Workforce Development Coordinator – RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps Member
BENEFITS: Living Stipend- $13,750 for full time, $7,000 for half time, $3,500 for quarter time (Full time members receive health insurance)
LOCATIONS: Des Moines, Marshalltown, Waterloo, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Storm Lake, and more
APPLY: Please apply online at www.refugeeRISEiowa.org
EMBARC is searching for service-minded individuals to serve diverse refugee communities in Iowa through our RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps program for an 11 month period. You will work with community agencies to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate education, referrals, outreach, and direct services to refugee families in need. We serve in 8 cities in Iowa at 12 different nonprofits. RefugeeRISE is a team program that leverages the different skills our members bring to our program. Full time from September 2018 to August 2019. Read about our members' service at our blog, RiseNShine! www.refugeeriseiowa.org/risenshine.html
The Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center is a grassroots organization founded by refugees from Burma in 2011 to help refugees through advocacy, education and community development. More information at www.embarciowa.org
Outreach and Assessment
• Cultivate trusting relationships with community organizations serving refugees.
• Gather information on refugee economic barriers and unmet community needs through focus groups, one-on-one meetings, and public awareness activities.
• Participate in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate workshops and informational resources for refugees learning about resources in the community.
• Provide refugees with appropriate connections to job training and skill development resources through small group workshops and one-on-one advising.
• Attend meetings, consultation, and reviews with immediate supervisor and those provided by AmeriCorps staff.
• Develop and work toward personal and professional learning goals, attend at least three learning opportunities, and meet regularly with assigned mentor.
• Interest and respect for different cultures with a commitment to social justice.
• Experience finding and connecting to community resources.
• Experience training or teaching adults, preferably across racial, cultural, class, and gender differences.
• Ability and willingness to work and collaborate in a team setting.
• Flexible, practical, energetic, and self-motivated.
• Outgoing, personable, professional, respectful, and a positive attitude.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English. Ability to communicate in a language of one of Iowa’s refugee communities is a plus, but not required.
• Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
• Ability to use a computer for e-mail communication, online reporting (monthly time reports, quarterly impact data), and preparing monthly success stories/reflections.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
• Program will help member with GED, citizenship, or other goals related to economic self-sufficiency.
• Gain professional experience working with respected community-based, non-profit organizations.
• Receive coaching from qualified professionals for personal and professional goals.
• Post-service job referrals through networking with community and state partners.
Less than High School Completed
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• Must be U.S. citizen or U.S. national or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
• Must have a high school diploma or GED or agree to obtain one before using the education award.
• Must pass a three point background check.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check