Staff Associate or Area Director — Birmingham, MI


We are seeking an area director or staff associate to lead high school and middle school ministry in Birmingham, Mich. Young Life Birmingham has 15 years of rich history, two healthy club ministries, and plenty of opportunity for growth. The successful candidate would focus on developing ministry, recruiting and training volunteers, participating in fundraising efforts, and building meaningful relationships with adults in the community. Birmingham is vibrant and prosperous, with a population of approximately 20,000. Birmingham is located about 15 miles north of Detroit. Birmingham Public Schools includes two high and three middle schools, with several private secondary schools in the community.​


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

Leadership Development – Recruit, develop, train and support 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 will be expected to participate in regional and national training events.


  • Have a deep, abiding faith in Jesus Christ and love for people.
  • Passion and calling for communicating the love of Christ.
  • Have a clear understanding of discipleship.
  • Self-starter, strong initiative, vision and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strong leadership and relational skills.
  • Willing to reside in the community where ministry is being done.​


  • Salary in line with education and experience.
  • 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.​

How To Apply:

Submit field ministry application. Submit your cover letter and resume to