Area Director/Staff Associate

at Fort Sill, Lawton, OK

For more information, please contact Robert Raedeke at the Young Life Military/Club Beyond headquarters at 719-381-1813.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Description:

There are nearly 300,000 teenagers of active-duty U.S. military parents who are stationed all over the world. These teens move an average of seven times during their school-aged years. The questions of identity and belonging that all teens face grow even more challenging to answer amid starting over and meeting new friends at each location.

This is where you can be the difference in a military teen’s life! By being in their world, walking alongside them, and creating a community where they experience the truth of God’s love and purpose for them, our staff provide a safe space where teens can develop friendships and connections to experience laughter, build hope, and generate resiliency.

​We are currently doing incarnational ministry at many military installations around the world. You will have the opportunity to lead and oversee the local Young Life Military programs, known as Club Beyond, which are ecumenically focused and outreach-oriented. Find out more about Young Life Military.

Responsibilities:

  • ​​​​Actively develop healthy relationships with adults, as well as kids, and build vibrant relationships with the local community, the military installation,​ and the chapel community.
  • ​Be a role model (incarnational) and assist with developing community outreach to "unchurched" teens, discipleship to Christian teens, and leading and equipping volunteers to do "hands-on" middle and high school Christian youth programs.
  • Work well in an environment that sees (due to high military operational tempo) a high degree of turnover among teens, families, chaplains and volunteers.
  • Be respectful of and embrace a community that is deeply influenced by a military culture.
  • In this ministry, you will need to live out the Club Beyond Core Value Statement:

Club Beyond is a Christ-centered community of leaders with an exclusively military focus. Our methods are incarnational, and our perspective is ecumenical. We leverage strategic partnerships for the greatest results. We value professionalism from our staff and excellence in our stewardship.

Qualifications:

  • ​​​A deep love for Christ and for lost teens.
  • Competent communicator with youths, parents, and senior military leaders.
  • Teachable heart.
  • Willingness to make a three-year commitment.
  • Minimum of three years' youth ministry experience preferred.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Willingness to raise part of the budget through personal support.
  • Committed to a relational ministry approach.
  • Energetic.
  • Small event planning skills.
  • Strong initiative.
  • Note, this position would require our Staff to live near the community where they would be doing ministry.

Benefits:

  • ​​​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.

Notes:

We are currently looking for both full-time and part-time staff throughout the United States.

Colorado Springs, Colo., is the headquarters location for Young Life Military/Club Beyond.​ All applications are processed at this office.

How To Apply:

If you are currently on 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 recruitingteam@clubbeyond.org.

Non-Young Life staff should send the above items as well as complete the Young Life application form that is available via the button below.

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