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New name, same mission! LIRS is now Global Refuge. Learn more.

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Careers at Global Refuge

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Employment with Global Refuge 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, Global Refuge staff members make a profound difference in the lives of refugees, immigrants, and the communities in which they live.

Global Refuge 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 Global Refuge’s work of welcome.

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Career Benefits

We offer a broad and inclusive range of benefits that target physical, mental, and financial health and work-life balance.

  • Health Care

    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

  • Welcome

    Honoring the humanity in every individual and family, we provide the steps that lead the way forward for refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers.

  • Prophetic Witness

    We stand up for justice and equity by being a bold voice and advocate for treating people with grace, kindness, and compassion.

  • Integrity

    In service to refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers, we’re committed to maintaining our moral, economic, and political integrity.

  • Innovation

    Continuous learning and growing in pursuit of new perspectives and fresh ways to embrace and engage our growing communities.

  • Interdependence

    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.


You can change lives.

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