Adult Education Management Intern

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Job Description

Position: Adult Education Management Intern Reports to: Family Education Coordinator Term:January-May 2022 Hours: 20-hours/week (flexible) Please note this is an unpaid position and requires a background check

BACKGROUND:

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 27 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC New York Regional office’s Education & Learning department aims to meet the educational needs of adult refugee, asylee, and immigrant populations in New York City. We offer a variety of classes and services, including English language instruction, Cultural Orientation, College and Career Readiness, and referrals to external educational opportunities. Together, these form a comprehensive multi-faceted program designed to meet the immediate and ongoing education needs of our diverse group of clients.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Intern will assist the program Coordinator in supporting diverse client short- and long-term goals:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Enroll adult students and in appropriate classes around NY - Keep track of client communication and follow-up on attendance - Maintain timely databases on the different tracking systems - Be an advocate for clients’ educational needs with external education service providers - Attend weekly supervision meetings with the program Coordinator

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

- The Adult Education Management Intern will - Get hands-on experience working with refugee populations soon after they arrive in the US - Learn about the refugee resettlement process in NYC - Build communication and outreach skills with different stakeholders

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

- Comfort working with refugees and immigrants from a variety of backgrounds, including those with limited formal education and/or literacy skills

- Ability to adapt to changing situations, comfortable working in a fast-paced, demanding environment - Ability to work both independently and as part of a team - Proficient in MS Office suite (especially Excel) - Responsible, flexible, and dedicated - Reliable: will commit to term and hours listed above - Must be able to pass a background check - Experience teaching Adults or English language learners a plus - Bilingual speaking abilities highly desirable (Spanish, French, Arabic, Pashto, Dari, or Farsi)

Added 1 year ago - Updated 11 months ago - Source: rescue.org