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Director, Office for State Partnerships

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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Job Overview:

The IRC RAI Office for State Partnerships (OSP) oversees the Kansas Office for Refugees (KSOR), New Jersey Office for Refugees (NJOR), Texas Office for Refugees West (TXOR West), and the Afghan Support and Investment Program (ASIP) for northern California. In Kansas, IRC functions as the Replacement Designee (RD) and State Refugee Coordinator, managing the administration and delivery of Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), medical screenings, social service programs (RSS), and other ORR-funded programs throughout the state.   In New Jersey, IRC serves as the Replacement Designee for Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee Support Services programs in the state. In Texas, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, which serves as the Replacement Designee for the state, IRC administers RCA and RSS funds through sub-awards to more than ten refugee-serving agencies in west Texas. In California, IRC administers a program that provides direct housing relief to Afghan individuals and families.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Resettlement and Processing within RAI. With a total staff of more than 50 in four states, and a combined budget of more than USD $50 million, the Director is responsible for providing vision and oversight in the administration of these programs in each state, ensuring that all IRC and federal requirements are met and that innovative and sustainable approaches to programming are in place.

Major Responsibilities:

·       Represent the IRC with a variety of federal, state, national, and local stakeholders.

·       Liaise with donors on programmatic and contractual issues.

·       Serve as member of the RAI Senior Management Team and provide OSP updates. Manage relationships with HQ support units on behalf of OSP.

·       Support the design, implementation, and on-going development of programming in OSP states. Ensure coherence and sustainability of programming and the sharing of knowledge within OSP offices, where applicable.

·       In coordination with the Deputy Director, conduct compliance, operational, programmatic, and financial reviews of OSP to ensure that OSP offices comply with IRC standards of professional conduct, donor regulations and PEERs.

·       Ensure that KSOR, NJOR and TXOR West have quality and timely internal systems for administering sub-awards, program reporting, monitoring of service providers, grant closeout. Ensure that ASIP has quality internal systems for managing eligibility determinations, rental disbursements, and program reporting.

·       Provide fiscal oversight in coordination with OSP Directors and HQ finance department.

·       Ensure timely and accurate reporting to donors.

·       Support development and review of annual state plans in Kansas and New Jersey.

·       Ensure that all OSP activities are in compliance with all IRC and donor policies through regular monitoring and evaluation of program activities.

·       Supervise the Directors of the Kansas, New Jersey and Texas West Offices for Refugees, the Director of ASIP and the OSP Deputy Director through weekly meetings.

·       Conduct monthly team meetings with OSP leadership.

·       Inspire, motivate and challenge the team by fostering an environment that supports high quality performance as well as innovative approaches to the design of programs.

·       Provide guidance and support on management issues such as staffing, training and performance.

·       Convene quarterly or semi-annual all convenings of all OSP staff to encourage the exchange of ideas and promising practice.


·       Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

·       7-10+ years relevant experience, including work in the U.S. refugee program.

·       In-depth knowledge of US refugee resettlement and detailed knowledge of core programs.

·       Demonstrated ability to provide vision and oversee implementation of complex programs and processes.

·       Demonstrated ability to promote an organizational culture that reflects IRC’s core values of service, accountability, integrity, and equality.  Ability to lead in a way that recognizes that IRC’s work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives.

·       Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.

·       Proven ability to build and manage teams. Excellent people management skills.

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to effectively represent the IRC externally and to work effectively with colleagues across the organization.

·       Solid organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines.

·       The ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment.

Working Environment:

·       A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.

·       Occasional domestic (non-local) travel required; up to 10%.

·       May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

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.

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles. 


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