Program Coordinator for Economic Empowerment

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Mar 19

Position description

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Program Coordinator for Economic Empowerment who will provide support on LIRS economic empowerment initiatives including refugee employment technical assistance (via the Switchboard partnership with IRC), LIRS's Refugee Youth Career Pathways program, and others as needed. S/he will provide and coordinate programmatic support that promotes refugee self-sufficiency and community integration with focuses on resource development, training facilitation and event planning, monitoring and evaluation, and network engagement. 

Duties:• Provide assistance with developing written refugee employment technical assistance resources such as blog posts, toolkits, or reports.
• Facilitate and/or deliver training events such as webinars and in-person training workshops.
• Coordinate logistics and outreach for online or in-person training events. 
• Work with Program Manager for Economic Empowerment to develop a network engagement strategy for assigned programs.
• Track program outcomes and assist with program reporting as needed for assigned programs.
• Assist with monitoring and evaluation for assigned programs. 
• Execute other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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 79-year history, a budget of $58 million per year, and approximately 90 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.


• Undergraduate degree in human services, business, international affairs, or other studies relevant to non-profit workforce development work. 
• A minimum of three (3) years of experience in non-profit social service or workforce development programs
• Experience working with refugee/immigrant employment programs strongly preferred and/or experience living and working abroad; Experience starting a business also a plus. 
• Experience in interpreting contract compliance, developing and delivering training and providing technical assistance to service providers and staff.
• Strong writing skills, with ability to write and edit reports and clearly interpret technical requirements.
• Experience with event planning and training facilitation.
• Ability to establish effective relationships with colleagues and partners.
• Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to details.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, knowledge in database management and other computer applications; Graphic design skills a plus.
• Deep commitment to LIRS' core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
• Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce. 
• Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.

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