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State Refugee Health Coordinator



Job Summary

State Refugee Health Coordinator

Classification: Exempt

Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range: $45,000 – $55,000 per year

Reports to: State Refugee Coordinator

Date: 06/03/2022



Inspiritus is designated by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to administer the Alabama state refugee resettlement program and serve as the State Refugee Coordinator (SRC) and State Refugee Health Coordinator’s (SRHC) office. The State Refugee Health Coordinator (SRHC) is the primary contact for all refugee health related issues in the state of Alabama. The SRHC provides health expertise and complements the responsibilities of the SRC. This position provides programmatic and technical public health support to address refugee medical screening requirements and health issues on the part of the state of Alabama and its partners. The SRHC facilitates, coordinates, and monitors all statewide activities related to the Refugee Medical Screening (RMS), Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), and Refugee Health Promotion (RHP) programs. This position reports to the SRC.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates with local health departments, refugee resettlement agencies, and the State Refugee Coordinator to enhance implementation and outcomes in the refugee health screening process
  • Collects and analyses health screening data for surveillance, trends, and identification of public health issues
  • Provides reports to the CDC, ORR, and local agencies and identifies emerging health issues in the refugee population.
  • Assists with collaborative gap analysis and procures funding to meet the health needs of newly arriving refugees to prevent costly future medical interventions and protect the public from communicable diseases
  • Oversees the daily operations of the program, including the use of the refugee database, monitoring of grants/contracts, and education of refugee and international health stakeholders.
  • Manages the medical screening program
  • Responds to disease outbreaks or other public health problems occurring in ORR-served populations.
  • Administer Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) to refugees and ORR-eligible populations in Alabama and addresses gaps in health coverage
  • Troubleshoots complex medical case management issues
  • Engages in efforts to remove barriers to ongoing care
  • Educates health care professionals, state officials, and other stakeholders on National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards and other refugee health issues
  • Coordinating with partners to leverage the expertise of state and local health departments
  • Identifying and collaborating with new partners to promote refugee health
  • Coordinate RMA activities across the state and monitor RMA providers for compliance
  • Ensure coordination between refugee resettlement agencies and health clinics
  • Address interpretation, transportation, and capacity issues at agencies and clinics to increase meaningful and timely access to medical screening
  • Develop and disseminate RMA policies and procedures to service providers
  • Promote mental health care by developing linkages between mental health service providers and refugee-serving organizations
  • Develop training materials for mainstream providers on refugee health and other trainings to respond to provider-specific needs (and/or partner with community organizations to provide such trainings)
  • Convene regularly with ORR, the Department of State, and other State Refugee Health Coordinators to promote collaboration and best practices
  • Understands and is aware of all aspects of the program’s contractual requirements
  • Organizes and coordinates the programs’ activities in compliance with all contract and regulatory requirements
  • Ensures that all services provided by the department meet or exceed contract standards and guidelines
  • Assists staff with issues or grievances that may arise with clients, the community, etc
  • Maintains personal and professional boundaries in the performance of the job
  • Forges mutually respectful partnerships with clients, co-workers, and volunteers
  • Participates in Inspiritus functions and public relations activities
  • Participates in training and professional conferences to keep abreast of current trends
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions



  • Leadership
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
  • Cultural Competence
  • Demonstrate Ethical & Professional Behavior
  • Advance Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Partnership & Relationship Management

Supervisory Responsibility


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.


Physical Demands


Regularly required to talk and hear in person and on the telephone. Required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls: and reach with hands and arms to operate a computer and other office equipment. Required to operate a personal vehicle. Employee frequently lifts and or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Travel: Up to 25% local travel

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Organizational Development, Non-profit Management, or related fields required and a minimum of five years of previous program management experience in human services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in health promotion and education in diverse community settings
  • Experience in program monitoring, evaluation, and grants management
  • Experience in planning for, implementation of, and oversight of advanced, complex, and robust data management systems (i.e., identifying, gathering, tracking, analyzing, and reporting).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment and high level of cultural competence
  • Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change
  • Ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner
  • Excellent computer skills, accurate typing, and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Must have the ability to communicate with all persons in a culturally competent manner.
  • Must be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Must own a personal multi-passenger vehicle, hold a valid Driver’s license, have a good driving record, and have appropriate personal auto insurance
  • Proven ability to negotiate and work with stakeholders; experience with organizational capacity strengthening and partnership building.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Public Administration, Public Health, or health related field preferred.
  • Minimum five years of progressive work experience managing a public health program preferred.
  • Federal grant management experience highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the U.S. refugee assistance program, including current issues, laws, and regulations governing the program, innovative practices, and approaches; previous experience working with refugees.
  • Reads, writes, and speaks a relevant foreign language.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position. 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Additional Information


Benefits at a glance


Inspiritus is a faith-based nonprofit that drives positive social change in communities across Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama.  Formerly known as Lutheran Services of Georgia and Lutheran Services in Tennessee (since 1929), our organizations merged in January of 2019 to form Inspiritus.


The new name embodies the essence of our mission and vision. Inspirit means to fill with strength or courage, and that is what we do.  We inspirit.  Learn more at



We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. Working at Inspiritus means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.

You’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, career development opportunities, and benefits like health care, Paid Time Off, flex hours, and a 403b match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful, we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: June 7, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000 per year
  • Working Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.