Staff Associate/Area Director — Chelan Valley, WA


​Our ideal candidate is someone who already spends lots of time in the world of kids. Our current ministry has a strong team of leaders overseeing active high school and middle school clubs. Our engaged committee combines a love for kids with a diversity of skills and a commitment to seeing Young Life grow in our area. And Lake Chelan is one of the most beautiful places on earth.


  • ​Work closely with regional staff, committee and volunteers. 
  • Work to maintain/grow Jesus-loving volunteer leader teams that organize club, do contact work at the local schools, invite teens to camp, attend all camps, and disciple teens well. 
  • Provide spiritual leadership and encouragement to the volunteers and teens. 
  • Help to recruit, train and sustain leaders. 
  • Build community and parent support by demonstrating excellent relational work with teens, parents and community. 
  • Attend Young Life first- and second-level training courses and meet with regional staff training once a month. Our goal for you is advancement into a full-time area director position with Chelan Valley Young Life which includes additional training investment on our part. 
  • Participate in committee meetings and fundraising events and be capable of funding a portion of his or her position.
  • Develop and grow church and community relationships. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned and congruent with gifts, experience and area needs.


  • ​Experience in direct ministry with teens.
  • Authentic and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. 
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in developing people. 
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Confident and willing to take initiative; a self-starter capable of independent leadership. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects. 
  • Willingness to raise personal and ministry financial support and learn more about the inner workings of a non-profit. 
  • A “multicultural heart” and desire to work with all types of kids.
  • Ability to create community among peer group. 
  • Willing to make a two-year minimum commitment with the probability of more. 
  • A teachable spirit.


  • ​One of the most beautiful, sought after places in the Northwest.
  • Potential partnership with the area for housing.


​Spiritual Development 
  • Develop a yearly personal growth plan that fosters a vibrant spiritual life including time for solitude, retreat, reflection, prayer and a sincere commitment to understanding God’s Word. 
  • Seek and maintain relationships and disciplines, in the context of active participation in a church community. 
  • Lead teams and individuals in spiritual development; actively participate in the spiritual life of the Young Life community. 
Leadership Development 
  • Meet with volunteer leaders and committee on a monthly basis to build unity and provide or delegate vision and direction. 
  • Recruit new leaders to build a leadership team that reflects the community, including multiethnic leaders.
  • Model excellence in contact work, club, Campaigners and camping to other leaders. 
  • Assist training leaders and committee how to work effectively in teams and develop a yearly ministry strategy.
Resource Development 
  • Raise personal financial support as directed and maintain good donor care practices. 
  • Communicate ministry updates and progress to personal donor partners. 
  • Encourage current leaders in public relations and email/social media presence. 
  • In partnership with committee, network and develop strategic relationships with key adults in the community, including: principals, pastors, parents, potential committee members, etc.; assist with area fundraising events; assist with area plan for thanking critical donors.
Direct Ministry 
  • Actively engage in all three levels of contact work. 
  • Lead a team to plan and conduct a new or existing Young Life club and Campaigners/discipleship ministry with excellence. 
  • Lead a team to implement a summer and school-season camping strategy for a ministry. 
Ministry Support 
  • Set a yearly strategic ministry plan and initiatives to reach every kid; review them on a regular basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and congruent with gifts, experience and area needs. 
  • Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone involved in ministry. 
  • Adhere to all Young Life policies and procedures and maintain professionalism concerning office hours, dress, conduct and time management.
  • In partnership with the committee, manage finances with stewardship, accountability and transparency; maintain accurate information on kids, leaders and donors for area records. 
  • Attend required Young Life training courses and meet with regional staff training once a month with the goal of becoming our full-time area director.

How To Apply:

  • ​Attach your resume and letter of interest to the Young Life online application and send to our committee:
  • Application deadline: open until filled. 
  • First screening will be on Feb. 23, 2018. 
  • Thank you for prayerfully considering!