Area Director — Roseburg, OR


​The Oregon Cascades Region is seeking an area director for the city of Roseburg. Roseburg currently has active YoungLives and Capernaum ministry, one part-time staff person, and a team of volunteers. We are ready to take the next step in hiring a full-time area director.


Spiritual Development – Focuses individual and team efforts on “following Jesus” through … The Essential Work of …

  • Practicing prayer and spiritual disciplines through the use of individual and communal prayer, Scripture, worship, fasting, etc.
  • Gathering for fellowship to build the area teams (committee, staff and leaders).
  • Faith and ministry through fun, inspiration and teaching.
  • Promoting growth and health in Young Life ministry — spiritually, emotionally and socially.
  • Establishing church relationships through regular worship and positive ministry relationships with local congregations.
  • Critical Result – An authentic focus on Jesus, personally and in community, which results in testimonies of individual spiritual growth; evidence that “the Lord is adding to the numbers of those being saved” (Acts 2).​

Leadership Development – “Developing committee, kids, leaders and staff for the mission” through … The Essential Work of …

  • Developing key leaders by gathering, mobilizing and retaining a core group of committee, leaders and staff for implementing the area vision.
  • Recruiting the people and talents needed for expanding and accomplishing the area’s work.
  • Teambuilding and training a thriving Young Life ministry by recruiting, mobilizing and retaining individuals to carry out the work of the area.
  • Supervising by providing the resources and experiences needed for implementing the “essential works” of the area; building individual and team morale using the “Back to the Basics” tool.
  • Vision casting an inspiring goal for reaching more kids and all kinds of kids; ensuring Young Life is done with excellence.
  • Develop a strategy with the area leadership team (key committee, leaders and staff) asking God for His direction to reach the next school (ministry).
  • Critical Result – Increase numbers of leaders working with kids and particularly increased numbers of team leaders.
Resource Development – Focuses on “ fueling the ministry” by acquiring time, talent and funds through … The Essential Work of …
  • TDS team gathers and directs a talented team of individuals by using the Field Development Tool to raise the annual budget.
  • Major donor relationships that provide a personal touch to each major donor three times annually to update, thank and “ask” on behalf of Young Life.
  • Events which reflect Young Life’s capacity to impact kids and warrant the investment of a participant's personal and corporate resources; these are coordinated, quality gatherings.
  • Public relations build the Young Life Brand as an excellent tool for working with adolescents in the community.
  • Critical Result – Area consistently in surplus (goal is a one-month cash reserve minimum); follow-through on the area’s fundraising strategy and there is excellence in communication to donors.​​
Direct Ministry – Carry out the Young Life mission statement as a “player-coach” leading and modeling through … The Essential Work of...
  • Contact work.
  • Club.
  • Camp.
  • Campaigners.
  • Critical Result – Increase the number of kids in each of the above categories who are introduced to Jesus and are growing in their faith.
Ministry Support –   Focuses on administrative systems needed to support the core functions of Young Life ministry through… The Essential Work of ...
  • Accounting keeps “user friendly” records which are accurate and accessible for all financial transactions.
  • Administration follows all Young Life policies and procedures.
  • Internal communication plans and implements a strategy for timely information to all staff and leaders for effective operation of area ministries.
  • Data management maintains and updates the area database through ASIST to provide accessible and current information regarding donors, finances, direct ministry, etc.
  • Strategic planning develops and implements a multiple year plan for ministry that aligns with the mission goals of Young Life.
  • Critical Result – Area director develops systems and teams to maintain a reputation for administrative excellence in the area.
Missionwide Training
  • Successful completion of Area Director School and the successful completion of Young Life’s "Training Timeline" experiences.
  • Participation in “All Staff Conference” every four years.
  • Participation in additional training or experiences if deemed necessary (e.g., more urban exposure, TDS training).

Regional Training

  • Attend regional training as directed by the regional director.

Personal Development

  • Encouragement to pursue continuing educational opportunities including graduate degrees.
  • Encouragement to pursue seminars designed to enhance professional skills.
  • Encouragement to participate in programs designed for personal spiritual maturity or personal enrichment.  
  • Portfolio assignments.
  • Accept a summer assignment (camp or other assignment) each summer.
  • Accept both short- and long-term assignments of projects.​


  • ​College degree preferred.
  • Young Life experience preferred.
  • Must be able to raise personal support as well as the area budget.​


  • ​Standard Young Life benefits package includes medical, dental and health club benefit.


​Roseburg, a small beautiful city with population of 20,000 is the county seat of Douglas County in Southern Oregon. Southern Oregon is one of those hidden gems in the U.S.A., a place where generations of families have lived since the Oregon Trail days, and where those looking for a more enjoyable place relocate from larger metropolitan areas. The beauty of Oregon abounds in the south, with lush forests, pristine beaches, skiing, hiking, water sports, Crater Lake National Park, and the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Southern Oregon’s largest city is Medford with a population of 85,000. Nearby Grants Pass has a population of 40,000. Southern Oregon University has a student enrollment of slightly more than 6,000, and nearby Ashland and Klamath Falls each have populations around 22,000.

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