Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Refugee Cash Assistance Specialist

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Job Description

Job Overview/Summary: The Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Specialist is responsible for managing the provision of services to assist newly arrived refugee clients to attain self-sufficiency through short term cash assistance and referrals to employment services. Specifically, the RCA Specialist ensures services related to the Administration of Refugee Cash Assistance services and with screening, enrollment, monthly cash assistance, and follow-up services.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide intake, assessment, and enrollment to a caseload of Refugee Cash Assistance clients
  • Ensure monthly compliance of program participants and distribute Bank of America cards
  • Recertify clients for RCA at month 6, and screen monthly for continued eligibility.
  • Work with the Economic Empowerment Supervisor and if needed, TXOR, to screen Cuban Entrants for RCA eligibility
  • Reconcile monthly RCA payment with finance staff
  • Administer monthly cash assistance payments and track expenses
  • Refer RCA clients to employment services, ELI services, and other services as appropriate
  • Ensure case files and reports are maintained in accordance with grant requirements.
  • Other duties as requested


  • Undergraduate degree in related field preferred.
  • Relevant professional experience required; minimum of 2 years’ experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual ability in Spanish highly desired.
  • Proven success achieving goals and working effectively with all levels of staff in a multicultural environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Valid driver’s license, access to a personal, insured vehicle, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:​We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and Mental Health struggles.

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