Staff Associate — Denver, CO


The South Central Denver Young Life staff associate position is a part of the Denver Metro Young Life (DMYL) team. Our focus is One City, One Vision. The focus of Denver Metro is to fulfill the mission of Young Life: To introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Additionally, DMYL has identified their burden, their strategic position, and the reason they exist: We are burdened by marginalized kids and communities not having access to resources that allow them to thrive. We are strategically positioned to co-labor with kids and communities to go from scarcity to Shalom. The reason we exist is to serve multiethnic communities by co-laboring with them to go from scarcity to Shalom.

We are looking for a culturally intelligent leader who is organized and strategic to help develop and oversee WyldLife ministry in the area. This person will be a team builder with a passion for multiethnic ministry, experienced in caring for volunteers, fundraising in a team-based environment, and introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.

South Central Denver Young Life is within the city limits of Denver proper. The area's geographic boundaries are I-70 on the north, Havana on the east, Hampden as the southern boundary, and Santa Fe/I-25 on the west.

The area is committed to a holistic ministry approach centered on organizational partnerships and social justice issues of immigration, race and socio-economics. Ministry has been highly contextualized for this diverse people-group.

Current WyldLife ministries within South Central Denver Young Life include the following:

  • McAuliffe Manual Middle School
  • Grant Beacon Middle School

Both schools have a medium-to-high free and reduced lunch rate, with a historical enrollment of students from lower social-economic backgrounds. South Central Denver Young Life has been serving these schools and communities for 10+ years, building long-lasting relationships with kids, parents, school administrators, local organizations, and churches. Each school is partnering with a local church and a resource team that works alongside the area for sustainability, ministry care and deeper roots into the school community.


​Our desire for a staff associate is to scale ministry to the next level by focusing on these top objectives:

  • Building more diverse, inclusive and equitable volunteer leadership teams and community resource teams to reach more kids in our current schools and starting new schools.
  • Establish community partnerships that create more resources and opportunities for our kids.
  • Innovate direct ministry programming that continues to engage our students and community systemically to reach the most vulnerable and marginalized.
  • High impact team-based fundraising.
  • Development and care of volunteer leaders.


​We are looking for a candidate with experience in immigrant ministry and social justice who is willing to learn quickly.

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