Area Director I — Phoenix, AZ


​This is a challenging but exciting opportunity to sustain and grow ministry work in the inner city of Phoenix. More than 50,000 adolescents live in these neighborhoods, the majority of which are Latino.

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.

Currently, we have 10 active ministries including WyldLife, Young Life and YoungLives. The area has a deep and diverse leadership team with two student staff, two YoungLives staff, an experienced administrator, seasoned senior leaders, and a deep pool of more than 70 leaders.


  • ​Prayerfully manage a group of dedicated staff and 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 staff and leaders in the Young Life methods.
  • Cast vision for the area’s continued growth. Prayerfully work hard in reaching the next school in a healthy way.
  • Participate in dynamic direct ministry with kids.
  • Donor care.
  • Take an active role in helping raise the area’s budget through the development of new and current area donors as well as annual fundraising events.
  • Recruit adult leaders (both senior leaders and committee).
  • Supervise and train part-time staff (two student staff and two YoungLives staff).


  • A call to reach multiethnic adolescents with the Gospel.
  • Proven leadership skills in an urban, multicultural environment.
  • Spanish-speaker is preferable, but not required.
  • Spiritual maturity and a growing faith.
  • Strong initiative and vision.
  • Experience in raising money and managing budgets.
  • Young Life area director experience is highly preferred.


  • ​Full-time salary (based on experience and responsibility).
  • Medical, dental and vision.
  • 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 online Young Life application and email a brief paragraph about why you are interested in the position to