Employment Resource Coordinator                                                       Posting Date: 5/24/2016

The goal of this position is to successfully expand employment related-services at Somali Family Service.

The VISTA member will conduct employment-related workshops; connect clients with employment resources and other services; and assist with special events planning and grant writing. Specific assignments include:

  • Creating flyers and conduct outreach in the community, including attending networking events, to promote employment workshops.
  • Disseminating information through email and written forms of communication to promote employment workshops and resources.
  • Working with Somali Family Service’s case managers to develop employment curriculum to ensure that participants are provided with additional resources.
  • Conducting workshops on the following topics; financial literacy, money management, work-readiness, and communication.
  • Working to develop a vocational ESL program for the target population.
  • Training a community volunteer and staff member on the vocational ESL program.
  • Identifying job resources including job openings and on-the job trainings applicable to Somali Family Service’s clients, and work with Somali Family Service’s staff to disseminate this information to clients.
  • Helping Somali Family Service to plan and host a job fair specifically targeting their clients.
  • Helping solicit sponsorships for major events.
  • Providing marketing and promotional support to marketing committee.
  • Reviewing grant guidelines, conduct grant research, review proposals, draft support letters, and ensure all required documents are submitted.


  • Strong candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated interest in working with underserved and marginalized communities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with employment-related programs
  • Grant/proposal writing experience preferred
  • Previous experience in a non-profit environment preferred
  • Bilingual in Somali preferred.
  • Local candidates preferred.


  • Annual living allowance of about $15,000.
  • A choice between an Education Award of $5,775 or End-of-Service Stipend of $1,500 at the completion of service
  • Limited AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefit Program
  • 10 personal and 10 sick leave days
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Relocation assistance
  • Child care allotment of $400 per child


  • August 22, 2016


  • August 25, 2017


  • Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by June 9, 2016.
  • Please include the name of the position in the subject of the email and the cover letter.
  • No phone inquiries please.

Somali Family Service of San Diego (SFS) was established in 2000 as a community-based, social service non-profit organization to address the critical needs of Somali and other East African refugees and immigrants living in San Diego County. Since its inception, SFS has provided culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services to the East African community, easing their transition and ensuring successful functioning in their new home. SFS’s mission is to assist Somali and other East African refugee and immigrant families to become self-sufficient, responsible, independent and contributing members of the San Diego community through its programs that promote health education and wellness, youth leadership, parent engagement, refugee integration, and economic success.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve fullā€time for a year at a nonprofit organization creating or expanding programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. During your service, you'll receive a modest living allowance, health care, and other benefits (please see below for more information). Learn more about becoming a VISTA at: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp

All VISTA activities focus on building capacity to optimize long-term impact, rather than providing direct services.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15,000.00 /year

Local candidates only:

  • San Diego, CA 92115

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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