NYIC – AmeriCorps VISTAs

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 4, 2018 - September 3, 2019
  • full-time

Support/Benefits

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

  • living allowance (a $12,311 - $23,039 stipend depending on the county that the position is based out of)
  • choice of healthcare allowance ($7,150) or a health plan
  • 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)
  • 4-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 2-day mid-year training
  • monthly NYIC VISTA webinars
  • ongoing check-ins, guidance and support from the NYIC
  • group national days of service activities
  • networking and celebration activities/events

Eligibility

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

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident, or have Refugee status, Asylum, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

OPEN NYIC VISTA POSITIONS

There are currently over 20 open NYIC VISTA positions that are scheduled to begin on September 4, 2018.

To learn more about the open positions, please visit http://www.thenyic.org/vista-positions.

To Apply: 

  • Create a MyAmeriCorps account at https://my.americorps.gov
  • Sign into your MyAmeriCorps account
  • 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)
  • Once you are on the position's MyAmeriCorps page, click on the "Apply Now" button

CONTACT

If you have questions about the NYIC VISTA program, please contact Membership and Capacity Building Senior Manager Kiwi Grady at [email protected] and include the term "NYIC VISTA" in the subject line.

Need legal assistance?

Call the NYS Immigration Hotline at 1-800-566-7636 or view our directory of service providers here