Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

Program Director, Immigration and Refugee Services

Employment type
Full Time
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles, CA

Overview: Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. is a 501 © (3) non-profit public benefit corporation that serves people without regard to race, sex, age, or religion. The Immigration and Refugee Department (IRD) of Catholic Charities is a Board of Immigration Appeals recognized agency that has served thousands of immigrants and refugees over many decades. IRD provides immigration and refugee services, including refugee resettlement and legal applications for naturalization, deferred action for childhood arrivals, religious workers visas, and family-based immigration petitions. Learn more at and

Position: The Immigration and Refugee Program Director will be responsible for the oversight and supervision of all aspects of the IRD program in its Los Angeles and Glendale offices. The Program Director will promote service delivery and continuous quality improvement that is aligned with the Catholic Charities’ mission of providing services to the poor and vulnerable and advocating for social justice. The IRD Program Director reports to the Director of Intra-Agency Programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and oversees IRD programs. Supervises Assistant Program Director, program managers and immigration legal staff.
  • Ensures compliance with contract provisions, government regulations and ethical rules.
  • Prepares grant proposals and quarterly reports for submission to foundations and state and federal agencies.
  • Drafts program budget, monitors funding compliance and evaluates fiscal performance.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with partner organizations and pro bono attorneys.
  • Prepares IRD for significant changes in immigration law and their impact on program development and client services.
  • Develops and executes IRD’s fundraising strategies.
  • Represents Catholic Charities at community meetings and events.
  • Participates in legislative advocacy at local, state and national levels.
  • Performs related duties as required. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; Master’s degree or J.D. strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years experience in the nonprofit sector and four years managing a diverse workforce providing immigration legal services and refugee resettlement.
  • Successful track record of government contract management.
  • Experience fundraising in the private and foundation sector.
  • Spanish Preferred


Our office is located at 1530 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. This position will require regional travel. Mileage is reimbursed.

Employment Type:

Full Time, Exempt, M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including health, dental, vision, 10 paid sick days per year, 15 paid vacation days per year and 12 paid holidays/year. All new hires are subject to a 6 month probationary period and background check.

To apply

Email resume and cover letter to Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Human Resources Department; P.O. Box 15095, Los Angeles, CA 90015, fax to (213) 251-3402, [email protected], No phone calls please.

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer.