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Business Specialist

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID:req34715Job Title:Business SpecialistSector:Economic Recovery & LivelihoodEmployment Category:RegularEmployment Type:Full-TimeCompensation:USD25.00 - 29.00HourlyLocation:Seattle, WA USAJob DescriptionIRC Background: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster including the climate crisis to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides a continuum of services including intensive case management, employment and economic empowerment services, immigration assistance, health and wellness programming, and education support to refugee and immigrant families in Washington State. IRC Seattle is committed to providing trauma-informed, equitable, and accessible services and maintaining and evolving a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace. Job Overview: Under the direction of the Small Business Program Coordinator, the Childcare Business Specialist will oversee the Office of Refugee Resettlements (ORR) Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development (RFCCMED). The Childcare Business Specialist will assist RFCCMED participants in addressing barriers to licensure by providing FCC training, technical assistance, and startup funding. The primary responsibilities will be in providing support on outreach, training, and tracking. This is a full time, regular term position. Major Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in recruiting eligible participants for the RFCCMED program
  • Conduct initial screening, assessment, and orientation for eligible participants.
  • Assist in carrying out workshops and training on owning, operating, and sustaining in-home FCC businesses
  • Communicate and work with partners on licensure, ongoing support, and early childhood education training for program participants.
  • Work with volunteers and interns to assist with workshops and other needs within the program.
  • Assist with input of program data into appropriate files and databases for reporting and evaluation of the program.
  • Attend childcare forums in the greater Seattle area to network and create partnerships for the RFCCMED program
  • Other related duties as assigned.QualificationsJob Requirements: Education:
    • Undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience, in Business, Small Business Development, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Education, or related field preferred. Work Experience:
      • Experience working in entrepreneurship, small business development or home based child care business development, preferred;
      • Experience with adult education, training, community building, and/or community development preferred;
      • Lived experience as an Afghan entrant or familiarity with or Afghan entrants highly desirable.
      • Previous experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and varying levels of literacy and numeracy;
      • Experience and training in trauma-informed and person-centered services;
      • Knowledge and experience with financial topics, including budgeting, cash management, savings, investment, banking, and credit building; Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:
        • Knowledge of and ability to conduct trainings on basic financial literacy and goal setting;
        • Strong organizational skills including multi-tasking, prioritizing, planning, and effective time management;
        • Ability to work independently as well as on a close, collaborative team;
        • Fluency in written and spoken English and Pashto or Dari
        • Ability to communicate with limited-English speakers, and demonstrated multicultural experience;
        • Ability to work with refugee participants, community leaders, community partners and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds;
        • Competency in Microsoft Office required; additional technical skills an asset;
        • Valid drivers license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation. Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to: Small Business Program Coordinator Position Directly Supervises: Interns andvolunteers as needed Work Environment: Standard office work environment along with travel in and around the service delivery area Flexibility to work some Saturdays and some weekday evenings as needed to support programming. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRCs duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position. Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRCis committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. US Benefits:We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles. IRC- leading the way from harm to home IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

Keywords: International Rescue Committee, Washington DC , Business Specialist, Other , Washington, DC

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