The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to ensuring that America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth are safe and off the streets. NRS provides critical crisis intervention and resources for youth and families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year via a hotline, text, chat, emails, and an online forum. The organization is based in Chicago and serves youth in crisis and their families from across the U.S. and the U.S. Territories.
The Prevention & Youth Engagement Coordinator is a key member of NRS’ Engagement team. They have significant responsibility for building national awareness and visibility for NRS and the issues impacting runaway and homeless youth. They will serve as a primary brand ambassador for the organization, disseminating information about NRS’ services, resources, prevention strategies and community engagement efforts.
The Prevention & Youth Engagement Coordinator will also lead NRS’ work to significantly grow outreach and engagement efforts with youth across the country including expansion of the NRS Youth Advisory Board (YAB). They will have an essential role developing content for program materials, facilitating meetings, conducting presentations, developing strategic partnerships, engaging participation in prevention initiatives and organizing national awareness events including National Runaway Prevention Month. This role will report to the Chief Engagement Officer and will work collaboratively with all levels of staff and the public at large.
The Prevention & Youth Engagement Coordinator role is a full-time position with a preferred primary work location of Chicago. Chicago-based NRS staff members are currently working remote during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Candidates in the DC Metro area will also be considered. Upon resumption of safe travel activities, this position requires approximately 25% travel for conferences and trainings. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.
NRS is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.
To apply, please follow the instructions for this position posted on the NRS Careers Page: https://www.1800runaway.org/about-us/careers