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Refugee Youth Mentorship Curriculum Specialist

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Refugee Youth Success and Empowerment (RYSE) Initiative

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Refugee Youth and Empowerment (RYSE) Initiative provides cross-collaboration and capacity building infrastructure for community-based mentorship programs supporting young adult refugees working towards academic, career, and personal goals.

The Curriculum Specialist role is a unique opportunity to join an all-volunteer nonprofit startup while learning and showcasing your ability to develop trainings to educate, inform, and guide volunteers and refugees throughout the mentorship relationship. This is an unpaid position with flexible hours and is completely remote.

There are 4 sectors of trainings to be designed: the modules for new mentors, and three additional module groups that are available for refugees and mentors to work on together including academic advising, career counseling, and personal development. The team member will have the opportunity to work on all sectors or just work on one based on their preference.

Mentor Training

The mentor training modules are designed to prepare potential mentors and guarantee that mentors are thoroughly aware and informed on the refugee experience. The goal is to ensure that all mentors are working in non-oppressive and anti-racist lenses.

Academic Advising

The academic advising modules are designed to be a collaborative experience for the mentor and mentees to engage with informational content that includes subjects such as keys to academic success, the potential educational opportunities available in the United States, and content surrounding education equity for migrants.

Career Counseling

The career counseling modules are designed to be a collaborative experience for the mentor and mentees to engage with informational content that includes subjects such as the job market, creating resumes, assets and barriers to employment, and potential career options.

Personal Development

The personal development modules are designed to be a collaborative experience for the mentor and mentees to engage with informational content that includes subjects such as goal setting, social and emotional well-being, and expanding upon potential and capabilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify programs and best practices for working with refugees and migrants
  • Assist with developing training modules, resources, and informational sessions designed to help volunteer mentors effectively work with young adults
  • Identify programs and learning resources applicable to young adult refugees
  • Assist with developing a mentorship curriculum of online learning modules covering applicable life skills and topics
  • Seek out opportunities to address potential inequities and implement anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent research and written communication skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Familiar with Google Workspace
  • An interest in curriculum design
  • An interest in international and refugee issues

HOW TO APPLY

Email your resume and one paragraph describing your interest in the role to hello@ryseinitiative.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis.

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About Refugee Youth Success and Empowerment (RYSE) Initiative

Location:

1255 22nd St NW, #57405, Washington, DC 20037, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Refugee Youth Success and Empowerment (RYSE) Initiative provides cross-collaboration and capacity-building infrastructure for community-based mentorship programs supporting young adult refugees working towards academic, career, and personal goals.

Description

RYSE (pronounced "rise") Initiative is developing the infrastructure to provide programmatic support for mentorship programs to organizational staff at refugee-serving partner organizations, facilitate cross-collaboration and sharing of best practices amongst refugee youth mentors, and transfer relevant and applicable life skills and growth opportunities to young adult refugees.

The goal of traditional U.S. refugee resettlement agencies is to get families financially stable as quickly as possible. This means agencies focus on the breadwinner of the family. While important, this goal can sideline young adult family members who also need guidance on navigating education, careers, and everyday life in a new country. RYSE’s vision is to empower young adult refugees living in the United States with the contextual life skills to pursue opportunities for further education, career choices, self-sufficiency, and self-actualization in their new home with the support of the local community.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Administrative Support
  • Program Management
  • Research
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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