Full-Time Position: Young Life Staff Associate
We have a unique opportunity for someone looking for a full-time ministry position and the desire to be a missionary to the local community as well as an important spiritual mentor. Sound like you? Read on!
Since Young Life began in Canada in 1954, its staff and volunteers have cared enough to leave the comfort of their adult worlds and enter the arena of high school and middle school life. These trained Young Life leaders are committed to friendships with kids – no strings attached. They go where kids are and spend time in their world playing road hockey, going to the mall, watching a basketball game, or heading to the ski hill. Young Life leaders build bridges of friendship in order to “earn the right to be heard.” We are all about communicating God’s love and the Christian message to kids in terms they can understand. Young Life values and respects all young people, and welcomes all teenagers, both junior and senior high, regardless of race or religious beliefs.
Young Life Burnaby/New Westminster are planning to hire a youth worker. You will serve 35 hours per week as a Staff Associate with Young Life. This job will bring an outreach focus into the local community.
Young Life: Reporting to the Regional Director, you commit to active participation in a fellowship learning community for two years where you will learn Young Life ministry skills, spiritual leadership and professionalism to effectively reach teenagers with the Gospel. The intent of your training is to qualify you for deployment as an Area Director to build Young Life in Vancouver or another Canadian city.
You are responsible to recruit, train and lead a team of volunteer leaders, and build an effective new Young Life ministry in a junior or senior high setting. You will be active in all levels of contact work and invest in key groups of kids. You will build a thriving club, take kids to camp, and initiate and lead a Campaigner group with excellence. You will build relationships with teenagers, presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ incarnationally, always trying to bridge the gap between teenagers and Jesus. Teenagers will hear the Gospel in terms they can understand from someone who cares for them personally.
Dynamic Christian faith and a passion to share it.
Experience leading a youth ministry.
Ease in creating friendships–can talk with teens.
Personal and spiritual maturity.
Ability to keep adequate records and to delegate.
Commitment to learning and self-improvement.
Capacity to recognize and advance synergies between Young Life, and other participants in Christ’s Kingdom
If you have questions about this position, please contact Jamie Paterson, Area Director, Young Life Burnaby/New Westminster: [email protected] or 778 549-5883. To apply, please provide a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for this position to [email protected] and [email protected]