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International Rescue Committee Donations Assistant in Wichita, Kansas

Requisition ID: req20102

Job Title: Donations Assistant

Sector: Administrative/General Office

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Wichita, KS USA

Job Description

Job Overview:

The Donations Assistant supports securing and distributing in-kind donations for clients across multiple programs. They help to locate, pick up and, coordinate the distribution of furniture and household items to newly resettled families in Wichita, KS. They also assist in setting up apartments and purchasing required household items, maintaining IRC storage units, and securing new donation partners to provide for our clients. This role requires lifting and moving furniture when needed as part of the housing set up process and involves direct interaction with IRC clients and community partners.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Secure in-kind donations of furniture, household supplies, and other client needs

  • Assist in the coordination of donation pickups from community members

  • Carry out household setups and purchases, including moving mattresses, furniture, and household goods

  • Assist in the assessment of household needs for newly arrived refugee families

  • General office duties, and administrative support

  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Two years of experience working in community programs or in a cross-cultural setting strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of the local social service network preferred

  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds

  • Strong written and verbal English language skills. Abilities in a language spoken by IRC’s client base a plus

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry and problem-solving purposes.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle