Current Openings

The following are permanent staff positions in the Chicagoland area.


Editor (Full-Time in Chicagoland) 

Please send resumes to Jenny Daab, Publishing Director (jenny@leadertreks.com).

Responsible to: The Publishing Director

Accountabilities: Management of the content development process of Christian youth ministry curriculum at LeaderTreks. Developmental editor, copy editor, proofreader, writer; ensure that texts due for publication are well written, grammatically correct, and accessible.

Job Summary: The work will be a combination of editing work produced by others, writing, and managing contract writers in the process of content development for Christian youth ministry curriculum. The Editor is responsible for creating content, editing content created by others, managing contract writers, and overseeing some design work. From time to time the editor will work with the marketing team to create marketing content for the website, printed brochures, and electronic content to be delivered through the website. This person must be detail-oriented, excellent at developmental editing, a good writer, and have a working knowledge of the publishing business. This person must also have experience in youth ministry or ministry-related writing for high school and middle school students. A working knowledge of Adobe InDesign is a plus.

1. In agreement with and committed to the LeaderTreks Statement of Faith and the LeaderTreks shared values
Purpose
• Innovation/Creativity
• Excellence
• Adventure
• People

2. Fulfill all requirements of LeaderTreks Staff which are outlined in the LeaderTreks Staff Training Manual and staff handbook including but not limited to:
• LeaderTreks policy and procedures
• LeaderTreks Staff Values
• LeaderTreks Trip Policy
• Standard of Conduct
• And all other policies outlined in the staff handbook and staff/team manual

3. Editing
• Developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading content produced by others
• Ensuring copyright compliance in all publications
• Maintaining LeaderTreks voice

4. Writing
• Producing content for leadership and discipleship resources
• Working with Marketing Team to produce website copy for products and marketing materials

5. Content development
• Team member in the development of new products and resources
• Developing and managing contract writers and editors
• Oversight for the completion of resources in specific product lines

6. Design & Printing
• Will work with Publishing and Design Teams to create great packaging
• Ensure correct files are available to printer

7. Within job responsibilities assures efficient function of the LeaderTreks office, including but not limited to:
• Following LeaderTreks documentation
• Daily office communication including phone messages, emails, and inter-office memos.
• Assisting with accounting procedures

Please send resumes to Jenny Daab, Publishing Director (jenny@leadertreks.com).


Communications Coordinator (CC) (Part-Time in Chicagoland: 15-20 Hours) 

Please send resumes to Taryn Seemann, Director of Training (taryn@leadertreks.com).

Responsible to: President & Director of Training

Accountabilities: Management of the day-to-day customer service, social media, and graphic design needs for LeaderTreks.

Job Summary: The CC serves as the primary voice of LeaderTreks answering phone calls and live chats to relieve stress, meet needs and solve problems for both new and existing customers. The CC must agree to master knowledge of LeaderTreks and DNow curriculum to provide relevant suggestions to LeaderTreks customers. The CC regularly creates product images, marketing images, and social media posts. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Fulfill all requirements of LeaderTreks Staff which are outlined in the LeaderTreks Staff Training Manual and Staff Handbook including but not limited to:
    • LeaderTreks Policy and Procedures
    • LeaderTreks Staff Values
    • LeaderTreks Trip Policy
    • Standard of Conduct
    • And all other policies outlined in the staff handbook and staff/team manual
  2. Customer Service
    • Answer incoming phone calls and Live Chats with a caring and relational demeanor
    • Direct all trip and training calls to appropriate departments
    • Master knowledge of LeaderTreks and DNow curriculum to provide relevant suggestions to LeaderTreks customers
    • Respond patiently to complaints and concerns to win over customers
    • Provide insight to customers on the functionality of the LeaderTreks website
    • Perform regular minor updates to the LeaderTreks website
  3. Coordinate Events
    • Work alongside Director of Training to contract upcoming retreat venues
    • Process registrations and maintain scorecards and event rosters
    • Handle all pre and post event communication (email and phone)
    • Print, pack and ship all needed event materials
  4. Basic Graphic Design
    • Design product images
    • Create marketing campaigns
    • Publish social media posts

Position Qualifications

  • Knowledge of youth ministry is preferred.
  • Experience using SalesForce and WordPress preferred.
  • Experience with graphic design software (Adobe Suite, Canva, etc.)

Please send resumes to Taryn Seemann, Director of Training (taryn@leadertreks.com).