Conference Planner and Coordinator – Project Emerald

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Afghan Refugee Conference Planner and Coordinator 

(3 month commitment) 

10-15 hours per week

  • Works with and helps develop a steering committee of leaders who wish to accomplish the background and mission described below.
  • Works with and supports the staff work of Global Washington who will assist with communications, recruitment and contacts with key refugee/settlement organizations and individuals
  • Supported by Operation Snow Leopard
  • Will help research and bring into participation key organizations for involvement in planning meetings and implementation of a one day conference
  • Will assist in identifying tangible system-wide improvements and best practices to share with other states, regions, and the federal government
  • Will attend and sometimes lead planning meetings leading to the above


  • Strong commitment to Project Emerald and Operation Snow Leopard missions
  • Experience in conference management
  • Collaborative communication and management skills

Background & Mission

Project Emerald is a part of Operation Snow Leopard, an organization committed to assisting Afghan refugees and residents who wish to relocate because they are at risk. Operation Snow Leopard has had success in relocating Afghans who are at risk but were not relocated during the major evacuation supported by the U.S. Government.

Project Emerald is committed to identifying and implementing model refugee resettlement processes that address the thousands of Afghans who will relocate to Washington State. The current refugee/immigrant system is under-resourced and fragmented, and Project Emerald wishes to identify best practices that will improve conditions in Washington State and the share those successes with other states, regions, and national entities.

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