College and Career Readiness Support Staff

International Rescue Committee

Job Overview: The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City provides wrap-around services for over 150 refugee youth who have been in the country up to two years. The College and Career Readiness (CCR) program provides one-on-one academic and career counseling for high school aged refugee youth, as well as skill building workshops on a variety of topics: financial literacy, career exposure, digital skills, job readiness, etc. With support from the CCR Specialist, the CCR Support Staff provides weekly individualized advising sessions around goal setting, education/career planning, and social-emotional skill development, as well as assist with CCR monthly skill building workshops. CCR Support Staff will model appropriate behavior and engagement related to school and the workplace, build supportive relationships with youth, and act as positive role model to youth. Pending COVID Safety Protocols, CCR Support Staff will participate virtually and/or in-person in CCR workshops, activities, and field trips.

Major Responsibilities include but not limited to:

· Work with CCR Specialist to support the needs of youth by forming positive, healthy, and empowering relationships with students.

· Guide youth through career goal setting and planning.

· Assist youth in applying for post-secondary education and employment opportunities such as college applications, job applications, scholarships/FAFSA, etc.

· Support students through social and emotional learning engagements.

· Provide follow-up and intervention support if youth are not maintaining necessary attendance and progress at school.

· Track youth involvement and participation, including dates and lengths of meetings.

· Attend CCR workshops and events to assist with interpretation and comprehension.

· Model appropriate behavior and engagement in the program.

· Participate in all training sessions and commit to biweekly collaborative meetings with the CCR Specialist

· Assist with transportation, as needed.

· Communicate student needs to the CCR Specialist


This position requires a great deal of dependability, flexibility, and excellent communication/people skills.

· Committed to at least 6 months working 10-15 hours per week, flexible weekly schedule that includes evenings and weekends.

· Minimum age for this position is 18.

· IRC background check required, driving history report (as needed).

· Ability to drive is preferred but not a requirement, in which case must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

  • High school diploma strongly preferred.

Work Experience:

· Refugee background or experience working with refugees preferred, as well as previous experience with youth & education is helpful.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Cultural sensitivity: ability to build trust with clients, colleagues, and partners.
  • Proficient in English, both spoken and written.

· Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English; Second language proficiency in relevant language highly desired: Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Dari, Arabic, Burmese, French, etc.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office).

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

IRC- leading the way from harm to home

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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