Assistant Director for Outreach

Baltimore, Maryland
Jan 19, 2018
Feb 23, 2018
Full Time

Assistant Director for Outreach
Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking an Assistant Director for Outreach who will provide leadership and vision in the advancement of LIRS’s outreach efforts and ensure the successful implementation of key organizational priorities. S/he will help shape, coordinate and implement outreach goals, grow the base of Lutheran, migrant and refugee leaders advocating and mobilizing for migrant and refugee rights. S/he will engage LIRS partners and networks in grass roots mobilization efforts through relationship building, resource development, training events, and campaign initiatives.


  •  Assist the Director of Outreach in the development and execution of strategic outreach campaigns and initiatives that support LIRS’s mission, priorities, goals, and issues.
  •  Build and maintain collaborative relationships with program staff, other units and departments that result in greater awareness and understanding of outreach efforts and foster collaborative opportunities.
  •  Draft, coordinate and provide strategic direction for Outreach communications with key constituencies. Liaise with Advocacy and Communications teams regarding Outreach campaign efforts and ensure internal alignment on key initiatives.
  •  Create educational outreach materials that inspire: using knowledge of LIRS programs, service lines, initiatives, and advocacy causes to create accessible educational materials that encourage and equip congregation, migrant, and refugee leaders to engage with the LIRS network and promote a more welcoming environment for migrants and refugees in their communities.
  •  Coordinate Migrants and Refugee Leadership Academy planning, execution and follow up activities. Leverage opportunities around the Academy for the development of the LIRS Speakers Bureau.
  •  Lead and participate in coalition partner meetings to represent LIRS and engage in conversations and strategic collaborative initiatives on shared outreach goals.
  •  Represent LIRS to both internal and external audiences on panels, conferences, and webinars
  •  Other duties as directed.


  • Undergraduate degree required, relevant graduate work or degree preferred.
  •  Minimum of 5-7 years of immigration or refugee work experience.
  •  Demonstrated experience and success with non-profit advocacy work.
  •  Experience and commitment to mobilizing within the faith community.
  •  Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire collaboration, action and problem-solving.
  •  Ability to multitask and excellent attention to detail with strong organizational, analytical and planning skills.
  •  Ability to navigate and collaborate with a diverse workforce.
  •  Demonstrated ability to handle increase responsibility and growth.
  •  Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and other Microsoft software is essential.
  •  Deep commitment to LIRS’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.

Organization Summary:

Headquartered in Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor, with offices in Washington, DC, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with a 77-year history, a budget of approximately $58 million per year, and over 100 headquarters staff.

LIRS is widely-recognized for its expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living within the borders of the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Thursday, February 1, 2018, via For more information about LIRS, please visit

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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