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Career Development Specialist

United States

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Job Description

United States
  • Country: USA
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Relevant degree
  • Experience: N/A
  • Gender: Both

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide intensive one-on-one case management services to clients looking to develop a career pathway, discerning their long-term career goals, detailing a step-by-step plan for its achievement, and providing hands-on assistance with various steps as needed
  • Assist in developing contextualized work readiness training and bridge programming for refugee job seekers in career development programs
  • Identify career opportunities for program participants, including outreach to local employers and networking with targeted industries
  • Research and document career advancement, professional certification and recertification, and other vocational education opportunities as needed for effective case management
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files documenting client goals, activities, and services received
  • Work closely with IRC Economic Empowerment Team to integrate career development activities within complimentary services
  • Engage with local and national agencies that offer vocational education, recertification, or educational equivalency services in support of project objectives
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with other IRC staff and volunteers as part of the review, evaluation, and program maintenance process
  • Assess eligibility and connect program participants to resources and other services within IRC and in the community
  • Plan and coordinate classroom activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to: Career Development Program Coordinator

Other Internal and/or external contacts

  • Internal: Economic Empowerment Team, Resettlement Team, All IRC Seattle Program Teams, Volunteer Coordinator, employment volunteers
  • External: Skilled Immigrant and Refugees Engagement Network (“SIREN”), Workforce Development Council, YWCA, area colleges, libraries, city and county governments, funders, and employers

Job Requirements

  • Relevant degree or equivalent professional and/or lived experience
  • Lived experience as a refugee or immigrant is preferred
  • In lieu of lived experience, experience working with refugees and/or immigrants; cross-cultural or overseas experience accepted
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Previous work experience with the IRC’s target population, and/or the ability to provide career services that are culturally responsive
  • Demonstrated skills with reporting and tracking information in a database
  • Commitment to anti-racism and ongoing learning
  • Access to reliable transportation to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area (driver’s license, insurance, and access to vehicle pr


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