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International Rescue Committee Education AmeriCorps in Abilene, Texas

Requisition ID: req12715

Job Title: Education AmeriCorps

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Volunteer

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Abilene, TX USA

Job Description

EDUCATION AMERICORPS (12 months assignment)

Major Responsibilities:

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.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

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

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