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Program Assistant - TVAP

Arlington, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 110 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity. We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at


USCRI manages the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) across a multi-regional network of TVAP service providers in every state and U.S. territory through a cooperative agreement with the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The central purpose of the program is to help foreign national adult survivors of human trafficking achieve HHS certification and provide trauma-informed, person-centered, comprehensive case management services, facilitating timely access to benefits and community referrals so they can rebuild their lives and re-establish their ability to live independently. These comprehensive services include emergency assistance, housing, safety planning, basic needs, health, legal, education, employment, language, and assistance in accessing HHS Certification to attain further resources to the same extent as refugees.

The Program Assistant provides key programmatic and ongoing critical training and technical assistance (TTA) and outreach support to program staff and partners across ACF Regions and/or other specialized program areas, helping to ensure efficient funding allocation and quality standards of care to eligible adult foreign national victims of human trafficking. The Program Assistant position reports to the Associate Director of Trafficking Services located at USCRI’s office in Arlington, VA.


  • Serve as first point of contact and manage the USCRI TVAP national hotline and network email account and ensure prompt responses to inquiries;
  • Review and respond or forward daily inquires for follow-up action as needed and coordinate service and information referrals from service providers, resettlement agencies, partners, survivors, attorneys, law enforcement agents, and other stakeholders in coordination with Program Officers;
  • Work closely with program staff to support day-to-day program operations, ongoing training and technical assistance;
  • Support network-wide communications, assessments, and ongoing outreach to current and potential program partners;
  • Schedule webinars, trainings and assist with capacity building and onboarding for the program and network;
  • Support the development and maintenance of online e-learning courses, general website management and program database system;
  • Assist with financial and program audits to ensure efficient funding allocation and quality standards of care, and assist with designated region(s) and/or specialized program areas as assigned and needed;
  • Support efforts to ensure full compliance with OTIP Cooperative Agreement and assist in drafting and submitting the annual program proposal to funder;
  • Collect data and contribute to the analysis and reporting of programmatic outcomes;
  • Process and track enrollment services, financial expenditures, data collection, analysis and evaluation, and assist with budget status and projections for timely and accurate programmatic reporting;
  • Contribute to the service provider handbook, annual strategic programmatic workplan and program policies;
  • Participate in meetings and trainings on issues relevant to TVAP and help assist with presentations as needed;
  • Generate correspondence, administrative reports and related documentation as assigned; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).


  • Bachelor’s degree in the areas of health and social services, international affairs and/or immigration policy, trauma-informed and responsive care, with related technical assistance and training a plus, or a minimum of an Associate degree AND at least two years of relevant experience in a related field;
  • Experience working with victims of human trafficking and/or related programs aiming to increase access to critical resources for immigrant and underserved populations is preferred;
  • Experience in supporting program management, evaluation, and/or training are a plus;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically with Word, Power Point and Excel is required;
  • Knowledge or experience with database programs to meet data collection and reporting needs is preferred;
  • Quantitative skills with budget models to aid program oversight a plus.
  • Ability to work both as a team member and independently, with a high level of self-motivation, flexibility to meet goals and deadlines in a fast-paced environment is desired;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with providers, partners, and survivors of diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships and partnerships with program staff and external stakeholders and project partners;
  • Spanish language ability is strongly preferred;
  • Foreign language ability is desirable, and individuals of culturally diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds, including survivor leaders, are encouraged to apply;
  • Ability to travel domestically as required; and
  • Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace and a with a dedication to human rights, including of trafficking victims, refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and vulnerable or disenfranchised populations.


  • Satisfactory completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Program Trainings;
  • Complete additional training as identified by supervisor or Human Resources.


  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands;
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying; and
  • Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements).

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.

References will be required at time of the final interview.

No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.


U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.



Arlington, VA
22202 USA



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