Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Newly-arrived refugee and immigrant youth in the United States face the unique challenges of adjusting to a new cultural environment; mitigating past traumas associated with seeking refuge; learning a new language; and adjusting to a new way of living. World Relief Seattle’s goal for the Next Generation program is to create a supportive, efficient, and inclusive community for refugee and immigrant youth and their family to thrive in the United States. The Next Generation Programs Coordinator will work closely with the Health and Wellness Manager to oversee World Relief Seattle's youth programs--including Refugee Youth Summer Academy and early childhood initiatives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsibilities – Summer Programming:

  • Drive summer programming including curriculum development
  • Oversee daily activities and general operations to ensure quality summer program
  • Coordinate logistics and planning of programming including daily transportation, gathering classroom supplies, and daily snacks/meals provided by school district
  • Coordinate safety of all summer students
  • Collaborate with Soccer Without Borders’ Seattle Director on planning of soccer camp
  • Reach out to local businesses and organizations to request donations of resources for program and keep detailed record of what is received
  • Communicate with museums and organizations in the Puget Sound area to develop weekly field trip opportunities during summer program
  • Coordinate field trip day logistics including transportation, meals, and chaperones
  • Serve as point of contact for parent communication regarding disciplinary and attendance issues during summer programming
  • Serve as an on-call substitute for days in which teachers cannot attend summer program
  • Provide training and on-site support to teachers for summer programming
  • Design and implement pre-/post-assessments and keep detailed records of results for each student
  • Ensure the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter

Responsibilities – School Year Programming:

  • Drive early childhood programming including curriculum development
  • Serve as an on-call substitute for days in which teachers cannot attend family literacy class
  • Provide training and on-site support to teachers for family literacy class
  • Complete pre-/post-assessments of families in family literacy class including the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) for childhood development
  • Communicate with parents and families regarding family literacy class progress and any issues that arise during the class term
  • Ensure the site is kept neat, clean, organized, and safe for children
  • Assist in maintaining relationship with Hillside Spanish Church

Responsibilities – Year-round Duties:

  • Collaborate with WRS Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and train volunteers for all Next Generation programs including summer programs and family literacy class
  • Collaborate with WRS staff, Kent School District staff, and local organizations to recruit students to participate in all Next Generation programs
  • Assist in reporting and evaluations of all NextGen programs in conjunction with Health & Wellness Manager
  • Build connections with local organizations & partners to continue expanding services for refugee and immigrant youth
  • Assist with development and implementation of future early childhood pilot program
  • Ensure a comprehensive, well-balanced youth program consistent with the vision for the NextGen program
  • Attend trainings such as Kaleidoscope Play & Learn (KP&L), Best Starts for Kids Workforce Collaborative, and other applicable youth services trainings
  • Participate in Resettlement Team and all-staff meetings

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Good oral and written English communication skills
  • Strong organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel
  • Professionally responsive, dependable, and maintains excellent follow-through
  • Ability to take initiative and problem-solve
  • Previous experience working with English Language Learners, especially youth, highly desired
  • Knowledge of relevant languages such as Dari, Russian, or Arabic preferred but not required

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Personal Christian faith and a desire to serve vulnerable people
  • Committed to the Mission, Vision and Values of World Relief
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A desire to serve refugees and immigrants in support of the mission of World Relief
  • Flexibility and the ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively in cross-cultural settings
  • Previous experience with refugees and immigrants and communicating across language barriers is preferred
  • Previous experience working with children and youth is required
  • Ability to work independently and within necessary deadlines
  • Valid WA State Driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical activities with program participants which may include, but are not limited to, walking standing for long periods of time, running, and lifting up to 30 pounds

Position Information:
Location: Kent, WA
40 hours/week, permanent
Reports to Health & Wellness Manager
For questions, contact Katie Stoppler at kstoppler@wr.org

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