Full-time Stonewall Director
About Youth For Christ Winnipeg & Rural Youth Drop Ins
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.
In rural communities throughout Manitoba, YFC has Youth Centres that combine healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their friends.
With a vision to care for the whole person, these centres balance the physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions of life. The centres serve as a place for students to have fun, make friends and talk about important issues. Besides opportunities to ‘hangout’, there are small group opportunities, special events and trips.
Located in Stonewall, Manitoba (15 min northwest of Winnipeg), the drop in is situated one street off Main Street with cool things for teenagers and it is supported well by the local community. This exciting opportunity is revved up and ready to go with a team to support and back you up!
It is a place where volunteers can utilize pool tables, basketball court, outdoor skatepark, video games, or share a coke at the counter, to generate conversations and build relationships with youth. It is a place that combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their friends.
Reporting to, and supported by a local steering committee and by a veteran ministry coach with YFC Winnipeg, this person will promote the ministry throughout the community, develop the drop-in program and supervise team members.
Job Description – Stonewall Director
Stonewall Drop-In Director
➢ Stonewall Satellite Committee
➢ Appointed Winnipeg YFC Supervisor
To facilitate the evangelism and discipleship to the youth through a drop-in ministry with programs and staff that fulfil the mission of Youth for Christ.
➢ Be involved in open Drop-In nights connecting with teenagers.
➢ Be involved in discipleship of youth both in small groups and one-on-one.
➢ Plan and implement programs that help accomplish the mission.
➢ Work with the Carman Satellite Committee Board to set up, implement and maintain the budget and finances of the Drop-In
➢ Responsible for the upkeep of the Drop-In Centre
➢ Give primary leadership in recruiting new staff, as needed (needs Committee approval)
➢ Regularly update and maintain your support base
➢ Ensure your support level is at 110%
➢ Meet bi-weekly with your supervisor
➢ Personal and professional development
➢ Communicate with and educate the church community about the Drop-In ministry and needs.
➢ Network with community agencies and organizations where appropriate.
➢ Continue to build and strengthen rapport between Drop-In and the surrounding community.
➢ Oversee recruitment of volunteers
➢ Ensure volunteers receive regular and adequate supervision.
➢ Oversee the training and development of volunteer staff.
➢ Attend monthly staff meetings in Winnipeg.
➢ Attend Manitoba Drop-in meetings.
➢ Work an average of 40 hours per week.
➢ Fill in weekly ministry reports.
➢ Participate in a yearly evaluation of yourself and your staff.
➢ Have a passion for the mission of Youth for Christ – youth evangelism.
➢ Live in vital union with Jesus Christ
➢ Be an active participant in a local church.
➢ Provide Godly leadership to your staff, volunteers and teens.
➢ Pray regularly for this ministry.
Knows how to follow and support the head office policies and directives.
Able to anticipate the workload, organize the priorities, schedule people resources.
Someone who had demonstrated being a good steward and has experienced success in leadership. Has the ability to say “no”, can inspire and motivate, and can handle multiple projects.
• Team player
Desires to see people grow and mature. Has a strong work ethic. Rewards good performance with affirmation and provides new challenges that enables a person to take on additional steps toward realizing their potential.
Able to complete tasks with little supervision, committed to excellence and possesses
a strong desire to honour God with their abilities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should quote STONEWALL DIRECTOR 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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