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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:

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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Tutoring Coordinator

The Tutoring Coordinator will work closely with IRCO staff to recruit, train, place and supervise volunteers to serve as after-school and in-home tutors for immigrant and refugee families(parents and students) attending several schools in Portland.  Posted 07/29/2014

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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 07/21/2014

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Workplace ESL Instructor

The English Language Instructor will design and teach Workplace readiness English Language training to prepare non-native English speaking adults for employment.  Classes are held at various Worksource centers in the Portland Metro area. Posted 07/21/2014

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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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Sun Community School Site Manager (Woodland Elementary School)

Together with the school’s Principal, school staff, SUN Advisory Board, Site Council, Parent Teacher Association and others, the SUN Site Manager will manage the SUN Community School, a school-based program that seeks to improve the lives of youth, their families and the community by extending the school day and developing the school as a "community center".  This position works under the guidance of IRCO’s SUN School Program Managers. Posted 07/10/2014

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Sun Community School Site Manager (Ventura Park Elementary School)

Together with the school’s Principal, school staff, SUN Advisory Board, Site Council, Parent Teacher Association and others, the SUN Site Manager will manage the SUN Community School, a school-based program that seeks to improve the lives of youth, their families and the community by extending the school day and developing the school as a "community center".  This position works under the guidance of IRCO’s SUN School Program Managers. Posted 07/02/2014

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AmeriCorps Academic Engagement Coordinator (6 positions)

The Academic Engagement Coordinator will serve as outreach specialist at each SUN school by engaging academically at-risk students for participation in SUN. Coordinators will teach academic extended day classes and carry out academic mentoring during the school day; implement family events, refer students/families to resources; maintain partnerships; and recruit, train and supervise volunteers. Posted 06/30/2014

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Lifeguard

The IRCO Summer On-Call Lifeguard will assist IRCO youth staff on summer program fieldtrips on an on-call basis throughout the summer months. Most swimming will take place in natural areas such as lakes and rivers. On-Call lifeguard will assist program staff with supervision of students in swimming areas. Posted 06/30/2014

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SUN Community School Site Manager (Vestal)

Together with the school’s Principal, school staff, SUN Advisory Board, Site Council, Parent Teacher Association and others, the SUN Site Manager will manage the SUN Community School, a school-based program that seeks to improve the lives of youth, their families and the community by extending the school day and developing the school as a "community center". Vestal School serves kindergarten through grade 8 students in the Madison Cluster. The Vestal school and its staff is exceptionally focused on academic excellence in a high-performing learning culture. IRCO wants to continue the history of strong parent involvement and community partnerships enrich learning. Posted 06/24/2014

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Confluence AmeriCorps: Garden Educator

In partnership with the Confluence Environmental Center, the Garden Educator will pilot and implement a culturally relevant curriculum centered on native plant and edible gardening activities to unite underserved, intergenerational communities in watershed health education, sustainable and organic gardening, and conservation leadership. The Garden Educator will serve across multiple locations in outer East Portland, which may include: IRCO-Africa House (631 NE 102nd Ave), East Portland Community Center (740 SE 106th Ave), Vestal School (161 NE 82nd Ave), and Ventura Park School (145 SE 117th Ave). This is a new AmeriCorps position that will focus on: 1) Curriculum Development – 30%; 2) Educational programming – 30%; 3) Garden site planning and maintenance 30%; 4) Related reporting and other duties as assigned – 10%. Posted 06/17/2014

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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. Posted 01/10/2014

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