Area Director — Burlington County, NJ


​The Burlington County Young Life committee is in search of an energetic, responsible and directed individual who loves Jesus and wants to share that hope with teens in Burlington County, N.J. Must be willing to live in the county, and along with 10 loyal volunteer leaders, work at two thriving high school ministries. The volunteers require leadership, training and love. The mature committee of nine will provide an engaging, financially-stable and supportive environment where you can serve and grow. We are creative, pragmatic, prudent and prayerful in our approach to implementing Young Life. In addition to our existing high school ministries, we are always looking for opportunities to expand the area to include more leaders and other high schools. Burlington County has 34 school districts, so there’s plenty of opportunity, and the committee has a big vision to reach each one. Relational ministry is core.


Strategic Vision
Works closely with the South Jersey metro director and committee in the expansion of the area vision and strategic plan to go deeper into existing ministries or wider into new ministries every 18 months.

Works alongside the area administrator and committee to ensure organized and efficient communication with donors, parents and leaders.

Leader Development

Demonstrates spiritual leadership, supervision, training and recruiting of leaders.

Church Relationships

Participates in growing and deepening current relationships with area churches as well as developing new ones.


  • Works alongside the committee in maintaining the annual operating budget and has the ability to participate in resource development including maintaining and developing relationships with donors as well as personal donor development.
  • Participates in direct ministry in one existing or developing club.
  • Participation in annual staff events and training events.


  • ​Deep, abiding faith in Jesus Christ overflowing to a love for people.
  • Active membership in a local congregation.
  • Strong leadership and relational skills with youth, young adults and adults.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to think outside the box and adapt Young Life to fit the needs and characteristics of the area.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Understanding of finances, budgeting and support raising (must have an existing personal donor base).
  • Three to five years of Young Life staff experienced required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • ​Salary in line with education and experience.
  • Medical, dental and vision.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave.
  • 401(k) matching plan.
  • Pension contributions.
  • Health club benefits.


​About the area: Burlington County is a suburban area located 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia in southern New Jersey. It is a beautiful and historic area and accessible to the ocean, the mountains and four major cities within two hours. Burlington County Young Life has 10 volunteer leaders split between two high schools. Moorestown High School is established and averages roughly 70-100 students at club meetings. The Cherokee High School team began two years ago and continues growing at a surprising pace, consistently drawing more than 30 students to its events. 77 students and 10 leaders attended Young Life's Lake Champion camp last summer.

How To Apply:

​Please complete the Field Ministry Application in its entirety and submit online. Feel free to contact Darren Shelburne (856-381-1183) or Doug Perham (856-630-9920)​ with any questions. Check out our website​.