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Summer Learning Program Educator Full-time Job

2 years ago   Program & Project   Washington   2.7K views Reference: 523
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Summer Learning Program Educator

Requisition ID: req25388

Job Title: Summer Learning Program Educator

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Seattle, WA USA

Job Description

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 6th through 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 IRCs 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.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support IRCs Youth & Education Program staff implementing either elementary or secondary summer learning and enrichment programs:

o IRCs Newcomer Summer Learning Programs and Recreation Camps for elementary age students, Monday Thursday from 8:00am 1:00pm (August schedule may vary).

o IRCs 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 IRCs 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.

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


Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent; BA in Education, Child/Youth Development or related degree preferred.
  • Experience working with elementary or secondary age students; experience in classroom teaching, tutoring or academic enrichment programs desired (i.e. summer or day camps, youth groups, after school programs, sports/recreation programs or clubs).
  • Experience working with multi-lingual students a plus.
  • English proficiency, both spoken and written, and proficiency in relevant language(s) preferred (i.e., Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Ukrainian, Somali, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Burmese)
  • Cross cultural experience; connection and experience working with communities from refugee and/or immigrant backgrounds.
  • Experience and proficiency utilizing online platforms such as Zoom and Teams, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Committed to anti-racism and continual learning and growth.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing program and student needs.
  • Team player willing to provide support to other staff and students.

Working Environment:

Elementary program Summer Educators will be required to work in-person in a classroom environment, working at elementary schools in Tukwila and Auburn. Some remote work required, i.e. reviewing lesson plans and preparing learning activities. Access to reliable transportation to travel daily to Tukwila or Auburn (mileage reimbursement for travel to program will be provided). Typical schedule will be Monday -Thursday 8:00 1:00 for the part-time option and 8:00 4:00 for the full time option (some flexibility also possible), hours may vary in August.

Secondary program Summer Educators can work remotely supporting virtual programming, however, ability to support in-person programs and field trips 1-2 times per week in South King County is preferred. Access to reliable transportation to travel daily to south King County (mileage reimbursement for travel to program will be provided). Typical schedule will be Monday -Thursday 9:00 3:00 for the part-time option and 8:00 4:00 for the full time option (some flexibility also possible), hours may vary in August.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:In accordance with IRCs 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: IRC is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our organization. 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.

Company Description
The International Rescue Committee responds to the worlds worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.

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