Student Support Specialist

International Rescue Committee

About the organization

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading non-sectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.


Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lead the planning and implementation of the International Rescue Committee’s afterschool and summer program for
English Language Learners at Clarkston High School and other DeKalb County schools.
Build and maintain good relationships with school personnel and work with school staff to conduct targeted student recruitment.
Oversee daily afterschool program activities; Maintain a positive and safe environment and ensure program compliance.
Lead enrichment opportunities for students including after-school workshops and weekend field trips.
Coordinate academic support for refugee and immigrant students based on need.
Conduct accurate program tracking and reporting to ensure program compliance with its goals through required reporting to funders and internal stakeholders.
Collaborate with Youth Program team members to support students in planning for post-secondary education.
Provide supervision and technical assistance to Youth Futures AmeriCorps Service members, interns, and volunteers in accordance with IRC’s People Manager Standards.
Attend Youth Education Team meetings and complete administrative duties, including but not limited to reporting, timesheets, and expense reports.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.

Work Experience:

Relevant professional experience in positive youth development, youth social emotional development, youth academic support, and ensuring participant safety in a school-based setting preferred; minimum of 1 year experience strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
A belief in the ability of all youth to reach their education, career, and personal goals.
Demonstrated experience engaging youth in online environments including through Zoom, Facebook, or other social media.
Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is desired (such as: Spanish, Dari, Pashto, Arabic, French, Haitian-Creole).
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.
Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.


20.20 - 22.50 Hourly

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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