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RefugeeRISE Summer Education Coordinators- 10 weeks

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

June 4, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Application Window

March 5, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Locations

  • Iowa, US
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Waterloo, IA

Contact Information

Katie Zellmer
(515) 286-2267
katie@embarciowa.org

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Description

RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps Member Education Coordinator

TIME: June 4, 2018 - August 11, 2018 (10 Weeks)
BENEFITS: Living Stipend- $2000 for 300 hours service term (30 per week), $1200 education award, potential childcare assistance.
LOCATIONS: Des Moines, Waterloo, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Storm Lake, more
APPLY: Please apply online at www.refugeeRISEiowa.org or email katie@embarciowa.org for more information

POSITION SUMMARY:
EMBARC is searching for service-minded individuals to serve diverse refugee communities in Iowa through our RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps program. You will work with community agencies to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate education, referrals, outreach, and direct services to refugee families in need. As an AmeriCorps service member, you will also be responsible for recruiting and training new volunteers from within the refugee community as well as the broader community.
Learn more about AmeriCorps.

BACKGROUND:
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

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

Skill Development
• 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.

Professional Development
• 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Interest and respect for different cultures with a commitment to social justice.
• Willingness to serve 10 weeks.
• 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
• 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.

START DATE: June 4- August 11, 2018

RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps Member Education Coordinator

TIME: June 4, 2018 - August 11, 2018 (10 Weeks)
BENEFITS: Living Stipend- $2000 for 300 hours service term (30 per week), $1200 education award, potential childcare assistance.
LOCATIONS: Des Moines, Waterloo, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Storm Lake, more
APPLY: Please apply online at www.refugeeRISEiowa.org or email katie@embarciowa.org for more information

POSITION SUMMARY:
EMBARC is searching for service-minded individuals to serve diverse refugee communities in Iowa through our RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps program. You will work with community agencies to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate education, referrals, outreach, and direct services to refugee families in need. As an AmeriCorps service member, you will also be responsible for recruiting and training new volunteers from within the refugee community as well as the broader community.
Learn more about AmeriCorps.

BACKGROUND:
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

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

Skill Development
• 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.

Professional Development
• 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Interest and respect for different cultures with a commitment to social justice.
• Willingness to serve 10 weeks.
• 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
• 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.

START DATE: June 4- August 11, 2018
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Living Allowance

$1044 - $1500 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance

Additional Benefits

Program will help member with GED, citizenship, or other goals related to economic self-sufficiency.

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

Education Requirements

Less than High School Completed

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Language needs: Swahili, French, Karen, Karenni, Burmese, Arabic, and much more

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Economic Security

Weekly Hours

30

Location Type

Rural, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities

Contact Information

Katie Zellmer
(515) 286-2267
katie@embarciowa.org

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