Details: Salary commensurate with experience
he U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), is a non-governmental, not-for-profit international organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in migration by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life. For over 100 years, we have shaped history with the belief that immigrants strengthen our communities, economy and social fabric through freedom, hard work, and family unity.
The Outreach Coordinator will support the Trafficking Awareness and Prevention (TAPS) program, funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The TAPS Program works to ensure comprehensive services are available to all victims of human trafficking in the state of Iowa by strengthening the capacity of experienced providers to fully meet the needs of human trafficking victims and helping them achieve their goals.
Role and Responsibilities
- Support the management of a major federal grant by implementing the project in the field.
- Join and actively participate in outreach and partnership activities throughout the greater Des Moines area.
- Help build and maintain a network of providers to victims of human trafficking including medical providers, housing stakeholders, law enforcement, and basic needs providers.
- Coordinate the recruiting of participants and oversee the intake and eligibility process.
- Facilitate and coordinate training and technical assistance to service providers and community members.
- Led data collection efforts and support evaluation activities and action research activities.
- Monitor and report on program progress.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree preferred in communications, social work or a related field from an accredited institution preferred.
- Experience providing relief services to victims of human trafficking and/or resettlement services domestically to refugees, asylees, and other at-risk groups preferred.
- Extensive experience with capacity building efforts through partnership building, coalition work, community mobilization, or training facilitation preferred.
- Extensive experience with program monitoring and evaluation.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to organize, prioritize and work independently, as well as in collaboration with others to meet competing deadlines are required.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and database programs.
- Bilingual/multilingual ability is preferred .
- Dedication to the rights of victims of trafficking, refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and displaced persons.
- Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
- Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
- Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.
Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your application.
References will be required at the time of the final interview.
No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partnership status, marital status, physical or mental disability, AIDS/HIV status, age, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Minimum Education Required