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Employment Assistant

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Note: The central lab for early employment opportunities, volunteers serve a minimum of 6 hours per week (2 shifts). No employment experience necessary, but resume building knowledge and language capacity a plus.

Location:  El Cajon and City Heights

Dates Needed/Minimum Commitment: Minimum 3 month commitment, at least 6 hours per week (2 shifts)

Times Needed: Mondays - Fridays, 8:30am-1pm or 1pm-5pm 


  • Provide one-on-one job search assistance to IRC clients
  • Work with IRC clients to maintain up-to-date resumes and cover letters as needed, both of which require extensive drafting and editing skills.
  • Assist clients as they navigate the job market in San Diego by explaining the fundamentals of working in the U.S.
  • Identify potential job leads and guide clients throughout the process from submitting applications to their interview.
  • Provide assistance with administrative or research tasks as needed.


  • Preference to those with work experience within the United States and the ability to explain the job search process.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and relevant programs such as Microsoft Office, Chrome, etc.
  • Skilled at writing and editing resumes, cover letters, and searching career websites.
  • Personable with language skills other than English is a plus.


  • Attend a general IRC Orientation (1 hour)
  • Additional one on one staff training
  • Occasional volunteer meetings