The mission of Chicago Voyagers is to empower at-risk youth through outdoor experiential adventures that foster healthy relationships and responsible behavior.
As our Program Manager for our male and co-ed programs, you will be responsible for co-leading the program operations of the organization. Work includes facilitating field programs, recruiting customers, and evaluating programs. Roughly half of this role’s time is field work – leading groups of teens, a youth agency leader, and volunteers on single and multi-day adventure programs.
Position: full time (we also have summer and part time positions).
Pay: $38K to $46K
Work-days: needs to be flexible (field work takes place when students are not in school)
Location: Chicago, IL and surrounding area
- Male (we have other positions for females)
- Solid organizational skills
- Documented 3 year’s youth development and experiential education experience with adolescents.
- Bilingual English and Spanish
- Experience with some/many of the following program types: wilderness expeditions, bicycling, canoeing, climbing, camping, caving and cross country skiing.
- Master’s degree and state licensure in counseling (LPC/LCPC), Social Work (LSW/LCSW), or equivalent a plus.
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification (can be obtained after employment, cost will be covered)
- Be able to pass a criminal and driving background check.
- Ability to carry a 70 lb. canoe by yourself, hike 10/paddle 15 miles a day and also deal with adversity such as rain and mosquitoes in a positive manner.
- Need to transport yourself for local programs, most of which occur at Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village, IL.
- Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Ability to travel out of state for programs.
- Personally deliver field programs while managing outcomes, youth needs, interventions, group goals and adult team members.
- Managing program risk by following accepted industry standards and practice.
- Evaluate program effectiveness, work with our researcher on evaluation and improvement.
- Coordinating sign-up and communications with agencies and volunteers.
- Insuring completion of program data and research.
- Manage program resource scheduling (equipment, personnel).
- Generate reports on program outcomes for funders.
- Unlimited paid time off
- Medical insurance
- Incentive bonus plan
- Paid training/professional development
- Flexible/telecommuting work hours
- Personal use of equipment for friends/family
- Professional discounts on equipment
- Limited funds for relocation