Area Director — Pullman, WA


​Palouse Empire Young Life is seeking a full-time area director to serve alongside the Young Life college director at Washington State University (WSU). While the college director has been serving faithfully in both roles, an area director whose sole focus is on the high school and middle school ministries is a must.

The Pullman/Moscow area has a rich Young Life history. We currently have three Young Life clubs, Young Life College at WSU, and there is a strong interest in starting a YoungLives ministry. This area serves two states — Washington and Idaho — and has great potential. We are looking for someone who can focus on strengthening existing ministries, starting new clubs, recruiting and developing leaders, who relates well with adults for community partnerships, and is willing to work in conjunction with the college ministry.


The area director’s sole focus will be developing the area to provide effective ministry at our local high schools and middle schools. His or her responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 
  • Developing a leadership team to perform direct ministry in the local schools.
  • Working with the area committee to provide direction for the high school and middle school ministries.
  • Actively engaging all phases of contact work and direct ministry.
  • Developing and mentoring leaders at the local schools.
  • Working with the committee to fundraise the operating budget for the high school and middle school ministries.
  • Collaborating with the Young Life college director to actively recruit and train college students for leadership roles at the local schools.
  • Working together with the Young Life college director to place leaders in high school and middle school settings.


  • ​Spiritual maturity and the ability to lead others to strengthen their own relationship with Christ. 
  • Proven Young Life leadership experience (paid or volunteer). 
  • Ability to fundraise and share the heart of Young Life with adults.
  • Proven ability to partner in adult development for new committee members.
  • Possesses proven organizational skills and communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • College degree.


  • ​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.


​Pullman/Moscow is home to a handful of colleges, with Washington State University and University of Idaho being two of the largest. It is also noted for its agriculture and its many miles of rolling hills. The combined population is approximately 55,000, lending the area to be affordable, safe and offering a very family-friendly lifestyle.

How To Apply:

​Please contact Fritz Hughes​​​.