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International Rescue Committee Youth Education Specialist in New York, New York

Requisition ID: req37964

Job Title: Youth Education Specialist

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Compensation: USD 26.00 - 26.00 Hourly

Location: New York, NY RAI USA

Job Description


Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City. The Education and Learning Program provides year-round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.

Job Overview/Summary

The Youth Education Specialist supports school-aged refugee youth and their families in a successful adjustment and transition to school. They assist with program intakes and service planning for youth programs including but not limited to Youth Tutoring and Leaders In Training and support the planning and implementation of the spring and Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA).

The Youth Education Specialist will work closely with the Youth Education Coordinator to support high-quality people management of teaching staff, academic assessment implementation, and staff appreciation throughout the year-round program. During NYSA, the Youth Education Specialist will provide logistical support to teaching staff, coordinate instructional coaching, coordinate classroom assessment materials, collect, enter and analyze assessment data, and ensure the overall day to day classroom needs of the Academy are met.

Major Responsibilities:

Supporting role for the IRC Youth Tutoring and IRC Leaders in Training programs

  • Proctor online tutoring Tuesday-Saturday with 12-15 tutors daily

  • Co-Facilitate two-hour workshops on college access, career readiness, and civic engagement each Saturday for Juniors and Seniors in high school in accordance with curriculum provided

  • Support in the planning and facilitation of career days/visit for Leaders in Training students

  • Support the management of participant recruitment, retention, attendance, and family engagement

  • Support the management of program files and databases (enrollment, attendance, outcomes monitoring); maintain accurate and complete records

    Co-lead the Mini Newcomer Youth Spring Academy (Mini NYSA) and the Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA), with direct responsibility for the academic program

  • Play a lead role in both NYSA program planning, including staff and volunteer recruitment, hiring, and training

  • Participate in all Meet & Greets, staff trainings, program meetings, and staff development activities, thereafter

  • Assist the Dean of Instruction in the implementation and analysis of various student assessment initiatives including but not limited to content area assessments, progress reports, and report cards

  • Monitor submission of, enter, and analyze student assessment data

  • Maintain students’ files as requested

  • Collect, record, and relay accountability communication regarding all required lesson planning documentation from Academy teachers

  • Assist in the timely production and dissemination of necessary assessments and resources for all teaching staff

  • Assist in the coordination and set up of caregiver-teacher conferences

  • Assist in the coordination of and implementation of school-wide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

  • Lead the coordination and implementation of all staff-appreciation events and initiatives

  • Record and distribute minutes of Lead and Co-Teacher staff meetings

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or relevant field; Master’s degree candidate in Education preferred

  • Strong command of Microsoft Suite, G Suite, Canva, and other digital platforms required

  • Classroom teaching experience preferred

  • Experience with data collection and analysis

  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail

  • Strong written and oral communicative skills

  • Cultural competence and cross-cultural or overseas experience required

  • Experience working with immigrant populations, highly desirable

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required. Second language proficiency in relevant language highly desirable (including Spanish, French, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Arabic, Mandingo, Bambara, Wolof, Fulani, Tibetan, Russian, Urdu, Bengali, Haitian Creole, Nepali etc.)

  • Flexibility to work on Saturdays and evenings based on program requirements.

Working Environment: All applicants must be based in or be willing to work from our New York City office. The IRC NYC RAI office is currently working in a hybrid environment. However, the specialist is expected to be in-person Monday-Friday during mini-NYSA and NYSA which we plan to take place in-person in a centrally located public school in New York City.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer:We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.