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Youth Career Readiness Coach

Atlanta (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Atlanta (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Youth
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7879

Job Title: Youth Career Readiness Coach

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Atlanta, GA USA

Job Description

The Youth Career Readiness Coach supports clients in the IRC’s Connect to Success program in reaching their career goals. Connect to Success is a pilot program that serves out-of-school refugee youth and young adults (ages 16-24 years old), providing one-on-one coaching and case management, as well as group workshops and enrichment opportunities. She or he will report to the Youth Program Supervisor and work with the colleagues on the Youth Programs team to coordinate service delivery.

Major Responsibilities:

Recruitment and Case Management:

  • In collaboration with C2S Program Coordinator, perform case management and individualized career coaching services for youth/young adults in C2S in accordance with their Individual Service Plan, including support in all aspects of job seeking, career-pathing, and goal articulation.

  • Assist youth enrolled in other IRC Atlanta Youth Programs with job placement as needed.

  • Receive referrals from internal and external partners. Screen, interview, and enroll potential clients for the Connect to Success Program (C2S).

  • Plan regular group social and networking events

    Program Design and Partnership Building:

  • Design and lead career readiness workshops on topics such as resume writing, interview skills, and networking

  • Design and implement opportunities for career advancement, including job shadowing, career fairs, networking opportunities, and internships for youth.

  • Build new partnerships and maintain existing partnerships with employers, career building programs, work-force development organizations, and other partners.

  • Research best practices in career readiness and propose program improvements and initiatives based on findings

  • Partner with IRC Atlanta Youth Programs for joint social and career readiness events.

  • Serve as a liaison with the IRC’s Economic Empowerment Team

    Administrative and General Support:

  • Maintain accurate and current data on all enrolled Connect to Success clients.

  • Attend Connect to Success evaluation meetings and participate in implementation of the monitoring and evaluation framework.

  • Attend Youth Education Team meetings and complete administrative duties, including but not limited to reporting, timesheets, and expense reports

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


Work Experience:

  • Experience providing individualized support to foreign-born youth, who recently arrived to the US.

  • In-depth knowledge of positive youth development, vocational training, and youth employment.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to build strong mentoring relationships with youth and provide guidance while respecting the self-determination of all clients

  • Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with external partners, including employers

  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently

  • Must be proactive and feel comfortable taking the lead

  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills in a multi-tasking environment

  • Reliable, professional, resourceful, team-oriented and sensitive to cultural differences

  • Must have reliable transportation and maintain valid driver’s license and insurance coverage for vehicle 


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social services, or related field preferred

Working Environment:  

  • Time is split between a standard office work environment and program delivery in Clarkston, Stone Mountain, and other locations in metropolitan Atlanta.

  • Able to occasionally work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends


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