NEW Program Officer, Welcome Corps at Work Level not specified – Level not specified IRC – International Rescue Committee New York NY

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req52441

Job Title: Program Officer, Welcome Corps at Work

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Compensation: USD 64,315.00 – 82,000.00 Annually

Location: New York, NY HQ USA

Work Arrangement: Fully Remote

Job Description

Job Overview: 

The Program Officer, Welcome Corps at Work, supports the implementation of the Welcome Corps at Work Program (WCW). The role of the Program Officer (PO) is to provide administrative assistance, facilitate communication and coordinate activities with the international teams from six countries, namely Kenya, Uganda, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia. This position reports to the Senior Program Officer of Labor Mobility within the Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI) Department. The duration of this project is estimated to end in April 2026.


Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Support the Senior Program Officer, Labor Mobility (SPO) in program oversight and coordination with internal and external partners during project implementation. 
  • Facilitate coordination and communication with team members to ensure an articulated work amongst project components and the achievement of project goals. 
  • In collaboration with the SPO and Finance, ensure appropriate tracking and spending of funding by offices. 
  • Lead in tracking project tasks and activities for all project components, maintaining updated information and data.
  • Collaborate in preparing reports, presentations, and other necessary documents for stakeholders.
  • Support with other day-to-day activities as required. 
  • Ensure all materials, documents and operational procedure documents are kept updated and are shared appropriately with all the local teams.  
  • Provide guidance and recommended resources in response to questions and requests from the teams in the six selected countries.
  • Oversee WCW inbox to ensure prompt and adequate responses to all incoming inquiries, coordinate with team members and partners responsible for follow-up, and maintain records of all interactions for reporting purposes.


Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Relevant professional experience in the human services field is required; a minimum of 3- 5 years’ experience is strongly preferred.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to promote an organizational culture that reflects IRC’s core values of service, accountability, integrity, and equality.  Ability to lead in a way that recognizes that IRC’s work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives.
  • Strong relationship-building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.

Working Environment: 

  • Standard office working environment.
  • Occasional domestic (non-local) travel required; up to 10%.
  • This role may require working remotely full or part-time. Part-time employees may be required to share workspace.     


Compensation: Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget.  Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

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: The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

In addition, full-time employees are eligible for 10 US paid holidays, 20-25 paid time off days, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance (employee contribution starting at $135, $7, and $5 per month respectively) and FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs. Part-time employees are eligible for a proportionate amount of paid time off. These additional benefits apply to employees who work at least 6 months within a 12 month time period. 

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