International Rescue Committee Education AmeriCorps in Abilene, Texas
Requisition ID: req12715
Job Title: Education AmeriCorps
Employment Category: Volunteer
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Abilene, TX USA
EDUCATION AMERICORPS (12 months assignment)
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop curriculum and conduct/coordinate youth group orientations, field trips and educational presentations for Middle and High School students
Provide digital literacy support to school aged children
Identify program measurements, and track youth progress to be used in future funding proposals; Analyze pre and post program assessments to track impact of program
Cultivate & maintain community partnerships with school district, partner agencies and other youth service agencies to advocate and provide support for refugee youth
Oversee collection of information needed for reporting purposes, including tracking classroom attendance, student progress and entering data points
Manage a small case load of students by providing home visits, one on one orientation to students, and parents, and providing referrals to additional resources.
Teach ESL classes, and summer academy during the summer in collaboration with the Education Coordinator
Research around factors for successful transition into College
Research potential long term funding opportunities
Other duties as required.
Minimum of two years of college required, ideally in Education, Family Studies, Social Work or an equivalent field of study
Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment
Previous experience in working with youth preferred
Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member
Self- starter with excellent problem solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
Fluent in English, both spoken and written; bilingual ability in Swahili, French or one of the predominant languages of the local client base is desired.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance