The UNRWA USA family is always on the lookout for awesome people to join us in helping do more good for Palestine refugees.

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program Officer

Position: Program Officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Washington DC

A new position at UNRWA USA, this is a unique opportunity for a programs officer or project manager, who is passionate about issues facing refugees, the Middle East, and Palestine, to build out meaningful nationwide programs in support of UNRWA USA’s mission.

What you’ll do:

  • Build, structure, and manage a range of programs (including planning, recruitment, outreach, selection, implementation, reporting):

    • UNRWA Alumni Association and associated endowment

    • UNRWA USA University Scholarship Fund

    • UNRWA USA Volunteer Program

    • UNRWA USA Internship Program

  • Create cases for support of UNRWA’s work and winning grant proposals, and build long-lasting relationships with foundations across the country in coordination with the Executive Director;

  • Conceptualize, develop, and coordinate public advocacy and educational campaigns that align with the organization's mission and goal of increasing American awareness of the plight of Palestine refugees and UNRWA’s work;

  • Serve as the organization’s Salesforce administrator and liaise with consultant in order to ensure that we are maximizing efficiency and capitalizing on the full features and benefits of the system based on staff needs;

  • Assist with stewardship activities to build long-standing relationships with individuals, communities, and like-minded organizations.

Why you’ll love us:

Our team is passionate, progressive, and dedicated to showing Palestine refugees that Americans care. We love what we do, and we genuinely enjoy working together toward our mission. In this capacity you will be required to travel domestically, with the potential of occasional travel to the Middle East.

We offer an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Annual salary range beginning at $55,000 and commensurate with the candidate’s experience;

  • Health insurance;

  • Paid holidays;

  • Generous paid time off;

  • Convenient location in upper Dupont Circle, Washington DC, in a collaborative work space with amenities such as lounge areas, brainstorming rooms, quiet room, game room, bike storage, unlimited coffee (including nitro brew) and tea, and an open-air patio.

Why we’ll love you:

  • You’re innovative and know how to take initiative while working in a collaborative, fast-paced, creative environment with a small team;

  • You’re known for your can-do spirit, critical thinking skills, creativity, resourcefulness, consistency, and people skills;

  • You can demonstrate program or project management and fundraising experience;

  • You're up-to-date on current trends and technologies;

  • You have strong working knowledge of Salesforce or other similar CRMs;

  • You have at least a BA/BS and/or project management certification;

  • You’re willing and have the ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

Skill we’d like you to have (not required):

  • A strong understanding of UNRWA’s work and the situation for Palestine refugees;

  • Experience working with the Arab American community;


If you are interested and are available for a start date at the beginning of February, please submit the following materials by January 8, 2018 to info@unrwausa.org:

  • Resume and cover letter

  • Any relevant work samples or certifications

  • Salary requirements

  • Names and contact information of two professional references who served in a supervisor role for you


UNRWA USA is an independent 501c3 nonprofit that supports the humanitarian and human development work of UNRWA through fundraising, education, and advocacy.

UNRWA USA aims to promote a life of dignity and human development for Palestine refugees by informing the American public about UNRWA’s work and generating support for its programs in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank including East Jerusalem, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Due to the high number of applications we receive, only selected candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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