AmeriCorps - Job Readiness Coordinator
San Diego (United States of America)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time
AmeriCorps member to serve as a Job Readiness Coordinator. We are recruiting a full-time AmeriCorps
member to be a part of our team for 10 months. The position will remain open until filled. The exact start and
end date of the contract position is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation that will require
signature prior to the start of service. This is an AmeriCorps position and the individual selected to serve is not
considered to be an employee of International Rescue Committee, Inc. or LISC.
WHAT WE DO
The International Rescue Committee 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, the 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.
Established in 1975, the IRC in San Diego has supported over 30,000 refugees from 29 countries to make their
new home in San Diego. Today, the IRC in San Diego continues to serve refugees as well as the larger
community of new Americans including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, asylees and asylum seekers, and
other immigrants. Increasingly, IRC programs also serve small business owners and others seeking economic
empowerment services in San Diego.
With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America –
great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. Over the last 38 years, LISC and its affiliates
have invested approximately $22 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility,
community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and
stabilize underinvested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from
the East Coast to the West Coast in 36 urban markets from Buffalo to San Francisco and 2,200 Rural counties.
Visit us at www.lisc.org to learn more.
YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS AN AMERICORPS MEMBER
This is an AmeriCorps position and as such, the member may not engage in prohibited activities as part of
his/her/their service. The member will have an immediate supervisor at International Rescue Committee, Inc.
and a LISC point of contact throughout the term of service for coaching, mentoring, and training support in
order to undertake activities to achieve a community goal.
The member is expected to undertake the following activities toward goal achievement:
The Job Readiness Coordinator will support IRC’s Connect2Work program and IRC’s Job Training and
Application Lab (JTAL). Connect2Work programs, which are part of the wider IRC Center for Financial
Opportunity (CFO), to help clients prepare to enter or move up in the workforce. This will specifically entail:
Supporting youth and young adults through providing job readiness training, foundational skills training,
individualized case management, education and employment placement services, supportive services,
and paid internship opportunities in East County.
Providing foundational skills instruction to clients, which are necessary to be successful in the
Supporting clients to complete IRC’s bridge program, which helps prepare clients to enhance their skills
through vocational and technical training programs and employment, in order to secure higher-wage
Leading the coordination and facilitation of job readiness activities, such as resume preparation, digital
literacy, job search, and job application submission through recruitment and supervision of JTAL
In performing these activities, International Rescue Committee, Inc. and LISC AmeriCorps anticipate that the
person in this position will achieve the following goal(s):
Provide 120 clients with employment/ job training skills where 75 clients will secure employment – or
secure better employment – as a result of the aforementioned activities
In order to meet the goal(s), the successful candidate will be provided with a work-plan at the onset of service
and training needed to achieve the goal(s). Progress toward goal attainment will be measured monthly through
an on-line system and raining will be provided.