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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:


Asian Pacific Islander Elementary School Youth and Family Advocate  

The The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Elementary School Youth and Family Advocate will work with IRCO's youth staff, SUN site coordinators, and staff from various schools to engage elementary school students and their families in their school environments in a positive and culturally appropriate way. This position is responsible for providing academic support to twenty-four youth in 1st through 5th grades and after-school academic group activities up to four times per week.  Posted 1/15/2015   

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Asian Pacific Islander High School Youth and Family Advocate 

The Asian Pacific Islander (API) High School Youth and Family Advocate will work with IRCO's youth staff, SUN site coordinators, and staff from various schools to engage high school students and their families in their school environments in a positive and culturally appropriate way. This position is responsible for providing academic support to twenty-four youth in 9th through 12th grades and after-school academic group activities up to four times per week. Posted 1/15/2015  

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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-12th grade.  Activities and classes include academic instruction such as ESL, reading, writing and math.  Instructors will work directly with 10-15 students per class, assist in the development of class curriculum and facilitate groups, and write evaluations of student program and keep accurate client data.  Posted 12/30/2014    

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Youth and Family Advocate

The Youth and Family 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 support to 10 school-aged youth and after-school academic group activities up to 4 times per week. Academic Advising includes: regular goal setting regarding academics, school attendance, engaging students in academic programming after-school, regularly communicating with school staff and parents regarding student progress and challenges, regular bilingual/bicultural school to home and home to school communication.  Posted 12/30/2014    

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Slavic Youth and Family Advocate

The Slavic Youth and Family Advocate position 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 support to fifteen school-aged youth and provide after-school academic group activities up to 3 times per week.   Posted 12/24/2014

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Marketing and Advertising Specialist 

The Marketing and Advertising Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing successful short and long-term plans that increase IRCO’s ILB business. IRCO’s International Language Bank is a revenue generating department that includes fee-for-service interpretation, translation, diversity trainings and community center rentals.  The Marketing and Advertising Specialist collaborates with the ILB team to improve the image of our organization, assure that our customers are satisfied, and increase our visibility and customer base.  Posted 12/24/2014

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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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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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