Community Partnerships Coordinator

International Rescue Committee

Job Overview: The Community Partnerships Coordinator supports the successful integration of immigrants fleeing Ukraine by leading programming that harnesses the power of welcoming communities. This individual will coordinate with IRC staff to lead the program on community outreach, building and maintaining community partnerships and relationships, and acting as a member of the program’s leadership team

Major Responsibilities:

· Refine and implement an effective partnership strategy for the benefit of the IRC clients

· Serve as the primary point of contact at IRC with local Ukrainian/Russian community leaders and organizations

· Develop and maintain necessary community relationships.

· Attend community meetings, meet with local partners and coordinate services with appropriate agencies and organizations.

· Collaborate with IRC colleagues, particularly the Community Engagement Unit to amplify messaging about IRC’s work and how community members can support Ukrainian/Russian immigrant families.

· Increase community engagement through outreach.

· Meet with Slavic community members, deliver presentations, represent IRC at local meetings, and create tools, fact sheets, presentations, and templates.

· Work effectively with all IRC departments to ensure integrated, aligned programming.

· Ensure compliance with case file management and reporting requirements.

· Ensure that all programs meet required grant outcomes, provide high-quality client care, and maintain data and documentation per funder requirements.

  • Maintain internal tracking systems and data collection.
  • Assist with reporting on program objectives and accomplishments.

· Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, trauma-informed care trainings, and fully engages as a member of the team.

· Stay up to date with all U.S. immigration policy changes and developments, as well as local issues relating to immigrants.

· Support the resolution of any issues that may arise.

· Coordinate with colleagues to ensure timely delivery and documentation of services for sponsored families, in accordance with funder guidelines.

· Assist with the collection and distribution of in-kind and monetary donations as needed.

· Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.

· May train and manage others, including staff, volunteers, and interns.

· Other duties as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position reports to: Program Manager

Position directly supervises: N/A

Indirect Reporting: Other internal and/or external contacts: IRC Sacramento Site Director, Senior Wellness and Protection Manager

***Internal:***IRC Employees and program departments across Sacramento

External: The Community Partnerships Coordinator will develop working relationships with Bryte Slavic Church, Spring of Life Family Church, and Revival Slavik Christian Center in addition to governmental agencies and community service providers to promote client referrals and improve client access to developmentally appropriate services. This includes, but is not limited to school providers, health providers, benefits access, housing services, legal services, mental health services, and law enforcement.

Job Requirements:

· BA degree with an emphasis in Social Work, Migration Studies, Public Health, Refugee Studies, Development, Immigration Law, or an equivalent field of study.

· 4+ years of professional experience working with asylum-seeking families, refugees, internally displaced persons, or individuals without status.

· 4+ years of case management and/or victims assistance experience in a social service, non-profit setting.

· 1+ year of professional experience in direct supervision of volunteers, interns, and/or staff

· Previous multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds strongly preferred.

· Thorough understanding of the U.S. immigration system and the rights of immigrants.

· Comfortability collaborating with governmental agencies and community providers.

· Ukrainian/Russian written and verbal communication skills required.

· Strong computer skills required. Prior experience using data and tracking systems strongly preferred.

· Strong ability to multi-task and juggle various competing priorities.

· Attention to detail and ability to organize and track large amounts of information efficiently and accurately.

· Strong partnership building skills.

· Commitment to teamwork and collaboration across all of IRC’s programs.

· Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.

Working Environment: A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities. May require weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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