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The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of full- time Volunteer Coordinator to be based in Houston, Texas. The Young Center works on a volunteer-based model; we train lay volunteers, who—supervised by our staff—act as Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children. The Volunteer Coordinator will manage the Houston office’s volunteer program, including recruitment, training, and retention. This position will also oversee the day-to-day operations and administration of the Houston office.


ABOUT THE YOUNG CENTER

The 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 immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate (guardian ad litem for children in immigration proceedings) for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection 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. The Young Center also does 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. The Young Center is headquartered in Chicago and has programs in Houston, San Antonio, Harlingen, Chicago, Houston, Washington DC and Los Angeles.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage site’s volunteer program, including recruitment, training, and engagement. 
  • Work with the National Volunteer Coordinator and the corresponding Volunteer Coordinators in Young Center’s other sites on continuing education opportunities for volunteers, as well as strategies for volunteer engagement.
  • Develop and implement outreach plans to recruit new Child Advocates, including identifying stakeholders and building strategic relationships.
  • Manage and maintain all volunteer records.
  • Oversee volunteer compliance with multi-state background clearance process, including updated clearances for longstanding volunteers.
  • Lead staff planning and logistics for the site’s Child Advocates trainings, including creating and administering an annual training budget.
  • Oversee day-to-day office operations and administration, including relationships with vendors and facilities management, as well as Young Center headquarters operations staff
  • Create and maintain case files in Young Center’s client database and assist with managing case referrals and appointments to cases by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
  • Coordinate all events (fundraisers, meetings, conferences, etc.), including space, and refreshments, materials, technology, and supplies.
  • Serve as point of contact for:
  • National Volunteer Program Coordinator
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Generally has had at least 2 part-time or volunteer roles
  • Project management skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Spanish
  • Associates degree, BA., or at least 4 years work/volunteer experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A commitment to public interest work.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • An enthusiasm for working with volunteers.
  • Passion, tenacity, and optimism for the issues affecting immigrant children and their families.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical demands include regular attendance; keyboarding; sitting for long periods (at least 5 hours a day); driving. Ability to use computer, telephone, and copy machine. Ability to travel by plane, car and other conveyances within U.S. Occasional lifting for event setup/preparation.

APPLICATION DETAILS

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. 

The 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 disabled applicants 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.


The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of full- time Volunteer Coordinator to be based in Houston, Texas. The Young Center works on a volunteer-based model; we train lay volunteers, who…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

At least $37,500Salary is commensurate with experience. For this role, salaries will start at $37,500.

Benefits

The position includes excellent health insurance coverage at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, paid vacation time, and paid sick time, among other benefits.

The position includes excellent health insurance coverage at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, paid vacation time, and paid sick time, among other benefits.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Houston, TX

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