Job type full-time
Full job description
If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!
The position of assistant director for family reunification provides strong programmatic management, strategic vision, and leadership to a team responsible for the overall implementation, oversight, and quality of the family reunification and safe release support programs being implemented by lirs children servicesThis position is to ensure the effectiveness and quality of all services and programs through monitoring, data management, research, evaluation, supervision, and the development and enhancement of program efficienciesIn close collaboration with the deputy director and director for children services, the assistant director ensures efficiency, communication, and coordination with other internal units to execute work and activities successfully.
In addition, assistant director for family reunification is to maintain and expand effective and efficient services and development of children servicesThis position is responsible for identifying, vetting, and securing new partnerships to expand effective and efficient service delivery in collaboration with lirs and developing partnerships.
For 80 years, lutheran immigration and refugee service (lirs) has offered welcome and hope to more than half a million refugeesSince 1939, lirs has transformed lives, with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the united states-from sea to shining sea.
Lirs is a national organization with a budget of over $88 million per year, and over 100 staff nationwideWidely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the united states, lirs resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.
Lead collaboration efforts and strategic vision for family reunification (fr) and safe release support (srs) programs engaged in service provisions to unaccompanied children and partnersProvide oversight of fr and srs network communication and peer learning throughout the network.
Oversee the placement process ensuring proper coverage, clear procedures, proper placement matching, and prompt distribution of all new cases; and ensure that this is all in the best interest of children.
Provide and oversee that excellent technical support and training are provided to the local partner network.
Develop consistent effective and efficient practices regarding program service delivery and support to partners implementing programs.
Ensure work plan development, internal operating policy and procedures, and compliance with federal obligations.
Meet with federal partners, program partners, and other coalition allies in person or via conference calls to discuss fr and srs programmatic issues.
Significantly contribute to and manage numerous funding reports and proposal submissions, reviewing and editing quarterly, annual and monitoring reports for program services.
Oversee and manage expenditures related to service delivery of fr and sr`s activities; analyze and assist in preparing annual budgets.
Ensure that the program is developing and implementing ongoing quality improvement measures to provide specific and measurable program outcomes that meet and exceed both identified internal benchmarks and the requirements of regulating bodies.
Maintain a close working relationship with the deputy director for children services to ensure coordination, collaboration, and information sharing on major developments, trends, activities, and initiatives are communicated effectively and efficiently.
Provide necessary support and backup for the deputy director for children services.
Analyze office of refugee resettlement (orr) and local policies affecting unaccompanied children to determine their impact on servicesProvide information, analyses, and recommendations both verbally and in writing-to agency leadership, orr, and local partners as needed.
In consultation with the data improvement coordinator, review and oversee quality data management for fr and srs programs for quality and in accordance with orr requirements.
Lead, supervise, and direct staff to meet the objectives of our federal obligations and lirs standards in accordance with external and internal agreementsEducate staff regarding the tasks and skills required to meet objectives as well as motivate and encourage employees to develop their professional skills.
Actively work to develop a team atmosphere within the unit and establish a supportive and productive work environment.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Graduate degree in social work or other behavioral science.
Combined five years` experience and knowledge of child welfare systems, principles, practices, and emerging trends.
Five to seven years` progressive managerial experience with increasing roles and responsibilities in supervision, program management, implementation, and evaluation.
Experience working with refugee and unaccompanied migrant children preferred.
Demonstrated experience in program development, administration, and budget oversight.
Demonstrated ability to develop and manage collaborative partnerships among various systems.
Experience in inter-agency collaboration, development of new partnerships, and creation of working groups.
Demonstrated experience in writing proposals, reports, and documents for mandated reporting.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously.
Cross-cultural or international experience; demonstrable cultural competency skills.
Awareness of legal and political issues related to immigration and child welfare.
Able and willing to travel, at minimum six (6) times annually.
Proficiency in microsoft office applications.
Commitment to lirs`s core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners; commitment to empowering refugees and migrants.
Bilingual in spanish and english strongly preferred
Must pass fbi and ca/n checks
Must be 21 years of age
Must have a valid driver`s license and clean driving record