Summer Job – Chicago South Suburbs

Eco-Ambassador Youth Host

Opportunities in the South Suburbs and South Side of Chicago

Faith in Place provides environmental education during the summer for our beloved youth. Ages range from 14-18, and applications are accepted at the beginning of every summer from our faith partners to send a youth representative from their house of worship to join Faith in Place staff to put their faith into action. Staff work with youth to learn more about environmental issues, leadership development, and outreach methods. Field trips to see environmental education in action is a key part of the program.

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By the end of the six-week long program the Eco-Ambassadors are empowered to work and provide leadership with existing Green Teams at their faith communities. Training includes education, connection, and advocacy in all of Faith in Place’s program areas: energy & climate change, sustainable food & land use, water preservation, and advocacy.

This program has historically worked with 12-15 youth from faith partners located in the south side of Chicago, but has recently expanded to our Waukegan office location. A stipend is included for the youth in the program. If your faith community is interested in sending an Eco-Ambassor to Faith in Place during the summer, contact for more information.

Program Contact Information

312-733-4640 Ext. 125

Summer Employment Opportunity

Markham Summer Youth Program Leader

Faith in Place JobAnnouncement
Title: Markham Summer Youth Program Leader
Stipend: $5,000
Reports to: Chicago Outreach Director

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) in collaboration with Faith in Place and The Nature Conservancy. 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.

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.

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To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Brian Sauder at

Posting Date: 3/5/2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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