Area Director - Hong Kong

Description:

Hong Kong is often called Asia’s World City, and is the cultural and financial epicenter of the continent. As a former British colony, and now a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong maintains its own government, laws, borders, currency and freedoms — making it a truly unique city that straddles the cultures of East and West.

Geographically, Hong Kong is a collection of mountainous islands with limited buildable land, which has forced the local population of nearly nine million people to build up — way up. More than 8,000 skyscrapers (twice the number of New York) are densely packed between the waters of the South China Sea and the towering peaks of the islands, creating one of the most dramatic skylines in the world.

Young Life in Hong Kong has been growing rapidly since its inception in 2014. There is a core of international and local staff and leaders working in a full compliment of Young Life ministries in the city, including international and local Young Life and WyldLife clubs, as well as university and YoungLives work. Young Life is a registered company with charitable status in Hong Kong and has established a physical presence in the heart of the city. In the past several years, much work has been done to lay the groundwork and foundation for future ministry, including the development of local funding which now covers more than 80 percent of the overall operating budget of the mission here.

There are several opportunities to join our team as an area director with a focus on a particular community within Hong Kong, while functioning as part of a city-wide team.  

Responsibilities:

  • ​Demonstrate spiritual leadership on a personal and corporate level.
  • Develop a community of local volunteer leaders — some to work with adolescents and others to serve on committee.
  • Collaborate with the Hong Kong team to train, disciple and develop volunteer leaders.
  • Develop dynamic campus ministry, outreach and discipleship opportunities, appropriate for the context of your schools. 
  • Oversee the resource development of the area; meet with donors and oversee fundraising events and/or opportunities.
  • Participate in dynamic direct ministry with kids (contact work, Campaigners, club and camp).
  • In collaboration with the Hong Kong team, develop camping strategies — local and international — to see a growing number of kids and leaders going to camp.

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.
  • Cantonese or Mandarin language skills preferred but not required.

Benefits:

​Housing supplements and cost of living adjustments help make living overseas affordable for international staff. Staff receive competitive health and wellness benefits. 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 more information about this opportunity, please contact the International employment coordinator at 800-330-0628.