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International Rescue Committee's Career Pathways Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: International Rescue Committee Northern California (OAK/SAC/SJ/Turlock/Modesto)

  • 12 people are interested
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DEPARTMENT: Workforce Development
LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
DURATION: 4 months minimum, 2-4 hours per week
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst
humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 45
countries and 29 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm
to home. Domestically, our 29 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and
clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The IRC’s Career Pathways program assists clients to obtain professional jobs within the fields
of Healthcare, Administration, Finance, Security, Construction/Engineering, IT, and
Transportation. The position will assist in implementing IRC career training, connecting clients
with technical off-site career training, and assisting the Career Development staff in ensuring
that participants secure professional employment. Position could support general
responsibilities, advanced career training, and generalist roles depending on program needs
and placement strengths.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
General responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Use assessments to gauge client strengths, weaknesses, and proficiencies
* Support or lead weekly client workshops on topics such as resume building, professional
writing, job application, interviewing, and networking
* Assist clients in building and editing resumes, preparing cover letters, and completing job
applications
* Assist clients in navigating scholarships and other financial support opportunities to help
clients enroll in and complete training and recertification programs
* Review and edit client work such as homework, professional writing, and financial aid
applications
* Assist in building out employment networks for clients including attending job fairs and
researching & reaching out to employers

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About International Rescue Committee Northern California (OAK/SAC/SJ/Turlock/Modesto)

Location:

405 14th Street, Ste #1415, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of refugees are invited to resettle in community across the county by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many refugees have survived for years against incredible odds. They step off the plane int he U.S. with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In Northern California (offices in Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, and Turlock) and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps refugees rebuild their lives.

Description

The IRC Northern Calfiornia network, which includes offices in Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Turlock and Modesto, currently operates several highly effective programs designed to meet a wide variety of refugee and asylee newcomers' needs. We provide our clients with early resettlement support, English language classes, job placement assistance, one-on-one mentoring, community orientation, and immigration services. All programs are designed to help refugees become self-sufficient and productive members of their new communities.

Each local office has great volunteer and intern need to help make our program succesful. Consider volunteering your time to make THE difference in the life of a newly arrived refugee.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Employment
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2020 Hurley WaySacramento, CA 95825

(38.58859,-121.41785)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Immigration Law
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 months minimum, 2-4 hours per week
  • • Previous multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds strongly preferred • Proficiency in Microsoft Office • Understanding of the job market • Education: BA degree minimum

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