Staff Associate — Warrick County, IN

Description:

​The staff associate will be responsible for continuing and growing relationships with community members and adults of Warrick County. This person will oversee Young Life’s middle school program called WyldLife. This staff member will provide stability and leadership at current WyldLife outreach events (clubs) and help oversee WyldLife activities.

The Warrick County community has regular club meetings that include two middle schools (Castle North and Castle South) and a current leader (spiritual mentor) team. The staff person would also help with one of two additional roles: (1) the expansion of our area’s ministry into Boonville Middle School or (2) the expansion of our Young Life College ministry at the University of Evansville.

The staff member’s role on the team will be to set an example as a committed leader and coordinate this WyldLife team. They will also have a role in developing and discipling the senior leaders on the team (if applicable). Looking for a three-year commitment, with the potential for a long-term role with the area.

Responsibilities:

​Christian Faith

  • A healthy, growing, personal relationship with Christ and a willingness to be a part of a local church body.
  • Grasps the idea of “relational ministry” and earning the right to be heard in the community.
  • Spiritually develops volunteer leaders and students in the local area.  Develops a thought-out vision and plan for spiritual growth. 
  • Exhibits a teachable spirit that is willing to learn and grow.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to live in the community.
  • Adheres to Young Life’s policies for staff people.

Volunteer Development/Direct Ministry

  • Focus on community growth in Warrick County.
  • Participate in and lead dynamic direct ministry in the area which includes: Building relationships with students (contact work), outreach events (club), Bible studies (Campaigners), and summer camping.
  • The candidate will be the team leader at the existing WyldLife ministry. 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 person is able to inspire and cast vision, inviting new volunteers and leaders into the ministry while giving them ownership and helping them to develop as 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 the area director to carry out ministry at a high level of excellence. Model consistency and excellence in building relationships with students, programmatic events including Bible studies, outreach-related activities, leader meetings, and committee meetings. These are often night-time meetings.
  • Execute a camp strategy that maximizes students’ opportunities to respond and react to the Christian faith. Includes week-long summer camping, week-long discipleship camping, and weekend camping trips throughout the year as scheduled.

Resource Development

  • Partners with the area director to develop and execute a financial strategy to achieve budgetary goals. This includes personal fundraising, helping with fundraising events, and gathering area donations as deemed applicable by the area director.
  • Willingness to raise personal financial support ($15,000/year) with help from area and regional staff. This support will be required to be “in the bank” before the candidate will be eligible to begin working. ("In the bank"- either money received or money committed by donors — as designated in individual’s PPL spreadsheet.)
  • Has a communication plan for the ministry to reach new and current parents, students, leaders, school administration and committee. 

National, Divisional and Regional Responsibilities

  • Pursues national, divisional and regional trainings as assigned.
  • Travels when necessary throughout the year.
  • Attends month-long assignments at Young Life properties in the summer when assigned. 
  • Is an active part of a Regional Dream Team throughout the year. This is a group of staff who either put on an event or enhance strategy in the region.
  • Reports to the area director.
  • Some of these responsibilities require travel, overnight stays, etc. throughout the year. 

How To Apply:

​For questions, please contact Coleman McIntyre, regional onboarding coordinator, at cmcintyre@raceway.younglife.org.

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