Posted by: BPSOS | December 16, 2008

Việc Làm – Jobs: Emergency Response and Recovery Program Manager

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December 16, 2008: Boat People SOS is looking for a Houston-based Program Manager to coordinate our Hurricane Ike disaster recovery response. Vietnamese immigrant and refugee communities, as well as other limited-English proficient (LEP) Asian communities across the affected region, have been particularly impacted by this disaster.

This Program Manager will be responsible for representing BPSOS where regional disaster recovery plans are being developed and coordinate the development and management of various recovery programs and projects we will develop, and work with our many partner organizations to ensure LEP Asian communities receive adequate relief and recovery assistance to rebuild their lives.


Coordinate and assist with the development and deployment of BPSOS recovery programs, including outreach projects, case management, resource material translations, direct client assistance and Disaster Recovery Center operations

Collaborate with BPSOS-Houston branch management and staff, national BPSOS management, community and faith-based organizations, ethnic media, local, state and federal governmental agencies to ensure community needs are being met

Work with the fund development staff to secure sufficient resources in support of the recovery activities

Represent BPSOS at the various Long Term Recovery committees and VOAD’s and maintain relationships with disaster recovery organizations, partnerships and collaboratives across the region

Advocate for resources to be appropriately allocated to Vietnamese and other Asian immigrant and refugee communities

Provide assistance to development staff with funding proposals

Recruit and organize a pool of volunteers to boost our service and advocacy efforts

Promote the organization’s mission, core values and culture in the main Houston office and any satellite offices that may be established for this project

Perform other duties as required to fulfill the mission of the organization


College degree plus at least one year in community or social services

Proven organizational skills and ability to multitask

English and Vietnamese fluency required, bicultural background preferred

Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet)

Team player with demonstrated ability to interact professionally with staff, clients, fund and service providers and to work productively in diverse team settings or independently

Willingness to work evenings and weekends, when required

Deep commitment to justice and dignity for immigrants and their families

Reports to:

Chief Operating Officer


Depending upon experience, plus benefits.

To Apply:

Email or fax your cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to:

Human Resources Department | Fax: 703-647-6499

BPSOS is an equal opportunity employer.

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