YL Military International Field Director (ARD)

​For more information, please contact Phil Alfrey​ at
Young Life Military/Club Beyond headquarters at​ 719-381-1886.


​There are nearly 300,000 teenagers of active-duty U.S. military parents who are stationed all over the world. These "military brats" (a term of endearment) live in an environment where "the military mission calls the shots — tells family where and when it's going to move, what the conditions are going to be and whether the father or mother is going away and for how long."
We are currently doing incarnational ministry at many military installations around the world. You will have the opportunity to lead and oversee the overall Young Life Military program, known as Club Beyond, which is ecumenically focused and outreach-oriented. Previous experience with military culture is helpful but not necessary as we train all staff to be successful in a military community. Find out more about Young Life Military.


Leadership Development
  • ​Provide overall direction, encouragement, vision and leadership to European installation ministries.
  • Assist Young Life Military in casting vision to “let every military brat believe.”
  • Assist Young Life Military in developing diverse leadership and ministries.
  • Work with the recruiting team to recruit, interview, hire and place staff.
  • Supervise, develop and evaluate staff, providing resources and experiences needed to implement the vision.
    • ​Facilitate departures when necessary and as assigned.

  • ​Assist the Young Life Military trainer in the development and implementation of Young Life Military trainings.
  • Conduct assignments or events as assigned by the deputy director, including discernment weekends, community director school, staff development, leader training and more.
​Resource Development
  • ​Help areas develop committees (Adult Support Teams) and communicate regularly with committee and Relationship Centered Engagement (RCE) chairs.
  • Help develop and lead the installations' fundraising strategy, ensuring excellence in communication to donors.
  • Expected to raise a portion of the person budget as agreed upon with the regional director.
  • Work with the area adults to develop good community and church relationships.
  • Help recruit, develop, encourage and sustain a diverse local committee in a consistently changing environment.
​Direct Ministry

  • ​Assist in the development of new areas and identify interested adults to help the ministry grow.
  • Visit areas as needed or assigned, including routine and emergency crisis visits.
  • Observe and evaluate local areas to ensure Young Life Military is carried out with excellence.
​Ministry Support

  • ​Develop relationships with key military leaders and chaplains at the local installation to facilitate ministry credibility, growth and sustainability.
  • Maintain professionalism concerning office hours, dress, conduct and time management.
  • Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone within the scope of ministry.
  • Set yearly strategic ministry plan growth and initiatives to grow the ministry; review them on a regular basis.
  • Implement and support Young Life Military initiatives.
  • Accept both short- and long-term assignments of projects.
​Working Conditions

  • ​Living in Germany near the Young Life Military International Service Center is required.
  • Office environment in Germany at the Young Life Military International Service Center.
  • Some travel will be required within Europe.
  • Weekends and week-long assignment will be required.​


  • ​Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree and additional biblical/theological course work would be a plus.
  • Completion of Core Training — Phase One.

Experience Required for the Job

  • ​Proven relational skills leading adults.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Spiritual leadership, personal integrity, teachable heart, spirit of grace, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience with the U.S. military is preferred.
  • Young Life experience is required.
  • Must be able to supervise at a distance.
  • Proven leadership in developing diverse staff and ministries.


  • ​​​Full-time salary: Based on experience, responsibility and fundraising levels.​
  • Benefits: Full health coverage (including dental, vision and life insurance).
  • Expense reimbursement (mileage [office and ministry related]).
  • Training and career development is built into the job.

How To Apply:


Young Life staff, please send a current resume (including all ministry experience) and a one-page letter describing your testimony/why you are interested in this position to Phil Alfrey​.