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Executive Director

Company: City Leadership
Location: Memphis
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: Executive Director

Hours: Full time, salaried, exempt position

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Overview of Organization:

The Urban Youth Initiative (UYI) seeks to equip, empower, and support dedicated youth ministers/leaders and the local church/Christian community to effectively reach unchurched urban young people with the hope and love of Jesus Christ, support their academic and social development and nurture them into purposeful adulthood.

The Urban Youth Initiative has strategically partnered with churches and non-profit organizations since 1993 to train over 180 urban youth ministers/leaders. Workshops and courses are offered in the areas of biblical studies, practical youth ministry, non-profit management, and leadership development. UYI also provides additional training in partnership with other local and national organizations to provide supplemental and advanced learning opportunities.

Overview of Position:

Leadership and administrative responsibility for achieving UYI’s mission and vision, and assuring UYI’s efficient and effective operation through fulfilling the following objectives:

1. Provide visionary leadership, direction, and communication to achieve UYI’s vision and maximize UYI’s performance and impact with respect to its mission.

2. Build UYI’s organizational capacity through administration of UYI programs and the development and supervision of staff.

3. Ensure short-term and long-term financial sustainability.

4. Foster and strengthen adaptive and collaborative relationships with partners throughout the city.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Oversee management of several key programs, including the youth worker support program, alumni support program, and urban youth ministry institute.

2. Develop a comprehensive funding strategy to secure long-term private and public funding from multiple sources to support the core programs of UYI as well as to fund new initiatives.

4. Develop and implement an evaluation plan to assess and measure the effectiveness of UYI’s programs.

5. Establish and strengthen partnerships with other organizations in the city that seek to improve the lives of urban youth.


The Executive Director is accountable to the UYI Board of Directors.


1. Regularly communicates with and reports to the Board of Directors.

2. Manages and supervises staff.

3. Serves as the primary spokesperson for UYI.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in Religion/Divinity or Education or in a related discipline, plus seven years of management or administrative experience in youth development. Or, BA in Religion or Education or in a related discipline, plus 10 years of management or administrative experience in youth development. Experience in youth ministry and program evaluation also preferred.

2. Proven record of securing funding from multiple sources.

3. Ability to work with faith communities, community leaders, parents, teachers, business/university leaders, and public officials in order to achieve common goals.

4. Superior oral and written communication skills.

Required Submissions (to be sent by deadline by Executive Director Candidates):

1. Personal Resume

2. Three (3) References (ask that letters of reference be sent by deadline).

3. Personal statement of faith and how it impacts your vision for youth development.

Please send materials by mail or electronically to:

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Keywords: City Leadership, Memphis , Executive Director, Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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