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Nashville International Center for Empowerment

Housing and Resource Specialist

Nashville International Center for Empowerment


Job Summary

Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE), established in 2005, is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3
community base organization dedicated to ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potentials
now and for generations to come. The Housing & Resource Specialist will report to the R&P Program
Manager. The Housing & Resource Specialist will coordinate all services in establishing housing for
newly arriving refugees and be responsible developing partnerships with vendors to secure housing items.
This is a full-time 40+ hour position.

Job Responsibilities

Major Responsibilities:

  •  Develop and maintain relationships with apartment complexes or other housing resources
  • Complete apartment bookings and utility set ups for new arriving families
  • Develop relationships with companies, organizations or individuals to secure quality housing items through purchase or in-kind donations
  • Scheduling, picking up and delivering furniture donations
  • Organize and maintain a donation storage unit
  • Coordinate apt set ups with staff or volunteers
  • Schedule and lead apartment set ups – ability to lift and move heavy items repeatedly
  • Ensure refugee families are provided all required household items and all paperwork and receipts are processed
  • Effectively communicate with refugee families, staff, supervisor, donors and volunteers
  • Support Resettlement program and fellow R&P caseworkers as needed
  • Attend staff and program meetings as scheduled
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Strong written and oral English proficiency (attention to detail with paperwork)
  • Ability to drive a box truck and lift items over 75lbs repeatedly
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Knowledge of MS Office, working in databases, internet and email
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours on occasion, such as nights and weekends
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Reliable transportation
  • Previous experience working with refugees preferred but not required
  • Undergraduate degree preferred but not required
  • Candidates that can speak any of the following: Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Dari, Spanish, Burmese or Nepali preferred but not required

Additional Information


Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: $35,000-$37,000
Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and PTO, health care reimbursement and 401k

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to careers@empowernashville.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No calls or emails. Applications without requested information will not be considered.


NICE is Equal Opportunity Employer


  • Date Posted: May 12, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $35,000-$37,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM