Economic Empowerment Manager
The Economic Empowerment Manager will coordinate a team passionate about assisting marginalized populations towards achieving self-sufficiency through various economic empowerment services. This position will be responsible for the development, implementation, compliance, and completion of all grants and activities related with this department. The department currently consists of the following programs: an Asset Building Program that assists low-income residents in acquiring assets; a Micro-enterprise Development (MED) Program that assists entrepreneurs with business development (a subsidiary entity called the IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity is utilized to provide consumer loans such as credit building, auto loans and career development loans, as well as micro-business loans); a neighborhood business development project; and a financial opportunity model that provides financial coaching and technical assistance.
This role provides leadership for the daily activities and personnel of the department; identifies new grant, partnership, and community interaction opportunities, assists in the development of grant proposals; ensures that reports related to all areas of IRC’s economic empowerment department are completed; implements policies and procedures; supports fundraising and program development. There is also a strong emphasis on employment support services and ongoing teamwork across all IRC programs to support self-sufficiency of clients.
•Develop, implement, and supervise sustainability and planning for all EE programs
•Ensure all goals and objectives are met for each program
•Ensure program staff prepare, edit, and submit reports for each program on a timely manner
•Fundraise and develop new projects and initiatives with the goal of growing the quality, size, and scope of department and IRC services
•Responsible for the recruitment, orientation, and supervision of economic empowerment staff
•Provide leadership, and facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing to develop a cohesive, positive, and productive work environment among all staff
•Develop and supervise program budgets to ensure compliance on stewardship of funds
•Develop and implement operating policies and procedures for each program within the department
•Coordinate with other program managers and IRC staff to ensure efficient delivery of services to clients
•Participate in community coalitions and actively promote IRC programs in the community to increase transparency and expand partner network
•Contribute to broad office-wide conversations and initiatives as a member of the management team
•Comply with all IRC policies, procedures and protocols including adherence to the IRC Way and Child Safeguarding.
•Other related duties as assigned.
•Undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance, Development, Business, or related field preferred.
•At least five years of related professional experience; preferably with refugee services and in a non-profit or social service environment.
•Demonstrated ability in program management and supervising staff.
•Demonstrated understanding of fiscal management and reporting.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to connect with limited-English speakers in a multi-cultural environment.
•Experience working in a multi-cultural, fast-paced, adaptable working environment.
•Sophisticated digital literacy including word processing, database systems, desktop publishing, and PowerPoint. Strong command of excel and budget management preferred.
•Fluency in written and spoken English, bilingual ability preferred in Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, French or other refugee/immigrant language used in Arizona. Cross-cultural understanding and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
•Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy, access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area
•In accordance with Arizona State Law, must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.
Working Environment:Current remote work.Standard office work environment combined with some travel throughout service delivery area.
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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law