Nonprofit

AmeriCorp Immigrant and Refugee Family Advocate

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 21 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Temporary
Start Date
August 16, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Salary
At least USD $18,700 / year

Description

You can be the difference…

Americorp Volunteer Position

Immigrant and Refugee Case Worker and Support Service Coordinator Position

Washington DC

Overview of Mary House:

Mary House is a community-based organization that provides transitional housing services, shelter, and support programs to low-income immigrant and refugee families. With thirteen sites in the D.C. area, Mary House can serve up to 50 families with housing. In addition to housing and the support of advocates, Mary House provides families with food and educational support programs. More information on our organization is available at maryhouse.org


Each year, Mary House hires 3 staff funded through Notre Dame AmeriCorps who serve both as a Family Advocate and as a coordinator of one of three support services. The AmeriCorps term is from August 16th, 2024 through June 30th, 2025. Each team member is responsible for their respective support service, but ALL members work together in staffing after-school programming including reading and tutoring, and picking up and distributing food for the Food Program. Similarly, all staff spend about five weeks in June staffing Summer Camp.


Immigrant & Refugee Family Advocate Role (All Staff):

Each Mary House AmeriCorps staff member will have 10-15 families with whom they serve closely as a family advocate. The family advocate role is a bilingual position and includes:


  • Regular meetings and communication with families to discuss identified health, career, legal, or educational goals
  • Concrete work of supporting families’ access to formal services like health care, health insurance, schooling, legal services, and more
  • Accompanying families to health-related appointments, school meetings, court dates, immigration meetings, etc. 
  • Researching and supporting families’ access to available community resources that fulfill a family’s needs and goals, like ensuring in-home Wi-Fi, applying for SNAP benefits, etc.
  • Being on-call should an emergency arise


After-School Program Coordinator (Role #1: Apply for one of three):

Learn more about the Mary House After School Program here. Key responsibilities include:


  • Managing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the After School Program by planning activities and educational programming for children (ages 5-13)
  • Providing tailored assistance to improve reading, writing, and comprehension skills, particularly for students from non-English speaking households
  • Offering a supportive space for homework completion, healthy snacks, peer bonding, and self-expression
  • Establishing an open line of communication between Mary House, families, and schools
  • Recruiting high school and college volunteers to assist in the program
  • Running the in-person summer camp program by organizing weekly themes, games, and activities as well as the end-of-year summer camp party

Community Food and Clothing Program Coordinator (Role #2: Apply for one of three):

Learn more about the Mary House Community Food and Clothing Program here. Key responsibilities include:

  • Engaging with program participants and growing partnerships with D.C. food banks and food donors to ensure consistent supply of nutritious food for program participants.
  • Overseeing the organization and management of the Mary House Food Bank inventory. This includes coordinating food orders, and pickups, and maintaining accurate inventory records.
  • Developing and managing the schedule for food distribution days, communicating program dates and details with participating families and community organizations.
  • Collecting and analyzing data on program participants, demographics, and program impact. Prepare quarterly impact reports to evaluate program effectiveness and outcomes.


Communications Director (Role #3: Apply for one of three):

  • Creating and distributing accessible, bilingual announcements, newsletters, and notices to Mary House families
  • Managing and creating content for Mary House’s website and social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 
  • Coordinating training and learning for the Mary House team as well as workshops for parents 
  • Assisting the Program Director with administrative tasks as needed 
  • Ensuring the longevity and organization of the team by creating and maintaining organized advocate resources and records


All Staff Qualifications:

  • Professional working proficiency in Spanish. Amharic and Tigrinya are a plus.
  • Experience working with immigrant and refugee populations is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing situations, including remote work.

You can be the difference…

Americorp Volunteer Position

Immigrant and Refugee Case Worker and Support Service Coordinator Position

Washington DC

Overview of Mary House:

Mary House is a community-based organization that provides…

Benefits

  • Notre Dame AmeriCorps yearly stipend amounting to $18,700 pre tax.
  • Segal Education Grant of ~ $6,895 upon completion of the service year.
  • $3,000 bonus upon completion of service year.
  • Up to a $150 travel/relocation cost reimbursement.
  • Health insurance coverage through Notre Dame AmeriCorps available.
  • Food Stamp/SNAP benefits available to Notre Dame AmeriCorps members.
  • Fully furnished housing provided for $400 a month (exclusive to Mary House staff). Located just a five-minute walk from Mary House. Housing includes internet, utilities, on-site laundry, and off-street parking.
  • Notre Dame AmeriCorps yearly stipend amounting to $18,700 pre tax.
  • Segal Education Grant of ~ $6,895 upon completion of the service year.
  • $3,000 bonus upon completion of service year.
  • Up to…

Level of Language Proficiency

Professional working proficiency in Spanish is required. Amharic and Tigrinya are a plus.

Professional working proficiency in Spanish is required. Amharic and Tigrinya are a plus.

Location

On-site
1007 Bunker Hill Rd NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to casademary@aol.com.

Mary House is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

For inquiries regarding your application, please contact casademary@aol.com.

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