Area Director –– International Schools (Bangkok, Thailand)


Home to more than eight million people, Bangkok is the most populous city in Thailand, making it a hub for economic growth and a popular tourist attraction. Young Life has been in the suburbs of Bangkok for nine years and is looking to expand the ministry into the city.

We are seeking a qualified staff person to begin working with a local city school to establish and build ministry. With support from a local church body, this staff person would begin reaching students in The Singapore International School, made up of 80% local Thai students. If you are looking for a new adventure and have the ability to start and build a new ministry, this is a great opportunity to be a part of the legacy of Young Life in Thailand!


  • 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.
  • Implement a yearlong camp strategy (mission trips, spring break trips, work week, etc.).
  • Raise 100 percent of financial support per individual budget and maintain good donor care practices.
  • Communicate ministry updates and progress to personal donor partners.
  • Maintain accurate information on kids, leaders and donors for area records.
  • Participate in staff events and training events as required.
  • Learn the Thai language by taking classes locally or enrolling in language school pre-deployment.


  • Demonstrated ability to start something with a track record of success.
  • Strong 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 and multilingual area.
  • Must have a passion for reaching lost teenagers and a heart for those furthest out.
  • Willingness to commit for at least three years.
  • Vision and ability to recruit, develop and multiply leaders.
  • Ability to identify and develop fundraising opportunities within the local community.
  • Proven relational skills with both kids and adults.
  • Teaching experience preferred but not required.
  • Coaching experience preferred but not required.
  • Thai language capability preferred but not required.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • College degree required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


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.