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NYIC VISTA

Date Posted: 
Monday, June 5, 2017


 

OVERVIEW
NYIC VISTAs are AmeriCorps VISTAs who - through the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) - engage in a year of full-time paraprofessional service in an organization, where they work on community outreach/education, communications, fundraising, program development and/or volunteer management projects for the purpose of building the organization's capacity to run immigrant-focused anti-poverty programs and services.
 

TERM OF SERVICE
September 12, 2017 - September 11, 2018|


SUPPORT/BENEFITS
During their year of service, NYIC VISTAs are supported with the following benefits:

  • living allowance (stipend - see the individual position listings here for details);
  • healthcare allowance ($7,150);
  • choice of a year-end education award ($5,815) or cash stipend ($1,803);
  • eligibility for benefits such as:

-  relocation allowance (up to $1,000)

-  settling-in allowance (up to $550)

-  child care support (up to $400 per month per child)

  • 3-day training on core skills/knowledge areas (e.g., leadership, social justice), NYIC VISTA focus areas (e.g., volunteer management, communications, fundraising) and immigration issues and their intersections with poverty issues;
  • an AmeriCorps VISTA pre-service orientation facilitated by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS);
  • a course on community outreach/coalition-building; 
  • monthly NYIC VISTA webinars;
  • ongoing check-ins, guidance and support from the NYIC.

ELIGIBILITY
In order to be eligible for a NYIC VISTA position, one must be:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • and a U.S. citizen, national, legal permanent resident, or DACA recipient. 

 

CONTACT
If you have questions about the NYIC VISTA program, please contact Membership and Capacity Building Manager Kiwi Grady at
kgrady@nyic.org and include the term "NYIC VISTA" in the subject line.


HOW TO APPLY

To apply for a NYIC VISTA position, please follow the following steps:

  1. Create a MyAmeriCorps account at https://my.americorps.gov
  2. Sign into your MyAmeriCorps account
  3. Go to the MyAmeriCorps page for any NYIC VISTA position that you want to apply for. To find the position's MyAmeriCorps page, either click on the position's hyperlinked title on this page or run a search for the position using the MyAmeriCorps website's search engine (write "NYIC" in the Program field). 
  4.  Once you are on the position's MyAmeriCorps page, click on the "Apply Now" button.
     


OPEN NYIC VISTA POSITIONS

There are currently 21 open NYIC VISTA positions that are scheduled to run from September 12, 2017, to September 11, 2018. These positions will be based in New York City, Westchester County, Orange County, Erie County and Monroe County, New York. 

Click here to learn more information about the open NYIC VISTA positions and apply.

 

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