International Rescue Committee

Senior Youth Program Coordinator

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Senior Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for program development, implementation, and management of International Rescue Committee Seattle’s Youth Program. This position ensures that goals and program objectives are accomplished in collaboration with IRC staff, school district staff, refugee parents, refugee youth, community partners, and volunteers. The Senior Youth Program Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director.

Major Responsibilities

Program Implementation/Development

  • Oversee youth program operations; manage full portfolio of youth program funding sources; assure that quality practices are implemented and program outcomes are met.
  • Design and implement curriculum and programming that broadens the access of refugee youth and their families to education, development, support, and opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders including schools, school districts, funders, community organizations, and other youth service agencies to expand refugee youth and families’ access to appropriate services and support.
  • Coordinate with IRC staff, school district, and school staff and refugee parents to ensure that students in high-risk situations (bullying, harassment, truancy, disciplinary cases, etc.) are connected to the appropriate services.
  • Represent IRC youth programming in the local community and develop and maintain strategic partnerships with other voluntary agencies, state, and local partners.
  • Make program-wide decisions based on feedback of stakeholders, particularly program participants.
  • Collaborate with other IRC Seattle programs to ensure services to youth meet quality standards and guidelines; review and approve plans, approach, and implementation of any youth facing programming.
  • Oversee coordination of field trips, events, and programs for IRC youth throughout the year.
  • Provide targeted staff trainings (professional development) at local schools and community service providers aimed at improving their intercultural competency, psychosocial support, and social integration support skills.
  • Proactively engage in resource development and community partnerships though grant writing, external stakeholder meetings, active participation in IRC’s US Program’s Youth Community of Practice calls, and other opportunities to improve practice.

Grant Management/Writing/Fundraising

  • Track program budgets, spending, and outcomes.
  • Develop data collection, analysis, and reporting systems; establish monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure effective programming.
  • Manage funding data and reports ensuring all outcomes are fulfilled; prepare and submit program reports.
  • Continuously seek new funding opportunities that align with youth program goals through grant writing, community outreach, donor engagement, and partnership with IRC development team.

Staff Management

  • Recruit, train, supervise, and lead youth program staff and provide appropriate coaching, mentoring and support; provide quality human resource management including regular check-ins, feedback, and performance evaluation of direct reports.
  • Continue to develop onboarding process and training materials for youth program staff, volunteers, and interns; oversee the recruitment, training, and management of all youth program volunteers and interns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent years of work experience in education, social work or related field required.
  • 3+ years related professional experience working in youth development, education another relevant setting. Experience with social-emotional learning, STEM, and/or other relevant curriculum preferred.
  • Minimum two years of nonprofit program coordination or equivalent experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability in designing and implementing youth programs and in developing community partnerships.
  • Minimum one year experience working within school system settings.
  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations; cross-cultural or overseas experience required.
  • Experience supervising and supporting staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Grant writing and fundraising experience preferred.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to make presentations.
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse cultural backgrounds; independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and ability to maintain responsibility for multiple tasks in the context of a diverse, fast-paced work environment.

Work Environment

  • Standard office setting combined with travel and responsibilities performed in and around the service delivery area.