Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Refugee Making A Connection Program Coordinator

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 4 days ago(6/9/2021 10:18 AM)
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Thrive and Change Lives


At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion


The Program Coordinator will recruit program participants for participation in career awareness activities, tutoring, socialization activities, health and financial literacy workshops, and other youth development activities. Students will be from refugee backgrounds. 
Responsibilities are to include; 

  • Complete a Making A Connection Plan with each youth to determine needs and interests.
  • Complete assessment activities required by New York State.
  • Directly implement activities with the assistance of paid and volunteer Youth Mentors.
  • Directly instruct weekly educational workshops following a schedule of topics including financial literacy, healthy lifestyle choices, career preparation, college readiness, etc.  Arrange guest speakers and field trips as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate statistical records of program participation, including attendance and evaluation tools.  Maintain case notes for all participants. Enter points into the New York State BIN system.
  • Recruit volunteer Mentors and community partners to assist with workshops and classes. 
  • Follow CCOC volunteer policy and New York State guidelines for Youth Mentors.
  • Work collaboratively with Refugee Resettlement and Refugee Youth Program staff. 
  • Regularly report program participants’ progress and concerns.
  • Work as a team member in implementation of overall youth programming at Northside CYO.
  • Transport clients in agency vehicle as needed.
  • Maintain safe driving record.


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry: H.S. Diploma required; 2 years of college preferred. Experience working with youth, teens, and individuals from diverse ethnic groups.


Licenses/Certificate/Clearances: Valid N.Y.S. Driver’s License, access to reliable transportation.

Skills/Abilities: Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work with a variety of ethnic groups, comfortable speaking in front of groups, creative problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Mobility sufficient to drive to and participate in meetings at client homes and/or community facilities which may not meet Federal accessibility standards for disabled individuals, Manual dexterity sufficient to work with youth and adults in a challenging and active environment.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, the elimination of poverty and injustice; and helping people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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