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Lutheran Services in Iowa Community Engagement Specialist-Resettlement in Sioux City, Iowa

Community Engagement Specialist-Resettlement - Sioux City, IA

Community Engagement Specialist-Resettlement

  • Philanthropy & Church Relations

  • Sioux City, IA, USA

  • Full Time

Are you looking to make a positive impact in your community? Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) seeks a Community Engagement Specialist to connect the time, talent, and in-kind resources of the community to the welcoming work of LSI's Refugee and Immigrant Services in the Sioux City area. This roles will be critical in helping acquire and maintain the necessary volunteer and in-kind resources needed to welcome newly arrived refugees and Afghan evacuees.

What You'll Do

The Community Engagement Specialist will develop and manage relationships with churches, faith, civic, educational, and service communities in order to develop volunteer teams that will provide in-kind and volunteer support to support the success of newly arriving families. Outreach will be conducted through various outreach and networking techniques. Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers and volunteer teams. Provide cultural, educational, and advocacy resources and training to the community and volunteers. Connect newly-arrived refugees and refugee families to supportive community groups, faith based groups, or individual volunteers. Manage the collection, disbursement, record, and recognition of donations of in-kind material items, volunteer time, and financial support related to volunteer teams. Physically move donations as necessary. Function alongside resettlement case managers, and serve as a liaison between new arrivals, volunteer teams, and agency staff.

How We'll Support You

On top of joining the best team around, you can also receive:

  • A competitive salary

  • A 401(k) with employer match

  • Generous paid time off

  • A flexible work schedule

  • Comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, and vision insurance

  • Career-building opportunities

  • Special Team LSI perks like gym discounts, pet insurance, and cell phone discounts through Verizon

  • As a non-profit employer, many LSI employees also qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

What You'll Need

Required : Bachelor's degree preferred; Experience networking and managing relationships, particularly with faith communities; experience with public speaking, presentations, and community training; skilled in interpersonal and intercultural communication.

This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!

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