Staff Associate — Klickitat County, WA


​Goldendale, Wash., is a new rural, start-up area within Klickitat County (within the Mt. Hood Young Life Region). This community is tucked above the Columbia River with plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. Goldendale is a town of approximately 3,000 with one high school and one middle school. This is a fantastic opportunity for a new Young Life staff person to create new ministry and grow the area. The community is ready for Young Life with a vital committee in place, strong financial resources, healthy church relationships, and several leaders ​already being trained. The vision is to begin a healthy WyldLife ministry that will lead into the start of additional ministry in the high school in two to four years. There will be additional administrative support as the ministry grows. This staff person will also join a cohort in the regional staff associate training program.


  1. ​Personal spiritual health and a vital relationship with Christ.
  2. Develop spiritual care for a team.
  3. Build healthy working relationships within the school district and community.
  4. Initiate and develop new ministry through contact work, club, Campaigners and camp.
  5. Work with the committee in area fundraising and grow a personal donor base each year.
  6. Represent the area at regional events.


  1. Growing relationship with Christ and a sense of personal calling to the mission.
  2. Entrepreneurial aptitude (able to self-initiate).
  3. College degree preferred (or equivalent mission/Biblical training).
  4. Young Life experience is a plus (volunteer or paid staff).
  5. 15k raised in annual personal support.


​Young Life benefits package for full-time employees including health and 401(k).

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