Immigration Assistance Outreach Coordinator VISTA
|Service dates||07/19/2021 - 07/18/2022|
|Applications||05/24/2021 To 09/30/2021|
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada’s Immigration Assistance Program (IAP) provides immigration legal assistance to non-citizen individuals and their families throughout northern Nevada. In addition to direct legal assistance, the IAP provides education regarding immigration updates (i.e., court case decisions, presidential proclamations, new rules, etc.), rights under U.S. law, and dangers of unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL or notario fraud). The focus of the program is to assist non-citizens who otherwise would not be able to obtain legal representation. Individuals and their families can obtain a better sense of security and stability through the IAP’s support, including helping break the cycle of poverty by obtaining documentation needed to go to work or school, buy a house, or enter the military. The VISTA Immigration Assistance Outreach Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the work and building the capacity of the IAP by developing systems to inform the immigrant population on the dangers of notario fraud, expand partnerships to better sustain IAP outreach over the long-term, assist to streamline IAP services to increase capacity, and develop a volunteer training and recruitment strategy to improve volunteer engagement. This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA’s Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty.
|Benefits||hoice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Training , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service .*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare|
|Education requirements||College graduate|
|Desired skills, certifications or qualifications|
Public Speaking , Computers/Technology , Writing/Editing , Interpretation , Recruitment , Communications , Team Work , Community Organization , Law .
|Desired Languages||English, Spanish|
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .
|Service Environment||Homeland Security , Community Outreach .|
The Immigration Assistance Outreach Coordinator VISTA will build the capacity of IAP to help strengthen services to non-citizens and their families in two key areas—outreach and streamlining services. The VISTA will develop systems to inform the non-citizens and their families on the dangers of notario fraud and expand partnerships to better sustain IAP outreach over the long term by collaborating and connecting with other key stakeholders and develop educational presentations to inform the public. The VISTA will develop a social media and web-based marketing plan to share information. The VISTA will assist to streamline IAP services to increase capacity by reviewing current IAP best practices and identifying methods to streamline services, including updating case processing sheets used by case managers to start a case and creating an electronic satisfaction survey for clients. The VISTA will also develop a volunteer training and recruitment strategy to improve volunteer engagement.
|Our mission||Our mission is to inspire hope, strength, and self-reliance in those we are fortunate to serve.|
Hunger, Social Justice & Equality