Housing and GIK Associate (Temporary)

Greenville, SC / Spartanburg, SC
US Programs – General /
Temporary, Full-time /
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.

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 Upstate SC seeks a Housing and GIK Associate to support the office’s partnerships in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties by supporting clients with housing support and furniture (Gift-in-Kind) acquisition.

Role & Responsibilities

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Housing Support     
    • Be familiar with donor and program guidelines related to client housing to ensure compliance.   
    • Document all contacts and services performed in client case files and maintain case note logs.
    • Complete all case file forms completely, accurately, and in a timely manner.   
    • Support Resettlement Specialist case managers with the occasional arrival, home visit bus training or school enrollment.   
    • Assist Housing Team in securing appropriate housing for newly arrived clients.   
    • Assist Housing Team in performing lease signing, ensuring clients understand the lease with appropriate language, and uploading leases into the CRM.   
    • Case note documentation of Material Needs Form (MNF) and Site Visit Housing Checklist (SVHC) is completed and uploaded to Dynamics within 10 days of any R&P client move.     
    • GIK and Apartment Set-Up   
    • Collect and record donations in the community from private donors and through community partnerships.   
    • Drive U-Haul and moving vans regularly.   
    • Deliver furniture and other items to program participant homes, including lifting and moving furniture.   
    • Move, organize, and document supplies in the storage units; maintain up-to-date inventory records.   
    • Follow standards of practice to identify and purchase required items from community partners or other sources.   
    • Meet deliveries on-site at program participants’ homes.   
    • Complete home set-ups, including lifting and moving furniture, at program participants’ homes when needed.   
    • Communicate incoming and outgoing donations with Office and Database Coordinator. 
    • As needed, assist Community Engagement and Donations Specialist with donations valuation and entry in CRM.   
    • Meet regularly with the Housing, Resettlement, and Upstate SC teams. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.   
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills.   
    • Cultural sensitivity and understanding of client confidentiality.    
    • Experience with cross-cultural communication and the ability to work with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.   
    • Speaking a second language is a benefit, but not necessary for this position.   
    • Adaptable to ever changing situations and needs.  
    • Preferred education: Associate degree or 2 years of relevant experience, such as working with refugees or diverse vulnerable populations in a social service setting.


    • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
    • Able to lift and move furniture, including sofas, tables, and beds, including up stairs. 
    • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities.    
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel and Word) and internet applications.   
    • Valid driver’s license and able to pass the background check and MVR.  
$18 - $20 an hour
Temporary Employees and Paid Interns have access to the following World Relief benefits:

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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.

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.
·         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.