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BILINGUAL INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS

RT is seeking bilingual Instructional Assistants (Spanish, Farsi, Burmese, etc.) that students will connect with at our After-School Tutoring program at Oakland International High School (OIHS). The school serves immigrant youth who have been in the U.S. for four years or less. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working for both a community-based organization and a high school.

Position Title: Instructional Assistant

Location: Oakland International High School

Compensation: $13-18/hour depending on qualifications and experience

Time Commitment: Approximately 6-9 hours of tutoring/enrichment, 2-3 afternoons/week (we are seeking individuals who can support the program at least 2-3 days/week)

Starting Date: September 8, 2014

Responsibilities:

1) Tutoring and Enrichment

- Tutor English Language Learners in all subjects;
- Assist with classroom management. 

2) Volunteer Support

- Help the Site Coordinator support volunteer tutors and supervise peer tutors.

Required Qualifications:

- Completion of at least 2-3 years of undergraduate study (minimum of 48 units);
- Ability to tutor immigrant students on multiple academic subjects;
- Bilingual (English and Spanish/Farsi/Burmese, etc.);
- Ability to connect with and engage high school age youth students (especially male students);
- Experience working in after-school programs;
- Strong writing and communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Coming from a refugee or immigrant family; 
- Familiarity with the Oakland Unified School District.

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

Special Requirements: Must be able to accept assignments between 3:00-5:00 pm at least two to three days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday) and/or Wednesdays between 1:00-5:00 pm).

Application Procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org and put in subject line: Instructional Assistant for OIHS.





ADULT ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERACY INSTRUCTOR

Location: César Chávez Elementary School in San Francisco

Compensation: $20-$26/hour for 5.5 hours/week (4 hours of instruction and 1.5 hours of prep/administrative time each week

Note: The class schedule (holidays and semester) will coincide with the San Francisco Unified School District calendar. 

Responsibilities: 

- Teach an English language and life skills class for parents (literacy/beginning level language learners) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings;
- Work with Refugee Transitions staff to supplement the agency’s curriculum and conduct pre-and post- language assessments (using CASAS);
- Interact and coordinate with staff from Refugee Transitions and school site personnel;
- Support classroom volunteers (if available);
- Maintain attendance sheets (via Google Docs);
- Submit ongoing progress reports as needed.

Required Qualifications: 

- Completion or near completion of MA TESOL program (or equivalent);
- Training and at least one year of formal classroom experience teaching literacy/beginning level English in the U.S.;
- Experience creating lesson plans for low level learners;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
- Experience working with and ability to relate to the Latino immigrant populations in San Francisco;
- Strong understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries.

Preferred Qualifications: 

- Basic knowledge of Spanish;
- Experience working with classroom volunteers.  

Application Procedure: To apply for this independent contractor position, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org.

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE/ACADEMIC TUTOR

Refugee Transitions is seeking a dynamic and engaging English Language/Academic Tutor to support refugee and asylee youth at two middle schools in Oakland and provide individualized home-based tutoring.

Position Title: English Language/Academic Tutor

Location: Roosevelt Middle School, Oakland + Bret Harte Middle School, Oakland + Home-based tutoring (94606 zip code) 

Compensation: $20-24/hour depending on qualifications and experience

Time Commitment: 16-20 hours/week, including 6-8 hours of after-school tutoring at the two middle schools, 6 hours of home-based tutoring, and 4-6 hours of administrative work

Starting Date: August 26, 2014 (with training and meetings prior)

Responsibilities:

1)   Site-based Tutoring

- Provide individualized tutoring for refugee and asylee students struggling academically and with English during the After-School program;
- Coordinate with site After-School Coordinator of East Bay Agency for Youth and Children (EBAYC) to ensure attendance and coordinate youth participation in other enrichment activities;
- Meet with EBAYC mentor teachers to track student classroom progress;
- Meet with classroom teachers to discuss homework assignments as needed;
- Act as a liaison between the school and RT Home-based Tutors. 

2)   Home-based Tutoring

- One-on-one home-based tutoring in all subjects (some will need remedial support); 
- Help youth increase their understanding of the U.S. school system;
- Help youth develop confidence and feel a part of their community; 
- Promote language development, goal-setting, college access, career readiness, and cultural adjustment.

3)   Administrative

- Attend school and RT meetings to report on programming and student progress, as needed;
- Maintain attendance sheets and data records of students and volunteers;
- Correspond with RT Home-based Tutors on a monthly basis; 
- Submit monthly tutoring logs to outline home-based tutoring sessions (online); 
- Submit monthly tutoring invoice to RT Education Manager. 

Required Qualifications:

- Ability to tutor English language learners (with very limited literacy skills) in multiple academic subjects;
- Experience teaching English language learners, or equivalent experience;
- Experience working in an after-school program in the U.S.;
- Experience working with middle school students;
- Ability to relate to and engage middle school age boys; 
- Proficiency with progressive, community-oriented teaching practices and classroom management skills;
- Flexibility and ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision;
- Strong writing and communication skills in English; 
- Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

- Coming from a refugee or immigrant family;
- Experience working in a small nonprofit;
- Experience training and managing volunteers or staff;
- Familiarity with the Oakland Unified School District;
- Basic understanding of Common Core standards;
- Excellent administrative and organizational skills;
- Ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including staff, students, school administrators, and parents/guardians;
- Strong computer skills; 
- 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 available between 2:45-5:45 pm on Mondays--Thursdays for site-based tutoring. Home-based tutoring sessions may require Friday and/or evening availability. 

Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org and put in subject line: English Language Tutor.

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC TUTOR/MENTOR--OAKLAND

Refugee Transitions is partnering with Catholic Charities Santa Clara to support their Refugee Foster Program. RT is seeking qualified and committed individuals to provide one-on-one tutoring/mentoring for unaccompanied refugee minors.

Position Title: Academic Tutor/Mentor

Location: In-home Tutoring based in Oakland, CA

Compensation: $17-$24/hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per week

Program/Employment Dates: Must be able to make a 9 month/academic year commitment

Responsibilities include:

1)  Tutoring and Enrichment

- Tutor youth in all subjects (some will need remedial support);
- Help youth increase their understanding of the U.S. school system;
- Help youth develop confidence and feel a part of their new community;
- Promote language development, goal-setting, college access, career-readiness, and cultural adjustment.

2) Coordination/Administrative

- Communicate with Refugee Transitions staff and the Educational Coordinator at Catholic Charities to gain a better understanding of each youth’s academic needs (and communicate with teachers as needed); 
- Submit monthly logs of tutoring hours of progress to Refugee Transitions (online);
- Submit monthly invoices to Refugee Transitions. 

Required Qualifications:

- Experience building strong mentor/tutor relationships with middle school/high school aged male students;
- Strong desire to help unaccompanied refugee minors succeed academically and develop confidence;
- Patience and sensitivity for the mental health needs of refugee/immigrant youth; 
- Ability to teach English to speakers of other languages;
- Ability to tutor non-native English speakers on multiple academic subjects;
- Familiarity with California K-12 standards, standardized testing, high school graduation requirements, etc.;
- Bachelor’s degree and single subject credential (or some coursework) and/or experience teaching English language learners;
- Ability to connect with newcomer youth;
- Flexibility and ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision;
- Strong writing and communication skills in English; and
- Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Coming from a refugee or immigrant family;
- Fluency in Kiswahili, Nepali, Burmese, Mandarin, Somali dialect, and/or Spanish;
- Familiarity with small nonprofits;
- Familiarity with local school districts (San Francisco Unified School District, Santa Clara, Oakland Unified School District, San Jose Unified School District, etc.);
- Excellent administrative and organization skills;
- Experience working with literacy-level students.

Special Requirements: Must be able to accept a weekend and/or evening assignments (until 7:30 pm)

Application Procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org. Please include Academic Tutor/Mentor: Oakland, CA in the subject line.

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC TUTOR/MENTOR--SAN JOSE

Refugee Transitions is partnering with Catholic Charities Santa Clara to support their Refugee Foster Program. RT is seeking qualified and committed individuals to provide one-on-one tutoring/mentoring for unaccompanied refugee minors.

Position Title: Academic Tutor/Mentor

Location: In-home Tutoring based in San Jose, CA

Compensation: $17-$24/hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per week

Program/Employment Dates: Must be able to make a 9 month/academic year commitment

Responsibilities include:

1) Tutoring and Enrichment

- Tutor youth in all subjects (some will need remedial support);
- Help youth increase their understanding of the U.S. school system;
- Help youth develop confidence and feel part of their new community;
- Promote language development, goal-setting, college access, career-readiness, and cultural adjustment.

2) Coordination/Administrative

- Communicate with Refugee Transitions staff and the Educational Coordinator at Catholic Charities to gain a better understanding of each youth’s academic needs (and communicate with teachers as needed); 
- Submit monthly logs of tutoring hours of progress to Refugee Transitions (online); 
- Submit monthly invoices to Refugee Transitions. 

Required Qualifications:

- Experience building strong mentor/tutor relationships with middle school/high school age male students;
- Strong desire to help unaccompanied refugee minors succeed academically and develop confidence;
- Patience and sensitivity for the mental health needs of refugee/immigrant youth; 
- Ability to teach English to speakers of other languages;
- Ability to tutor non-native English speakers on multiple academic subjects;
- Familiarity with California K-12 standards, standardized testing, high school graduation requirements, etc.;
- Bachelor’s degree and single subject credential (or some coursework) and/or experience teaching English language learners;
- Ability to connect with newcomer youth;
- Flexibility and ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision;
- Strong writing and communication skills in English; and
- Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Coming from a refugee or immigrant family;
- Fluency in Kiswahili, Nepali, Burmese, and/or Spanish;
- Familiarity with small nonprofits;
- Familiarity with local school districts (San Francisco Unified School District, Santa Clara, Oakland Unified School District, San Jose Unified School District, etc.);
- Excellent administrative and organization skills;
- Experience working with literacy-level students.

Special Requirements: Must be able to travel to multiple locations each week. Assignment locations may include one or more of the following zip codes: 95111, 95050, 95112, 95126, 95123, and 94087. Must be able to accept a weekend and/or evening assignment (until 7:30 pm). 

Application Procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org. Please include Academic Tutor/Mentor: San Jose, CA in the subject line.