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Job Details
Company Name : International Rescue Committee
Company Location : Boise, ID 83704
Job Position : Youth Program Specialist
Job Category : Jobs in Idaho

Job Description :

Requisition ID: req33561

Job Title: Youth Program Specialist

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Boise, ID USA

Job Description

Job Overview:

IRC Boise’s Youth Program Specialist provides support for school-age refugee youth and their families in helping refugee youth access extra-curricular activities. The Youth Program Specialist will coordinate specific programming and serve as a liaison between refugee families, schools, and community partners. This will include curriculum development, direct instruction, advocating for families in academic settings, supervision of volunteers and interns, and monitoring and evaluation of program outcomes. Under the supervision of the Youth Services Supervisor, the Youth Program Specialist is responsible for offering initial core services to youth, program implementation, and evaluation of said programs. This position ensures that goals and program objectives are accomplished in tandem with IRC staff, refugee parents, refugee youth, community partners, and volunteers.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop culturally-appropriate and level-appropriate curriculum to engage students in learning and enrichment in various settings, including after school programs, summer programs, and workshops.
  • Assist with data collection and tracking to meet funder requirements and for internal program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Supervise and support volunteers and interns assisting with youth programming, including after-school programs, summer school programs, and workshops.
  • Conduct Service Plans for newly arrived families, laying out goals and expectations for each child, plus additional 30-day and 90-day follow-up meetings.
  • Identify and enroll refugee students into IRC Youth Program services; conduct regular follow-up with students and families to ensure participants are on track toward service plan goals.
  • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC team.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent preferred; or equivalent work experience, preferably in a non-profit or social services agency environment.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • 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.
  • Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Previous multi-cultural experience and proven ability to communicate well with people from diverse backgrounds strongly preferred.
  • Ability to lift 35+ lbs. safely.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.

May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

General Information:

IRC Background
: Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S., IRC provides assistance to refugees resettling here through 27 offices operating in 16 states. IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Boise opened it office in 2005, and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as numerous other programs to educate and empower refugees.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

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 can 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 on the basis of 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 job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:
We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.


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