Site Director

Position Overview

  • Facilitate respectful mission trip experiences while you provide authentic leadership.
  • Manage and participate in the overall operations and programming of a site, including meal preparation, behind-the-scenes tasks and large group programming.
  • Supervise, encourage and coach a minimum of two Site Coordinators.
  • Provide leadership for Adult Leaders and help them process their mission week.
  • Develop meaningful relationships as you act as a liaison between YouthWorks and the community.
  • Oversee finances with integrity and maintain the overall spiritual focus of the mission site.
  • Play an important role in connecting teenagers to God, each other and communities.

Common Community Types
Each YouthWorks site has a Site Director. They may lead in small town, small urban and large urban communities.

“Developing staff teams and watching them grow as leaders keeps me coming back every summer.”

– Brian, Site Director


  • College graduate or must have at least four years of post-high school experience*
  • Actively pursuing a relationship with Christ
  • Desire to serve the Church
  • Able to relate to youth
  • Model servant leadership
  • Have a teachable spirit
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Management experience/ability
  • Must meet our driving requirements of being 20 years of age or older during YouthWorks summer dates and have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Previous YW summer staff experience is helpful but not required

*Alumni who meet all other qualifications other than college graduate or four years post-high school may be considered for a Site Director position.

Team Tasks/Roles

  • Facilitate devotions and upfront evening programming and worship*
  • Engage throughout the day with churches, including youth and Adult Leaders
  • Lead teams of students in meal preparation
  • Engage in respectful service and regularly communicate with community partners
  • Site preparations including inventory, shopping and confirming service schedules

*There is a $150 bonus added for qualified guitar, piano or ukulele players who help facilitate worship on site. 

YouthWorks is committed to providing employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability (including those related to pregnancy or childbirth), age, veteran’s status, marital status, familial status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status with regard to public assistance, membership in local commission, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law, except when such law conflicts with the YouthWorks’ Standards of Conduct, Vision, Core Purpose, Core Values, Behavioral Values or Summer Staff Lifestyle Code of Conduct Agreement.

Internship Information

Previous summer staff have received internship credit or relevant work experience fulfilling this role from the following majors: Christian Ministries, Theology, Youth Ministry, Communications, Business, Leadership Studies and more.

Learn more about Internships with YouthWorks