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Economic Empowerment Manager
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Job Expired 18 Sep 2022
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Economic Empowerment Manager

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**Job Overview:**The Economic Empowerment Department in the New York office includes a range of employment and career programs and services to ensure self-sufficiency and long-term stability for IRC in New York clients. This includes IRC in New York’s food and agriculture programming (New Roots) as well as IRC in New York’s financial education and loan provision services. The Economic Empowerment Manager oversees the development, implementation, and completion of all grants, contracts and activities related to the department. Responsibilities include supervision of all economic empowerment staff to ensure compliance with program requirements. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to:

Oversight of Programs:

· Effectively manage the development, implementation, compliance, and completion of all grants and contracts within the department.

· Responsible for the development of grant proposals and reports related to all areas grants and contracts within the department.

· Monitor the provision of services through regular and systematic case file reviews and quality assurance protocols to ensure compliance with donor requirements and provision of quality services.

· Oversee department program budget and manage expenses to ensure costs are maintained within allocated budgets.

Staff Supervision and Other Responsibilities


· Participate as active member of the IRC in New York Leadership Team and relevant internal and external groups.

· Manage the Economic Empowerment team members; formally evaluate team and individual performance to ensure objectives have been met.

· Recruit and train staff in all aspects of economic empowerment programs responsibilities.

  • Represent IRC in public, professional and governmental forums.
  • Facilitate interdepartmental communication and information sharing for monthly newsletters, program reports, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

· University degree (four year, B.A.) required; advanced degree in related field preferred.

· Minimum five years of related program management experience including staff management, program development, and monitoring and evaluation.

· Previous fundraising and grant writing experience.

· Demonstrated ability to promote an organizational culture that reflects IRC’s core values of service, accountability, integrity, and equality. Ability to lead in a way that recognizes that IRC’s work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives.

· Strong analytical and training skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.

· Highly organized self-starter with proven success managing multiple priorities, making critical decisions, and delivering results in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

· Solid diplomacy, relationship building and networking skills; ability to effectively manage internal and external relationships, including community stakeholders and donors.

· Demonstrated success achieving goals and communicating effectively a multi-cultural environment.

· Fluent in English, both spoken and written.


· Demonstrated proficiency in working with MS Office applications, with strong command of Excel

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, with the potential for remote work.
  • Occasional weekend and/or evening work required.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

The anticipated annualized offer range for this position is $73,620 - $75,000. Please note the published compensation range is specific to candidates based in the New York Metropolitan area. Ranges are based on external market, geographic location, job type, internal equity, and budget. Salary offers are calibrated by individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

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