Job Openings

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The Karen Organization of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Employment Programs Outreach Specialist (Karen speaking)

Full-time with benefits OR Part-time options available; $21.00 to $23.00 per hour

The Employment Programs Outreach Specialist will support refugees and immigrants in accessing KOM programs designed to create pathways into high-demand fields in translating and interpreting, healthcare, manufacturing, warehouse, and the construction trades. This role works directly with community to recruit, assess, familiarize, and enroll participants into KOM’s Youth and Adult Career Pathways programs. This position helps to ensure KOM’s programs are accessible and supportive to immigrant populations.

Housing Navigator (Karen speaking)

Full-time plus benefits; $22.00 – 25.00 per hour

The Housing Navigator/Coach will provide intensive housing navigation and education to refugees and immigrants. The Coach works closely with KOM’s financial coaching, employment, social services, and chemical health teams to deliver highly coordinated support to address the full needs of participants and their families, and legal aid services. The Housing Coach/Navigator also expands and collaborates with a network of affordable housing agencies, property managers and landlords, social service provide-one support to prevent displacement and homelessness, and support recently homeless individuals to regain housing. 

Employment Counselor (Bilingual Dari, Pashto, Farsi, or Ukrainian)

Part-time; $21.00 – $24.00 per hour

Help newly arrived immigrants find stability through employment and on-going job upgrades. The Employment Counselor will recruit and enroll eligible humanitarian protected immigrants (refugees, asylees, some parolees, SIV holders, etc.) into KOM’s New Arrival Services. This position will actively support participants in enhancing work readiness skills through one-on-one coaching and leading group pre-placement orientation workshops. They will complete participant household assessments, establish employment goals with participants, and ultimately assist clients with finding sustainable employment while providing on-going coaching to help participants advance in their careers within the first five years of resettlement.

Front Desk and Program Associate (Bilingual Karen/English)

Full-time plus benefits; $16.50-19.50 per hour

The Front Desk and Program Support Associate will provide exceptional customer service to visitors, and administrative and programming support to staff at the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM).  This position offers the opportunity to acquire skills in several areas of office administration and customer service while helping newly arrived refugees from Burma connect with resources to help them succeed in their new home.

Youth & Family Coach (Bilingual Ukrainian or Pashto)

Full-time plus benefits; $20-23 per hour

KOM is looking for a Youth and Family Coach who will work collaboratively with a network of educational and social service partners to help refugee youth and their families succeed in achieving long-term goals and overcoming barriers both inside and outside of school. Qualifications include the ability to speak, read and write fluently in English and at least one language spoken by newly arrived refugee communities (Ukrainian OR Pashto). This position in hybrid between office/school sites in the Seven County Metro and virtually from home.

Youth Development Coordinator (Bilingual Karen/English)

Full-time plus benefits; $19.25-$22.75 per hour

KOM is seeking a bilingual (Karen/English) Youth Development Coordinator who will lead after-school tutoring, cultural activities, and leadership development activities for about 30 Karen middle school aged youth in Saint Paul Public Schools. The Youth Development Coordinator will also organize field trips and guest presentations to help youth learn about local resources, volunteer opportunities, and Karen history, language, and culture. This position is based at KOM, with in-person after-school activities delivered at two middle schools located in St. Paul.

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