Due to an early exit by one of the QVS Fellows in Philly, we have decided to explore the possibility of re-opening the position for the right candidate. Applications will be accepted until November 13.
The Fellow would serve at the Nationalities Service Center, NSC (see below for a description of this work), and would be moving into a preexisting intentional community. In addition to fulfilling the expectations of the QVS year, including making up on some past programmatic work, the right candidate must be able to fulfill the duties as listed in the site placement job description (below) and be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn from and adapt to the communal life of QVS Philly.
QVS Fellow Job Description:
Quaker Voluntary Service is a year-long service program in which young adults, between the ages 21-30, live communally, work full time at social service and social change agencies, and explore themes of spiritual and personal growth with local Quakers.
An ideal QVS Fellow brings an openness to working with diverse community members, a willingness to explore questions of faith and spirituality, and an ability to function well in a professional setting. QVS Fellows should be prepared to ask challenging questions of themselves and each other about how to live simply, with integrity and justice while doing meaningful and mutually empowering service with marginalized populations. QVS service sites cover a wide range of social and environmental issues including, but not limited to, housing and homelessness, immigration, environmental sustainability, economic justice, education, human rights issues, mental and physical disability, youth justice, and racial inequality.
QVS provides housing and utilities, a public transit pass, grocery allowance, health and wellness support (including access to insurance if needed), financial support for student loan debt, a simple living stipend, support to attend conferences and trainings, dedicated time for reflection and community building, as well as robust support from staff and volunteers. All Fellows who successfully complete the year will receive a $500 exit stipend.
The program year ends July 31, 2017.
NSC Site Placement Job Description:
The Legal Assistant provides direct legal services to clients in immigration law matters under the supervision of the Director of Legal Services. The Legal Assistant conducts legal intakes with clients, presents cases for analysis and review to the attorneys on staff, performs factual and legal research, completes applications for relief, meets regularly with clients, and speaks to community groups.
The Legal Assistant works with low-income immigrants and refugees from diverse national origins. The clients are women, men and children; all age groups; all races/ethnicities; and varied language abilities.
Qualifications: Strong communications skills, both written and verbal; ability to work well with people from many different backgrounds, education levels, and cultural and linguistic traditions; ability to work well independently as well as function appropriately and constructively as part of a team; ability to learn quickly and exercise good judgment; and strong interest in serving low-income immigrants.
Contact Philly Coordinator, Oskar for questions or more information: [email protected]