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Classroom Assistant

San Diego

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: San Diego
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: Closed


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 24 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.


The Classroom Assistant will work with the Citizenship Instructor to effectively aid in the overall logistics of the Citizenship Education Program offered to Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). These courses prepare LPRs for the civics and English portions of the U.S. Citizenship test, teaching students civics knowledge to help them participate fully in their lives as American citizens. This role will support the daily operations of CEP.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the day-to-day operations of the IRC’s Citizenship Education Program (CEP), either through classroom logistics, assistance, record keeping, class material preparation or other tasks.
  • Assist instructor in outreach actions to recruit new students, including enrollment.
  • Follow student enrollment procedures, including verifying the legal permanent resident (LPR) status of all students.
  • Assist with break-out sessions with students and classroom activities, including weekly Interview Preparation Workshops
  • Assist with pre/post-tests provided to all eligible students as needed. Input data (student data and test results) into various databases, including TOPSpro, Efforts-To-Outcomes (ETO).
  • Collaborate effectively with coworkers and interns.  
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations preferred.
  • Ability to be flexible, work independently and prioritize within tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English; some knowledge of one of the predominant languages of the local client base is a plus (Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Dari/Pashto).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.

Working Environment:

  • Standard, professional office environment, including the current hybrid mode of remote work within San Diego County and required in-office days and some 'field' time within the service delivery area to perform the above-outlined responsibilities. Office working environment is subject to change based on organization/business needs.
  • Requires work at both City Heights and El Cajon offices; and
  • Requires evening work, with a possibility of weekends.
  • Standard office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget.  Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. 

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles. 


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