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NAIP 2017-2018 Cohort
If you want to gain experience in a nonprofit setting serving immigrants and refugees, NAIP AmeriCorps may be the right opportunity for you! As an AmeriCorps NAIP member you will join in our vision -- for all immigrants and refugees to be empowered to fully participate in their communities' social, economic and civic life and advocate for themselves.
Each NAIP AmeriCorps member commits to serve a minimum of either 1700 hours over an eleven-month term, or 900 hours during a six-month service term. NAIP AmeriCorps members receive benefits, training, and the opportunity to gain professional experience as they carry out a combination of services at their host sites.
According to the host organization's service position, members will carry out a combination of the following allowable activities:
- Job Readiness and/or Job Placement Services
- Leading and assisting with English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction or group conversation circles
- Civics instruction and citizenship application assistance
- Organization of educational workshops
- Special ESOL program development projects
- Volunteer management and program development
- Community interpreter services
- Provision of other community support services, as needed
- Attend mandatory initial orientation and ongoing monthly training session
- Assist in program data collection
- Deep belief in the power and potential of immigrants and refugees in Massachusetts;
- Multilingual and multicultural, with a mastery of Intermediate English or higher;
- Excellent organizational, communication, leadership and project management skills;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Be a United States citizen, United States national or lawful permanent resident of the United States, and at least 18 years of age at time of service;
- Possess at least a high school diploma or its equivalent;
- Be willing to undergo a criminal background check.
In addition to site-specific experience & training, all NAIP AmeriCorps members will receive the following program benefits:
- A taxable living stipend of up to $13,732, to be disbursed in the amount of approximately $572 every two weeks while the member is in service
- A Segal education award upon successful completion of service (up to $5,920 value)
- Healthcare and childcare assistance
- Initial and ongoing professional development training in ESOL, interpretation, citizenship, and/or human services, with professional certifications in some areas
- Regular monthly meetings to reflect on experiences, challenges, and successes with your fellow NAIP members
- Member recognition at MIRA and other NAIP partner events
- The satisfaction of seeing the results of your contribution in the community
- The opportunity to build on your passion for service, gaining valuable connections through NAIP host sites and members, MIRA and ENB staff, and the AmeriCorps networks
MEMBER SERVICE SITES
Each member will be placed at a community-based organization partnered with NAIP to carry out the services described above for the member's eleven months of service. All positions are based in Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, North Shore, South Shore, Metrowest.
HOW TO APPLY
An application and resume are required. The application will be posted on the MIRA website when new positions become available. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program's start, or until all positions are filled.
The MIRA Coalition will review AmeriCorps member applications to determine best potential matches with host sites' needs. Applications will be evaluated based on experience, commitment to service, and community involvement.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
NAIP does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ability, sex, secular preference, sexual orientation, marital status, age, political affiliation or religion, in accordance with the non-discrimination requirements of applicable statutes. NAIP is committed to seeking individuals with disabilities to serve as AmeriCorps members.
If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation for the application and/or interview process of the NAIP AmeriCorps program, please refer to the contact information for MIRA staff overseeing NAIP, available on the MIRA website here: http://miracoalition.org/mira-staff
NOTE: NAIP is an important, full-time commitment. If you are applying until "something else comes along," please do not submit an application. If a member enrolls in this program and does not fulfill their total hours commitment, this member forfeits their educational award and jeopardizes their ability to participate in any AmeriCorps programs in the future.