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

4+ weeks of PTO, 13 Paid Holidays, Generous Health Insurance (IHA) plan, 401k, Life Insurance and LTD

JFSWNY has an opportunity for a Community Sponsorship Coordinator.

  • Do you want to work in a warm, authentic, passionate, culturally-sensitive and inspiring environment?
  • 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
  • Do you enjoy public speaking?

If so, then then this full time position within our Community Engagement Department might be for you!


The Community Sponsorship Coordinator will work with the JFS Community Engagement department and local faith-based communities among other organizations, to develop and maintain partnerships based on the Community Sponsorship Model. They 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: Formal Sponsorship, Housing, Health, Education, Employment, and Community Connections; and will assist in other areas of Community Engagement 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
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills
  • Organizational skills, interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Interest in working with faith-based communities who have a passion for welcoming refugees to WNY


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.


This hourly position pays the equivalent of $40k per year and offers great benefits including 4+ weeks of accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), plus 13 paid holidays, excellent health insurance options (IHA), 401k and much more. We are conveniently located off of Delaware Avenue with free parking. 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 be able to produce evidence of having received the Covid-19 vaccine.

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

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