U.S. Ukraine Response Coordinator

Alight
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 25

Position description

Hello Hello! So you’re interested in joining us? Welcome, we’re happy you’re here. 

When you Join Alight, you’ll find…

A team with deep experience in co-designing solutions that create new value around the world. We know we need to always be better, and we believe in the power and abundance of everyday people, everywhere, to change the world with us.

A culture of radical accountability to our customers –as we help build a meaningful life for and with the displaced, we ask them what they want and then deliver on it. 

An organization that refuses to settle for anything less than delivering human-worthy services.

 

If you are looking to be part of a living, breathing, ever-changing organization full of disrupters and doers, then read on!

 

We are proud to work on borderless teams. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and specifically encourage members of refugee, immigrant or other displaced communities to join us. 

 

The Role

Based remotely in one of the cities mentioned above, you’ll coordinate Alight’s response welcoming Ukrainian families and newcomers to the U.S.  You’ll be guided by and receive support from the Director of the Americas. Simply put, your purpose will be to coordinate Alight’s response efforts, build true connection to the Ukrainian community, and coordinate programming to ensure the quality of the project meets the needs of Ukrainian families and hits program targets.  

You’ll know you’re doing well if:

-          Ukrainian families feel a sense of guidance, dignity and welcome in their new community.

-          Alight builds out successful connections and programming in 3-5 identified cities.

-          You have helped change the standard for what resettlement looks like.

-          Community members, corporations, foundations and governments are inspired and want to join in supporting the work.

 

The Team

You will join the brand new, U.S. Ukraine Response team. You will manage a team consisting of guides, support staff and volunteers. Behind you, you’ll be supported by the Alight team backing you up and providing back-office support to achieve project goals. 

We are proud to work on borderless teams. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and specifically encourage members of refugee, immigrant or other displaced communities to join us. 

 

The Role

Building a shared organization takes time and intention. We will always be becoming Alight, which means your work will evolve as well. For now, here’s how you could anticipate spending your time:  

Be Human Centered – You will work to keep Ukrainian families at the center of all that we do, and keep yourself and the team accountable to the human-centeredness of our activities.

Bravely Be Better – You understand the gaps in the current system and aren’t afraid to serve the customers in a better way, no matter what it takes.

Find Others – It’s going to take all of us to provide real, human-worthy homes and services to families seeking refuge.  You will work to engage with members of the Ukrainian diaspora community and a variety of other groups who believe in a shared value to achieve great outcomes.

Do the Doable – The mountain can feel big, but you know success can come in small ways, and will lead the team to have a “doing the doable” spirit.  

Project Coordination and Management

-          You will help design and oversee the implementation of our U.S. response, including our roll-out of U.S. guides in 3-5 cities as well as private sponsorship support.

-          Through your constant communication with the Ukrainian community, work closely with the Director of the Americas and other departments to build out a larger strategy for programming, engagement and communications to ensure a successful program. 

-          Oversee timely reporting, compliance and quality to financial partners.

-          Collaborate with the Alight Communications team to ensure timely and targeted communication and information flow to all internal and external partners.

-          Work closely with Alight’s Engagement/Fundraising team to ensure they have most updated vision to share with others, plan engagement activities, etc.

Building Connections 

-          Build connections with Ukrainian diaspora including associations, individuals, etc., learning from each location’s way of supporting to curate a custom support network in each identified location.

-          Build a team of U.S. guides from the Ukrainian diaspora or from newly-arrived Ukrainians and ensure their work is well-coordinated while also customized to each location’s unique context and needs.

-          Constantly engage with Ukrainian families, listening to feedback for program quality, ongoing needs and vision for the future.

-          Provide connection between diaspora communities and Alight, making linkages that create a more human-centered program.

-          Connect the dots and provide potential connections, in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, for partnerships and mutual wins.

Fundraising  

-          Through your network, support program fundraising by identifying donors and partners that are closely aligned with Alight’s work. 

-          Work closely with Connections team and the Director of the Americas to build a fundraising strategy and ambitiously pursue potential partners. 

 

 

Leadership

            Provide daily leadership to the project team, coaching and guiding them towards success.

            Represent Alight and the program with donors, media and other stakeholders to build and strengthen our external relationships and cultivate partnerships.  

            Support content creation for continuous communication with volunteers and supporters for new and continued engagement.

 

Qualifications

These are “must-haves” when you join Alight: 

Open heart and open mind. You start by listening. You believe another person’s truth and it changes you. It unlocks your way of thinking in that moment, it opens your world.  

Curiosity. You are always learning. You ask why and why again. You know that change (big and small) is constant, which means your curiosity to learn is matched with adaptability to evolve. 

Trust. You believe that people do their best, are disciplined, and care about this as much as you do. You take responsibility for your part and know how to step back and give others the space to shine. 

We’re also looking for the following competencies: 

 

            You understand complex project management.  You’re not scared of high program targets or strong accountability. 

            You are a born leader, and know how to get others behind you. You can articulate our shared vision to find others and let them join the effort. 

            You know how to analyze problems and develop doable and human-centered solutions

            You have experience making high-level connections and fundraising for initiatives

            You work well with a lot of freedom and do your best work in a culture that does the doable with whatever resources we have.

            You are a hustler, have good time-management skills and organization skills

            You deliver your work generously and take ownership of everything that lands in your lap.

            You have an infectious enthusiasm for project delivery and execution, a fanatical devotion to vulnerable people, and this isn’t your first time.  As such, you’ve had experience in a project management and rolling out complex projects.  

            You are culturally agile and are invigorated by co-creating with multiple partners.

            You have a founders’ spirit, embrace ambiguity, and are joyful to the people you serve and work beside. 

            You understand the Ukrainian resettlement context deeply and have built connections in this space.

            You have language fluency in English and Ukrainian

 

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