Economic Empowerment Manager At International Rescue Committee

George Michael
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Job Overview: The Economic Empowerment Manager coordinates the development, implementation, and completion of all grants, contracts and activities related to the Economic Empowerment department, including workforce development, small business development, and financial capabilities. Responsibilities include supervision of department staff to ensure program compliance.

Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to:

Oversight of Programs:

  • Effectively lead the development, implementation, compliance, and completion of Economic Empowerment grants and contracts.
  • Responsible for the development of grant proposals and reports related to all areas of contracts and grants within the department.
  • Supervise the provision of services through regular and systematic case file reviews, and quality assurance protocols including data QA to ensure compliance with donor requirements and provision of quality services.
  • Lead all aspects of department program budget and manage expenses to ensure costs are maintained within allocated budgets.
  • Staff Supervision and Other Responsibilities
  • Participate as an active member of the office leadership team and relevant internal and external groups.
  • Lead the 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. Build community partnerships and Lead local outreach to small businesses.
  • 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.
  • 5+ 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 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.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written. Proficiency in a second language is desirable.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with MS Office applications, with a strong command of Excel.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.
  • Must possess or be eligible to receive an Arizona fingerprint clearance card.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the outlined responsibilities.
  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of 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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12-month time period.

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