Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. One aspect of the IRC is to provide assistance to refugees resettling in the United States. The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. The office resettles refugees and provides numerous program services to assist refugees from their arrival through citizenship.
The Community and Economic Development (CED) Team was created to assist refugees in achieving self-sufficiency by operating economic development programs designed to meet the specific needs of refugees. The CED programs are designed to supplement and build-upon IRC’s core resettlement services. Through a model of bundled services, the team creates a holistic set of programming to provide knowledge, skills and financial products to move a client forward toward his or her goals. The department currently consists of the following programs: an Individual Development Accounts (IDA) and Asset Building Program that assists low-income residents in acquiring assets; a Microenterprise Development (MED) Program that assists entrepreneurs with business development, including a specialized Child Care Microenterprise Program; a subsidiary called the IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity, is utilized to provide consumer loans such as credit building, auto loans and career development loans, as well as micro-business loans, and lastly, the New Roots Farm and Food Security Program allows for families to engage in agriculture. Each stand-alone program operates in tandem with the others to provide refugees with a spectrum of opportunities for obtaining and sustaining financial well-being. The team also works closely with the Direct Service and Education team, bundling services as key components in each teams’ service provision.
The CED Manager manages the daily activities and personnel of the Community and Economic Development unit: including the Microenterprise Development, Consumer lending, New Roots, and Asset Building programs. The CED Manager is responsible for initiating and managing financial and community partnerships, as well as implementing policies and procedures, fundraising, reporting, curriculum development, and program development. The CED Manager may be involved in direct service provision. This position is located in the Phoenix Office.
Working Environment: Standard office work environment, although New Roots programming necessitates on-farm site visits occasionally.
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