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22-23 World Relief Economic Empowerment Specialist
 
 
 
**This position has multiple start dates, open until filled** World Relief Western Washington is the largest refugee resettlement agency in the region and has been serving refugees and other vulnerable immigrants since 1979. Refugees and immigrants bravely leave behind everything familiar to seek safety, a life free from fear, and the chance for a new start. At World Relief, we come alongside these new neighbors by providing support and care through their first months and years of transition. This support includes case management, orientation to American culture and systems, job placement assistance, English language classes, skills development classes, housing assistance, immigration legal services, advocacy, youth programming, mutually-transformative relationships with community volunteers, and more. World Relief Western Washington envisions every refugee and vulnerable immigrant welcomed by community, rooted in community, and empowered for community. Our work is informed by the belief that every refugee and vulnerable immigrant has an important place in our community. From the time of arrival to the first job to citizenship and beyond, the World Relief community is committed to serving and being served by this brave and resilient population. AmeriCorps members serving at World Relief Western Washington play valuable roles on our English, Economic Empowerment, Health & Wellness, Outreach, and Resiliency teams by enhancing our ability to provide robust and tailored services to our participants and to provide expanded support and training to our volunteers. This particular AmeriCorps member will serve alongside our Resiliency team as they empower participants to multiply their strengths and contribute to the community. All AmeriCorps positions are contingent on funding. This position is open until filled.
 
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Member Duties : The resiliency programming at World Relief includes emerging immigrant business services to serve those who do not fit into traditional employment roles in the United States. The Economic Empowerment Specialist will help coordinate and facilitate a variety of learning opportunities for refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs seeking microenterprise opportunities and existing immigrant businesses hardest hit by the pandemic. The member will connect resources, educators, and hands-on classes from a variety of sources such as Highline College, Craft3, Green River College and others with refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs, job seekers and business owners. The member will assess needs of participants by using tools already developed. The Economic Empowerment Specialist will also actively assist with resume construction, budgeting and business planning, and coordinating volunteers to come alongside each emerging entrepreneur and non-traditional job seeker.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
22-23 World Relief Economic Empowerment Specialist

Program Start/End Date
12/16/2022  -   07/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  10/28/2022  To  01/03/2023 

Contact Denisse Fernandez
23835 Pacific Hwy S
Kent   WA   98032
253-277-1121
wscip@esd.wa.gov
worldrelief.org/western-wa

Listing ID 96471


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