What is Youth Unlimited?

Youth Unlimited (YU) in Greater Vancouver is a faith-based, grass-roots, pioneering organization, catalyzed by innovative outreach workers passionate about reaching kids on the margins. YU addresses the holistic health of young people: physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual.

Why do we exist?

We exist to enhance the development, health, and safety of young people from communities across the Lower Mainland—especially, young people who lack caring adults in their lives. We do this by building a strong, professional, working relationship with schools, youth agencies, churches, social workers, community workers, and students.

What does an Area Director do?

Working with a team of like-minded individuals the Area Director is responsible for the direction, supervision, budgets and finances for this diverse area of Greater Vancouver. 

What must the candidate possess to thrive in the position?

  • Humility
  • Professionalism in verbal and written communication
  • Consistency and boldness in engaging a wide network of financial and community partners
  • Leadership skills, especially in leading fellow team members and volunteers.
  • Comfort and confidence in relating to a wide range of people from youth, staff, business owners, other community groups, churches, etc.
  • Passion for discipleship and communicating the good news of Jesus through relationship
  • Ability to work in harmony with Youth Unlimited’s existing staff team
  • Ability to work in team and independently, while being a highly efficient time manager
  • Ability to plan and coordinate meetings, and motivate people.

What are the working conditions?

  • Telephone and computer work at home, coffee shop, & YU office.
  • Meeting with staff and other parties in, coffee shops, and other public places
  • Use of own vehicle or public transit to travel to required locations
  • Collaborating with other East Vancouver staff, Greater Vancouver staff, and volunteers
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with individuals, schools, and community organizations.
  • Occasional evening work, weekend work, day trips, and extended trips
  • Salary, expenses, and benefits (if applicable) are all raised by the applicant, with YU support

Time commitment: Full time, 40 hours per week

Training: 2-year credentialing training, plus organization-wide and hands-on training ongoing.

Supervision and feedback: Regular meetings with supervisor (direct report) and team members.

Send applications to Dean Klassen: dean@youthunlimited.com