Student Support Specialist, Youth Futures
The Student Support Specialist, Youth Futures implements the International Rescue Committee’s Youth Futures program, which supports refugee youth to succeed in high school and beyond. Youth Futures includes an afterschool program at Clarkston High School and a college readiness summer camp for high school students. The Student Support Specialist is responsible for leading program planning, implementation, and reporting. This position supervises an AmeriCorps member. The Student Support Specialist is a full time, 37.5 hours per week position reporting to the Youth Program Supervisor.
Program Design and Delivery:
● Lead the planning and implementation of the International Rescue Committee’s afterschool and summer program for English Language Learners at Clarkston High School and other DeKalb County schools
● Build and maintain good relationships with school personnel and work with school staff to conduct targeted student recruitment
● Oversee daily afterschool program activities while maintaining a positive and safe environment and ensuring program compliance
● Coordinate academic support for refugee and immigrant students
● Lead enrichment opportunities for students including afterschool workshops, social-emotional asset development, weekend field trips and STEM workshops
● Provide individualized case management support to students and refer to services and community resources as needed
● Conduct accurate program tracking and case notes to ensure program compliance with its goals through required reporting to funders and internal stakeholders.
● Collaborate with Youth Program team members to support students in planning for post-secondary education
● Support recruitment and training and provide supervision and technical assistance to Youth Futures AmeriCorps Service member, interns, and volunteers.
● Attend Youth Education Team meetings and complete administrative duties, including but not limited to reporting, timesheets, and expense reports
● Other responsibilities as assigned
● Minimum of one (1) year of related experience required; ideally in positive youth development, youth social emotional development, youth academic support, and ensuring participant safety in a school-based setting
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
● A belief in the ability of all youth to reach their education, career, and personal goals
● Demonstrated competency in program planning and implementation skills, including the ability to manage large groups of students and the ability to think creatively and strategically
● Initiative, creativity, and ability to complete projects independently
● Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal. Fluency in English required; bi-lingual abilities in a language spoken by IRC’s clients helpful
● Demonstrated experience engaging youth in online environments including through Zoom, Facebook, or other social media
● Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment
● Superior time management and organizational skills
● Computer literacy required
● Must have access to reliable transportation and maintain valid driver’s license and insurance coverage
● Bachelor’s (4-year university) degree and/or a minimum of two years of relevant experience required.
● Standard office work environment combined with program delivery at Clarkston High School
● Regular work schedule of 10:00am – 6:00PM with occasional evenings and weekends
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