Job posted by: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
Posted on: January 28, 2014
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
STATUS: Exempt, Full Time
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a director for its Vermont refugee resettlement field office. This field office operates a refugee resettlement program and employment program for refugees, asylees and victims of trafficking, as well as immigration counseling, interpretation/translation services, community education programs and English language training.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the field office, including programs of refugee resettlement & employment, immigration services and adjustment, integration of newcomers and proposal writing. The position is responsible for developing and managing programs in coordination with local community-based organizations. Funding for the programs of the field office is primarily from the Department of State (PRM), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-ORR), private foundations and local fundraising as well as other funding through the USCRI national office. The director will have budget and fundraising responsibilities and reports to the USCRI national office.
Strong and significant experience in program management, proposal writing and implementation is required. Demonstrated leadership, fundraising skills and the ability to engender community support are important. The Director must have sound judgment, knowledge, curiosity, creativity, integrity, and dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people.
A degree in social work or a related field is desirable and/or relevant experience in social services or employment programs is desirable. Familiarity with international refugee/immigrant/human rights issues and domestic resettlement programs and trends are essential. Demonstrated experience in refugee work overseas and/or domestic resettlement is a plus. Strong writing and computer skills are essential. Foreign language ability is highly desirable.
JOB SITE LOCATION:
462 Hegeman Avenue, Colchester, VT and in resettlement communities in Vermont.
Please submit via email a resume that includes salary history with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Human Resources at email@example.com with your name and the position in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an employment interview. References will be required at time of interview.
No telephone calls please.
Position will remain open until filled.
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.