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Assistant Director for Integration

January 13, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Location:Baltimore, MD
Benefits:Excellent Benefit Package Offered
Employment Type:Full Time

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Reporting to the Director for Refugee Services, the Assistant Director for Integration provides leadership to a team responsible for the overall implementation, oversight, and quality of grants and national programs focused on fostering connections to community programs and projects that support long-term self- sufficiency and integration of refugees and migrants. The Assistant Director for Integration will develop new programs and oversee existing programs. The Assistant Director for Integration will establish a vision for, and provide oversight of, the Integration sub-unit staff and programs.

  • Lead the continued growth of LIRS' integration work, including through close collaboration with funders and donors.
  • Supervise the managers of at least five (5) programs and ensure that programs are being implemented according to funding agreements, terms and conditions, and in accordance with LIRS standards and expectations.
  • Ensure that programs are developing and implementing ongoing quality improvement measures, including monitoring activities where applicable, in order to deliver program outcomes.
  • Contribute to and manage reports to funders and grant proposal submissions; review and edit monitoring reports and quarterly/semi-annual program reports.
  • Provide oversight of technical assistance, training, and overall support provided to the affiliate partner network, and ensure that these are relevant and meet the audience/s needs.
  • Monitor and manage relevant budgetary functions in collaboration with the Director for Refugee Services and finance staff; consult with related program staff to ensure adequate resources for development, implementation, and evaluation of integration programs. Assist in preparing annual budgets.
  • Continually engage partner agencies, through conference calls and site visits, to maintain strong working relationships and evaluate partner and community needs as well as capacity.
  • Meet with federal partners, program affiliate partners, and other related stakeholders in person or via conference calls to discuss issues, share best practices, and collaborate on identifying solutions to challenges related to long-term integration of newcomers.

  • Bachelor's degree in related field. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in non-profit management, immigration and social services programs.
  • Four (4) years progressive managerial experience with increasing roles and responsibilities related to program development, management, evaluation, and supervision.
  • Experience in administering and overseeing grants, including proposal development, contract and cooperative agreement compliance, reporting, and budget oversight.
  • Experience in developing and providing support, technical assistance, and content-related training to local sub-grantees, service providers, and/or internal staff.
  • Ability to evaluate data to identify trends and foresee programmatic implications.
  • Experience in developing, executing, and evaluating new programs.
  • Proven ability to be creative and very flexible in a fast paced working environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact well with all levels of various systems, stakeholders, and staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, knowledge in database management, and other computer applications.
  • Deep commitment to LIRS' core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 15% of time.

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 $45 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.

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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