Staff Associate — Sound Shore, NY


Young Life in Westchester County, N.Y., is seeking a staff associate to build a club on a brand new foundation with a great deal of community anticipation. This is a relatively new Young Life area in a thriving group of towns which are a 30–35 minute train ride from mid-town Manhattan. Part of the Westchester County Metro, this area will serve the school districts of Mamaroneck/Larchmont, Rye, Rye Neck. Reporting to the Westchester County metro director, the staff associate will serve on a team with other staff in adjoining areas to build a Young Life culture in a place that has known Young Life for only a short time.


Build healthy area ministry in the Sound Shore by executing and growing in the five core ministry functions of Young Life:

1. Direct Ministry

  • Build a high school club on an existing foundation.
  • Lead current Campaigners in ability to reach their school and grow in their walk with Jesus.
  • Assist the parent team in building local WyldLife ministry.
  • Exemplify consistency and frequency in all three levels of contact work.

2. Spiritual Development

  • Consistently mature in personal walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Grow in ability to point others to Jesus Christ.
  • Willingness to engage in a spiritually-challenged context.
  • 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.

3. Resource Development

  • With the help of Young Life’s Personal Donor Development coaching, raise $20,000 in annual personal support.
  • Work with the Sound Shore committee and metro director to build relationships with current and future local donors.

4. Ministry Support

  • Work with local staff and committee to ensure administrative functions are covered.

5. Leadership Development

  • Recruit and train volunteer leaders in partnership with staff from the adjoining area.


  • An awareness of and willingness to engage in a spiritually challenging environment.
  • A genuine, deep love for Jesus Christ.
  • An obvious demonstration of love for Jesus, then love for others, then love for Young Life.
  • A passion for and giftedness in working with teenagers directly.
  • A successful track record gathering teenagers in middle school and/or high school.
  • Willingness and sense of professionalism needed to connect with and build relationships with adults and teenagers in a sophisticated, often-polished atmosphere.
  • College degree.
  • Ability to adapt to the unique culture in the Northeast.
  • Innovation: an ability and willingness to integrate principles and practice into the local context.
  • Young Life team leader experience.
  • Personal base of support ($20,000).
  • Ability to work independently and on a team


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


​The Sound Shore area is a group of New York City suburban communities, with a population of 82,000 in the Westchester County Young Life Metro (a county with a total population of one million). There are many families with school-aged children in these communities who are eager to see good programs for their kids and glad to pay for it. This is a charming place to live and work, but it is also fast-paced and driven by the professional commuter culture.

While this staff associate position is initially charged with running one club, the position has limitless potential for growth. The staff associate will serve on a team with staff from adjoining Young Life areas. 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?

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