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Job: Community Outreach Coordinator

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for establishing and strengthening programmatic partnerships between WES and community organizations, government agencies, academic institutions and other institutions that work with immigrant communities. The coordinator will develop programs and services to promote awareness of credential recognition issues and support the integration of immigrants into professional and academic settings. S/he will develop and deliver training and information sessions for staff/volunteers of community agencies and for individual immigrant clients.

Responsibilities: • Arrange and present WES seminars and information sessions for immigrants and training

sessions for staff/volunteers of immigrant service organizations. • Develop/adapt seminar curriculum in response to community needs, specific partners and

settings, and conduct regular program evaluations. • Establish and implement communications strategy including programmatic and policy updates

for community partners and broader immigrant-services community. • Monitor and respond to requests from community organizations serving immigrants; liaise with

external organizations and associations; monitor and respond to requests from immigrant

clients; direct questions and concerns to appropriate WES staff. • Represent WES at community events held for immigrants and immigrant services agencies and

at meetings with partner organizations. • Coordinate involvement of other WES staff and outreach volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications: • Substantial experience working with a broad range of community organizations, academic

institutions, licensing boards, government agencies, etc. that serve immigrants • Familiarity with concerns and issues of diverse immigrant communities, esp. those affecting

educated/highly qualified immigrants. • Excellent communications skills, including strong public speaking. • Excellent research, relationship building and networking skills. • Strong intercultural communications skills; ability to speak at least one foreign language

strongly desired • Bachelors degree (or U.S. equivalent, if foreign-educated) • Solid computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.

Application Procedure: Submit resume and cover letter to: Ronnie Schaffer, Human Resources Manager at rschaffe@wes.org

Application Deadline: January 30, 2010

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