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Manager of Immigrant Services Training

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

About the NYIC
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 Manager of Immigrant Services Training will oversee the NYIC’s Immigrant Concerns Training Institute (ICTI), managing a robust calendar of training on immigration legal services throughout NY State as well as Immigration Navigator trainings and training on a variety of other topics including immigrant integration and communications.

Responsibilities include

  • Manage Immigrant Concerns Training Institute, which provides extensive training on immigration law and will expand to incorporate other trainings NYIC provides for our members on topics ranging from health access to education to communications
  • Conduct trainings on selected topics, and recruit qualified trainers to train on other subjects
  • Help develop curriculum for training Immigration Navigators, an exciting program for non-lawyers who are volunteers or staff of community-based organizations committed to supporting immigration legal service providers and to promoting immigrant rights
  • Work closely NYIC members and with staff in other NYIC programs to identify training needs and plan additional trainings
  • Manage project implementation including scope, fulfillment of grant deliverables, and project budgets, as well as compliance with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements for attorneys
  • Maintain relationships with a wide range of people providing immigrant services throughout NY State in order to conduct outreach to training participants and identify potential trainers
  • Handle logistics and provide excellent customer service to training participants
  • Supervise program associate, manage performance, guide professional development, and provide key feedback.

Qualities sought

  • At least 3-5 years of experience doing training, immigrant services, or related work with a community-based organization strongly preferred
  • Experience developing and conducting trainings a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of immigration law and legal services and / or challenges facing immigrant-serving organization is an asset
  • Experience supervising staff or interns is preferred
  • Fluency in a another language highly encouraged
  • 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.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter explaining why this position interests you and why you are the ideal candidate, resume, and a brief writing sample to hr@nyic.org with the subject line: Manager of Immigrant Services Training. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.

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