Career Development Specialist at International Rescue Committee in San Jose, CA, USA

International Rescue Committee

Career Development Specialist

Job type: Full-time
Career category: Monitoring and Evaluation
Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee
Education level: Undergraduate degree
Experience: 3-4 years
Deadline: June 2, 2024
Location: San Jose, CA, USA


Job Overview:

As a Career Development Specialist, you will work closely with the Economic Empowerment Team to provide individualized career counseling, job search assistance, and access to training programs for refugee clients. Your efforts will focus on empowering refugee women and facilitating career advancement in key sectors like Hospitality, Healthcare, Finance, Transportation, and Tech.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Carry a caseload of CareerLink Program clients, providing one-on-one career counseling and support.
  • Offer curricula and resources for career sector tracks, tailored to individual client needs.
  • Coordinate workshops and trainings on professional development topics.
  • Build partnerships with employers and vocational training programs.
  • Ensure accurate reporting of client progress and program data.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Career Development Coordinator
  • Indirect Reporting: Site Director
  • Internal and/or external contacts: Staff and community partners in economic empowerment programs.

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work or a related field.
  • 3-4 years of relevant work experience in human services, preferably in a nonprofit or social services agency.
  • Experience working with underserved communities, with a preference for refugee populations.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for regular travel within the service area.
  • Proficiency in Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Tigrinya, or Arabic is an asset.

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