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YWCA Careers

         

Be the Change You Want to See

Since 1914, YWCA Tulsa has been committed to empowering women and eliminating racism. So when it comes to our team, we work to recruit people who share our passions, who have fresh ideas, experience, talent and a strong desire to serve. Learn more about our culture.

If you want to contribute meaningful work at one of the leading nonprofits in the region, consider coming to work for YWCA. Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package.

Click here to access our employment application. To apply, please complete the application and follow the instructions below each opening below.

Please note: we are unable to respond to every applicant. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Full Time

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Full Time

Attorney (Immigration Program Manager)
YWCA Tulsa has offered innovative and inclusive services to the immigrant and refugee community of Tulsa for almost 30 years.  Services include adult education with a family literacy focus includes English language, high school equivalency and citizenship classes; refugee social services with a focus on employment; interpretation and translation services; and high-quality, low-cost immigration legal services with a focus on family reunification, adjustment of status, citizenship, and related legal services needed by refugees. Services are provided by a multicultural and multilingual staff with first language proficiency in Arabic, Burmese, Russian and Spanish. 

 
Position Description: 
 
Responsible for overseeing the Legal Services Program including supervision , training and technical assistance for the immigration staff, providing direct legal assistance, ensuring budget and grant compliance and reporting, representing YWCA Tulsa in community initiatives, conducting community education, and being an active member of the agency’s management team.
 
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
 
Provides direct legal representation to clients in obtaining immigration status or benefits, with a focus on more complex immigration cases.
Directly manages program staff by overseeing caseloads, conducting case reviews, providing technical assistance, and ensuring high-quality work in compliance with program processes and procedures. 
Ensures all accredited immigration representatives maintain accreditation status and support and guide staff seeking accreditation.
Oversees law student externships and volunteers.
Stays current on applicable laws and policies, and assures program contract or regulatory compliance.
Stays apprised of immigration law and best practices and within the program budget ensures immigration staff receive frequent, appropriate training on immigration-related skills and knowledge.
Maintains Program workload to preserve operations of department in terms of quality and accuracy as well as fiscal requirements.
Responsible for immigration database maintenance, documentation and record keeping of Program client cases and other agency reporting requirements.
Participates with development staff in grant management, data collection, compliance and reporting. 
Assists with legal education efforts, including planning workshops, producing legal education materials, and collaborating with community partners to conduct Know Your Rights presentations and participate in outreach events. 
Represents YWCA Tulsa at immigration related meetings, forums and events in the community. 
Collaborates with other YWCA Tulsa programs as appropriate to ensure integrated, client-centered service.
Assists in determining appropriate case stories for use in reports, advocacy materials, and public education and providing expert testimony to media on current immigration law and policy topics.
Actively participates in YWCA Tulsa’s management team and other YWCA functions as needed and requested by Director.
Complies with all YWCA policies and procedures. 
 
Education/Experience:
 
J. D. Law Degree with attorney license in any of the 50 states (required); Oklahoma law license (preferred).
 
Two to four years of immigration law experience required.
 
Minimum 1 year of supervisory or management experience required.
 
Nonprofit Program management experience preferred.  
 
Fluency in Spanish is preferred, and/or another language such as Burmese or Arabic. 

 

YWCA is an EEO/Employer. If interested in the Attorney position, kindly complete the YWCA Tulsa application, in addition to submitting your cover letter and credentials via email to: YWCATulsaAdmin@ywcatulsa.org reference Attorney in the subject line for more efficient review. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Part Time

Interpreters (contract)

YWCA Tulsa is seeking experienced interpreters of Spanish, Burmese, Zomi, Arabic, French, Vietnamese, Korean, Portuguese, and other languages to expand our contractor pool for client requests. Contract interpreters receive assignments based on availability and volume of client requests; numbers of jobs will vary from week to week. 

Interpreters process information quickly and concisely, recognize sensitive cultural differences and are professional and courteous at all times. Interpreters uses appropriate terminology and understand common industry procedures and practices. Interpreting assignments may be technical or non-technical in the following fields: healthcare, government services and education. Contract interpreters are responsible for traveling to client sites by appointment. 

Major Responsibilities
  • Abide by professional interpreting ethics, especially around confidentiality, accuracy, and impartiality 
  • Render correct concepts and meanings according to the conventions of established interpretation protocol
  • Provide clear and accurate renditions with no additions or omissions
  • Employ excellent customer service, clear enunciation and pronunciation, and a pleasant and professional voice as well as polite forms of expression
  • Maintain a professional demeanor throughout the assignment at all times
  • Provide clarification and cultural brokering using excellent judgment and skill
  • Demonstrate commitment to cultural sensitivity and working in a diverse environment
  • Have access to the internet, an email account for communication on assignments, and Excel for tracking hours
  • Have reliable transportation for travel to and from assignments
  • Work well independently and operate in the best interests of YWCA
Qualifications
  • Fluency in English and target language 
  • Ability to provide cultural competency and assess regional and accent differences to find ways of communicating with the limited English proficient client
  • Excellent listening, retention and note-taking skills to maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to concentrate and to stay detached from the conversation, remaining neutral and objective at all times and following client's instructions closely
  • Ability to explain idiomatic expressions and cultural nuances to avoid miscommunication
  • Certification in interpretation strongly preferred, extensive experience interpreting in formal settings may be substituted for credentials

YWCA offers an hourly rate of $25 and provides mileage reimbursement. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter sharing your credentials, work experience and availability to interpretation@ywcatulsa.org.


ELL Instructor (Part time opportunities)

Seeking energetic ELL practitioners YWCA Tulsa’s Adult Education program. TESL Certification and experience teaching adults required; some curriculum development required; bilingual in Spanish a plus; expertise in computer-based curricula and other technology preferred; daytime and evening hours; includes benefit package. We have part-time openings for ELL/Civics Instructors and Substitutes.
 
Position Description: Responsible for teaching curriculum plans to assist immigrants and refugees in achieving linguistic and citizenship competency to pass naturalization exam.
  • Instruct immigrant and refugee students using best practice ESL methods and materials to increase students’ functional language competency, and to reach students’ educational and other goals. 
  • Maintain excellent student records including attendance, pre-, mid-, and post-tests, student/class outcomes, and submit data as per Language Services Procedures in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to government grant requirements.
  • Instruct immigrant and refugee legal permanent residents using civics and citizenship curriculum to increase students’ knowledge of the naturalization process to become US citizens, and promote civic and community engagement.
  • Plan and implement lessons and activities appropriate to the type and level of class being taught, whether English language, pre-GED, or Project Citizenship.
  • Substitute for other teachers when necessary depending on availability.
  • Attend required Language Services departmental meetings as requested.
  • Engage in a minimum of 15 hours of professional development during the fiscal year.
  • Participate in YWCA functions as needed and requested by the Director.
  • Comply with all YWCA policies and procedures.
  • The duties in this job description represent the major functions but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to fluently speak, read, and write English, and another language preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, especially as required in preparing lessons and working and interacting with diverse groups of students, internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be an advocate for the mission, values, and goals of YWCA Tulsa.
  • Work effectively with all employees and members of all races, religions, sexes, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and without regard to disability status, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, as well as socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Work on skills that can help communicate his/her point to an audience belonging to a completely different identity and/or background. These differences can be identity-based, geographical, ethical, political, or historical.
  • Openness to engaging conflict in a positive and proactive manner with the goals of finding solutions, producing change, and bringing together opposing parties.
  • Strong commitment to learning, growth, and continuous improvement.
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to travel to multiple class sites.
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • TESL certification required
  • Two years' experience in adult education required
  • Oklahoma or other current teaching certificate a plus
  • Experience teaching Civics and US history and/or naturalization process a plus 
Please complete the online employment application. Email the completed application and resume with "ELL  Instructor" in the subject line to dkeathley@ywcatulsa.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
 

Lifeguard (PT)

YWCA Tulsa is looking for dedicated, indoor, part-time lifeguards.

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard certification required; WSI certification and bilingual in Spanish a plus. We will certify qualified candidates.
  • Hours: 16 hours per week at our East Campus
  • Spanish fluency required

Pay based on experience. Gym membership included. 

Please complete the online employment application. Email the completed application and resume with "Lifeguard" in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


Swim Instructors (PT)

Come be a part of the YWCA Tulsa team as a part-time swim instructor. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification required; bilingual in Spanish preferred. We will certify qualified candidates.

Please print and complete the online employment application and email the completed application and resume with Swim Instructor in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org.


Drop-In Child Care Attendant

Opening for part-time child care attendants for children whose parents are participants in our educational programs. Children range in age from 6 weeks through 8 years. You will provide developmentally-appropriate care, comfort, nurturing and guidance to infants/toddlers in order to enhance their emotional and physical growth as outlined by NAEYC and State Licensing guidelines.

Duties include: Ensure the cleanliness, orderliness, and safety of facility according with health and hygiene standards, including but not limited to the toileting area, toys, cots, sheets, and diaper changing area.

Gym membership included. Schedules may vary including some evening and weekends.

Spanish bilingual required.

Please send resume and application with Drop-In Child Care Attendant in the subject line to administrator@ywcatulsa.org


 

YWCA is committed to:

  • Providing equal employment opportunity to those qualified.
  • Recruiting and hiring people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Learn more about our culture here.