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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.
In total, KRM has a staff of 70 full- and part-time employees, with approximately 50 staff members in Louisville and 20 staff members in Lexington. Refugees resettled through KRM receive ongoing assistance as they create new homes in Kentucky. Learn more about KRM and our services.
KRM offers employees:
- A fast-paced, 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.
AmeriCorps VISTA Cultural Exchange and Mentoring Coordinator
This position builds KRM’s capacity to develop and refine cultural exchange and mentoring programs for newly-arrived refugees in need of social support. The primary goal for the project is to continue to grow programming for refugees in need of support and to work with agency staff to ensure that the mentor programs will remain sustainable after the VISTA volunteer’s term is completed. This will entail the following: outreach to increase culturally competent mentorship, evaluation of the programs’ placement process to improve the quality of mentor/mentee matches, implementation of evaluation tools to measure positive program outcomes, creation and implementation of professional development opportunities for mentors, and, in conjunction with KRM staff, development of a plan for the continuation of the programs past the end of the VISTA volunteer’s term.
This is a full-time, year-long volunteer position through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. The projected service dates are June 10, 2019, through June 9, 2020. The position is contingent on acceptance into the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and the service start date is dependent on the AmeriCorps VISTA’s Pre-Service Orientation dates for new VISTA members.
Applicants must apply to both KRM and AmeriCorps VISTA:
- Interested applicants should review the job description and email a resume and cover letter by Friday, May 3rd, to Adrienne Eisenmenger, Family & Youth Services Manager/ Program Leader.
- Additionally, interested applicants must submit an online application through the Center for National Community Service (CNCS).
Elder Program Assistant (part-time, 20 hours/week)
The Louisville Refugee Elder Program serves refugees ages 60 and over with learning English, cultural orientation, and preparing for U.S. citizenship. The Elder Program Assistant ensures high quality naturalization preparation to elders enrolled through classroom instruction and case management services. Services include pairing a student with an in-class volunteer to conduct mock citizenship interviews, pairing students with an in-home mentor, communication with the KRM Legal office, and referring clients as needed to community partners for assistance.
Legal Caseworker (full-time)
The Immigration Legal Services Office at KRM Louisville is currently comprised of three attorneys, two Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representatives, and a legal caseworker. Due to increased demand for our services we are adding a second legal case worker to our team. The legal caseworker is responsible for assisting with many clerical/administrative tasks which include the maintenance of legal services office client files, assisting in improving the office’s electronic filing and case management system, meeting with legal services office clients to follow up case work, maintaining and updating several spreadsheets tracking legal services offices case work, and other administrative duties. Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, French, or Somali is preferred, but not required.
Interested applicants should review the full job description and email a resume and cover letter by Tuesday, May 7th to John Koehlinger, Executive Director, and copy Sarah Mills, Senior Immigration Attorney. Include “Legal Caseworker” in the subject line of the email.
Caseworker (Spanish-speaking, full-time)
The Caseworker will provide case management services to Cuban and other Spanish-speaking immigrants, asylum-seekers and asylees, 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 America, Venezuela and Mexico. Clients will have a range of immigration statuses. A majority of clients will have limited English proficiency. Most all case management services will be provided in Spanish.
ESL Instructor (part-time, 16 hours/week)
The ESL Instructor provides high-quality ESL education to beginning level, adult learners. In addition to teaching, this position involves planning and maintaining a 12 week curriculum. KRM enrolls over 300 students per year in English as a Second Language classes. Students learn language skills that will assist them in their resettlement process.
Donations Coordinator (full-time)
The Donations Coordinator oversees the provision of furniture and household items to refugee individuals and families resettled by Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Under federal refugee resettlement guidelines, KRM is required to provide basic furnishings, personal care items, and clothing assistance to every individual before arrival in Louisville, KY. The primary responsibility of the Donations Coordinator is to secure donations of furniture and home goods, and to ensure all items are distributed to new KRM clients in a timely fashion.
The Caseworker will carry out the central agency function of providing case management services to refugees, both those recently-arrived and those who have been in the United States for some years. Clients will come from a range of countries and have diverse educational, vocational and cultural backgrounds. Currently KRM is serving refugees from Afghanistan, Burma, Burundi, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan, with the majority coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Youth Services Coordinator (full-time)
The KRM Lexington Youth Services Coordinator will be instrumental in the development and delivery of youth-focused programming to meet the needs of KRM clients in central Kentucky. The basic responsibilities of this position will include implementing/overseeing ongoing youth services activities as well as designing and facilitating new programs. The Coordinator will also have some grant-writing and budgeting duties, will develop curricula, and will seek and maintain enhanced partnerships with local schools, libraries, and community-based youth-serving agencies.
ELT and Citizenship Instructor (full-time)
As part of a small, dynamic office, the English Language Training (ELT) and Citizenship
Instructor will create and implement lesson plans and English learning activities for newly-arrived refugee adults along with coordinating and teaching the Citizenship preparation class. Basic responsibilities will include teaching four classes per week to adult English learners, teaching three Citizenship classes per week to permanent residents, lesson planning, curriculum development, and assisting in the administration of both programs.
Interested applicants should review the full job description and email a resume and cover letter to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director, with the subject line “ELT Instructor” by 5pm on Friday, May 10th.
Interning at KRM offers you a career head start. Learn about refugee resettlement and gain practical nonprofit experience.
- Internship applications are now being accepted for Spring and Summer 2019
- Minimum requirements: 8 hours per week, at least 8 weeks, and at least 80 hours total
- Review the KRM Louisville intern opportunities before applying
- Submit a completed Intern Application, resume, cover letter, and background check, to Adrienne Eisenmenger
- Complete interview
- Attend Volunteer Orientation prior to start date