Program Administrator, VIISTA (Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates) – Part-time

Posted by Villanova University on March 3, 2020

Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) is a new online educational program designed to train immigrant advocates to provide access to justice for migrants and refugees. VIISTA is offered as a non-credit professional education certificate program through Villanova’s College of Professional Studies and is open to everyone interested in advocating for and helping migrants and refugees. Students who complete the program will be qualified to apply to become Department of Justice accredited representatives and provide legal representation to migrants and refugees before the Department of Homeland Security and in immigration courts.

VIISTA is creating a comprehensive training program for immigrant advocates to provide legal services to increase access to justice. A central element of designing this involves creating a vibrant, supportive, networked community and communicating effectively about the role that immigrant advocates can play in the legal services ecosystem.

The VIISTA Program Administrator supports Professor Michele Pistone, Founder of VIISTA, to launch VIISTA, and to manage relationships and communicate with the immigration community, funders, and faculty and community partners. The VIISTA Program Administrator has responsibility for managing VIISTA’s relationships and communications with its partners and faculty and in collecting and analyzing data about student outcomes The VIISTA Program Administrator will also provide general administrative support and assist Professor Pistone with office operations.

This position is subject to the ongoing availability of donor or grant funding.

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