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IRC - Resource/Volunteer Coordinator for Somali Organization
Somali Family Service of San Diego SFS was established in 2000 as a non-profit, community-based social service organization. SFS has been addressing critical needs and concerns of approximately 30,000 Somali refugees and immigrants as well as other East African communities in San Diego County, primarily in the City Heights area. Since its inception, the organization has provided culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services to the East African community, easing their transition and ensuring successful functioning in their new home. SFS helps to increase quality of life for many refugee and immigrant families by providing programs that encourage stronger English abilities and literacy, build job skills and financial literacy, assist in familiarization with American culture, advise on immigration and citizenship requirements, offer cultural education and translation services, and help with the access to quality health care through outreach, education and advocacy. In addition, SFS shares community information through its newsletter Taxan and via the organizations website. SFSs programs reach between 2,000-2,500 members of the community per year. Learn more at
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Member Duties : Goal: To support development activities through grant writing, volunteer coordination, special events, and media/social media. Requirements - Experience in the non-profit field - Experience or interest in grant research and writing - Excellent writing and communication skills - Flexibility and reliability - Organized - Excellent computer skills, including website content management and social media coordination - Comfortable working with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, ideally experience with refugee populations - Event planning and public speaking experience
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Interest in refugee issues ,  Computers/Technology . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

IRC - Resource/Volunteer Coordinator for Somali Organization

Program Start/End Date
02/01/2014  -   01/31/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/22/2013  To  12/16/2013 

Contact Amanda Cochran
5348 University Ave
San Diego   CA   92105
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 46192