World Relief Seattle is now accepting applications for a Summer Program Instructor position.

Recent refugee 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 Refugee Youth Summer Academy is five-week program focused on helping newly arrived refugee youth (K – 8th grade) adjust to their new schools and home. The goal for the summer program is to create a supportive community for refugee youth by providing academic support, mentoring, and facilitating their connection to community.

The Summer Program Instructor will work alongside experienced refugee resettlement staff and trained volunteers to implement the curriculum following general guidelines set by World Relief. This contract position will officially begin on June 22nd. Summer Academy hours are July 6th – August 7th, 2020, Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm. In the two weeks prior to the camp start, the Summer Program Instructor will plan age-appropriate lessons for English Language Learner students for each day of camp. During the program, the Summer Program Instructor is responsible for teaching, classroom management, and maintaining student records. One week of debrief and reporting follows the program’s conclusion.


  • Prepare detailed lesson plans for the five weeks of summer session focused on helping students develop their literacy, social, and math skills
  • Develop engaging, culturally and age appropriate lesson plans
  • Incorporate outdoor activities into daily lesson plans
  • Collaborate with Sustainability Ambassadors and World Relief Seattle’s resiliency team for environmental and sustainability activities
  • Request appropriate material and equipment needed to support planned activities.
  • Observe and monitor students’ individual progress and adjust lesson plans to address students’ needs
  • Keep classroom organized, clean, neat, and safe for the children.
  • Maintain records of students’ attendance. Foster a positive and respectful learning environment
  • Build rapport with each student
  • Provide clear instructions for volunteers
  • Communicate with Next Generation Programs Coordinator regarding class progress and any issues that arise during the summer session
  • Participate in required trainings prior to beginning of summer academy
  • Complete all required reporting on time
  • Comply with all agency policies and protocols


  • Ability to communicate effectively, professionally, collaboratively and positively with students, volunteers, other teachers, and World Relief Staff
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of relevant languages preferred but not required


  • Experience working with English Language Learner students
  • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively in cross-cultural settings
  • AA or two years of college in a related field (i.e. education, child development, social work); bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Strong classroom and behavior management skills
  • Strong interest in teaching and incorporating social emotional development into education essential
  • First aid/CPR certification required
  • Previous experience working with immigrant and refugee adults and/or youth preferred
  • Attend scheduled trainings with WR staff and Sustainability Ambassadors

Contract Position: June 22nd - August 14th, 2019

Location: Kent, WA

Compensation: $450 per week

For questions or to apply: review what we do, then contact Katie Stoppler with a resume and cover letter.