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POSITION:   Director of Des Moines Field Office
SALARY:     Commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package.
STATUS:      Exempt, Full Time

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, seeks a director for its Des Moines, IA refugee resettlement field office.  USCRI’s Des Moines field office operates a refugee resettlement program and employment program for refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking. Funding for resettlement and related programs comes primarily from the Department of State (PRM), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-ORR), state grants, private foundations, local fundraising, and other funding through USCRI’s Headquarters office. 

The Director is responsible for the overall management of refugee resettlement programs and supervision of the field office staff.  She/he will develop and manage programs, in coordination with community-based organizations, to help refugees and other eligible newcomers achieve self-sufficiency, as they begin their lives in Iowa.  The Director is responsible for all field office operations including budget development, grant-writing, fundraising, resource allocations, and personnel actions. This position reports to USCRI’s Headquarters office.

Strong and significant experience in program management, proposal writing, and implementation is required.
Demonstrated leadership skills including training, team-building, and supervision, fundraising skills and the ability to build relationships and engender community support are important.  The Director must have sound judgment, knowledge, curiosity, creativity, and integrity..

A Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Business Administration, Social Work, or other related fields is required.  Strong written and verbal communications skills are critical and computer skills are essential.  Relevant experience in social services or employment programs is desirable.  Demonstrated experience in refugee work overseas and/or domestic resettlement and dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people is a plus.

Work will primarily be performed at:

601 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Travel to outside locations up to 50% is required

• Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
• Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
• Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.

Please submit via email a resume that includes salary history with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Human Resources at with your name and the position in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an employment interview. References will be required at time of interview.

No telephone calls please.

Position will remain open until filled.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.

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