Director of Training and Technical Assistance


New York, NY

Overview of 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 Director of Training and Technical Assistance on the Membership and Programs team will oversee the NYIC’s Immigrant Concerns Training Institute (ICTI), managing a robust calendar of trainings on immigration law, immigration legal service provision, immigrant access to and eligibility for needed supports and services, economic justice, and other topics relevant to New York State’s immigrant communities. ICTI works to build the capacity of service providers across the State to meet the needs of the immigrant communities they work with through training and resources. In addition, the Director serves as a resource to colleagues internally in their efforts to build new and innovative training programs to push forward their policy and advocacy priorities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee Immigrant Concerns Training Institute, which provides extensive training on immigration law and other topics to service providers around the State.
  • Design and implement new and innovative training programs in response to developing situations, new policies, and urgent community needs. Lead the development of training curricula in partnership with relevant subject matter experts, and ensure that training materials and structure are interactive, engaging, and relevant to participants.
  • Lead cross-departmental coordination during moments of rapid response and policy implementation to ensure that training resources are maximized.
  • Conduct trainings on selected topics, and recruit qualified trainers to train on other subjects.
  • Develop and maintain planning, monitoring and evaluation tools for the program, to track success and areas for improvement.
  • Work closely with NYIC Member organizations and staff in other NYIC programs to identify training needs.
  • Manage contract implementation, ensuring fulfillment of grant deliverables, managing budgets, and reporting on program activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all requirements of an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in New York State.
  • Lead the NYIC’s technical assistance on DOJ Recognition and Accreditation for NYIC Member organizations and other partners.
  • Maintain relationships with a range of organizations and people providing services to immigrant communities throughout NY State, in order to conduct outreach to training participants and identify potential trainers.
  • Oversee training program logistics and participant experiences.
  • Supervise Associate for Training and Manager of Economic Recovery and Resilience; manage performance, guide professional development, and provide key feedback.

Qualities Sought

  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience in immigration law and/or policy, either as an attorney, accredited representative, paralegal, or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience developing or conducting trainings, or teaching, with an appreciation for adult learning principles.
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Highly organized, strong interpersonal skills, and comfort with public speaking.
  • Good team player, comfortable taking initiative, and able to adapt as necessary to changing circumstances.
  • Passion for immigrant services and social justice.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple tasks.
  • Familiarity with DOJ recognition and accreditation is a plus.

Important facts to know about this opportunity:

  • This position is mostly on-site, with a requirement of being in the office 4 days per week and remote 1 day per week.
  • The NYIC staff continues to mask while in the office.
  • The NYIC has a staff-wide vaccine mandate. Staff must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to HR before being onboarded.

Salary: $90,000** **The NYIC has a transparent and equitable salary structure. Starting salaries for each position are set in advance with no room for negotiation.

In addition to a competitive salary, NYIC offers a full benefit plan, paid sick time, unlimited vacation leave, commuter benefits and a comprehensive retirement plan.

Deadline: Open until Filled

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to All emails must have “Director of Training and Technical Assistance” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.