Citizenship Project Outreach Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Citizenship Project Outreach Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Education
REPORTS TO: Citizenship Project Manager

The New-York Historical Society is the oldest museum in New York and home to one of the nation’s most distinguished research libraries. Drawing on world-renowned collections and a staff of passionate professionals, New-York Historical Education engages learners of all ages in the study of our collective past to deepen content knowledge, develop 21st century skills, and foster an empowered and engaged citizenry. We believe in the power of authentic historical study to spark curiosity and creativity, to promote cultural understanding, and to strengthen our democracy.

JOB SUMMARY:
The New-York Historical Society is seeking a Citizenship Project Coordinator to handle all outreach efforts related to the Citizenship Project, as well as provide administrative and communications support. The Citizenship Project is a special initiative of N-YHS Education designed to help eligible permanent residents pass the civics test portion of the naturalization process through on-site and off-site classes.

Drawing on world-renowned collections and a staff of passionate professionals, N-YHS Education engages learners of all ages in the study of our collective past to deepen content knowledge, develop 21st century skills, and foster an empowered and engaged citizenry.  We believe in the power of authentic historical study to spark curiosity and creativity, to promote cultural understanding, and to strengthen our democracy.

The Outreach Coordinator will coordinate outreach efforts, provide administrative support, manage volunteers, and assist with Citizenship Project events under the supervision of the Citizenship Project Manager.

The Outreach Coordinator must be available to work at least three days a week, including Saturdays. Flexibility in scheduling is required, since most events are held during weekday evenings and Saturday mornings and the event schedule changes week-to-week.

EDUCATION:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Bilingual Spanish speaker required.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with immigrant communities in New York City.
  • Experience conducting outreach or participant recruitment on behalf of a non-profit organization strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Community Outreach
    • Grow our network of external partners who will help with the ongoing recruitment of participants, including immigration service providers, immigration lawyers, government representatives, education organizations, etc. 
    • Actively recruit program participants and establish relationships with immigrant communities across New York City
    • Represent The Citizenship Project at community events
    • Manage The Citizenship Project’s Instagram account
  • Administrative Support
    • Register students for classes over the phone and through email in English and Spanish
    • Process registrations forms and evaluations
    • Prepare and update marketing materials, including flyers and a monthly newsletter
  • Additional Program Support
    • Coordinate monthly practice interviews for students with support from volunteers
    • Additional duties as requested

COMPENSATION: $20/hour

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

This position will require the employee to lift (up to 25 lbs), bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand for up to 6 hours in a day.

TO APPLY:

For consideration please send a cover letter, resume, and availability to: resumes@nyhistory.org.

Please reference the job title in the subject line. 

The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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