Knoxville: (865) 540-1311
| Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911
Knoxville: (865) 540-1311 Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911

Job Opportunities

Case Manager, Full-time position, Chattanooga office 

Bridge Refugee Services- Chattanooga Office is looking for dedicated people for the Case Management position

The case manager position is a full-time position. Candidates must own their own vehicle and have car insurance.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate apartment set up for arriving refugees. This often includes moving furniture and household goods into the apartment
  • Develop Self Sufficiency Plans with clients, assisting them to develop realistic goals for their resettlement period
  • Maintain detailed and timely case notes and financial logs in compliance with Bridge’s grants agreements
  • Facilitate and supervise cultural orientation sessions for new refugees
  • Educate refugees about their rights and responsibilities
  • Assist refugees to enroll in English Classes
  • Communicate regularly with the Department of Human Services (DHS), Social Security office, healthcare facilities, and other social service agencies
  • Assist the Volunteer Manager with recording volunteer time and donations for Bridge’s programs
  • Maintain communication with clients and resolve conflicts through appropriate interventions
  • Orient clients to community resources
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested by the Associate Director

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, International Studies, or a related field.
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Preference for candidates who speak Arabic, Spanish, Swahili, Kirundi
  • Cross-cultural experience and ability to work with multi- cultural clients
  • Passion for serving and empowering refugees
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

Supervisor:  Associate Director

To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Marina Peshterianu mpeshterianu@bridgerefugees.org .

Part Time Financial Manager, 25 hours a week, flexible schedule

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an accounting field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of Accounting experience
  • Experience in managing accounting systems including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll
  • Experience in budget preparation, management , analysis and reporting
  • Experience in managing and monitoring state and federal contracts and reporting requirements
  • Experience in financial management with a nonprofit organization preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement financial policy and accounting procedures
  • Prepare federal payroll tax reports and state unemployment tax reports
  • Prepare W-2s, W-3s, 1099s, and 1096s as required by IRS
  • Prepare miscellaneous tax returns, surveys, and financial information forms as requested
  • Develop internal expense reporting forms, payroll personnel forms, timesheets, and other administrative forms necessary for business reporting
  • Maintain financial supporting documentation and files, including copies of checks, invoices, contracts, and leases
  • Monitor daily cash balance and move funds between savings and checking as needed
  • Monitor financial transactions and expenditures to assure they comply with company policies and procedures
  • Prepare accounts payable checks
  • Prepare payroll checks
  • Reconcile the checking account; follow-upon outstanding checks
  • Prepare billing to TOR, EMM-IRP, CWS-IRP, CWS-MG, and EMM-MG
  • Monitor the receipt of incoming cash from billings; follow-up on late receipts
  • Prepare monthly general journal entries
  • Update monthly accruals for payables and receivable
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, and share them with the Board of Directors
  • Participate in quarterly board meetings, or any meeting with board members as requested, to discuss financial statements and budgets, and respond to questions that arise
  • Compare and monitor budget to actual results
  • Close out accounts at year-end, prepare year-end trial balance, and enter the post- closing entries as determined by the independent auditor
  • Prepare annual audit schedules, analyze confirmations and audit samples in cooperation with the independent auditor
  • Implement recommendations made by independent auditors and federal monitors
  • Maintain good working relationships with financial staff of our funding sources and with our bank representatives
  • Report on finances, present financial statements and budgets to Board of Directors, and respond to their questions and direction
  • Other assignments as requested by Executive Director and/or Board of Directors

Salary: $ 25- $30/hour based on the experience.

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Location: Knoxville, TN 3839 Buffat Mill Rd

How to apply: Send your resume, a cover letter and three references including one of your supervisors to the Executive Director, Drocella Mugorewera at dmugorewera@bridgerefugees.org