Rising Leaders Facilitator
Elizabeth (United States of America)
Job Overview/Summary: During the 2021-2022 academy school year, beginning in October and culminating in June, IRC in New Jersey will host a weekly, virtual afterschool program for high school youth, focusing on English as a Second Language (ESL) and math support for refugee youth living in and around Elizabeth, New Jersey. Up to 30 students will be invited to attend. The Facilitator will lead the classroom to reinforce English language learning and mathematics skills with refugee youth in a positive and healing classroom environment.
IRC seeks one Rising Leaders Facilitator to supervise virtual support sessions for 9th-12th grade students. The Rising Leaders Facilitator will collaborate with the Youth Program Coordinator and additional volunteer(s) to plan and implement activities. Given the varied English levels and formal education experiences of the student body, the facilitator must be flexible and comfortable with using various methods for teaching English Language Learners. Throughout their classroom activities, the facilitator will be expected to contribute to the program’s goals of fostering students’ English competence, math skills, and social-emotional development.
Anticipated Position Term: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday September 28th 2021 – June 15, 2022
Anticipated Hours: Approximately four hours per week after school (including planning time), remotely, 4 – 5pm. Some additional planning time or other activities may be scheduled. Exact hours and schedule may be flexible to meet Facilitator and student needs.
·Plan and implement culturally and age appropriate ESL and math enrichment lessons for approximately 5-10 refugee high school youth.
·Differentiate instruction to ensure positive learning experiences for students with interrupted formal education and students at various ESL levels
·Collaborate with Youth Program Coordinator to integrate activities and practices that support students’ social-emotional learning and well-being
·Collaborate with one volunteer classroom assistant or intern
·Ensure classroom environment is welcoming, nurturing, and supportive to refugee students and promotes trust and self-esteem building
·Provide planning feedback to the Youth Program Coordinator to develop relevant and appropriate programming and engage in debriefings
·Act as a positive role model for students and staff
·Comply with all agency policies and protocols
·Other duties as assigned
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:Youth Program Coordinator
·Teaching certification in New Jersey or another state
·ESL certification required
·Proficiency in high school mathematics (algebra, geometry, etc.) required, certification preferred
·A minimum of one year teaching required
·Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations desirable
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
·Proven success planning and delivering creative and engaging ESL/mathematics curricula for classes of diverse beginner to intermediate ELLs
·Cultural competence and cross-cultural or overseas experience desirable
·Ability to work independently and as part of a team
·Fluency in English, written and spoken
·Second language proficiency in Arabic, Kiswahili, Pashto, Dari, Urdu, Spanish, or French desirable
Working Environment: Rising Leaders program will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.