Area Director

Vagabond Missions
Employment Type
Full Time
Greenville, NC
Posted Date

Are you ready to make a profound impact in the lives of inner-city teens? Are you passionate about leading a team dedicated to guiding and nurturing the spiritual growth of both missionaries and those they serve? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

About Us:

We are a dynamic Catholic non-profit mission committed to serving inner-city teens, sharing with them the saving love of Jesus Christ, and empowering them to reach their full potential. Our mission is to provide guidance, support, and mentorship to these young individuals, helping them navigate life's challenges and discover their unique gifts and talents.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a zealous and visionary individual to serve as our Area Director, overseeing the operations and ministry of our non-profit organization dedicated to serving inner-city teens. As the Area Director, you will be responsible for spiritually leading missionaries, modeling effective ministry practices in both small and large group settings, fundraising, and building vital local connections within the community. You will lead a team of dedicated missionaries, providing them with spiritual guidance, mentorship, and support as they work tirelessly to make a positive impact in the lives of inner-city teens.


Spiritual Leadership:

  • Develop a yearly personal growth plan that fosters a vibrant spiritual life including time for monthly spiritual direction, daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, solitude, retreat, reflection, prayer, and Scripture.
  • Provide spiritual guidance and mentorship to missionaries, empowering them to effectively minister to inner-city teens.
  • Model Christ-like behavior and values to provide impactful ministry experiences rooted in love, compassion, and faith.
  • Actively participate in the spiritual life of the Vagabond Missions community.

Ministry Oversight:

  • Lead by example in both small and large group settings, demonstrating effective ministry techniques and strategies.
  • Build meaningful relationships with teens, serving as a positive role model and mentor. 
  • Oversee ministry programs and initiatives. Ensure that all activities align with the organization's mission and values. 
  • Develop and implement ongoing plans to maximize Gospel proclamation through retreat opportunities.
  • Set yearly strategic ministry plans and initiatives to reach kids; review them on a regular basis.
  • Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone involved in the ministry.

Fundraising and Budgeting: 

  • Personally support raise salary and communicate regularly with donors, utilizing the organization's fundraising training and methodology.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors and supporters, communicating the impact of our work and inspiring continued generosity.
  • Manage the local budget. Coordinate local in-kind donations and community support.

Community and Resource Engagement:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local churches, schools, businesses, and community organizations. Collaborate with community leaders to identify opportunities for partnership and support.
  • Manage and oversee local leases, utilities and bills for the local missionary community.


  • A strong personal relationship with Christ and commitment to the Catholic faith.
  • A call to reach teens with the Gospel.
  • 3+ years experience in ministry leadership and/or working with youth, particularly in urban or inner-city settings
  • (or comparable).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Proven ability to fundraise and build relationships with donors and supporters.
  • Strong organizational and leadership abilities, with the capacity to effectively manage a team and programs.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, accomplished through support-raising.
  • Health and retirement benefits.
  • Participation in all staff training/retreat twice a year, and ongoing participation in programs designed for personal spiritual maturity or personal enrichment.
  • The chance to make a tangible difference in the lives of inner-city teens and communities.

Why Join Us: 

This is not just a job - it's a calling. By joining our team as an Area Director, you will have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of inner-city teens, helping them discover their worth, purpose, and potential. You will be part of a supportive and passionate community dedicated to serving others and spreading God's love. If you are ready to embark on a fulfilling journey of ministry leadership and transformation, we invite you to apply for the role of Area Director today. Together, let's make a lasting impact and inspire hope in the hearts of those who need it most.


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.

Location: Greenville, NC

Reports To: Director of Mission based at the Pittsburgh, PA National Office

Number of staff supervised: 3-5

Departments/Job Titles Supervised: Team Leads and Missionaries