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Youth and Children's Ministry

Community Engagement Coordinator (part-time)

Youth For Christ USA
Posted: 02/17/2022
Salary/Range: $21,750-$24,500/yr.
Englewood, CO

Position Summary
The CEC is a relationship cultivator extraordinaire. A champion for the NSC to acquire new giving partners while building awareness of YFC’s work through effectively using the processes and practices provided through YFC’s national development model. Both relationally gifted and motivated by metrics, the CEC is energized by proactive conversations that lead to seeing a potential giving partner introduced to YFC’s work, invited to give, and by seeing enhanced missional commitment towards stated benchmarks and goals. Additionally, they are motivated by seeing partners become more generous in their ongoing giving, and by seeing lapsed partners re-engage with our mission. They are involved in the entire process of bringing in new prospects and cultivating relationships that connect them to opportunities for involvement and financial giving and ultimately life-long partners of Youth For Christ.

Category: Fundraising & Development

Hours: 20/wk.

Salary: $21,750-$24,500/yr. | Exempt

How to Apply:

Essential Functions
Relationship Development (Find > Win > Keep > Lift)

• Going beyond mass communications, the CEC builds relationships through faithful, personalized touchpoints with current and potential giving partners interested in funding YFC’s mission/national service center operations.

• Graciously and respectfully invites prospects toward financial partnership and encourages NSC staff to do the same.

• Effectively follows-up with attendees of all events, and respondents of all communication, entering information into database, cultivating relationships with new partners, leading them to involvement.

• Pro-actively reaches out to potential giving partners in an effort to inspire participation with YFC’s mission.

• Leads the NSC in its relational care of all partners by reporting missional progress, and by expressing gratitude through thank you notes, personal calls, and gifts as appropriate.

• Develop a “YFC Champions” program, by inspiring giving partners to indicating their future or regular intents to give, helping YFC plan ministry sustainability and expansion into our future.

Donor Communication
• Cross-trained with Operations Manager to utilizes tools and platforms provided by YFC’s External Marketing department to prepare and send ministry updates to our NSC giving partner base in the form of monthly letters, emails, etc.

• Collects ministry update content from staff, volunteers and kids (i.e. quotes, stories, images, footage) on an ongoing basis to customize monthly communications where appropriate.

• Implements lapsed donor communication strategies and personally follow-up, as advised and equipped by the YFC USA Development model.

• Implements special communication projects, as assigned.

NSC Staff “Circle of Influence” Program
• Leads and inspires NSC staff to accomplish the same faithful activities above through the execution of a “circle of influence” program for all NSC staff.

• Coaches NSC staff to graciously and respectfully invite prospects toward financial partnership.

• Holds NSC staff accountable towards their stated goals.

• Orients new NSC staff to the Circle of Influence program.

• Transitions giving partner stewardship to other NSC staff as staff transition away from YFC.

• Hosts quarterly COI Refresher Trainings.

• Produced and distributed Circle of Influence (COI) Survey.

• Created a COI plan that includes general COI ideas/goals, a COI calendar, quarterly messaging and launch chapter considerations.

• Maintain a faithful activities resource that can be used by NSC staff and Launch Chapters.

Miscellaneous Activities/Meetings

Spiritual Responsibilities
• 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.

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.

Position Requirements
Knowledge & Skills

• Knowledge and demonstrated skills in each of Youth for Christ’s Cultural Attributes (Christ-Centered, Kingdom Inspired Diversity, Joyful Camaraderie, Relentless Trust, Enduring Humility and Courageous Faithfulness).

• Friendly and outgoing personality.

• Comfortable in a public facing role.

• Demonstrates excellence in written and oral communication.

• Skilled in giving partner recruitment and relationship cultivation.

• Ability to inspire, assemble, and mobilize NSC staff to participate enthusiastically, meeting their “circle of influence” goals.

• Possess the maturity and ability to interact with all types of people.

• Detail-oriented and committed to tracking every conversation in your database.

• A passion and drive for fundraising, sales, customer service, or customer experience is a must.

Additional Criteria Needed to be Successful:
• Clearly stated goals for CEC position based on 20 hour per week schedule.

• Specific Circle of Influence goals for each NSC staff member and/or team.

• Accountability of leaders as it relates to COI activities.

• Opportunity to connect with partners and potential partners in person, via phone and via digital methods.

• Ongoing training in YFC’s development philosophy.

Must 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)

Credentials Required & Preferred Education
• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• A passion and drive for fundraising, sales, customer service, or customer experience is a must

• Some event planning and management experience. Must be open to meeting new people and provide a positive interaction for them.

TRAINING PROVIDED: This role requires training in the See The Story/Be The Story /YFC Champions Playbook pending Best Practice. This on-demand virtual training is provided by the Leader Formation Department and will include resources to help fulfill the responsibilities of this role.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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.

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