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Adult Education Associate, Washington Service Corps (a branch of AmeriCorps)

seattle, wa usa

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: seattle, wa usa
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req6716

Job Title: Adult Education Associate, Washington Service Corps (a branch of AmeriCorps)

Sector: Employment

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Seattle, WA USA

Job Description

START DATE: October 16, 2019
DURATION: 1 year
MONTHLY STIPEND: $1,450. This is a Washington ServiceCorps position. Washington ServiceCorps is a branch of the national AmeriCorps position and therefore pays a stipend of $1,450 per month; medical benefits available through Washington ServiceCorps.


The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides immediate resettlement assistance, employment assistance, intensive case management, immigration services, health and wellness programs, and education support.

Scope of Service:

The Adult Education Associate is a one-year position responsible for managing the provision of job readiness orientations, financial literacy, and vocational training services to improve client capacity to obtain and retain employment. This position will report to the Economic Empowerment Program Coordinator. 


•Expand upon existing job training and financial literacy curriculum
•Implement and conduct vocational training courses that include cultural and workplace orientation, mock interviews, creation of resumes, and job skills development sessions
•Keep accurate attendance records and client pre- and post-assessments
•Track client progress
•Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency
•Participate in all program meetings and staff development activities
•Recruit, train and supervise volunteers from specific sectors (such as retail sales, maintenance, hospitality, light manufacturing and food service) to conduct mentoring sessions with clients



•Training or experience in adult education, workforce development or TESOL is preferred.
•Experience working with external partners and volunteers to accomplish tasks/goals.
•Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of the local client base is desired.
•Proven success achieving goals and working effectively with all levels of staff in a multicultural environment.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
•Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.
•Must be at least 18 years old
•Must have a high school diploma or be willing to earn one while serving (undergraduate degree strongly preferred)
•Must commit to one full year of service

AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:

Selected members should demonstrate the skills and commitments required to successfully serve in the position, serve 40 hours a week and meet the 1,700 minimum hour requirement for a full 10.5 month term of service. At a minimum, the following criteria must be met:

•Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident (must submit proof as defined by CNCS regulation).
•Be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of service (17 years of age with signed parental consent form).
•Members in tutoring positions must have a high school diploma or GED at time of enrollment.
•Pass required National Service Criminal History Check.
•Not be listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR).

Washington Service Corps Benefits: 
•Living stipend of $1,450 per month (before deductions and withholdings provided by Washington Service Corps (WSC).
•$6,095 Education Award that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term, subject to federal tax) upon successful completion of 10.5 month term of service and 1,700 hours of service.
•Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage) provided by WSC.
•Student loan forbearance on qualifying loans.
•Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term (paid after successful completion of service term).
•Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
•Assistance with childcare costs provided through WSC.

To learn more about the Washington Service Corps program benefits visit:

Working Environment: 

• Work at standard office setting at IRC’s office in SeaTac; Occasional evening or weekend activities as needed.
• Access to reliable transportation required to travel and work off-site at programs (i.e. employers, apartment complexes, etc.).

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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