Job Summary: Job Overview:
The Economic Wellbeing & Education Access COVID Response Assistant (EWEA) will support both the Economic Empowerment Youth and Education programs under the direction of the Education Program Supervisor. The unemployment insurance and housing support opportunities grow increasingly difficult to navigate for refugees in Utah, the Education and Economic Wellbeing Assistant will provide one-on-one support to increase capacity to support refugee households through lengthy benefit applications for emergency housing, employment and small business relief. EWEA will also expand the Education Team’s efforts to reach school-aged refugee students affected by interruptions and cancellations of school and other academic support programming due to COVID-19. With support from the EWEA, they will focus on connecting school-aged refugee students with online learning and one-on-one virtual and in-person tutoring.
Primary Responsibilities: Major Responsibilities:
• Research and broaden resource lists as COVID assistance policies shift
• Develop toolkits for other staff to ensure quick action can be taken as additional resources become available
• Train key volunteers to support in virtual programming tailored to help refugees re-enter the job market
• Support benefits navigation and small business recovery as needs grow within IRC SLC’s Spice Kitchen Incubator, Microenterprise Development and New Roots programming
• Coordinate with Education team supervisors for connecting with clients (parents and students) for support with e-learning; including training for digital platforms and academic tutoring
• Support the Education team in partnering with the school on accessing loaner devices/ laptops and hotspots through deliveries and up-to-date tracking
• Support clients in accessing virtual platforms for participation in IRC SLC Education programming (ie Zoom, WhatsApp for business, and Microsoft Teams)
• Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications: Job Requirements:
• Strong organizational skills including: proven ability to prioritize, plan, and manage time.
• Motivated, flexible, with ability to work independently.
• Able to work well with people, such as refugee clients, local service providers, community partners and field professionals.
• Fluency in written and spoken English, with bi-lingual ability preferred.
• Ability to communicate with limited-English speakers.
• Demonstrated multi-cultural experience.
• Professional, friendly and courteous attitude a must.
• Valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.
• Commitment to the mission of the IRC.
Benefits / Why Work for Us: 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.
How to Apply: Through IRC website
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: $16/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $17/hour
Salary Minimum: This is an hourly wage position.
Salary Maximum: This is an hourly wage position.
Closing Date: 12/1/2020
Status: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City,


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Contact Name: Krysti Nellermoe