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Position Opening: Assistant Director for Policy, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

The Assistant Director for Policy works with the Director for Policy and the National Director to develop and promote Jesuit Refugee Service/USA policy positions on issues involving refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons. The Assistant Director for Policy supports overall JRS/USA policy objectives by monitoring national and international legislation and public policy and advocating to the U.S. government and international bodies on issues of interest to the organization. This position has geographic responsibility for Latin America and the Caribbean, and sectorial responsibilities for U.S. asylum and detention policy. 

Qualifications include:

• A strong commitment to the mission of JRS/USA in service to refugees and displaced persons
• An advanced degree in public policy, law, international affairs, or a related field
• Substantial experience in refugee, asylum and migration issues, with emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean, and U.S. asylum and detention policy
• A solid understanding of U.S. foreign and domestic legislative and policy development processes
• Familiarity with the policy development processes within UNHCR and other relevant international bodies
• Excellent writing and speaking competency in both English and in Spanish
• An ability to work independently and to manage multiple responsibilities efficiently
• An ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
• Willingness to undertake occasional domestic and international travel

Compensation includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits. 

JRS/USA is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary history by December 8, 2014
to jrsjobs@jesuits.org. Do not use the contact form below. No phone calls, please.  

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is a Catholic non-governmental organization whose mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. As one of the ten geographic regions of Jesuit Refugee Service, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA serves as the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries, mobilizing their response to refugee situations in the U.S. and abroad. 


Please do not send unsolicited résumés or inquiries for other positions. 

To see if there are jobs open in other Regions of JRS, please visit the International Office website.





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