Education and Learning Manager

Job Type

Full Time




263 West 38th Street
New York
New York
United States


Each year the IRC in New York provides support to more than 1500 refugee, asylee and other humanitarian entrants seeking to start new lives in the New York City area.  The IRC in New York aims to help these clients achieve self sufficiency, and adapt to and become engaged citizens of their new communities. The Education & Learning unit strives to serve the entire family unit, and the need all family members have for access to relevant educational opportunities in order to thrive in the U.S. 

SCOPE: The IRC NY Education & Learning Manager is the main representative of IRC’s education and learning focused programming, including programs for children, youth, and adults in the New York area. He/She oversees program development and implementation, ensures compliance of services within grants and contracts, leads program fundraising and partnership development, and represents IRC NY in local forum on education and learning issues. This position reports to Executive Director for IRC in NY and NJ.


Programmatic Leadership

  • Lead program design and development of monitoring and evaluation techniques
  • Oversee implementation of Education and Learning programs, including youth tutoring activities, the Refugee Youth Summer Academy, Leaders in Training, Academic Coaching, ESL classes, Cultural Orientation, Career Counseling and Planning, and other adult education offerings.
  • Establish and foster relationships with local actors in education and social services for refugees
  • Work in collaboration with Executive Director, Development Officer and Finance Manager to identify and cultivate new donors, and fulfill reporting requirements to existing public and private donors
  • Contribute to grant and proposal writing to maintain and expand funding base


Staff Management

  • Provide programmatic guidance to program staff, interns and volunteers
  • Support ongoing capacity development opportunities for staff
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring and monitoring of new staff and temporary teaching staff
  • Develop job descriptions and scopes of work for permanent and temporary staff
  • Conduct annual reviews and provide detailed feedback to staff members


Financial Management

Oversee annual program budget development and develop funding allocation plans to promote efficient management and sustainability

Establish systems for tracking program expenditure

External Relations

Collaborate with Executive Director and Development Officer to cultivate local donor relationships; contribute to grant and proposal writing to maintain and expand funding base for IRC youth programs in New York

Collaborate with Executive Director and IRC communication staff on media initiatives, including coordinating media visit and participating in media interviews

Represents the IRC NY in external forums such as public panel discussions, national and international refugee education conferences, and meetings with potential strategic partners

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Executive Director, New York & New Jersey

Position directly supervises:  Youth Programs Supervisor, Education Coordinator

Other Internal and/or external contacts:  

Internal: Department Heads

External:  IRC Education Technical Advisor

Job Requirements:

  • Advanced Degree in education, child-psychology, social work or relevant field;
  • Experience working with English Language Learning students essential.
  • Minimum 5 yrs progressive work experience in education and/or youth development programming; minimum 2 yrs experience managing programs including staff management, program development, monitoring, and evaluation, and advocacy experience.
  • Previous fundraising and grant writing experience; strong analytical, training, oral and written communication skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid diplomacy, relationship building and networking skills; ability to effectively manage internal and external relationships, including community stakeholders and donors
  • Previous financial management experience, including proven effective management of budgets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully in cross-cultural environment
  • Solid organizational skills with ability to multi-task, set priorities, manage time and meet deadlines. Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure is essential.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of the New York community and context essential 

Working Environment:  Standard office work environment.



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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