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;
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.


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


  • 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


  • 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


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  No phone calls, please.

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