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Housing and Logistics Specialist

Company: Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc.
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Housing and Logistics Specialist
Reports to: Resettlement Programs Manager
Status: Full-time/Non-exempt
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 team.

Key Responsibilities:
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 clients:

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 providers
Complete housing applications with clients and required paperwork for move-in.
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 hook-up.
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 documentation.
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 review
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 team member.
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 immigrants.
Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy.
Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
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 hr@ecdcus.org 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 employer.

Keywords: Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc., Arlington , Housing and Logistics Specialist, Professions , Arlington, Virginia

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