The Higher Education Case Manager will work with clients interested in pursing university degrees, vocational and/or technical training, and scholarships. Each caseworker has a caseload of about 10-20 clients and will continuously work with schools in Israel, abroad and online.
More specifically, the intern will be tasked with:
-Facilitating the application process by advising students in finding programs in Israel and abroad suited to their needs and interests
-Helping organize and arrange necessary document verification and tests
-Locating and secure scholarship funds for students
-Maintaining communication with alumni clients to ensure success and respond to any challenges
-Facilitating new partnerships with schools and embassies to strengthen the ARDC’s higher education program
-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
-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
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.