Feerick Center Veterans Rights Project

Americorps New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

Feerick Center Veterans Rights Project

Fordham Law School's Feerick Center for Social Justice works with law students, alumni, and a broad range of partners on anti-poverty efforts. The FC is committed to recruiting and retaining a team from different cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, ages, genders, and abilities, especially from groups that have historically been underrepresented in professional workplaces.

As the FCVRP VISTA, you will have the opportunity to assist in strengthening the project and expanding its reach throughout NYS. The FCVRP aims to fortify its efforts to engage and support volunteer attorneys and law students providing legal information to low-income veterans and their families focused on critically important civil legal issues, including VA benefits, family law, consumer debt, and housing. This position is a part of an 11-member cadre.

In addition to the camaraderie and network the team brings, you will also have monthly check-ins with the FC's Executive Director, weekly program meetings with FC senior staff, monthly professional development workshops led by the VISTA Leader, and opportunities to attend NYC virtual/in person networking and training events. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone considering a career in the law, particularly public interest law. The position is fully in-person or hybrid (3 days in person). Please consult Fordham University's COVID protocols for current requirements. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : As the Feerick Center Veterans Rights Project (FCVRP) Coordinator, you will have the exciting opportunity to play an integral role in working on an important and critically-needed project! You will help expand and coordinate know-your-rights presentations for veterans throughout New York State (NYS) under the guidance of VISTA Supervisor and Feerick Center (FC) senior staff.

You will also coordinate training programs for volunteer attorneys, law students, and social and legal services nonprofit staff that promote model pro bono practices and legal services for veterans. You will also help with marketing and outreach for the FCVRP. You should have a passion for providing comprehensive holistic services to veterans; the ability to speak confidently in public; great organizational skills; the ability to follow through; attention to detail; and strong written and oral communication skills.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Laptop, Unlimited MetroCard, if needed .

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Community and Economic Development , Veterans .

Skills :

Non-Profit Management , Computers/Technology , Communications , Public Speaking , Veterans , Community Organization , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Law , Social Services , Leadership , General Skills , Recruitment , Fund raising/Grant Writing .

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