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Staff Associate III / Area Director I - Decatur, IL

Company: Young Life
Location: Decatur
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Decatur Area Young Life began in 2019 with ministry at Maroa-Forsyth Middle School. It has since spread to Decatur MacArthur High School.The local committee is excited to see both ministries continue with multiple staff.The ideal candidate would have a minimum of two-years' volunteer experience with Young Life or have completed a student staff or other part-time position in the mission or equivalent ministry experience and seeking to be on full-time staff. Responsibilities: Spiritual Development - "Following Jesus" includes prayer and spiritual disciplines, fellowship, growth and health, and church relationships.

  • Develop a yearly personal growth plan that fosters a vibrant spiritual life including time for solitude, retreat, reflection, prayer and a sincere commitment to understanding God's Word.
  • Seek and maintain relationships and disciplines in the context of active participation in a church community.
  • Actively participate in the spiritual life of the Young Life community.
  • Lead teams and individuals in spiritual development. Leadership Development - "Equipping leaders, committee and staff" includes key volunteer care, recruiting, team building and training, supervision and vision casting.
    • Meet with your volunteer leaders and area leadership on a regular basis.
    • Learn to recruit and train new leaders to build a leadership team that reflects the community.
    • Model excellence in contact work, club, Campaigners and camping to other leaders.
    • Assist in training leaders, team leaders and committee how to work effectively in teams and develop a yearly ministry strategy. Resource Development - "Fueling the ministry" includes events, major donor care, public relations (branding) and RCE team.
      • Raise financial support as directed and maintain good donor care practices.
      • Communicate ministry updates and progress to personal donor partners.
      • Observe and learn to network and develop strategic relationships with key adults in the community including principals, pastors, parents and potential committee members.
      • Learn to plan and execute area fundraising events under the direction of an area supervisor and committee. Direct Ministry - "Proclaiming and modeling" includes contact work, club, Campaigners and camp.
        • Actively engage in all three levels of contact work.
        • Lead a team to plan and conduct a new Young Life club and Campaigners/discipleship ministry with excellence.
        • Lead a team to implement a summer and school-season camping strategy for a ministry.
        • Serve on a summer assignment at a Young Life camp two out of every three years. Ministry Support - "Taking care of business" includes accounting, administration, communication (internal), data management and strategic plan.
          • Adhere to all Young Life policies and procedures and maintain professionalism concerning office hours, dress, conduct and time management.
          • Manage finances with stewardship, accountability and transparency using missionwide applications.
          • Maintain accurate information on kids, leaders and donors for area records.
          • Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone involved in ministry.
          • Set a yearly strategic ministry plan and initiatives to reach every kid; review them on a regular basis.
          • Perform other duties as assigned and congruent with gifts, experience and area needs. Qualifications:
            • Proven relational skills with both kids and adults.
            • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
            • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
            • Salary in line with education, experience and responsibilities.
            • Medical, dental and vision coverage (at no cost to you).
            • Paid vacation and sick leave.
            • 401(k) matching plan (up to four percent).Please submit an online application, including resume and cover letter, via the button below. Young Life is a mission devoted to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.

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