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School-Based Program Associate

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Refugee & Immigrant Transitions


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Salary commensurate with qualifications. 

Refugee & Immigrant Transitions (RIT, www.reftrans.org) provides education, family engagement and community leadership programs. Our mission is to welcome and partner with those who have sought refuge, employing strengths-based educational approaches and community support so they may thrive in our shared communities. RIT is currently seeking a School-Based Program Associate to support our after-school programs and provide daytime academic support and mentorship at Oakland International High School and Fremont High School (Oakland), which offer educational support to newcomer students, and to support the Youth Program Manager match youth with trained volunteer tutors as needed to our online after school or home-based tutoring program. 

Why work with us: RIT’s School-Based Program Associate will be able to make a tangible impact in the lives of refugees and immigrants in the Bay Area, while building meaningful cross-cultural relationships. They will work on a diverse team with a welcoming agency culture and great work/life balance. As a program associate you will build valuable skills such as program coordination; youth development; volunteer coordination; strategies for teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Time Commitment: Starting at 30 hours per week (with the possibility of increasing to 40 hours per week). Required hours: 9:00am - 5:30pm, Mon-Th. Schedule to follow Oakland Unified School District calendar.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with qualifications. 

Includes medical and dental coverage, vision, accrued vacation time, paid holidays (that fall on the employee's workday), accrued sick time, life insurance and eligibility for RIT’s retirement plan after 1 year of employment.  

Locations:

  1. Oakland International High School, 4521 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94609 (Mon/Wed)
  2. Fremont High School, 4610 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601 (Tues/Thurs)
  3. Student homes in Oakland (as needed)
  4. RIT Oakland Office, 1811 11th Ave, Oakland 94606 (as needed)

Please note that during Shelter-in-Place and while schools continue with distant learning plans, this position will be providing services remotely. 

Your primary responsibilities will include:

 TUTORING/MENTORING

  • Tutor high school students in all subjects and assist with homework completion and understanding;
  • Pending funding, mentor a number of selected students, and provide individual academic and socio-emotional support on-site (remote during Shelter-in-Place);
  • Read together with students and develop English skills;
  • Provide daytime push-in and pull-out support for targeted students;
  • Work with teachers to identify high need students and boost literacy skills;

 Referrals to Case Management

  • Support connecting students to available resources including their school’s wellness teams and support services;;
  • Support students troubleshoot connectivity and internet access issues;
  • Support connecting students' parents and or guardians to available resources including RIT’s case managers.

 Volunteer Coordination 

  • Support the Youth Program Manager interview and onboard volunteers (for tutoring during the day and/or after hours);
  • Support the Youth Program Manager with matching volunteers with youth and adults for home-based tutoring/mentoring and or virtual 1-1 after-school tutoring programs;
  • Maintain close communication with volunteers ensuring that they understand and know about key dates and happenings in the program;
  • Assist in maintaining and updating volunteer schedules for the virtual programs;
  • Participate in and assist with supplemental trainings for after-school volunteers;
  • Provide ongoing support to volunteers (in partnership with team members and partners);
  • Enter and track volunteer matches and logs in Salesforce and relevant data bases;
  • Attend follow up meetings, training and events;
  • Monitor student waitlist, intake new students, outreach to partner schools and organizations;
  • Chaperone group field trips (some weekends and evenings required, approx 4-6 per year);
  • Make follow up phone calls to families and volunteers;
  • Refer students and families to appropriate wraparound or case management support services;
  • Ensure that volunteers are completing monthly logs and or completing their reporting requirements; and
  • Communicate directly with schools and teachers to ensure students and tutors receive appropriate support and guidance.

 ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Provide data entry and attendance support for participating programs;
  • Enter and track volunteer matches and logs in Salesforce.

 COMMUNICATION

  •  Maintain close communication with the Youth Program Manager;
  •  Develop and maintain a high level of communication and positive relationships with students, principal, teachers, office staff, lunch clerks, custodians, and school staff;
  •  Interpret as needed; and
  • Assist with phone calls home to families, as needed.

DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

  • Recruit new youth leaders to support the virtual tutoring  program;
  • upport the Youth Program Manager supervise, mentor, schedule, and build the skills of the Youth Leadership team;
  •  Participate in weekly team meetings and professional development; and
  • Support other projects as needed. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English & Spanish (Trilingual  in English, Mam & Spanish strongly preferred)
  •  Highly mature with ability to connect with newcomer youth (in particular male high school age from Central America), and be able to support them to make appropriate choices and to build a supportive environment;
  • Comfortable with tutoring core subjects such as Math, English and Science; assist Youth Program Manager with identifying volunteer tutors to assist with other subjects
  • Experience working in an education, enrichment and/or recreation program serving youth;
  • Experience working with or personal connection to English language learner youth;
  • Must be very mature, outgoing, and proactive in approaching and engaging students in the after-school program;
  • Must be able to organize engaging physical and non-physical activities and coordinate groups;
  • Must be very flexible and able to adapt to a changing environment!
  • Ability to work with youth of different cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including staff, students, teachers, school administrators, and, as needed, parents/guardians;
  •  Bachelor’s Degree OR completion of at least 2-3 years of undergraduate study (minimum of 48 units), experience working in youth programming (after-school programs, summer camps, etc.) serving newcomer youth;
  • Commitment to preserving confidentiality, boundaries, and upholding mandated reporting responsibilities; and
  • Ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experience working in education;
  • From an immigrant family (preferably from Mexico or Central America);
  • Should be able to connect with Spanish, Chinese and Arabic speaking youth (as well as other newcomers);
  • Ability to work with English language learners;
  • Experience working with middle or high school age students in the U.S.;
  • Strong group facilitation skills;
  • Experience working in community-based education programs;
  • Familiarity with Oakland Unified School District;
  • Experience working with social service organizations and community service providers; and serving high- need newcomers and non-English speaking families.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person, on the telephone and computer (via Zoom/Google Hangout); seeing to read, sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead. Access to a vehicle or public transportation to be physically present at school (and to occasionally drop off materials and supplies to students during distant learning). 

 Special Requirements: Must be able to accept some evening or weekend hours for additional meetings/trainings/special events.

Application procedure: Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org, with the subject: RIT School-Based Program Associate. Applicants will be reviewed on 10/5/2020, and resumes will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Thank you!

Refugee & Immigrant Transitions (RIT, www.reftrans.org) provides education, family engagement and community leadership programs. Our mission is to welcome and partner with those who have sought refuge, employing strengths-based…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 2-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Medical and dental coverage, vision, accrued vacation time, paid holidays (that fall on the employee's workday), accrued sick time, life insurance, and eligibility for RIT’s retirement plan after 1 year of employment.  

Medical and dental coverage, vision, accrued vacation time, paid holidays (that fall on the employee's workday), accrued sick time, life insurance, and eligibility for RIT’s retirement…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English & Spanish (Trilingual  in English, Mam & Spanish strongly preferred)

Bilingual English & Spanish (Trilingual  in English, Mam & Spanish strongly preferred)

Location

1811 11th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606

How to Apply

Application procedure: Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org, with the subject: RIT School-Based Program Associate. Applicants will be reviewed on 10/5/2020, and resumes will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Thank you!

Application procedure: Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org, with the subject: RIT School-Based Program Associate. Applicants will be reviewed on 10/5/2020…

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