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Background: Since its inception in 1999, the IRC NYC Youth Education Department has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to provide refugee youth with year-round academic support, literacy training, and enrichment activities. The IRC NYC Youth Education Department programs provide refugee and immigrant youth with linguistically supportive, culturally responsive, trauma-informed learning opportunities.
Essential Position Functions:
- Operationalize and monitor recruitment and hiring processes for IRC Youth Tutoring, including:
- Managing promotion of volunteer job description
- Conducting preliminary resume screening
- Tracking application status
- Communicating with IRC Community Partnerships department via professional email correspondence
- Communicating with applicants via professional email correspondence
- Compiling and organizing all applicant files, digitally
- Monitor IRC Youth Tutor case note and SMART Goal completion
- Manage IRC Youth Tutoring and IRC Leaders in Training programmatic data monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and draft final program reports
- Update and create Youth Education department promotional materials, including securing accurate translations
- Planning virtual college tours for the Leaders in Training program
- Other duties as assigned
The Youth Education Intern will:
- Learn how to manage a large-scale volunteer hiring process for roughly 20 positions from the initial application stage to finalizing hiring paperwork
- Learn how to manage monitoring and evaluation for complex educational programs
- Learn about the various management responsibilities of interdependent educational programs
- Learn about inter- and intra-departmental coordination processes across IRC in service of youth education programming
- Clear IRC background check by deadline in order to work with minors and/or vulnerable populations
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel), G Suite, and in conducting internet research
- Demonstrate self-starting, internet research-based approach to problem-solving
- Demonstrate reliability and timely, high-caliber work-product completion
- Demonstrate interest in learning about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts
- Demonstrate respect for clients and staff from all racial, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, religious etc. background. Demonstrate a desire to continuously grow own cultural competency
- Demonstrate respect for clients and staff of all identities.
- Experience & commitment to education, and in particular, education for youth who have experienced forced migration.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English; additional fluency in a IRC high-frequency or high-need language preferred.
- Spanish, French, Farsi/Dari, Pashto, Garifuna, K’iche, Tigrinya, Amharic, Wolof, Bambara/Mandingo/Malinke, Urdu/Hindi, Arabic