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Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) is a coalition of thirty-nine U.S.-based nonprofit organizations supporting and protecting the rights of forcibly displaced people. Since 2000, we have served as the only national coalition devoted to forcibly displaced people in the United States. With a diverse community of members, our work focuses on advocacy, strategic communications, and programmatic coordination. As a thought leader and convener, we advance collective learning and action to respond to displacement crises, transform humanitarian systems, and help affected communities thrive.

Position Overview

RCUSA is seeking a highly motivated Project Coordinator to lead the launch of the “Integration Self Assessment” pilot project, developed in partnership with Refugee Congress and World Relief. This project is a result of the “Integration Outcomes for Forcibly Displaced Persons” report and aims to create a tool that allows forcibly displaced people (FDPs) to provide essential data for resettlement agencies and other stakeholders. The data collected will enhance integration services and programs for FDPs. By redefining integration metrics, this project seeks to better assist FDPs in rebuilding their lives, contributing to society, and strengthening the fabric of the United States.

The project is governed by a Project Council made up of personnel from the three core partners – Refugee Council USA, World Relief/World Relief Chicagoland, and Refugee Congress. 

The survey will be administered in person in the Chicago region, where World Relief has three local refugee resettlement offices, all reporting to World Relief Chicagoland, headquartered in Chicago.

Roles and Responsibilities

As directed by RCUSA, and in accordance with the decisions of the Project Council, the Project Coordinator for the Integration Self Assessment Pilot’s responsibilities will include:

Survey/Research Design

  • Support project partners in reviewing and refining the self-assessment survey
  • Support project partners in refining a survey research design and methodology, including sampling criteria, privacy/security protocols, etc. 

Project Coordination

  • Schedule and staff meetings of the Project Council and manage logistical and substantive elements of the project, ensuring that timelines and deliverables are met.

Survey Management

  • Provide ongoing technical assistance for the surveying, by project partner World Relief Chicagoland, of participants with lived experience in forced displacement.
  • Work closely with World Relief Chicagoland staff on day-to-day project coordination
  • In close cooperation with World Relief Chicagoland, compile, store, and organize quantitative and qualitative data from survey participants.

Evaluation Study

  • Help develop and implement an evaluation study to assess the impact and effectiveness of the Integration Self Assessment Pilot.

Knowledge Management

  • Establish a knowledge management system to organize and store project data, reports, and findings.

Write-up of results and final report

  • Coordinate and serve as a key member of the writing team responsible for producing various work products, including a final public report and reports to the funder
  • Coordinate with designers on the public report
  • Coordinate the dissemination of the public report


  • Must be aligned with RCUSA’s mission to protect the rights of forcibly displaced people and build more welcoming societies.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Graduate-level training in survey research methods preferred.
  • Prior experience with survey research projects preferred.
  • Professional-level fluency in spoken and written English required; competency in a second language is desirable
  • Experience in project coordination or management.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of forced displacement and integration issues is a plus.
  • Demonstrated capacity for working in cross-cultural settings.

This is a part-time role, paying $75 per hour that requires an average of approximately 25 hours per month over a 14-month period from December 1, 2023 through January 31, 2025. Actual hours will vary considerably from week to week over the course of the project, but will typically range between 5 and 7 hours per week. 

This is a remote position, but the job will require some travel to the Chicago region and Washington DC. Special consideration will be given to applicants based in the Chicago region. 

People of color, ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees, women, and LGBTQIA+ people are particularly encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by November 15 to with the subject line: Integration Project Coordinator.