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New Life Centers provides intensive, community-based mentoring programs for youth and their families in the Little Village, Humboldt Park, Pilsen and Brighton Park communities of Chicago. The target demographics of NLC are; gang-affiliated youth, youth on probation, and at-risk youth referred through local schools and community agencies. Serving these populations allows NLC to holistically engage both violence prevention and intervention in response to community needs. We seek to reduce youth contact with the justice system, promote safety, and empower young people to become community-builders and peacemakers. Our holistic program model enables us to fulfill our Mission and Vision: Young people and their families connecting with Christ and Community through restorative justice, safe spaces and life-on-life relationships to create the Beloved Community together.

Position Summary

The Street Outreach Data Specialist position is full-time, 40 hours per week (non-exempt, benefits available) and will primarily take our Little Village location. The Street Outreach Data Specialist is responsible for performing key administrative tasks to support effectiveness of programming and improve the quality of service provided to youth and families by our Street Outreach team. May require some local travel (reimbursable). Pay commensurate with experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with Intake Management Team members to strategically match/exit youth and Outreach mentors, ensuring appropriate matching.
  • Informs and follows-up with Case-Managers, Victim Advocates and Outreach team for timely data.
  • Collects and follows-up on assessments and case-file paperwork as needed or requested by Data/Outreach Manager.
  • Communicates data to appropriate staff and funders as necessary.
  • Administers, enters, and reports assessments, surveys and other outreach team data into appropriate databases as needed.
  • Creates and provides clear concise data reports.
  • Assures information is updated and accurate.
  • Coordinates with sub-contractors to collect outreach, case-management and programming monthly data reports.
  • Coordinates with data partners on monthly outreach data reporting and evaluation.
  • Cooperates with all NLC Directors and staff.
  • Participates in an annual evaluation.
  • Demonstrates New Life Centers’ values.
  • Adheres to New Life Centers’ procedures and policies.
  • Attends required meetings and trainings.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and excellence as well as the mission of New Life Centers of Chicagoland.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Must become a Certified Mandated Reporter. Training provided.
  • Must pass a background check, must not have any pending cases.
  • Must pass a Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System background check.
  • Must pass a National Sex Offender Registry background check.
  • Must have a working phone and phone number.
  • One-year experience working in the human services field in a capacity that involves direct services to at-risk youth.
  • Cross-cultural competency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must be willing to be trained, and proficiently utilize database(s) and information tracking systems relevant to duties.
  • Must keep confidentiality of records and participant information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in youth development.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not necessary.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license, insurance, good driving record, access to a vehicle. Subject to driving background check.

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials to Careers@newlifecenters.org

  • Cover letter indicating your experience and interest in the position
  • Resume
  • List of three references with contact information (minimum 2 professional references, email and phone number included)
  • Please mention the name of any New Life Centers staff who referred the position to you in your email if applicable.

Please submit your application materials as MS Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please include “Street Outreach Data Specialist” in the subject line of your email.

New Life Centers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. New Life Centers complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Description PDF

Job Description PDF

New Life Centers (NLC) provides intensive, community-based mentoring programs for youth ages 12+ in the Little Village, Humboldt Park and Brighton Park communities of Chicago. The target demographics of programs: gang-affiliated youth on probation, and at-risk youth referred through local schools and community agencies. Serving these two populations allows NLC to holistically engage both violence prevention and intervention in response to identified community needs. We seek to reduce youth contact with the justice system, promote safety, and empower young people to become community-builders and peace-makers. Our holistic program model enables us to fulfill our mission: to provide mentoring and advocacy to guide youth toward a new life and a new direction.

Position Summary:

This project is a collaborative of community youth programs and the Illinois Youth Centers (St. Charles, Chicago and Warrenville). Partners are located in the neighborhoods with the highest rates of violence, and are committed to hyper-local programming, restorative justice practices, trauma-informed approaches, and principles of nonviolence. The Juvenile Justice Mentor reports to the Project Coordinator and partners with IYC staff in the reentry process, connecting youth with resources in their community. The Juvenile Justice Mentor will partner with IYC Youth and Family Advocate (YFA) staff, parents, youth and community partners to help youth achieve their goals. The mentor is responsible for youth one-on-one and group mentoring and advocacy, as well as high-quality program facilitation. The Juvenile Justice Mentor will work Full-Time 40 hours per week, non-exempt. This project will begin immediately. This position requires travel to and from St. Charles, Warrenville and Chicago facilities and intentional time on site in-facility encouraging a culture of restorative justice. Transportation to and from facilities is reimbursed. Per Diem included. Benefits available, please ask.

Skills & Responsibilities

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for reentry partnerships with IYC
  • Will be on-site in-facility regularly to build relationships with young people prior to reentry into the
  • Assists young people in identifying their reentry
  • Works closely and collaborates with the Project Coordinator, IYC YFA staff and community resources to prepare re-entry plans and other initiatives to positively enhance a youth’s re-entry
  • Intentionally focuses on a caseload of youth in a one-on-one mentoring capacity. Meets weekly/biweekly with youth, both in facility and those who have reentered society, to include meetings, meals, activities, transporting, etc.
  • Serves as a liaison and youth advocate with families, school administrators, social and youth service agencies and the juvenile justice system
  • Performs referrals and introductions with partner agencies as well as follow-up to referrals to assure youth needs are being
  • Implements and monitors progress of youth case plans, goals and
  • Coordinates referrals to community-based organizations that will provide the needed services for youth transitioning into the
  • Identifying and contacting potential community resources and programs to help develop and implement strategies to achieve re- entry Ensures strong alliances in the community with agencies and organizations.
  • Meets regularly with the Juvenile Justice and IYC Project team to discuss progress, challenges, training needs, changes, logistics,
  • Assists Project Coordinator with other duties and responsibilities as needed, including onsite IYC facility visits. May help with and assist with youth programming and events in
  • Manages the collection/communication/submission of data related items with partner agencies to NLC Program Coordinator as
  • Will communicate with Data Manager on all data needs, reports, submissions, as necessary.
  • Attends all NLC mandatory meetings and any meetings relevant to the successful implementation and supervision of the program as determined (may include RJ Hubs, IYC staff, citywide tables, etc.).

Required Qualifications:

  • Must pass a background No pending criminal cases or prior convictions for sexual assault, child abuse, or domestic violence.
  • High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred or significant experience working with high-risk, system-involved
  • Must become a Mandated
  • Knowledge of the challenges at-risk youth face and experience navigating those
  • Cross-cultural competency
  • Ability to develop and maintain a strong relationship with other community organizations
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in Good listening and communication skills
  • Ability to work one-on-one and in groups with high-risk individuals to resolve conflicts and promote prosocial behaviors
  • Must keep confidentiality of records and participant information
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Desire and ability to establish and maintain long-term relationships with youth
  • Familiarity with computers such that employee is able to complete required data entry tasks, communicate via email and complete basic work processing tasks as
  • Emotional maturity; good judgment; integrity; tolerance of differing points of view and beliefs; commitment to
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License, valid insurance, and good driving record
  • Requires travel

How to Apply:

Please submit the following materials to careers@newlifecenters.org:

  • Cover letter indicating your experience and interest in the position
  • Resume
  • List of three references with contact information (2 Professional and 1 Personal, Email and Phone number included)

Please submit your application materials as MS Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please include, “Juvenile Justice Mentor position” in the subject line of your email.

New Life Centers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. New Life Centers complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Description PDF

New Life Centers provides intensive, community-based mentoring programs for youth and their families in the Little Village, Humboldt Park, Pilsen and Brighton Park communities of Chicago. The target demographics of NLC are; gang-affiliated youth, youth on probation, and at-risk youth referred through local schools and community agencies. Serving these populations allows NLC to holistically engage both violence prevention and intervention in response to community needs. We seek to reduce youth contact with the justice system, promote safety, and empower young people to become community-builders and peacemakers. Our holistic program model enables us to fulfill our Mission and Vision: Young people and their families connecting with Christ and Community through restorative justice, safe spaces and life-on-life relationships to create the Beloved Community together.

Position Summary

The GEMS Mentor is full-time, 40 hours per week (non-exempt, benefits available) and will primarily take place at our Little Village location. The GEMS Mentor is responsible for facilitating GEMS Program and will have a caseload of 6-10 mentees. Participants are 7-12th graders. The GEMS Mentor is responsible for mentoring young ladies in one-on-one and group settings, high-quality weekly program facilitation in/out of school, events/activities that may include sports, and advocacy such as connections to other social services. The GEMS Mentor will also be responsible for assisting with some media and marketing that may include photography, video, writing and promotions. May require some local travel (reimbursable). Pay commensurate with experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Hosts participant information sessions, to explain expectations, roles, and responsibilities of participants.
  • Plans and implements outreach and recruiting of youth to program as needed.
  • Serves as a liaison and youth advocate with families, school administrators, social and youth service agencies and the juvenile justice system.
  • Assists in creation, implementation and monitoring of progress of youth case plans, goals and objectives set with you and family/school.
  • Assist youth and families strengthen relationships with people, organizations, or systems within their community through advocacy, modeling, coaching, and negotiating.
  • Intentionally focuses on a caseload of youth in a one-on-one mentoring capacity. Caseload is determined by Supervisor.
  • Administers intake and youth assessments and assists in ensuring accuracy and completeness of youth files.
  • Produces documents, receipts and correspondence regarding activities and progress as requested.
  • Serves as a linkage and support for individuals and families to enhance their assistance and use of opportunities and programs in the community (ie. Job programs, GED, drug treatment).
  • Assists in weekly planning, program facilitation and youth social activities/outings (may include in-school/ after-school, small/large groups, and sports or other arts-based programming).
  • Maintains and documents required quantity/quality of contacts with youth as requested by Supervisor.
  • Communicates with key staff, mentees and mentee caregiver(s) to ensure youth needs are addressed.
  • Monitors and provides for a safe environment for youth at NLC functions.
  • Utilizes database and other recordkeeping procedures to document youth sessions, progress, challenges, etc.
  • Communicates regularly with mentees and addresses challenges, celebrates milestones, assists in identifying goals and problem solving.
  • Creates lessons and activities based on life-skills. Assures lessons are relevant and appropriate. Utilizes identified curriculum or curriculum principles to reinforce mentee learning.
  • Participates in an annual evaluation.
  • Maintains accuracy of a budget and spending plan.
  • Responsible for room prep and clean up.
  • Maintain a consistent program schedule.
  • Encourages a platform for youth voice and choice in programming and event decisions.
  • Communicates with leadership proactively to address program situations needing additional support.
  • Maintains a caseload of approximately 6-10 youth.
  • Assures a safe learning environment.
  • Submits all daily attendance and intake paperwork as requested.
  • Assists with preparations for events.
  • Cooperates with all NLC Directors and staff.
  • Reinforces New Life Centers’ values in student’s interactions with one another.
  • Applies New Life Centers’ procedures and policies.
  • Works with program leadership to report goals and data.
  • Attends required meetings and trainings.
  • Demonstrates New Life Centers’ values.
  • Adheres to New Life Centers’ procedures and policies.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and excellence as well as the mission of New Life Centers of Chicagoland.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Must become a Certified Mandated Reporter. Training provided.
  • Must pass a background check, must not have any pending cases.
  • Must pass a Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System background check.
  • Must pass a National Sex Offender Registry background check.
  • Must have a working phone and phone number.
  • One-year experience working in the human services field in a capacity that involves direct services to at-risk youth.
  • Cross-cultural competency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must be willing to be trained, and proficiently utilize database(s) and information tracking systems relevant to duties.
  • Must keep confidentiality of records and participant information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in youth development.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not necessary.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license, insurance, good driving record, access to a vehicle. Subject to driving background check.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following materials to Careers@newlifecenters.org

  • Cover letter indicating your experience and interest in the position
  • Resume
  • List of three references with contact information (minimum 2 professional references, email and phone number included)
  • Please mention the name of any New Life Centers staff who referred the position to you in your email if applicable.

Please submit your application materials as MS Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please include “GEMS Mentor” in the subject line of your email.

New Life Centers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. New Life Centers complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Description PDF

Job Description PDF

New Life Centers provides intensive, community-based mentoring programs for youth and their families in the Little Village, Humboldt Park, Pilsen and Brighton Park communities of Chicago. The target demographics of NLC are; gang-affiliated youth, youth on probation, and at-risk youth referred through local schools and community agencies. Serving these populations allows NLC to holistically engage both violence prevention and intervention in response to community needs. We seek to reduce youth contact with the justice system, promote safety, and empower young people to become community-builders and peacemakers. Our holistic program model enables us to fulfill our Mission and Vision: Young people and their families connecting with Christ and Community through restorative justice, safe spaces and life-on-life relationships to create the Beloved Community together.

Position Summary

The Grant Manager position is full-time, 40 hours per week (non-exempt, benefits available).  The Grant Manager is responsible for managing overall grant efforts and grant writers. The Grant Manager will lead the application and reporting process for grant funding including; determining eligibility, gathering information, coordinating strategy meetings, tracking deadlines, communicating and reporting to funders, etc. May require some local travel (reimbursable). Pay commensurate with experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and coordinating/attending strategy meetings and informational sessions.
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing requests, review, editing, approval, and submission.
  • Oversees the grant writing process.
  • Attends pre-submittal meetings, bidder’s conferences, webinars, roundtables, etc. as needed.
  • Enters and monitors tracking data for application deadlines, renewals, LOI’s, RFP releases, etc.
  • Assures on time applications.
  • Is the main contact for funder related proposal process/reporting inquiries.
  • Identifies and communicates risks associated with proposals.
  • Leads the organization of updated proposal information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, evaluation, and other data.
  • Manages the grant writer and the grant writing process.
  • Implements staff annual review.
  • Is the main contact for grant writer contractors.
  • Determines and delegates grant writing to internal grant writer or contractors.
  • Assists in grant writing as needed.
  • Stays knowledgeable and up to date of current funding trends, funder requests, and NLC strategic plan.
  • Participates in an annual evaluation.
  • Attends required meetings and trainings.
  • Meets with key leadership and attends program visits to stay knowledgeable of current operations/successes/needs.
  • Demonstrates New Life Centers’ values.
  • Adheres to New Life Centers’ procedures and policies.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork and excellence as well as the mission of New Life Centers of Chicagoland.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Must become a Certified Mandated Reporter. Training Provided.
  • Must pass a background check, must not have any pending cases.
  • Must pass a Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System background check.
  • Must pass a National Sex Offender Registry background check.
  • Must have a working phone and phone number.
  • One-year experience working in the human services field in a capacity that involves direct services to at-risk youth.
  • Cross-cultural competency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must be willing to be trained, and proficiently utilize database(s) and information tracking systems relevant to duties.
  • Must keep confidentiality of records and participant information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of restorative justice, violence prevention, and youth development helpful.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license, insurance, good driving record, access to a vehicle a plus. Subject to driving background check.

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials to Careers@newlifecenters.org

  • Cover letter indicating your experience and interest in the position
  • Resume
  • List of three references with contact information (minimum 2 professional references, email and phone number included)
  • Please mention the name of any New Life Centers staff who referred the position to you in your email if applicable.

Please submit your application materials as MS Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please include “Grant Manager” in the subject line of your email.

New Life Centers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. New Life Centers complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Description PDF

Job Description PDF

New Life Centers provides intensive, community-based mentoring programs for youth and their families in the Little Village, Humboldt Park, Pilsen and Brighton Park communities of Chicago. The target demographics of NLC are; gang-affiliated youth, youth on probation, and at-risk youth referred through local schools and community agencies. Serving these populations allows NLC to holistically engage both violence prevention and intervention in response to community needs. We seek to reduce youth contact with the justice system, promote safety, and empower young people to become community-builders and peacemakers. Our holistic program model enables us to fulfill our Mission and Vision: Young people and their families connecting with Christ and Community through restorative justice, safe spaces and life-on-life relationships to create the Beloved Community together.

Position Summary

The Grant Writer positions are full-time, 40 hours per week (non-exempt, benefits available), and Part-Time (contractual). The Grant Writer is responsible for seeking and responding to appropriate funding opportunities via requests for proposals. The Grant Writer will gather information, coordinate strategy meetings to identify and clarify needs, and assure alignment with NLC mission and goals. May require some local travel (reimbursable). Pay commensurate with experience.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
  • and coordinating/attending strategy meetings and informational sessions.
  • May communicate with funders via mid- and end-of-year reports where narrative is necessary.
  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and coordinating/attending strategy meetings and bidder’s conferences.
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
  • Enters and monitors tracking data for application deadlines, renewals, RFP releases, etc.
  • Assists with funder inquiries.
  • Coordinates requirements with contributors and contributes proposal status information to review meetings.
  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
  • Writes, revises, and edits drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
  • Obtains approvals by reviewing proposals with key providers and Supervisors.
  • Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal and work networks.
  • This position will include some grant management in other stages of the grant process beyond submittal as needed.
  • Participates in an annual evaluation.
  • Demonstrates New Life Centers’ values.
  • Applies New Life Centers’ procedures and policies.
  • Attends required meetings and trainings.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork and excellence as well as the mission of New Life Centers of Chicagoland.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Must become a Certified Mandated Reporter. Training provided.
  • Must pass a background check, must not have any pending cases.
  • Must pass a Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System background check.
  • Must pass a National Sex Offender Registry background check.
  • Must have a working phone and phone number.
  • One-year experience working in the human services field in a capacity that involves direct services to at-risk youth.
  • Cross-cultural competency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must be willing to be trained, and proficiently utilize database(s) and information tracking systems relevant to duties.
  • Must keep confidentiality of records and participant information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in youth development.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not necessary.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license, insurance, good driving record, access to a vehicle. Subject to driving background check.

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials to Careers@newlifecenters.org

  • Cover letter indicating your experience and interest in the position
  • Resume
  • List of three references with contact information (minimum 2 professional references, email and phone number included)
  • Please mention the name of any New Life Centers staff who referred the position to you in your email if applicable.

Please submit your application materials as MS Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please include “Grant Writer” in the subject line of your email.

New Life Centers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. New Life Centers complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Description PDF

Job Description PDF

New Life Centers provides intensive, community-based mentoring programs for youth and their families in the Little Village, Humboldt Park, Pilsen and Brighton Park communities of Chicago. The target demographics of NLC are; gang-affiliated youth, youth on probation, and at-risk youth referred through local schools and community agencies. Serving these populations allows NLC to holistically engage both violence prevention and intervention in response to community needs. We seek to reduce youth contact with the justice system, promote safety, and empower young people to become community-builders and peacemakers. Our holistic program model enables us to fulfill our Mission and Vision: Young people and their families connecting with Christ and Community through restorative justice, safe spaces and life-on-life relationships to create the Beloved Community together.

Position Summary

The Mentor position is full-time, 40 hours per week (non-exempt, benefits available) and will primarily take place at our Little Village location. Hours are both in-school as well as after-school hours and require a flexible schedule. The Mentor is responsible for mentoring one-on-one and in group settings, facilitating high-quality program in/out of school, planning and implementing events/activities that may include sports, and providing youth advocacy such as connections to other social services. May require some local travel (reimbursable). Pay commensurate with experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Hosts participant information sessions in collaboration with other staff, to explain expectations, roles, and responsibilities of participants.
  • Plans and implements outreach and recruiting of youth to program as needed.
  • Serves as a liaison and youth advocate with families, school administrators, social and youth service agencies and the juvenile justice system.
  • Assists in creation, implementation and monitoring of progress of youth case plans, goals and objectives set with you and family/school.
  • Assist youth and families strengthen relationships with people, organizations, or systems within their community through advocacy, modeling, coaching, and negotiating.
  • Intentionally focuses on a caseload of youth in a one-on-one mentoring capacity. Supervisor will determine the caseload.
  • Administers intake and youth assessments as well as accuracy and completeness of youth files.
  • Produces documents, receipts and correspondence regarding activities and progress as requested.
  • Serves as a linkage and support for individuals and families to enhance their assistance and use of opportunities and programs in the community (ie. Job programs, GED, drug treatment).
  • Assists mentors in weekly planning, program facilitation and youth social activities/outings (may include in-school/after-school, small/large groups, and sports).
  • Coaches sports groups and assists in planning of sports activities or other arts-based programming as needed.
  • Maintains and documents required quantity/quality of contacts with youth as requested by Supervisor.
  • Communicates with key staff, mentees and mentee caregiver(s) to ensure the youth’s needs are addressed.
  • Monitors and provides for a safe environment for youth at NLC functions.
  • Utilizes database and other recordkeeping procedures to document youth sessions, progress, challenges, etc.
  • Communicates regularly with mentors to assure they are assisting youth to address challenges, celebrate milestones, assist in identifying goals and problem solving.
  • Creates lessons and activities based on life-skills as needed. Assures lessons are relevant and appropriate. Utilizes identified curriculum or curriculum principles to reinforce mentee learning.
  • Participates in an annual evaluation.
  • Maintains accuracy of a budget and spending plan.
  • Assists with preparations for events.
  • Cooperates with all NLC Directors and staff.
  • Reinforces New Life Centers’ values in student’s interactions with one another.
  • Demonstrates New Life Centers’ values.
  • Applies New Life Centers’ procedures and policies.
  • Attends required meetings and trainings.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and excellence as well as the mission of New Life Centers of Chicagoland.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Must become a Certified Mandated Reporter. Training provided.
  • Must pass a background check, must not have any pending cases.
  • Must pass a Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System background check.
  • Must pass a National Sex Offender Registry background check.
  • Must have a working phone and phone number.
  • One-year experience working in the human services field in a capacity that involves direct services to at-risk youth.
  • Cross-cultural competency.
  • General knowledge of sports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must be willing to be trained, and proficiently utilize database(s) and information tracking systems relevant to duties.
  • Must keep confidentiality of records and participant information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in youth development.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not necessary.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license, insurance, good driving record, access to a vehicle. Subject to driving background check.

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials to Careers@newlifecenters.org

  • Cover letter indicating your experience and interest in the position
  • Resume
  • List of three references with contact information (minimum 2 professional references, email and phone number included)
  • Please mention the name of any New Life Centers staff who referred the position to you in your email if applicable.

Please submit your application materials as MS Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please include “Mentor” in the subject line of your email.

New Life Centers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. New Life Centers complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Description PDF