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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

Caseworker (full-time, Covington)

Following principles of trauma-informed care and strengths-based case management, the caseworker will collaborate with his/her immigrant clients in developing an individualized family case management plan to overcome barriers and progress toward self-sufficiency. The Caseworker 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 in accessing medical care, mental health services and cultural orientation; enrollment of children in school or early childhood programs; and referral of adult refugees to ESL classes and employment services.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter by Thursday, March 10th, to Wilson Mejia, Resettlement Director. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Louisville Office

Match Grant Caseworker (full-time, Louisville) 

The Match Grant Caseworker supports an eight-month financial assistance, case management, and employment program for newly-arrived refugees. Following principles of trauma-informed care and strengths-based case management, the Match Grant Caseworker collaborates with their immigrant clients in developing an individualized family case management plan to overcome barriers and progress toward self-sufficiency.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a resume and cover letter by Friday, April 29th to John Koehlinger, Executive Director.

Communications and Development Manager (full-time, Louisville) 

The Communications and Development Manager serves as a bridge-builder between the community and KRM. The work involves understanding the breadth of KRM’s services, ways for community members to get involved, and the impact of financial contributions on the lives of refugees and immigrants in Kentucky.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a cover letter and resume to John Koehlinger, Executive Director, by Friday, May 13th. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Family Center English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor (part-time) (Louisville)

The Family Center ESL Instructor will provide high-quality ESL education to adult students at varying English levels. The Family Center provides comprehensive on-site services for refugee women with children from birth to five years old. Class size will fluctuate between eight to 20 students. The ability to adapt to the needs of a multi-level environment is essential.  As clients arrive throughout the year, KRM’s ESL classes operate on an open enrollment basis, with newly arrived students continually cycling into class. KRM ESL instructors follow a curriculum covering functional survival English content areas. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to develop their own creative lessons and class activities to supplement the core curriculum and maintain an engaging, interactive student-centered classroom. The ESL Instructor will be supervised and supported by the Family Center Coordinator.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter by Tuesday, May 3rd, to Adrienne Eisenmenger, Family & Youth Services Manager.

 

Lexington Office

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, with the first review on April 2, 2022.

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. Please put “Job Developer” in the subject line. Position will remain posted until filled.

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, to Mary Cobb, KRM Lexington Director. Position will remain posted until filled.

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. 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.

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