EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Nonprofit Staff Accountant

Class: Full-Time/Exempt
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Staff Accountant will prepare and maintain financial records to track the organization’s assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liabilities, and other related financial activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs general accounting and other related duties for the organization.
• Prepares monthly balance sheets, income statements, and profit and loss statements.
• Maintains the general ledger.
• Codes invoices, sets up new accounts, reconciles accounts, and closes the monthly books.
• Reconciles bank accounts at least monthly, verifies deposits, and addresses inquiries from banks.
• Reconciles cash disbursement accounts, payroll, customer accounts, and other financial accounts; manages accounts receivable collections.
• Verifies and/or completes payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensures payments are charged to the appropriate accounts.
• Provides outside auditors with assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents to perform annual audit.
• Files tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies.
• Coordinates with software vendor to maintain accounting software systems; recommends updates to enhance the accounting software.
• Manages the purchasing and invoicing system.
• Maintains knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
• CPA required
• At least 3 years of experience in nonprofit accounting
• Preferred to have experience with Fund EZ software
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Knowledge of general financial accounting and cost accounting.
• Understanding of and the ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.
• Ability to correctly prepare tax reports.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software, and accounting software.
• Passionate interest in mentoring others and working as a team.

Immigration Staff Attorney

Class: Full time/Exempt
Reports To: Senior Immigration Staff Attorney

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide full representation in U.S. immigration matters. Provide referrals for cases as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• General immigration legal support to assist clients toward citizenship.
• Provide compassionate legal support to JFS Greenwich refugee, humanitarian parole clients in addition to general immigration clients.
• Supportive team and welcoming space for both in person and remote meetings and assessments.
• Review legal screenings to determine eligibility for immigration relief.
• Participate in staff development and training opportunities provided by JFS and stay abreast of changes in policies and procedures.
• Attend immigration department meetings and other meetings as required.
• Admitted to EOIR or eligibility to be admitted.
• Experience with USCIS filings and interviews.
• Perform other job-related duties as required.
• Responsible for tracking outcomes of cases and providing timely reports.
• Ensure entry of timely, accurate and detailed reporting.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• J.D, and license to practice law in the U.S.
• Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work independently.

Paralegal

Class: Full time/Exempt
Reports To: Senior Immigration Staff Attorney

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provide full representation in U.S. immigration matters. Provide referrals for cases as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • General immigration legal support to assist clients toward citizenship.
  • Provide compassionate legal support to JFS Greenwich refugee, humanitarian parole clients in addition to general immigration clients.
  • Supportive team and welcoming space for both in person and remote meetings and assessments.
  • Review legal screenings to determine eligibility for immigration relief.
  • Participate in staff development and training opportunities provided by JFS and stay abreast of changes in policies and procedures.
  • Attend immigration department meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Admitted to EOIR or eligibility to be admitted.
  • Experience with USCIS filings and interviews.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.
  • Responsible for tracking outcomes of cases and providing timely reports.
  • Ensure entry of timely, accurate and detailed reporting.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing J.D, and license to practice law in the U.S.
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work independently

Case Manager Refugee and Entrant Assistance Program

Class: Full-Time/Exempt
Reports to: Senior Program Manager, Preferred Communities
Location: In-person only

POSITION SUMMARY:

JFS-Greenwich seeks a Case Manager, for the Refugee and Entrant Assistance Program to provide initial resettlement case management services for recently arrived Haitian/Cuban entrants through the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Preferred Communities programs. The Case Manager provides direct resettlement services to refugees in the Fairfield County area and ensures that service provision is compliant with the underlying agreements and guidelines. This position requires fluency in Haitian Creole.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acquired comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of programmatic requirements for JFS-Greenwich resettlement programs.
  • Ensures compliance with all requirements stipulated by Office of Refugee Resettlement Guidelines.
  • Conducts community outreach and coordination to both identify eligible clients as well as identify resources or organizations that can support various client needs. Receives and responds to phone and email inquiries from refugees who are seeking resettlement services; receives and responds to external partners referring for resettlement services.
  • Screens refugees for eligibility for resettlement services and conducts initial assessment of needs; assigns new cases to Case Managers.
  • Participates in creation of family self-sufficiency plans, and subsequent referrals, services and follow-up for refugee clients for up to 90 days.
  • Collaborates with Volunteer Services staff to ensure refugee clients receive support through volunteer mentorship and in-kind donations.
  • Collaborates with Community Integration staff to refer refugee clients to employment services and ensure coordination in provision of employment and case management services.
  • Coordinates staff, volunteer and/or intern-led cultural orientation workshops on topics relevant for refugee clients (such as housing); develops and updates curriculum as needed; provides training, support and feedback to instructors.
  • Ensures necessary internal referrals to programs for services concurrent with or following the initial resettlement period.
  • Coordinates disbursement of direct financial assistance to refugee clients, including maintaining comprehensive documentation (individual case file and program-level).
  • Maintains caseload of direct service clients, and performs other direct services, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Completes all required case management forms and compiles required case file documentation, including detailed case notes, in a timely fashion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor in support of JFS-Greenwich organizational goals and needs.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency in Creole/Haitian required.
  • Undergraduate degree, or H.S diploma and relevant work experience, Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Previous experience in refugee resettlement or social services required.
  • Excellent writing skills; experience with reporting preferred.
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity and excellent cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task several urgent projects in a fast-paced environment.

Refugee Resettlement Case Manager- Intensive Case Management Program

Class: Full-Time/Exempt
Reports to: Senior Program Manager, Preferred Communities
Location: In-person only

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Refugee Resettlement Case Manager (RRCM) works directly with refugees, asylee, SIV and trafficking victims by providing direct case management services, group support, and employment services with a trauma informed service delivery focus. The (RRCM) will be instrumental in cultivating connections and ensuring access to therapeutic services and community resources. The (RRCM) will work with the team of JFS wrap around services, volunteers, and community agencies to ensure comprehensive integration for refugee families in the Greater Greenwich community.  The (RRCM) will also be involved in the Refugee Resettlement process by assisting new refugee families that arrive in CT and assisting with resources and basic needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver workforce/outreach services.
  • Provide case management for all refugee clients assigned.
  • Welcome new refugee families that are arriving in the United States and being resettled in the greater Greenwich community.
  • Attend statewide meetings for specific contracts pertaining specifically for refugees, immigration, and trafficking victims.
  • Document all case notes and interventions on required systems.
  • Provide outreach and engagement to local community partners and potential referral sources who are involved with refugee populations.
  • Attend quarterly meetings with active volunteer groups including faith-based congregation and volunteer groups.
  • Participate in special projects assigned by CEO and Director of Immigration and legal services as needed.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • Reports to Director of Immigration and Legal Services.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or social work from an accredited school with prior experience working with refugee, immigrant populations, master’s degree preferred
  • Driver’s license required.
  • Experience with various client populations.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Problem solving, analytical, communication and crisis management skills are necessary to assist clients and/or caregivers who may be in distress.