Summer Learning Program Educator
IRC Background:The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides a continuum of services including intensive case management, employment and economic empowerment services, immigration assistance, health and wellness programming, and education support to refugee and immigrant families in Washington State. IRC Seattle is committed to providing trauma-informed, equitable, and accessible services and maintaining and evolving a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace.
Job Overview:The vision of the IRC Seattle Youth Program is that youth from refugee and immigrant backgrounds will have the skills and resources necessary to pursue a future of opportunity. The Youth Program works towards this vision by providing educational and enrichment opportunities to help school-aged youth from refugee and immigrant backgrounds catch up on missed education, adjust to their new school, accelerate English language development, and build positive relationships in the school and community. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent remote and hybrid learning has greatly impacted student learning, and disproportionately for newcomer, multilingual students. To decrease summer and COVID-related learning loss and promote learning recovery, IRC is offering expanded summer learning programs specifically for newcomer students. IRC is hiring 4-6 temporary Summer Learning Program Educators to support the facilitation of elementary and secondary summer programs. This position is a 3 month temporary position from June 6ththrough August 31st 2022 with part time and full time options availableff (some flexibility with start and end dates). The part time option is 20- 25 hours per week, Monday – Thursday 8am – 1pm. The full-time option is Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm and will include more opportunities to support family outreach, program enrollment, parent feedback and program evaluation, program planning and administration in addition to direct instruction within the summer learning programs. The Summer Learning Program Educator will either help facilitate IRC’s newcomer elementary summer school classes and summer recreation camps, or Youth Futures Summer Internship Program for High School age students. As the Youth Program Educator, you will have the unique opportunity to partner with the youth program team supporting newcomer youth as they develop the skills, resources, and knowledge to pursue their future goals and dreams.
- Support IRC’s Youth & Education Program staff implementing either elementary or secondary summer learning and enrichment programs:
oIRC’s Newcomer Summer Learning Programs and Recreation Camps for elementary age students, Monday – Thursday from 8:00am – 1:00pm (August schedule may vary).
oIRC’s Youth Futures and Youth Roots Summer Internship programs for High School age students Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
- Facilitate small-group activities and lessons with 3-5 students including math, literacy, art, recreation, and social and emotional learning.
- Provide 1:1 support to students needing more individualized instruction.
- Support lead Educators with attendance, classroom management, distribution and collection of learning materials, and COVID-related health and sanitation procedures.
- Support IRC’s summer enrichment programs including recreation and science camps; leading recreation activities and supporting lead instructions with science lessons and activities.
- Conduct family outreach for program enrollment and program evaluation and feedback.
- Create safe and healing learning spaces and build supportive relationships with newcomer students utilizing a trauma informed approach in order to support students’ academic and social and emotional development.
- Participate in program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC team.
- Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency, including COVID Health and Safety guidelines for in-person instruction.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:Youth Program Coordinator or Specialist
Indirect Reporting: Youth and Education Program Manager and Youth Program Specialist
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Youth Program Team, AmeriCorps Members, other IRC Seattle staff
External: EL Teachers at partner school districts