Travel Coordinator

Leake and Watts Services, Inc.

Full-time Leisure Agent Yonkers, NY

Rising Ground

Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn.


At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.

The Unaccompanied Alien Children Program provides temporary residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the POH program provides a safe and nurturing environment for 439 youth as well as therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive.

The travel Coordinator will be responsible for the overall coordination of the travel arrangements needed to reunify a person supported with his/her sponsor. The Travel Coordinator will also coordinate any other travel arrangements needed for the minors during their placement at Rising Ground. The Travel Coordinator will supervise two travel staff in the program

  1. Oversee a team of 20 plus to coordinate flights out as well as local pick ups
  2. Contact airlines representatives to secure flights to the destination the children are going to
  3. Maintain daily communication with the Program Director, Assistant Program Director, Lead Case Worker, Shift Leaders, and Program Nurse for the full operation of the job
  4. Ensures that all travel needs are planned, organized, and executed in a timely manner
  5. Maintenance of all Program vehicles
  6. College degree preferable
  7. Two years' experience of administrative/managerial work
  8. Knowledge of child welfare and immigration related legislation preferred
  9. Excellent verbal, written communication and organizational skills are essential
  10. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must
  11. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a must

Job ID: 2022-2209

External Company Name: Rising Ground, Inc

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Street: 463 Hawthorne Avenue

Post End Date: 7/31/2023