Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Refugee Volunteer/Capacity Building Coordinator

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/2/2021 2:58 PM)
# of Openings
Refugee Services


Thrive and Change Lives


At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion


The Volunteer/Capacity Building Coordinator will recruit, screen and supervise volunteer, parish and group involvement in refugee resettlement services.  Make presentations to parishes, groups, and businesses regarding refugee resettlement. Educate parishes about refugee resettlement, and recruit parishes for involvement through mailings, and presentations to parish councils and other groups. Develop opportunities for parish involvement with refugees. Educate community groups and individuals about refugee resettlement work, and develop opportunities for involvement with refugees. Educate student groups about refugee resettlement work, and recruit student involvement through presentations to colleges, high schools, confirmation classes and student groups. Develop service activities. In consultation with the CCOC Volunteer Coordinator, recruit, screen, place, orient, direct and supervise volunteers from parishes, schools and the community. Maintain volunteer applications for all active volunteers. Ensure that applications are completed before volunteers begin service. Ensure that volunteers complete Protecting God’s Children training within 60 days of beginning service. Maintain accurate records of volunteer activities, volunteer hours and donations. Submit reports to the funding sources as required; including monthly POWIR reports. Coordinate furniture/household donations to the Refugee Resettlement Program by contacting donors and arranging pick-ups. Work closely with the Refugee Resettlement Driver and Pick-up team. As needed and appropriate, assist with other activities of the Refugee Resettlement Program. Attend weekly staff meetings. Submit reports to the funding sources as required; including monthly POWIR reports.


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry: BA/BS Required. Experience working with individuals from diverse ethnic groups. Experience working with refugees. Comfort in speaking to groups.


Licenses/Certificate/Clearances: Valid N.Y.S. Drivers License and insured vehicle, N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance.


Skills/Abilities: Excellent written and oral communication. Ability to work with a variety of ethnic groups. Creative problem solving and conflict resolution.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Speech and hearing sufficient for constant in-person and telephone communication. Vision sufficient to qualify for a New York State Driver’s license. Mobility sufficient to drive to and participated in meetings at locations which might not be accessible to disabled individuals. Manual dexterity sufficient to write.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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