AmeriCorps - Job Training Coordinator
San Diego (United States of America)
International Rescue Committee, Inc., and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time
AmeriCorps member to serve as a Job Training 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 (IRC) 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 futures, 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 Training Coordinator will support the JTALs in both IRC San Diego offices, located in the
neighborhood of City Heights and the City of El Cajon. JTAL is part of IRC’s Center for Financial Opportunity
(CFO), which aims to help clients prepare to move into the workforce. This will specifically entail:
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
Recruiting and managing volunteers to provide job readiness support to clients, as well as providing
direct support to clients.
Teaching work readiness and digital literacy classes to help clients bolster and important job readiness
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.