New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) Vista Fellowship at Youth Represent

Job Type

Full Time

Published

06/13/2018

Address

New York
NY
United States

Description

This position is part of the NYIC VISTA program, which is run by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and places AmeriCorps VISTAs – referred to as NYIC VISTAs – at nonprofit organizations where they build organizational capacity through community outreach/education, communications, fundraising, program development and/or volunteer management projects. The capacity that they build is then used by their host organizations to advance their work on providing community members with anti-poverty services (e.g., legal, health, employment/career). NYIC VISTAs are supported by the NYIC with a 4-day training at the beginning of their year of service, a 2-day mid-year training, monthly webinars, monthly check-ins with NYIC staff, and ongoing networking opportunities with other VISTAs. During their year of service, NYIC VISTAs are supported with benefits including but not limited to living allowance, healthcare allowance, a year-end education award or cash stipend, and more. To learn more about standard VISTA benefits, please visit https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service. NYIC VISTA positions are full-time 12-month positions that are scheduled to begin on either August 30 or September 4, 2018. The NYIC, www.nyic.org, aims to unite immigrants, members (i.e., NYIC Member organizations) and allies so all New Yorkers can thrive. The NYIC envisions a New York State that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams.


Member Duties : VISTA HOST SITE: Youth Represent, http://youthrepresent.org, 11 Park Place, Suite 1512, NY, NY 10007. Youth Represent’s mission is to ensure that young people affected by the criminal justice system are afforded every opportunity to reclaim lives of dignity, self-fulfillment, and engagement in their communities. VISTA ACTIVITIES: The VISTA will support the continuing development of the organizaiton’s Criminal Records HUB project, which provides criminal record services and other resources to youth. The VISTA will conduct community outreach/education (e.g., presentations, outreach, network building), and support curriculum/resource development and program evaluation. This capacity-building work will support Youth Represent in being able to connect low-income youth to legal services (e.g., screenings/consultations, representation) and other resources that will support their access to economic opportunity.


SERVICE LOCATION: Manhattan, New York. LIVING ALLOWANCE: $20,641. 


Program Benefits : Living Allowance, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training.  


 *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare 


Terms : 

Permits working at another job during off hours. Permits attendance at school during off hours.  


Service Areas : 

Community and Economic Development.  


Skills : 

Team Work, Writing/Editing, Leadership, Teaching/Tutoring, Communications, Community Organization, Recruitment, Youth Development, Non-Profit Management.  

Benefits

Living Allowance, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training.  

 *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81376&fromSearch=true

People who are interested in applying for your organization's NYIC VISTA position need to:

  1. create a MyAmeriCorps account at https://my.americorps.gov
  2. sign into their MyAmeriCorps account
  3. visit the opportunity listing for your NYIC VISTA position 
  4. click on the "Apply Now" button

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