College and Career Readiness Specialist
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
Under the supervision of the Refugee Youth and Education Coordinator, the College and Career Readiness Specialist (CCR Specialist) is responsible for implementing college and career readiness activities for refugee youth ages 15-22 such as individual one-on-one support for post-secondary education access, high school graduation, and college retention. Additionally, the CCR Specialist coordinates workshops and events for case managed youth participants centered on career growth and social-emotional skill development. This position is responsible for maintaining strong community partner relationships with various stakeholders at local high schools, community colleges, universities, and associated agencies. The CCR Specialist will create internal pathways for refugee students to access IRC SLC’s existing educational services including digital inclusion, career coaching, and financial literacy. This position will ensure quality practices are implemented, program outcomes are met, policies/procedures are followed, and reports are completed. The CCR Specialist will participate in the development of new program areas, as needed, to enhance student academic performance, curriculum development, caregiver engagement and advocacy efforts.
•Coordinate educational programming (workshops, events, tutoring, etc.) for three cohorts of CCR youth participants centered on gaining knowledge and skills for graduating high school and transitioning to post-secondary opportunities that are in line with participants’ individual academic and career goals.
•Supervise interns and CCR mentors including hiring, onboarding, and training.
•Connect CCR youth participants to external opportunities in the community for academic, social, and career development. I.e., after school programs, summer school, career exposure events, and extracurricular activities.
•Assist CCR participants in training and support in finding, applying, and gaining employment and/or internships.
•Provide educational opportunities for caregivers of CCR participants in understanding the U.S. school system, specifically the requirements for high school graduation and applying for continued education and scholarships.
•Support CCR participants in school registration before each school year.
•Maintain relationships with school district administrators, high school counselors, and other key community partners to ensure CCR youth participants receive comprehensive support and services.
•Maintain accurate data tracking in Salesforce, ETO and other databases.
•Work with supervisor to produce quarterly, bi-annual, and annual reports and contribute to program design.
•Participate in all staff meetings, trainings, office support, and other duties as assigned.
•Undergraduate degree in related field; or two years of relevant experience working with youth and young adults from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Fluency in written and spoken English, bilingual ability preferred in any refugee language.
•Must be able to manage time effectively with multiple priorities, as well as be flexible with changing logistics.
•Comfortable working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.
•Strong computer skills particularly in MS Office applications; experience with databases.
•Must have reliable transportation with valid driver’s license and insurance coverage.
•Able to work well with people, such as refugee clients, local service providers, community partners and field professionals.
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.