Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

February 16, 2017

Public service opportunity: CRB Youth Education Program Coordinator

Public service opportunity: CRB Youth Education Program Coordinator

Position title: CRB Youth Education Program Coordinator

Name of organization: Coalition For Refugees From Burma




Position description:

CRB is driven by the belief that education is the key for refugees to be successful and thrive in their new lives in the United States. Since 2009, CRB has served approximately 1,500 refugees by providing programming to engage the whole family, from pre-kindergarten to adulthood.


CRB’s programs can be divided into two main categories:

1) Adult and Family Education Program – The goal of CRB’s Adult and Family Education Program is to build refugee parents’ capacity to support and engage with their children’s education, both informally (in their homes) and formally (in partnership with their children’s schools).

2) Youth Education Program – The goal of CRB’s Youth Education Program is to ensure that newly arrived refugee students have the skills, information and resources needed to be successful in school, college and career.


CRB is seeking a Youth Education Program Coordinator, who will plan and coordinate, co-design and implement all of CRB’s site based Youth Education Program in Seattle and Kent Public School Districts. Duties will include coordinating students, volunteers, partnerships, and part-time staff for on-site academic, youth development and parent engagement programming.



Youth Education Program Coordination

• Plan and coordinate all site-based youth program activities, including tutoring programs and academic enrichment activities.

• Communicate with teachers, school district staff and other partners in the community in order to support youth academic achievement.

• Design lessons and supplemental activities in a manner that actively engages students and parents.

• Update In-Home Tutoring Resource Toolkit that is provided for all In-Home Tutors working with recently arrived students.

• Promote respect and teamwork to ensure all students are working collaboratively.

• Regularly track attendance and follow up with youth and parents if necessary.


Volunteer Recruitment and Coordination

• Recruit and coordinate volunteers to support and sustain site-based youth program activities and In-Home Tutors.

• Expand the youth programs volunteer base by conducting volunteer recruitment, orientation, and training.

• Maintain volunteer database and improve the tracking procedures for volunteer data.

Youth Education Program Outreach

• Update existing outreach materials for the youth program, including brochures and flyers, to advertise activities and engage target audiences such as families and students.

• Maintain a system to keep refugee students accountable for their participation in the youth programs.

• Attend outreach events and conduct outreach in the community to let school staff, potential clients and the general public know about CRB’s youth program.

• Update social media pages to share major Youth Education Program events and accomplishments with students, families and potential volunteers and supporters.


Time commitment: Full-Time


Skill requirements:


• Education –

     o Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, public administration, English, or a related field required.

• Experience –

     o        Project coordination experience required.

     o        Prior experience working with immigrant or refugee communities.

     o        Project management experience desired.

     o        Basic web design or social media experience desired.

     o        Some grant writing experience desired.

• Knowledge, skills, and dispositions –

     o Friendly and outgoing personality.

     o        Comfort and interest in working with refugee youth from a variety of backgrounds, including those with limited English literacy skills.

     o        Enthusiastic about education and interested in refugee and immigrant issues.

     o        Strong verbal and cross-cultural communication skills preferred.

     o        Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and pay attention to details.

     o        Demonstrated ability to collaborate on a team.

     o        Exhibited ability to work effectively on projects with goals and deadlines.

     o        Must be responsible and accountable.

     o        Ability to speak languages such as Farsi/Dari, Arabic, Somali, Oromo or Burmese strongly desired.

• Must have some evening and weekend availability.

• Must have reliable transportation.


Start date:

March 1, 2017


End date:




Seattle and Kent, WA


How to apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Youth Program Manager, Siobhan Whalen, Applicants must pass a background check.


Supervisor contact info:

Siobhan Whalen