Building on its long history of resettlement, protection, and advocacy support for refugees, HIAS seeks a Director, Emergency Response to build its capacity to engage in emergency responses globally and within the US. HIAS’ emergency response efforts will focus on displacement crises, providing critical assistance to vulnerable refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), primarily in HIAS’ four Signature Approaches: gender-based violence, community-based mental health and psycho-social support, economic inclusion, and/or legal protection. This position will be responsible for designing and delivering results aimed at ensuring that HIAS becomes a recognized and established actor in the humanitarian sector. S/he will drive forward HIAS’ five-year Emergency Response Strategy and operational plan, monitoring that all benchmarks are achieved as planned. This will entail a comprehensive process of strengthening HIAS’ operational agility, identifying skilled staffing and surge support, reviewing organizational policies and procedures, developing tools for humanitarian programming, and raising HIAS’ profile and fundraising ability for emergencies, among other things. Alongside overseeing the organizational strategy implementation, s/he will also provide leadership and coordination for any new emergency responses undertaken and will support HIAS’ existing humanitarian programs. While reporting to the SVP Programs, this position will act as a critical liaison between all departments (Programs, Executive Office, Operations, and Public Affairs) as well as between country and response teams and headquarters, on all matters relating to emergency response at HIAS.