Career Prep Facilitator

—with Chicago Lights Summer Day—

Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights: a 2017 Top-100 Workplace

Please apply no later than Monday, April 2, 2018.

To apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@fourthchurch.org;
No phone calls, please.


The Career Prep Facilitator is responsible for curriculum development and workshop facilitation. This includes grade-level appropriate career exploration and personal development workshops for students. The Facilitator will create objective-driven, student-focused lessons, including the use of hands-on, engaging learning techniques. The Career Prep Facilitator, in conjunction with all other staff members, will enforce a program-wide classroom management plan to ensure an organized, safe, and learning-centered environment.

The Career Prep Project of the Chicago Lights Tutoring and Summer Day programs helps rising seventh- through ninth-grade students explore non-traditional career fields and gain financial literacy skills and aids in their transition to high school. Students participate in a series of classes and field trips tailored around career exploration, financial literacy, secondary education, and more.


Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Career Prep Facilitator include, but are not limited to

  • Developing and implementing grade-level appropriate curriculum related to career research, exploration, and high school readiness
  • Providing written lesson plans to the Associate Director one week in advance of all classes
  • Enforcing a program-wide classroom management plan in conjunction with other staff and management
  • Communicating with the Associate Director and Program Coordinator regarding all student behavior concerns and working together with all staff to create a safe, positive, and calm environment
  • Participating in and monitoring field trips
  • Assisting in development and administration of student assessments
  • Attending staff meetings as required
  • Escorting students to and from classes and meal-times; supervising student meal-time, as needed
  • Adhering to the Tutoring and Summer Day programs’ Communication and Conduct Policy and Attendance Policy
  • Communicating with parents, as needed
  • Using the S.P.I.R.I.T. principles of hospitality when interacting with visitors, guests, members, and staff of Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights
  • Other duties, as assigned or needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to develop curriculum for highly interactive career and personal development workshops
  • Knowledge of the various high schools in Chicago, including private and public/charter school options
  • Previous/current workshop facilitation experience
  • Ability to employ a variety of learner-centered teaching methods
  • Comfort and talent (previous experience preferred) in working with students in grades 79
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a classroom and work within a multicultural environment
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Comfortable working in a faith-based and diverse work environment

Schedule

  • Attendance from 8:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday, June 25–August 2, 2018
  • Attendance from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Fridays

Compensation

This is a seasonal, part-time position and does not qualify for medical or paid time-off benefits.

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@chicagolights.org.  No phone calls, please.

Please apply no later than Monday, April 2, 2018.