Match Grant Specialist - 2024203

Fort Worth, TX
US Programs – Fundraising - Grants & Dev. /
Regular, Full-time /
Hybrid
ORGANIZATION SUMMARY:
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that is fighting for change that lasts, right here in the U.S. and across the globe. We bring sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. The organization is approximately 75 years old and has worked in over 100 countries around the world since its founding.
 
In the United States, we come alongside local churches, community organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers to support newly arriving refugee and other immigrant families. Today, we are proud to partner with over 6,000 local churches, and 95,000 volunteers globally to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited and the forgotten?  Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?

If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.

World Relief seeks a Match Grant Specialist to provide direct client services and referrals to refugees and immigrants enrolled in the Match Grant Program of World Relief Fort Worth. These services are related to both employment services and general case management. 

Role & Responsibilities

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Provide Match Grant (MG) specific orientation to all suitable clients and process enrollments in a timely manner, including opening new case files.
    • Provide case management services in accordance with the grant agreement for 240 days. Including regular in-person contact, financial support, accountability and connection to resources as needed.
    • Provide employment services, including job readiness training, resume building, and application assistance to clients.
    • Work with clients to remove barriers to employment and realize the goal of family self-sufficiency. Provide services that empower and strengthen clients’ motivation to formulate realistic yet ambitious resettlement plans and capacities to become self-sufficient within 240 days.
    • Work with colleagues, resettlement partners, volunteers, and employment staff to ensure that client’s needs are met in a planned, effective, and timely manner, while honoring confidentiality.
    • Document all contacts and services in client case files and maintain case note logs. Keep the MG file up-to-date with required forms and reports.
    • Administer program funds to clients according to program policies and procedures. Keeping up-to-date documentation and staying within the predetermined budget constraints.
    • Assist with scheduling and providing transportation to client appointments
    • Provide one-on-one and/or group employment training
    • Assist clients with job search activities including completing and submitting applications, and attending interviews
    • Facilitate referrals for basic services available to refugee clients through efficient communication with interns, volunteers and community resource providers.
    • Attend trainings and conferences as requested by supervisor
    • Perform all duties in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner
    • Undertake other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Multicultural competency, the ability to work with people from other cultures who have varying degrees of proficiency with the English language.
    • Computer competency, including the use of MS Office applications, the internet, and electronic databases
    • Great people skills, including the ability to coach clients and interact with staff and employers in a business setting sometimes under pressure
    • Detail-oriented, quick-learner, and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Requirements

    • Mature and personal Christian faith
    • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
    • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
    • Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills
    • AA degree in multicultural studies, social services or human services, or other related field preferred
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Valid driver's license and able to provide transportation to clients using a company vehicle
World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):
 
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- Offer 16 company Paid Holidays + 4 additional Personal days per year!
- Paid Sick and Vacation Time
- Paid Parental Leave (12 weeks for qualified employees)
- FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding
- Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)
- Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident insurance policies
- Legal Shield Insurance
 
World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:
- Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
- Long Term & Short-term Disability
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
- Long Distance Travel Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
 
World Relief - Retirement:
- 401K & Roth
- WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
- Eligibility: Full Time (40 hours per week) is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year. 
 
World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):
- Verizon
- Pet Insurance through Nationwide
- Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual
- Working Advantage Discount Program
- Active & Fit Gym Membership
 
World Relief is honored to be recognized with the Gold-level Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation for exceeding the core components of our well-being program including leadership and culture, program foundations and execution, and whole person health.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
·         The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
·         Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
·         The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 
 
·         General office setting. World Relief also offers hybrid and remote schedules for limited positions.
·         Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in virtual meetings may be required.
·         Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
·         Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
·         Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
·         All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
 
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
 
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
 
Legal Background in the United States
World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. World Relief strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against employees on the basis of person’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law, which does not conflict with the protections afforded World Relief as a faith-based employer.  
 
In addition, physical or mental limitations will not be a factor in the application of World Relief's employment policies or employee practices, except for those situations in which occupational requirement make consideration of such factors necessary.
  
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.