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PAIR Global Scholars – Program Coordinator Job Description

POSITION: Program Coordinator

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Part-time (15 hours/week, will vary depending on program needs)

ABOUT PAIR

Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR) empowers refugee youth to navigate American

society, reach their academic potential and become community leaders through educational mentoring programs.

PAIR works with newcomers from shortly after their arrival in the United States, through high school graduation

and beyond.

PROGRAM GOALS:

PAIR’s Global Scholars Program is a community-based mentoring program aimed at increasing college access for

11th and 12th grade refugee students in the greater Houston area. Students in this program are assigned an adult mentor and work with PAIR staff to receive individualized support in the students’ pursuit of high school graduation, career exploration, and preparation for post-secondary education.

POSITION DETAILS

PAIR is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator (PC) for the 2021-2022 school year. The PC will start in August 2021. The PC must be available to work on weekdays after school (3pm to 6pm) and work some weekends and evenings as necessary. The schedule will provide some remote work opportunities, but will require in-person work as well. The PC will report to the PAIR Global Scholars Program Manager. This position is suitable for those with practical experience working directly with at-risk youth, conducting grassroots outreach to participants in schools and apartment complexes, implementing educational programming, working with community volunteers, and providing case management and/or college access services to a diverse population.

The rate of pay for the PC is $16 an hour and will also include mileage reimbursement.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Collaborate with PAIR staff and volunteers to plan, implement, and evaluate an educational program for refugee

youth ages 17-19 aimed at increasing their participation in higher education. The Program Coordinator will work

under supervision of the Program Manager (PM) to assist in the following:

● Manage a caseload of up to 10 students. Provide one-on-one support to students with:

o Researching colleges and other post-secondary education opportunities

o Helping students complete college and scholarship applications, which includes writing and

revising college essays and applications, developing resumes, writing and/or obtaining and

sending letters of recommendation

o Help students complete the FAFSA and school-specific financial aid applications, and evaluate

their financial aid award letters

o Provide information and answer student questions; contact institutions and community

organizations on their behalf

o Conduct home and site visits to encourage engagement in the program and to maintain

relationships with students and families

● Manage caseload of volunteers matched with student caseload (up to 10)

o Aid in planning training sessions; attend training and assist with activities

o Conduct monthly/regular check-ins Schedule and facilitate mentor and student introductory, check-in, and closure meetings

o In close communication with PM, review mentor activity logs to make sure they are being

updated and follow up with volunteers regarding issues or questions

o Manage WhatsApp and GroupMe volunteer groups

o Contribute content and resources for monthly mentor newsletter

o Organize logistics for volunteer training orientation, including securing location, ordering food,

and communicating details to attendees

● Document activity and record progress in case notes; collect student data throughout the year and surveys at the end of program

o Enter data in Salesforce or the appropriate database and/or spreadsheet

o Enter casenotes of student encounters in log folder

● Assist with enrollment of new students in the mentoring program: educate students and parents; provide orientation during home visits; attend after-school programs to meet and establish relationships with students; ensure enrollment forms are signed and returned to PM

● Organize/assist in planning and facilitating group events, including student workshops, community service

activities, field trips, celebrations and mentor meetings

● Create program-related content for PAIR social media

● Provide program input and feedback; report successes and inform PM of opportunities for promoting the program

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

● Bachelor’s degree or combination of post-secondary education and relevant experience

● Must have own vehicle with valid driver’s license and insurance; must be willing to travel to school and community sites and transport students when needed

● Experience working with underserved youth, preferably in a college access or social work setting

● Ability to work evenings and weekends

● Experience with the college admissions process

● Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

● Possess personal traits suited for PAIR programs, including compassion, empathy, sensitivity, cultural competence, an interest in meeting the holistic needs of the students, and a true passion for making a difference. Must be energetic, flexible, positive and resourceful.

● Ability to be self directed and manage multiple projects simultaneously

● Academic or work experience in education, international studies/relations, social work, psychology, or similar fields preferred

● Knowledge of a refugee language preferred (Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Tigrinya, Ahmaric, Dari, or other)

PAIR Global Scholars – Program Coordinator Job Description

POSITION: Program Coordinator

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Part-time (15 hours/week, will vary depending on program needs)

ABOUT PAIR

Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 23, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 9, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

Mileage is reimbursed

Level of Language Proficiency

Knowledge of a refugee language preferred (Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Tigrinya, Ahmaric, Dari, or other)

Knowledge of a refugee language preferred (Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Tigrinya, Ahmaric, Dari, or other)

Location

On-site
3300 Chimney Rock Road, Houston, TX 77056, United States
Suite 105

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