Full-time Service Opportunity withJewish Family Services (JFS)Jewish Family Services (JFS) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as an Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator. We are recruiting a full-time AmeriCorps member to be a part of our team for 10 months. The position will remain open until filled. The exact start and end date of the contract position is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation that will require signature prior to the start of service. This is an AmeriCorps position and the individual selected to serve is not considered to be an employee of Jewish Family Services (JFS) or LISC.WHAT WE DOJewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego. For 100+ years, Jewish Family Service has been a trusted resource for the entire community. JFS has a diverse set of programs and offers an array of services that are always life-changing, and often lifesaving. JFS’ broad network of staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners are committed to the pursuit of one shared goal: helping individuals and families in San Diego move forward. JFS’ Immigration Department provides comprehensive legal services to San Diego’s immigrant community. The agency is well situated to provide such services due to its geographic location to the U.S./Mexico border, as well as being one of four local refugee resettlement agencies in San Diego County. JFS is a Department of Justice Recognized organization, and a core partner of the San Diego Rapid Response Network – a group of 40+ immigrant rights and social service organizations, attorneys and community leaders who educate, protect and assist immigrant individuals and families – including refugees and asylum seekers – with legal support and social services.With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. Over the last 38 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $22 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from the East Coast to the West Coast in 36 urban markets from Buffalo to San Francisco and 2,200 Rural counties. Visit us at www.lisc.org to learn more.YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS AN AMERICORPS MEMBERThis is an AmeriCorps position and as such, the member may not engage in prohibited activities as part of his/her/their service. The member will have an immediate supervisor at Jewish Family Services (JFS) and a LISC point of contact throughout the term of service for coaching, mentoring, and training support in order to undertake activities to achieve a community goal.The member is expected to undertake the following activities toward goal achievement:□ Develop and implement effective volunteer management processes and procedures to recruit, orient, train, supervise, place, evaluate and recognize volunteers.□ Work in the community to build strategic relationships, conduct a variety of outreach activities, and recruit program participants.MEMBER SIGNATURE: □ Design and implement outreach activities using a variety of strategies to increase awareness in local refugee, asylee and immigrant communities about the availability of low-cost immigration services.□ Participate in training seminars, online courses, and shadowing of immigration attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives.□ Conduct screening interviews with interested volunteers.□ Hold volunteer trainings and orientations.□ Maintain active correspondence with volunteers to ensure the volunteer experience is going well and when it is not, make appropriate adjustments and changes.□ Collect and submit monthly statistics to the Volunteer Engagement Department.□ Work closely with the Immigration Services Team to determine volunteer needs.In performing these activities, Jewish Family Services (JFS) and LISC AmeriCorps anticipate that the person in this position will achieve the following goal(s):□ Engage 20 new (episodic) volunteers to provide 400 volunteer hours to community based projects□ Engage 20 current (recurring) volunteers to provide 400 volunteer hours to community based projectsIn order to meet the goal(s), the successful candidate will be provided with a work-plan at the onset of service and training needed to achieve the goal(s). Progress toward goal attainment will be measured monthly through an on-line system and raining will be provided.OTHER SERVICE REQUIREMENTSMembers are required to track time and submit on-line timesheets twice per month. They are also required to submit a monthly report through the same system (training will be provided). The person selected for this position will perform his/her/their day to day service at the partner site and serve on average 40 hours per week. Normal service hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm with 30 minutes for lunch per day. It is expected that the person will be flexible as oftentimes service requires some evenings and weekends.Members are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:□ Attending a local onboarding session coordinated by LISC;□ Attending a national leadership conference in March 2021;□ Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;□ Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;□ Actively participating in at least two team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,□ Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.SKILLS NEEDED□ Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods□ Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize in a fast paced and fluid environment□ Ability to work independently and in a team setting□ Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft software including Excel, Word, and Outlook□ Good written and oral communication skills□ Strong relational skills and a demonstrated cross-cultural understanding and success□ Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)□ Bilingual English/Spanish, Arabic, or Farsi – desired□ Experience working with immigrant populationsPROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSTo be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate: (1) must not have previously resigned from a LISC AmeriCorps position; (2) be able to earn at least 75% of the education award for this position; and (3) if having previously served, been exited with satisfactory service from a prior term.The candidate will also need to meet all AmeriCorps eligibility requirements including but not limited to:□ Be at least 17 years of age (there is no upper age limit)□ Possess unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess unexpired permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by AmeriCorps during the pre-enrollment period□ Meet the National Service Criminal History Check Requirement noted belowNATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK REQUIREMENTIf a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make him/her/them ineligible for service. LISC does not disclose any results with the host site and will discuss any eligibility concerns that may arise directly with the candidate as per LISC’s policy.Candidates being offered and accepting this AmeriCorps position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, State Level Criminal History Search, and an FBI search. LISC should receive the results from all checks at least one week prior to the first day of proposed service. The person must be cleared for service by LISC prior to the first day of service.A candidate may not be considered eligible for service in instances where he/she/they: (1) are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW); and/or (2) has been convicted of murder; and/or (3) has a non-resolved/non-adjudicated criminal offense.PROGRAM BENEFITSUpon successful completion of the full term of service, the member will be eligible for a $6,195 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place qualifying, existing student loans (not in default) into AmeriCorps forbearance. The position pays a total stipend of$17,000. The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC. Direct deposit is required. A health care benefit is available for the participant only. For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).Additional benefits for alums can be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/special- initiatives/employers-national-service/alumni and information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness can be found here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.HOW TO APPLY:To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Celeste Caton at firstname.lastname@example.org Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).The candidate selected for this position will complete an account set up and on-line application via the My AmeriCorps Portal located here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do as well as intake forms via a secure system.LISC AmeriCorps and Jewish Family Services (JFS) are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.LISC AmeriCorps is available to everyone eligible to serve.We treat all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, veteran status, disability,genetic information, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.