Markham Summer Youth Program Leader

Job Type

Part Time Temporary


Minimum: $5,000.00
Maximum: $5,000.00
Details: $5,000 stipend, half up front, half when program is finished.



Application Deadline:



70 E Lake St, Suite 920
United States


Position Description

Faith in Place’s Markham Summer Youth Program Leader is responsible for leading a six week environmental summer youth program in Markham, IL for 12 to 15 youth (ages 14-18). This Summer Youth Program, known as Faith in Place’s Eco-Ambassadors Program, is a collaboration of Faith in Place and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

The Eco-Ambassadors program is Faith in Place’s annual summer youth engagement and enrichment program, designed to educate the participants about the environment, environmental problems, potential solutions, and career opportunities. The Eco-Ambassadors learn about their own behaviors, the impact they have on the environment, and become true ambassadors for positive environmental behaviors in their communities. These youth are active in their faith communities, and have been nominated by adults in their life because of their leadership role within the community.

The Program Leader works closely with TNC, clergy, and community leaders from Markham to identify 12 to 15 youth between the ages of 14-18 to participate. This Leader will collaborate closely with Faith in Place’s Summer Youth Program in Chicago, co-planning events as appropriate.

Timeline and Stipend

This position requires planning hours in March, April, and May (approximately 8 hours each month for planning), with the bulk of work happening in June, July, and August. The stipend will be paid half up-front and the rest upon completion of the program. During the six week program, youth will meet in Markham three days per week for education and field trips.



·        Implement a plan for a successful six-week summer Eco-Ambassadors Program in Markham for 12 to 15 youth ages 14-18.

·        Lead and direct faith partner engagement, including outreach to faith leaders of all kinds (for example: clergy, trustees or Elders; youth, and seniors; multiple guilds, groups, and committees).

·        Teach environmental education and lead field trips about environmental justice issues.

·        Travel costs are reimbursed per IRS guidelines.


·        Passion for environmental justice issues

·        Willingness and ability to become well versed in all environmental justice issues and all programs that Faith in Place offers

·        Entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills

·        Exceptional verbal communication skills – comfort in speaking to large groups, facilitating small group discussions, and excelling at one-on-one interactions

·        Ability to effectively communicate and work with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, religious and political beliefs

·        Strong organizational ability and experience in meeting established goals within tight time frames

·        Familiarity with standard business computer applications

·        Demonstrated experience in effectively leading and collaborating with volunteers with management or supervisory experience

·        Ability and willingness to motivate individuals to take action regarding Earth care–prior experience in youth, organizing, or faith community life is a plus

Anti‐Discrimination Policy

Faith in Place is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Rev. Brian Sauder, Executive Director, Faith in Place.