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Refugee Gap Services Housing Coordinator
Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine
1342 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

Principal Responsibilities:

The Refugee Housing Coordinator will play a crucial role in assisting refugees to secure stable and affordable housing in the Southern Maine area. This position requires strong organizational skills, a compassionate understanding of the challenges faced by refugees, and the ability to work collaboratively with community partners, landlords, and service providers.

The primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

This position reports to the HIAS Refugee Resettlement Manager Siobhan Whalen, and the job is full time, 40 hours per week, at $25 per hour. The position is exempt. The holiday schedule will follow the JCA preschool, and includes several Jewish holidays as well as Federal Holidays when they fall during regularly scheduled work time.

We seek to hire for this position as soon as possible; interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to Siobhan Whalen at swhalen@mainejewish.org.

Minimum Qualifications:

Salary:

$45,000 - $55,000

Agency Information:

Based on the tradition of "welcoming the stranger," Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services (KJFS) provides supportive services to refugees from all backgrounds in order to assure their full integration into American and our Maine community. In early 2022, KJFS became a partner of HIAS' Refugee Resettlement Program. This is a humanitarian program designed to assist those who are fleeing violence, persecuted due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group or political opinion, and displaced from their home countries. Our program works with partners across the community to ensure families have what they need not just to survive but thrive.