Focus Area:
Economic Opportunity, Education

Description:

We seek an AmeriCorps Transportation Coordinator for our Refugee and Immigrant Social Empowerment Program (RISE) who is passionate about bridging access to transportation channels for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. AmeriCorps members placed at the International Institute of New England-Manchester will carry out comprehensive, strategic, client- and community-based activities to respond to refugees’ and immigrants’ transportation needs, equipping them to fully participate in New Hampshire’s economy, contribute to the state’s growth and prosperity, and lead socially and culturally fulfilled lives.

As Transportation Coordinator, you will coordinate, plan, and carry out various trainings and orientations with a cohort of AmeriCorps members and community partners for IINE clients and other local refugee and immigrant groups. These orientations will be focused on transportation access in and around the Manchester and Nashua area, including how to navigate bus routes, how to utilize rideshare apps, and driver’s license preparation. You will be successful in this role if you have a background working with different cultures and have experience teaching in any capacity. Fulfillment of the position will be dependent on clearing a National Service Criminal History Check.

Start Date
October 16, 2023

End Date
July 31, 2024

Location
Manchester


Position Responsibilities:

Support the efforts of IINE to create opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship , Facilitate the social and economic integration of immigrants and refugees in the Manchester, Concord, and Nashua areas , Create workshop materials to orient refugees and immigrants to transportation options , Conduct field trips with small groups using the local bus system, to establish familiarity with public transportation, learn how to read schedules and maps, and visit a local grocery store , Provide driver’s license exam preparation to small cohorts of refugees and immigrants to successfully obtain New Hampshire driver’s licenses , Provide guidance, leadership, and mentorship to part-time counterparts

Weekly Time Commitment

Age Requirements
18+

Education Requirements
High school diploma / GED


Contact Information

Contact Name: Ellen Sears
Website: https://iine.org
Phone: 6174588391
Email: esears@iine.org

   

Organization Information

International Institute of New England