Afghan Program Services Coordinator

Kansas City, MO
United States

Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $41,000 To $43,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Some Travel

Job Description
Office of Refugee Administration (MO-ORA) is seeking a full-time staff
member located in Kansas City, Missouri to develop housing and community
sponsorship resources across the state.
Develop and maintain contacts with housing staff at National & local resettlement agenciesTrack clients needing placement/placed throughout the stateDevelop innovative long-term housing options beyond traditional rentalsIntervene in areas of the state where housing access and availability is becoming a concernParticipate in national and local-level workgroups to identify solutions to emergency housing needs.Coordinate with federal, state, and local emergency management
officials and/or other entities, such as housing rental companies, to
secure short-term housing to support initial resettlement.Collaborate with local resettlement agencies to ensure that their clients' immediate housing needs are being met.Identify emergency housing assistance through other federal, state,
or locally-funded programs to supplement gaps in cash assistance and
housing costs. States should be cognizant of implications for their
clients' eligibility for other public assistance programs should
emergency housing assistance count as income.Engage with a variety of stakeholders and housing advocates to
build relationships and identify options that may lead to increased
housing supply over time.Identify innovative models in securing affordable housing suitable
to the needs of Afghan arrivals, such as working with housing developers
with available units and other partners that focus on housing
solutions.Monitor local resettlement agencies' housing activities
Community Sponsorships:
Coordinate with local resettlement agencies on their community sponsorship effortsProvide outreach materials to link local resettlement agencies and potential community sponsorsDevelop training materials for community sponsorsEngage with national community sponsorship effortsCreate community sponsorship manual for the stateIdentify and implement innovative community sponsorship models for MissouriOther:
Operate out of Kansas City, MOCommunicate with local resettlement agencies and others on issues involving housing and legal servicesParticipate in task forces, advocacy groups on the national, state and local levels where appropriateParticipate in community activities around housing/legal servicesPresent information to groups on refugee housing/legal servicesDevelop and track specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART)

annual program outcomes for all activities.Develop written procedures around the servicesPerforming other related duties and activities as appropriate
Position will remain open until filled.
Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
mandates that all employees and volunteers have proof of current COVID
vaccination with allowances for disability and religious exemptions
Full-time salaried position with benefits. EEO/AA

Job Requirements

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree with at least one year of relevant work
experience required or equivalent; prefer experience working in refugee services field or
in public benefits program

ยท Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to interpret and adhere to established policies and
procedures; effective interpersonal and communication skills; proficient with Microsoft
Office applications, internet research and a high comfort level in working with computer
systems; must exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the public, and
in giving and obtaining information; must have knowledge of and the ability to adhere to
confidentiality standards; must be able to focus on details and ensure accuracy in
reporting and giving information; must be cordial in working under pressure and/or
meeting deadlines; ability to follow tasks through to completion; must be able to work
well both independently as well as part of a team; must have a valid driver's license and
the ability to travel out of town as needed; knowledge of the field of refugee resettlement