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Fwd: NYIC Position Available: Director of Training and Technical Assistance

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Sent on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:56 PM
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Please forward to qualified and interested candidates.

Position available: Director of Training & Technical Assistance

The New York immigration coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants, asylees, and refugees. The NYIC successfully brings together multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-sector constituencies to pursue common goals. These include advocating for equitable immigration policies; improving immigrants’ access to services and public agencies; combating discrimination and ensuring civil rights protections; educating both newcomer communities and the public-at-large about immigration issues; encouraging immigrant civic and electoral participation; and fostering an improved quality of life for New York’s diverse newcomer communities. Over the past 25 years, the NYIC has emerged as the leading advocacy group in New York State on immigrant and refugee community issues. Through regular meetings of collaborative and working groups, and frequent communi cations on urgent and emerging issues, the NYIC mobilizes its network to respond quickly and effectively to policy challenges and community problems.

Oversees the organization’s Immigrant Concerns Training Institute and technical assistance activities; serves as liaison between USCIS and other agencies and immigrant service  providers.


Direct a statewide training program on law and policy affecting immigrants, asylees, and refugees with three major components:  (1) trainings directed to attorneys, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives, and their support staff; (2) community education events for members of newcomer communities, and (3) technical assistance to authorized immigrant legal service providers Participate in the creation of and updating of curriculum and materials for, and presentation of trainings, workshops, and community education events.
Provide and oversee the provision of technical assistance.
Coordinate and monitor the work of guest instructors for the training program.
Prepare reports and proposals to funders.
Oversee the provision of Continuing Legal Education credits to attorneys and ensure compliance with the New York CLE guidelines and reporting

Analyze, monitor, and compile updates on proposed and actual changes in federal immigration laws, regulations, policy guidance, and forms that impact New York State’s newcomer communities, and help inform NYIC advocacy campaigns on federal immigration-related matters.

Coordinate regular liaison meetings between nonprofit immigration legal service organizations and (1) the New York and New Jersey USCIS Asylum Offices, (2) the local USCIS New York District Office, (3) the Court Administrator for the EOIR New York immigration court and the Chief Counsel of the USICE Office of Chief Counsel; 4)other relevant agencies/offices.  Meet with national USCIS on issues of nationwide impact such as implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and stateside processing of the Form I-601, etc.

Participate in and supervise the maintenance of relevant portions of the NYIC website.

Participate in and assist in the coordination of community and special events, media work, and other tasks necessary to advance the organizational mission of the NYIC.


JD and admission to a state bar in the United States.  Exceptional organizational skills are required.  Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple, complex tasks.  At least 8-10 years of direct immigration legal experience; preferably in the nonprofit immigrant legal service sector. Significant experience in immigrant-related policy and advocacy strongly preferred.  Management experience strongly preferred. Excellent writing, analytical and supervisory skills.  Excellent teaching and public speaking skills. Strong interpersonal and computer skills. Ability to work cooperatively with diverse staff and a myriad of community organizations. Bilingual speaker preferred.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Deadline:  Apply immediately, but no later than October 31, 2012.
Only those offered interviews will be contacted.

To apply:  Email your cover letter, resume, and salary history to: [address removed]


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