If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is seeking a Network Engagement Specialist (NES) who will develop critical materials on promising practices in refugee employment that lead to improved self-sufficiency outcomes for refugees within the Higher Network, the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) funded technical assistance project focused on refugee employment. This includes supporting the Higher network in developing innovative strategies for refugee economic integration beyond the initial resettlement period. The Network Engagement Specialist will be responsible for all areas of online engagement and metrics that are tracked for each platform. The NES will ensure that current and relevant news, tools, and resources are disseminated to refugee employment networks through blog posts, the Higher website, and in-person and online trainings. The incumbent works with the Higher Program Manager to provide training and resources to refugee employment program staff and create opportunities for cross-agency learning and collaboration. The incumbent assists the Program Manager in developing technical assistance priorities based on information gathered during in-person trainings, webinars, TA requests, and other interactions with the Higher network.
Higher provides newcomer workforce solutions to corporations across the U.S. while supporting career entry and advancement for resettled refugees and other new Americans. Higher nurtures welcoming communities by assisting corporations, states, counties, resettlement agencies, and ethnic-community based organizations, workforce development boards, and policy-makers in their efforts to help refugees gain economic stability and create opportunities to fully participate in the American dream. The Higher network includes all nine national resettlement agencies, state refugee coordinators, and mainstream workforce professionals, among others.