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TUTORING PROGRAM MANAGER: OAKLAND

RT is hiring a Tutoring Program Manager to manage its after-school tutoring program at Oakland International High School and its education program for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors. As a management-level staff member, this position will also represent the agency at community events, partner/funder meetings, and other forums, as appropriate. 

Position: Tutoring Program Manager
Time Commitment: 1 FTE (approximately 8 hours of which is providing direct services as part of after-school program at OIHS; 32 hours of training, oversight, hiring, and program management)
Office Location: Oakland International High School (also, the candidate will be required to meet partners/staff in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose as needed) 
Program Starting Date: August 10. OIHS's tutoring program will start on August 24, 2015 (the first day of the 2015-2016 academic year).
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience. Full health benefits included. 

Responsibilities include:

1. After-School Program Management:
- Manage after-school tutoring 4 days a week for 50-80 students/day (with support from community volunteers, peer tutors, alumni tutors, and instructional assistants) at Oakland International High School (OIHS);
- Meet with OIHS teachers and/or observe classes in order to provide targeted interventions, gain a better understanding of homework assignments, and provide CAHSEE support during the after-school program;
- Develop and lead trainings for after-school providers and home-based tutors;
- Supervise, train, and maintain hours for peer tutors (high-achieving OIHS students); 
- Communicate with volunteers and teachers to gather relevant information on the students enrolled;
- Recommend students for home-based one-on-one tutoring (through RT);
- Contribute to volunteer and staff listserv; 
- Plan educational games, activities, and field trips; 
- Collect student grades from partners and determine targeted interventions;
- Maintain weekly tutoring schedules for volunteer and paid tutors/instructional assistants; and
- Train & support instructional assistants on maintaining attendance sheets and data records of students and volunteers.

2. URM Tutoring Program Management:
- Manage home-based tutoring program serving unaccompanied minors throughout the Bay Area;
- Act as the main contact and manage RT's grant/contract from Catholic Charities of Santa Clara (guardian for unaccompanied minors) and ensure the effective delivery of educational support services;
- Work collaboratively with youths' social workers, agency partners, foster parents, volunteers, and other stakeholders;
- Oversee the work of RT staff as it relates to this program;
- Develop content and lead monthly training/support groups for tutors; develop quarterly newsletters &/or webinars; 
- Conduct home visits as needed to support volunteers and/or tutors; and
- Process invoices and submit monthly reports to funders.

3. Program Evaluation:
- Monitor program effectiveness (use the agency's tools and/or develop new tools as needed);
- Make ongoing program refinements to meet the needs of newcomer youth with interrupted education; 
- Manage project deliverables and ensure staff members and paid tutors meet goals;
- Collect data and submit progress and monthly tutoring reports to partners/funders; and
- Attend grantee meetings as needed.

4. Hiring/Administrative:
- Hire and manage independent contractors who will work in the after-school program or who will provide individualized tutoring for unaccompanied refugee minors; 
- Create and issue contracts for independent contractors;
- Ensure reporting and billing is accurate for independent contractors; and
- Ensure all hiring criteria and procedures such as fingerprint clearances, criminal background checks, and TB testing are completed for all program tutors; and
- Comply with goals and objectives established by funding sources.

Required Qualifications:
- Excellent leadership skills;
- Excellent group facilitation skills and understanding of restorative practices/justice;
- Nonprofit management training and experience;
- Ability to connect with and experience working with high school age students (males in particular);
- Ability to tutor (and train others to tutor) English language learners in multiple academic subjects;
- Single Subject Credential (or equivalent) and past experience, including experience teaching English language learners;
- Fluency in California Standards and the CAHSEE--to be incorporated in program improvement strategies and trainings;
- Extensive experience and training for hiring and managing staff and volunteers; 
- Past experience developing new tutor trainings and managing the implementation; 
- Past experience managing contractors, youth leaders and volunteers;
- Past experience and training managing after-school and/or community-based programming in the U.S.;
- Past experience and/or training for working with newcomer communities who have experienced trauma; 
- Experience working with diverse populations with interrupted education and/or no formal education;
- Experience evaluating educational programs;
- Ability to accurately collect relevant data and report on student progress; 
- Experience working with newcomer families (preferably newly arrived refugees) of all ages;
- Flexibility and ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision;
- Excellent communication, writing, organization, and budgeting skills; 
- Critical thinker, team player, problem solver; and
- Excel and database skills.

Other Preferred Qualifications:
- From a refugee or immigrant family;
- Proficiency in another language (preferably Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Nepali, Amharic or Tigrinya);
- Master's Degree;
- Past experience working with & assessing students with disabilities;
- Experience providing family support/case management;
- Experience teaching CAHSEE preparation;
- Experience working in Oakland Unified School District;
- Excellent administrative and organizational skills;
- Strong computer skills; and
- Experience working with literacy-level students.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; seeing to read, prepare, and proofread documents; 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, above the shoulders, and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies.

Special Requirements: Must be willing to commute to the South Bay at least 1-2 times per month to meet with South Bay staff and the guardian for the Refugee Foster Care Program, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara. Also, must be able to lead some evening trainings and accept some weekend assignments. 

Application Procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org (subject line: Tutoring Program Manager)

 

 

 

 

ADULT ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR: SOUTH BAY

RT is hiring an instructor to provide English language instruction at the RT office in San Jose.

Job responsibilities:
- Conduct two English language classes (beginning and intermediate) for adults;
- Work with Refugee Transitions’ staff to supplement the agency’s curriculum and conduct pre-and post- language assessments (using CASAS);
- Maintain attendance sheets;
- Submit ongoing progress reports;
- Incorporate Computer Literacy into weekly lesson planning;
- Uphold RT’s systems of student enrollment and intake (RT/PARS pathways model);
- Maintain the integrity of RT’s curriculum.

Compensation: $22-$28/hour, depending on experience. 10-15 hours/week including preparation time.

Class Teaching Schedule:
- Tuesday & Thursday:Beginning ESL 10-12pm, Intermediate ESL 12:30-2:30pm;
- Wednesday: Beginning Citizenship 10-12pm;
- Classes begin on August 4, 2015 and end on December 10, 2015.

Qualifications:
- Completion or near completion of MA TESOL or TESOL certificate;
- Training and at least one year of formal classroom experience teaching literacy/beginning level English in the U.S. or 2 years of formal classroom experience teaching literacy/beginning level English in the U.S. with TESOL certificate;
- Experience working with English language learners with diverse backgrounds;
- Experience creating lesson plans;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
- Strong understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries.

To apply for this independent contractor position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@reftrans.org and put in the subject line: Adult English Language Instructor-South Bay.

 

 

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN: SAN FRANCISCO, FALL 2015

RT is seeking a Graphic Design Intern for Fall 2015 to work on our visual communication materials. The intern will gain hands-on experience designing and editing a variety of materials (including books, brochures, and infographics) within the framework of the agency's vision and branding. If you would like to build your portfolio with challenging design projects, learn to collaborate closely with a client, and engage your skills and creativity while building off of the client's values and branding system, all while making a real-world impact, this opportunity is for you! The internship is unpaid but offers college credit.

Projects include:
- Organizing a set of photographs and stories into a book;
- Preparing books for print; 
- Developing engaging infographics based on the agency's mission, vision, and programs;
- Designing donor pledge forms for the agency's fundraiser and year-end donor appeal; 
- Creating or editing other materials for the agency's fundraiser, including invitations and poster. 

Qualifications:
- Currently pursuing a graphic design degree;
- Demonstrated reliability and ability to follow through with projects; 
- Flexibility and ability to work well with minimal supervision;
- Experience designing and editing printed materials such as books and/or brochures;
- Experience creating infographics;
- Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop;
- Proficiency with InDesign;
- Familiarity with MS Office, especially MS Word/Avery templates;
- Exceptional research skills;
- Interest in branding systems and the application of the client's values/philosophy into design;
- Interest in social issues, especially refugee and immigrant issues.

Availability:
You will work in RT's main office in downtown San Francisco, 870 Market St. #718. Telecommuting is allowed. You will need to be available for weekly in-person or online meetings with your supervisor, RT's Development and Impact Coordinator. 

Application process:
Please send a short cover letter, resume, and graphic design example to julia@reftrans.org.