NDMVA Youth Futures Associate
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is at work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC’s locally-funded office in Atlanta opened in 1979 and creates opportunities for refugees and immigrants to integrate and thrive in Georgia communities. The Atlanta office resettles over 500 refugees each year and serves an additional 3,400 refugees, immigrants and asylees in the state of Georgia with a diverse offering of programs that ensure families are empowered to rebuild their lives in communities throughout the state. Since our opening in 1979, the IRC in Atlanta has welcomed more than 27,000 refugees from 67 different countries to rebuild their lives in Georgia communities.
SCOPE OF YOUTH FUTURES PROGRAM: The IRC’s Youth Futures Program addresses the academic and social needs of refugee and asylee youth through an afterschool program, summer camp, and student internships. The afterschool program focuses on academics and supports students with their homework and school projects. The college readiness summer camp program prepares students for the college application process and fosters the characteristics necessary for success in college. This position will be an active part of the IRC’s youth education team. The hours for this position are typically between 10:00am and 6:00pm; however, the position often requires flexible hours and weekend work to chaperone field trips.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is a Notre Dame Mission Volunteer (NDMV) AmeriCorps position. AmeriCorps oversight will be conducted through NDMV of Atlanta, and the IRC will serve as a site placement. For more information about NDMV, please visit http://www.ndmva.org. Candidates will need to complete the AmeriCorps application process through the NDMV site liaison in addition to the IRC’s interview and selection process.
Provide support to the Youth Futures Student Support Specialist in all aspects of program design and implementation, including:
oPlanning and preparing for afterschool program and summer camp
oAssisting with program logistics
oAttending programs and helping with activities, including assisting high school students with homework and college preparation
oProviding general administrative support as needed, such as documentation and file maintenance
Support Youth Futures Reading Buddies and Male Re-engagement initiatives, including:
oRecruiting student participants for each program and facilitating biweekly meetings.
oReading Buddies: lead Youth Futures students in discussing potential books and activities, delegating student responsibilities, and debriefing their experiences as Reading Buddies
Support the Student Support Specialist with home visits for students in the My New School Cultural Orientation program at the DeKalb International Student Center and school enrollment.
Research community resources to support youth’s academic, vocational, and social needs
The 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 or disability.