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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-Opening

KRM’s Northern Kentucky office will be located in the Center for Great Neighborhood at 321 MLK Blvd./West 12th Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011. The office is scheduled to open November 15. Learn more about these three positions and how to apply in the job description announcement.

Resettlement Director (full-time, Covington)

Supported by a Case Manager and Community Resources Coordinator, the Resettlement Director will provide oversight and coordination of all direct client services, operations and community outreach of the KRM Northern Kentucky office. The Resettlement Director will establish service partnerships in areas relating to affordable housing; social services; public benefits; medical and psychosocial care; employment; early childhood services; public and post-secondary education and youth development; adult ESL; law enforcement and victim services.

Case Manager (full-time, Covington)

The Case Manager will provide direct client services to newly-arrived refugee families, including pre-arrival coordination, airport reception, enrollment for eligible public benefits (K-TAP, Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security, and disability), assistance accessing medical care, disbursement of refugee cash assistance, cultural orientation, and referral of adult refugees to ESL classes and employment services.

Community Resources Coordinator (full-time, Covington)

The Community Resources Coordinator will develop community partnerships to support the well-being and community integration of newly-arrived refugees. The Community Resources Coordinator will assist in the coordination of pre-arrival services, including soliciting donated furniture and household items, which along with purchased items, including bedding, which will be placed in refugees’ apartments and homes prior to their arrival.

 

Louisville Office

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.

Rise Up Educational Access Coordinator (full-time, Louisville) 

As part of the Family and Youth Services staff, the Rise Up Educational Access Coordinator will provide educational case management services and implement college and career readiness and other out-of-school-time programming for youth and young adult refugees and immigrants, including the Rise Up Mentor Program.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a cover letter and resume by Friday, October 1st, to Adrienne Eisenmenger, Family & Youth Services Manager/Program Leader, at aeisenmenger@kyrm.org.

Victim Advocate (one full-time position in Louisville and one full-time position in 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 Wednesday, September 15, to John Koehlinger, Executive Director.

Lexington Office

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.

Youth Mentoring Leader (full-time, Lexington)

The KRM Lexington Youth Mentoring Leader will be instrumental in the delivery of KRM Lexington’s youth mentoring program to help meet the needs of refugee and asylee clients (ages 16-24) who have been in the United States for 5 years or less. The basic responsibilities of this position will include matching youth with positive adult mentors, helping ensure that youth receive personalized interaction and support as they adjust to life in the U.S., assisting youth with academic and career development/planning, and supporting overall programming for KRM Lexington families.

Learn more in the job description. Send a cover letter and resume with “Youth Mentoring Leader” in the subject line to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Victim Advocate (one full-time position in Louisville and one full-time position in 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 Wednesday, September 15, to John Koehlinger, Executive 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.

Learn more in the job description. This position will be open/posted until filled. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of reviews/interviews conducted in mid-September 2021. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter, with “Therapist” in the email subject line, to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director, at mcobb@krmlex.org.

A virtual Q&A/information session with KRM and the University of Louisville STRC staff will be on September 8.

 

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

KRM Lexington

Applications for Fall 2021 internships have closed. Please check back November 1, 2021 for Spring 2022 opportunities.