We are currently seeking dedicated and qualified candidates who have a passion for helping America’s youth for the following positions:


  • Training and Education Manager

The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) has an opening for a full-time training and education manager. This position is responsible for managing the crisis line training and continuing education programs, as well as the runaway prevention curriculum program. Oversees the internship program, including recruitment and supervision. Creates comprehensive training materials and presentations in various media formats for presentations both internally and externally at local, state, and national conferences. Develops and maintains training materials and documentation in various formats including hard copy and digital. Must be able to effectively explain and promote NRS and its services to schools and social service agencies, both verbally and in writing. This position requires great patience, a love of teaching, and the ability to work with diverse groups of people. Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with all levels of staff and volunteers. Must have a strong commitment to the mission and philosophy of NRS.


We are seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking, self-directed professional with great presentation and facilitation skills. Undergraduate degree required with a minimum of three years professional training and program management experience in a social service agency, educational, or related environment. Program development, budgeting, and evaluation experience required. Experience creating trainings from needs assessment through evaluation is preferred. Experience with blended learning, authoring software, and learning management systems is also a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be detail-oriented, with strong problem-solving skills, and able to adapt, multi-task, and meet deadlines. Must possess and demonstrate empathy, self-regulation, and good social skills. Experience managing staff and/or interns is a plus. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

Salary: Lower 40’s

Please submit resume to: Gordon Vance, Director of Programs, at gvance@1800RUNAWAY.org or fax to 773-929-5150.  No phone calls, please.

  • Internship

NOTE: While we accept applications on a rolling basis at all times, we are currently full for the Academic Year 2016-2017.  We continue to accept applications for Summer 2017 and beyond; see information below.

NRS offers internships for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing programs in human services fields such as psychology, sociology, social work, counseling, and human development, or in non-profit management. Interns gain experience in delivering direct crisis services as part of our frontline team while also working on projects related to our training and prevention programs. Please click here to read more about this opportunity, including the application process, and contact our Trainer at shampton@1800RUNAWAY.org or 773-289-1722 with any questions.

  • Work Study

NRS can be excellent training or learning environment for those interested in pursuing a career in social service. Depending on the requirements of your school for work study programs, you could qualify to be a part of our frontline team. For more information about work study opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@1800RUNAWAY.org or 773-289-1726.

The National Runaway Safeline is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, veteran/reserve/national guard status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religious creed, or medical condition or any other similarly protected status. We also comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of unlawful criteria.