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We are currently hiring for these positions: 

1) Instructional Assistant--San Francisco

2) OIHS After-School Academic Leader--Oakland

3) English Language Tutor--Oakland


INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

RT is seeking a bilingual Chinese/English Instructional Assistant that students will connect with at our After-School Tutoring programs at San Francisco International High School (SFIHS). 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

Time Commitment: Approximately 6-12 hours of tutoring/enrichment, 3-5 afternoons/week (we are seeking individuals who can support the program at least 3 days/week)

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

Location: San Francisco         

Starting date: August 18, 2014

Responsibilities include:

1) Tutoring and Enrichment

  • Tutor youth in all subjects;
  • Lead enrichment and/or technology related activities (i.e., badminton, soccer, computer animation);
  • Assist with classroom management; 
  • Chaperone monthly field trips as needed.

2)   Administrative

  • Help maintain records of students, volunteers, and peer tutors.

3) 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 in English and Chinese;
  • Experience working with high school age students in the U.S.;
  • Ability to connect with and engage high school age youth students (especially male students);
  • Experience working in after-school programs;
  • Flexibility and ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision; 
  • Strong writing and communication skills in English.

Other Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working at summer camps with youth;
  • Coming from a refugee or immigrant family; 
  • Familiarity with the San Francisco 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 SFIHS.

 

OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AFTER-SCHOOL ACADEMIC LEADER

RT is currently seeking an After School-Academic Leader to coordinate on-site services for a tutoring program for youth at Oakland International High School (OIHS), a high school serving immigrant youth who have been in the U.S. for four years or less.

Position Title: After-School Academic Leader

Time Commitment: Approximately 12 hours per week (8 hours of tutoring and approximately 2 hours of prep, administrative, and/or class observation per week)

Tutoring Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 2:30-5:30 pm (or 6:00 pm); and Wednesday 12:30-3:30 pm

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

Location: Oakland International High School

Starting date: The tutoring program will start on August 25, 2014 (the first day of the 2014-2015 academic year). The new After-School Academic Leader will need to attend an RT volunteer training in August and 1 or 2 additional meetings with RT and/or OIHS staff prior to the start of the program.

Responsibilities include:

1)   Tutoring coordination

  • Oversee academic program serving immigrant students struggling academically;
  • Lead After-School Tutoring 4 days a week for an average of 55 students/day (with volunteer, peer tutor, and staff support);
  • Lead college writing workshops during After-School Program;
  • Work with RT staff to track student progress; 
  • Meet with OIHS teachers and/or observe classes to gain a better understanding of homework assignments.

2)   Administrative

  • Attend monthly OIHS and Refugee Transitions’ staff meetings and report on programming and student progress;
  • Communicate with lead agency staff (EBAYC) as needed;
  • Communicate with volunteers and teachers to gather relevant information on the students enrolled;
  • Recommend students for Home-based Tutoring (through RT);
  • Contribute to volunteer and staff listserv;
  • Maintain attendance sheets and data records of students and volunteers; 
  • Comply with goals and objectives established by funding sources.

3) Volunteer Support

  • Assist RT staff in training volunteers to support the After-School Program;
  • Supervise volunteer tutors on-site each day and provide support to Home-based Tutors;
  • Maintain weekly tutoring schedules for volunteer tutors;
  • Supervise, train and maintain hours for peer tutors (high-achieving OIHS students).

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to tutor immigrant and refugee students on multiple academic subjects (with volunteer support);
  • Ability to connect with and experience working with high school age students (males in particular);
  • Single Subject Credential (or in progress of completing) and experience teaching English Language Learners, or equivalent experience;
  • Understanding of California Standards and the CAHSEE;
  • Experience working in an after-school program (preferably running a program);
  • 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.

Other Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coming from a refugee or immigrant family;
  • Proficiency in another language (preferably Spanish or Arabic);
  • Experience working in a small nonprofit;
  • Experience training and managing volunteers or staff;
  • Familiarity with the Oakland Unified School District;
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills;
  • 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 able to accept assignments between 2:30-5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and between 1:30-5 pm on Wednesdays plus two evenings a month for additional meetings.

Application Procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@reftrans.org and put in subject line: OIHS After School Academic Leader.



ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUTOR

Refugee Transitions is seeking an English language Tutor to support refugee and asylee youth at Roosevelt Middle School in Oakland.

Position Title: English language Tutor

Time Commitment: 8 hours/week (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons)

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

Location: Roosevelt Middle School in Oakland

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

Responsibilities include:

1)   Tutoring Coordination

  • Provide individualized tutoring for refugee and asylee students struggling academically and with English during the After-School program;
  • Coordinate with school-site After-School coordinator (through East Bay Agency for Youth and Children) to ensure attendance and coordinate youth participation in other activities offered at Roosevelt;
  • Meet with mentor teachers to track student progress;
  • Act as a liaison between the school and tutors providing home-based instruction; 
  • Meet with classroom teachers and/or observe classes to gain a better understanding of homework assignments (as needed).

2)   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;
  • Send emails to approximately 10 Home-based Tutors on a monthly basis.

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;
  • 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.

Other 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 able to accept assignments between 2:45-5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and an occasional evening as needed.

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