Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S.; IRC provides assistance to refugees resettling here through 27 offices operating in 16 states. IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Salt Lake City opened it office in 1994, and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees.
The Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Program is a new program being implemented at the International Rescue Committee to assist individuals from Afghanistan who are arriving in the United States. Under the direction of the Development Coordinator, the Development Operations Assistant will work in support of the IRC in Salt Lake City’s development team, assisting in response to increased inquiries of support for Afghan families arriving to Utah. The Development Operations Assistant will support and assist with day-to-day resource development operations, including in-kind donations management and logistics, tracking in-kind donation distributions in Integra, maintain updated records in Salesforce for both in-kind donors and volunteers, support formal inventory management systems, and contribute to operations at off-site storage spaces. The Development Operations Assistant will provide critical supports through a high volume period, ensuring the IRC in Salt Lake City remains responsive to supporter inquiries and the needs of the people we serve.
•Receive, track and maintain in-kind donations from individual donors as well as local businesses, churches, civic groups, etc.
•Ensure timely processing of in-kind donation receipts for supporters and distribution records for all items provided to beneficiary families.
•Assist with timely donor inquiry responses, including over the phone, via email and in-person.
•Assist with management of daily in-kind donation operations and inventory, including on-site and off-site storage areas, restocking on-site goods for distribution, and potential direct deliveries.
•Support formal inventory management efforts of key items through Integra and external partners.
•Supervise volunteers/volunteer groups to accomplish in-kind donation logistics.
•Support planning and execution of large-scale events, including the holiday gift drive, directly benefitting the families we serve.
•Support efforts to maintain accurate, up-to-date electronic and paper records for in-kind and monetary contributions, including completion of donor acknowledgements and maintaining donor records in Salesforce.
•Support efforts to remain responsive to all community inquiries concerning volunteer opportunities, including over the phone, via email and in-person.
•Help maintain updated volunteer records and volunteer processing in Salesforce, including all needed documentation, monthly volunteer timesheets, proof of vaccinations, etc.
•Participate as a member of the IRC in Salt Lake City’s Speakers Bureau, including attending community tabling and speaking events.
•Maintain professionalism, customer service, and IRC Way ideals when working with the community.
•Participate in development team meetings, weekly staff meetings, and national skills building trainings, calls, and communities of practice.
•Support general office logistics, such as office support and front desk, as applicable and feasible.
•Other duties as assigned.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Position Reports to: Development Officer
Position directly supervises: None
Indirect Reporting: None
Other Internal and/or external contacts: Resource development team, program staff, community supporters.