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IRIS has a casual work atmosphere where everyone’s opinions and ideas are valued. We’re committed to work-life balance and offer everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. If you’re looking to add meaningful purpose to your work or want a life-changing fellowship to get your career off on the right foot, then you’ll love working here. Please see our open positions and volunteer opportunities below.

To apply for any of the jobs below, send an email to humanresources@irisct.org with the following:

  • A subject line that says Job Title and your name
  • A cover letter
  • An attached resume including three professional references (at least two direct supervisors)

If you are interested in more than one position, please send a separate email for each position for which you would like to be considered.

IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, Inc, www.irisct.org) is a dynamic refugee resettlement agency based in Connecticut, working in the New England Region and nationally, with a main office in New Haven and a satellite office in Hartford. IRIS serves people from all over the world who have fled persecution in their home countries to start new lives and become self-sufficient, enriching their new communities. 

General Description 
As an integral part of the Humanitarian Sponsorship Program (HSP) Team, this HSP Case Manager (HSPCM) will be working almost entirely with Cuban and Haitian newcomers.  Overall, the HSPCM may be asked to work directly with Cuban, Haitian, or Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee newcomers, IRIS staff, and the communities around Connecticut that support the newcomers as they seek refuge in the U.S. The HSPCM works primarily with the members of the HSP Team, Education Team, Post-arrival Case Managers and PC/Health teams, as well as other departments within IRIS, to ensure HSP families’ needs are identified and services provided for the families to reach self-sufficiency.  The HSPCM is part of a 7 – 9 staff member team providing direct services to the Cuban, Haitian, and Ukrainian newcomers, coordinating and tracking service provision via internal referrals, as well as entering case data into various required databases. 

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Job Summary & General Responsibilities:

The Employment Services Assistant contributes specifically to the effort of communicating and training with clients enrolled in the Wilson Fish TANF Coordination project (aka Move Ahead Project-MAP). The ESA will communicate directly with clients to provide information about MAP. The ESA will also coordinate communications with MAP volunteers, MAP Fundamental Case Managers, and Employment Specialists. The ESA will be responsible for assigned English-only intakes into the MAP program. The ESA will conduct defined training for MAP clients. The majority of this job will require in-person work at the office, but certain components can be done remotely with the approval of the Manager.

Specific Duties Client Services:

● Learn and demonstrate a mastery of the Burlington English platform. Conduct BE Language Labs on an agreed schedule to teach clients how to use the platform independently
● Conduct Digital Literacy Training programs with clients on an agreed schedule
● Contact and enroll assigned English-only clients into the MAP program

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IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, www.irisct.org) is a dynamic refugee resettlement agency in New Haven CT. IRIS serves people from all over the world who have fled persecution in their home countries to start new lives and become self-sufficient, contributing members of their new communities. While IRIS has traditionally focused on helping refugees, it is increasingly serving a more diverse immigrant population.

IRIS is looking for a full-time Healthcare Coordinator for the Hartford Office who will help newly arriving clients access healthcare and learn to navigate the American healthcare system independently.

General Description:
IRIS must ensure that all newly arriving refugees receive a medical exam within 90 days of arrival and access follow up care as needed notably including immunizations, women’s health and dental. The Health Coordinator is primarily responsible for ensuring that new arrivals are connected to local health care providers and learn to navigate the healthcare system independently. The Healthcare Coordinator coordinates care with various local providers including the Community Healthcare Center, Family Medical Center, UCONN Health and others. The  HC will also support clients with emergency medical needs and other significant needs that continue beyond the initial resettlement period. 

The Healthcare Coordinator advocates on behalf of clients and engages with the local medical community on issues related to refugee and immigrant health and health care. As IRIS works increasingly with new populations, we will aim to integrate services for these populations into existing work. It is planned that the  Healthcare Coordinator will also support vaccination education and outreach.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
Coordinate healthcare for newly-arrived refugees

● Arrange for refugees and parolees to receive a Refugee Health Assessment (RHA) within 90 days of arrival.
● Schedule RHA and pre-screening appointments and request medical interpreters, as needed.
● Facilitate clinic physicians’ access to overseas medical exam forms when available

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IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, Inc., www.irisct.org), is a dynamic refugee resettlement agency based in Connecticut, working in the New England Region and nationally, with a main office in New Haven and a satellite office in Hartford. IRIS serves people from all over the world who have fled persecution in their home countries to start new lives and become self-sufficient, enriching their new communities. IRIS currently serves clients from countries such as Afghanistan, DR Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria. IRIS has an opening for the full-time position of Information Technology Coordinator.

General Description:
The Information Technology Coordinator assists with overseeing all core technology requirements and systems for the organization. This includes maintaining servers, desktop and laptop computers, printers, network, hardware and software systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
Work with IT Manager to…
a. Assist with all technology operations (e.g. network security) and evaluate them according to established goals.
b. Provide computer and technology support to the organization (both on-site and remotely)
c. New user systems set-up and assistance with user training on PC Applications

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IRIS (Integrated Refugee Immigrant Services, Inc, www.irisct.org) is a dynamic refugee resettlement agency based in Connecticut, working in the New England Region and nationally, with a main office in New Haven and a satellite office in Hartford. IRIS serves people from all over the world who have fled persecution in their home countries to start new lives and become self-sufficient, enriching their new communities.

General Description:

As an integral part of the Welcome Corps Team, the Application Coach assists sponsors across the United States to apply for the Welcome Corps program. The Application Coach will support sponsors through Zoom and phone meetings, as well as email, text and phone communication. This position requires strong customer service skills, excellent communication skills, and a dedication to engage with sponsors and solve problems. Success for the Application Coach will be achieved by proactively supporting an average of 80 – 100 people per week, in addition to work in support of data and reporting needs of the program, as requested by managers.\

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

Application Support to Sponsors
● Provide sponsors with information and advice regarding applying to form a private sponsor group through the Welcome Corps
● Provide application support for “Naming” applications of Welcome Corps, where private sponsor groups can sponsor someone they know
● Provide application support for “Matching” applications of Welcome Corps, where private sponsor groups sponsor someone they do not know.

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IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, Inc. www.irisct.org) is a dynamic refugee resettlement agency with offices in New Haven and Hartford, CT. IRIS serves people from all over the world who have fled persecution in their home countries to start new lives and become self-sufficient, contributing members of their new communities. While IRIS has traditionally focused on helping refugees, it is increasingly serving our undocumented neighbors and other
immigrants as well.

IRIS is looking to hire a caring assistant to work alongside the Family Literacy Lead Teacher with the young children and mothers enrolled in the Wilson Library Family Literacy Program, which is held at the Wilson Library, 303 Washington Avenue, New Haven. This program is a collaboration between IRIS, New Haven Adult & Continuing Education Center, and the Collective for Refugee and Immigrant Women’s Wellbeing (CRIW). This is a 7 hours/week, part-time position.

General Description
The Wilson Library Family Literacy Program serves to provide refugee women with quality
English instruction and free childcare for their children. There are four aims of the program:

1. To provide a safe and welcoming environment for refugee women to study and learn English in order to build self sufficiency and create pathways to success for themselves and their families.
2. Provide a positive early education experience for young children that will help them to develop and grow.
3. Provide parent education programming that is reflective of the direct needs of the parents in the program.

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IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, Inc. www.irisct.org) is a dynamic refugee resettlement agency with offices in New Haven and Hartford, CT. IRIS serves people from all over the world who have fled persecution in their home countries to start new lives and become self-sufficient, contributing members of their new communities. While IRIS has traditionally focused on helping refugees, it is increasingly serving our undocumented neighbors and other
immigrants as well.

IRIS is looking to hire an experienced and caring teacher to work with the young children and mothers enrolled in the Wilson Library Family Literacy Program, which is held at the Wilson Library, 303 Washington Avenue, New Haven. This program is a collaboration between IRIS, New Haven Adult & Continuing Education Center, and the Collective for Refugee and Immigrant Women’s Wellbeing (CRIW). This is a 15 hours/week, part-time position.

General Description
The Wilson Library Family Literacy Program serves to provide refugee women with quality
English instruction and free childcare for their children. There are four aims of the program:

1. To provide a safe and welcoming environment for refugee women to study and learn English in order to build self sufficiency and create pathways to success for themselves and their families.
2. Provide a positive early education experience for young children that will help them to develop and grow.
3. Provide parent education programming that is reflective of the direct needs of the parents in the program.

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