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MED Program Coordinator

Company: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families torn apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants. Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to our continued growth and we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment, professional development, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off including 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave, company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 4% match, Family Building benefits for reproductive procedures, adoption/foster care assistance, and an annual wellness benefit that can be customized to support your personal needs including funding enrichment classes, gym memberships, and healthy eating plans (to name a few) all in an inclusive and progressive environment!Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.The MED Program Coordinator will provide coordination of the Refugee Microenterprise Development (MED) Program to ensure culturally competent economic empowerment services for refugees and immigrants. Through the Microenterprise Development Program, LIRS provides refugees currently in business or seeking to start businesses with opportunities for business training, one-on-one technical assistance, and access to credit and capital.DUTIES

  • Lead outreach efforts to enroll clients, such as conducting presentations, distributing flyers, and encouraging participation via word-of-mouth.
  • Follow-up on recruitment efforts by providing program overview and setting up detailed intake appointments for assessment with clients.
  • Oversee enrollment by obtaining required documentation such as loan application and credit check authorization.
  • Prepare, secure space for, and register clients for training and technical assistance.
  • Provide one-on-one technical assistance to participants and refer to mentors or external partners when needed and available.
  • Maintain a case file on each client, documenting all interactions, training, and loan activity.
  • Ensure participants complete required trainings.
  • Gather and submit all needed documents for loan approval.
  • Manage the credit-builder and MED loans, tracking all loan data and repayment activity.
  • Build and maintain relationships with program partners (bank, SBA, etc.) to expand participant access to technical assistance and capital.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor's Degree desired, preferably in business administration or Social Work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience working with refugees and/or immigrants strongly preferred.
    • Cross cultural sensitivity and knowledge with a desire to work with people of other cultures.
    • Experience with financial management and loan servicing.
    • Understanding of U.S. business climate and systems.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of business development, with experience in business counseling strongly desirable.
    • Experience with program management, including recruitment and outreach.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; functional fluency in one or more foreign languages preferred.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and loan management systems.
    • Valid driver's license and the ability to drive unrestricted.Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Baltimore , MED Program Coordinator, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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