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Young Life

Young Life


Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Amhara Region - Ethiopia
Posted date: 3 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Essential Duties:

Spiritual Formation:​ Intentionally provide opportunities for staff to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus.

  • Participate in opportunities for growing deeper in your relationship with Jesus.
  • With direction from the supervisor, develop an annual personal spiritual growth plan.
  • Participate in a culture where the spiritual formation of Food Service volunteers is both a priority and a responsibility.

​Attentive Hospitality: Equip servant leaders who anticipate and respond to the needs of our guests, staff, and vendors through Christ-like service.

  • Demonstrate a posture of service that anticipates guest needs and responds with professionalism through intentional decisions and systems.
  • Participate in planning, developing, and evaluating the menu with Young Life Food Service Standards in mind.
  • Develop a recognition and action plan for guest needs/requests to partner with our guests; meeting their needs and supporting an environment where guests are heard.

Interpersonal Relationships:​ Help build relationships that reflect the character of God with guests, staff, vendors, and neighbors to foster a healthy community.

  • Build relationships that reflect the character of God with guests, staff, vendors, and neighbors to foster a healthy community.
  • Participate in interdepartmental staff relationships by engaging in partnerships throughout the property.

Comprehensive Stewardship: Manage with integrity the finances, people, buildings, and equipment that have been entrusted to our ministry.

  • Manage with integrity the finances, people, buildings, and equipment that have been entrusted to our ministry through Food Services.
  • Develop and equip interns and volunteers to participate in comprehensive stewardship of the Food Services Department.
  • Support an environment where Food Service volunteers feel valued both as contributors and as people.

Talent Development: Through a consistent and accountable evaluation process, we identify and provide opportunities for staff in continuing education, leadership development, career-pathing, and cross-training.

  • Demonstrate a desire to grow through engagement in the Individual Development Plan process and participation in training and development opportunities.

Embracing Excellence:​ Standing on the platform of national standards and metrics we gladly prepare an environment that glorifies Jesus Christ.

  • Execute daily responsibilities with attention to the standards and metrics required for excellent camp operations.
  • Develop a commitment to uphold the Young Life Food Service Standards as listed in the Food Service Manual.

Training Expectations:

Must become ServeSafe certified within 6 months of employment.

Camp or Job-Specific Working Conditions​s

  • This role lives in, and is responsible for all aspects of typical food production: cleaning, fixing and troubleshooting equipment, prep work, shift leadership, cooking meals, and other tasks normal to a food service environment. This consumes 95% of the time and seasonally will require 100% of available hours.
  • May be required to lift materials weighing 60 pounds waist high.
  • May be exposed to cleaning chemicals when following proper cleaning methods.
  • Southwind is located in beautiful Central Florida. Southwind is close to Orlando and Gainesville, which offer many outdoor adventure opportunities, and a full array of amenities. Southwind operates year-round and serves every brand of Young Life camping and a variety of church groups, private Christian schools, and outreach ministries. Southwind is in an exciting stage of a master plan build-out that includes new structures and the remodeling of existing structures. Southwind’s culture is focused on helping staff develop and grow their relationship with Christ, develop and grow vocationally and professionally, and create an environment where Southwind’s guests experience God’s transformative love.

Note:​ This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.​



  • One year of college completed and/or one year of professional culinary training is preferred.

Experience Required for the Job

  • Experience in the food service industry preferred.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Young Life's ministry, strategy, and mission.
  • Experience in organizing and prioritizing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in written and verbal communication with guests, vendors, and staff.


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage (at no cost to you).
  • Paid vacation and sick leave.
  • 401(k) matching plan (up to four percent).
  • Health club benefit.
  • And more!


​​Young Life is a relational ministry. Staff must be able to convey a sense of Christ-like hospitality and concern for guests and staff. Responding to the unexpected needs of a guest promptly and professionally is important. All staff members are expected to represent Young Life positively and professionally within the community and be able to work with and minister to the volunteer high school and college-age young people who attend our camp.