Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Position Summary: Job Overview: The Housing Specialist secures and coordinates the furnishing of safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for newly arriving refugees and provides related logistical support. This position reports to the IRC SLC’s Logistics Coordinator and is part of the resettlement team that provides Reception and Placement (R&P) services for new arrivals. The Housing Specialist will work closely with the team and other community partners to Identify and secure safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for newly arriving refugees in compliance with established program requirements.
Primary Responsibilities: Major Responsibilities:
• Conduct ongoing outreach to current and potential landlords and property managers, building strong working relationships with the goal of increasing access to housing for refugee families and to coordinate client home repair requests as needed. Collaborate effectively with coworkers and partner organizations to support a positive resettlement experience.
• Coordinate logistics of housing set-ups including delivery arrangement of furniture and supplies, facilitating lease signings and renewals, arranging payments, and conducting home safety inspections.
• Implement a high-quality procurement protocol including researching potential new vendors, following appropriate financial and purchasing procedures, and maintaining required documentation.
• Prepare supply list and supplies for all new arrivals and coordinate logistics to deliver them.
• Deliver orientations to clients; may support other pre- and post-arrival activities such as airport pick-ups.
• Satisfy recordkeeping requirements.
• Use personal, insured vehicle and/or public transportation (where available) to travel and transport clients and materials as needed throughout the service delivery area.
• May train and lead the activities of support staff, volunteers, and interns.
• Other duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications: Job Requirements:
Work & Education
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Minimum of 1 year of relevant professional experience required.
• Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations preferred.
Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:
• Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
• Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
• Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
• Superb organization, planning, and logistical skills.
• Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
• Ability to regularly lift ~50 lbs.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research and problem-solving purposes.
• Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.
Working Environment:
• A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
• May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
How to Apply: Through IRC website
Closing Date: 07/10/2021
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Salam Shawky