Job Overview: The Education Coordinator leads curriculum development, supports program design, and build team capacity to support youth and adult educational success. They facilitate staff and volunteer training in strategies for engaging with limited-English youth as well as the implementation of ESL and Social Emotional Asset Development (SEAD) curriculum. The Education Coordinator draws existing knowledge, research and IRC provided tools and curriculum (Safe Healing and Learning Spaces) to produce academic programming for youth and adults served by IRC. This position plays a lead role in training, coaching, mentoring, and advising IRC staff for a high level of instructional strategies, communication, workflow, and outcomes across multiple projects.
- Assure that project outcomes and reporting meet external standards by funders (contractual compliance, deliverables are achieved timely, policies/procedures are implemented, and reports are completed and submitted in a timely manner) as well as internal IRC standards of professional project management, technical competence, and organizational policy
- Guide project staff as they implement Youth projects in a manner that is effective, innovative, and passionate about promoting client self-sufficiency
- Lead in the development and refinement of Social Emotional Asset Development curriculum in collaboration with program staff and IRC Technical Advisor
- Lead development of Youth program and intergenerational curriculum
- Train and mentor Youth program staff in classroom management and curriculum implementation
- Evaluate program efficiency and effectiveness and adapt the program curriculum or design as needed
- Collaborate successfully with the other IRC departments to ensure that clients are receiving the comprehensive services they need to achieve their goals
- Develop GED and English for Academic Purpose (EAP) tutoring program
- Train and mentor volunteer teachers for GED and EAP program for in classroom management and curriculum implementation
- Other related duties as assigned
- Refugee Youth Summer Academy
- High School Afterschool Program (Youth Mentoring)
- School Orientation for Caregivers
- Individual Tutoring Program (INP)
- GED and EAP Tutoring Program (INP)
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in a related field. Master’s degree in a related field such as Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or TESOL/ESL preferred.
- 3 years related experience required. 5+ years of teaching experience, ESL/TESOL background strongly preferred
- Relevant professional experience in curriculum design and/or educational program development required
- Relevant professional experience working with English Language Learners, refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred
- Previous multi-cultural experience and consistent track record to communicate well with a diverse group of backgrounds strongly preferred
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make presentations required
Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:
- Strong leadership and mentorship skills, ability to train and monitor staff, volunteers, and youth mentors.
- Demonstrated curriculum development skills and expertise in implementation of academic programs.
- Demonstrated understanding of social emotional asset development (SEAD) and ability to incorporate SEAD learning goals into program frameworks.
- Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make presentations required.
- Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
- Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
- Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by IRC’s clients is desired; including Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, and Kiswahili.
- 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.
- Standard office environment
- May require occasional travel to off-site locations.
- May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
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 new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).
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.