Program Coordinator

Refugee Youth In Transition – Program coordinator

Refugee Youth in Transition, formerly Transitions for Refugee Youth, is a supplementary afterschool program for high school age refugee youth administered by the Bhutanese Community of Utah (BCU), in partnership with the Sudanese Community of Utah and Department of Workforce Services Refugee Services Office (RSO). The program is located at Utah International Charter School (300 East 3605 South) and operates Monday through Thursday 5:30-7:30. The goal of Refugee Youth in Transition is to provide additional support to refugee students that are struggling academically or socially and provide education and enrichment activities to help students achieve.

 

Description: The program coordinator is in charge of developing program policies and procedures, in partnership with BCU, RSO, and the RSO AmeriCorps VISTA assigned to the program; developing data collection procedures; planning and implementing educational and enrichment workshops; planning and implementing sports and cultural activities; maintaining a healthy and safe environment for students; and coordinating with teachers, parents, and students to make sure students are on track to graduate.

 

The program coordinator will have a significant role in developing the curriculum, goals, and sustainability efforts of Refugee Youth in Transition. Thus, enthusiasm, creativity, good organizational skills, self-motivation, and a passion for working with youth are essential qualities.

 

Pay rate is $12/hour for 13 hours a week, including 8 hours of program time and 5 hours of prep and outreach time.

 

Requirements:

  • Must have or be working towards a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of one year working with youth, preferably youth of diverse or underrepresented backgrounds, required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with refugees.
  • Experience in an after school program or educational setting is strongly encouraged.
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with a number of different groups, including students, parents, teachers, and refugee service providers.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and creative
  • Passion for working with youth
  • Must complete a background check

 

Responsibilities:

-Daily curriculum implementation

-Keep attendance records and maintain student files, including transcripts

-Plan and implement educational and enrichment workshops; and keep a record of workshops

-Assign tasks to volunteers and tutors; monitor volunteers and tutors

-Supervise and discipline students

-Complete and attend trainings as assigned

-Coordinate with BCU and RSO VISTA for financial and administrative needs

-Must commit to 15 hours a week, 5 hours dedicated to prep time, administrative duties and community outreach

-Must commit to work for roughly 36 weeks or the length of the school year, with time off during winter and spring vacations

-Other responsibilities will be assigned as they arrive and logistics of the program are worked out

 

To apply, please send your resume and a brief description of yourself to Nancy Mayhall at nmayhall@utah.gov

 

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