JJM Director

Juvenile Justice Ministry Director

Full Time: 40-45 hours weekly
Salary: 28k to 32k annually w/ health insurance

Job Summary

The job of JJM Director requires an individual who is gifted in navigating multicultural and socially diverse environments. Director needs to display an understanding of the juvenile justice system or a willingness to learn that system and have confidence navigating the world of probation, juvenile corrections, court systems, etc. Director must have an active relationship with Jesus Christ and an ability to share their faith in a variety of environments with social sensitivities.  Director must demonstrate active spiritual disciplines and embrace the 5 essentials. Director must be able to develop and manage holistic programing both inside and outside the facility. Director must be able to recruit and train volunteers as well as develop and maintain partnerships with like-minded organizations and churches.

JJM’S Focal Points

Balanced Programming 
Using outreach, Bible study, small group programming, and personal mentoring to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs in a young person’s life.

Frequent Connections
Entering into a youth’s world to build healthy relationships and model Christ-like behavior on a frequent and ongoing basis. 

1-on-1 Contact 
Meeting individually with a young person to provide personal attention and focus on specific needs. 

Creating systems and structure for sustained relationships with caring adults to help teens successfully re-enter their communities. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Seminary or Master’s Degree in Teaching or related ministry preferred
  • Experience can substitute for education 
  • Preaching experience preferred, ability to speak in front of and captivate an audience
  • 2 years fulltime ministry experience in related ministry preferred
  • Flexibility in schedule to work evenings and weekends
  • Experienced leadership skills in order to effectively direct staff & volunteers
  • Maintain personal accountability and relationships with staff members
  • Exhibits strong Christian character that demonstrates a close relationship with God through personal devotional, worship and prayer life
  • Maintain daily disciplines of Bible study, prayer and preparation
  • Current Texas driver’s license (Incumbents with out-of-state license must attain Texas license within 6 months of employment)

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

Occasional lifting/carrying up to 10 - 50 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions, occasional events/activities outdoors in the heat, occasional events/activities requiring prolonged standing and overnights. 

Primary Responsibilities

Money/ Development 20%

  • Grow and maintain new and current donors
  • Update Letter
  • Maintain database
  • 3 touches a year per donor
  • Collaborate community strategy 
  • Network with area church’s and organizations for new partners
  • Adhere to SAYFC Development Training
  • Networking new donors 

Mobilize / Empowering 20%

  • Cast vision to leaders
  • Recruit, Retain, Train, and Empower volunteers 
    • Recruit 
      • Network to find new volunteers
    • Retain
      • Constant appreciation
      • 1 on 1 meetings 
      • Volunteer team building events
    • Train 
      • Bi-weekly meetings
      • YFC online 
      • Leadership
    • Empower
      • Coach Volunteers to do the JJM FOCAL POINTS
      • Go along with them on JJM FOCAL POINTS
      • Have volunteers lead all aspects of JJM FOCAL POINTS
  • Empower kids to reach their peers for Christ
  • Attend all staff meetings 
  • Meet with your supervisor weekly or bi-weekly
  • Development of prayer strategy and implement with church partnerships
  • Development of partnerships with like-minded organizations and churches
  • Other duties as needed

Ministry / Direct Ministry 50%

  • Health Indicators Include:
  • Understanding the Juvenile Justice System
  • Knowing the process and flow of youth through the system
  • Ability to identify gaps in current services and opportunities, where YFC can serve now 
  • Strong relationship with youth & agencies serving this youth population
  • YFC should be recognized as a contributor to positive youth outcomes
  • Developing key relationships with court systems, parole/probation offices, correction officers, diversion counselors, and treatment facilities
  • Develop and manage holistic programing both inside and outside (i.e. bible study, life skills, etc.) the agency/facility
  • Prayer strategy for site
  • Commitment to youth populations, both facility and community based services
  • Continuum of care, wrap-around services, mentoring and aftercare
  • Commitment to discipleship and indigenous leadership

Management/ Admin 5%

  • Impact
  • Schedules
  • RMA Report
  • Economics
  • Adhered to SAYFC polices

My/ Personal growth 5%

  • Grow Spiritually
  • Pray
  • Abide
  • Grow as a Leader
  • Books and conferences, etc.