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You can be a part of the local humanitarian response to a global refugee crisis. KRM operates out of Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky.

Refugees resettled through KRM receive ongoing assistance as they create new homes in Kentucky. Learn more about KRM and our services. All applicants are encouraged to review the website and read the Frequently Asked Questions.

KRM offers employees:

  • A multicultural, team-oriented work environment
  • Comprehensive benefits, as eligible
  • Daily opportunities to engage with and learn from colleagues and refugee clients from all over the world
  • Opportunities to use your multilingual skills with clients and community partners
  • The chance to work as part of Kentucky’s local, humanitarian response to the global refugee crisis

KRM is an equal opportunity employer and 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. We encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, and evaluate all candidates based on merit.

Each open position will have a detailed job description with application instructions included. Please see below for any current openings.

 

Northern Kentucky Office: Re-Opened

KRM’s Northern Kentucky is now open and located in the Center for Great Neighborhood at 321 MLK Blvd./West 12th Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011. All current positions are filled at this time.

 

Louisville Office

Accounts Payable Specialist (full-time, Louisville)

Primary duties of the Accounts Payable Specialist include the processing of accounts payable to agency vendors; the reconciliation of agency costs with grants; processing vouchers for agency client assistance (e.g., checks for rent and cash assistance, bus passes, food cards); purchasing agency supplies; monitoring and processing allocable expenses under agency grant budgets and contracts; assisting with the reconciling of agency credit card bills and other accounts; assisting in the tracking of online and check donations; and providing general bookkeeping and administrative support to the KRM Accounting Manager.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter by Tuesday, December 14th to jkoehlinger@kyrm.org

Home Study and Post Release Services Caseworker (full-time, Louisville)

The Home Study and Post Release Services Caseworker (HS and PRS Caseworker) will provide collaborative home study services to Unaccompanied Immigrant Children’s sponsors to support the safe and timely release of Unaccompanied Children (UC) from Federal care. The Unaccompanied minors served will primarily be from Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador).

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a cover letter and resume by Monday, September 27th, to John Koehlinger, Executive Director, at jkoehlinger@kyrm.org.

Caseworker (Spanish-fluent, full-time, Louisville)

The Caseworker will provide case management services to Cuban and other Spanish-speaking immigrants, asylum-seekers or asylees, and migrants, most of whom are recently-arrived to the United States. The vast majority of clients will be those from Cuba, with smaller numbers from Central American, Venezuela and other countries. Clients will have a range of immigration statuses. Clients may also include a small number of Haitians.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a cover letter and resume by Thursday, September 30th, to John Koehlinger, Executive Director, at jkoehlinger@kyrm.org

 

Lexington Office

Community Engagement Coordinator (full-time, Lexington)

The Community Engagement Coordinator will promote community awareness and understanding of refugee resettlement and other issues important to KRM and its clients; recruit and invite community participation and involvement in programming; create communication materials for advocacy, reporting, and fundraising; and help with event planning for special events such as fundraisers, educational and cultural events, and advocacy days. This position will report to, and receive guidance from, the KRM Lexington Director, and will work with staff across all programs to highlight and support their programs.

Learn more in the job description . Please send a cover letter and resume to Mary Cobb, KRM Lex Director, at mcobb@krmlex.org. You may also include links or samples of prior work related to the skill requirements of this position (optional). Application deadline: 5pm November 24, 2021.

Co-Sponsorship Developer (full-time, Lexington)

The Co-Sponsorship Developer will actively encourage, recruit, and manage community co-sponsorship relationships for groups who wish to help support KRM clients. This includes promoting community awareness and understanding of refugee resettlement and related co-sponsorship opportunities; speaking to groups to recruit and orient co-sponsor teams; matching co-sponsor teams with specific KRM client families; documenting co-sponsor team’s commitments and ensuring that team members’ documentation, background checks, and orientations are completed and filed; liaising between co-sponsor team leaders and KRM case workers; and providing general guidance and support to ensure that co-sponsors and clients have the best possible experience together.

Learn more in the job description. Please send a cover letter and resume to Mary Cobb, KRM Lex Director, at mcobb@krmlex.org. Application deadline: 5pm November 24, 2021.

Immigration Attorney (full-time, Lexington) 

The KRM Lexington Immigration Legal Services team handles a variety of humanitarian and family-based immigration cases including, but not limited to: family-based immigrant visa petitions, consular processing, citizenship, refugee based adjustment of status cases, Cuban Adjustment Act-based adjustment of status cases, Employment Authorization Documents, marriage-based adjustment of status cases, representation in removal proceedings, affirmative and defensive asylum applications, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, U visas, and VAWA cases.

Learn more in the job description. Please email a resume, letter of interest, and legal writing sample to both Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director, at mcobb@krmlex.org, and Emily Jones, Senior Immigration Attorney, at ejones@krmlex.org. This listing will remain open until December 1, 2021.

Caseworker (full-time, Lexington) 

As part of the KRM team, the Caseworker will work with refugee, asylee, and other forcibly displaced immigrant clients from a range of countries and diverse educational, vocational and cultural backgrounds. Some Caseworkers work with new arrivals, and others with long-term or specialized client caseloads. The Caseworker must be adept at ensuring the provision and documentation of basic services to a high volume of clients, while at the same time providing intensive case management and enhanced access to services and support for those with special needs.

Learn more in the job description. Please email a resume and cover letter, with “Caseworker” in the subject line, to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director, at mcobb@krmlex.org. The listing will remain posted until filled.

Victim Advocate (full-time, Lexington) 

The Victim Advocate will implement the outreach and case-management aspects of KRM’s Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program. Basic responsibilities will include conducting outreach on victims’ rights and available services, developing relationships with local law enforcement officials and community based agencies, and conducting case-management to assist underserved refugee and immigrant victims of crime as they navigate the services available to them in response to a victimization incident.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter with “Victim Advocate” in the subject line, by Friday, October 1, to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director.

Therapist (full-time, Lexington) 

Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) seeks to hire a counselor/therapist to work on-site in the Lexington office’s Survivors of Torture Recovery Center (STRC) and in related client services. As part of the KRM team, the Therapist will provide high-quality services to clients who experienced torture before coming to the United States, as well as some therapeutic services to clients with other traumatic experiences. Clients are from a wide range of countries and diverse educational, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds, and may be of any immigration status. Other staff will support STRC clients with case management, while the Therapist will provide screening and therapeutic services/counseling/medical referrals (as needed). The Therapist must be licensed to practice independently, experienced in working with survivors of trauma, and adept at documentation of services for grant reporting requirements. Services are grant-funded, and all STRC clients are served at no cost to them or to their insurance. Training specific to assisting survivors of torture will be provided to the successful applicant as needed.

Learn more in the job description. Please email a resume and cover letter, with “Therapist” in the email subject line, to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director, at mcobb@krmlex.org. Questions from potential/interested applicants can also be sent to the same email address. The closing date for this listing is December 1st, 2021.

Fellowships

 

Cubaka Mutayongwa Fellowship (Louisville and Lexington)

The new Cubaka Mutayongwa Fellowship is named for a young, emerging leader in Lexington who dedicated his short life to making our community a better place. This Fellowship is intended specifically as an opportunity for Black Americans, immigrants or refugees or their children, Native Americans, or other underrepresented groups in nonprofit leadership. The Fellowship will develop emerging leaders between 18 and 24 years of age.

The 2021 Application Process: Please review the fellowship description and application. The deadline is September 24, 2021.

Cubaka Nehemia Mutayongwa was a young leader, volunteer, community activist, public speaker, soccer player, interpreter, entrepreneur, student, teacher, mentor, and friend to many in the Lexington community, where he was resettled by KRM as a refugee with this family as a teenager in 2012. Cubaka tragically died on July 4, 2020; his last act before dying was to help save someone else’s life. Learn more about Cubaka’s legacy and the qualities he was known for here and here.

 

Internships

Interning at KRM offers you the opportunity to learn about refugee resettlement and gain practical nonprofit experience.

KRM Louisville

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