Full time Bi-lingual Program Assistant for Life Directions (Chicago)

Organization: Life Directions is a community/faith-based non-profit organization begun in 1973. The organization is guided by the vision of “Peers Inspiring Peers through Forgiving”.  Life Directions' Mission is to motivate young adults, ages 13-35, especially the economically poor who are "at-risk", to mature into responsible, productive adults through self-direction.

Full-Time Position: The Program Assistant works with young people in High School and Middle School to implement the Peer Motivation/Mentor Programs. S/he will assist in recruiting, training, and developing families and volunteers to inspire their peers to be role models of peacebuilding in their communities. The target populations are youth and young adults, ages 13-35. The selected candidate will be managed by the Project Director or her designee to achieve the organization’s outcomes.

Desired attitude and experience:

  • Enjoy finding and making use of the diverse assets of staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to make accountability a positive experience for staff and volunteers.
  • Understand and value the fact that the road to maturity for young adults in their teens is a gradual process.
  • Desire to motivate a values-based process for cultural maturity.
  • Experience in managing conflicts.


  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in a related field of endeavor.
  • Minimum of 2-3-years of experience with teens and young adults in a community setting.
  • Have been a part of as well as experience in leading values-based growth opportunities.
  • Experience in values-driven community organizing.
  • Willing to learn Salesforce
  • A familiar knowledge with Social Media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Salary Negotiable:

How to Apply:

E-mail resume to Bonnie Remenapp bonnier@lifedirections.org  to Life Directions or call 313.516.0864.