IRC: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has 26 offices in the US and a presence in over 40 countries.
SCOPE: IRC Seattle’s Youth Programs provides educational opportunities for school-age refugee youth and their families. The Youth Program Specialist will coordinate specific programming and serve as a liaison between refugee families and schools. This will include curriculum development, direct instruction, supervision of volunteers and interns, and coordinating with school district staff and families. The Youth Program Specialist will also manage tutoring programs and school orientations for families and students. Under the supervision of the Senior Youth Programs Coordinator, the Youth Program Specialist is responsible for project implementation and day-to-day case management of students enrolled in programming. This position ensures that goals and program objectives are accomplished in tandem with IRC staff, local school districts, refugee parents, refugee youth, community partners, and volunteers.
Provide education-based case management and support services to refugee youth and families through regular home and school visits.
Develop culturally-appropriate and level-appropriate curriculum to engage students in learning and enrichment in various settings, including after school programs, summer programs, and workshops.
Coordinate after school tutoring program daily for students grades K-12.
Monitor and assess students’ academic performance by regularly checking grades, school attendance, and IRC after school program attendance, and by conducting pre- and post-assessments.
Assist with data collection and tracking to meet funder requirements and for internal program monitoring and evaluation.
Recruit, train, and assign volunteers to assist in youth programming, including tutoring services and summer school programs.
Facilitate relationships between refugee youth, parents, and school personnel to ensure access to opportunities.
Conduct school orientations for students and families to help navigate the US school system.
Identify and enroll refugee students into IRC Youth Program services; conduct regular follow-up with students and families to ensure participants are on track toward service plan goals.
Assist students and families with enrollment in school-related services such as Internet Essentials, extracurricular activities, etc.
Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engages as a member of the team
Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency
Other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required; Master’s degree in education a plus.
2+ years related professional experience such as experience working in youth development or in an educational setting.
Demonstrated ability to use a variety of instructional strategies and methods appropriate for individual student needs.
Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations; cross-cultural or overseas experience
Experience overseeing and supporting classroom assistants and volunteers.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work well with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Flexibility and ability to maintain responsibility for multiple tasks in the context of a diverse, fast-paced work environment.
Standard office setting combined with travel and responsibilities performed in and around the service delivery area.
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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law
Please apply at http://www.rescue.org/careers