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Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program Coordinator
AGAWAM MA 01001
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program Coordinator
*Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants (ORI)
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ORI's mission is to promote the full participation of refugees and immigrants as self-sufficient individuals and families in the economic, social, and civic life of Massachusetts.
*Position summary:
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The Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI) seeks a Program Coordinator II (PCII) for a full-time position to coordinate activities of the Massachusetts Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program. This person will be supervised by the Director of Workforce Development.
The URM program ensures that eligible unaccompanied minor populations receive the full range of assistance, care and services available to all foster children in the state by establishing a legal authority to act in place of the child's unavailable parent(s).
Children eligible for the URM Program are under age 18, are unaccompanied, and are: Refugees, Cuban/Haitian Entrants, Asylees, Victims of Trafficking, Certain minors with Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and U visa holders. The term 'refugee' applies to all eligible populations.
*Duties:*
* Coordinates the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URMP) in compliance with federal requirements and as outlined in the Inter-Agency Service Agency agreement between ORI and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF). Coordinates DCF's services with DCF's sub-contracted providers.
* Prepares and provides training on the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program.
* Conducts monitoring on systems, controls, and the implementation of services through desk report review and analysis, and through on-site program visits.
* Evaluates agency-specific program performance and follows up with all necessary actions.
* Provides ongoing technical assistance and training on program implementation topics and reporting tools.
* Prepares Power-Point presentations for meetings and trainings.
Develops and implements standards to be used in program monitoring and/or evaluation.
* Performs assigned tasks related to compiling monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports for state and federal funding sources.
* Maintains liaison with various private, local, state, federal agencies, and others to exchange information and/or to resolve issues regarding support to unaccompanied refugee minors supports and integration.
* Participates in meetings with refugee service providers and other relevant entities to discuss issues pertinent to providing services to unaccompanied refugee minors.
* Researches topics relevant to providing services to refugee minors.
* Performs related duties such as attending conferences, reading professional literature, maintaining records, and preparing correspondence.
* Performs assigned tasks related to the development of programmatic reports, budget applications, concept development, data collection and analysis, preparation of graphics, writing narratives, and organization and assembly of full package submissions.
* Performs tasks related to public procurements including writing Request for Responses, reviewing and evaluating proposals, and negotiation and writing service contracts.
* Make recommendations to the Director of Workforce Development regarding developing program policies, procedures, and agency-specific actions.
* Performs all other duties as assigned by the Director of Workforce Development.
*Preferred Qualifications:*
* Knowledge of refugee programs and agencies.
* Work experience in an agency or community organization serving refugees.
* Work experience in an agency or community organization serving minors.
* Experience working with diverse cultures and sensitivity to and understanding of cultural diversity issues.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to develop strong working relationships and work collaboratively with diverse entities within public and private sectors.
* Ability to understand, explain, and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing assigned program activities; particularly regarding guardianship or custody of minors.
* Experience monitoring direct provision of services.
* Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. Ability to depict such data using charts, graphs, and tables, as well as written analyses.
* Ability to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner for the purpose of providing technical assistance and trainings to partner agencies and organizations.
* Ability to analyze, organize, and present information for use in federal reports, funding proposals, and grant applications.
* Ability to work with business and financial institutions.
* Ability to develop program design, work plans, and budgets.
* Ability to adjust to varying or changing situations to meet emergency or changing program requirements.
* Ability to exercise sound judgment.
* Ability to maintain accurate records.
* Knowledge of computer applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Internet based programs.
* Possession of a current valid Massachusetts driver's license for statewide travel.
*Additional Comments:*The Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants prohibits discrimination to persons accessing programs and/or employment opportunities on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, marital status, mental or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
_Pre-Hire Process_:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
* Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
For questions, please contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.
*First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.*
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MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Substitutions:
I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the-required experience.*
II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*
III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
*An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.*
**Job:** **Administrative Services*
**Organization:** **Office of Refugees and Immigrants*
**Title:** *Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program Coordinator*
**Location:** *Massachusetts-600 Washington Street*
**Requisition ID:** *180002X8*

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