Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the team of dedicated professionals at America World Adoption. The employment opportunities below will require your letter of interest, your resume and your Statement of Faith to be emailed to the respective Human Resource office.

What is a Statement of Faith? 

A Statement of Faith is a brief description of your Christian faith and how you believe it would impact your involvement with America World. It should include, at a minimum, a brief narrative of your faith journey and how that journey has continued to shape your daily life, along with a description of the spiritual disciplines that have helped to develop your faith. 

Why do we require a Statement of Faith?

As an agency, America World exists to help America’s families and the world’s orphans experience the love of Jesus Christ through the Spirit of Adoption. We strive to support families in the adoption journey, as well as promote the placement of as many children into Christian homes as possible. By requiring that our staff members are experiencing a growing relationship with Christ, we are able to provide the Christian support and guidance that helps realize this vision.

Home Study Coordinator - Virginia

America World Adoption Association, an evangelical Christian non-profit international adoption agency, is seeking an adoption Home Study Coordinator to work in the Lynchburg and Roanoke Virginia areas on a part-time, as-needed basis.

Responsibilities include conducting and writing home studies and post placements; assisting the public relations team with adoption fellowship groups and seminars as needed; meeting with adoptive families during or after business hours. The qualified candidate is a committed believer in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible, has dynamic skills to communicate with prospective families the blessing of adoption, is thorough and complete in dealing with all issues and problems, is a self-starter and able to follow through on tasks, has excellent verbal/written communication skills, and has basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).

Master’s degree in Social Work or human services/child welfare field preferred with at least two years’ experience in adoption social work or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field combined with four years’ experience in adoption social work.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and statement of faith** to Attention Human Resources at humanresources@awaa.org

India Family Coordinator

Basic Functions:
The India Family Coordinator assists the Program Director in the day to day dynamics of the India Program. He/she is also the contact between families and the India Program. The Family Coordinator has a caseload of families who are going through the different stages in the adoption process. Under the supervision of the Program Director he/she is responsible for the case management and supervision of families, organizing and assisting in the overall daily functions and administrative duties in the India program which includes, but is not limited to the following administrative tasks: referral processing, withdrawals, processing dossiers, coordinating with the travel department, and other administrative tasks as applicable to daily functioning of the program.


Basic Responsibilities:
1. Main contact and support system for families on his/her caseload
2. Familiar with regulations within the India Program and maintain contact with the Program Director and families as necessary.
3. Develop a Family Service Plan with the family to detail services and set up expectations. Amend the original plan if changes occur while in process.
4. Help to build and review dossier- Instruct families how to build dossier and review documents. Ensure all necessary paperwork is compiled, copied and mailed to the foreign country according to their requirements.
5. Communicate with families on a regular basis to ensure adoption process is running smoothly, including answering all their questions and phone calls/e-mail in a timely fashion. Inform the family of upcoming events, changes in the adoption process, and office happenings.
6. Offer emotional and informational support to families throughout all stages to the best of their ability. Locate and refer the family to outside resources if necessary to meet the needs of the family.
7. Maintain families’ electronic files and regularly inserting case notes until case finalization.
8. Assist with any other expressed needs relating to the adoption
9. Assist India program department staff with administrative support such as data entry, scanning, photocopying, mailing and distributing documents and compiling data and other duties as assigned. This includes program data entry, coordinating with the travel department, processing dossiers and withdrawals, and assisting with referral processing.
10. Assistance with incoming calls.
11. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Must be a committed believer and follower of Christ as revealed in the Bible.
• Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in a human services related field.
• Must be organized, have excellent computer skills, enjoy paperwork and be able to multi-task. 
• Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Must be able to work independently and collaboratively.
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends to support and assist families in crisis.
• A passion for the ministry and work with orphans.

 

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and statement of faith to humanresources@awaa.org.   This position is based in our McLean, VA office

Home Study Coordinator, South Florida

America World Adoption Association, an evangelical Christian non-profit international adoption agency, is seeking an adoption Home Study Coordinator to work in the South Florida (Port St. Lucie, Jupiter, or West Palm Beach) area on a part-time, as-needed basis.

Responsibilities include conducting and writing home studies and post placements; assisting the public relations team with adoption fellowship groups and seminars as needed; meeting with adoptive families during or after business hours. The qualified candidate is a committed believer in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible, has dynamic skills to communicate with prospective families the blessing of adoption, is thorough and complete in dealing with all issues and problems, is a self-starter and able to follow through on tasks, has excellent verbal/written communication skills, and has basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).

Master’s degree in Social Work or human services/child welfare field preferred with at least two years’ experience in adoption social work or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field combined with four years’ experience in adoption social work.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and statement of faith** to Affiliate HR or fax to 888-466-8922.

Internships

America World Adoption Association is seeking individuals to serve as summer interns (unpaid) in several departments. Part-time and full-time internships are available in public relations, adoption programs, and office administration.

The qualified candidate is a committed believer in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible, feels a calling to be involved with adoption and orphan care, is currently seeking a degree in a field relevant to the applicable department (e.g. social work, human services, public relations, human resources/office administration, etc.), and possesses basic computer skills.

Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume, and Statement of Faith** to Human Resources.