Staff Associate — Lower Westchester County, NY


​Reporting to the area director, the staff associate will help to lead ministry in either Bronxville or Pelham. This area has the opportunity to reach and influence a student population of 6,000 high school students and 5,000 middle school students. Furthermore, this position works with one of the strongest, most invested committees in the country. These towns are a 30-minute train ride from midtown Manhattan.


  • ​Lead teams and individuals in spiritual development.
  • Primary ministry is WyldLife or Young Life with other area-wide functions.
  • Ensure that all Young Life ministry in the area is designed and carried out with a dependence on prayer that takes place out of the overflow of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Recruit and train volunteer leaders.
  • Recruit committee members to join the area’s existing team of adult volunteers.
  • Develop and grow church and community partnerships.
  • Develop and lead area fundraising efforts.
  • Direct ministry.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and congruent with gifts, experience and area needs.


  • ​Deep abiding faith in Jesus Christ and love for people.
  • Reports to LoWesCo area director or county director.
  • Previous Young Life leadership experience and volunteer team leader experience preferred.
  • Awareness and willingness to build community and make friends with peers of different ages and life situations.
  • Integrated into the county-wide leadership recruitment strategy.
  • Ability to connect with town culture.
  • Ability to strategically build a critical mass of teenagers in a community.
  • Ability to raise $20,000 of personal support (PDD Coaching assisted).
  • Ability to work to adapt Young Life principles to a non-traditional setting.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A “multicultural heart” and desire to work in all types of communities.
  • College degree.


​Standard Young Life benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, pension and 401(k), health club reimbursement and paid vacation.


​Reaching teenagers in Greater New York will help us reach the world. The world intersects in Greater New York: so many cultures, countries and ideas are represented and re-imagined here. The communities of the Metro North Region (Westchester County, N.Y., and the state of Connecticut) are filled with people who work in midtown Manhattan and aim to influence the world through their work. Their children are being raised and positioned to influence the world as well. We want them to influence the world for Jesus Christ.

The diverse nature of this part of the country provides opportunities for all types of ministries (small town, multicultural/urban, YoungLives, Capernaum, College). The Young Life employment opportunities in this part of the world are for elite candidates who want to play a strategic role in changing the world by reaching those who influence it. These opportunities are for candidates and families who are willing to step out of their comfort zones, live in an unfamiliar culture, navigate a very high cost of living, innovate and invest in kids who, in the years to come, will make decisions that will impact millions of people all over the world. Is this for you?

How To Apply:

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