The Door empowers young people to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.
The Door’s Legal Services Center (“LSC”) advances the rights of youth by providing direct legal services and policy advocacy in areas such as immigration, public benefits, family law, and housing. Situated within the larger Door community, the Center addresses legal problems in a holistic and client-driven manner.
As the Immigration Research and Advocacy Consultant, your primary role will be to assist in the collection and curation of first-person stories of impacted youth by developing research questions, and conducting interviews and focus groups with immigrant youth, legal services providers, and other stakeholders across the country and collaborating on the creation of a story-based advocacy strategy to educate law makers and the public about the need for SIJS Green Card processing reform.
What You Will Be Doing:
- Working directly with the Managing Attorney to develop qualitative research questions and process.
- Collaborate in developing a multi-stakeholder advocacy strategy and campaign to reform the SIJS Green Card allocation system.
- Assist in all social media platforms
- Conduct interviews and focus groups
- Attend coalition meetings
- Perform other responsibilities as assigned by Managing Attorney.
What We Are Looking For:
- Direct experience as applicant for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status who was subject to the visa backlog.
- A minimum of a high school diploma or HSE.
- Strong social media skills, specifically with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
- Passion to advocate for immigration reform.
- Ability to engage young people positively.
- Creative thinker with superior communication and organizational skills with the ability to work independently.
- Fluency in Spanish and English required.
Why You Should Join Our Team
- You’re part of a mission driven organization that empowers NYC youth.
- You have an interest in having a large impact on important real time issues
- You want to contribute to a dedicated team
Hours: 5-8 hours weekly to a maximum of 50 hours total for the entire contract period.
Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.