ be recognized as living life as a follower of Jesus and leader in the movement.

As a representative of Youth For Christ, USA; YFC Military expects you 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.

Fundraising Responsibilities

As the leader of a YFC Branch, you are responsible to meet fundraising goals and maintain a predetermined account balance for your branch. This includes developing and implementing a development plan as indicated above which is consummate with the overall objectives of the annual budget(s). All fundraising activities, donor development and events must follow YFC USA’s policies and procedures.] 

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. 

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • Significant experience in senior leadership roles at a youth-serving organization, having demonstrated proficiency in many or all of the above areas of responsibility
  • Experience with military culture is helpful
  • Proven financial management and fundraising acumen
  • Experience managing diverse partnerships across nonprofit, philanthropic, education and corporate sectors
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and facility with technology
  • Presence as a leader with evident passion and commitment to serving all youth
  • Integrity, enthusiasm, and an exemplary work ethic
  • Collaborative and inclusive leadership style
  • Positive attitude with an innate ability to devise creative solutions

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 hisrically 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)

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required. 
  • Minimum of five years related experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A passion and drive for:
    • Relationship building
    • Military-connected youth and their families
    • Fundraising

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, handheld 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 is required. Several opportunities per year will exist for local travel and conferences or fundraising events out of state. (This will be decided upon with Chapter Advancement Specialist.)

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.