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Family Life Director

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Start Date: 2024

Length of Service: 5 years


Vision & Mission: BlueSky Global Ministries’ vision is to see the multinational community of Nairobi, Kenya, spiritually transformed and equipped to influence the world for God’s glory. We pursue this by building relationships through adventure, using three core platforms: BlueSky Adventures, Camp BlueSky, and BlueSky Family Life.


The BlueSky Family Life Director is a leadership role reporting to the BlueSky Kenyan (BSK) Country Director, providing strategic direction to the organization’s year-round focused relational ministry programs for students, young adults, families, and marriages. The Director will have the responsibility of vision-casting and driving growth for programs, while developing the Family Life team by investing in the growth of their character, competency, and chemistry. The Director will also serve as a member of the BSK Leadership Team.


  • Operational oversight for the areas of Student/Young Adults, Family, and Marriage including:

    • Employee supervision;

    • Calendar of events; 

    • Budget development and implementation; and

    • Supporting professional development.

    • Ensuring physically and emotionally safe environments for all participants

  • Develop a high performing team through trust, clear communication, defined responsibilities, engaged leadership, and mission alignment. 

  • Collaborate with leadership on strategic plan development and execution.

  • Cultivate relationships with NGOs, schools, churches, and other ministry organizations in Kenya/East Africa for connections with BlueSky Family Life programs. 

  • Collaborate with other department leaders to plan and implement ministry efforts across the organization.

  • Lead in staff functions and events (e.g. staff retreat, holiday events, and staff meetings).

  • Engage in ongoing personal and professional development as it relates to Family Life programming and leadership development within a multicultural/international context. 

  • Personally participate in relational ministry with adults, families, and marriages in the multinational community.

  • Provide oversight and support to the Apprenticeship program.


  • A self-professing Christ follower, actively involved in a Christian faith community and actively pursuing Christ on a consistent basis. 

  • Commitment to the BlueSky Vision: Purpose, Mission, and Core Values.

  • Heart for the nations with proven spiritual leadership experience.

  • Minimum three years work experience serving in family ministry.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Seminary or Master’s degree in theology, missions, or related field a plus.

  • Minimum three years work experience leading people, developing processes and implementing systems. 

  • Experience serving on and leading cross-cultural and diverse teams.

  • Experience leading ministry working across multiple demographics in an urban setting.

  • Robust international exposure preferred, particularly residing and serving as part of a ministry team.

  • Refined interpersonal skills; highly relational, capable of connecting with others quickly across ages and demographics, and able to work well individually and in a team environment.

  • Initiative to identify issues and solve problems with energy, teamwork and a positive approach.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team player.

  • Strategic thinker. Constantly thinking about the next step and next opportunity. 

  • Passion for discipleship, equipping and caring for the well-being of ministry employees.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, time management, and organization skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google programs and willing to learn web-based software and mobile apps.


  • Support Raising: All BlueSky ministry staff raise full financial support to serve. Support amount will be determined based on individual situations and current cost of living and doing ministry in Kenya. 

  • Relocating to Nairobi, Kenya to serve for a minimum of 4 years.

To learn more about this opportunity, please start by submitting an Interest Form. 

To submit a resume and cover letter, request an application, or direct questions, please contact Craig Elder at If you know someone who may be interested, please share this job opportunity and put them in touch with Craig as well. You can also visit for a broader introduction to BlueSky’s ministry and vision.

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