Executive Director – Youth Unlimited | YFC Quinte

at Youth for Christ Canada (view profile)
Location Quinte Region, Canada
Date Posted July 8, 2024
Category Other
Job Type Full-time


Quinte Youth Unlimited | YFC is looking for an Executive Director who is an experienced and transformational leader with a servant’s heart and a passion for ministering to youth.
The Executive Director provides overall visionary and strategic leadership to the ongoing development of new and existing ministry programs. The Executive Director oversees the recruitment and development of staff for leadership, administrative, and ministry roles. The Executive Director is a faithful steward of resources and ensures Quinte Youth Unlimited's positive fiscal performance through responsible budgeting and management of fundraising activities. The Executive Director is responsible for all activities outlined in Quinte Youth Unlimited's bylaws and is accountable to the Board of Directors for the management and direction of the activities and affairs of Quinte Youth Unlimited, including the overall spiritual well-being of the organization.
If you are a dynamic leader who wants to grow and develop the ministry programs of Quinte Youth Unlimited, we would love to hear from you!
  • You can make an impact on the youth of Quinte through YFC.
  • You will be surrounded and supported by an experienced and committed staff.
  • You will help shape and develop emerging leaders.
  • A solid national organization structure will support you.
  • You will be provided with significant learning and growth opportunities.
  • You will join one of the most committed and capable teams of youth workers in Canada.
  • YFC provides spiritual formation, spiritual guided retreats, coaching and training opportunities.
  • We offer a competitive salary range of $65,000 to $80,000.
  • We provide a comprehensive health and dental benefits package.
  • This is a partner development support position.
Staff Leadership and Development
  • Develops a comprehensive organizational strategy for team building, coaching, personal development, and staff care.
  • Provides overall leadership to the staff team and is held accountable for the performance of the organization.
  • Responsible for the ongoing professional development of staff members; supports the professional well-being of all staff.
  • Provides leadership at regular staff meetings.
  • Ensures annual staff reviews are performed.
  • Oversees recruitment of new staff for leadership, administrative, and ministry positions.
  • Form a senior leadership team to help drive the organizational mission and priorities.
Board of Directors
  • Ensures effective monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on all organizational initiatives.
  • Works with the Board of Directors on planning, policies, programs, personnel, finances, and facilities.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Board and YFC Canada as well as other agencies and like-minded ministries, locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Sits as an ex-officio member of all committees established by the Board of Directors.
  • Together with the Board of Directors, develops and implements the strategic plan.
  • Develops annual goals and objectives for Quinte Youth Unlimited for submission to the Board of Directors.
  • Provides overall vision and leadership for the programs; maintaining their relevance and effectiveness in accordance with the mission statement and purposes of the organization.
  • Is responsible for the identification and implementation of new programming to meet the current needs of youth.
Community Relations
  • Ensures that a positive and credible public image is developed and maintained for the Quinte Youth Unlimited organization.
  • Maintains regular communication with supporters, churches and community leaders; sharing with them the impact of Quinte Youth Unlimited’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.
  • Represent YFC publicly at community events and seek ways of supporting what the community is focused on when appropriate.
Fundraising and Donor Development
  • Is responsible for the fundraising activities of Quinte Youth Unlimited, including the creation of a dynamic fundraising strategic plan.
  • Engages strategically in activities that expand the financial capacity of the organization, including donor meetings, public speaking engagements, and events.
  • Invites and cares for ministry partners as a prayerful and financial support team.
  • Maintains and grows the current donor base.
  • Uses a management system program to track regular communication and personal contact, and seeks prayer and financial support for the organization.
  • Ensure that staff are equipped for ministry partner development support raising.
  • Securing and maintaining a sound base of financial and prayer partners to a level sufficient to fund
  • the salary and immediate costs of this position.
Finance and Administration
  • Supervises the general operations of Quinte Youth Unlimited’s office.
  • Ensures the development and implementation of adequate operational systems, procedures, and controls for the organization.
  • Develops and operates within the Board-approved annual budget and process.
  • Is familiar with and adheres to YFC Canada’s policies and guidelines, including the Charter by-laws and operating agreement that binds YFC Canada and Chapters together.
  • Is familiar with and adheres to all applicable government regulations.
  • Abides by and ensures Quinte Youth Unlimited’s policy and procedure manuals are kept up-to-date and followed by staff and volunteers.
  • Ensures that adequate and properly maintained facilities and equipment are available for Quinte Youth Unlimited’s programs and staff.
  • Develop and operate within a board-approved budget and process.
  • Operate the organization within the guidelines given by the Canadian Revenue Agency for Non-Profit Charitable organizations.
  • Attends yearly YFC Canada’s AGM with the Board Chair and participates as a voting member.
Spiritual and Personal Development
  • Is a faithful and contributing member of a local church.
  • Prays for and with staff, the board of directors, and the ministries of Quinte Youth Unlimited.
  • Spends time in spiritual reflection and development.
  • Completes the YFC Canada credentialing process within two years of the start date.
  • Participates in training and development courses, conferences, and workshops, as approved by the board of directors.
  • Implements a yearly staff and board of directors off-site meeting for spiritual rejuvenation, team development, and planning.
  • Spends time in spiritual reflection and development by participating in a regular rhythm of spiritual retreats.
  • Participates in the National YFC Ministry Conference, Leadership Conference, regional retreats, and other YFC Canada initiatives.
  • Aligned with YFC Canada Statement of Faith and the Community Covenant.
  • 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.
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Ability to manage change.
  • Visionary and motivating.
  • Fluency in spoken French and/or Cree will be considered an asset.
  • Aligned with YFC Canada Statement of Faith and the Community Covenant.
  • Has a humble and teachable spirit.
  • Has a passion for the lost, the city, and youth.
  • Is a servant leader: a heart after the heart of God.
  • Is a coaching leader.
  • Is an Effective team builder.
  • Engages in courageous conversations.
  • Has a healthy work-life balance.
  • Pursues personal accountability & integrity.
  • Actively pursues personal and spiritual growth and development.
While every search is dynamic and time frames are hard to predict, the following is an overview of the expected
timeline for this search:
Location: Quinte Region, Ontario
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2024
Short List Interviews: October 15, 2024
Hire Date: January 2025
At Quinte Youth Unlimited , we believe that the body of Christ is unified when each of us is encouraged, recognized, and able to serve out of our gifts. We believe that embracing, endorsing, and learning from different leadership styles will grow the ministry and make it more effective. We strongly encourage applicants of all abilities and ethnicities from all denominations who love Jesus and youth and are aligned with our vision and values, to consider applying for this role. We strive to achieve equity in the workplace. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us at hr@yfc.ca.