Company Name:

Chicago Voyagers

Location:

Palatine, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

$42,000

Job Category:

Management

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted:

January 4, 2018

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Program Manager

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   

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  •  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.

 


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 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.

 

KEY BENEFITS

  • 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

Company Name:

Chicago Voyagers

Location:

Palatine, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

$42,000

Job Category:

Management

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted:

January 4, 2018

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