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The IRC in Charlottesville: Job Training AmeriCorps

The IRC in Charlottesville: Job Training AmeriCorps
LOCATION: Charlottesville, Virginia
START DATE: September 2020
DURATION: 1 year
STIPEND: $15,500
Background: The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future
Scope of Service: The Job Training AmeriCorps will provide training and educational services to improve client capacity to obtain and retain employment and maintain economic self-sufficiency. This position will report to the Employment Specialist.
·         Deliver and update as appropriate existing job training curriculum
·         Educate clients on financial literacy through classes or individually as needed
·         Implement and conduct vocational training courses that include English language training, cultural and workplace orientation, mock interviews, creation of resumes, and job skills development sessions
·         Maintain accurate attendance records and document in client files as required
·         Administer client pre- and post-assessments as required and document results in case files
·         Track client progress in IRC’s electronic database
·         Recruit, train and supervise volunteers from specific sectors (such as retail sales, maintenance, hospitality, light manufacturing and food service) to conduct mentoring sessions with clients
·         Participate in all program meetings, development activities, and other meetings as needed 
·         Experience in adult education, teaching or tutoring English as a second language, or workforce development and understanding of financial basics a plus
·         Strong communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual ability in one of the predominant languages of the local client base is desired
·         Demonstrated experience working in a multicultural environment
·         Must have a valid driver’s license and consistent access to reliable transportation
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
·         Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.
·         Must be at least 18 years old
·         Must commit to one full year of service
Upon completion of service, AmeriCorps member will be eligible for an education award of approx. $6,195.
Proposed activities will be supported, in part, with federal funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) AmeriCorps State program subgranted through the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department of Social Services. Activities are contingent upon funding availability and award from CNCS.