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  • Human Resources Assistant

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    Overview

    The Human Resources Assistant will plan, perform, and coordinate human resources activities for the staff of an organization.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Administer compensation, benefits, performance management systems, and safety programs.
    • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
    • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, employee benefits, job duties, working conditions, wages, and opportunities for promotion.
    • Maintain current knowledge of required state, local, and federal employment regulations to include; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) along with others
    • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
    • Maintain and update human resources documents, such as organizational charts, employee handbooks or directories, or performance evaluation forms. This list is not all-inclusive.
    • Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, leave of absence, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates.
    • Prepare or maintain employment records related to events such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
    • Oversee the evaluation, classification, and rating of occupations and job positions.
    • Analyze training needs to design employee development, and health and safety programs.
    • Plan, organize, direct, control or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.
    • Interview job applicants coordinating efforts with appropriate management through selection process making hiring recommendations when appropriate.
    • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster a positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
    • Process hiring and benefit-related paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Conduct exit interviews and ensure that necessary employment termination paperwork is completed.
    • Record employee information, such as exemptions, transfers, and resignations, to maintain and update payroll records.
    • Keep informed about changes in tax and deduction laws that apply to the payroll process.
    • Process paperwork for new employees and enter employee information into the payroll system.
    • Conduct verifications of employment.

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Education: Bachelor's Degree, Some College Courses, Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Never be bored - you're always learning and growing
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Have a job you feel good about
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Know you are part of creating many cultures, one community
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Join a growing international team
  • LIRS Contract Specialist

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    Overview

    The LIRS Contract Specialist assists with the financial functions of the agency to include accounting, bookkeeping, and general administrative services.

     

     Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for contract disbursement and receipts and maintaining accurate ledgers for accounts payable pertaining to the LIRS contract.
    • Responsible for check writing and petty cash management
    • Reconciliation of monthly bank statements
    • Provides vouchers for all Reception and Placement expenses
    • Liaison to LIRS

    Accountabilities:

    Works in compliance with contract/funding requirements; Coordinates services with other departments of The Center to assure the refugee receives a full range of services provided by the agency; Participates in agency long-range planning to assure future growth and development of MVRCR and promote the health and well-being of the refugee community; Any other duties required by the agency.

    Qualifications:

    1. Associate's degree in Accounting or Business preferred with 1-year experience in an accounting-related position.

    2. Experience in non-profit accounting, strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

    3. Excellent interpersonal skills verbal/written skills.

    4. The ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Scheduling Coordinator - Compass Interpreters

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    Overview

    Title: Scheduling Coordinator

    Department: Compass Interpreters

    About Compass

    Compass Interpreters, a division of The Center, is a multilingual interpretation, translation, and cultural outreach organization. The department provides educational and professional services to foster cultural understanding and appreciation, promote multicultural diversity, and empower communities to embrace new populations. Compass Interpreters provides professional linguistic services to clients in languages that are relevant to refugees and immigrants who are living in our communities.

    Job Description

    The Scheduling Coordinator oversees the organization, collection, data entry, and management of electronic correspondence from interpreting assignments as submitted by Compass Interpreters and assists with scheduling of customer interpreting requests.

     

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Overseeing data finishing entry to the Boostlingo scheduling system
    • Providing all completed confirmations in an efficient manner to the Finance Department
    • Communicating with interpreters to ensure submission of electronic correspondence
    • Assisting with scheduling appointments and filing
    • Assessing coverage concerns
    • Ensuring customer satisfaction and excellent customer service
    • Assisting and coordinating with other Center departments as needed
    • Any other required duties

    The Scheduling Coordinator will:

    • Report to the manager/director
    • Coordinate entry of data into Boostlingo scheduling system and assist with assignment scheduling, be in charge of time finishing and work closely with the Finance Department
    • Need to travel fewer than 10 days a year for work
    • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time position

     

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Knowledge of and experience with working with refugee or immigrant populations and a strong interest in The Center’s mission
    • Strong communication, writing, analytical, problem-solving, time management, customer service, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong computer skills (spreadsheets, data management, Microsoft Office, and access program knowledge)
    • Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records
    • Multicultural appreciation and competency
    • Bilingual and bicultural skills preferred
    • Willingness to be proactive in initiating suggestions and changes

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. High schoul diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Knowledge of and experience with working with refugee or immigrant populations and a strong interest in The Center’s mission
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong communication, writing, analytical, problem-sulving, time management, customer service, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong computer skills (spreadsheets, data management, Microsoft Office, and access program knowledge)
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Multicultural appreciation and competency
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Bilingual and bicultural skills preferred
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Willingness to be proactive in initiating suggestions and changes

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Dynamic and diverse work environment
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Have a job you feel good about
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Work with Community Services Providers
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Never be bored - you will learn something new every day
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Increase Language Access for Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Learn about language and culture by interacting with the interpreters
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Know you are part of creating many cultures, one community
  • Translator (Independent Contractor)

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    Overview

    Department: TONE — translation of nearly everything

    Job Summary: Tune in, turn it up, join us! Provides professional translation services from requested source text to target text in accordance with Project Manager requests, client specifications, and deadlines. We hire translators on a continuing basis. All positions are as freelance translators. No full-time positions are available.

    Accountabilities: All translators report to the translation Manager and work closely with the Translation Coordinator. Translators are hired as independent contractors and can work anywhere around the world. All communication is done electronically and all translations are electronic documents. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Translate or review requested text accurately and completely, conveying the meaning of the source target into the target text
    • Ability to translate 250 words p. hour, 2,000 words p. day, 10,000 words p. week.
    • Complete accepted jobs in accordance with project specifications and within deadline
    • Format all individual document requests in accordance with the original

    Additional Employment Expectations:

    • Translation Memory software – such as Wordfast, MemoQ, SDL Trados, XTM, Across, Xbench, Déjà Vu – is an advantage
    • All applicants are subject to an interview process. Applicants may be asked to complete sample translation or deliver a small sample without payment unless proof of language proficiency, language testing, or a nationally/internationally recognized certificate is provided.

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. 2-3 years of translation experience
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A university degree or higher. Additional experience in specialized fields is an advantage
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Proficiency using Internet software (web browsers and email)
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Proficiency with Microsoft products
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including high-level fluency in both English and target language to transmit information in a clear, accurate, and effective manner

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Flexible schedule - work when you can, accept assignments when available
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Improve language access
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Help individuals achieve dreams with personal document translation
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Join a growing international team
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Be involved in doing good - tone’s work supports services at The Center
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Never be bored - you're always learning and growing
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Know you are part of creating many cultures, one community
  • Intern

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    Overview

    The Center is currently seeking individuals who are interested in interning during the Fall Semester at our organization. Additional internships are available for the Spring semesters and summer break. Specific positions may change from semester to semester. Minimum hours and workload vary depending on the department and internship position. If you're the community builder we are looking for, apply today!

    The organization prefers individuals who are pursuing studies in the following areas:

    • International Studies/Relations
    • Human Rights
    • Human Services
    • Government
    • Journalism
    • Communications
    • Public Relations
    • Computer Sciences/Graphic Design
    • Human Service
    • Language
    • Anthropology

    University students of any level of study will be considered. Prospective interns who match our organization's needs will be contacted for an interview.  After the interview process, a final decision will be made.

     

    To apply, complete the application and attach on the next page

     

    Application - click here

     

  • Interpreter

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    Overview

    Department: Compass Interpreters

    Job Summary: Provides professional interpretation services for community service providers, limited English proficient individuals, and The Center staff from the source language to the target language as requested.

    Accountabilities: Compass Interpreters was founded in 2011 and is the interpretation division of The Center. Located in Utica, NY, our skilled and experienced linguists provide interpreting services in over 50 languages. All interpreters report to the Manager of Compass Interpreters. Compass Interpreters, a division of The Center, is a multilingual interpretation, translation, and cultural outreach organization. The department provides educational and professional services to foster cultural understanding and appreciation, promote multicultural diversity, and empower communities to embrace new populations. Compass Interpreters provides professional linguistic services to clients in languages that are relevant to refugees and immigrants who are living in our community

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide onsite interpreting services for medical, social services, home visits, mental health, court, law enforcement, legal services, education (e.g., special education, state testing, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, etc.), victim services (e.g., domestic violence), human resources (e.g., orientation, training, health insurance enrollment), real estate, refugee event, and business conference.
    • Provide remote interpretation via phone and video.
    • Submit electronic timesheets, mileage forms, and other paperwork as requested in a timely manner. 
    • Participate in mandatory training and meetings.
    • If recruited as an untrained bilingual speaker, completion of Bridging the Gap training is mandatory to accept medical appointments.
    • Strong work ethics and communication skills are required.


    Additional Employment Expectations

    • If applying as an “untrained” bilingual speaker, attendance and completion of Bridging the Gap training will be required to accept medical appointments
    • Attend department information meetings as requested
    • Participate in continuing education opportunities as available

    We offer:

    • A caring environment and supportive team;
    • Competitive pay;
    • Flexible schedule;
    • Mileage and travel time reimbursement;
    • Discount medical and court interpretation training; 
    • Professional development assistance; and 
    • Statewide work opportunities.

    We are looking for interpreters that service the following language pairs:

    • English to Albanian
    • English to Arabic (Female preferred)
    • English to American Sign Language
    • English to Chinese Mandarin
    • English to Korean
    • English to Maay Maay
    • English to Nepali
    • English to Rohingya
    • English to Somali

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. High School diploma, GED or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Ability to communicate cross-culturally and act as a cultural broker
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong interpersonal skills
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong knowledge and understanding of health and education related services, multicultural orientation, and community resources with a willingness to learn and continue expanding vocabulary and knowledge as it relates to source and target language

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Be someone’s voice.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Help Your Community.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Flexible Schedule to match your availability
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Training & Mentorship available
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Improve language access
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Never be bored - you're always learning and growing
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Have a job you feel good about
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Know you are part of creating many cultures, one community
  • Volunteer Position

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    Overview

    Volunteer with The Center to help refugees, immigrants, and the greater Mohawk Valley community feel welcome. 

    We need volunteers in a number of areas, including refugee resettlement, tutoring English, assisting with citizenship test preparation, and administrative assistance. Due to COVID-19, in-person volunteer opportunities are limited. Remote volunteer opportunities are available. 

    If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, complete the application below, and submit your updated resume and cover letter on the next page. 

    The Center Volunteer Application

     

    You'll be contacted about current volunteer opportunities. Thank you for helping to create a community of welcome. 

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Ability to take direction and work independently
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Please contact The Center for more details.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. You can help a refugee or immigrant feel welcome and succeed as they create their new life here in the Mohawk Valley.
  • Volunteer - Employment & Workforce Development

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    Overview

    Volunteer with The Center's Employment & Workforce Development Department to help refugees, immigrants on the path to employment & workforce development. 

    We need volunteers to assist with job orientations and with our employment specialists. 

    If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, complete the application below, and submit your updated resume and cover letter on the next page. 

    The Center Volunteer Application

     

    You'll be contacted about current volunteer opportunities. Thank you for helping to create a community of welcome. 

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Ability to take direction and work independently
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Please contact The Center for more details.
    • Shape Created with Sketch. You can help a refugee or immigrant feel welcome and succeed as they create their new life here in the Mohawk Valley.
  • Volunteer Mentor - MAC Program

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    Overview

    Volunteer Position: MAC Mentor 

    Department: Making a Connection Program (MAC Grant)

    Position Summary: Mentors will be paired with one or more of our participants to help refugee youth and young adults achieve their academic and professional goals! 

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Meet and maintain communication with mentee
    • Provide mentee with guidance necessary for adjusting to life in America and accomplishing their goals
    • Follow-up with the MAC Program Manager to update them about the mentee's progress and any needs the mentee may have  
    • Participate in MAC programming and events   

    Accountabilities: This mentor position will be paired with a MAC participant based off of the participants needs and goals. Mentors will be required to maintain communication with their mentee and the MAC Program Manager. This is a new grant program at the Center with the purpose of matching refugee youth ages 15-24 with positive adult mentors to promote positive civic and social engagement and support individual educational and vocational advancement.

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with youth (late teens to early 20's)
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Experience with tutoring or mentoring a plus
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong Communication Skills
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A Welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Ability to take direction and work independently

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. This is a new program for the Center! Be there at the beginning and watch it grow!
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Be the reason a young person succeeds!
  • Volunteer Tutor - Naturalization Exam

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    Overview

    Volunteer Position: Tutor - Naturalization Exam

    Department: Office for New Americans 

    Position Summary: Work one on one or in small groups with immigrants and refugees studying for their naturalization exam to become U.S. Citizens. Individuals must learn 100 civics questions and be able to communicate in basic information in English.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Practice civics questions and speaking English with individuals or in small groups
    • Keep track of progress and work on areas that need improvement
    • Maintain confidentiality of clients at all times  

    Accountabilities: This volunteer will report directly to the Project Coordinator for the Office of New Americans Opportunity Center

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong Communication Skills
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Flexibility

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Help people achieve their dreams! Be the reason someone becomes a U.S. citizen!
  • Volunteer Tutor - English

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    Overview

    Volunteer Position: Tutor - English

    Department: Adult Learning and/or Office for New Americans 

    Position Summary: Work one on one or in small groups with immigrants and refugees studying the English language. 

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Practice English 
    • Keep track of progress and work on areas that need improvement
    • Maintain confidentiality of clients at all times  

    Accountabilities: This volunteer position is available for two different departments at the Center. Our Adult Learning department which provides English classes everyday through a partnership with MVCC needs tutors for some of their students. Our Office for New Americans program also needs tutors to assist individuals outside of regular English language classes or at other locations in the City where English instruction is provided.

    Qualifications & Criteria

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Strong Communication Skills
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Comfortable working with Limited English Proficient Individuals
    • Shape Created with Sketch. A welcoming attitude
    • Shape Created with Sketch. Flexibility

    Why Apply

    • Shape Created with Sketch. Help people achieve their dreams! English is needed for work, life, and citizenship. You can help a refugee or immigrant feel welcome and succeed as they create their new life here in the Mohawk Valley.

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