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International Institute is seeking mature-self starters who are well-organized, detail-oriented, able to work in fast-paced social services environment. Qualifications for each position vary. Positions include medical, dental and pension benefits. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Position Title (as follows)
International Institute
3654 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63118

EOE/AA. (Please no telephone inquiries.)
Resumes may also be emailed info@iistl.org or
faxed to (314) 773-6047.

 

CLIENT SERVICES

Health Insurance Literacy Specialist (1 - Full-time Position and 1 - Part-time Position)

Provide cultural information as it relates to health insurance needs of foreign language speakers in the state of MO. Works with community collaborators to create outreach materials for federal health insurance programs.
Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent; Bi-lingual a plus, but not required; access to a car and car insurance. Ability to work in a hectic, fast paced environment; knowledgeable use of MS Office products; able; able to work days and some evenings.
Other Information: 2 available positions, 1 full time and 1 part time, with benefits to start immediately.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Asset Specialist – Loan Originator

Responsible for helping refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs acquire financing and asset development products and receive business development services from the IISTL. Works with staff to provide clients with technical assistance to prepare and/or finalize business plans, financial forecasting and loan packaging. Increases loan and asset building portfolio by developing contacts, attracting lending and asset building customers, and completing loan processing and closing.

Skills/Qualifications: Strong computer skills including a fundamental understanding of MS applications, database management and previous experience utilizing laptop technology for communication purposes including accessing rate, credit and loan status information. Solid time management skills and the ability to organize prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, across a variety of audiences. Ability to analyze and comprehend complex financial data and provide financial alternatives. Professional and effective interpersonal skills. Bachelor’s Degree required. Car is needed for position.

Business Specialist – Loan Originator

Responsible for helping refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs acquire financing and asset development products and receive business development services from the IISTL. Works with staff to provide clients with technical assistance to prepare and/or finalize business plans, financial forecasting and loan packaging. Increases loan and asset building portfolio by developing contacts, attracting lending and asset building customers, and completing loan processing and closing.

Skills/Qualifications: Strong computer skills including a fundamental understanding of MS applications, database management and previous experience utilizing laptop technology for communication purposes including accessing rate, credit and loan status information. Solid time management skills and the ability to organize prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, across a variety of audiences. Ability to analyze and comprehend complex financial data and provide financial alternatives. Professional and effective interpersonal skills. Bachelor’s Degree required. Car is needed for position.

Citi CSIP Summer Intern

Support the Microenterprise Development Department in Monitoring, Evaluation and Outreach activities. Assist in database organization and maintenance. Provide technical assistance in the areas of their expertise.

Assist the MED team in reaching out to at least 50 clients which have been assisted by the International Institute’s Small Business Center to assess their current status. 1. Collaborate in the adaptation finalization of the Survey tool; 2. Participate in Interviewer training module; Schedule, confirm and carry out interviews

Collaborate with the MED team in survey data processing. 1. Provide data validation support; 2. Assist with data input; 3. Support MED staff in completing the survey database.

Perform any other duties related to the ongoing MED M&E and Outreach work.

Qualifications: Candidates must be completing undergraduate or graduate studies.
Other Information:Temporary Position

Economic Development Intake Specialist

Provide general reception services. Screen clients for program eligibility. Provide support to Business Specialists in routine duties to, manage client relationships and maintain client records, including but not limited to data entry into loan management software.
Qualifications: Training in office procedures and use of office equipment. Ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing; pleasant telephone manner; customer service oriented; can do approach to work. Knowledge of computers; specifically, experience in Microsoft Office is required. Good organizational skills and accuracy. Excellent problem solving and people skills also required.
Other Information: Position is 4 days a week, from Monday to Thursday. (32 hours)

EDUCATION

Citizenship Project Instructor

A full-time instructor of citizenship classes funded by a USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program scheduled to end September 30, 2015. Duties include Lead Instructor of citizenship preparation classes for students with literacy-level English (M-W afternoons & evenings); beginning-level English (Th/Fr mornings); and high-intermediate-level English (10 Saturdays January-March). Other responsibilities include client outreach and retention; tracking and counseling clients on interview readiness; training and guiding volunteer tutors; and record-keeping and reporting.
Qualifications: Requires minimum of BA degree; prior ESOL/Citizenship teaching experience preferred. Must have strong interpersonal skills, be well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

AMERICORPS STATE PROGRAM - August 1, 2014- June 30, 2015

Applications accepted through 7/31/2014, but you should apply as soon as possible.

To apply for the positions, click on the link below to search the listings at the AmeriCorps website. You will need to complete an advanced search for AmeriCorps State/National programs in Missouri at the International Institute. Register and complete the online application, along with the other required information and submit. http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

For additional information about the positions you can also contact Jane Knirr at knirrj@iistl.org

Client Services: Benefits

Help clients apply for Social Security Card, benefits (LIHEAP utility assistance, Food Stamps, cash assistance, Medicaid), register for Selective Service. Chauffer’s license needed to operate agency vehicles.

Client Services: Child Services

Enroll children in school and daycare; coordinate child care activities for families attending Enhanced Orientation; enroll children into Women Infant & Children Benefits Program; help implement Children’s Holiday Party and Back to School events.

Client Services: Employment

Help clients build job readiness skills, assist with job applications, résumés, and mock job interviews, update and maintain the client employment tracking list, teach hotel housekeeping and financial literacy classes as needed.

Client Services: Arrival Orientation

Assist securing donated supplies and furniture, set up apartments, grocery purchases and orientation, airport reception, client transportation and collaborate with other service agencies. Chauffer’s license needed to operate agency vehicles.

Client Services: Medical Services & Immunizations

Help organize immunization clinic, schedule medical appointments, arrange transportation request interpreters, assist clients find resources, resolve medical insurance issues, teach clients how to make medical appointments.

Client Services: Medical Services & Enhanced Orientation Training

Organize Enhanced Orientation, teach clients how to make medical appointments, help fill out government change of address forms; supplement services of other Medical Services Member.

Economic Development: Urban Farm Program

Assist in recruiting program participants; support field activities; assist with preparing, planting and maintaining the field; assist marketing produce; conduct outreach to Missouri farmers for apprenticeships.

Economic Development: Micro Enterprise Program

Assist clients in completing applications, provide financial education and outreach, coordinate activities and follow up on business loans, Individual Development Accounts, credit builder loans, and free tax services.

Education

Assist with volunteer recruitment, training and management for all Education programs; outreach to and retention of students for citizenship programs; schedule and/or administer citizenship mock interviews; assist with Path to Citizenship event.

Social Work Department

Assist clients with complex needs, e.g. schedule medical appointments; arrange transportation; accompany clients to appointments; provide support and advocacy with service providers; teach clients how to use public transportation, advocate for themselves at appointments; refill medications; access community services and resources.

All Members will be involved in volunteer recruitment/management; planning and implementing agency special events and assisting clients at the welcome desk, in addition to AmeriCorps trainings, service days and events.

LANGUAGE SERVICES

Part-Time Interpreters and Translators

We hold contracts with freelance interpreters and translators of over fifty languages. Currently International Institute Language Services (IILS) is in need of part-time interpreters and translators of the following languages: Thai, Mai Mai, Bosnian, Ukrainian, Amharic, Spanish, Laotian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Russian, Hindi and Dari.
(If you are a highly fluent bi-lingual speaker and you are interested in professional-level interpretation and translation, click here to submit your application online and we will contact you directly.)