Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Refugee Housing Coordinator (Full Time)

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/26/2022 9:01 AM)
# 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 Housing Coordinator will find, rent and prepare housing for newly arriving refugees.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Find apartments for newly arriving refugee clients through established network of landlords.
  • Recruit and screen new landlords.
  • Rent apartments as needed for newly arriving refugees. Follow the USCCB home safety checklist to ensure that housing is appropriate and safe.
  • Requisition checks for first month’s rent.
  • Maintain communication with landlords to ensure smooth resettlement of newly arriving refugees.
  • Act as a liaison between refugees and landlords when housing issues arise.
  • Pick up donated furniture and household goods, driving the agency truck.
  • Set up and prepare apartments with furniture and basic household goods.
  • Complete the home safety checklist for each property before the refugees move in. Report to the landlord regarding any safety issues, and ensure that issues are corrected before the family moves in.
  • Report areas of concern to case managers.
  • Maintain records of donated furniture and household goods which are provided to clients. Prepare a summary for reporting purposes quarterly.
  • Regularly attend agency staff meetings.
  • Maintain guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures.


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry: Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience working with culturally diverse families or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.


Skills/Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word.


Licenses/Certificate/Clearances:Valid NYS Driver’s License, registered and insured vehicle, NYS Child Abuse Registry Clearance.


Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:   Mobility sufficient to drive to and participate in meetings at client’s homes and/or community facilities which may not meet Federal accessibility standards for disabled individuals. Manual dexterity sufficient to work with children/adults in a challenging and active environment.


Required Trainings: VIRTUS, Corporate Compliance, Core Updates, Defensive Driving


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