Country: Belgium
Organization: HIAS
Closing date: 31 Mar 2022


HIAS Europe is seeking a Jewish Community Ukraine Crisis Response Coordinator to coordinate the Jewish community response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis. The interest from European Jewish communities, social services, youth movements, organizations, individuals, etc., to get involved in support of Ukrainian refugees has been overwhelming. This position seeks to support coordination efforts at the regional level and provide technical support to local Jewish community initiatives, thereby hopefully sustaining European Jewish community engagement on behalf of refugees.

The incumbent will work specifically with Jewish communities in Europe who are supporting or seek to support the immediate needs of Ukrainian Jewish and non-Jewish refugees. The offer of support from communities across Europe has been wide-ranging, and communities and individuals are reaching out to HIAS Europe on a daily basis offering financial support, accommodation, translation services, and more. The initiatives are overwhelming, and coordination would facilitate a more efficient allocation of resources and referral network within Jewish communities in Europe.

Communities that have mobilized across Europe include communities in Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium. In fulfilling this role, the Coordinator will work in close collaboration with Jewish Organizations including ECJC, Bnai Brith Europe, EUJS, EJC, WJC, JDC, CEJI and others. The Jewish Community Ukraine Crisis Coordinator will report to the director of HIAS Europe, and work in close coordination with the HIAS Community Engagement team in the US.


Liaise with other Jewish organizations and work with Jewish communities to welcome and provide housing and other urgent support to displaced Ukrainians.

Liase directly with communities on the ground to identify need and the best ways of supporting communities.

Support linkages with regional and local partners to deliver high quality programming.

Engage in training and mentoring activities as appropriate.

Maintain databases, and support matching of host communities with refugees in need of temporary accommodation.

Support program development in support of longer term local integration, as appropriate.

Support resettlement programs, including consular support.


A background in social services and understanding of social service infrastructure

Flexibility to adapt responsibilities with changes in the crisis and needs of the communities

Familiarity with Jewish community settings in Europe

Experience working in Emergency Response settings useful

Excellent English language skills essential, Russian/Ukrainian and French preferred

Availability to travel to communities across Europe

Ability to work well with others and rapidly adapt to new countries/contexts.

Flexibility to work in challenging environments and with high workloads, potentially with limited mobility.


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Phone screen with a HIAS recruiter.

Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS employees.

Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.

Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening.

Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts, and history of the Jewish people – a history of oppression, displacement, and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history, and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the Belgium, the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission, and values.


HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity.


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.


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We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice • ??? (Tzedek)

We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • ??? (Chesed)

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • ?????? (Chevruta)

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

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We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • ??? (Ruach)

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience


HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status.

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