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International Rescue Committee Graphic Design Volunteer, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy in New York, New York

Requisition ID: req39543

Job Title: Graphic Design Volunteer, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: New York, NY RAI USA

Job Description

Graphic Design Volunteer, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy

Position: Graphic Design Volunteer, Newcomer Youth Summer Academy

Reports to: Senior Manager, Youth Programs

Position Term: July 5 – August 11, 2023

Hours: Part-time; varied 4-15 hours/week


Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City. The Education and Learning Program provides year-round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.

Scope of Work:

The Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and life skills classes. Field Trips are held on Fridays.

The Graphic Designer will design and put together NYSA Yearbook, working in collaboration with the Yearbook Coordinator and volunteer NYSA Photographer(s). The Graphic Designer will work part-time as needed on-site at the Summer Academy, and participate in project meetings at the IRC in NY office. The Graphic Designer will work collaboratively with the Yearbook Coordinator and Photographers, assist with yearbook responsibilities, and meet the required yearbook deadlines.

Learning objectives:

The Graphic Design volunteer will:

Strengthen expertise in taking a graphic design project from concept to deliverable

Learn about the creative needs of nonprofit humanitarian and social service agencies and how to meet those needs

Practice developing, refining and executing a concept that exemplifies a defined theme and values

Essential Job Function:

· Attend NYSA training

· Develop concept(s) for the NYSA yearbook design and layout

· Produce the design & layout within the timeframe laid out

· Insert photos into layout and produce final for printing

· Communicate and coordinate regularly with team to ensure that yearbook related activities take place according to schedule, and any scheduling or other conflicts/issues are worked out in a timely manner

· Receive and integrate feedback

· Work with team to ensure accuracy of all elements of the yearbook (pictures are properly labeled and placed)

· Provide all files to IRC



Graphic Designer with at least two years’ experience

Strong organizational, communication, and collaboration skills

Flexible, and able to solve problems

Cultural competence and cross-cultural or overseas experience required

Strong experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

Experience working with diverse populations desirable

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team

Consent to the yearbook as being the sole property of the IRC, not to be used by the graphic designer without IRC permission.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer:We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.