Housing and Logistics Specialist
Company: Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc.
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Position Title: Housing and Logistics Specialist
Reports to: Resettlement Programs Manager
Location: Arlington, VA
Job Summary - The Housing and Logistics Specialist secures and
furnishes housing for newly arriving refugee families and provides
logistical and operational support to the resettlement services
Manage logistics for the R&P team. Maintain and disperse
information about flight arrivals, US Ties, temporary housing, long
term housing, and initial meals and groceries for ACC DC
Receive arrival notification and plan for pick-up, housing,
temporary housing, and other logistics for each client in
coordination with the R&P team.
Conduct targeted outreach to potential property managers with the
goal of increasing access to appropriate housing for newly arrived
families; maintain ongoing relationships with existing property
managers to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships between housing
Complete housing applications with clients and required paperwork
Source secure safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for all newly
arriving refugee families. Furnish housing for new arrivals and
perform purchasing of supply list items (food, cleaning supplies,
toiletries, etc.) as necessary.
Coordinate logistics of apartment set-ups, including ordering
furniture and supplies and arranging delivery. Arrange for utility
Provide housing orientation to new arrivals.
Ensure new families have appropriate digital access upon arrival,
including low-cost or subsidized internet and devices/technology to
access services remotely as needed.
Implement a high-quality procurement protocol including researching
potential new vendors, ensuring appropriate financial and
purchasing procedures are followed, and maintaining required
Ensure furniture and household goods donated in-kind are
distributed to new arrivals in a timely and equitable manner
As a member of the casework team, assist when needed with airport
pick-ups and home and personal safety orientations
Assist clients with lease signings and renewals; arrange for
interpretation as needed
Ensure compliance with case file management and reporting
requirements and assist with ongoing case file quality assurance
Assist R&P Program/Case Manager with any tasks pertaining to
the above responsibilities
Perform other tasks as needed
Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Undergraduate degree strongly preferred.
Minimum one year of relevant work experience.
Strong relationship-building and community engagement skills
Demonstrated ability to contribute both independently and as a key
Proven success achieving goals and working effectively with all
levels of staff and external parties in a multicultural
environment, ideally with some experience working with refugees or
Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with
the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and
Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel,
Valid driver's license, reliable access to a vehicle with current
insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the
service delivery area
Background check and clean driving record
Please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with
"Housing and Logistics Specialist VA" in the subject line.
The African Community Center is a program of ECDC, a nonprofit,
501(c)(3) organization engaged in social service, humanitarian, and
educational activities. ECDC is an equal opportunity
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