Assistant Director for Community Integration – Matching Grant
|Salary Range:||Grade 22|
|Benefits:||An excellent benefit package is offered|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Description:||The Assistant Director for Community Integration - Matching Grant manages and evaluates affiliate programs and monitors progress and compliance with the government programs, and LIRS standards through site visits, technical assistance, and programmatic support. S/he is the primary liaison with the Office of Refugee Resettlement Matching Grant program and ensures that this program promotes early self-sufficiency for participants. S/he accurately coordinates, analyzes and reports data in regards to the affiliate network and Federal partners. S/he administers projects that foster self-sufficiency and community integration with focuses on program leadership and management, affiliate relationships, social engagement practices, and knowledge management.|
- Identify network needs, guide programs, determine trends, and manage the creation and implementation of standards for job development, site specific Performance Improvement Plans and the raising of site specific required match. Manage and ensure accuracy of Matching Grant enrollment and employment outcomes data to ensure accurate statistical reports.
- Research, develop and deliver on-going program support and technical assistance to affiliates related to issues of service delivery, documentation, and/or reporting.
- Extensively plan, coordinate and conduct affiliate site monitoring visits that involve meeting with various stakeholders; reviewing program files; interview affiliate staff, refugee families, and community leaders; and reviewing programmatic reports, proposals, financial reports, and statistical information. Gather overall understanding and assessment of the resettlement environment as well as identifying areas of strength, best practices, and challenges as LIRS shifts towards the Welcoming Communities and Standards of Excellent models. Develop site visit reports and recommendations and provide on-going program support and technical assistance on affiliates' and LIRS action plans related to issues of service delivery, documentation, and/or reporting in consultation with PRM and ORR.
- Research, develop, and deliver affiliate training for the affiliate network; including developing resource materials, facilitating peer support, preparation of service manuals, and planning and implementing trainings sessions for LIRS national conferences, regional trainings, new Regional Consultant trainings, and other program specific trainings.
- Develop trimester and annual Matching Grant reports to be given to ORR
- Assist in the development of program proposals and contract management documents.
- Assist in the development and improvement of IRIS by giving input and testing the database to ensure components meet LIRS and affiliate needs and satisfy reporting requirements. Coordinate with the federal partners, LIRS IT support, EMM development staff, and affiliate network.
- Work closely with affiliates to respond to PRM/ORR's monitoring findings. Respond to service complaints that come directly from affiliates' clients and those that are channeled through PRM/ORR.
- Engagement in ongoing professional development.
- Engagement in agency -wide activities and initiatives including all-staff meetings, working groups or task forces and implementation of strategic initiatives.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Deep commitment to LIRS's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
Three years of program management and/or contract management experience; experience with Matching Grant or Refugee Resettlement preferred.
Experience working with refugees, immigrants or limited English speakers.
Experience in interpreting contract compliance to service providers or staff.
Ability to analyze and interpret data.
Experience in developing and providing training and technical assistance to service providers or staff.
Knowledge and sensitivity of cross cultural issues.
Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, knowledge in database management and other computer applications.
Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce.
Appreciation and respect for Lutheran beliefs and values, church member motivations and sensitivities.
Ability and willingness to travel 15% of the time.
No phone calls please
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