**Job Overview:**Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading non-profit, non-sectarian organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services and defense of refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. Staff and volunteers provide shelter, medical and public health assistance, education, training and income-generating programs for refugees in nearly 30 countries. IRC also helps refugees resettle in the United States. IRC field offices across the United States ensure that new arrivals have food, shelter and clothing. IRC staff work with refugees to help them become self-reliant through English classes, job training and placement services, and participation in community activities. Committed to human dignity and self-reliance, the IRC is a beacon of hope and renewal for those who have taken flight in search of freedom.
The AOR Remote Coordinator – Family Reunification will assist offices in filing AOR Relationship Affidavits. The position will do this by meeting remotely with qualified individuals to complete the AORs. The position will focus on/prioritize filing Lautenberg applications for Ukrainians, but will also file on behalf of all other qualified individuals. The position is overseen by the Senior Program Officer – Family Reunification and under his direction will support all facets of the family reunification process. The position will also support the launch of the remote AOR filing project via support messaging, kick-off meetings with offices and follow-up meetings as required. The position is fixed term for a period of one year.
- Complete AORs remotely with qualified Ukrainians for the FSU Lautenberg program on behalf of the IRC offices.
- Remotely complete Affidavits of Relationship (AOR) with individuals eligible for other family reunification programs on behalf of IRC offices.
- Support IRC Field Offices with specific AOR outreach on an occasional basis/as needed.
- Develop, review and maintain AOR filing SOPs remotely.
- Maintain up-to-date subject matter expertise in all AOR processing areas, including the Central American Minor Program, P-3 Program and Lautenberg Program.
- Maintain a high level understanding of IRIS and electronically file AORs for all programs.
- Perform AOR verification for Lautenberg, CAM and P-3 programs as required.
- Support all family reunification related projects and processes as required.
- Other ad hoc projects assigned by OPS-Family Reunification or Treatment Manager.
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree a plus.
- 2-4 years of experience in the field of refugee resettlement or immigration, preferably with specific family reunification experience.
- Communication and remote work experience.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills: ability to work with colleagues in English and Russian/Ukrainian is required.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, manage time effectively and meet deadlines; exceptional attention to detail.
- Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment; ability to continuously learn and adapt to process changes as needed.
Demonstrated skills and competencies:
- Demonstrated knowledge of US refugee resettlement programs.
- Demonstrated knowledge of family reunification processes and procedures.
- Demonstrated proficiency with databases, MS Excel and evidence-based decision making.
Desired experience and skills:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
- Ability to communicate in Ukrainian strongly preferred. Russian is also acceptable.
- Strong organizational and time management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time.
- Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
- Very good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
- Ability to manage others and manage change proactively and positively.
- This position is remote based.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements: Consistent with IRC’s obligation to provide and maintain a workplace free from known hazards and our commitment to protect the health of our employees, customers and communities, IRC requires new employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-service or hybrid position. All IRC offices in the United States require full vaccination to attend all office functions (eg meetings, trainings).
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness: The IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusiveness. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. We will ensure that people with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations to participate in the application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other employment-related benefits and privileges. Please contact us to request accommodation.
American Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US statutory holidays, 20-25 paid vacation days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, health care dental starting at $7 per month and vision starting at $5 per month. , FSA for health care and transportation costs, a 403b retirement savings plan with immediately vested consideration, disability and life insurance, and an employee assistance program that is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of mental health crisis and struggles.
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