Project Citizenship - NAIP AmeriCorps Member


Published:

01/04/2018

Start Date

03/06/2018

End Date

08/31/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

4 South Market Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02109
United States

Description

The NEW AMERICAN INTEGRATION PROGRAM (NAIP) is an AmeriCorps program administered by the MIRA Coalition, in partnership with English for New Bostonians. NAIP members are placed at various community-based organizations across Massachusetts to address barriers to economic empowerment among immigrants and refugees by focusing their service on job readiness training (including ESOL instruction) and/or citizenship services (including application assistance and civics instruction).

ABOUT Project Citizenship: Project Citizenship is a nonprofit agency that provides free, high quality services to legal permanent residents to help them become U.S citizens. Project Citizenship offers free workshops, eligibility screening, application assistance, legal referrals and all materials needed to apply for U.S. citizenship.

SERVICE POSITION TITLE: NAIP AmeriCorps Fellow

SERVICE DESCRIPTION: The Fellow will support the Program Managers with running the day to day operations of the office, organizing citizenship workshops, and engaging the eligible immigrant population through citizenship outreach.

SERVICE LOCATION: Boston

SERVICE SCHEDULE: M-F 9am-5pm, with occasional weeknight and weekend hours. Members commit to full-time service from March 6, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Day to Day Support
  • Answering phones
  • Handling mail
  • Communications
  • Daily monitoring of social media
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Newsletter
  • Assist with website updates
  • Workshop Support
  • Assist with event planning and provide support during PC events
  • Assist with data tracking and reporting
  • Screen applicants for eligibility
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Community Outreach Support
  • Reach out to immigrant communities to spread the word about PC services
  • Build strong networks with community organizations that are currently providing and/or have interest in citizenship
  • Recruit qualified volunteers to assist with citizenship workshops
  • Attend partner organized citizenship events for support and observations
  • Assist in building of Library Corners project
  • Staff satellite offices in other cities, as necessary
  • Consulate Outreach
  • Faith based outreach
  • Applicant Support
  • Take in-office appointments as needed
  • Assist with case follow up
  • Provide customer service to applicants who need assistance with their case

·        Travel at least once/month for NAIP member meetings;

·        Make a full-time, 11-month commitment.

QUALIFICATIONS

·        Bilingual in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, or Portuguese preferred

·        Access to a car preferred

·        Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and mastery of the internet

·        Knowledge of WordPress and/or Salesforce preferred

·        Excellent organizational and communication skills

·        Interest in and commitment to national and community service

·        Experience working with diverse populations

·        High school diploma or GED equivalent

·        17 years of age or older

·        Must be a US Citizen, US National or Legal Permanent Resident

·        Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry both in Massachusetts and your state of residence upon application to our program, and a fingerprint-based FBI check

BENEFITS

·        Biweekly professional development trainings in house (for example, immigration law, client interviewing, difficult conversations, etc)

·        A Living Allowance up to $6,550.00

·        Loan forbearance and a Segal Education Award of $2,907.50 upon completion of service

·        Health Coverage

·        Child Care Assistance

·        Professional development and training in ESOL, interpretation, citizenship, and other human services

Benefits

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

How To Apply

naip@miracoalition.org

http://bit.ly/serveNAIP2018

To apply, submit your resume and online application here: http://bit.ly/serveNAIP2018


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please note that if not selected for this position, you may still be considered for placements at other host sites.


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