Career Mentor- Volunteer Position

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This volunteering role as a Technical Employment Coordinator aims to make a life-changing impact by helping immigrant, refugee, and asylee clients move beyond low-paying jobs and into higher-skilled, higher-paying positions aligned with their professional and educational backgrounds. The goal is to address the issue of Brain Waste, where 25% to 30% of college-educated refugees and immigrants are relegated to low-paying jobs well below their abilities.

As a Career Mentor Volunteer, you will be responsible for guiding clients toward their desired career fields. This includes enrolling them in relevant training and recertification programs, reviewing their resumes, job matching with our employer connections, and following up to ensure their success.

This is an unpaid volunteer position that requires a minimum of a 2-hour/week commitment. The position offers training on the refugee process of arriving in the US and the various challenges they face in obtaining skilled employment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

· Work with IT employers and New Americans to help clients secure appropriate employment.

· Evaluate candidate skills to identify suitable positions.

· Maintain and grow relationships with existing technology employer recruiters and share candidates for opportunities within their organization.

· Develop an individualized career development plan with job seekers (training provided).

· Keep detailed relationship records using the Salesforce database.

· Ensure a positive candidate experience on all fronts.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

· Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a related field or holding a high school diploma.

· Related work experience in social work, recruiting, coaching, workforce, or human resources is a plus.

· Able to work cross-culturally in a diverse environment.

· Any technical background is a plus.

· Preferably from the United States.

As a Technical Employment Coordinator Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help change lives by providing guidance and support to clients who are seeking higher-paying, more fulfilling careers. Thank you for considering this rewarding volunteer opportunity.

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Mission Statement

We work to bring social change for refugees and immigrants living in the US through technical training and job placement. Our unique program partners with Regis University, technical schools, corporations, and refugee resettlement agencies to address income disparities for this international population


TechNation is a nonprofit organization creating the next generation of technical talent with legally approved refugees. Our mission is to offer them a better quality of life while filling critical job openings in the mainframe space. Nearly 84,000 mainframe jobs will go unfilled by 2020. Our goal is to close the gap while helping families begin a better life in this country of opportunity. Please visit our website for additional information.


Computers & Technology
Immigrants & Refugees
Computers & Technology, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Public Relations
  • Recruiting
  • IT Consulting
  • Adult Education
  • Salesforce
  • Security / Network Administration


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  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hours a week

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