African Refugee Development Center Job Vacancy: Higher Education Coordinator - Tel Aviv, Israel

Higher Education Coordinator

Time Commitment: at least 6 months (July start date)

Hours/week: 80-100% (28-35 hours/week)

Please note all ARDC internship positions are UNPAID. We do not provide accommodation, visa assistance, travel or health insurance

Organization and Program Background: The African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by refugees and Israeli citizens to assist, support, and empower refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. The ARDC seeks to ensure access to basic social services, and to facilitate refugee and asylum seeker integration, self-sufficiency and ownership in matters affecting their lives. The ARDC advocates for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers and for a humane and fair Israeli asylum policy.

The Practical Refugee Education Program (PREP) supports refugee and asylum seeker adults by providing access to educational programs. The opportunity of education provides refugees with the ability to think about the future. Higher education in particular is a tool of reconstruction and an investment for development. By furthering their education, students can cultivate the skills and knowledge needed to become leaders, establish economic self-sufficiency, and contribute to civil society in their home countries and within Israel.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversee higher education caseworkers and maintain general knowledge on all active cases (approx. 175)
  • Complete monthly data
  • Create and update education promotional materials
  • Recruit and train higher education caseworkers (as needed)
  • Notify all clients of upcoming events/workshops/courses
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other schools and programs
  • Coordination of scholarship program
  • Manage all databases with client information
  • Plan and execute regular higher education team meetings with caseworkers and tutoring coordinator
  • Act as the point person for all higher education questions from clients, caseworkers, and outside parties.
  • Act as the higher education ambassador for information events and trainings
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Comfortable working with refugees and asylum seekers from a variety of backgrounds, including those with limited formal education and/or literacy skills;
  • Fluent English is mandatory, Hebrew is an advantage, Arabic is an advantage;
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations, comfortable working in a fast-paced, demanding environment;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Responsible, flexible, and dedicated

Please send a brief cover letter and CV to with the subject line "HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATOR."

Closing  Date: 01 August 2017