JVS is hiring for the position below:

The AmeriCorps/Refugee Corps Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for assisting JVS recruit, train, and manage volunteers who will provide refugee clients with English as a Second Language instruction; cultural orientation; mentoring; and assistance with housing, job development, health care, school enrollment, and financial literacy; as well as other services.

Knowledge or experience with the refugee resettlement program; demonstrated cultural competence and interest in working in a diverse workplace; U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident alien; high school degree or currently enrolled in a GED program; excellent verbal communication skills; driver’s license and access to personal vehicle to conduct outreach in community; successful completion of required criminal background check. Former refugee committed to the successful integration of new refugee arrivals highly encouraged to apply.

Term of Service
September 30, 2015 – September 29, 2016

Time Requirements
Minimum 35 hours/week; at least 1,700 hours required by the end of the term of service.

Orientation and Training
No more than 180 hours of orientation and training; topics include AmeriCorps/Refugee Corps policies and procedures; volunteer recruitment and management, adult learning principles, instruction/training techniques and evaluation processes, member rights and responsibilities, prohibited activities, requirements under the Drug-Free Workplace Act, suspension and termination from service, grievance procedures, sexual harassment, other non-discrimination issues, and other topics as necessary.

Living allowance, post-service education award of $5,730, professional work experience, career mentoring; national Refugee Corps network.

Full Time, Temporary

All interested applicants should send their resume to vadair@jvskc.org or contact volunteer manager, Martin

Martin Okpareke
Community Outreach and Volunteer Manager
Jewish Vocational Service
1608 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108
E-mail: mokpareke@jvskc.org
Web: http://www.jvskc.org