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Employment with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service offers a chance to change the world. Whether working face-to-face with New Americans or behind the scenes upholding standards of service, advocating for just policies, or providing technical and logistical support, LIRS staff members make a profound difference in the lives of refugees, immigrants, and the communities in which they live.
LIRS prides ourselves on offering a supportive, engaging work environment with a diverse group of committed colleagues passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
We invite you to invest in a career of changing lives by joining Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service’s work of welcome.
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Work for LIRS
Hear from our employees about why they chose a career in the work of welcome.
We offer a broad and inclusive range of benefits that target physical, mental, and financial health and work-life balance.
Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for you, your spouse or domestic partner, and your children
Annual Wellness Stipend
An annual wellness benefit of $1,500 that supports your physical and mental health and can be used for personal/professional enrichment classes, gym memberships, fitness equipment, healthy eating, and much more
Paid Parenting Leave and FMLA
12 weeks of fully paid parenting leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave
Family Building Benefits
Family building benefits to support you if/when you decide to grow your family including adoption assistance, egg/sperm storage, and IVF
Paid Holidays & Winter Break
12 paid holidays and the week off between Christmas and New Year’s each year
Paid Time-Off and Sick Leave
20 days of vacation/year, 12 days of sick leave, and 2 personal days/year
Retirement Plan with Matching
3% contribution and a 7% match to your retirement plan with no vesting period
Hybrid Work Schedule
Telework and hybrid work schedules
Our Core Values
Honoring the humanity in every individual and family, we provide the steps that lead the way forward for refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers.
We stand up for justice and equity by being a bold voice and advocate for treating people with grace, kindness, and compassion.
In service to refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers, we’re committed to maintaining our moral, economic, and political integrity.
Continuous learning and growing in pursuit of new perspectives and fresh ways to embrace and engage our growing communities.
Our network of diverse partners, groups, and organizations allows us to amplify our reach and impact.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Inspired by a call to care, our leadership team provides guidance and direction rooted in our legacy of compassion.Leadership