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Economic Empowerment Education Specialist

Sea Tac

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Sea Tac
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Economics
  • Closing Date:

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The Economic Empowerment Education Specialist is a full-time position that will support the Economic Empowerment team’s efforts to encourage self-sufficiency and financial independence among refugees and immigrants.  This will primarily involve providing regular job readiness training and workshops to newly arrived refugees, as well as providing financial literacy training to increase participants’ understanding of responsible financial planning in the United States.
Major Responsibilities: 
Job Readiness Training and Workshop Coordination:
•Coordinate and teach job readiness training (JRT) 2 times/week for early employment program participants, using existing JRT curriculum and modifying as needed
•Manage volunteer support for JRT – approximately 2-6 volunteers on any given week
•Coordinate enrollment and transportation for new participants; administer pre- and post- assessments for participants and evaluate student progress
•Follow established policies and procedures in gathering and recording classroom attendance, homework completed, and other data required by grant funders
•In collaboration with colleagues, coordinate additional job readiness or career readiness opportunities and workshops (e.g. resume building, LinkedIn, mock interview workshops)
Financial Education:
•Conduct financial education training sessions and administer pre- and post-assessments to financial capabilities program participants
•Assist program participants with accessing mainstream financial services, including off-site visits to open bank accounts and apply for credit cards
•Ensure that information required for program eligibility and reporting purposes is collected and that accurate records are maintained, including case files and client data entry. Ensure necessary steps are taken to obtain relevant data in a timely fashion; follow-up with all clients regularly and record all contacts with case notes
Compliance and Participation:
•Ensure timely and accurate compliance to all reporting requirements, including database management, case noting, and file maintenance
•Work as part of a team to provide comprehensive, strength-based services to IRC clients through coordination of cases and effective communication between team members and departments
•Participate in all program meetings, and staff development and wellness activities
•Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency
•Other related duties as assigned
Job Requirements
•Undergraduate degree in a related field or equivalent professional and lived experience 
•Prior experience working with refugee/immigrant and low-income populations
•High level of familiarity with U.S. credit and banking system and experience with personal budgeting, banking and credit counseling
•1-3 years of experience with client counseling, case management, or coaching 
•Experience with adult learning approaches
•Previous multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds required
•Ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and maintain responsibility for multiple tasks
•Excellent organizational skills
•Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to make presentations
•Fluency in English and an additional language relevant to current populations served (particularly Swahili, Farsi/Dari, French, Ukrainian, or Arabic)
Working Environment:  
•Standard, professional office environment (currently remote)
•Must have quiet space with reliable internet access when teaching remotely
•Access to a reliable transportation to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area
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, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law
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