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Youth Program AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates

Wichita (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Wichita (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
  • Closing Date:

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Position term: June 7 – August 1, 2021

Stipend: This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position and therefore pays a stipend of approximately $513.94 every other week for eight weeks

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.The IRC in Wichita resettles approximately 120 newly-arrived refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC Economic Empowerment project aligns with the Economic Opportunity focus area of the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

SCOPE OF WORK: The IRC Youth Summer Program is an eight-week program focusing on preparing refugee youth who arrived within two years to succeed at their grade level in the Wichita public school system and support their social emotional well-being. Youth Program AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates are expected to collaborate with IRC Program Coordinator to design pre- and post-assessments, submit culturally relevant lesson daily plans, teach Literacy/English Language Arts, Math, and implement social emotional well-being curriculums for a class of approximately 15-20 secondary students. In addition, Summer Associates are responsible for observing, assessing, recording, and monitoring students’ individual progress on students’ individual goals during summer. Through the program, this position requires fostering students’ social-emotional development and building academic confidence.


  •  Develop the summer curriculum and assessment
    • In coordination with IRC program coordinators, plan 6 weeks of culturally responsive, trauma-informed lesson plans for a class
    • Design and record pre- and post- formative assessments
    • Plan and coordinate classroom activities
  • Implement a 6 week curriculum
    • Submit detailed, daily lesson plans weekly, in advance of date of instruction
    • Lead classroom climate and culture in accordance with program protocols
    • Manage dismissal protocols
    • Regularly review student progress and maintain bodies of evidence for each student including work samples
  • Correct data and evaluate the program
    • Complete on pre- and post- assessments for each student in assigned class
    • Review student progress and the summer curriculum
    • Complete all required reporting on time. Comply with all agency policies and protocols
  • Attend trainings and meetings
    • Participate in VISTA Summer Associates orientation and IRC onboarding trainings
    • Participate in daily meetings led by IRC program coordinator as well as weekly all staff meetings and direct service meetings
  • Other duties as described

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