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Program Coordinator for Migrant Services

June 07, 2019 - June 21, 2019
Location:Baltimore, MD
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:An excellent benefits package is offered.
Employment Type:Full Time
Office:Baltimore
Description:

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 Coordinator for Migrant Services. Reporting to the Assistant Direct for Migrant Services, the Program Coordinator will provide support to LIRS' expanding programmatic work at the border.

Duties:• Provide support to LIRS' work on the border;
• Develop, update and promote the use of key educational and technical assistance resources;
• Build and deepen relationships with partners, coalitions, and stakeholders;
• Monitor LIRS' programs at the borer;
• Maintain awareness of national trends and key legislation related to the border and to the detention of immigrants in the United States;
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:

Qualifications and Requirements:

• Undergraduate degree in combination with at least 4 years of relevant work experience preferred.
• Experience supporting complex and fast moving programs in a highly volatile environment.
• Experience providing training/technical assistance to service providers or staff.
• In-depth knowledge of the United States immigration system, including relationships with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review.
• Appreciation and respect for Lutheran beliefs and values, church member motivations and sensitivities.
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability and willingness to travel overnight up to 25% of time.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office applications.
• Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred.

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 an 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 June 28, 2019. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

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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