Senior Protection Manager

International Rescue Committee

About the organization

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.


The Senior Protection Manager is a new senior management position overseeing programming in Anti-Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Asylum Services Departments. The Senior Manager should be well-versed in program management, with a background in victim services. The Senior Protection Manager’s major responsibilities involve supervising department managers and overseeing the strategy and overall success of the departments and programs. While program managers are primarily responsible for day to day supervision of the departments, the Senior Manager provides strategy and oversight to program managers, grants, and teams through support of the following: grant outcomes, program compliance, monitoring and reporting, business development, budgets and operations, donor relations, and general programs and services. The Senior Protection Manager will serve on the senior leadership team, ensuring high quality services that reflect a low barrier, human-rights based approach, centered in trauma-informed practices. The role will also collaborate closely with partners, sub-awardees, and state and regional coalitions. The positions will also support with office-wide initiatives, operations, and overall leadership. This position reports to the Sacramento Site Director.


· Master’s level education in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or related field required;

· At least five years of related professional experience; preferably with at-risk immigrant populations or survivors of violence in a social service setting;

· Experience working with refugees, victims of trafficking, survivors of crime, migrant communities, or at-risk populations;

· Experience supervising staff and administrating grants;

· Excellent partnership building, public speaking, and presentation skills required;

· In depth knowledge on the U.S. immigration system, anti-trafficking laws, and asylum procedures for adults and unaccompanied minors, work visas, and populations without status;

· Ability to network and effectively communicate and work as a team member with collaborative partners, the community, and clients in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment;

· Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); database and Notion experience strongly preferred

· Ability to work independently and be a flexible team player;

· Excellent English written and spoken language abilities required, bi-lingual Spanish speaker preferred;

· Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.



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