Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

September 8, 2016

Refugee and Immigrant Youth Coding Camp Assistant

Position title: Refugee and Immigrant Youth Coding Camp Assistant

 

Name of organization: Coalition for Refugees from Burma

 

Website:

www.allburmarefugees.org

 

Position description:

CRB seeks a Youth Coding Camp Assistant who can help CRB staff develop fun games and activities for our upcoming Youth Coding Camp. As the number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and STEM related jobs increase, especially in the Puget Sound region, it is vitally important to provide opportunities for our youth to gain technology skills but also learn about and engage with technology driven professions. With the help of the Youth Coding Camp Assistant, we hope to inspire newly arrived refugee and immigrant youth to pursue a career in STEM related fields.

 

Time Commitment 

Initial commitment would include 10 or more hours to consult with CRB Youth Program Staff on engaging and creative ideas for CRB’s week-long coding camp, as well as shedding insight into what coding language or software we should highlight that has the highest demand in the technology industry.

Additionally, the Coding Camp sessions will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Mon. October 10 – 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Tues. October 11 – 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Mon. October 17 – 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Tues. October 18 – 4 PM to 6 PM

 

Responsibilities:

  • Consult with CRB Youth Program Staff on engaging and creative ideas for curriculum
  • Cultivate a positive classroom culture.
  • Model active participation and professionalism when interacting with students.
  • Promote respect and teamwork to ensure all students are working collaboratively.
  • Provide feedback to Youth Program Manager and/or Youth Program Coordinator on individual student progress and/or struggles on a consistent basis.

 

Time commitment: Oct 10, 11, 17, 18: 4 – 6 PM

 

Skill requirements:

  • Experience:
  • Coding experience.
  •  Prior experience supporting youth preferred.
  • Prior experience working with immigrant or refugee communities preferred.
  • Knowledge, skills, and dispositions
  •   Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  •   Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  •   Demonstrated ability to collaborate on a team.
  •   Must be responsible and accountable.
  •   Ability to facilitate educational activities with a class, individuals or small groups.
  •   Enthusiastic about education.
  •   Friendly and outgoing personality.
  •   Comfort and interest in working with refugee youth from a variety of backgrounds, including those with limited English literacy skills.
  •   Ability to commit to dates outlined above.

 

Start date: October 10, 2016

 

End date: October 18, 2016

 

Location:

Rainier Beach High School: 8815 S Seward Park Ave, Seattle, WA 98118

 

How to apply:

Please email tmoran@allburmarefugees.org for an application!

 

Supervisor contact info:

Siobhan Whalen

swhalen@allburmarefugees.org

2068605939