Staff Associate/Area Director — Hawthorne/El Segundo, CA


The Hawthorne/El Segundo area is the best kept secret of Los Angeles. Close to many major freeways, making all Los Angeles has to offer a breeze to get to. Located right on the ocean with some of the best beaches and surf spots in all of SoCal. Residents of Hawthorne and El Segundo rave about the joys of living here. Hawthorne is known as the "City of Good Neighbors" and rightfully so. With its thriving Latino community, Hawthorne has a natural family feel that is very unique to Los Angeles. El Segundo is known as "Mayberry by the Sea" for its family-focused atmosphere and its small town appeal. We may be a little biased, but we believe there is no better place to live in all of SoCal.


Spiritual Development – Creating a spiritually healthy environment in which all those connected to Young Life grow in their faith.

Leadership Development – Recruiting, training and supporting a team of volunteers to serve as leaders and committee members.

Resource Development/Fundraising – While a wonderful support base already exists in the community, this person will lend significant leadership to new and existing fundraising efforts.

Direct Ministry – “Proclaiming and modeling” includes contact work, club, Campaigners and camp. Actively engage in all three levels of contact work.

Infrastructure Support – Work with the local committee to build community connections and support the overall organization of the area.

Training – This person will report to the regional director and be expected to participate in regional and national training events.


  • A deep and growing faith in Jesus.
  • A call to reach students with the Gospel.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Proven relational skills with both kids and adults.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Completed college degree.
  • Completion of Young Life Staff Associate training preferred, or another relevant training equivalent.


  • Salary in line with education and experience, including an appropriate cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the area.
  • Full-time Young Life benefits including medical, dental and vision, life insurance, and 401(K) and pension contributions.
  • Expense reimbursement for ministry-related expenses.
  • Flexible paid time off.
  • Health club benefits.
  • Strong regional support and training.


LA Airport Young Life is seeking a new area director/staff associate. This person will get the chance to build upon 20 years of ministry throughout the Hawthorne/El Segundo communities. There are two high school clubs, a developing WyldLife club, an incredible mix of indigenous leaders, and a new influx of college-aged leaders from Loyola Marymount University. We have an amazing monthly donor base and a committee that is ready to take on the next chapter.

LA Airport Young Life is in a very strategic position for the Los Angeles region given its geographic position, socio-economic differences, and ethnic diversity. This person must be a multicultural-minded self-starter with the ability to work with many different kinds of people.

How To Apply:

Please fill out the application form and email your resume with three references to our regional administrator, Brittany Cox.