Area Director –– Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Description:

​Young Life Latin America and the Caribbean is looking for a staff person or couple experienced in Young Life ministry to help start work in English speaking schools in the Eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. This would involve starting Young Life and potentially WyldLife first in Punta Cana and then in La Romana. We are seeking a passionate and experienced staff person or couple to help recruit and train leaders and work closely with the local Dominican leadership team to help develop this new area.

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 relational 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. 
  • Work closely with our Dominican staff to strategize and help develop all our ministry in the Eastern coast area. 

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 in a new area.
  • 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.
  • Spanish language ability to connect with local leadership (or willingness to attend language school).

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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