Area Director — Golden, CO


​Central Jefferson County is looking for an area director who can lead with purpose and vision to take Young Life in this ar​ea to the next level.

The area is 10 miles due west of downtown Denver. It is composed of the communities of Golden and Wheat Ridge which are semi-suburban communities on the west side of the metropolitan area. It is home to Colorado School of Mines and in close proximity to Colorado Christian University. The area has a long history of Young Life. Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, it is an outdoor enthusiast's dream.

The area currently consists of two Young Life ministries and one WyldLife ministry. The next area director will help grow the current ministry, give oversight to staff, and build the adult framework of the area. Strong personal support ($40,000/year) will be necessary for this position for the first two years.


  • Demonstrate spiritual leadership on a personal and area level.
  • Supervise, support and develop area staff and volunteer leaders.
  • Model excellent contact work, discipleship and club ministry.
  • Grow and sustain healthy volunteer leaders.
  • Engage area adults to build support around each of the area ministries.
  • Committee recruitment/training/leading and maintaining relationships.
  • Continue to develop and execute area vision and a strategic plan.
  • Participation and leadership in regional staff events, training and camping assignments.
  • Connect and develop strong relationships with local churches.
  • Nurture and care for current financial donors while also inviting new donors into the vision.


  • A deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Ability to build strong, deep and lasting relationships with kids and adults.
  • Proven pastoral leadership, vision and team building skills.
  • Personal financial support of $40,000.
  • Success in building effective teams.
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills — as it pertains to donors, parents and kids.
  • Experience with, or desire to engage in, cross cultural ministry.
  • Three years of ministry experience.


  • Salary in line with education, experience and responsibilities.
  • Medical, dental and vision.
  • Flexible paid time off.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan.

How To Apply:

​To apply, please complete the official application below and send your resume to