Temporary Program Associate—Young Leadership Development Department
HIAS' Young Leadership Development Department seeks a temporary, full-time Program Associate to work on Scholars and Young Leaders programs.
HIAS is committed to developing the next generation in order to support refugees and immigrants and our agency. The new HIAS Scholars program provides immigrant students with opportunities for professional, personal, and leadership development in addition to scholarship support. Established in 2002, the HIAS Young Leaders Program nationally engages thousands of young professionals/students (many of whom are immigrants themselves). HIAS Young Leaders engage in a variety of social, educational, fundraising, and advocacy-related programs that focus on assisting immigrants and refugees in local communities and globally.
Duties & Responsibilities
Reports to the Manager of Young Leadership Development.
The Program Associate will address many of the daily programmatic, administrative, research, and communication needs of the Scholars Program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: field applicant and recipient inquiries; outreach to universities, religious organizations, community organizations, and the press in order to inform relevant communities about the scholarship program; organizing and assessing applications; preparing for Scholars orientations, ceremonies, and trainings; and maintaining ongoing communication with Scholars regarding their participation requirements.
Additionally, the Program Associate will assist in planning and implementation for the Young Leaders program. The associate will plan and coordinate events/programs for the target demographic of young adults (20s-30s), support the efforts of lead volunteers working on these projects, and assist with related projects as necessary.
The successful candidate should have at least 1-2 years administrative/programmatic experience, preferably in a non-profit environment. The individual should work well both independently and in teams, be a creative thinker and problem-solver and extremely organized, professional, and articulate. It is absolutely necessary that the applicant possess excellent skills in the Microsoft Office software suite, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience in the use of Google Groups and Google Docs, including in the creation and use of Google Forms, is also necessary. In addition, s/he should be well-versed in the most common social media platforms (including Facebook and Twitter) and possess strong internet research skills and excellent grammar and writing skills.
Experience with Constant Contact, webinar software, and basic html is a strong plus. An extensive knowledge of the NYC area and familiarity with Jewish organizations and immigration groups is preferred.
A competitive hourly rate will be offered. A commitment is required from July through October, with the potential for extension.
Please send cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses will be sent only to those individuals selected for interviews. No phone calls, please.