Community Engagement Coordinator

at International Rescue Committee
Published August 7, 2022
Location Tallahassee, FL, United States of America
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Job Overview:

 

The Community Engagement Coordinator supports the successful integration of refugees, asylees, and other immigrants by leading programming that harnesses the power of welcoming communities. They collaborate with IRC staff to determine needs, coordinate community outreach, build effective relationships, and connect clients with community-based resources.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Refine and implement an effective local community engagement strategy for the benefit of the community and IRC’s clients. Community engagement includes general support of IRC’s mission and clients, financial and in-kind donations, and co-sponsorship of IRC clients by community-based groups, including but not limited to businesses, civil society, and faith-based organizations.

Collaborate with IRC colleagues to amplify messaging about IRC’s work and how community members can support refugee and immigrant families.

Increase community engagement through outreach. Meet with community members, deliver presentations, represent IRC at local meetings, and create tools, fact sheets, presentations, and templates.

Plan and implement events and opportunities that foster deeper connections between newcomers and volunteers.

Recruit, screen, interview, and train volunteers. Serve as the primary point of contact at IRC with local community members and groups. Provide initial orientation to community sponsorship participants and assist throughout the process by providing ongoing training and support to volunteers and groups. Support the resolution of any issues that may arise.

Coordinate with colleagues to ensure timely delivery and documentation of services for sponsored families, in accordance with funder guidelines.

Assist with the collection and distribution of in-kind and monetary donations as needed.

Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.

May train and manage others, including staff, volunteers, and interns.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.

2-3 years of related professional experience.

Prior volunteer or professional experience in community development or volunteer coordination strongly preferred.

Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.

Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.

Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.

Self-direction and initiative, when needed, to take the lead and to follow through to completion.

Fluent in English, both spoken and written; ability to communicate in Dari and Pashto is desired.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.

Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.

Working Environment:

 

A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.

May require weekend and/or evening work.

 

Interested candidates can send their CVs

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