Area Director I or Staff Associate — Peoria, AZ


​Young Life has an incredible history in the Northwest Valley of Phoenix, Ariz. For the past 34 years, this has included both the Peoria and the Deer Valley School Districts. At this time, our mission is to focus on the Peoria Unified School District (PUSD). Currently, we have one active high school ministry in the Peoria School District. This is a challenging but exciting opportunity to sustain and grow ministry work in Peoria. More than 50,000 adolescents live in these neighborhoods, the majority of which are on free and reduced lunch. This Young Life community is healthy and looking to grow. This area is well supported by an adult committee and an associate regional director focused on multiethnic ministry. This area will be the result of a split of one large existing area and will operate in close partnership with its neighboring areas.


  • Prayerfully recruit and manage a group of volunteers as they love people in the name of Jesus.
  • Develop a community of leaders who love one another and are growing in spiritual depth.
  • Continue developing and training staff and leaders in the Young Life methods.
  • Senior lead at a club.
  • Participate in dynamic direct ministry with kids (weekly club, Campaigners and contact work).
  • Be on campus at least twice a week.
  • Take an active role in helping raise the area’s budget through the development and care of donors and committee, as well as assisting with annual fundraising events.
  • Supervise and train part-time staff.
  • Attend monthly Neighborhood Director meetings in addition to regional meetings.


  • A deep passion for Jesus Christ and heart to share that with others.
  • A call to reach multiethnic adolescents with the Gospel.
  • Proven leadership skills in an urban, multiethnic environment.
  • Strong initiative and work ethic.
  • Spanish-speaker is preferable, but not required.


  • Full-time salary (based on experience and responsibility).
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • Flexible paid time off.
  • 401(k) matching plan.
  • Pension contributions.
  • Annual health club benefit.
  • Great community, strong support and training.

How To Apply:

​Please complete the Field Ministry Application and send an email expressing why you are interested in the job to