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If you’re a great collaborator, enjoy a high-energy environment, and believe in your ability to change the world one person and family at a time, we invite you to browse our current job openings. To apply for a position complete an IRCO application and submitting it with a resume and cover letter. In some positions you may need to follow alternative submitting instructions which would be listed in the job posting. Due to the high volume of applicants and varying timelines for filling positions, we will not be able to return calls inquiring about the status of an application. IRCO is an equal opportunity employer – we don’t discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by law. We will make reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. Please contact the email listed to request an accommodation. Job openings that are no longer posted on this page are no longer accepting applications.


To apply, submit materials via email, mail, or deliver in person to:

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Attn: Mark Kajitani, Human Resources
10301 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97220

IRCO Job Positions Available:

Do you want to meet and introduce yourself to IRCO's Human Resources Manager, Mark Kajitani?  Please stop by and visit IRCO's table at the Portland State University - All Majors Career Fair on October 28th, 2014. He will be there at the career fair between  11:00am - 3:00pm.   You can also meet him at Portland State University - Non-Profit Career Fair on November 6th, 2014. He will be there between 11:00am - 3:00pm.  For more information visit: http://www.pdx.edu/advising-career-services/career-fairs  


 Family Engagement Specialist

The Family Engagement Specialist will provide outreach and engage immigrant and refugee families who are facing stresses and defined risk factors to healthy relationships.  Some duties include:

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 Asian and Pacific Islander Academic Advocate  

The Asian and Pacific Islander Academic Advocate will work with IRCO's youth staff, SUN site coordinators, and staff from various schools to engage students and their families in their school environments in a positive and culturally appropriate way.  This position is responsible for providing academic advising to 25-30 fourth to ninth grade youth and after-school academic group activites up to 4 times per week.  Academic Advising includes: regular goal setting around academics and school attendance, engaging students in academic programming after-school and in the summer, regularly communicating with school staff and parents around student progress and challenges, regular bilingual/bicultural school to home and home to school communication.  In addition, this staff position will conduct quarterly parent group activities during the school year and summer.  Also, this staff position is expected to use creative and culturally appropriate approaches with students and families when designing and implementing program activites, build postitive relations with familes, school staff and IRCO colleagues, and work closely with Program Coordinator to meet program goals and objectives. Posted 10/17/2014  

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Extended-Day Instructor  

The position is from October 6, 2014 to December 11, 2014, with additional training required prior to start date.  This position runs for 9 weeks of programming from 2:15pm - 4:45pm.  Monday through Thursday -actual number of days depends on the position.  This position does not work school holidays or school closure days.  This opening is for an instructor for Basketball, Soccer and Theater.  Tasks and responsibilities:  

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Bhutanese Academic Advocate 

The Bhutanese Academic Advocate will work with IRCO's youth staff, SUN site coordinators, and staff from various schools to engage students and their families in their school environments in a positive and culturally appropriate way. This position is responsible for providing academic advising for up to twenty 6th - 8th grade youth and after-school academic group activities up to 4 times per week. Academic Advising includes: regular goal setting regarding academics and school attendance, engaging students in academic programming after-school and in the summer.  Also providing regular communication with school staff and parents regarding student progress, challenges and regular bilingual/bicultural school to home and home to school communication. In addition, provide quarterly parent group activities during the school year and summer while providing creative and culturally appropriate approaches with students and families when designing and implementing program activities.  Similarly, build positive relationships with families, school staff and IRCO colleagues, and work closely with Program Coordinator to meet program goals and objectives  Posted 09/17/2014

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After-School Academic and Activity Instructor 

The IRCO After-School Academic and Activity Instructor will lead activities/classes for students during IRCO after-school groups for students in 4th-8th grade.  Activities and classes include academic instruction such as ESL, reading, writing and math.  The Instructor will work directly with 10-15 students per class, assist in the development of class curriculum, facilitate groups, write student evaluations in the program and keep accurate client information.  Posted 09/17/2014

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Support Specialist 

The Support Specialist provides professional, clerical and project support for the International Language Bank (ILB) Department, particularly Interpretation Services including data entries, schedules, confirm appointments, prepare monthly payrolls and invoices, and recruitments. Assists the ILB manager to develop standards and ensures the highest quality of finished work. Provides administrative/clerical support to our office staff and customers. The Support Specialist will be a customer service oriented person who develops and fosters positive relationships with clients and interpreters alike. The Support Specialist works in a fast-paced, multicultural environment, and advances IRCO’s mission in the community.  Posted 09/12/2014

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Access & SQL Database Programmer

The Database Programmer position provides support to staff on all organization supported Microsoft Access Databases. IRCO currently operates Access 2013 and Access 2003. This position is mainly responsible for troubleshooting and resolving any database problems as they arise and implementing IRCO’s IT goals and objectives to upgrade to a standard version of Access. This position will work with each department running Access databases to fix or patch any current database issues and to upgrade any 2003 databases or rebuild them to run correctly on Access 2013. This position will plan to eventually merge all databases into a companywide SQL database so all departments can use collected data efficiently. Afterwards they will maintain the new SQL database once launched. Posted 08/21/2014

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DHS Domestic Violence Specialist

This is a State of Oregon Department of Human Services-funded Domestic Violence Specialist position that will be co-located in some local DHS Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency branch offices in Multnomah County.  This position will be primarily stationed at DHS offices.  The position is responsible for advocacy services, including short-term crisis intervention, safety planning, and conducts risk assessment and provide information and referrals.  Posted 07/29/2014 

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Tutor / Math Tutor

Upward Bound Tutors provide after school academic assistance to students at David Douglas High School.  Upward Bound is a federal education program to help students develop the skills and motivation to graduate from high school and succeed in postsecondary education.  Tutors will assist Upward Bound participants in completing homework, understanding course content, and reaching their academic goals. Posted 10/20/2014

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Vietnamese Family Engagement Specialist

The Family Engagement Specialist will work with IRCO's FACES staff, SUN site coordinators, and other IRCO youth department staff, as well as staff from Woodmere, Whitman and Kelly schools to engage families in their school environments in a positive and culturally appropriate way. This staff is responsible for providing regular bilingual/bicultural school to home and home to school communication, conducting regular parent group activities during the school and year and summer, and identifying families who would like to participate in in-home tutoring with IRCO volunteers, and working closely with staff to oversee the volunteer placement of in-home tutors. Posted 07/21/2014

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Interpreter Contractors

We are currently seeking independent contractors for interpretation services (consecutive/simultaneous/sighting) in the Portland, Oregon area. Independent contractors work independently and are offered a variable amount of interpretation assignments depending on IRCO’s demand. In performing the services, the person/company would be engaged as an independent contractor, and it is understood and agreed that the contractor, not IRCO, will be responsible for any federal and state taxes applicable to this payment. It is further understood that, as an independent contractor, he/she will not be eligible for the benefits of Federal Social Security or Workers Compensation. The independent contractor named above is not employed by IRCO.

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