Public Health Job Opportunities

Refugee AmeriCorps PC Job Readiness Specialist

The Refugee Empowerment Center is seeking a full time AmeriCorps member. This Refugee AmeriCorps position will take place at ECDC’s affiliate office, Refugee Empowerment Center (REC), in Omaha, Nebraska. The PC Job Readiness Specialist will support REC’s Preferred Communities (PC) program by helping newly resettled refugees and other eligible individuals gain access to the local job market by providing training and job placement assistance.


Site Description: The Refugee Empowerment Center (REC) is a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is to resettle refugees from around the world, provide programs to assist into their transition, and promote cultural, educational, social and economic development opportunities in their new communities. REC is an affiliate organization of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc.


Program Description: The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. ECDC resettles refugees in 16 affiliate and branch offices throughout the country. ECDC’s Refugee AmeriCorps program places ten AmeriCorps members in ten branch offices and affiliates of ECDC across the country to support the work of local agencies in the areas of economic opportunity and education for newly resettled refugees.

Each full-time member will receive a living allowance, health insurance, vacation time off, on-the-job and other training, and CNCS’s AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,730 upon successful completion of service.

View the full position description below. REC FY 2018 AmeriCorps Position Description


If interested, please send your resume to Marni Newell (, Director of Programs and Compliance at REC.