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.
The Public Charge Fellow will work closely with the Senior Director of Immigrant Integration Policy to coordinate the NYIC’s response to public charge policy. The Fellow will be responsible for a range of activities including technical assistance to member organizations and other stakeholders, interdepartmental coordination, and training of service providers.
- Coordinate all of the NYIC’s work related to public charge across the Advocacy, Immigrant Services Support, and Policy departments
- Conduct logistics, convene, and prepare minutes for public charge working groups with external partners
- Conduct trainings and provide technical assistance to NYIC member organizations and other stakeholders
- Serve as the NYIC’s contact for external requests around public charge
- Support Policy Department’s public charge-related policy analysis
- Make presentations and represent the NYIC at conferences, workshops, meetings and committees
- Contribute to other organizational events and projects as necessary
- 2-3 years of relevant experience in public benefits (housing and nutrition programs), immigration law, or related areas is desired
- Knowledge of the history of public charge as it applies to immigration law, and immigrant access public benefits are a strong asset
- Experience working within a coalition and facilitating meetings with diverse stakeholders
- Experience in leading trainings, giving presentations or other adult education activities
- Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google suite, website management, and social media skills
- Good judgment and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, and manage multiple competing deadlines
- Knowledge of Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, or another language in addition to English is preferred
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line: Public Charge Fellow. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.