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.
- Actively participate in the spiritual life of the Young Life community.
- Lead teams and individuals in spiritual development.
- Ensure that all Young Life ministry in the area, is designed and carried out with a dependence on prayer that takes place out of the overflow of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Leadership Development — Partner with the regional director and committee to cast vision for reaching “every kid” within the defined area.
- Develop consistent gatherings with committee, leaders and staff to build unity and provide vision and direction.
- Create a spiritual leadership plan for volunteer leaders, staff and committee members in the area.
- Recruit and train new staff and leaders to build leadership teams that reflect the community.
- Supervise, develop and evaluate area staff, providing resources and experiences needed to implement the vision.
- Provide quality summer staff, work crew and adult guests for summer camps.
- Model excellence in contact work, club, Campaigners and camping to other leaders.
- Assist in training leaders, team leaders and committee how to work effectively in teams and develop a yearly ministry strategy.
Resource Development — Provide leadership to the TDS team and committee in finding partners to own the area vision and budget.
- Develop and lead the area’s fundraising strategy and ensure excellence in communication to donors.
- Raise the necessary funds to carry out the ministry vision for the local area, keeping the area consistently in surplus (goal is a one-month cash reserve minimum).
- Build the Young Life brand via public relations as an excellent tool for working with youth in the area.
- Coordinate and conduct quality events which reflect Young Life’s capacity to impact kids and warrant the investment of a participant’s personal and corporate resources.
Direct Ministry — “Proclaiming and modeling” includes contact work, club, Campaigners and camp.
- Actively engage in all three levels of contact work. Lead or co-lead a model Young Life club; lead/supervise an effective Campaigners ministry with excellence.
- Observe and evaluate each of the schools/ministries in the local area on a yearly basis.
- Develop and implement ongoing plans to maximize Gospel proclamation through camping opportunities.
- Serve on a summer assignment at a Young Life property, other Young Life camp or in another position each summer.
Ministry Support — “Taking care of business” includes accounting, administration, communication (internal), data management and strategic plan.
- Adhere to all Young Life policies and procedures and maintain professionalism concerning office hours, dress, conduct and time management.
- Manage finances with stewardship, accountability and transparency using the missionwide applications.
- Maintain accurate information on kids, leaders and donors for area records.
- Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone involved in ministry.
- 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.
- Accept both short- and long-term assignments of projects.
- Participation in the missionwide staff conference every four years.
- Participation in additional training or experiences if deemed necessary (e.g., more urban exposure; Taking Donors Seriously (TDS) training).
- Attend regional training as directed by the regional director.
- Pursue continuing educational opportunities including graduate degrees.
- Participate in programs designed for personal spiritual maturity or personal enrichment.
- Pursue seminars designed to enhance professional skills.
- College degree preferred.
- At least two years as a successful area director I.
- Completed Core Training — Phase One.
- Proven leadership skills.
- Proven relational skills with both kids and adults.
- A call to reach kids with the Gospel.
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.