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Preferred Communities Program Coordinator
Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine
1342 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

Principal Responsibilities:

KJFS seeks an energetic, compassionate, and detail-oriented program coordinator for our "Preferred Communities" program focused on supporting refugees and Afghan and Ukrainian parolees beyond their first 90 days in the US, as well as providing outreach and coordination between the parolees and the broader community. The overall goal is to help vulnerable clients become self-sufficient in their new communities and to offer additional assistance to those who need it. The program coordinator is responsible for complete and thorough case noting and documentation of services provided under the grant.

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

This position reports to the Refugee Resettlement Manager, and the job is full time, 40 hours per week, at $20 per hour. The position is exempt and will be based at least two days per week at one of our satellite offices with the balance of the week in Portland.We currently have a satellite office in Augusta and are seeking another location, possibly in the Lewiston/Auburn area. 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 Rebecca Dunham at

Minimum Qualifications:




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 society. Refugee resettlement is a humanitarian program designed to assist those who have been persecuted due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group or political opinion. Refugees are people who have been displaced from their home countries and are selected to come to the US through our federal Resettlement Program.