Area Director — Amarillo, TX


​Young Life in Amarillo, Texas, has a vast history spanning four decades. Currently, the ministry is active in four of the area’s nine public high schools, with active plans to expand to the middle schools. There is currently one staff associate serving alongside other teacher staff and part-time staff. In addition, there are 20+ active volunteers who are a blend of working adults and college students from West Texas A&M University and a healthy committee serving the mission. With nearly 15,000 middle and high school students in the area from diverse backgrounds, there is a lot of room for expanding the ministry's impact throughout Amarillo and into neighboring communities and small towns.


  • ​Demonstrate spiritual leadership on a personal and corporate level.
  • Develop a community of volunteer leaders: some to work with adolescents and others to serve on committee.
  • Develop a plan to train, disciple and develop volunteer leaders.
  • Develop a staff recruitment pipeline.
  • Oversee the resource development of the area; meet with donors and oversee fundraising events.
  • Participate in dynamic direct ministry with kids.
  • Lead a team to handle the administrative tasks of the area.
  • Participate and lead annual staff events and training events.
  • Maintain healthy relationships with parents, school administrators and community leaders.


  • Requires five years of professional Young Life experience to be considered for this job.
  • Experience with shepherding volunteer leaders preferred. 
  • Spiritual maturity and a growing faith. 
  • Successful track record in working with adolescents. 
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in developing people. 
  • Strong initiative and vision. 
  • Experience in raising money and managing budgets. 
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with adults in the community.


  • ​Medical, dental and vision. 
  • Paid vacation and sick leave. 
  • 401(k) matching plan. 
  • Pension contributions. 
  • Health club benefit.


​Amarillo is the 14th-most populous city in the state of Texas. It is also the largest city in the Texas Panhandle. From canyons to old Cadillac​s and gigantic steaks to grand scenery, the city is an Old West enthusiast's dream. For those with interests that are more modern, the city boasts a great art museum and beautiful botanical gardens. In fact, Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the country! Nearby Canyon, Texas, is home to West Texas A&M University.

How To Apply:

​For more information, please visit the Apply for Staff web page at To apply for this position, follow the steps indicated for area director applicants.