The Arab-American Family
Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established
in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed
social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees
with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and
become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks
through our doors, over nearly 25 years, we have developed expertise in serving
the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and
AAFSC works across four
priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our
ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical
wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We
get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent
domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering
case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy
relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of
the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.
The Program Coordinator & Facilitator
organizes programming & provides direct academic, life transitions, and
post-secondary support for youth and young adults via virtual platforms or at
our AAFSC locations. Depending on need, the Program Coordinator &
Facilitator may also lead one of our core offerings, including, but not limited
to the Audacious Young Women of Action (AYWA) program, the Funny Girls program,
or MENar program. AYWA programming is geared towards girls and young women of
color (GYWOC) with an emphasis on creating a space for Arab, Middle Eastern,
Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) GYWOC to heal, grow, and thrive. Funny Girls
teaches leadership skills through improv, building the skills of confidence,
self-awareness, learning agility, collaboration, empathy, and resiliency.
Finally, MENar programming is geared towards boys and young men of color
(BYMOC) with an emphasis on creating a space for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim,
and South Asian (AMEMSA) BYMOC to heal, grow, and thrive.
role works directly with participants in one-on-one and in group settings.
Individuals in this role should be passionate about working with students from
diverse backgrounds, including first generation college students. A successful
person in this role will display strong academic achievement, be highly
organized, possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills and effectively work independently as well as in
teams. A commitment to immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities is
essential for success in this role.
and Pathways Support
as academic mentor and coach for youth participants.
1:1 program sessions with participants, including reading coaching, STEM
coaching, preparation for exams, college & career connections, and academic
homework help and other designated academic enrichment activities aimed at
supporting individual learning and academic goals. Academic/homework help is
conducted in a manner that builds confidence, supports independent problem
solving and decision-making abilities.
sessions that focus on academic success, academic and career pathways,
leadership development, and personal development.
participants with ACT/SAT test preparation, Regents preparation, and work with
students on an individual basis providing subject specific assistance.
participants as they complete the college application process including essay
writing, applications for admission, scholarships, and the FAFSA.
partnership with the rest of the team, arrange for outside speakers or
programming to expose students to college and career options, as well as
strengthen life skills and support life transitions students are experiencing.
interested students with AAFSC mentorship program, and encourage youth
relationship building with mentors.
activities that afford youth the opportunity to take responsibility, lead, and
develop leadership skills. For example, activities that develop student’s: o
ability to articulate one’s personal values, awareness
of how one’s personal actions impact the larger communities, ability
to engage in the community in a positive manner, respect
and caring for oneself and other, sense
of responsibility of self and others integrity, awareness
of and appreciation of cultural differences among peers and within the larger
expectations for self and community, sense
of purpose in goals and activities, ability
to follow the lead of others when appropriate
and strengthen individual learning, academic goals, and critical thinking
skills by monitoring small group work, and providing one-on-one assistance.
· Conduct holistic outreach and
recruitment for AYWA, MENar and Funny Girls.
· Use insights gained from
conversations, focus groups, and meetings with young people and their families,
allies, and community members to design, facilitate, and continuously refine a
culturally responsive and trauma-informed program.
· Work with colleagues to implement our
unique, culturally responsive Healthy Relationships curriculum to support and
promote a holistic and informed understanding of personal identity and
· Coordinate and facilitate MENar, AYWA
and Funny Girls sessions as assigned.
· Build and maintain active repository
of curricula that is made accessible and available on organizational servers.
· Continually seek to improve quality
of program and ensure that it meets the needs of community youth by seeking
out, maintaining, and developing opportunities for partnerships, events,
duties and responsibilities
· Participate in AAFSC meetings and
internal and external trainings as assigned.
· Assist in preparation for site visits
and external visitors.
· Organize, collect, and showcase
student work and maintain individual participant plans.
· Ensure program maintains compliance
through detailed documentation and collaboration with other AAFSC team members.
· Develop relationships with students
based on respect and trust.
· Be a positive role model; engage and
· Adhere to all organizational and
program policies and procedures.
· Take attendance on daily basis and
make follow-up phone calls, and school outreach visits as necessary.
· Enter all participants and necessary
participant information on internal database software and any required external
· Perform other duties as assigned.
Every AAFSC team member serves as an ambassador of the
organization and champion of AAFSC’s mission, vision and values. This includes
· Cultivate relationships on behalf of
and in support of the organization in partnership with Senior Leadership and
the Development & Communications team. This includes being sensitive to and
aware of others, providing every client, partner and participant with
high-quality service, professional communication, and follow through, and
always keeping Senior Leadership and the Development & Communications team
aware of any opportunities, challenges, or updates.
· All team members are expected to
support the Development and Communications team with any requests in a timely
manner, including, but not limited to: grant applications, reports, attendance
at meetings, hearings, or other events, and sharing of AAFSC social media,
flyers, and other externally-facing communications.
Always act with integrity, positivity,
dedication, and professionalism within the office and externally. This
includes, but is not limited to, email communication, verbal communication,
communication with colleagues and peers, communication with clients, or
communication with external partners or agencies.
BACKGROUND AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS
· Bachelor's degree required.
· Two years of experience working with
youth or young adults in an academic or coaching capacity preferred.
· Strong writing and communication
· Experience working with immigrant or
low-income youth, or experience working with students in school or
community-based settings, preferred.
· Excellent organizational,
time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with attention to detail.
· Self-starter with the ability to work
independently, and as a part of a team.
· Bilingual fluency in English as well
as one of the following languages is a plus: Arabic, Urdu, Bangla/Bengali, or
· Computer skills in Microsoft Office
suite and excellent writing skills are required
· Job contingent on pre-employment
background check and fingerprint clearance
· U.S. Work Authorization required.
We are an
equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All
individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
Arab American Family Support Center is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled