Title : Youth Advocate, Part-time hourly (10-15 hours/week)
Reports to : Executive Director
Compensation : $12/hour
Shifts : Winnetka Youth Organization hours of operation in the summer are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3pm-7pm; Fridays from 3pm-9pm and Saturdays from 5pm-9pm. The Center is closed on Sundays and Mondays. On days when an off-site program is planned, the hours may vary. Youth Advocate hours, depending on program calendar and availability, include 1-2 weekdays from 3pm-7pm as well as Friday and Saturday evening shifts totaling 4-5 weekend nights a month.
Youth Advocate is an ideal position for college and graduate students seeking to work with adolescents and be involved in the inner-workings of a non-profit organization.
Supervise drop-in center and teen participants during evening shifts;
Support problem-solving and self-advocacy among WYO teens, providing referral information as necessary;
Advertise/promote recreational, social service, and diversity programs for the teen center online and in person;
Canvas area schools and businesses to promote awareness of programs;
Assist with marketing, fundraising, and community-based projects;
Assist with developing and planning all monthly programs for the teen center including social service outings, youth fundraisers, in-house events, and concerts.
Maintain the WYO drop-in center cleanliness and lock up after shift;
Participate in staff meetings towards a team environment;
Maintain daily statistics and outcomes regarding the youth using the program, as well as the activities sponsored by the WYO. Will keep other staff informed of happenings during shift;
Take initiative with on-going projects, new activities, and tasks at the center.
Other duties as assigned
Mission : The mission of the Winnetka Youth Organization (the YO) is to foster individual development in junior high and high school youth in the North Shore by providing adult-to-youth mentoring, prevention services, and opportunities for leadership, citizenship, and education within a safe, informal environment.
How to Apply :
Please send a complete resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications to the attention of Jess Rutstein, WYO Executive Director.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Contact Info :
Jess Rutstein, Executive Director
Winnetka Youth Organization
620 Lincoln Ave., Lower Level
Winnetka, IL 60093
Job Type: Part-time
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must pass appropriate criminal background check and comply with Illinois Mandated Report laws.
BA in social work, sociology, psychology or related field desired. Will consider candidate with two years of experience or more.
Prior experience working directly with adolescents.
A genuine love of teens and a belief in their potential.
Ideal candidate is a creative, energetic, self-starter who works independently, can lead programs and create new avenues of fun and inspiration for our youth. Candidates must be able to manage their tasks, handle a variety of responsibilities, and work self-sufficiently.
The mission of the Winnetka Youth Organization (the YO) is to foster individual development in junior high and high school youth in the North Shore by providing adult-to-youth mentoring, prevention services, and opportunities for leadership, citizenship, and, education within a safe, informal environment.