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

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

Reporting to the Associate Director for Family Reunification, the Program Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation - Transitional Foster Care conducts onsite monitoring visits for all program sites at least one time per year and coordinates monthly quality assurance activities.

For 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to more than half a million refugees. Since 1939, 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.

LIRS is a national organization with a budget of over $88 million per year, and over 100 staff nationwide. Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, 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 to include flexible work hours, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, professional development funds, parental leave, a 403(b) with organizational match and more!


  • Coordinate and conduct pre-services training for all Shelter and TFC field staff
  • Create and facilitate online and in person trainings using interactive video conferencing and presentations to inform field and HQ staff of the most recent standards and policies and procedures regarding residential care for UC
  • Conduct desk and site monitoring for all shelter and TFC programs including reviewing case physical files and personnel files, conducting individual interviews with program staff, accompanying case managers on visits to foster care homes, and inspecting residential programs for compliance with all ORR policies and procedures
  • Evaluating the data collected during monitoring and writing reports to detail the outcomes of the monitoring visits.
  • Requesting corrective action plans from sites as necessary.
  • In consult with AD for Foster Care, recommending additional training for program sites if needed.
  • Compiling quarterly statistical reports to submit to ORR.
  • Assist with writing proposals for existing and new programs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree in Social Work or related Behavioral Health Science is required
  • Minimum of 3 years' progressive experience in program management serving children and families required
  • 2 years progressive experiences in federal grant management including subrecipient monitoring required
  • Experience in nonprofit governance, administration, grants management and compliance.
  • Excellent writing skills required
  • Deep commitment to LIRS' core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners
Special Position Requirements
  • Licensed or license eligible strongly preferred
  • Spanish language ability strongly preferred
  • Up to 50% travel Required
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Must be able to pass an FBI background check as well as a CA/N check for every state in which they have resided in the last five years.
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