Jewish Family Services of Western New York
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • $22
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

21 accrued annual PTO Days, 13 Holidays, Generous Health Insurance (BCBS) plan, 401k, Life Insurance and LTD

Do you have a passion for mobilizing community members for the greater good? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people within our local refugee & immigrant communities? Do you enjoy recruiting, training, supervising and leading volunteers? Are you interested in building connections with faith-based communities and other groups with resources who have a passion for welcoming immigrants and refugees to WNY? If so, then then this full time position within our Volunteer Services Department might be for you!


For more than 150 years, Jewish Family Services of Western New York has been committed to providing high quality services to all in need in the interest of helping to "repair the world." Our services are guided by the essential connection between mental well-being, physical wellness, and positive self-worth. Our reputation is the result of our exceptional staff. In addition to offering competitive compensation and truly exceptional benefits, we are committed to providing a supportive, inclusive work environment in which all employees are able to contribute their best.


The Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator will work with the JFS Volunteer Services department and local faith-based communities, among other organizations, to develop and carry out a partnership program based on the Sponsorship Model. The Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, screening, onboarding, orienting, training, supervising, acknowledging, and evaluating teams of volunteers to assist with welcoming refugee families, focusing on the following areas: Housing, Health, Education, Employment, and Community Connections; and will assist in other areas of Volunteer Services as needed.


-A Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or another related area

-Two or more years of experience in Volunteer Coordination or Refugee Services preferred

-The ability to operate from a mindset of cultural humility

-A passion for working with refugees

-A passion for community organizing and networking

-Organizational skills, interpersonal skills and attention to detail

-Interest in working with faith-based communities who have a passion for welcoming refugees to WNY


This position pays $22 per hour and offers great benefits including 4+ weeks of accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), plus 13 holidays, excellent health insurance options (BCBS), 401k and much more. Since this position requires work in the community, you must have a reliable vehicle, a clean NYS driver's license and required liability insurance levels of 100/300K. If hired, you must also produce evidence of having received the Covid 19 vaccination. you must also be able to . Due to the nature of this position, you must have evening and weekend availability.

If this sounds like the growth opportunity that you've been looking for, please apply today at Come join our team and make a difference in your career and within the community!

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