Overview of the Organization
The New York Immigration Coalition, a state-wide member-led coalition of immigrant and refugee organizations, works to transform the lives of all New Yorkers by strengthening and building our members' power, organizing and educating our communities and the public, and using our collective voice to advocate for opportunity and justice. We envision a New York state that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams.
We represent the collective interests of New York's diverse immigrant communities and our 200 coalition member organizations. We 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.
Our organizational values: Inclusive & Representative; Fair & Just; Accountable & Trusted.
The organization has an ambitious affirmative advocacy agenda that includes state funding for all newcomers to thrive, the right to counsel in immigration proceedings, maximum civic participation among immigrant communities in elections, and getting all New Yorkers represented in the redistricting process. Victories have included expanding the right to drivers licenses in New York regardless of immigration status, the New York State DREAM Act that provides tuition assistance to undocumented college students, elimination of the citizenship question from the 2020 Census, and organizing a legal clinic at JFK Airport immediately following the administration’s Muslim ban in 2017. We also have programs promoting access to healthcare, education, and democracy, and promoting civic and community engagement.
The Healthy Communities Director will lead the Healthy Communities program within the organization’s Policy department, driving work at the municipal, state, and federal levels to ensure access to safety net programs and high-quality health care including creating a strong & equitable health care system, culturally competent behavioral health, food assistance, affordable housing and other critical resources for immigrant New Yorkers. The Healthy Communities Director will report to the Vice President of Policy and will be responsible for a range of health policy, advocacy, technical assistance, and training obligations, as well as supervising other staff in the program, managing program budgets, assisting in development for the program and providing overall vision and leadership for the organization’s immigrant health priorities so that everyone, regardless of where they were born or how much they make has access to necessary resources to be healthy and thrive.
In addition to a competitive salary, NYIC offers a full benefit plan, unlimited vacation leave, paid sick time, commuter benefits and a comprehensive retirement plan.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to email@example.com with the subject line: Healthy Communities Director. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible.