Staff Associate — Kirkland, WA


​The staff associate will be responsible for developing relationships with community members and adults in Kirkland. This staff member will provide stability and leadership at a current Young Life club. The Lake Washington Community has regular club meetings happening at the high school and middle schools. The staff member’s role on the team will be to set an example as a committed leader and coordinate the WyldLife team. Looking for a two-year commitment, with the potential for a long-term role with the area.


  • ​​Focus on community development in south Kirkland.
  • Participate in and lead dynamic direct ministry in the area (contact work, club, Campaigners, and camp). Candidate will be the team leader at an existing WyldLife ministry and will supervise one additional club during his or her first year. He or she will take on additional responsibility in his or her second year.
  • Work with the area director to support and develop leaders. This includes caring for, recruiting, developing and resourcing a wide leadership base that includes leaders in high school, college, career and adulthood.
  • Collaborate with staff in the area and across the ​eastside of Seattle to carry out ministry at a high level of excellence.
  • Complete Young Life Staff Associate training courses (New Staff Training, Leadership I, Leadership II, Winter Training, Apologetics).


  • ​A healthy, growing, personal relationship with Christ and a willingness to be a part of a local church body.
  • A passion for ministry to all kids and all abilities.
  • Relational and leadership skills with both kids and adults.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with kids, volunteer leaders, parents, committee members, donors, etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, while also being able to establish healthy personal boundaries.
  • Willingness to live in the community.
  • Willingness to raise personal financial support ($30,000/year) with help from area staff.
  • Willingness to support YoungLives, help start Capernaum or invest in local colleges.


  • ​Medical, dental and vision coverage.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave.
  • 401(k) matching and pension plan.
  • Health club reimbursement.


Northlake Young Life has a rich history of quality ministry where Young Life began at Lake Washington in 1961. We are committed to reaching the "furthest out" kids and are also committed to discipleship and the spiritual health of our volunteers and staff. The Northlake area is made of up every school that surrounds the four large public high schools. Currently there are nine Young Life teams in the area: four Young Life clubs, three WyldLife clubs and one YoungLives club.  In 2018 we have hopes to start a Capernaum ministry for kids with disabilities, and will be launching a new high school club in the fall at Cedarcrest High School. There is a healthy donor base and support team, and we are just coming out of a strategic planning process with our steering committee.

How To Apply:

​Please send resume to Peder Brakke and complete online application via the button below.