Community Sponsorship Coordinator

at International Rescue Committee
Published August 28, 2022
Location Wichita, KS, United States of America
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Job Overview:


The Community Sponsorship Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing a shared community co-sponsorship model for humanitarian entrant populations, including refugees, asylum seekers, asylees and others. The Coordinator will build, implement, and refine IRC’s local Community Sponsorship programming in accordance with current and emerging best practices, collaborating closely with all stakeholders for the benefit of IRC clients and communities and ensuring compliance with required activities.


Major Responsibilities:


Outreach and Community Education


Reach out to and educate community groups, faith-based organizations, and businesses about community sponsorship and its benefits, for both sponsors and the populations served, through presentations, newsletters, social media, and direct outreach

Coordinate and facilitate outreach events

Advocate for and promote awareness of refugee populations to promote community acceptance

Represent IRC and CWS in co-sponsorship forums as necessary



Recruit and train community sponsorship groups (co-sponsors) and facilitate appropriate matches with newly arrived refugee families and individuals. Conduct necessary screening for co-sponsors and develop a process for matching co-sponsors to families/individuals

Ensure co-sponsors and those served have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities within the program; provide ongoing clarification as needed

  • Develop and facilitate co-sponsorship training opportunities, including racial equity and diversity training to be provided to community groups.


  • Work with existing community sponsorship groups to identify best practices for training.


Ensure provision of all core reception and placement services in accordance with the cooperative agreement in close collaboration with the co-sponsor group and IRC and partner agency colleagues. This may include providing services directly if co-sponsors are unavailable or as otherwise required by the cooperative agreement

Ensure that all electronic and hard case files and databases are maintained accurately and timely, in accordance with program requirements

Assess and monitor client progress to support their attainment of established goals, to address challenges, and to ensure that available resources are utilized.

Keep detailed records and manage data for tracking goals and grant reporting purposes to ensure that grant requirements are met and program activities are compliant and allowable

Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and participant feedback to improve outcomes

Ensure provision of appropriate interpretation

Program Design


Contextualize the local program design in accordance with general best practices and donor requirements and through engagement with the broader sponsorship ecosystem

Support frequent and effective communication across staff of two resettlement agencies and co-sponsor groups

Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:


  • Combination of education and experience normally represented by a bachelor’s degree in social work or human service field


  • Minimum of three years of related, progressively responsible professional experience


  • Minimum of two years of experience working with diverse clients in a non-profit setting; previous experience working with refugees preferred


  • Experience in project or program management, including experience meeting deadlines, maintaining case files, and completing timely reporting


  • Comfort with establishing relationships and collaborating with national organizations and businesses


  • Ability to work effectively in an environment that is multi-cultural and multi-lingual; experience using interpreters desired


  • Highly effective communication skills, demonstrating strong partnership skills, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness


  • Highly adaptable and flexible self-starter with ability to work independently as well as collaborate with others, juggle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a demanding work environment


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


  • Fluency in English; written and spoken


Working Environment:**


  • Standard office working environment with regular local travel within the service delivery area


May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.


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