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Program Associate, Pre-Arrival (Afghan Placement &

Company: HIAS Inc
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY:HIAS seeks a Program Associate, Pre-Arrival (Afghan Placement & Assistance) to work closely with the State Department, HIAS affiliates across the country, U.S. national Resettlement Agencies (RAs) and other stakeholders to serve new arrivals to the United States through the Afghan Parolee Assistance (APA) Program. They are involved in all aspects of pre-arrival case processing for this population, which may include facilitation of case placement and assurance, case transfers and refugee travel. This position will also assist with final reconciliation of data for the end of the program.Note, this is a full-time, temporary position that starts ASAP and ends on September 30, 2022. This position is based at our offices in Silver Spring, Maryland or New York, New York.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs all functions necessary for processing of parolee cases and coordination of APA data between the State Department, HIAS and affiliates across the country.
  • Leads allocation and placement of APA cases across the network, in coordination with the Associate Director, Pre-Arrival.
  • Coordinates with other team members for APA-specific assurance processing, case transfers between affiliates and with other RAs, and travel.
  • Provides all relevant information and documentation on specific parolees, including medical information and travel information as needed/available, to sponsoring affiliates.
  • Assists with client documentation issues specific to Afghan parolees.
  • Provides technical assistance to affiliates regarding the APA Program.
  • Back-up for processing of walk-in requests for APA benefits from parolees at HIAS affiliated agencies.
  • Provides support for APA or other resettlement activities as needed.QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
    • Undergraduate degree.
    • 2-3 years of work experience, with preference for experience in an operations support role.
    • Familiarity and experience with the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program preferred; additional familiarity with the APA Program is an asset.
    • Ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to details and accuracy.
    • Ability to work independently with the flexibility to adapt to the needs of the team.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required; intermediate level or higher Microsoft Excel skills strongly preferred.HIRING PROCESS:We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here's a snapshot of our hiring process:Step 1: Submit your application!Step 2: Phone screen with a HIAS recruiter.Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager.Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS employees.Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening.Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.ABOUT US: Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts and history of the Jewish people—a history of oppression, displacement and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive. HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission and values. VISION: HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and opportunity. MISSION: Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives. VALUES: Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • Hachnasat OrchimWe Welcome the Stranger Justice • Justicia • Justice • TzedekWe Pursue Justice Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • Chesed We Approach our Clients with Empathy Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • ChevrutaWe Believe in Changing the World through Partnership Courage • Coraje • Courage • OmetzWe Act with Courage to Build a Better World Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience DIVERSITY: HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation or other legally protected status.

Keywords: HIAS Inc, Silver Spring , Program Associate, Pre-Arrival (Afghan Placement &, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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