Area Director— NW Austin TX


​​Young Life in NW Austin, Texas, has a vast history spanning two decades. Currently, the ministry is active in two high schools (McNeil and Westwood), and four middle schools. There is currently a staff associate serving in the area as well. In addition, there are 70+ volunteers who have come from the Young Life College ministry at the University of Texas. With nearly 8,000 middle and high school students in the area from diverse backgrounds, there is a lot of room for deepening the ministry's impact in Austin and into neighboring communities.


  • ​​Demonstrate spiritual leadership on a personal and corporate level.
  • Develop a community of volunteer leaders: some to work with adolescents and others to serve on committee.
  • Develop a plan to train, disciple and develop volunteer leaders.
  • Develop a staff recruitment pipeline.
  • Oversee the resource development of the area; meet with donors and oversee fundraising events.
  • Participate in dynamic direct ministry with kids.
  • Lead a team to handle the administrative tasks of the area.
  • Participate and lead annual staff events and training events. *Maintain healthy relationships with parents, school administrators and community leaders.


  • ​Prior area director experience preferred.
  • Experience with shepherding volunteer leaders preferred.
  • Spiritual maturity and a growing faith.
  • Successful track record in working with adolescents.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in developing people.
  • Strong initiative and vision.
  • Experience in raising money and managing budgets.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with adults in the community.


  • ​Medical, dental and vision.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave.
  • 401(k) matching plan.
  • Pension contributions.
  • Health club benefit.


​Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It serves as the state capital, home to the University of Texas, Dell Computers and is considered to be the ‘silicon valley’ of Texas. Austin is know for it’s majestic landscapes, vibrant music scene and thriving economy. Young Life in Austin has a rich heritage that spans the past 45 years. In Greater Austin, there are 13 separate Areas and 30+ full time staff all led by an Associate Regional Director.

How To Apply:

​For more information, please visit the Apply for Staff page at To apply for this position, please follow the steps on this page indicated for area director applicants.