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 prevention program. Oversee the internship program including recruitment and supervision. 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 a diverse group of people. Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with all levels of staff.  Must have a strong commitment to the mission and philosophy of NRS.  Create comprehensive training materials and presentations in various media formats for presentations both internally and externally at local, state and national conferences. State and national travel are required.

    We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, self-directed professional with great presentation skills.  Graduate degree preferred, with three years of professional training and program management experience in a social service agency, educational or related environment. Program development, budgeting, and evaluation experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be detail-oriented, with strong problem-solving skills, and able to multi-task and meet deadlines. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

    Salary: Upper $40’s, to lower $50’s

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

    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

  • Overnight Crisis Services Supervisor

    Thursday through Monday, MIDNIGHT – 8 AM

    The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) has an immediate full-time opening for a crisis services supervisor position. The crisis services supervisor position provides solution focused crisis intervention, information and referral, and other related services for runaway and at-risk youth and their families via the crisis hotline and across digital platforms (chat, email and forum). The crisis services supervisor will supervise and support volunteers who deliver NRS’ services.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-directed professional that enjoys working with a diverse group of people and is sensitive and responsive to cultural differences.  Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field and a minimum of one-year crisis intervention or applicable work experience and/or internship or work-study placement in a social service environment.

    We are looking for a detail-oriented individual who is able to conduct multiple tasks in a dynamic environment. Strong communications skills both written and verbal. Must be able to demonstrate empathy, self-regulation, and good social skills and be able to abide by the tenants of NRS’ philosophy (confidential, nonjudgmental, nondirective, non-sectarian, honest and empowering). Must be adaptable, good at problem-solving and able to work as a team player.  Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and navigating various software platforms.  Spanish speaking candidates preferred.

    Salary: low 30’s.

    Please submit resume to: National Runaway Safeline, Crisis Services Manager, 3141 B N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657, E-mail to CSM@1800RUNAWAY.org or fax to 773-929-5150.  No phone calls, please. 

  • Internship

NOTE:  We are currently accepting internship applications for 2018/2019 positions, see 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. Learn more about our academic year internship program.  If you are interested in applying, please submit your application.  If you have any questions please Sabrina Hampton, NRS trainer at shampton@1800RUNAWAY.org or 773-289-1722.

  • 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. Must possess and demonstrate empathy, self-regulation, and good social skills.  Although the schedule is flexible, must be able to work some evenings and weekends.  $12 per hour.  Submit resume and school-authorized work-study award amount to volunteer coordinator at volunteer@1800RUNAWAY.org. No phone calls, please.

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.


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