Area Director/Staff Associate II — Tuscola, TX


The West Texas Region is seeking an area director or a staff associate II for Jim Ned Young Life. Jim Ned/Tuscola, Texas, is a warm and inviting small town in West Texas. The current ministry includes high school Young Life with prayers for starting WyldLife in the near future. Jim Ned Young Life was established in 2016.


  • Demonstrate spiritual leadership on a personal and corporate level.
  • Supervise, support and develop area staff.
  • Develop and sustain student leaders and adult volunteers, including the area committee.
  • Develop and execute an area vision and strategic plan.
  • Work in partnership with the committee on the financial development of the area.
  • Participate in dynamic direct ministry with kids (contact work).
  • Participation and leadership in annual staff events and training.
  • Committee recruitment/training/leading and maintaining relationships and roles.
This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.


  • A deep and growing faith in the Triune God.
  • A philosophy and history of discipling others.
  • Ability to build, train, recruit and grow teams of people (student leaders, adult leaders and committee members).
  • A vision and plan to grow current ministries in reaching kids, leaders, committee and parents.
  • A passion for reaching lost kids and calling others to that mission.
  • A servant leader who is teachable, innovative, collaborative and flexible.
  • Demonstrated excellent in verbal and written communication skills — as it pertains to donors and parents of kids.
  • Ministry experience preferred but not required.


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


​Our greatest desire is that every kid in the Jim Ned Valley would know and experience Jesus for him or herself. A committee of adults and a base of volunteer leaders are in place to grow the ministry and welcome a new staff person. This Young Life area is in the city of Tuscola, Texas, which is part of the Abilene, Texas, metropolitan area. The Jim Ned School District serves approximately 1,000 students, including towns of Tuscola, Buffalo Gap and Lawn. The district includes one high school, one middle school and two elementary schools.

How To Apply:

​External Candidates: Please complete the online application below and email your resume to

Internal Candidates: No online application is necessary. Please email your resume to