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Refugee Transitions (RT) assists refugee and immigrant families in becoming self-sufficient in the U.S. Our programs help newcomers attain the English language, life, job, and academic skills they need to succeed in their new communities. Refugee Transitions began in 1982 in San Francisco as the Refugee Women's Program and became an independent agency in 1990. With a current FY2018-2019 budget of $1,407,987, the agency provides Education, Family Engagement and Community Leadership programs to 2,500 newcomers throughout the Bay Area.

AuthorAndrew Bogrand

Refugee Transitions, a nonprofit education and social service agency, is partnering with Catholic Charities Santa Clara County to support their Refugee Foster Program and is seeking qualified and committed individuals to provide one-on-one tutoring/mentoring for unaccompanied refugee minors.

Position: College Academic Tutor
Time Commitment: 3 hours/week per student during the academic school year (Hayward and/or San Jose)
Salary: $20-$26/hour depending on qualifications and experience.
Location: In-Home Tutoring (Hayward and/or San Jose)
Program/Employment Dates: Must be able to make an academic year commitment (beginning March 2019).


1. Tutoring and Enrichment
-Tutor youth in college subjects (statistics with a calculus focus in Hayward; physics and electronics in San Jose);
-Help youth develop confidence and feel a part of their college community;
-Promote language development, goal-setting, college graduation, career-readiness, and cultural adjustment.

2. Coordination/Administrative
-Communicate with Refugee Transitions’ staff to gain a better understanding of each youth’s academic needs;
-Submit monthly logs of tutoring hours of progress to Refugee Transitions (online); and
-Submit bi-monthly time sheets to Refugee Transitions.

-Strong desire to help unaccompanied refugee minors succeed academically;
-Patience and sensitivity for working with traumatized youth;
-Ability to tutor non-native English speakers on multiple academic subjects;
-Bachelor’s degree;
-Ability to connect with immigrant 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.

-From a refugee or immigrant family;
-Familiarity with small nonprofits; and
-Strong administrative and organization skills.

Special requirements: Must be able to accept a weekend or evening assignment (until 7:30 p.m.) at least two evenings per week.

Application procedure: Send your resume and cover letter to (put College Academic Tutor in Subject line - San Jose or Hayward or both).

AuthorAndrew Bogrand