Director of Immigrant Services

Nonprofit Social Services

LifeWorks Community Action is a non-profit organization committed to providing comprehensive support and assistance to individuals and families with low-incomes in Saratoga County and Upper Capital Region. The Immigrant Services Department fosters inclusivity, empowers communities, and advocates for the rights and well-being of immigrants.

The Director of Immigrant Services is a key leadership role responsible for overseeing and enhancing all aspects of immigrant-focused programs and services provided by LifeWorks Community Action. This position requires a dynamic and compassionate leader with a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by immigrants and a commitment to creating a welcoming and supportive environment.

Major Duties:

Program Development and Management:

  • Develop and implement innovative and effective programs and services to meet the diverse needs of immigrants.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality, culturally competent services that align with the organization's mission and goals.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate immigrant services into the overall service framework.

Staff Leadership and Development:

  • Recruit, train, and supervise a team of dedicated professionals to deliver exceptional immigrant services.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment that promotes teamwork and professional growth.
  • Provide ongoing support and mentorship to staff members.

Community Engagement and Partnerships:

  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders to enhance the impact of immigrant services.
  • Represent LifeWorks Community Action at community events, meetings, and collaborations to promote awareness and collaboration.

Grant Writing and Fundraising:

  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities to sustain and expand immigrant services.
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals, reports, and other documentation to secure funding.

Advocacy and Policy Development:

  • Stay informed about immigration policies and issues affecting the community.
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of immigrants through active participation in advocacy efforts and policy development led by the Board of Directors and Executive Director.

    Position offers a salary of $60,000 to $65,000 annually.


Education: BA or BS, MA preferable, in social work or social sciences including course work related

To cultural diversity, Latin American/Latino studies, education, social work or human services.

Language Abilities: Must be fluent in Spanish and English, including the ability to write, read and

speak in both languages.

Experience/Job Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in program management, preferably in immigrant services or related areas.
  • Strong understanding of immigration policies, cultural competency, and the challenges faced by immigrant populations.
  • Proven leadership and supervisory skills, with the ability to motivate and manage a diverse team.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and advocacy.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to LifeWorks Community Action is an equal opportunity employer.

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