RIF Project Coordinator

RIF Asylum Support
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 18

Position description

RIF Asylum Support is a New York City-based non-profit dedicated to serving asylum seekers on their road to safety. Founded in 2006, RIF has developed a proven model that builds a community of asylum seekers, volunteers, advocates, and attorneys who unite around the causes of immigrant and refugee rights.

We provide hundreds of new arrivals the services and guidance they need to get back on their feet such as pro bono legal consultations, job search tools, education advice, health insurance, and psychosocial support. Since its inception, RIF has helped more than 3,000 asylum seekers, many of whom were political activists or journalists who spoke out against human rights violations in their own countries and faced incarceration and torture by their governments.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Organizing bimonthly asylum community meetings
  • Maintaining/expanding RIF’s extensive organizational partnerships
  • Managing RIF’s website
  • Reviewing all written internal and external content

RIF’s staff consists of the Executive Director and Project Coordinator, assisted by a broad array of highly-experienced pro bono attorneys and volunteers. This administrative position will require 16 hours of work per week, including in-person meetings, travel within New York City, and remote work. It will report directly to the Executive Director. As this is a part-time position, it does not include a benefits package.

The position will start on August 1, but training will occur during July. You must be available to meet for in-person training at least three times during July (dates TBD). We are located at a co-working space in Chelsea.

We are small organization that prides itself on flexibility and building personal relationships with clients. The Project Coordinator must be willing to change directions on the fly and embrace uncertainty in this time of rapidly changing asylum policy.


  • Be located in New York City
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a related field
  • At least 2 years of administrative/coordinator experience at a non-profit
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills, particularly for grant reports and donor relations
  • Familiarity with G Suite
  • Comfortable using Facebook
  • Knowledge of current asylum policy

Highly Preferred

  • Master’s degree in international relations or a related field
  • Spanish fluency
  • Experience with Squarespace and Mailchimp

Application instructions

Please review our website (www.rifnyc.org) prior to applying. If you meet all of the above requirements, submit a resume and short (one page or less) cover letter directly addressing your qualifications to [email protected].

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