Consultant: DREAM Fellowship

About the Organization

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State. We envision a New York state that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams. Our mission is to unite immigrants, members, & allies so all New Yorkers can thrive.  We represent the collective interests of New York’s diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devise solutions to advance them; advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups; and build the power of immigrants and the organizations that serve them to ensure their sustainability, to improve people’s lives, and to strengthen our state.

Our organizational values: Inclusive & Representative; Fair & Just; Accountable & Trusted.

Position Overview

The DREAM Fellowship Consultant shall work on the NYIC's DREAM Fellowship program between November 2019 and May 2020. The program will engage 20 DREAMers enrolled in the City University of New York (CUNY) in a cohort based training series between January and May 2020. Participants will be trained on a diverse selection of topics pertaining to immigration issues, leadership development, community development and advocacy/organizing. They will also work in small groups to develop and carry out their own community organizing/education projects in support of CUNY DREAMers and/or immigrants at large. Participants will receive scholarship money in support of their education at CUNY.

Key Responsibilities:

The consultant will:

  • Support the recruitment and selection of the program's participants.
  • Support the deployment of scholarship funds to participants.
  • Develop curriculum and secure guest speakers for the program's training sessions (5 Full-day sessions or 10 half-day sessions).
  • Coordinate and serve as the lead facilitator/host for the program's training sessions.
  • Support participants in working together in small groups to develop and carry out community change projects.
  • Plan and execute a graduation event for the program's participants.
  • Conduct an evaluation of the program.


  • Experience developing and facilitating workshops and trainings.
  • Experience running or supporting leadership development and/or community development programs.
  • Experience working with immigrant/DREAMer communities, and in particular, in the realm of higher education.
  • Familiarity with current immigration issues and advocacy campaigns.
NYIC/CUNY DREAM Fellowship Program alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation: The consultant will be paid a flat fee of up to $10,000 for the completion of the deliverables.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter to [email protected] All emails must have “Consultant, DREAM Fellow” in the subject line.

Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. No phone calls or emails will be accepted for this position.

Need legal assistance?

Call the NYS Immigration Hotline at 1-800-566-7636 or find a legal service provider here