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Current Openings

unless indicated, all positions are located in our Washington, DC office

Director of Development

The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director of JRS/USA and creates and oversees the implementation and messaging for a strategic approach to fundraising which includes – major gifts, annual giving, special events, planned giving, and grant solicitation. The Director of Development oversees all private fundraising activities, including supervising the Development staff team, managing fundraising timelines, and monitoring fundraising budgets for income and expenditure. In collaboration with the Development team members and other JRS colleagues, the Director of Development leads efforts to raise approximately 4 million USD annually to sustain JRS/USA’s operational and programmatic costs and to provide significant assistance to JRS international programming. The Director of Development supervises a team of 4 direct reports and the position is based in Washington, D.C. with an estimated 15-20% of travel domestically and internationally.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise Development team and all components of the Development program.
  • Works with Development team to:
    • Manage a dedicated portfolio of major donors and prospects.
    • Prepare and submit funding applications and reports.
    • Plan and execute fundraising campaigns and regular appeals.
    • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects.
  • Serve as liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Direct planning and execution of special fundraising events.
  • Oversee the administration of a coordinated constituent relationship management system, Salesforce.
  • Collaborate closely with JRS International and serve as a partner to lead global development efforts for JRS.
  • Develop and manage fundraising budgets for income and expense.
  • Oversee and undertake stewardship for all donors, with the aim to deepen donor relationships with JRS.
  • Collaborate with other JRS/USA departments.
  • Engage volunteers for special development projects


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • 7-10 years of experience in development work, including demonstrated ability to secure major gifts and manage development staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and fundraising database systems (Salesforce experience a plus).
  • Knowledge of the mission of the Society of Jesus and familiarity with Jesuit Refugee Service helpful.
  • Prior experience with global humanitarian NGOs also helpful.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to


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

Human Resources Administrator

The Human Resources Administrator serves as the singular HR professional for JRS/USA, overseeing the HR needs of approximately 25 employees, based in Washington DC and in four field offices (NY, FL, TX, AZ). The HR Administrator is responsible for benefits management, policy development and interpretation, recruitment, onboarding, keeping up to date with changes to labor laws and ensuring the integrity of employee files and documentation. The HR Administrator reports to the Director of Advocacy and Operations and is based in Washington, D.C. This is a part-time, non-exempt role, requiring 24 hours of work per week.


Benefits Administration

  • Manage all staff benefits administration utilizing Paychex (HRIS), DC Health Link (medical insurance) and Smart Benefits (Metro benefits) systems.
  • Manage the open enrollment process for all benefits.
  • Ensure the accuracy of benefits vendor billing and conduct research for new benefits vendors as needed.

Recruitment and Onboarding

  • Oversee recruitment activities including formatting, circulation and posting of vacancy announcements, phone screening, interview coordination, reference checks and drafting new hire paperwork.
  • Coordinate staff onboarding and make improvements to the process as necessary to enhance the onboarding experience.


  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and federal, state and local employment legislation and ensure JRS/USA’s compliance.
  • Conduct a regular review of the employee manual, updating policies in accordance with the organizational reality, best practices and changes to employment law.

General HR

  • Respond to employment verification requests.
  • Respond to employee requests with a high level of customer service.
  • Manage regular and required employee testing (i.e. drug testing).
  • Manage annual performance review process including initiating, tracking and monitoring the various stages of the process.
  • Keep human resources files up to date with accurate information and ensure I-9 compliance.
  • Liaise with Finance team to ensure proper processing of bi-monthly payroll.
  • Conduct exit interviews with departing staff.
  • Develop strong working relationships with JRS/USA departments and JRS International Office, as necessary.
  • Oversee employee-related requirements for Federally funded grants and ensure organizational compliance by providing guidance to JRS regional and country offices, as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in human resources and/or employee benefit administration.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience utilizing Human Resource Management systems is desired.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to

JRS/USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, JRS/USA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law. We welcome applicants from a diverse spectrum of qualified candidates.

Outreach & Advocacy Intern

Working closely with the Director of Advocacy & Operations and the Outreach & Advocacy Coordinator, the Outreach & Advocacy intern will help advance JRS/USA’s mission through writing, editing and research as it relates to JRS/USA’s advocacy and outreach efforts, as well as by taking on administrative tasks. Expected time commitment is 10-15 hours per week.


  • Support implementation of a national strategy to recruit, educate and mobilize volunteers in support of JRS’s mission, with a particular focus on Jesuit institutions.
  • Support JRS/USA communication efforts by developing outreach-related content for email, social media, the JRS/USA website, and print publications.
  • Help draft and update outreach, program, and advocacy materials.
  • Assist with the development and dissemination of action alerts on issues aligned with JRS/USA’s advocacy agenda.
  • Represent JRS/USA at advocacy-related meetings and events and help staff JRS/USA events, as necessary.
  • Assist with data entry and other administrative tasks. 


  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in international relations, public policy or other relevant field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Data entry, Microsoft Office suite, PowerPoint, and social media skills.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to

JRS/USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, JRS/USA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law. We welcome applicants from a diverse spectrum of qualified candidates.

Grants and Compliance Officer

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Grants and Compliance Officer will support the daily operations of the Program Department, including grants management, reporting, tracking spending against budgets for overseas programming, and coordinating with donors on contractual issues. The Grants and Compliance Officer will work closely with JRS/USA Program Officers, global JRS offices, as well as the JRS/USA Finance Department, to ensure that all funding provided by JRS/USA to support overseas refugee assistance programming is in line with donor requirements. The Grants and Compliance Officer must be capable of making independent judgments to determine appropriate courses of action, and must take initiative in performing job duties. The position is based in Washington, D.C. and requires 20-30% travel.


Grant management

  • In collaboration with the Finance Department, review finance reports to ensure the reliability and integrity of financial information and the means used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information.
  • Analyze program and financial reports to verify that spending and program activities are in alignment and compliant with private and US government grant regulations.
  • Support the Finance and Program Departments with the review and analysis of project and program budgets and proposals.
  • Coordinate with global JRS offices to address any US Government grant-specific stipulations in a timely and accurate manner, such as:
    o Approval for construction
    o Inventory reports
    o VAT reports
    o Branding requirements
    o Maintenance of personnel files
  • Coordinate financial and program reporting of JRS/USA private grants awarded to global JRS offices.
  • Travel to the field as necessary to monitor program quality and progress and provide training on US institutional and private funding guidelines.
  • Review any subcontracts and service agreements to guarantee adherence to JRS and donor policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.


  • Ensure program compliance with internal and donor-mandated requirements, assist in the monitoring of grants and programs funded through US institutional and private donors, and promote a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization.
  • Manage donor communication on compliance-related matters as needed and act as a channel of communication to receive and direct compliance issues to the appropriate resources for follow-up and resolution.
  • Ensure that JRS policies, documents, and standard operating procedures such as program, administration, finance, procurement, and human resources comply with institutional and private donor regulations.
  • Train/refresh global JRS offices on US Government-funded program compliance requirements, produce compliance knowledge materials to share with offices, and work as a liaison between JRS offices and donors to respond to any compliance-related matters that arise.
  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, develop corrective action plans for resolution of issues, and provide guidance on how to avoid or handle similar situations in the future.
  • Remain informed of any changes or updates to US Government and other institutional donor regulations and communicate these changes to affected offices.
  • Coordinate with JRS Human Resource staff to promote compliance with JRS frameworks and guidelines (Code of Conduct, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Child Safeguarding, Security Plans, etc.) and ensure these guidelines adhere to institutional donor requirements.
  • Provide compliance-related guidance in the exploration of new funding opportunities.
  • Carry out any other tasks as assigned by the Director of Programs


  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Business Management (Administration), Economics and other related fields. Master’s Degree is preferred but not required.
  • Solid knowledge of, and experience working with, institutional donors, including during the contracting and award management process, or willingness to learn. Experience with U.S. Department of State or USAID strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of U.S. Government grant management regulations and policies.
  • Knowledge of contract management and procurement.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in the nonprofit industry, preferably related to emergency relief, international development, or with a non-governmental organization or donor agency.
  • Ability to communicate and develop key working relationships remotely with international colleagues in a diverse, multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams, email, and other programs.
  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written) in English, including editing and writing.
  • Proficiency in French or Spanish is preferred.
  • Authorized to work in U.S. required.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to

JRS/USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, JRS/USA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law. We welcome applicants from a diverse spectrum of qualified candidates.