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Senior Youth Development Coordinator

San Diego (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: San Diego (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Managerial positions
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date:

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The Senior Youth Development Coordinator will oversee, support, and implement all Cajon Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) CalNEW Program components across three middle schools. The program serves new arriving refugees, SIVs, and Ayslees that have been in the county five years or less through weekly acculturation field trips, mentorship, leadership development, and social/emotional enrichment for middle school aged youth in El Cajon.  

Major Responsibilities:

  • Outreach and recruit refugee youth to participate in various programing in Cajon Valley Unified School District;
  • Serve as a liaison to key teachers and staff at school sites, district, and community partners;
  • Develop and facilitate culturally and linguistically appropriate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum to engage students in learning and enrichment for both in-school and after-school programing;
  • Coordinate and run weekly acculturation field trips for new arrival students;
  • Recruit, train and place volunteers and interns to support after school activities;
  • Assess and monitor students’ SEL gains by regularly administrating and evaluating funder prescribed or internal assessments;
  • Maintain student attendance records and create a monthly activities schedule;
  • Ensure all clients comply with the policies of the program and report client progress including collecting eligibility documentation;
  • Participate in weekly Team meetings to collaborate with colleagues;
  • Engage in community partner meetings to strengthen network of support for youth;
  • Use IRC and program database(s) as assigned to track client services, outcomes, and metrics;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  •  Undergraduate Degree in the educational/social services or 3+ years of relevant work experience required;
  • At least three years of experience working in youth development or in an educational setting;
  • Experience working in a diverse, and non-traditional setting with diverse client base;
  • Experience in a non-profit setting and/or international setting a plus;
  • Experience with online learning platforms including Zoom, and Google Classroom and Drive a plus;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and lead groups;
  • Ability to think and work independently;
  • Strong leadership capabilities to delegate tasks to support staff;
  • Must be extremely flexible, capable of working under pressure with deadlines and managing multiple priorities;
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment;
  • Strong computer skills particularly in MS Office applications and experience with databases;
  • Proficiency in written and verbal skills in Swahili, Arabic, and/or Farsi/Dari a plus.

Working Environment:

  • Must be a local resident of San Diego County;
  • Work schedule will be a hybrid model with flexibility in the mornings, and in person work on school sites in the afternoon on most days;
  • Regular travel to off-site locations is required; valid Driver’s License, active and sufficient insurance and reliable transportation required;
  • Office hours are scheduled as Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with some evenings and weekends as needed for special programming such as field trips;
  • Professional IRC office environment.


Benefits: We offer our employees phenomenal benefits such as paid parental leave, generous time off, and excellent medical, dental, and vision options.

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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.



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