AmeriCorps, Job Training Coordinator

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Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression throughout the U.S. IRC in San Diego has resettled over 31,000 refugees to San Diego County over the past 48 years and provides numerous program services. In San Diego, the IRC opened its doors in 1975 and has grown to serve approximately 7,000 refugee and immigrant individuals from 115 countries of origin each year through 5 different departments.

WHAT IS AMERICORPS? AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors by engaging adults in public service work, with the goal of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. "The program is often seen as the domestic Peace Corps.” Members commit to full-time positions of completing 1700 hours during an 11-month contract.


As the Job Training Coordinator, you will lead the coordination and facilitation of job readiness activities, such as resume preparation, digital literacy, job search, and job application submission, recruit and manage volunteers to provide direct support to clients, and teach work readiness and digital literacy classes to help clients bolster critical job readiness skills.


The Job Training Coordinator will support the continued programming of the Job Training and Application Lab (JTAL). JTAL is vital to IRC’s Center for Financial Opportunity (CFO) and helps low-income community members prepare for and secure employment opportunities. JTAL assists clients in developing employment plans, creating and improving resumes, conducting practice interviews, determining specific employment opportunities appropriate to the client, and assisting clients in accessing these opportunities by guiding them through the hiring process.

The JTAL Coordinator will conduct work readiness training and focus on digital literacy and public transportation access, which IRC clients have identified as significant barriers to employment through in-school youth and adult workforce programming. JTAL clients have secured employment in industries from retail and hospitality to jewelry and warehouse manufacturing. JTAL provides an essential service to economically disadvantaged community members and many community members whom IRC would not initially reach through other programming. Thus, the Job Training Coordinator will fill an essential function that allows IRC to get more community members seeking to enter the workforce.


- Under guidance from the Senior Employment Specialist, the AmeriCorps member will: - Provide employment/job training services to clients. As a result clients will be placed in jobs. - Develop professional skills by providing direct service to clients through one-on-one settings, through volunteers, and in-class settings with clients in JTAL. - Ensure accurate and timely processing of documents and data entry and utilize project coordination skills to implement program activities.


- The Job Training Coordinator will support the JTALs in both IRC San Diego offices in City Heights and the City of El Cajon. JTAL is part of IRC’s Center for Financial Opportunity (CFO), which aims to help clients prepare to move into the workforce. Responsibilities will include: - Leading the coordination and facilitation of job readiness activities, such as resume preparation, digital literacy, job search, and job application submission through recruitment and supervision of JTAL volunteers; - Recruiting and managing volunteers to provide job readiness support to clients and direct support to clients; - Teaching work readiness and digital literacy classes to help clients bolster critical job readiness skills. - Other duties as assigned.


Earn a $25,500 stipend ($15/hour) payable by bimonthly direct deposit.

Earn an additional $6,895 education benefit to pay down qualifying student loan debt or to continue your education.

Access to health insurance program at no premium cost to you.

Available childcare assistance benefit, if eligible.

Participate in a 3-day, in-person leadership conference in Indianapolis, IN, in March 2024.

Receive ongoing coaching, mentorship, and professional development.


- Have lived experience or an interest in working with a diverse group of people. - Identify as any generation but are at least 17 years old. - Possess unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or permanent resident. - Consent to complete a criminal history check, which is required for all candidates. Don’t let this stop you! A criminal record does not mean a person cannot serve, and if this is a concern, reach out to Beth Romeo at [email protected]. - LISC AmeriCorps is available to everyone eligible to serve. We treat all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Qualifications - Interest and/or experience working with immigrant and refugee communities. - Knowledge of the San Diego community or willingness to learn. - Demonstrated Skills & Competencies: - Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people - Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multicultural environment. - Ability to work independently and in a team environment. - Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. - Strong relationship-building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships. - Attention to detail and accuracy in work product. - Experience in mentoring or teaching a plus. - Strong computer skills. - Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes. - This position reports to IRC in Sa Diego’s Senior Employment Specialist.

The IRC has high expectations for AmeriCorps members; they are treated as IRC staff members and expected to work, participate, and behave to the same standard as staff.

This position is made possible through a partnership between Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), AmeriCorps, and International Rescue Committee. To learn more about LISC AmeriCorps, visit To learn more about IRC, visit

Training: Members will participate in agency training activities to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities for delivering client services. Attend AmeriCorps training sessions and participate with AmeriCorps service projects. Members will experience personal growth including professional skill development and work experiences.

Working Environment:

Standard, professional office environment, including the current hybrid mode of remote work within San Diego County and required in-office days and some 'field' time within the service delivery area to perform the above-outlined responsibilities. Office working environment is subject to change based on organization/business needs.

San Diego Office hours are scheduled Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm with 1 break for lunch, a 15-minute break in the morning, 15-minute break in the afternoon; occasional evenings and weekend service may be required.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential.

Start date is January 15th, 2024

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