Area Director — Zionsville, IN

Description:

​Local Notes:

Zionsville Young Life’s ministry has an excited and faithful committee, great funding, and is now ready for a staff person to take it to the next level. Zionsville is a growing suburban town outside of Indianapolis with a rich Young Life history. The staff person would be working together with the committee to continue to engage the community, grow and develop more volunteers and, growing relationships with kids in the local school system. 

Summary

Young Life’s area director role requires a dynamic, vibrant personality who will help helm Young Life for a specific area of schools. This person is a self-starter with a high sense of drive and a missional mindset. He or she loves the Lord and has a growing spiritual life outside of the ministry.  This person possesses the perseverance to ask, inspire and motivate adults and students in the ministry. He or she must be able to multitask and prioritize what is necessary for the area at any given time. We are looking for someone who is mature in their faith and looking to help others do the same.

Able to excel at the bearing points of the ministry: Spiritual Growth, Committee, Ministry, Leadership, and Fundraising.

Key Words: Self-Starter, Driven, Faithful, Growing, Organized, Determined, Teachable, Spiritually Holistic, Vision-Caster, Pioneer, Innovator, Disciple.

"The area director is a developer of people and ministry. But people first, always people first." -regional director, Raceway Region

Responsibilities:

​Christian Faith

  • Has a relationship with Jesus Christ and is actively growing in ways outside of the Young Life ministry
  • Grasps the idea of “relational ministry” and earning the right to be heard in the community.
    Spiritually develops volunteer leaders, committee and students in the local area. Develops a thought-out vision and plan for spiritual growth.
  • Adheres to Young Life’s policies for staff people.

Volunteer Development/Direct Ministry

  • Able to inspire and cast vision, inviting new volunteer committee and leaders into the ministry while giving them ownership and helping them to develop as leaders.
  • Models consistency and excellence in building relationships with students, programmatic events including Bible studies, outreach-related activities, leader meetings, and committee meetings. These are often night-time meetings.
  • Implements a training program to help volunteers become excellent in their roles and with students.
  • Executes a camp strategy that maximizes students’ opportunities to respond and react to the Christian faith. Includes week-long summer camping, week-long discipleship camping, and weekend camping trips throughout the year as scheduled.

Resource Development

  • Provides leadership to the volunteer adult committee partnering to raise the local area budget as well as maintaining it with stewardship capability.
  • Helps to develop and execute a financial strategy to achieve budgetary goals. This includes personal fundraising, fundraising events and gathering area donations.
  • Is the “chief asker, communicator, and storyteller.” Has a communication plan for the area to reach new and current parents, students, leaders, school administration and committee.

National, Divisional and Regional Responsibilities

  • Pursues national, divisional and regional trainings as assigned. Travels when necessary throughout the year.
  • Attends month-long assignments at Young Life properties in the summer when assigned.
  • Is an active part of a Regional Dream Team throughout the year. This is a group of staff who either put on an event or enhance strategy in the region.
  • Some of these responsibilities require travel, overnight stays, etc. throughout the year.

Notes:

​For questions, please contact Indiana and Kentucky's ​regional onboarding coordinator, Coleman McIntyre.


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