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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 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.



Citizenship Coordinator (part-time, Louisville)

The Citizenship Coordinator ensures provision of high-quality Citizenship Preparation education in several multilevel off-site classrooms in Louisville and Lexington. Two of the Louisville classes are taught directly by the Citizenship Coordinator. The Coordinator also works with other Citizenship Preparation teaching staff, Immigration Legal Services staff, volunteers, and other community and agency partners to coordinate outreach and civic education, collect program data for grant reports, and provide case management for individual clients as necessary.

To apply, view the job description and submit a resume and cover letter by March 17th to John Koehlinger, Executive Director.

ESL Program Coordinator/Instructor (full-time, Louisville) 

The ESL Coordinator ensures provision of high-quality English as a Second Language classes—online or in-person—for adult language learners of varying proficiency levels. This includes curriculum development. The Coordinator also works with other ESL teaching staff, caseworkers, volunteers, and other community and agency partners to coordinate ESL education, conduct student assessments, track participation, and collect program data for grant reports. The Program Coordinator orders educational supplies and equipment for the ESL program. As well as a solid background in language teaching, the ESL Program Coordinator/ Instructor must have strong communication and organizational skills.

To apply, view the job description and submit a resume and cover letter by March 12th to John Koehlinger, Executive Director.

ESL & Cultural Orientation Instructor (part-time, Louisville)

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 (ESL) and Cultural Orientation (CO) classes. Students learn language skills that will assist them in their resettlement process. ESL classes are taught year-round and in 12-week cycles. The classes are rolling enrollment. Currently, all classes are offered online via Zoom. The ESL and CO Instructor must be adept at presenting materials online and managing an interactive online learning environment.

To apply, view the job description and submit a resume and cover letter by March 2nd to Katie Mills, ESL & Citizenship Education Coordinator.



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 application period for 2020 has closed. Applicants interested in the 2021 fellowship period can review the full fellowship description and check back for application updates and deadlines.

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.



Interning at KRM offers you a career head start. Learn about refugee resettlement and gain practical nonprofit experience.

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