Younglives Initiatives Coordinator

Young Life Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 2 weeks ago


Ministry Functions

Spiritual Development Following Jesus includes prayer and spiritual disciplines, fellowship, growth and health, and church relationships.

  • Maintain a genuine and sincere commitment to understanding Gods Word and the disciplines of personal and corporate prayer.

  • Seek out and maintain relationships and disciplines, in the context of active participation in a church community, that lead to a vibrant spiritual life.

  • Actively participate in the spiritual life of the Young Life and YoungLives ministries community.

  • Develop a yearly personal growth plan that fosters a vibrant spiritual life, including time for solitude, retreat, reflection, prayer and Scripture reading.

Leadership Development Equipping leaders, committee and staff includes key volunteer care, recruiting, team building and training, supervision and vision casting.

  • Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone involved in ministry.

  • With the vice president, set a strategic ministry plan and initiatives and review them on a regular basis.

  • Serve on the YoungLives ministries leadership team to lead, develop and implement strategies for training resources and materials that incorporate Together, camping and ministry intelligence goals.

  • Develop systems and training that will promote diversity (e.g., promote women in leadership, manage the Diversity/Together surveying and reporting process; promote awareness by executing training and communication plans). Partner with divisional coordinators to support regions and areas to recruit and train potential staff and lead diverse teams.

  • Partner with Young Life College, Multiethnic, and Capernaum ministries to provide cross-ministry training and encourage collaboration efforts.

  • Actively participate and lead in missionwide and divisional YoungLives ministries trainings; attend regional, divisional and/or missionwide staff training retreats as needed.

  • Be available to travel for speaking engagements.

Resource Development Fueling the ministry includes events, major donor care, public relations (branding) and TDS team.

  • Raise all personal financial support and maintain good donor care practices.

  • Impart vision for YoungLives to potential donors.

  • Implement Taking Donors Seriously (TDS) procedures.

Direct Ministry Proclaiming and modeling includes contact work, club, Campaigners and camp.

  • Ensure that excellent club, discipleship and camping opportunities are being developed to fulfill Together and camping initiatives while utilizing ministry intelligence data.

Ministry Support Taking care of business includes accounting, administration, communication (internal), data management and strategic plan.

  • Develop an appropriate system for reporting, expense report responsibilities and the use of funds using Young Life accounting applications.

  • Develop an appropriate system for reporting (e.g., impact, training, recruitment, retention, etc.) using Young Life applications and systems that inform Ministry Intelligence; assist divisional coordinators with structure and organization of ministry stats and reporting as needed.

  • Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone involved in ministry.

  • With the vice president, set strategic ministry plan and initiatives and review them on a regular basis.

  • Provide support for camp childcare administrators by developing structure and support around camping risk management, childcare laws, and ensuring compliance with camp policies.

  • Work with camp managers and camping leadership to ensure that camp policies are legally compliant with unique characteristics and challenges of YoungLives camping.

  • Partner with the Camping department of Young Life for alignment, best practices and innovation.

  • Assist with tracking actual hours worked for camp childcare administrator to ensure accurate budget tracking.

  • Collaborate with the vice president and other key stakeholders to develop, implement and manage a comprehensive YoungLives communication strategy.

  • Work with divisional coordinators, camp childcare administrators and executive administrator to discuss communication specifically around organizational change and implementing new strategies and policies.

  • Accept both short- and long-term strategic communications projects as assigned by the vice president.


  • Pursue continuing education or training seminars to enhance professional skills.

  • Participate in programs designed for personal spiritual maturity or enrichment.

Working Conditions

  • Occasional travel required.

  • Will include the extremes of a camp assignment, e.g., heat/cold, dirt, long hours and the physical demands of hiking, horseback riding, boating, etc. Staff person must be able to handle these conditions.


  • Commitment to a growing relationship with Christ.

  • Past or current involvement in local or regional urban, YoungLives, Multiethnic ministry, or similar experience.

  • Ability to relate and interact with others in a cross-cultural setting, high CQ/Emotional IQ.

  • Strong leadership ability.

  • Understanding of Young Life organizationally, preferably with staff ministry experience.

  • Ability to clearly communicate the Gospel and train others accordingly.

  • Ability to clearly communicate Young Lifes mission and the vision for YoungLives.

  • Understanding of the unique issues faced by YoungLives teens, staff, leaders and communities.

  • Strong verbal and written professional communication skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Experience in strategic planning.

  • Strong public speaking skills and training abilities.

  • Experience in data and intelligence management and reporting preferred.

  • Ability to develop and implement new strategies.

  • Must be able to multitask and manage time efficiently and effectively.

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a group.

  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented.

  • Highly creative with ability to follow through with overall vision.

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