Full-time Male Mentor Program Coordinator
About Youth For Christ Winnipeg & Work Force
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 are 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.
Work Force runs in partnership with Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship that is located in the heart of the community. All programs run out of this building at 294 Burrows Ave.
There are a number of different components to Work Force:
Summer Work Force – Youth work at odd jobs in the community with residents and businesses a few times a week. They learn such things as how to work with an employer, problem solving, how to do a good job etc. Much time is spent with the youth one-on-one when they are not working. The youth are paid minimum wage by Work Force and provide a valuable service to the community.
Infinity – Infinity is geared towards youth who are interested in learning more about God. We meet one evening a week and youth experience God in creative, interactive ways. There are large and small group activities, service opportunities and lots of fun.
Youth Group – This is a weekly fun night for youth who attended summer Work Force and their friends, ages 12-15. The teens get the opportunity to hang out in a healthy environment with volunteers who genuinely care for them. Activities include glow bowling, ice skating, and pizza night, etc.
Work Force Mentoring – Many youth attend different Work Force programs for a year and then don’t come back. Mentoring and spending one-on-one time with these youth is a great way to keep them involved in Work Force as well as develop relationships with them. By journeying with these youth through the ups and downs of their lives, we are there for them over the long haul.
Job Studio – This program is for 16 to 20 year olds. Youth learn advanced employment skills that are an asset to being hired, such as resume writing, how to look for a job, handle an interview and deal with conflict etc. At the end of three months, mentors help youth to use their new skills to find jobs.
At Work Force we believe our youth have talents and abilities that can lead to meaningful lives. We teach, challenge and dare them to dream. We also teach, challenge and dare them to dream what life would be like with the living Jesus in their lives.
Job Description – Work Force Male Mentor Program Coordinator
Purpose: to fulfill the mission of Youth for Christ by ministering to youth utilizing volunteers, the local community and our partner church.
Skills required: strong relational & organizational skills, computer skills, initiative and leadership. Experience with at-risk youth preferred.
Character Qualities: a heart for evangelism, integrity, compassion, desire to learn and a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus.
Time and Vehicle Requirements: 25- 40 hrs/week, vehicle required
• establish relationships with youth that are deep, consistent, caring for them holistically
• spend time with youth one-on-one, in small groups and interest groups i.e. sports, job search etc
• disciple youth who are seeking the Lord
• assist with other Work Force ministries
• Identify and disciple youth exhibiting leadership to assist in a ministry
• pray for youth on a regular basis and be open to opportunities to share the Lord Jesus with them
• spend time with families (parents/care givers) when it is appropriate to do so
• assist with the recruitment, training and development of volunteers for the various ministries
• be an encourager, resource, developer and problem solver with volunteers
• assist volunteers to raise money for their ministry when needed
• help build positive community contacts i.e. agencies, police, schools,
• become a familiar face with our partner church
• meet regularly with your supervisor
• complete weekly time sheet & ministry report
• keep regular contact with supporters through visits, letters etc
• create and maintain a budget for your ministry
• find funding for your program (when necessary)
• complete the National YFC Internship (training)
• pursue an active and growing relationship with the Lord Jesus
• Lead a balanced life
• Be involved in a local church community
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 at hr @ yfcwinnipeg.ca. Applicants should quote WF MENTOR 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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