Area Director –– Belize City, Belize


We are seeking a creative, flexible, vibrant and enthusiastic person, couple or family to join the team in Belize. The ideal person is a team player who is excited about joining a growing ministry and willing to get connected at all levels of national ministry – helping develop administrative systems and development strategies, communicating with donors in the United States, direct ministry with high school- or college-age kids, discipleship, hosting Expeditions groups, and more! Must be a lifelong learner and willing to come alongside local leaders. Must also have a strong base of experience in direct ministry with Young Life; experience starting new clubs would be ideal. There is currently one staff member and several volunteer leaders in Belize City. Belize is a multicultural Caribbean country with many opportunities for Young Life to grow. The most common languages are English, Belizean Creole, and Spanish. Within the Young Life community, there are clubs that are Spanish-dominant and clubs that are English-dominant.​


  • Demonstrate spiritual leadership on a personal and professional level.
  • Actively participate in the spiritual life of the Young Life community.
  • Model excellence in contact work, club, Campaigners and camping to other leaders.
  • Learn to recruit and train new leaders to build a team that reflects the community.
  • Develop a plan to train, disciple and develop volunteer leaders.
  • Raise 100% of financial support per individual budget and maintain good donor-care practices.
  • Oversee the resource development of the area; meet with donors and oversee fundraising events and/or opportunities.
  • Communicate ministry updates and progress to donor partners.
  • Maintain accurate information on kids, leaders and donors for area records.
  • Participate in or lead staff events and training events as required.
  • Plan and organize any outreach and/or Campaigners camps. 


  • Demonstrated strong Young Life team leadership experience is required.
  • Previous Young Life staff experience is preferred.
  • Adventurous and adaptable attitude for a new culture. Must be able to relate, work and build community in a multicultural, multilingual area.
  • Vision and ability to recruit, develop and multiply leaders.
  • Ability to identify and develop fundraising opportunities within the local community.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • College degree required.
  • Proven relational skills with both kids and adults.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Willingness to make a three-year minimum commitment.


Housing supplements and cost of living adjustments help make living overseas affordable for international staff. In addition, staff may raise funds and be reimbursed for the purchase of a vehicle, an annual personal trip to see family, pre-K through 12th grade private school education for dependent children, language school, moving expenses, and a one-time bonus of up to two-months’ salary.

How To Apply:

If interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact the international employment coordinator at 800-330-0628. To better help us serve you in your inquiry process, please take a moment to fill out the International Inquiry Form available via the button below.