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Women’s Resilience Center Coordinator

  • Full-time
  • United States
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International Rescue Committee hiring: Women’s Resilience Center Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Programs, the Women’s Resilience Center (WRC) Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating needs assessments, liaising with IRC departments and community partners to coordinate and schedule WRC programming, facilitating wellness and women’s empowerment groups, hiring and supervising WRC interns, and overall WRC management.

This position will be based in the IRC El Cajon office.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and facilitate needs assessments, such as focus group discussions, individual interviews, and surveys
  • Work with Technical Advisor to develop and finalize needs assessment tools
  • Collaborate with assigned colleagues to develop program plan and schedule for WRC that reflects needs assessment data in order to ensure client voice in WRC program design
  • Maintain clear schedule for WRC programming and free time
  • Set up space and maintain WRC in El Cajon office
  • Regularly liaise and coordinate with community partners in order to bring relevant programs into WRC, facilitated by external partners with appropriate expertise
  • Regularly liaise and coordinate with internal IRC departments to bring women-specific programs to WRC to meet expressed needs of clients
  • Outreach to IRC clients to encourage their involvement in the WRC
  • Facilitate wellness groups and Women in Action (WiA)in collaboration with Safety & Wellness, as well as Business Women in Action (BWiA) in collaboration with the Center for Financial Opportunity
  • Hire and supervise interns and volunteers to support achievement of WRC program plan
  • Support IRC research projects on women’s wellness, as assigned
  • Administer surveys to clients as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree required. Graduate degree preferred, with an emphasis in Social Work, Mental Health, or an equivalent field of study.
  • At least 2 years of progressive work experience within social services.
  • Demonstrated experience working with refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, and/or immigrant populations desired.
  • Health/mental health background preferred; crisis intervention experience preferred.
  • Experience working with non-native speakers of varying levels and backgrounds required.
  • Experience in gender-based projects, community outreach, and wellness group facilitation.
  • Strong written and oral and interpersonal communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment, and the ability to present to a varied public required.
  • Experience working on research projects a plus.
  • Solid diplomatic and networking skills: the ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships required.
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: the ability to work effectively with partners and colleagues in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment required.
  • Microsoft Office suite required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Fluency in a refugee language is a plus.

Working Environment:

  • Standard professional office environment, with some travel in San Diego and El Cajon; Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm, with occasional evening or weekend activities as needed.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.

Application deadline: 31 Dec 2019

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