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Literacy Coach - Washington Reading Corps

seattle, wa usa

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: seattle, wa usa
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
    • Education, Learning and Training
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Requisition ID: req6627

Job Title: Literacy Coach - Washington Reading Corps

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Seattle, WA USA

Job Description

IRC Background:  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.

Job Overview: IRC Seattle’s Youth Program provides educational opportunities for school-age refugee youth and their families along with providing support to teachers and school administration. The Literacy Coach will coordinate K-4 literacy programs primarily in the Auburn and Tukwila school districts. This will include curriculum development, direct instruction, recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers, and coordinating with school district staff and families. In addition, the Literacy Coach will facilitate occasional family literacy events. Under the supervision of the Senior Youth Program Coordinator, the Literacy Coach is responsible for project implementation and day-to-day instructional support of students enrolled in programming. This position ensures that goals and program objectives are accomplished in tandem with IRC staff, local school districts, refugee parents, refugee youth, community partners, and volunteers.  

Major Responsibilities: 

•Coordinate and teach in-school pull-out and after school literacy programs for refugee and immigrant students in partnership with Youth Program Specialist.
•Utilize literacy curriculum and develop culturally-appropriate and level-appropriate lesson plans to engage elementary students in learning and enrichment in various settings, including in-school and after school programs, summer programs, and workshops.
•Curate literacy activities for refugee and immigrant students and disseminate to tutors and families. 
•Monitor and assess students’ academic performance by regularly checking grades, school attendance, and IRC after school program attendance and by conducting pre- and post-assessments.
•Assist with data collection and tracking to meet funder requirements and for internal program monitoring and evaluation.
•Supervise and support volunteers and interns assisting with youth programming, including tutoring services and summer school programs.
•Support and participate in family engagement events such as literacy nights, parent workshops, and parent advisory groups.
•Attend school-based family engagement events.
•Identify and enroll refugee and immigrant students into IRC Youth Program services; conduct regular follow-up with students and families to ensure participants are on track toward service plan goals. 
•Assist students and families with enrollment in school-related services such as Internet Essentials, extracurricular activities, etc.  
•Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC team.
•Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency.
•Other related duties as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Youth Program Coordinator
Position directly supervises: Volunteers and Interns
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Resettlement Team, Volunteer and Development Team, Youth Program, New Roots Program, ICM Team
External: School Districts (Teachers, Admin, etc.), Community Based Organizations


Qualifications

Job Requirements:

•High school diploma required. Undergraduate degree or higher in Education or related field preferred. 
•Experience teaching and/or tutoring elementary aged students required, ELL experience preferred.
•Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations preferred; cross-cultural or overseas experience.
•Experience overseeing and supporting classroom assistants and/or volunteers preferred.
•Demonstrated ability to use a variety of instructional strategies and differentiated for individual student needs.
•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.
•Fluent in predominant language of local client base preferred (Swahili, Somali, Arabic, Dari, etc.). 
•Willing to be First Aid/CPR certified upon hire. 
•Able to commute to Auburn and Tukwila 4 days per week. 

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 Reading 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: https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/

Working Environment:  

•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. schools, apartment complexes, etc.).

                                                      IRC- leading the way from harm to home

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

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