AmeriCorps - Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator & Intake Specialist
San Diego (United States of America)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time
AmeriCorps member to serve as an Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator and Intake Specialist. 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 International Rescue Committee, Inc. or
WHAT WE DO
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore
health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded
in 1933, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of
their future and strengthen their communities.
Established in 1975, the IRC in San Diego has supported over 30,000 refugees from 29 countries to make their
new home in San Diego. Today, the IRC in San Diego continues to serve refugees as well as the larger
community of new Americans including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, asylees and asylum seekers, and
other immigrants. Increasingly, IRC programs also serve small business owners and others seeking economic
empowerment services in San Diego.
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 MEMBER
This 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 International Rescue Committee, Inc.
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:
Actively manage 15-20 Immigration Department volunteers to become citizenship tutors and
classroom aides, translators/interpreters, or administrative volunteers
o Work closely with the Immigration and Citizenship Education teams to determine volunteer
o Conduct screening interviews with volunteers interested in the Immigration Department
o Hold monthly volunteer trainings and orientations for Immigration Department volunteers
o Actively supervise all Immigration Department administrative volunteers
o Implement recognition activities for Immigration Department volunteers
o Maintain active correspondence with the volunteer base to ensure the volunteer experience is
going well (in the case it is not, make appropriate adjustments and changes)
o Collect and submit monthly volunteer statistics
Support the implementation of outreach initiatives for the Immigration Department
o Work in the community to build strategic relationships, conduct a variety of outreach
activities, and recruit program participants
o Design and implement outreach activities using a variety of media and strategies to increase
awareness in local refugee, asylee and immigrant communities about the availability of nocost
and low-cost immigration services
Support Immigration legal services
o Participate in training seminars, online courses, and shadowing of DOJ accredited
o Assist with 10-15 citizenship or DACA renewal applications under the supervision of DOJ
o Conduct screenings and intakes for scheduling purposes
In performing these activities, International Rescue Committee, Inc. and LISC AmeriCorps anticipate that the
person in this position will achieve the following goal(s):
Engage 2 new (episodic) volunteers to provide 30 volunteer hours to community based projects
Engage 4 current (recurring) volunteers to provide 300 volunteer hours to community based projects
In 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.