The Night Ministry strives to be the best employer possible, providing its employees with a mission-driven work atmosphere that is both focused and fun, as well as a benefits package that we feel is one of the best in the industry.
Employees of The Night Ministry come from a wide variety of backgrounds, representing different ethnicities, educational levels, skills, religious affiliations, spiritual traditions, and sexual orientations. Their commonality is their dedication to improving the lives of those who are homeless, at-risk for homelessness, or otherwise under-served. Although not all employees are involved in direct services, everyone is dedicated to the mission of The Night Ministry, believes in its core values, and knows that their work is highly valued.
To apply submit a resume and cover letter:
The Night Ministry
4711 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Fax: (773) 506-3116
Title: Youth Outreach Coordinator (Full-Time), Youth Programs, Chicago
Reports to: Youth Outreach Manager
Position Summary: Through community outreach, education, and networking provide recruitment, training, and support of community allies, individual volunteers, and service groups to raise awareness of issues impacting Homeless and LGBT youth, to solicit support and contributions to The Night Ministry’s work, and to facilitate service in Youth Outreach programming.
Essential Function: Create and maintain relationships with homeless youth, especially those ages 12-24, through outreach. This may include participation in Lakeview van outreach, staffing of daytime or evening indoor drop-in programming, and presence at schools, youth centers, and other events or sites where youth are likely to congregate. Create and maintain relationships with YOT individual volunteers and leaders for congregational and other groups which serve YOT programs. Maintain regular contact with service group and individual volunteers through the quarterly e-update and other means. Collaborate with Volunteer Manager to facilitate quarterly volunteer dinners for team building, training, volunteer appreciation, etc. Collaborate with the Congregational Relations Coordinator to facilitate regular service group gathers for orientation, training, support, appreciation, etc. Help maintain and nurture relationships with community organizations and social service agencies. Help represent The Night Ministry and its client population through advocacy with other organizations, congregations and community groups, participate in the agency’s public relations and fund raising activities as assigned, and encourage community involvement in addressing the needs homeless youth. Accurately and consistently document program activities in accordance with The Night Ministry policies and procedures and the requirements of funding resources. Contribute to periodic community needs assessments. Maintain a familiarity with the issues related to the target population, including current literature, available resources, and street dynamics. Attend trainings as available. Attend staff, agency, and inter-agency meetings.
Position Requirement: A Minimum of Master of Divinity or comparable degree and a minimum two years experience doing outreach work with diverse at-risk youth. Pass DCFS requirements, including Health Clearance and Criminal Background Check. Current driver’s license; evidence of insurability; ability to drive a 15 passenger van. Physically able to stand or walk outdoors for as long as six consecutive hours at night in all varieties of Chicago weather. Demonstrated “street smarts” for personal safety. Presentation and public speaking skills. Awareness and sensitivity to all faith paths and groups. Excellent interpersonal skills. EOE M/F/D/
Title: Administrative Assistant (Full-time), Youth Programs, Chicago
Reports to: Director
Position Summary: The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and clerical support for business operations in support to the Youth Programs. The duties includes but is not limited to scheduling, typing, answering phones, copying and other business processes such as: office management, department communications, filing/organization, inventory management, and handling sensitive and confidential information in a timely manner.
Essential Functions: Position Responsibilities: Assists with development of statistical reports, reconcile petty cash reimbursement, order and maintain building and office supplies as needed. Sever as a liaison to staff at 4711 regarding administrative matters. Route invoices to accounts payable, organize and track program items and donations. Screen and admit residents, staff and guests to the facility. Answer and respond in the timely management of all written, telephone, e-mail, and voicemail communication with a variety of constituents. Type and proofread correspondence for the Director to include but not limited to word processing/typing of letters, memos, minutes, forms, policies and procedures (includes sensitive/confidential information).
Position Requirements: A minimum of a H.S. Diploma and/or GED. Minimum of two years office experience. Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent problem-solving skills. Good oral and written communication skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Extensive experience and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and familiar with MS Office. Must have the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and projects. Strong interpersonal skills; able to interact and maintain good relations with diverse populations. EOE M/F/D/V
Title: Advocacy Coordinator (Part-time)
Reports to: Government Relations Manager
Position Summary: Promote the mission and activities of The Night Ministry by growing support from and educating government institutions and community stakeholders. Represent The Night Ministry at political, governmental, and community events and meetings. Educate clients about and connect them to advocacy opportunities.
Essential Functions: Cultivate and maintain relationships with public officials and their staffs, educating them on issues impacting The Night Ministry and the adults and youth we serve. Further advocacy efforts by increasing visibility at the city, state and federal levels by coordinating testimony presentation and through traditional advocacy methods, as appropriate. Coordinate and attend meetings of H.E.L.L.O. (Homeless Experts Living Life’s Obstacles). At least quarterly, schedule and lead a meeting of the group’s partners to coordinate meeting coverage and advance the group’s youth-created advocacy agenda. Visit The Night Ministry’s program sites to raise awareness of and recruit new members for H.E.L.L.O. Cultivate and maintain relationships with elected officials and administration representatives at the city, state and federal level, focusing on those areas where The Night Ministry serves. Participate in external committees, forums, trainings, and other gatherings related to government, for networking and visibility purposes. Conduct public education on issues impacting our respective constituencies, in order to advance public policy and the potential to increase or continue funding. Meet and strategize with the Government Relations Manager, other program staff and The Night Ministry’s Program Council to determine special needs, issues and opportunities in the issue of advocacy, as needed. Supervise and work with volunteers as required. Attend all departmental and organizational meetings and trainings. Other duties as assigned by the Government Relations Manager. EOE M/F/D/V
Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, or related field.
Minimum of one year experience or training in government, government relations, advocacy, community organizing and/or similar position at a nonprofit organization. Excellent written and oral skills and attention to detail. Able to work well with multiple levels of government agencies, personnel and volunteers. Exemplary interpersonal and communications skills.
Flexibility and ability to work with multiple deadlines. Position requires some evening and weekend hours. Exhibit comfort level working with diverse constituencies. Able to travel locally, and occasionally travel to Springfield. EOE M/F/D/V