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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

 

Youth Services Coordinator (full-time, Covington)

The Youth Services Coordinator will provide educational and out-of-school-time support services to school-aged refugee and immigrant children and their families. This position involves collaborating closely with the Case Manager and Caseworkers 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 to Wilson Mejia, Resettlement Director. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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, cultural orientation, and referrals to services. This position requires thorough documentation of services in case notes, physical case files, and electronic databases. The Case Manager will be responsible for compiling reports for funders of refugee social services, field related caseloads, such as home visits, in-office client consultations and other case management tasks.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter to Wilson Mejia, Resettlement Director. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Developer (full-time, Covington)

The Job Developer will provide direct job readiness and placement services to around 100 employable refugees and immigrants each year. Essential duties will include contacting area employers, identifying job opportunities, and forging employment partnerships. The Job Developer will be responsible for assessing suitability for employment and assisting refugees through the application process for job positions. This position will entail time outside the office directly serving clients by providing transportation to and from job interviews. One will also create and conduct employment orientation and job-readiness sessions to prepare clients for the workforce.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter to Wilson Mejia, Resettlement Director. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Louisville Office

 

School and Youth Support Specialist (full-time, Louisville)

The KRM School and Youth Support Specialist will provide educational case management services to school-aged refugee children and their families to ensure that they receive the assistance needed to support a successful transition into Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). This work will include assisting with school registration and placement, school-related documentation, parent-teacher conferences, summer and other out-of-school-time programming, and ongoing case management.

To apply, review the job description and email a résumé and cover letter to Adrienne Eisenmenger, Family & Youth Services Manager/Program Leader. The closing date for applications is July 29th.

 

Lexington Office

 

Donations Coordinator (fulltime, Lexington)

The Donations Coordinator will ensure that KRM Lexington programs are well-supported by high quality in-kind donations. This includes household items and furniture, school supplies, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, diapers and baby items, winter coats, books, toys, vehicles, and other essential items that will be provided to KRM clients or used in KRM programming. Some of the role includes physical labor to move, organize and store items and help set up apartments. The Donations Coordinator will supervise a Move-In Specialist who physically moves items, sets up apartments, drives box trucks, etc. The Donations Coordinator is part of the Housing and Donations Team, and with the right candidate, this position has potential to be the Team Leader.

Learn more in the job description. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director. Applications will be reviewed and interviews held on a rolling basis until position is filled.

 

Administrative Coordinator (full-time, Lexington)

Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) seeks a full-time Administrative Coordinator for its Lexington office. The Coordinator will help ensure smooth, efficient, and effective functioning of all programs and services throughout the office. The Coordinator will work with the Office Director on many aspects of grant and program compliance, monitoring, and evaluation of programs; will work with all agency staff to process and track expenditures; and will work independently on specific projects and tasks in support of overall KRM Lexington operations.

Learn more in the job description. Please send a cover letter and resume to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director.

 

Volunteer Coordinator (full-time, Lexington)

The Volunteer Coordinator will ensure that all KRM Lexington programs are well-supported by a trained, vetted, passionate, and high quality corps of volunteers and interns. This includes recruitment, orientation, assignment and oversight of volunteers; coordinating with program staff to understand their volunteer needs; creating and updating volunteer/intern job descriptions; matching volunteers to fulfilling roles; troubleshooting when issues arise; documenting and reporting on volunteer hours for various agency reports; working to ensure that volunteers have a gratifying and rewarding experience with KRM; and ensuring that KRM maintains volunteer engagement by responding to volunteer feedback and by demonstrating KRM’s appreciation to volunteers for their efforts.

Learn more in the job description. Send a cover letter and resume to KRM Lexington Director Mary Cobb with “Volunteer Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

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.

 

Therapist (full-time or part 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. A full time position is available, but KRM will consider 1-2 part time therapists rather than one full-time person, depending on application interest.

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. Position will remain posted until filled.

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 2022 Application Process: Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, you may review the 2021 fellowship description and application for reference.

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

  • Review the KRM Lexington the fall 2022 internship opportunities before applying
  • All interns will primarily work during regular business hours (M-F 8:30-4:30). Preferred start dates would be in August 2022 and preferred end dates would be in December 2022. To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to internships@krmlex.org by July 22, 2022.