Area Director — Greenwood, SC


​Greenwood Young Life is looking for a full-time area director to oversee and grow ministry in Greenwood, S.C., (in between Columbia and Greenville). This is a small town area that currently has Young Life at one public high school.


​Spiritual Development — “Following Jesus” includes prayer and spiritual disciplines, fellowship, growth and health, and church relationships. 
  • Develop a yearly personal growth plan that fosters a vibrant spiritual life including time for solitude, retreat, reflection, prayer and a sincere commitment to understanding God’s Word. 
  • Seek and maintain relationships and disciplines, in the context of active participation in a church community. 
  • Actively participate in the spiritual life of the Young Life community. 
  • Lead teams and individuals in spiritual development. 
  • Ensure that all Young Life ministry in the area, is designed and carried out with a dependence on prayer that takes place out of the overflow of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 
Leadership Development — “Equipping leaders, committee and staff” includes key volunteer care, recruiting, team building and training, supervision and vision casting. 
  • Partner with the regional director and committee to cast vision for reaching “every kid” within the defined area. 
  • Develop consistent gatherings with committee, leaders and staff to build unity and provide vision and direction. 
  • Create a spiritual leadership plan for volunteer leaders, staff and committee members in the area. 
  • Recruit and train new staff and leaders to build leadership teams that reflect the community. 
  • Supervise, develop and evaluate area staff, providing resources and experiences needed to implement the vision. 
  • Provide quality summer staff, work crew and adult guests for summer camps. 
  • Model excellence in contact work, club, Campaigners and camping to other leaders. 
  • Train leaders, team leaders and committee how to work effectively in teams and develop a yearly ministry strategy. 
Resource Development — “Fueling the ministry” includes events, major donor care, public relations (branding) and TDS team. 
  • Provide leadership to the TDS team and committee in finding partners to own the area vision and budget. 
  • Develop and lead the area’s fundraising strategy and ensure excellence in communication to donors. 
  • Raise the necessary funds to carry out the ministry vision for the local area, keeping the area consistently in surplus (goal is a one-month cash reserve minimum). 
  • Build the Young Life brand via public relations as an excellent tool for working with youth in the area. 
  • Coordinate and conduct quality events which reflect Young Life’s capacity to impact kids and warrant the investment of a participant’s personal and corporate resources. 
​Direct Ministry — “Proclaiming and modeling” includes contact work, club, Campaigners and camp. 
  • Actively engage in all three levels of contact work. 
  • Lead or co-lead a model Young Life club; lead/supervise an effective Campaigners ministry with excellence. 
  • Observe and evaluate each of the schools/ministries in the local area on a yearly basis. 
  • Develop and implement ongoing plans to maximize Gospel proclamation through camping opportunities. 
  • Serve on a summer assignment at a Young Life property, other Young Life camp or in another position each summer. 
Ministry Support — “Taking care of business” includes accounting, administration, communication (internal), data management and strategic plan. 
  • Adhere to all Young Life policies and procedures and maintain professionalism concerning office hours, dress, conduct and time management. 
  • Manage finances with stewardship, accountability and transparency using the missionwide applications. 
  • Maintain accurate information on kids, leaders and donors for area records. 
  • Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone involved in ministry. 
  • Set yearly strategic ministry plan and initiatives to reach every kid; review them on a regular basis. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned and congruent with gifts, experience and area needs. 
  • Accept both short- and long-term assignments or projects.​


  • ​​Must have completed at least two​ years of the Young Life staff training program.
  • College degree is preferred.


​Full Young Life benefits.

How To Apply:

​Please apply below and submit your resume to