Area Director –– Managua, Nicaragua


We are seeking a creative, flexible, vibrant and enthusiastic person, couple or family to join the team in Nicaragua. The ideal person is a team player who is excited about joining a flourishing ministry and willing to get connected at all levels of ministry! This person may focus on international schools ministry, but will do so in partnership with the national team and under the leadership of national leaders. Must have a strong base of experience in direct ministry with Young Life and experience starting new clubs, especially in an international school setting or something similar would be ideal. This is an established team of Nicaraguans and a few North Americans, with more than 100 clubs throughout the country. There is a possibility of teacher staff at one of the international schools, and we may consider a staff associate position for the right candidate. Managua is a large city with a significant expat community. Nicaragua is also home to the best coffee in the world – 41&Change!​


  • 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.


  • 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.​


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.