Missouri Resource Coordinator

Kansas City, Missouri
MO-ORA
09/07/2021
MO-ORA
Depends on Experience 
Full Time
Standard

Missouri Office of Refugee Administration (MO-ORA) is seeking a full-time staff member located in Kansas City, Missouri to develop resources for refugee resettlement agencies across the state.


Duties:

  • Assist in the coordination of local community resources
  • Liaise with local governments to support resettlement within communities
  • Develop statewide and local resource mapping
  • Develop community relationships for the benefit of local agencies in Western MO
  • Coordinate cross-state relationships with organizations in Kansas for the benefit of refugees in both Kansas and Missouri
  • Be responsive to requests for assistance from local resettlement agencies in Western MO
  • Participate in community activities benefiting refugees in the area
  • Participate in monitoring local agencies in Kansas City
  • Troubleshoot local refugee issues in Western MO
  • Provide programmatic oversight for RSS, set-asides and RCA when needed
  • Engage with RSI sub-contractors and DESE staff in Kansas City for the benefit of RSI programs and students
  • Liaising with funders and subcontractors in areas dealing with quality assurance
  • Training staff at LRAs on programming, changes, best practices and efficiency
  • Providing technical assistance and training to LRA staff
  • Assisting in evaluating Western Missouri programming and suggest changes to program design and structure
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, annual, and as needed reports as requested Promoting coordination and planning among refugee service providers and resettlement agencies to ensure the most effective provision of service to refugees
  • Performing other related duties and activities as appropriate
     

Qualifications

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree with at least one year of relevant work experience required or equivalent; prefer experience working in refugee services field or in public benefits program


Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to interpret and adhere to established policies and procedures; effective interpersonal and communication skills; proficient with Microsoft Office applications, internet research and a high comfort level in working with computer systems; must exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the public, and in giving and obtaining information; must have knowledge of and the ability to adhere to confidentiality standards; must be able to focus on details and ensure accuracy in reporting and giving information; must be cordial in working under pressure and/or meeting deadlines; ability to follow tasks through to completion; must be able to work well both independently as well as part of a team; must have a valid driver's license and the ability to travel out of town as needed; knowledge of the field of refugee resettlement

Position will remain open until filled.

Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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