Minneapolis Director of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs

The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

The City of Minneapolis is establishing The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, an exciting and vital resource to ensure that Minneapolis is a safe and welcoming place for all. The Office, housed in the department of Neighborhood and Community Relations, will support our One Minneapolis goal to “eliminate disparities so that all Minneapolis can participate and prosper." The Office is anticipated to begin operations in mid-April 2018.

We are seeking a strong leader with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, public administration, criminal justice or a related degree and at least five years of experience in program, policy and legislative advocacy, including experience in immigration or refugee programs or policy development in language access or citizenship.

We will also consider any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge and skills. Apply by March 16, 2018 at minneapolismn.gov/jobs!

Responsibilities of the Office include:
Educate policy-makers, City departments and the public on the needs of immigrant and refugee communities, and represent the City in the public discourse around immigration with constructive messages.
Analyze the impact of City programs and policies on immigrant and refugee communities, and recommend improvements.
Lead a multi-departmental team to create programs and activities that strengthen the City’s immigrant and refugee communities.
Manage referrals to community organizations that serve immigrants and refugees, providing information and contacts.
Support the establishment of an Immigrant and Refugee Commission upon approval of City Council.
Build strategic, meaningful relationships with stakeholders and the larger community to advocate on behalf of immigrant and refugee families.
Coordinate work with the department’s community specialists concerning immigrant and refugee initiatives.
Support the City’s membership and activities with local, regional, national and international networks, collaborations and organizations.

View the full job description and qualifications.
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