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: $18-$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