Housing Coordinator

TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to emo@emoregon.org or apply below. Position open until filled.

PURPOSE: To provide culturally specific housing advocacy to Russian/Ukrainian-speaking refugee/immigrant survivors of Domestic/Sexual Violence of Oregon and southwest Washington and coordinate state wide housing outreach. 

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the mission and goals of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) as determined by the Board of Directors, and as administered by the Executive Director and their delegates.

REPORTS TO: Slavic Oregon Social Services (SOSS) Housing Manager



CLASSIFICATION: Full time, non-exempt

BENEFITS: Salary starts at $22.85 per hour. All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, employee assistance program and employee trainings. Employees in exempt positions or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more, also receive medical, dental, disability and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.


  1. Available to carry rotating emergency phone two weeks per turn.
  2. Provide trauma-informed, survivor-led, culturally/language specific housing advocacy, case management, safety planning to DV/SA survivors with a high degree of confidentiality.
  3. Work closely with advocates and interns on coordination of housing resources.
  4. Maintain accurate and timely case files, manage data entry.
  5. Assist in narrative/quantitative monthly/quarterly reports and administration of housing specific client assistance.
  6. Facilitate housing specific training programs for community partners: social service providers, community faith leaders, law enforcement and health care workers.
  7. Lead development/implementation of innovative housing strategies for community outreach/engagement.
  8. Participate in housing specific county/state community/care coordination meetings: RCT, SHEEN, Coordinated Access Implementation, etc.
  9. Attend SOSS staff meetings, EMO staff meetings and training related to IPV, victims’ rights, trauma informed care, culturally specific mental health.
  10. Other duties as assigned.


Ability to work within the mission, vision, and ethics of EMO, and maintain an understanding of the services provided by the programs and projects of EMO.

KNOWLEDGE: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work, counseling or related field (combined education and experience from United States and/or country of origin can be substituted); Knowledge and understanding of Slavic culture and the local Slavic population; Knowledge of local victim service providers and social service organizations; Appropriate multicultural work experience with refugee populations; Must have the ability to use a computer and various software programs; Must possess valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.

SKILLS: Ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) in English and a Slavic language; Especially to treat all individuals with respect and dignity; Demonstrate high-level organizational and prioritization skills and a calm, professional demeanor.

EFFORT: Must be able to occasionally lift items of approximately 25 lbs.

RESPONSIBILITY: Ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture and sexual orientation.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including evening hours and weekends; High tolerance for ambiguity and change.


Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Slavic Oregon Social Services

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