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Program Coordinator, My New School

Atlanta (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Atlanta (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
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The My New School Program Coordinator leads the enrollment of school-aged refugee youth in local schools and IRC in Atlanta’s My New School program. My New School (MNS) provides comprehensive support to ensure that newly arrived refugee youth succeed academically and socially. The Program Coordinator is responsible for program design, implementation, evaluation, and reporting. They will report to the Youth Program Supervisor and work with the colleagues on the Youth Programs team to coordinate service delivery. 
Major Responsibilities
1.Program Design and Partnership Building:
•Lead planning and implementation of an in-home cultural orientation program on topics appropriate to youth who recently arrived in the United States. 
•Design and lead group workshops for MNS youth on topics such as stress management, academic planning, reproductive health, and nutrition.
•Provide professional development to school staff on the needs and approaches specific to refugee youth.
•Proactively engage with local partners including DeKalb County School District administrators and faculty, internal IRC in Atlanta partners, and other stakeholders. 
2. Case Management
•Lead the enrollment of all newly arrived school-aged youth, resettled by IRC in Atlanta, into local schools, ensuring all students eligible for disability services are enrolled in available services.  
•Lead the recruitment, screening, intake, tracking, and monitoring of youth enrolled in MNS, supporting the achievement of program outcomes. 
•Assist with recruitment, screening, and enrollment of newly arrived refugee youth into other IRC in Atlanta youth programs. 
3. Resource Development
•Collaborate with the IRC in Atlanta team to implement plans for continued funding for MNS.
4. Administrative and General Support
•Track spending for MNS and ensure adequate use of funding. 
•Prepare regular reports for MNS funders on program activities and outcomes.
•Attend Youth Education Team meetings and complete administrative duties, including but not limited to reporting, timesheets, and expense reports
•Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
Work Experience: 
•Minimum 3 years of related professional experience
•Experience providing individualized support to foreign-born youth and families, who recently arrived in the US.  
•In-depth knowledge of local education systems preferred. 
•Experience with program design, program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: 
•Ability to build strong relationships with youth and their families, to provide guidance while respecting the self-determination of all clients
•Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with external partners 
•Ability to learn quickly and work independently
•Must be proactive and feel comfortable taking the lead
•Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
•Reliable, professional, resourceful, team-oriented and sensitive to cultural differences
•Fluency in English, spoken and written
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
•Must have reliable transportation and maintain valid driver’s license and insurance coverage for vehicle 
Education:  
•Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in education, social services, or related field.  Graduate degree preferred.
Working Environment:  
•Time is split between a standard office work environment and program delivery in the Clarkston and Stone Mountain areas.  
•Regular evening and occasional weekend work required (2-3 evenings per week)
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
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