International Rescue Committee WARN Senior Program Coordinator in Seattle, Washington
Background: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has 26 offices in the United States and a presence in over 40 countries. The IRC opened an office in Seattle, in 1976 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. The office resettles over 500 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.
Scope: This position leads and coordinates the IRC in Seattle’s WARN (Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network) program’s collaborative efforts and grants management. IRC Seattle is the lead agency, working in cooperation with other agencies, providing comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking, conducting outreach and trainings, provide subject matter expertise to stakeholders, in order to identify victims and increase capacity to serve victims and survivors of human trafficking in Washington State.
Take a leadership role in all WARN program initiatives and grant management responsibilities Represent the vision, mission and goals of the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN), IRC Seattle’s Anti-Trafficking program, with statewide partners engaged in anti-trafficking initiatives in order to increase awareness and identification of victims of human trafficking Educate community groups, service providers, law enforcement, and vulnerable communities on the issue of human trafficking in order to increase awareness and identification of victims Conduct ongoing research in order to maintain a thorough, updated knowledge of major human trafficking cases, laws, regulations, and policies affecting victims of human trafficking in order to provide subject matter expertise to program partners and through outreach activities Analyze new developments in human trafficking trends, laws, and policies and advise task force leadership and program partners Develop training, outreach, and public education materials for general understanding Conduct research into effective communication with specific vulnerable populations in order to educate these populations on human trafficking and identify victims and refer them to services Work collaboratively with a wide range of public and private partners, including community health workers, social service and legal service providers, and local and federal law enforcement agencies to raise awareness and address human trafficking from a multi-disciplinary perspective Take an active role in Washington Advisory Committee on Trafficking working with United States Attorney’s Office, Seattle Police Department, WARN Program Staff, and other key local and federal agencies addressing human trafficking in Washington State Coordinate collaboration, training events, meetings, and collaborative reporting with WashACT partners Coordinate collaborative reporting with Seattle Police Department for DOJ/OVC Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking grant Develop professional opportunities for survivor consultation in human trafficking response Provide training, technical assistance, and support to attorneys and other professionals serving survivors of human trafficking Lead program WARN program partners/sub-grantee organizations in compliance with program goals Monitor WARN program partners/sub-grantee organizations for compliance with programmatic objectives, contracted activities, reporting, and financial documentation Review monthly program reports and collect monthly statistics and developments for evaluation, tracking and reporting purposes and to ensure compliance with funded objectives Develop quarterly and semi-annual reports required by Anti-Trafficking program funders Work closely with IRC Seattle Senior Program Manager and WARN team members and interact with IRC Seattle Executive Director and federal Grant Monitors Recruit and supervise volunteers and interns Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the IRC Seattle and WARN team Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency Other related duties as assigned
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Seattle’s Senior Program Manager Position directly supervises: IRC WARN sub-grantee partners and IRC WARN volunteers
Other Internal and/or external contacts: describe the nature of departments or groups the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
Internal: Development Team, Finance Team, Volunteer Coordinator, WARN Advocate, Intensive Case Management Coordinator, Gender Equity & Family Wellness Coordinator
External: API Chaya, Northwest Justice Project, YouthCare, Seattle Police Department, US Attorney’s Office, Washington Advisory Committee on Trafficking, City of Seattle Human Services Division, Seattle Against Slavery, Washington State Office for Crime Victim Advocacy, Washington State Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons, and additional partners.
Degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience Three plus years of related professional experience in the areas of Human Trafficking; Victims’ Rights; Social Services; Immigration Law; Grant Management; Program Coordination; Grant Compliance; Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration; etc. Experience with immigration law desired In-depth knowledge of human trafficking issues, immigrant rights, labor rights, trends, laws, and regulations and understanding of victim perspectives and needs Program management, leadership, and training experience Experience conducting outreach to diverse populations Fluency in written and spoken Spanish or other relevant languages preferred Public speaking experience and ability to professionally represent the IRC and its Mission Excellent oral and written communication skills Must be detail oriented Experience working with and ability to interact with diverse groups of people Ability to work independently to ensure proactive, quality performance of duties, as well as ability to work as part of a team Computer skills a must, particularly knowledge of Word, Excel, and all Microsoft Office applications, as well as WordPress and social media platforms Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
Reliable personal transportation, valid Driver’s License, clean driving record and insurance required
Position involves some evening and weekend work and travel throughout Washington State Standard office work environment, coupled with travel in and around the service delivery area
For more information on our Seattle Programs please click HERE: www.rescue.org/seattle
Location: US - WA -Seattle
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time