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Program Manager for Matching Grant

March 12, 2019 - March 26, 2019
Location:Baltimore, MD
Benefits:An excellent benefits package is offered.
Employment Type:Full Time


Are you looking for an opportunity to help stabilize newly-resettled migrant and refugees by supporting a national network of affiliates? If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Program Manager for Matching Grant who will be the primary liaison with the Office of Refugee Resettlement Matching Grant program and ensure that this program promotes early self-sufficiency for participants. S/he will accurately coordinate, analyze and report data in regards to the affiliate network and Federal partners. The Program Manager will administer projects that foster self-sufficiency and community integration with focuses on program outcomes improvement and program growth, affiliate relationships, social engagement practices, and knowledge management.


Duties:• Identifying network needs, guiding programs, determining trends, and managing the creation and implementation of standards for job development and site-specific performance improvement plans.
• Managing and ensuring accuracy of Matching Grant enrollment and employment outcomes data to ensure accurate statistical reports.
• Researching, developing, and delivering affiliate training for the affiliate network, including developing resource materials, facilitating peer support, preparing service manuals, and planning and implementing trainings sessions.
• Delivering ongoing program support and technical assistance to affiliates, related to issues of service delivery, documentation, and/or reporting.
• Conducting affiliate site monitoring visits that involve meeting with various stakeholders; reviewing program files; interviewing affiliate staff, refugee families, and community leaders; and reviewing programmatic reports, proposals, financial reports, and statistical information.
• Gathering 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 Excellence models.
• Assisting in the development of program proposals and contract management documents.
• Working closely with affiliates to respond to LIRS and ORR monitoring findings.
Qualifications:• Undergraduate degree in related field required.
• Three years of Matching Grant experience required
• Experience working with refugees, immigrants or limited English speakers.
• Experience in interpreting contract compliance to service providers or staff and experience in managing a national network from a headquarters preferred
• 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.
• Deep commitment to LIRS's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
• Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time and ability to cope in a very fast paced working environment

Organization Summary:

Headquartered in Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, with offices in Washington, DC, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with a 80-year history, a budget of $58 million per year, and approximately 80 headquarters staff.

LIRS is widely-recognized for its expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living within the borders of the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter by COB on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. For more information about LIRS, please visit

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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