YOUTH FOR CHRIST
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
John Courtney, Executive Director
Reporting to this Position:
No direct reports
Winnipeg Head Office
The Human Resource Manager is responsible for providing support in the various human
resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance
monitoring, staff morale and employee counseling. For Youth for Christ, this also includes
providing human resource support services for volunteers.
1. Recruitment – Provide leadership to creating staff and volunteer recruitment opportunities
for the organization. This would be supplemental to ministry directors owning the primary
responsibility to recruit for their own ministry needs.
Work with staff to maintain a current record of staff and volunteer opportunities, complete with
current duties and responsibilities;
Coordinate an ongoing recruitment strategy, including arranging for appropriate staff to represent
YFC at missionfests, churches, bible colleges and other job and volunteer fairs;
Post and maintain staff and volunteer positions on the YFC website as well as other job posting
Evaluate market or labour supply to determine best recruitment practices;
Facilitate the matching of potential staff and volunteers with an appropriate ministry by
conducting the initial interview of generic inquiries before re-directing to appropriate department;
Design, arrange and conduct an orientation process for staff and volunteers;
Oversee a program that bridges college education with hands-on youth ministry by,
o Establishing partnerships with Bible Colleges to provide students with the opportunity to
receive practical experience in ministry through YFC/Wpg;
o Matching student-interns with an appropriate YFC ministry for supervision and leadership
o Ensuring an evaluation is conducted on each student intern that assesses both strengths and
weaknesses in order to increase the likelihood of the student-intern being fruitful and fulfilled
in their future ministry;
o Consulting with Ministry Directors to determine which student-interns should be invited to
join YFC on a permanent basis.
2. Staffing – Oversee that the proper systems and protocols are followed.
Advise and assist management in the interpretation and implementation of HR practices including
appropriate policies and procedures;
Ensure all staff have current job descriptions and employment contracts and assist supervisors in
writing them as needed;
Ensure compliance with legislation and labour codes. Bring any discrepancies to the attention of
the Executive Director;
Maintain a staff and volunteer database (date started, church affiliation, birthdays, volunteer
applications, references, police checks, valid certifications including First Aid, and CR/CA every 3
Ensure employee job profiles/descriptions and employee files are kept up-to-date.
Provide accounting with all needed data for payroll purposes and introduce a new staff member
to payroll practices;
Monitor scheduled absences such as holidays to ensure continuity of services as needed;
Assign and manage all security codes and keys for staff and volunteers;
Oversee and manage the Standard Life Benefits program with staff.
3. Training/Development – Assist ministry directors/supervisors in creating an ongoing
professional development plan for their staff.
Credentialing – inform Regional Training Director of any new staff who should begin credentialing
and liaison with Regional Training Director to ensure staff are completing the process;
Work with Ministry Directors/Senior Supervisors to ensure a professional/personal development
plan is in place and reviewed annually for each staff person;
Work with each ministry to ensure that excellent care, on-the-job coaching and adequate
supervision is provided for all staff and volunteers;
Ensure periodic assessments are held to review the work of staff and volunteers;
Communicate to staff career path options within YFC and provide advice on how to move towards
their long-term career aspirations.
4. Performance Monitoring – Develop tools/systems/resources that assist ministry
directors/supervisors in evaluating staff and programs.
Modify, as needed, YFC’s tools for setting annual ministry goals, quarterly and weekly action
plans and the annual performance review;
Oversee the execution of annual employment reviews in conjunction with Ministry
Ensure department heads review progress their staff made on previous quarterly priorities and
update next quarter’s priorities (in alignment with departments’ yearly planning document);
Review each work location (Camp/Satellites) etc. to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
for all employees at all times.
5. Staff Morale – Monitor and be catalyst for increasing staff morale.
Ensure ongoing recognition of staff and volunteers through formal and informal methods and
provide recognition to staff and volunteers who excel;
Facilitate staff moral through designated team building events.
6. Employee Counselling – Serve staff by providing a listening ear and workplace advice.
Explain Staff Policy Manual as needed as well as any revisions made;
Resolve conflict with staff member and their immediate supervisor as outlined in the Staff Policy
Work with Executive Director on all terminations;
Conduct exit interviews, bringing to management suggestions that might improve the working
conditions of YFC, thereby increasing the likelihood that YFC will be able to retain its best people.
Live in vital union with Jesus Christ.
Be an active participant in a local church
Comply with the staff policy manual including code of conduct, statement of faith, and
mission statement by signing compliance annually;
Recruit, nurture and inform personal supporters on a regular basis (minimum bi-monthly)
to ensure a solid personal support base;
Attend Staff meeting monthly, Satellite Directors meetings quarterly and Winnipeg
Ministry Directors meetings quarterly;
Serve on the Directors Council;
Be a self-starter with a strong work ethic
Possess a vibrant, mission-minded faith
Can inspire and motivate others.
Able to instil vision and inspire others to join the cause
Are spiritually mature
Enjoy working in a team environment
Have strong people management skills
Have excellent organizational and administrative abilities
Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
Able to balance work/personal/family life
Embrace YFC’s core values with a strong heart for evangelism