Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Please see our current job openings below.

The Karen Organization of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Youth and Family Coach (Bilingual)

Full-time position; $21.00-$25.00/hour plus benefits

The Karen Organization of Minnesota seek 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 using the Check and Connect mentoring model. The Youth and Family Coach will support and monitor personalized interventions and provide academic motivation for youth participants through weekly in-person, one-on-one meetings with students. The Youth and Family Coach will engage and partner with students’ parents and families to build constructive family-school relationships and promote whole-family wellbeing. Required: Able to speak, read and write fluently in English and at least one language spoken by newly arrived refugee communities (Spanish, Swahili, Somali, Dari, Pashto, Ukrainian, or Russian)

Job Developer (Trades Careers)

Part-time position; 20 hours/week; $30.00-$35.00/hour

The Job Developer will engage businesses, contractors, and trades training centers across the Twin Cities Metro to build stronger partnership with KOM’s Apprentice and Manufacturing Ready training program with the aim of increasing apprenticeship placements for program graduates and creating avenues to integrate employer insights ensuring program alignment with industry needs. The Job Developer will also lend their expertise to program participants through application coaching and pre-interview preparation either 1:1 or in group settings. 

Financial and Employment Resource Navigator (Bilingual Karen/English)

Full-time 32 hours/week plus benefits; $23.00-$27.00/hour

Apply your employment coaching skills and financial systems knowledge to help refugees and immigrants improve financial stability and build wealth as a Bilingual Financial and Employment Resource Navigator (FERN)!  The Resource Navigator will provide support to participants in their home language of Karen, helping them tidentify and take the next steps on their goals towards financial security, such as finding better/new employment, navigating unemployment benefits or applying for public benefits, and accessing banking and credit products. The FERN will provide interpreting support to participants during the job search and onboarding process with employers as needed. The FERN will work collaboratively with the KOM Job Developer to identify employers to target for outreach that meet the needs of participants. 

Employment Counselor (New Arrival Services) 

Full-time 40 hours/week plus benefits; $23.00-$25.00/hour

Apply your employment coaching skills and knowledge of workforce development to help refugees and immigrants find living wage employment as an Employment Counselor! The Employment Counselor will provide support to participants in English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Dari, and/or Pashto, helping them to identify and take the next steps on their goals towards financial security through job placement and job upgrades. The Employment Counselor will teach work readiness skills, assist with job applications, coordinate interviews, and provide interpreting support during the job search and onboarding process with employers as needed. The Employment Counselor will work collaboratively with community partners and KOM’s Job Developer to identify employers to target for outreach that meet the needs of participants.

Financial Coach and Supervisor

Full-time 40 hours/week plus benefits; $29.00 to $31.00/hour

Apply your knowledge of financial services to help refugees and immigrants reach their goals! The Financial Coach & Supervisor will be a member of the highly collaborative Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) team, which includes career training, social services, group financial literacy, and 1:1 financial and employment coaching. The Financial Coach & Supervisor will work directly with participants at various stages of life and resettlement as they seek to set and achieve financial goals. They will also supervise KOM’s growing number of Financial and Employment Navigators (FERNs).

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