Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Operations
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Full Time

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.

We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families torn apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants.

Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. As we continue to grow, we search for the best candidates and offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment professional development, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, company 403(b) contributions, and match, all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.

The Procurement Officer will oversee and purchase goods and services according to departmental and organizational policies and procedures that will best help the organization achieve their goals.


  • Oversee/Manage purchasing for all organization locations.
  • Negotiate LCC/LIRS contracts working with the contracted property management company and authorized company representative.
  • Effectively oversee department in the absence of the Operations Manager.
  • Collaborates with other departments and leadership to identify and develop needs and requirements for equipment, materials, products, and acceptable substitutions at HQ and other sites.
  • Drafts, explains, and implements instructions, policies, and procedures for purchasing and contract management.
  • Negotiates contracts to secure the best pricing for goods and services.
  • Maintains relationships with vendors, contractors, and suppliers.
  • Maintains and/or implements purchasing and recordkeeping systems.
  • Works with the General Operations Manager to administer the departmental budget.
  • Monitor and analyze monthly budget vs. actual expenses for the department
  • Identify and implement technology solutions that will streamline procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Innovative problem solver with demonstrated ability to critically assess existing work processes and deliver a range of viable business process improvement options for management review.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, attention to details, and the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Great negotiation skills with the ability to advocate on behalf of LIRS.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Understanding of business and management principles.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting the creation of and reconciliation of budgets (including, but not limited to tracking costs and processing invoices, vendors/contracts, and budget variance analyses). Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred in business management or equivalent years of related experience
  • 3-5 years professional office management experience.
  • 3-5 years' experience supporting business operations including contract management and purchasing, office leasing, financial/budget analysis, IT and communication system support, and operating procedure design and development.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite, with experience in Excel and enterprise solutions supporting an organization's operations.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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