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Immigrant Employment Network Coordinator
 
 
 
The AAFE Immigrant Youth Employment Program is a 2-member neighborhood and school-based, AmeriCorps VISTA project that builds school-family-community capacity with local businesses that serve in Flushing, Queens, one of New York City's most diverse neighborhoods. The target population for our Immigrant Youth Employment Program is the student body at three Queens-based high schools, Flushing International High School, Flushing High School, and Queens High School for Language Studies. The minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 54%. Flushing High School operates within the New York City Geographic #25 School District. New York City Geographic #25 School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 87%. To increase economic opportunities for immigrant youth in addition to college readiness, a VISTA member will have the opportunity to work closely with Asian Americans for Equality as the Immigrant Youth Leadership and Employment Coordinator. The Coordinator will research, design, and pilot a new program using best practices and a tested curriculum developed by VISTA members over the past 2 years. In addition, the project aims to increase broad awareness of the issues facing immigrant youth in Flushing to attract volunteers to support as mentors, donors, and advocates for these students.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA duties include: a) Establish Employment Network Steering Committee with 25 members; b) Set up data system to report network’s successes and challenges; c) Develop volunteer recruitment and tracking system for staff and seasoned volunteers to manage; d) Develop service days training curriculum and calendar targeting 40 volunteers for the year; e) Create a marketing plan for future member and volunteer recruitment. The VISTA will be responsible for recruiting members who have committed to goals of advancing immigrant workers in Flushing, Queens representative of cross-sector community; develop regular infrastructure to engage network through newsletters, email listserv, and / or social media. Work with local universities, develop a report that reflects immigrant low-income jobseeker needs and opportunities to share with community. Improve current volunteer recruitment practices. Create a storybank that helps inspire others to join the network through website and social media.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Volunteer Training ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Technology . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Immigrant Employment Network Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Languages
Chinese or Korean speaking a +

Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2017  To  07/28/2017 

Contact Isabelle Leighton
2 Allen St
New York   NY   10002
212-299-0502
isabelle_leighton@aafe.org
aafe.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 75205


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