Careers at ORIS

Thank you for your interest in working with ORIS. We are always interested in hearing from passionate, dedicated, culturally-sensitve professionals who are interested in supporting new Americans to achieve their goals. Individuals with refugee or immigrant backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Please check this page regularly for a list of current openings.

Current Job Openings


Job Title: Program Manager
Half-time (22 hours/week)

About ORIS:
The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) is an ethnic, community-based organization. Our mission is to aid in the resettlement of refugee and immigrant groups in the state of New Hampshire by providing assistance, training, resources, and opportunities that promote self-sufficiency. Our experienced,  multinational, multilingual staff team offers a wide range of programs, including: bridging case management, cultural orientation, beginning farmer services, and youth
enrichment programs.

Job Summary:
ORIS will hire a Program Manager who will oversee implementation of the organization’s two-year Culturally Specific Services Program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Program Manager will ensure that the project achieves its direct service, organizational capacity development, and community outreach and engagement deliverables, as defined in its contract with the federal government. This managerial position requires strong program, staff, and budget management experience in the human services sector. Additionally, the Program Manager will supervise a subcontract with a partner organization and ensure that organization’s high-quality performance. The Program Manager should have significant work, educational, or life experience working with diverse communities, including communities with limited English proficiency.

Supervision Received:
Works under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.

Supervision Exercised:
Management of 2 Bilingual / Bicultural Victim Advocates and supervision of an organizational subcontract.


  • oversee the project’s administrative, fiscal, and programmatic implementation;
  • manage the sub-recipient award, including project responsibilities of sub-recipient staff and timely filing of semi-annual progress and financial sub-recipient reports;
  • ensure that the sub-recipient is reimbursed for expenses in a timely manner;
  • manage the two Bilingual / Bi-cultural Victim Advocates and their project activities;
  • conduct weekly case reviews, including one case review per month with the subcontracted Advocate;
  • participate in training and technical assistance activities;
  • review Advocates’ entries into the client database and run periodic quality assurance reports;
  • participate in meetings with ethnic community leaders and elders;
  • participate in bilingual / bi-cultural message development;
  • participate in 8 community outreach, education, and prevention meetings;
  • assemble project data and information into drafted semi-annual reports to OVW for review, further edits, and filing by the Executive Director;
  • assist the Executive Director with timely completion of the project financial reports to OVW; and
  • assist with victim direct assistance as may be necessary.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least 1-2 years program management experience in the human services sector
  • Minimum of 1-year professional experience in direct service with diverse communities; direct experience with victims of domestic and/or sexual violence is preferred
  • Experience with organizing and managing human service program performance data
  • Experience with managing human service program budgets
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Have reliable personal transportation to travel within the State of New Hampshire
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Fluency in one or more relevant languages (e.g., French, Swahili, Lingala, Kinyarwanda, and/or Somali) is preferred

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. ORIS is an equal opportunity employer.


Internships and Volunteering

Volunteers and interns are valuable to our work. We often have a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities available. We aim to find opportunities that align with interns’ and volunteers’ experiences, skills, and goals as well as our organizational needs. Please contact us to discuss opportunities. Check out our volunteering opportunities page for more info.

Listen to what past volunteers and interns have said about their experience at ORIS:

“By volunteering with ORIS I have not only been given great responsibility and ownership of my work, but also a view into the inner workings of a non-profit. Every day that I volunteer means seeing more and more of the impact that this organization has on the community, and knowing that I am a part of it. Developing community workshops has given me the opportunity to better understand the issues pressing refugees and immigrants, and the support I have received from all the ORIS staff and volunteers has propelled me to do my best work! By researching everything from how to dress for an interview to how to apply for permanent residence, my volunteer experience has taught me useful information. At ORIS, I have seen volunteers become ingrained in the core mission of the organization and I know that I have grown during my time here.”

– Intern, Summer 2014