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OrganizationInternational Rescue Committee in Charlottesville (IRC)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJune 24, 2023
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangeSTIPEND: $28,800


Background: The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Scope of Service: The Education AmeriCorps member will join the Youth Services team as they support newly arrived youth and young adult refugees and immigrants in their short and long-term personal, educational and career goals.  This position reports to the Youth Programs Supervisor.

Job Duties


  • Assist with the planning, coordination, and leading of various activities, such as after school sessions, workshops on a variety of social-emotional learning topics, tutoring, job shadowing, and others as needed
  • Coordinate program volunteers
  • Document attendance and related program information
  • Provide transportation to participants to attend group activities as needed
  • Assess needs of families and youth enrolling in program(s)
  • Assist with orientations, intakes, and school enrollments
  • Recruit and screen potential mentors and facilitate matches with youth
  • Provide follow-up support to clients and mentors to ensure ongoing participation and success
  • Research and provide career pathway information to participants
  • Assist clients as needed in enrolling in preschool, GED, training programs, and enrichment activities
  • Participate in all program meetings, development activities, and other meetings as needed
  • Support Youth Program staff by assisting with data entry, scheduling meetings, and other administrative tasks

Skills Required


  • Demonstrated interest in education, working with youth, or social work
    • Strong communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of the local client base is strongly desired
    • Demonstrated experience working in a multicultural environment
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and consistent access to reliable transportation
  • Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must commit to one full year of service through August 31, 2024
  • Must be high school graduates, GED recipients, working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service.
  • Must complete a National Service Criminal History check

Additional Info

START DATE: September 2023

DURATION: Ends August 31, 2024

STIPEND: $28,800


OTHER BENEFITS: Health coverage, childcare coverage, and student loan forbearance if applicable