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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:


Program Assistant    

The Jason Lee Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program seeks to improve the lives of youth, their families and the community through partnering with local school communities to extend the school day and develop Jason Lee as a "community center" in the Madison South neighborhood of Portland.  IRCO manages Jason Lee SUN program where we offer the following services: Homework help, tutoring, academic enrichment classes, art, sports, music, leadership opportunities and other activities; A safe and supportive space for youth and their families; Classes for adults; Cultural and community events; Resource referrals; and volunteer opportunities for youth and adults.  Posted 12/15/2014  

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Family Stability Advocate

This position focuses on fostering family stability by addressing challenges related to housing, income and children’s educational achievement.  The individual in this position will work closely with three other IRCO case managers who provide specialized housing, income and educational case management, to coordinate these IRCO case management services, connect families with external services, and provide individualize support.

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DHS Domestic Violence Specialist  

We desire to hire someone who is exceptional and we know that you are out there. You want to be a part of something great.  You want to feel engaged, motivated, appreciated and successful.  We are looking for a person who approaches his or her job with energy and pride.  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 11/12/2014  

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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. 

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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. 

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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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