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Citizenship Outreach Coordinator
 
 
 
The Citizenship Outreach Coordinator (VISTA member) will aid in the growth and sustainability of a program that is vital to the entire community by empowering local lawful permanent residents to contribute and participate more fully in their communities. Our Office of Immigrant Services (OIS) provides low cost immigration legal assistance. OIS is the only US Department of Justice (DOJ) Recognized office in all of East Tennessee. By providing immigration services to individuals and families in the East Tennessee communities, OIS is helping reduce the instance of poverty by providing affordable services thus reducing the likelihood of going into debt in order to obtain citizenship. Together with our community partnerships, individuals are more likely to gain economic stability. The East Tennessee region has a vibrant immigrant community, many of which are eligible to naturalize. Those who are lawful permanent residents might choose not to naturalize and become US citizens for any number of reasons including: feeling the citizenship test is too difficult, inadequate English language skills, costs, lack of knowledge, and fear. The VISTA member will assist in reaching more of the immigrant/refugee population in order to educate them on the naturalization process, the importance of naturalization, and identify barriers. Additionally, the VISTA member will connect individuals and families with local resources to aid in securing affordable housing, attain economic self-sufficiency through employment, increase English proficiency, and increase financial literacy. The ultimate goal is to strengthen families and communities by reducing poverty within the communities.
 
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Member Duties : The successful Citizenship Outreach Coordinator (VISTA member) will build bridges to the underserved immigrant communities in the region through outreach, relationship building, and identification of stakeholders within the communities with large populations of eligible individuals who are not applying for citizenship. The VISTA member position is vital to empower local lawful permanent residents to contribute and participate more fully in their communities. Key Responsibilities Include: Develop and execute a social media presence specifically targeted to the immigrant community, develop a multilingual naturalization campaign involving social media and traditional media, creating materials for distribution, organize bimonthly educational workshops, and organize outreach to educate the immigrant population on naturalization.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Law ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Citizenship Outreach Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/05/2022  -   07/04/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TENNESSEE  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  12/01/2021  To  12/31/2022 

Contact Jennifer Tekstar
3227 Division St
Knoxville   TN   37919
8656841884
jtekstar@dioknox.org
http://www.ccetn.org

Listing ID 96565


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