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, ethnic community based organization dedicated to ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential 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

  • 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


Paid holidays, vacation and PTO, health care reimbursement, and 401k

How to Apply

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



Nashville International Center for Empowerment does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity/expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors.


  • Date Posted: September 13, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: 35,000 - 37,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/week