Mission Staff — Oak Harbor, WA



​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.
  • Lead teams and individuals in spiritual development.

Leadership Development — “Equipping leaders, committee and staff” includes key volunteer care, recruiting, team building and training, supervision and vision casting.

  • Learn to recruit and train new leaders to build a leadership team that reflects the community.
  • Model excellence in contact work, club, Campaigners and camping to other leaders.
  • Assist in training leaders, team leaders and committees on 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.

  • Raise financial support as directed and maintain good donor care practices.
  • Communicate ministry updates and progress to personal donor partners.
  • Observe and learn to network and develop strategic relationships with key adults in the community, including principals, pastors, parents and potential committee members as assigned by the area director.

Direct Ministry — “Proclaiming and modeling” includes contact work, club, Campaigners and camp.

  • Actively engage in all three levels of contact work.
  • Lead a team to plan and conduct a new or existing Young Life club and Campaigners/discipleship ministry with excellence.
  • Lead a team to implement summer and school-season camping strategy for a ministry.

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.
  • Maintain accurate information on kids, leaders and donors for area records.
  • Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone involved in ministry.

Area Training

  • Actively engage in training provided by area leadership.
  • Individualized training supervised by the area director designed to develop personal spiritual maturity and enhance personal character.
  • Individualized program to learn and gain competency in ministry skills (e.g., The 5 C’s).
  • Become familiar with area strategy and ministry health as assigned by the area director.


  • ​Proven relational skills with both kids and adults.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • A college degree is preferred but not required.


​Oak Harbor, Wash., is located on the north end of Whidbey Island, approximately one hour north of Seattle, Wash., and is home to the Whidbey Naval Air Station.

Young Life has been active consistently for the past 25 years with a supportive donor and volunteer base. There is currently an area director, associate area director, staff associate and area administrator on staff. Oak Harbor Young Life opened just three years ago and supports the students of our island's largest high school (1,600 students).

Due to the naval base, the average age in Oak Harbor is 28 years old, although there is a rich heritage of naval personnel coming back to Oak Harbor to settle down. From Oak Harbor, you are always just minutes from the water, close to good hiking trails and just a few hours from the nearest mountain. If you love the outdoors, you will love Whidbey Island!

How To Apply:

​Please send your cover letter and resume to: Frontdesk@frcoh.org and matthewerikson1@gmail.com.