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Program Manager, Economic Empowerment

Atlanta (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Atlanta (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

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The Program Manager for the IRC in Atlanta’s Economic Empowerment department manages of all aspects of ongoing economic empowerment programs, including Early Employment Programs of Refugee Social Services/Employment and Matching Grant, as well as Asset Building Programs of Career Development, Micro Enterprise, and the Individual Development Account Program (IDA), and supports the establishment of additional programming.The Program Manager develops and monitor annual and strategic plans for the department, ensures program goals are met, supervises and supports staff, identifies and secures grants to sustain and grow economic programs, and ensures reporting, compliance, and budgeting requirements are satisfied through oversight of team members and activities.Reports to:Deputy Director.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Design and Management:

•Plan for the overall department and its programs in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.

•Ensure all programmatic, contractual, and donor requirements and IRC standards of care are met

•With input from the Deputy Director and program staff, establish and implement annual and long-term goals and objectives to successfully achieve outcomes related to Economic Empowerment

•Monitor program goals and take appropriate intervening action to ensure contractual compliance and goal attainment

•Ensure the design and implementation of a department-wide evaluation framework to assess the strengths and areas of needed improvement for each programmatic area

•Guarantee accurate and timely financial and client-related recordkeeping throughout the department, including the use of ETO, IRIS and RDC systems

•Ensure oversight and monitoring of case files for proper file documentation.

•In coordination with the Finance team, develop and monitor department, program, and grant budgets

•Other duties as assigned

People Management

•Supervise, coach, and support the development of Economic Empowerment program team members.

•Provide career development and learning opportunities to Economic Empowerment staff to build the service delivery leadership strengths of all within the department.

Resource Development and Partnership Development:

•Develop new and sustainable initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization

•Develop funding proposals for the department’s programs to ensure the continuous delivery of services

•Sustain and grow partnerships with the local business community and other strategic partners to maximize their coordination, cooperation, and support.

•Represent Economic Empowerment in the community and to potential funders, serving as a resource to those seeking information about program activities

Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

•4 or more years of progressive experience in nonprofit program development and management

•Grant writing experience

•People management experience

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

•Familiarity with the job market in Atlanta, with an understanding of Economic Empowerment programs that build economic self-sufficiency, personal financial assets and financial literacy

•Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; Bi-lingual abilities in a refugee language helpful

•Superior time management and organizational skills

•Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team leader and team member in a cross-cultural environment.

•Computer literacy required.

•Must have access to reliable transportation and maintain valid driver’s license and insurance coverage


•Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in social work, international relations, or other relevant field; graduate degree preferred

Working Environment:

•Standard office work environment with occasional travel within the service delivery area

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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