Area Director –– Guatemala City, Guatemala

Description:

We are seeking a creative, flexible, vibrant and enthusiastic person, couple or family to join the team in Guatemala. 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 willing to be a lifelong learner and 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 a husband and wife duo on staff and several volunteer leaders in Guatemala City. Guatemala is a lovely country, rich in culture, and with many opportunities for Young Life to grow.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 relationship 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. 

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred; language school is required if not fluent in Spanish.
  • Willingness to make a three-year minimum commitment.

Benefits:

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.
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