Public Charge Fellow

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 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualities Sought:

  • 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.

Need legal assistance?

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