Safety & Wellness Program Manager

International Rescue Committee


Program Design, Development and Management

•Support the Safety & Wellness team in developing and delivering community-based programming for newcomers as well as longer-term immigrant populations, by connecting to and activating traditional healing networks, leveraging existing community support systems, building on client strengths and assets, and tapping into other community resources complemented by IRC resources and curriculum;

•Assure delivery of high-quality services in accordance with goals and deliverables outlined in funder agreements;

•Ensure timely delivery of specialized services for clients with known or highly probable emotional distress including current or prior experiences of trauma or torture, and domestic violence;

•Ensure smooth and coordinated client flow between the IRC San Diego’s different departments and its Safety & Wellness Programs;

•Promote collaboration within the IRC San Diego office to support other departments in conceptualizing client needs in a holistic way and addressing in a proactive and strengths based manner;

•Oversee the El Cajon Community Garden project to support the WRC with grant development, maintaining the Kaiser relationship, program implementation, regular gardener communication, problem solving, taking payments, and regular maintenance of three acres;

•Grant Management (writing, planning, developing, implementing, evaluating): Responsible for identif


•Graduate degree with an emphasis in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or an equivalent field of study and licensure in the State of California required;

•At least five years of relevant work experience in Social Service, Mental Health or international development fields and a minimum five years of managing complex teams and programs targeting refugee or immigrant low-income populations;

•Experience developing and managing programming for displaced populations, survivors of trauma or torture, refugees, or similar underserved populations;

•Well-developed understanding of community integration, resettlement, psychosocial support, mental health, and forced migration-related trauma;

•Profound cross-cultural awareness and insight into mental health issues, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations;

•Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills;

•Experience working in a diverse setting, and with refugee and immigrant populations strongly preferred;

•Previous multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds strongly preferred;

•Deep understanding of contemporary race and gender issues as they relate to refugee resettlement;

•Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member;

•Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and the proven ability to prioritize and effectively manage competing demands;

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