Staff Associate — Vail, CO


​Vail Valley Young Life (VVYL) is currently looking for a Young Life staff associate to serve our Up Valley Young Life club. The focus of the staff position is to serve, direct and sustain ministry in Edwards, Avon, Vail and Minturn (Up Valley Community). With one public high school, two private high schools and one alternative school (Up Valley), it is our desire to build relationships throughout the schools. All schools are involved in one club (Up Valley Young Life). Vail Valley has a healthy ongoing ministry, an upstanding reputation in the community, and a great deal of room to develop and grow.


​The staff associate’s focus is to give leadership to our Up Valley team. Their main responsibilities include the following:
  • Work closely with the area director.
  • Cast vision.
  • Provide spiritual leadership.
  • Recruit and train leaders.
  • Build community and parent support teams.
  • Model excellent relational work with kids.
  • Create teams of people (leaders and parents) to support and grow the local ministry.
  • Fulfill Young Life Training courses (New Staff, Leadership I & II, Winter Training and Apologetics).


  • ​Young Life experience required.
  • Finished and graduated from a Young Life Leader Training program.
  • Volunteered in Young Life for two or more years.
  • The ability to speak Spanish and English fluently (helpful but not required).
  • Must raise $20,000 of personal support.


​Vail Valley is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 90 miles from Denver, Colo. The population in the Vail Valley is 50,000. Known for it’s world-class skiing in the winter and mountain biking, kayaking, rafting and fishing in the summer, the Vail Valley is a major tourist destination.

Our vision for Vail Valley Young Life is to reach every kid in the valley. Our public high schools range from 42%-48% Hispanic. VVYL is focused on reaching our ever-growing Hispanic community.

How To Apply:

​Please send a current resume (include all ministry and job experience) and a one-page letter describing your testimony and call to ministry to Ben Dodds​.