Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide leadership, development support and supervision to direct service staff by leading team meetings; providing individual supervision, coaching and goal-setting; managing workload and prioritizing tasks; and helping staff troubleshoot challenges. - Ensure compliance of self and employment team with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency and funders - Determine employment program eligibility and assign cases to the corresponding appropriate employment specialists
- Ensure all programs fulfill funder and agency requirements for documentation, case files, data tracking and other areas of administrative compliance. - Coordinate quality assurance efforts by conducting periodic case file and electronic data reviews in partnership and determine file changes to be made - Monitor progress towards programmatic performance requirements and encourage the employment team towards these goals. This includes program implementation, oversight, monitoring and evaluation for all grants in the portfolio. - Produce high-quality program reports in a timely manner. This includes completing or overseeing staff completion various reports to IRC headquarters and funders. - Assist in grant writing activities, as the opportunities arise.
- Actively participate and oversee the implementation and management of the employment programs to ensure all program requirements and IRC standards of care are met. - Track enrolled clients utilizing the ETO and IRIS systems to ensure all employment services are provided in a timely manner and properly documented. - Maintain close communication with employment staff regarding challenging cases and carry out timely, professional interventions to ensure appropriate service delivery. - Identify opportunities to advance gender equality with a focus on increasing employability access for women participants. - Develop and cultivate long term relationships with area employers in order to identify appropriate employment opportunities for clients. - Use personal vehicle as a mode of transport for both self and clients to various job responsibilities in and around the service delivery area.
- Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and other duties as assigned. - Work as part of a team to provide comprehensive strength-based services to IRC clients through coordination of cases and effective communication between team members and departments. - Represent the IRC Employment program at various meetings with regional partners, state funders, and IRC headquarters personnel - Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency.
- Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Human Services or a related field of study. - Minimum three years of experience securing employment opportunities for clients, either in domestic refugee resettlement, other workforce development fields or closely related social service delivery. - At least one year of staff supervisory experience - Experience in a not-for profit or human service agency environment preferred. - Highly organized self-starter with demonstrated success in managing multiple priorities and delivering quantifiable results under pressure, with tight deadlines, and in a fast-paced environment. - Excellent program and staff management skills: experience developing, leading, implementing and monitoring projects or programs in nonprofit or community-based organizations. Strong ability to coach staff and take initiative. - Proven negotiation, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, especially in a multi-cultural environment. - Must be mission and outcome driven, self-confidence, and commitment to client success. - Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and strong keyboarding skills. ETO database familiarity strongly preferred. - Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English. - Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area
Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.
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.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
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 $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), 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.