Youth Success Specialist

International Rescue Committee


The youth success specialist works with newly arrived humanitarian immigrant youth to support their academic success and social integration. The youth success specialist supports the implementation of the Refugee Student Mentorship Program (RSMP) and Refugee Youth Mentorship Program (RYMP) by providing individual case management services to youth currently participating in the program and leading weekly mentorship programs. The position works closely with students, their families, volunteers, and school staff to set goals and develop individual action plans.


This is a full time, one year limited term position. The specialist will be required to work on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (5-8pm) to lead weekly out-of-school programming. The rest of the weekly schedule will be made in collaboration with the youth services coordinator and resettlement program manager.


  • Work one-on-one with middle and high school youth to develop individual learning plans. Conduct regular check-ins with students to monitor their progress

  • Maintain up-to-date case notes and services plans; ensuring students case files are in compliance with grant requirements

  • Lead community outreach to identify opportunities and external services to assist students in making progress towards their goals

  • Assist in enforcing program expectations and follow program routines to create safe and productive learning environments

  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify individual or group mentorship opportunities for middle and high school youth

  • Update training materials and resources, such as suggested activities, for mentors

  • Organize group activities with mentors and mentee clients

  • Supervise interns or other volunteers assisting with Refugee Student Mentorship Program

  • Other tasks and projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous experience working with youth and and volunteers in virtual and/or classroom/education settings
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
  • Energetic, empathetic and ready to manage a variety of tasks
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Adherence to IRC workplace policies
  • Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (5-8pm) are required. Some additional evening and weekend hours will be required
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable access to a vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel within the local service delivery area regularly preferred.

**Work Environment:**A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities. Tuesday and Wednesday evening hours are required. Additional evening or weekend hours will be required.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

How to apply

Deadline: 13 May 2023