Associate Director - Children Services

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience.




United States


The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity.  We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life.   To learn more about our work, please visit our website at


USCRI, through a cooperative agreement with Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, manages the Home Study and Post Release Services program for unaccompanied children.  The project provides home assessments and post placement services to children and their sponsors who have recently been reunified. The goal of the program is to assist clients in accessing community resources and ensuring a safe and appropriate placement. Services are provided nationally through ten partners and USCRI sites. The Associate Director will promote the strategic implementation of the program, including responsibility for overall program management and oversight.


  • Supervise and managed Children's Services program staff at headquarters and oversight of case supervision at ten sites;
  • Oversee and manage program deliverables, including monitoring and technical assistance provision, project analysis and reporting, as well as budgeting and financial oversight;
  • Develop and maintain senior-level relationships with current and prospective funders, service providers and the legal community;
  • Identify new program funding opportunities and development of program models and standard operating procedures to meet client needs and funder requirements; 
  • Serve as subject matter expert and raising awareness of vulnerable individuals at the national level with Congress and the Administration as well as at the grass roots level through USCRI's partner agencies and field offices; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. 


  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work or combination of education and equivalent experience; 
  • A minimum of five years relevant experience in unaccompanied immigrant children’s services and understanding of or experience with case management, home assessment, and child welfare;
  • Experience in managing federal grants;
  • Prior experience with project management and coordination, including ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate and build relationships and partnerships with program, field office staff and partners;
  • Experience in policy development and advocacy regarding unaccompanied immigrant children needs and services; 
  • Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment and willingness to respond to urgent situations after normal business hours;
  • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office;  
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred; 
  • Dedication to upholding the rights of trafficking victims, refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and vulnerable or disenfranchised populations; 
  • Must be team-oriented; and
  • Some local and long-distance travel required; 


  • 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; and
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.


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.


Excellent benefits package

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.    Apply for Associate Director - Children Services using the link below:

References will be required at time of the final interview.

No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.