Full-Time Human Resource Director
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Human Resource Director
Youth For Christ Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB
About Youth For Christ Winnipeg
Youth For Christ Winnipeg is a team of passionate people, including staff, volunteers, and ministry partners.
We are people with a common desire to see young people reach their full potential in every area of life. We’re 4,000 donors, 95 staff, mobilizing 300 volunteers to work with more than 6,000 youth through a variety of environments.
Our passion is to combine healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for principled living and investigate Christian faith. We want to see young people reach their full redemptive potential.
YFC Winnipeg is a grassroots organization that specializes in meeting the needs of teenagers. The Winnipeg Chapter of Youth For Christ began in 1954 and over time has evolved and matured in its mandate to address the needs of the whole person, where discipleship/evangelism is the primary focus. We show concern for the social, physical, employment, health, and spiritual needs of teenagers. We accomplish this through a diversity of programs that engage today’s youth sub-cultures.
The Human Resource Manager is responsible for providing support in the various
human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and
development, performance monitoring, staff morale and employee counseling.
Recruitment – Provide leadership to creating staff and volunteer recruitment
opportunities for the organization. This would be supplemental to ministry
directors owning the primary responsibility to recruit for their own ministry needs.
Work with staff to maintain a current record of staff and volunteer opportunities,complete with current duties and responsibilities;Coordinate an ongoing recruitment strategy,including arranging for appropriate staff to represent YFC at missionfests, churches, bible colleges and other job and volunteer fairs; Post and maintain staff and volunteer positions on the YFC website as well as other
job posting services; Evaluate market or labour supply to determine best recruitment practices; Facilitate the matching of potential staff and volunteers with an appropriate ministry by conducting the initial interview of generic inquiries before re-directing to
appropriate department; Design, arrange and conduct an orientation process for staff and volunteers; Oversee a program that bridges college education with hands-on youth ministry by,Establishing partnerships with Bible Colleges to provide students with the opportunity to receive practical experience in ministry through YFC/Wpg; Matching student-interns with an appropriate YFC Ministry for supervision and leadership development; Ensuring an evaluation is conducted on each student intern that assesses both strengths and weaknesses in order to increase the likelihood of the student-intern being fruitful and fulfilled in their future ministry; Consulting with Ministry Directors to determine which student-interns should be invited to join YFC on a permanent basis.
Oversee that the proper systems and protocols are followed.
• Advise and assist management in the interpretation and implementation of HR
practices including appropriate policies and procedures; Ensure all staff have current job descriptions and employment contracts and assist supervisors in writing them as needed; Ensure compliance with legislation and labour codes. Bring any discrepancies to the attention of the Executive Director; Maintain a staff and volunteer database (date started, church affiliation, birthdays, volunteer applications, references, police checks, valid certifications including First Aid, and CR/CA every 3 yrs, etc.); Ensure employee job profiles/descriptions and employee files are kept up-to-date. Provide accounting with all needed data for payroll purposes and introduce a new staff member to payroll practices; Manage the electronic timesheet collection process (hours worked, holidays and sick days taken), for internal use but also Employment Insurance and Revenue Canada purposes; Assign and manage all security codes and keys for staff and volunteers; Oversee and manage the Standard Life Benefits program with staff. Oversee management of summer grants, Work with Ministry Directors/Senior Supervisors to ensure a professional/personal development plan is in place and reviewed annually for each staff person; Work with each ministry to ensure that excellent care, on-the-job coaching and adequate supervision is provided for all staff and volunteers; Ensure periodic assessments are held to review the work of staff and volunteers; Communicate to staff career path options within YFC and provide advice on how to move towards their long-term career aspirations. Facilitate a group of staff to oversee the planning and execution of the annual volunteer retreat.
Utilize and adapt, as needed, tools/systems/
resources that assist ministry directors/supervisors in evaluating staff and
• Modify, as needed, YFC’s tools for setting annual ministry goals, quarterly and weekly
action plans and the annual performance review; Oversee the execution of annual employment reviews in conjunction with Ministry Directors/Senior Supervisors; Ensure department heads review progress their staff made on previous quarterly
priorities and update next quarter’s priorities (in alignment with departments’ yearly
planning document); Review each work location (Camp/Satellites) etc. to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all employees at all times.
Staff Morale – Monitor and be catalyst for increasing staff morale.
• Play a key role in monitoring and increasing YFC’s organizational health by
participating in the ongoing organizational change management process; Ensure ongoing recognition of staff and volunteers through formal and informal methods and provide recognition to staff and volunteers who excel; Facilitate staff moral through designated team building events.
Employee Counselling – Serve staff by providing a listening ear and workplace
• Explain Staff Policy Manual as needed as well as any revisions made; Resolve conflict with staff member and their immediate supervisor as outlined in the Staff Policy Manual; Work with Executive Director on all terminations; Conduct exit interviews, bringing to management suggestions that might improve the working conditions of YFC, thereby increasing the likelihood that YFC will be able to retain its best people.
• Live in vital union with Jesus Christ.
• Be an active participant in a local church
• Comply with the staff policy manual including code of conduct, statement of faith, and
mission statement by signing compliance annually;
• Recruit, nurture and inform personal supporters on a regular basis (minimum bimonthly) to ensure a solid personal support base;
• Attend Monthly Staff meetings;
• Participate in Ministry Directors meetings when invited;
• Be a self-starter with a strong work ethic;
• Possess a vibrant, mission-minded faith;
• Inspire and motivate others to join the cause;
• Spiritual maturity;
• Enjoy working in a team environment;
• Strong people management skills;
• Demonstrate loyalty to the organization;
•Excellent organizational and administrative abilities;
• Possess strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Able to balance work/personal/family life;
• Embrace YFC’s core values with a strong heart for evangelism
Salary through Ministry Partner Development
The salary of this position, after being determined on a scale based on education and work-related experience, is funded through Ministry Partner Development, which is made possible in two ways: first, by donations made to Youth for Christ from family, friends, and acquaintances of a particular staff member, which enable Youth for Christ to care financially for that staff member; second, by the prayer of others. Ministry Partner Development is literally developing partnerships with others who will come alongside you, pray for you, and care for you. You’ll be amazed by the people
who will want to partner with you and stand behind you and the mission of YFC. Also, Ministry Partner Development acquaints each staff person with a real need to trust God’s provision. We have found that to begin in ministry by having to rely on the supply of our Heavenly Father, brings one face-to-face with the reality of faith. After all, faith is not a thought that surfaces in reflection or anticipation, but is that which occurs in the moment of action. To trust God for money can lead one into the habit of trusting Him for other spiritual essentials. All successful candidates will receive training through YFC’s national Ministry Partner Development resources.
How to ApplyHow to Apply By applying, applicants understand that Youth For Christ Winnipeg is a non-profit Christian organization with unique employment practices that focus on the Christian faith. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter, indicating the position and where they found the job posting to the Human Resources department. Applicants should quote HR MANAGER in the subject line. The Human Resources department can be reached by phone at 204 669 4205 or by fax at 204 661 4838. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants may be required to complete a pre-interview form. This will help give YFC an idea of who you are and how your previous work experience will contribute to your success in the position for which you applied. Upon completion of the form, Human Resources will review your application and pre-interview responses. If you are selected for an interview, you can expect a phone call or an e-mail from our Human Resources department. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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