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We currently have the following positions open: 

Youth Program Associate--Oakland

In partnership with Oakland Unified School District and Oakland International High School, a school serving newcomers who have been in the U.S. for four years or less, RT is hiring a Youth Program Associate to help with our after-school program and match volunteers with newcomers for home-based tutoring/mentoring.

Position: Youth Program Associate
Time Commitment: .80 FTE (32 hours per week M-TH)
Salary: $14-$18/hour (depending on qualifications and experience) with full health & dental benefits
Office Location: Oakland International High School, 4521 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94609 (10 minute walk from MacArthur Bart Station) + Field Work (home visits)
Program Starting date: February 2016

Responsibilities include: 
1) Tutoring and Enrichment
+ Tutor youth with very limited English skills; 
+ Chaperone monthly field trips as needed;
+ Assist with preparation and coordination of youth summer camps; and
+ Perform various duties to engage disconnected youth in the after-school program. 

2) Volunteer Support
+ Help Sr. Volunteer Coordinator interview new volunteers;
+ Complete intakes for new students who would like to be matched with a volunteer for home-based tutoring/mentoring;
+ Act as a liaison between youth students, families and RT;
+ Accompany volunteers to the homes of clients and introduce them to the families; and
+ Provide ongoing support and follow-up with all home-based volunteers/tutors.

3) Administrative
+ Attend meetings with partners as needed; and
+ Maintain client files and enter student/volunteer information in the agency's database.

Required Qualifications:
+ Bilingual in English & Spanish/bi-cultural (to act as a liaison between youth/families/sponsors from Latin America and volunteers); 
+ Ability to connect with high school age youth (especially male students from Central America) to build a supportive environment and act as a positive mentor; 
+ A high level of energy and enthusiasm for team-building and youth engagement;
+ Must be very flexible and able to adapt to a changing environment!
+ Ability to work with youth of different cultural backgrounds;
+ Ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including staff, students, school administrators, and parent/guardians; 
+ Role model for newcomer male students;
+ Ability to effectively and compassionately work with/engage disconnected youth who have experienced trauma;
+ Completion of at least 2-3 years of undergraduate study (minimum of 48 units);
+ Strong writing and computer skills;
+ Ability to tutor English language learners;
+ Experience working with middle or high school age students in the U.S.;
+ Experience working in after-school programs; 
+ Commitment to preserving confidentiality and upholding mandated reporting responsibilities; and
+ Ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision.

Preferred:
+ From a refugee or immigrant family;
+ In addition to Spanish, speaking K'iche' or Mam;
+ Tutoring experience;
+ Familiarity with Oakland Unified School District; 
+ Experience working with social service organizations and community service providers serving high-need newcomers and non-English speaking families.

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 10:00 am -- 6 pm Monday to Thursday plus some evening hours for additional meetings/trainings/home visits. Must have transportation for occasional home visits around Oakland during evening hours.

Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org and put in subject line: Youth Program Associate

 

Program Associate--San Francisco

RT is hiring a Program Associate to help match volunteers with newcomers (mainly from Latin America) for home-based tutoring and mentoring in San Francisco.

Position: SF Program Associate
Time Commitment: .80 FTE (32 hours per week M-TH)
Salary: $14-$18/hour (depending on qualifications and experience) with full health & dental benefits
Office Location: Refugee Transitions main office, 870 Market Street, Suite 718, San Francisco, CA 94102
Program Starting date: February 2016


Responsibilities include:
1) Volunteer Support
+ Help Program Coordinator interview new volunteers;
+ Complete intakes for new students who would like to be matched with a volunteer for home-based tutoring/mentoring;
+ Act as a liaison between youth students, families and RT;
+ Accompany volunteers to the homes of clients and introduce them to the families; and
+ Provide ongoing support and follow-up with all home-based volunteers/tutors.

2) Tutoring and Enrichment (as needed)
+ Tutor youth with very limited English skills at school sites (as needed); and
+ Chaperone monthly field trips as needed.

3) Administrative
+ Attend meetings with partners as needed;
+ Maintain client files and enter student/volunteer information in the agency's database;
+ Enter adult test results in the Department of Education database.

Required Qualifications:
+ Bilingual in English & Spanish/bi-cultural/native speaker fluency;
+ Ability to connect with newcomer families, especially from Latin America, to build a supportive environment;
+ Experience working with or personal connection to English language learners--adults or youth;
+ Must be very flexible and able to adapt to a changing environment!
+ Ability to work with youth of different cultural backgrounds;
+ Ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including staff, students, school administrators, and parent/guardians;
+ Completion of at least 2-3 years of undergraduate study (minimum of 48 units);
+ Strong writing and computer skills;
+ Commitment to preserving confidentiality and upholding mandated reporting responsibilities; and
+ Ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision.

Preferred:
+ From an immigrant family (preferably from Latin America);
+ In addition to Spanish, speak K'iche' or Mam;
+ Ability to tutor English language learners;

+ Experience working with adults, middle or high school age students in the U.S.;
+ Experience working in community based education programs;
+ Familiarity with San Francisco Unified School District;

+ Experience working with social service organizations and community service providers serving high-need newcomers and non-English speaking families.

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 10:00 am -- 6 pm Monday to Thursday plus some evening hours for additional meetings/trainings/home visits. Must have transportation for home visits around San Francisco during evening hours.

Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org and put in subject line: SF Program Associate.