Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for a National Volunteer Support Associate (NVSA) position to be based in any of the Young Center’s eight offices (Chicago, Harlingen, Houston, San Antonio, New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, or Washington D.C.). The NVSA will provide local and national administrative support for volunteer programming, including efforts to recruit, screen, train, and retain volunteer Child Advocates. This position will provide coverage for Volunteer Coordinator (VC) outages across the Child Advocate Program. The NVSA will support 4-5 offices, or as required by the Child Advocate Program’s needs. In collaboration with the National Volunteer Program Coordinator (NVPC), the NVSA will actively engage with the VCs across offices and centralize certain aspects of the VC role to enhance systems and efficiency nationwide.
ABOUT THE YOUNG CENTER
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is a national organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights and best interests – safety and well-being – of unaccompanied immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s Child Advocate Program is to serve as Child Advocate for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children pursuant to the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act and the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. Our role is to identify and advocate for the best interests of immigrant children both while they are in federal custody and after they are released, applying federal and state law and long-recognized principles of the best interests of the child. Young Center also engages in policy work, advocating with legislators, federal agencies, and other stakeholders to promote consideration of the best interests of the child in all decisions concerning immigrant children and to create a dedicated juvenile immigrant justice system that treats children as children. Young Center has offices in Houston, San Antonio, Harlingen, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Physical demands include regular attendance; keyboarding; and sitting for long periods (at least 5 hours a day). Ability to use computer, telephone, and copy machine. Ability to travel by plane, car, and other conveyances within U.S.
All employees must be fully vaccinated prior to the first day of employment. Young Center has adopted a hybrid approach that incorporates both in-person and remote work, based on tenure at the organization.
Young Center is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in and affirmatively factors diversity into its hiring practices. Young Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, pregnancy, citizenship, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified applicants with disabilities may participate in the application process; no application will be penalized for requesting an accommodation. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
For roles working directly with children, clearance of a fingerprint-based criminal background check, child abuse and neglect check (CANS), and tuberculosis test is a condition of employment.
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for a National Volunteer Support Associate (NVSA) position to be based in any of the Young Center’s eight offices (Chicago, Harlingen, Houston, San Antonio, New York, Phoenix, Los…
Young Center provides excellent benefits, including health/dental/vision insurance (employee and dependents) at no cost to the employee, paid vacation, sick time, and a 401(k) plan with employer match.
Young Center provides excellent benefits, including health/dental/vision insurance (employee and dependents) at no cost to the employee, paid vacation, sick time, and a 401(k) plan…
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume, and three references. Only complete applications will be considered. To learn more about the Young Center’s work, please visit www.TheYoungCenter.org.
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume, and three references…