Director, Resettlement and Integration

May 13, 2019
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Not specified
Base Salary
Not specified


HIAS seeks a Director, Resettlement and Integration to oversee the project management and effective implementation of all grant funded work in US Programs. S/he supervises four direct reports and a staff of approximately 8 who are subject experts in reception and placement and long term social and economic integration of refugees. This position assures the effective implementation of large (approximately $10 million) and small ($5,000) awards by orchestrating their integration, implementation, and compliance with donor requirements.  His/her expertise must include subject expertise as well as an ability to support U.S. Programs through the change curve delivering tangible and sustainable results within the refugee rights framework with an emphasis on initial resettlement, economic inclusion and social integration of refugees.

The successful candidate should be adept at frequent changes and demands from funders and must be effective in his/her communication across departments within the organization, and most of all, engender the support of a strong staff so that they have the space to excel in their areas of focus. Please be advised the duration of this assignment is through December 31st, 2019; the possibility of an extension is based of funding.            

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the day-to-day implementation of programs, including but not limited to federally funded grants such as Reception & Placement, Matching Grant, Preferred Communities, Micro Enterprise, Individual Development Accounts, and privately-funded grants.
  • Supports the planning, development, and execution of applications for funding, needs assessments, developing program implementation plans, reporting, and policy setting for program activities, in coordination with the Vice President, U.S Programs.
  • Supports strong evaluation across the U.S. Programs cultivating powerful sources of data, develops tools and methodologies to catalyzing data to inform program design, implementation, program outcomes that lead to the successful integration and early self-sufficiency of refugees within the refugee rights framework.
  • Serves as trusted leader, help move U.S. Programs from a transactional to a transformational organization to develop and implement systems supporting HIAS’ affiliate network in providing effective and high-quality R&P services while creating a space for innovation to fulfill the needs of changing populations and other programmatic shifts in new and existing programs.
  • Directly supervises and evaluates direct reports, support their supervision of associates, and provides professional development opportunities that align with staff needs, contractual obligations and programmatic needs.
  • Champions project management disciplines and provides the processes, structures, and tools for individual project management and program management across USP.
  • Assists Vice President, U.S. Programs in new program development; Supports providing critical thinking and influence by helping to link the HIAS refugee rights framework to the resulting USP specific execution plans; provides support and material contributions in development of long range plans involving USP strategy development, resource allocation, work plans, and timelines.
  • Tracks program and system performance through program analyst assessments and performance measures, in coordination with the Grants Management team; identifies human resources needs, makes recommendations towards the re-allotment of resources, reviews job descriptions and executes performance reviews among his/her staff, in coordination with the Grants management team.
  • Ensures that HIAS is represented by U.S. Programs staff at meetings, where appropriate, and relevant to subject grants and programs.
  • Performs other responsibilities, as necessary.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field required and at least 6 years of experience in one or more of the following functions: strategy, project management, or process improvement.
  • At minimum of ten (10) years program management experience, and general familiarity of refugee resettlement or related field; previous supervisory or administrative experience required.
  • Extensive prior experience with federal grants and private foundations and familiarity of with U.S. refugee resettlement programs.
  • Experience working cross-functionally among teams and business group.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding, change-oriented, fast-paced environment; demonstrated experience and success in designing new concepts and moving them to implementation.
  • Demonstrated record of success in managing diverse teams in a changing environment; demonstrated expertise and certifications in Project Management (PMP Certification preferred.)
  • Excellent supervisory and administrative skills; excellent communication skills: ability to develop written resource materials on refugee-related topics for funders and relevant stakeholders.
  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
  • Ability to organize, coach and guide staff; ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints from affiliates, regulatory agencies, or other departments, and to effectively present information to others.
  • Experience with numerical and statistical analysis, and prior grant writing, research, and monitoring preferred; demonstrated experience using data for evidence based decision making.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Full status to work in the United States and willingness to provide employment verification as needed.

About Us:

HIAS is a global Jewish nonprofit organization working across five continents to ensure that refugees and displaced persons are protected. Throughout the United States, we help refugees reunite with families, resettle and become self-sufficient. Guided by our values and history, we help refugees rebuild their lives in safety and security and advocate to ensure that all displaced people are treated with dignity.

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