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Refugee Youth Afterschool Tutor, Brooklyn (Spring 2015)

Sector: Education & Literacy    
Location: US - NY -New York    
Employee Type: Volunteer    
Employee Category: Part Time    


 Position:             Refugee Youth Afterschool Tutor

Position Term:    February 3 - May 6, 2015 (one semester with a mandatory training on Saturday, January 31, 2015)

Location:             Brooklyn International High School

Hours:                 Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 2:20-4:30pm (once per week required)


Since its inception in 1999, the Refugee Youth Program has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to provide refugee youth with year-round academic support, literacy training, and enrichment activities.  The Refugee Youth Program enables refugee and immigrant youth to participate in a comprehensive after school programs that provides English language training, academic support, and additional culturally and linguistically appropriate learning activities.

 Scope of Work:

Youth tutors promote English language learning and academic achievement by assisting students with their homework, English conversation skills and regularly reviewing student progress at one of two afterschool program sites. Youth tutors also may coordinate small group/individual activities that support the development of literacy and educational achievement.

 Essential Position Functions

  • Assist refugee youth with homework and portfolio projects
  • Facilitate or participate in cultural and academic enrichment activities with refugee youth
  • Aid in behavior management that promotes policies and practices necessary to create a productive learning environment
  • Work and communicate consistently with IRC staff, volunteers, and school personnel as needed
  • Complete case notes related to the days tutoring and/or recreational activity
  • Other related duties as assigned



  • Reliable and flexible
  • Participate in an IRC Youth Program Orientation and Trainings
  • Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts
  • Willing to learn about cross-cultural communication and ethnic backgrounds of clients
  • Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies
  • Experience & commitment to working with youth
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English; additional fluency in a refugee language preferred (Nepali, Tibetan, Arabic, French, Burmese or Karen)
  • Ability to commit to volunteering once per week for a minimum of one semester.

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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 or disability.


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