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Refugee Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator - Memphis
The Tennessee Office for Refugees (TOR) is a department of Catholic Charities of Tennessee responsible for the coordination and administration of the statewide refugee program. We partner with organizations that provide direct services to refugees and other eligible populations in and near Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville. This position is housed at World Relief Memphis. We are looking for a self-starter who works well both independently and as part of a team. Eagerness to learn about refugees, mentoring, and aspects of nonprofit program management and development are a must. Foreign language proficiency in a refugee language and significant intercultural experience is a plus. We are looking for a VISTA member with the ability to facilitate intercultural communication and to create an environment where differences are respected; exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the public and staff; handle confidential information with extreme professionalism; attention to detail and adherence to deadlines; plan and organize work; follow tasks through to completion; effective interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; and basic computer proficiency. This is a great opportunity for a VISTA member who wants to develop leadership, program development and management, and community relations skills while making a real impact in the lives of refuge youth and young adults. Working with World Relief will offer the VISTA member the opportunity to work deeply and specifically on this project, as well as to gain knowledge of and contribute to a continuum of resettlement services in Memphis. The VISTA member will be part of a six VISTA member cohort that will meet regularly for training and coordination. The VISTA member will travel to the National Mentoring Summit in January in Washington, DC. Professional development opportunities will be provided on an ongoing basis.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will help lead the development and implementation of a new mentoring program for refugee youth and young adults ages 15 – 24 to increase their educational and economic opportunities; increase the capacity of the local refugee services network; exercise research and creative skills in developing program and training materials, and public speaking and group facilitation skills in providing orientations for program participants and training for volunteer mentors; expand the scope of supportive services for refugees in Memphis by recruiting, assessing, and matching participants with volunteer mentors; develop data collection and analysis skills by utilizing a program database and using findings to inform program improvements; evaluate program sustainability and pursue additional resources as needed including grant writing and coordinate with other site-based VISTA members and VISTA Leader.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Refugee Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator - Memphis

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2020  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TENNESSEE  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2021  To  09/01/2021 

Contact Nicole DeBaun-Phillips
2806 McGavock Pike
Nashville   TN   37214

Listing ID 92237