NSLAC Volunteer Coordinator and Law Practice Support VISTA

Position: A member of the AmeriCorps VISTA program will engage in a year of national service at North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, serving as its Volunteer Coordinator and Law Practice Support VISTA.

Responsibilities: Coordinate efforts to significantly increase North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic’s (“NSLAC”) capacity to provide accessible, quality pro-bono legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing to give those in need of access to justice the opportunity to live productive and secure lives by coordinating the Clinic’s volunteers, supporting the immigration and domestic violence practices, as well as supporting the organization’s fundraising efforts; help expand NSLAC’s capacity to serve clients by engaging and supporting volunteers; assist with efforts to expand NSLAC’s capacity to provide free legal services for immigration cases; assist with efforts to expand NSLAC’s capacity to provide free legal services for domestic violence cases; coordinate with NSLAC staff to research, write and submit grant applications.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Term of Service: August 19, 2019 to August 17, 2020.

Program Benefits: Living allowance ($1,178/month), choice of Education Award ($6,095) or End of Service Stipend ($1,800), Non-Competitive Eligibility status upon successful completion of service, paid parking, healthcare allowance, and relocation payment ($750 if eligible).

Other Considerations: VISTAs may have outside employment and pursue an education, as long as it does not interfere with service responsibilities and is approved by a supervisor.

To Apply: Submit a VISTA application by July 15, 2019 through the MyAmeriCorps website, found at the following address: my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do

*To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident.

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time for one-year terms. Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA here.