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IRC - Karen Org. Vol. Outreach Coord for Burmese Refugee Org
The Karen Organization of San Diego was established in 2009 as a California non-profit organization to meet the needs of ethnic minority groups from Burma who reside in San Diego. Burmese refugees are in need of assistance to learn English and become employed. The AmeriCorps*VISTA member will coordinate the volunteer program and conduct community outreach about KOSD's programs. This is an Intermediary Program of the International Rescue Committee of San Diego. Learn more at
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Goal: To bring more volunteers to support programs of Karen Organization of San Diego and to raise awareness about refugees from Burma in San Diego. The purpose of the position is to: -Recruit, manage, and track volunteers -Update website and Facebook with current content. Create marketing materials, database, and workshops related to Job Development Program. -Conduct community outreach through quarterly newsletters, interviews, and meetings. Requirements -BA or degree equivalent -Excellent interpersonal skills -Previous volunteer or internship experiences -Strong interest in refugee issues and strong passion to work for refugees from Burma -Cultural sensitivity and knowledge of refugee communities from Burma -Web skills to manage and update the website -The ability and desire to function in a multicultural workplace and setting
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Technology . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Interest in refugee issues ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Recruitment . 
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IRC - Karen Org. Vol. Outreach Coord for Burmese Refugee Org

Program Start/End Date
02/13/2015  -   02/12/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/29/2014  To  12/29/2014 

Contact Simon Hansen
5348 University Ave
San Diego   CA   92105
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 46190