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Family Reunification Specialist

Silver Spring

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Silver Spring
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: Closed


The Family Reunification Specialist coordinates the completion and submission of family reunification applications. The Specialist identifies current clients eligible to file such applications and conducts community outreach to advertise the programs. The Specialist works with clients to prepare and submit applications to Headquarters. The position reports to the R&P Casework Supervisor.

Major Responsibilities

§Participate in training webinars hosted by IRC headquarters on family reunification programs of focus, including Lautenberg applications and/or P3 AORs and/or P2 AORs.

§Communicate program eligibility and requirements to clients; collect documentation from clients in order to complete applications on their behalf.

§Complete applications in the IRIS database; monitor database for updates and corrections needed; communicate with IRC headquarters staff on any questions or corrections needed.

§Track applications in order to respond to client inquiries after submission.

§Other R&P duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

§1-2+ years of experience in refugee resettlement or immigration field strongly preferred; knowledge of the US resettlement program and family reunification pathways preferred.

§Computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe required; familiarity with IRIS a plus.

§Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.

§Solid diplomatic and networking skills; ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships.

§Multi-cultural sensitivity and ability to work as a member of a team.

§Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines; strong attention to detail.

§Fluency in English required.

§Spanish, Dari or Pashto speaking and reading ability required.

Working Environment:  

§A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and “field” time in and around the service delivery area.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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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