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 Camp 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 camp is to create a supportive community for refugee youth by providing academic support, mentoring, and facilitating their connection to local resources. 

The Summer Program Instructor will work alongside experienced refugee resettlement staff and trained volunteers to implement the camp curriculum following general guidelines set by World Relief. This contract position will officially begin on June 24th. Summer Camp hours are July 8th – August 9th, 2019, Monday – Thursday 9am – 1:30pm and 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 camp, the Summer Program Instructor is responsible for teaching, classroom management, and maintaining student records. One week of debrief and reporting follows the camp’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.
  • 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.
  • Complete all required reporting on time- including final report after the summer program ends. 
  • 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
  • Dari, Pashto, or Arabic skills 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 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.
  • Participation in training on evening of June 19th

Contract Position: June 24th - August 16th, 2019

Location: Kent, WA

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