Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps Member
Engage in a meaningful year of service and community with JVC Northwest! For one year, Jesuit
Volunteer (JV)/AmeriCorps members serve local organizations across the Pacific Northwest,
helping them address a pressing community need that they've identified.
By living together in intentional community, JV/AmeriCorps members lean on each other for
personal growth in the four core values of community, simple living, social and ecological
justice, and spirituality/reflection.
Here at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) we are looking to fill the following roles
with a JV/AmeriCorps member for the 2023-24 service year that begins in August.
Asylum Unit, Seattle
Asylum Intake and Legal Coordinator
NWIRP's Asylum Intake and Legal Coordinator will provide critical legal services to
low-income asylum seekers from around the world. The Asylum Intake Coordinator will
interview asylum seekers, write narratives of their reasons for fleeing their home
countries, and, with the assistance of the supervising attorney, analyze their eligibility
for immigration protections through asylum.
Children and Youth Advocacy Program, Seattle
CYAP Intake Coordinator
The Children and Youth Advocacy Program (CYAP) at NWIRP works on behalf of both accompanied
and unaccompanied immigrant youth who need legal assistance with their immigration status.
The CYAP Intake Coordinator will fulfill a critical piece of this process by screening
children and youth for immigration relief and assisting in the preparation of immigration
and family law/juvenile law petitions. The CYAP Intake Coordinator will also assist with
screening, case management, and intakes for young immigrants eligible for the Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, including coordination of legal clinics.
The CYAP Intake Coordinator will fill the critical, unique role of coordinating intakes for
CYAP. NWIRP relies on critical support from staff at all stages of legal assistance, from
greeting clients and screening cases to scheduling intakes and coordinating the collection
of documents; from conducting intakes to providing advice/counsel or taking on a case for
direct representation. The CYAP Intake Coordinator plays an essential role in the earlier
stages of the process, ultimately enabling us to ensure that we provide quality service to
as many children and youth as possible in this time of significant need for our communities.
Tacoma & South Unit, Tacoma
TSU Intake and Legal Coordinator
The Intake and Legal Coordinator will serve in a supportive environment with other members
of the Tacoma and South Unit (TSU). Under attorney supervision, the Tacoma and South Unit
Intake and Legal Coordinator will be responsible for answering phone calls to the TSU
hotline, responding to voicemails, and providing brief support to non-clients with questions
about the immigration process. The JV will greet potential clients, pre-screen clients for
eligibility for NWIRP services, and maintain and coordinate our intake waitlist system for
the whole unit. A typical day may also include requesting documents from potential clients,
drafting forms and declarations, preparing application packets to file with U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services, reviewing mail and files, and maintaining the electronic case
management system for potential clients.
TSU Rural Outreach Specialist
The Rural Outreach Specialist position will specifically focus on opening accessibility
across the mostly rural region and reducing our service wait time. This position involves
building partnerships with community organizations and coordinating and assisting in
outreach opportunities. Additionally, the JV will conduct 10-20 intakes per month with
potential clients. Under attorney supervision, the JV will be responsible for researching
and conducting outreach, completing intakes, and providing pro se assistance to potential
clients. A typical day might consist of meeting with clients to draft forms and
declarations, returning phone calls and emails to partner organizations, mailing documents
to clients for signatures, preparing application packets to file with U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services, reviewing mail and files, and maintaining the electronic case
As a service fellow, you will help us meet our mission of advancing immigrant rights. We are
actively seeking advanced or fluent Spanish speakers to fill these roles, but will consider
All JV/AmeriCorps members will be provided with a living stipend, communal housing, health
insurance, potential student loan forbearance, and a $6,895 AmeriCorps Education Award to be
used towards future tuition or to pay back qualified student loans
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