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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

ESL Instructor (part-time, 15 hours per week, Louisville)

KRM enrolls over 500 students per year in English as a Second Language classes. Students learn language skills that will assist them in their resettlement process. ESL classes are currently taught year-round on Zoom and focus on essential, day-to-day language. In-person offerings with appropriate health and safety precautions are also available for preliterate students. All classes are rolling enrollment.

The ESL Instructor will provide high-quality ESL education to preliterate level adult learners. In addition to teaching, this position involves planning and maintaining a curriculum. The ESL Instructor also works closely with volunteers who assist with class lessons. Due to the many moving pieces in each ESL class, strong communication and organizational skills are a must.

Learn more in the job description . Interested applicants should email a résumé and cover letter to Irene Levy Yates. The position will remain open until filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Youth Services Coordinator (full-time, Louisville)

The Youth Services Coordinator will provide educational and out-of-school-time support services to school-aged refugee and immigrant children and their families. The Family and Youth Services Program at KRM Louisville provides a range of holistic services, educational case management, and intentionally-designed out-of-school-time programming that serves over 500 refugee and immigrant students and their families each year. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Family and Youth Services staff team at KRM to ensure that students and their families receive the assistance needed to support their academic success and social-emotional development.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter by Tuesday, January 4, to Adrienne Eisenmenger, Family & Youth Services Manager.

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, January 25th to John Koehlinger

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 Thursday, January 6th, to John Koehlinger, Executive Director, at John Koehlinger.

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, January 6th, to John Koehlinger, Executive Director, at John Koehlinger


Lexington Office


Job Developer (full-time, Lexington)

Working with the KRM Lexington employment team, the Job Developer will provide direct job readiness and job placement services to employable refugees, asylees, special immigrant visa holders and other immigrants eligible for KRM services. Basic duties will include contacting area employers to identify job opportunities, identifying and taking clients to apply for those positions, and following up with clients and employers to help ensure job retention. Accordingly, a sizeable minority of the Job Developer’s time may be spent outside of the office, directly assisting clients apply for jobs.

Learn more in the job description. Send a current resume and cover letter by email to KRM Lexington Director Mary Cobb by 5pm February 1. Please put “Job Developer” in the subject line.

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 Mary Cobb. You may also include links or samples of prior work related to the skill requirements of this position (optional).

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 Mary Cobb. 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 Mary Cobb. Questions from potential/interested applicants can also be sent to the same email address. The closing date for this listing is December 1st, 2021.



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.



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

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