Part-Time Program Leaders Positions Open

Youth Outlook Since 1998
Youth Outlook Provides Services for LGBTQ+ Youth in Northern IL

Youth Outlook seeks candidates for two open part-time Program Leader positions working with LGBTQ+ youth at our Elmhurst Drop In Center and new Joliet/Lockport Drop In Center. The Elmhurst Program Leader must be available on Thursday evenings. The Joliet/Lockport Program Leader must be available Tuesday evenings. 

Program Leaders typically work 5-8 hours per week and are assigned primarily to the drop-in centers with occasional staff meetings, training and off-site community-based duties including community outreach on evenings and weekends.


Include but are not limited to planning and implementing programs for Youth Outlook’s drop-center, completing intakes and assuring the completion of all documentation, crisis management, facilitating community outreach and assisting/supporting other programming efforts that are operated through the drop in center (YLink, POL, Thrive, and Youth Leadership). 


Completion of Youth Outlook training required. (Training begins at the end of March 2022.) Knowledge of adolescent development, LGBTQ+ communities, knowledge of HIV prevention and other health/ behavioral risks required. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Consistent access to the internet is required. Social service experience and/or previous experience working with LGBTQ+ youth is preferred. Bilingual Spanish/English is desirable. BIPOC, transgender and non-binary and former group attendees are encouraged to apply.


Position starts at $15/hour. Benefits include paid vacation and sick time.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter via email to Carolyn Wahlskog, Director of Operations and Programming at Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply by March 11, 2022.