YFC Canada

Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a career opportunity where you can invest your time and talents to make a lasting impact of difference in the lives of young people? We would love to hear from you and discover if there is a fit with our ministry team!
Our existing team consists of staff members ranging from 1 to 10 years of employment at YFC London. We support each other as a team of dynamic leaders who are walking with Christ, as we journey in the lives of youth. While each staff has a unique and creative ministry portfolio, we unite in mission, strategic vision and values so that we reach youth where they are at in their communities.

About London YFC

At London YFC, we see the hope and potential of every young person we meet, and we reach them through community specific programs. We believe that transformed youth have the opportunity to transform communities and we desire to engage with youth to make this world a better place.

London YFC has been around for over 60 years and has demonstrated in the past 10 years our intentional move toward community development and empowerment of all youth in neighbourhoods across London. Our financial base is funded through local corporations and community members which has created a sustainable impact of our youth and family programs beyond start up grants.

YFC London Mission & Values:

Following Jesus’ mission, we engage with youth in London by building relationships, developing potential, and exploring faith in partnership with the community and local churches.

  • Community: We want to be fully engaged in and with our neighbourhoods and to nurture healthy community interaction with staff, volunteers, families, local partners and most of all, young people.
  • God-centered: We believe that personal faith is important and that spiritual questions can and should be explored with great freedom, respect and integrity.
  • Safe Spaces: We strive to provide a safe, welcoming place where youth can come, connect, feel appreciated and have great fun.
  • Relationships Matter: We desire to journey alongside and build strength into young lives during these important adolescent years: encouraging them to discover, grow, lead and learn.

Current Opportunities

Executive Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

15% – Staff Leadership and Development 

  • Provide overall leadership to the YFC London office and be accountable for the performance of the organization.
  • Responsible for the ongoing professional development of staff members; supporting the professional wellbeing of all staff
    through the shared efforts of the board of directors and leadership team.
  • Provide leadership at regular staff meetings.
  • Perform yearly staff reviews according to the current job descriptions.
  • Oversee recruitment of new staff for leadership, administrative
    and ministry positions.

10% Board of Directors

  • Develop a comprehensive organizational strategy for team building, coaching, personal development and staff care.
  • Ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting on all organizational initiatives.
  • Advise the board of directors on planning, policies, programs, personnel, finances and facilities.
  • Act as liaison to YFC Canada and YFC International as well as other agencies and ministries, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Sit as an ex-officio member of all committees established by the board of directors.
  • Together with the board of directors, develop and implement the strategic plan.

10% – Community Relations

Ensure that a credible public image is developed and maintained for the YFC London organization. Practically, this includes:

  • Maintaining regular communication with supporters, churches and community leaders; sharing with them the impact of YFC London’s ministry programs.
  • Ensuring the development of timely and relevant printed and digital materials.
  • Engaging in regular presentations to civic leaders, pastors, parents, schools, etc.

15% – Programs

  • Provide overall vision and leadership for the programs; maintaining their relevance and effectiveness in accordance with the mission statement and purposes of the organization.
  • Responsible for the identification and implementation of new programming to meet the current needs of youth.
  • Develop annual goals and objectives for YFC London for submission to the board of directors.

30% – Fundraising & Donor Development

  • Responsible for the fundraising activities of YFC London, including the creation of a dynamic fundraising strategic plan.
  • Engage strategically in activities that expand the financial capacity of the organization, including donor meetings, public speaking engagements and events.
  • Create and maintain partners as a prayerful and financial support team.
  • Maintain and grow the current donor base and, through regular communication and personal contact, seek prayer and financial support for the organization.

10% – Administration

  • Supervise the general operations of YFC London’s office.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of adequate operational systems, procedures and controls for the organization.
  • Develop and monitor the annual budget.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to the YFC Canada policies and guidelines and all applicable government regulations.
  • Abide by and ensure YFC London’s policy and procedure manuals are kept up-to-date and followed by staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that adequate and properly maintained facilities and equipment are available for YFC London’s programs and staff.

5% – Spiritual & Personal Development

  • A faithful and contributing member of a local church.
  • Pray for and with staff, the board of directors and the ministries of YFC London.
  • Spend time in spiritual reflection and development.
  • Take a bi-annual spiritual retreat at Honeymoon Bay Retreat Centre.
  • Complete the YFC Canada credentialing process within two years of start date.
  • Attend YFC Regional and National conferences.
  • Participate in training and development courses, conferences and workshops, as approved by the board of directors.

5% – Spiritual Retreats/Conferences

  • Implement a yearly staff and board of directors off-site meeting for spiritual rejuvenation, team development and planning.
  • Spend time in spiritual reflection and development by participating in a regular rhythm of spiritual retreats.
  • Participate in the National YFC Ministry Conference, Leadership Conference, regional retreats and other YFC Canada initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Skills/Abilities/Experience

  • A passion for ministering to community youth.
  • Experience in building an organization and launching new initiatives.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven experience in fundraising and donor development.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with managing and leading a team.
  • An understanding of donor-centric communications for the purpose of donor acquisition, fundraising and donor cultivation.
  • Aligned with YFC Canada Statement of Faith and the Community Covenant.

Character Qualities

  • A growing spiritual life.
  • Integrity: truthfulness, truth-seeking, righteousness, excellence, diligence, doing the right thing.
  • Humility: thankfulness, listening, forgiving, accountability, transparency, enables obedience, teachability, selfless love.
  • Loyal and caring: respects people, thoughtfulness, gentleness, kindness, courtesy, politeness, avoids destructive behaviour like gossip.
  • Trustworthy: honesty, authenticity, discreteness.
  • Courageous: bold and inspires those around you.
  • Disciplined in all areas of life: spiritually, financially, physically.
  • Wise and spiritually discerning: with God, people, society.
  • A passion for the lost, the city and youth.
  • A servant leader: a heart after the heart of God.
  • Faith in God that He will guide and provide.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • CFRE designation.
  • Ten years of experience in a related leadership role.

 

To Apply:

Please submit a PDF of your resume and cover letter to info@nelsonandkraft.com.

We appreciate all applications but note that we will only contact the applicants invited for an interview.

Fundraising and Events Coordinator (Full-Time)

Summary of Role
Creating opportunities to gather, celebrate, and financially resource youth empowerment.

Primary Functions

  • Coordinate and oversee details of all YFC London fundraising and community events
  • Communicate and follow up with corporate event sponsors
  • Actively promote events and recruit participants
  • Coordinate event registrations
  • Oversee and coordinate event volunteer teams
  • Support development team in major donor communication and events
  • Support development team with grant and foundation acknowledgement events
  • Actively participate in donor development and engagement through advocacy efforts

Reports to

Director of Development (Executive Director in their absence)

Direct Reports

As assigned by the Director of Development (Executive Director in their absence)

Qualifications

  • Personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ
  • Desire to see Christian faith practically lived out in community
  • Effective communication and relationships building skills
  • Attention to details and meeting deadlines
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent degree/experience)
  • Minimum of 5 years fundraising event experience
  • Must be able to sign Youth for Christ Canada’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant as per the religious order requirements

 

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@yfclondon.com.

We appreciate all applications but note that we will only contact the applicants invited for an interview. We are looking for qualified individuals who can contribute to our organization through their unique gifting and skills in integrity, servanthood, partnership, advocacy and excellence.

Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time)

Summary of Role
Connecting people’s passion to purpose in community.

Primary Functions

  • Provide leadership for volunteer development: Recruitment, Training, Transitions, Termination
  • Build awareness for volunteer opportunities through church engagement, college and career groups, universities and colleges, and social media
  • Oversee volunteer inquiries, applications, safety screening, reference checks, and interviews.
  • Provide effective volunteer onboarding through: Youth Safety Training, YFC Orientation of culture, values, mission and vision, and transition to
  • Program Lead
  • Review, update, and implement Volunteer Policy Manual with HR Administration Team
  • Coordinate volunteer service acknowledgements
  • Actively participate in donor development and engagement through advocacy efforts

Reports to

Director of Programs (Executive Director in their absence)

Direct Reports

As assigned by the Director of Programs (Executive Director in their absence)

Qualifications

  • Personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ
    Desire to see Christian faith practically lived out in community
  • Effective communication and relationships building skills
  • Attention to details and meeting deadlines
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent degree/experience)
  • Minimum of 5 years volunteer coordination experience
  • Must be able to sign Youth for Christ Canada’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant as per the religious order requirements

 

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@yfclondon.com.

We appreciate all applications but note that we will only contact the applicants invited for an interview. We are looking for qualified individuals who can contribute to our organization through their unique gifting and skills in integrity, servanthood, partnership, advocacy and excellence.