IRC’s Newcomer School Readiness Program prepares newly arrived refugee youth for integration into the US school system. The Youth Program Coordinator will provide overall project coordination during the duration of the summer program. This will include curriculum development, direct instruction, and supervision of instructional interns, coordinating with Tukwila School District and Community Schools Collaboration staff, data collection and reporting. The youth program coordinator will also participate in school registration in conjunction with the school district personnel in Tukwila and Highline Districts. The coordinator will conduct workshops for parents.
Under the supervision of the Development Manager, the Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for project implementation and day-to-day management of the Newcomer School Readiness Program which is funded through a Washington State Refugee School Impact grant. This position ensures that goals and program objectives are accomplished in tandem with IRC staff, Tukwila School District, Tukwila Community Schools Collaboration, refugee parents, refugee youth, community partners, and volunteers.
- Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment and community asset mapping with the participation of key stakeholders, including refugee parents, district staff and refugee youth.
- Design and implement curriculum and programming that broadens the access of refugee youth and their families to the US school system.
- Devise data collection, analysis, and reporting systems; establish monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure effective programming.
- Participate in the development and provision of specialized cultural and academic orientations for newly and recently-arrived refugee youth and their families to familiarize them with the Tukwila School District system.
- Provide training, supervision and support to youth project intern team.
- Facilitate school enrollments for newly arrived refugee youth.
- Coordinate IRC summer youth activities with those of the Community Schools Collaboration.
- Coordinate an end of program celebration for participants and stakeholders.
- Assist refugee parents to understand their role in the Tukwila School District system and empower them to support their children’s educational development.
- Conduct outreach and raise awareness about the Newcomer School Readiness Program at various meetings, seminars, and forums.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
STATUS : Exempt
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required; Master’s degree in education preferred.
- Valid Washington State teaching certificate and ELL endorsement preferred.
- Prior teaching experience and curriculum development required.
- 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 required.
- Experience supervising 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.
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