Area Director — Crested Butte-Gunnison, CO


​Young Life Crested Butte-Gunnison is seeking to hire a full-time area director to join our growing ministry team here in the valley. We are looking for a strong leader to work alongside our current staff associate II and invested committee members, continue to develop our team of volunteer leaders, engage with our community, and actively reach kids in our valley for the Kingdom.

Crested Butte is a beautiful and energetic mountain town on the western slope of Colorado. A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts — skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, river sports and climbing abound here. It’s a wonderful, small community in which to raise a family, and our school has been ranked in the top five public schools in Colorado.

Young Life has been serving this community for eight years. We currently have WyldLife in one middle school, Young Life in two high schools, and Young Life College at Western University in Gunnison.


  • Demonstrate spiritual leadership on a personal and area level.
  • Supervise, support and develop area staff and volunteer team leaders.
  • Model excellent contact work, discipleship and club ministry.
  • Grow and sustain healthy volunteer leaders.
  • Continue to develop and execute area vision and strategic plan alongside the committee.
  • Work in partnership with the committee on the financial development of the area.
  • Participation and leadership in regional staff events, training, and fall and summer camping assignments.
  • Committee recruitment/training/leading and maintaining relationships and roles.
  • Raise personal support​.


  • A deep and growing faith in Jesus.
  • Ability to build strong, deep and lasting relationships with kids and adults.
  • Proven pastoral, leadership, vision and team building skills.
  • Fundraising knowledge and success — including personal fundraising ability.
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills — as it pertains to donors and parents of kids.
  • At least three years on Young Life staff.
  • Area director experience preferred but not required.​


  • Salary in line with education, experience and responsibilities.
  • Medical, dental and vision.
  • Flexible paid time off.
  • 401(k) matching plan.
  • Pension contributions.​


​Where we live is beautiful, but the need for kids in this valley to know and experience Jesus is our greatest desire. We have an incredible team of adults, staff and volunteer leaders in place to welcome you and help you get running!

How To Apply:

​Please send a current resume (include all ministry and job experience) and a one-page letter describing your testimony and call to ministry to​. In case of questions, please call Courtney Kirby at 865-406-6876.