Claretian Associates reaches more than 3000 low- to moderate-income African-American and Latino families each year through housing placements, homeownership, employment, financial literacy and referrals. Since 1991, we have built a web of relationships and activities that have affirmed our faith in the future of South Chicago. Continuing our housing development activities in a targeted 12-block area where we have created a total of 140 affordable homes and apartments, Claretian Associates has worked with other community partners to undertake housing development projects and services that have enriched the quality of life for residents of the Southeast Chicago area.
South Chicago Neighborhood Network (SCNN) is a community collaborative with a shared vision to create a trauma-informed community dedicated to supporting a culture of care and building a safer South Chicago for those who have been directly and indirectly impacted by gun and domestic violence. A trauma-informed approach to community building uses comprehensive, multi-stakeholder strategies to support and strengthen traumatized and distressed residents while addressing the effects of unresolved trauma. This ultimately improves mental health and wellness across generations of South Chicagoans. South Chicago
Youth Ambassador Coordinator will focus on implementing activities led by youth as it relates to the South Chicago Neighborhood Network (SCNN)’s 3-year Plan.
Recruit teens to be a part of the South Chicago Neighborhood Network (SCNN) and become Youth Ambassadors.
Assist in planning and supervising recreational activities for Youth Ambassadors.
Supervise Youth Ambassador peer training as it relates to conducting trainings and teen Cafés.
Participate as part of a team to run quality programs by helping out where needed or directed, which may include attending SCNN network and work group meetings.
Participate in training/educational opportunities to expand knowledge and skills.
Work with Program Manager and Program Evaluator to ensure to ensure the capturing of program outcomes and measurements.
High school diploma or equivalent AND two years equivalent education/experience.
Experience teaching youth while creating engaging learning experiences.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems.
Ability to interface with the general public and comfortable with public speaking.
Flexible schedule to work evenings and weekends
Comfortable working within a multicultural community
Knowledge of South Chicago
Proficiency with Spanish, both written and verbal.
Part-time, Up to 20 hours per
Monday – Friday. Work schedule is flexible and includes evenings and occasional weekends. .
Hourly Rate: $12 per hour (grant funded contracted position)