Make the Road New York Seeks LGBTQ Youth Organizer (Mainly Brooklyn with some travel to Queens | Part Time)

Description

About us: Make the Road New York ​(MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. MRNY operates neighborhood-based community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island and Brentwood, Long Island. With a membership of more than 22,000 low-income New Yorkers, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our community: workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights, language-access, LGBTQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform.

 GLOBE Project at Make the Road New York: GLOBE​ is our LGBTQ project in Brooklyn. It initiated in 2005 with the vision of providing a safer space for TGNC-Queer communities of color in Bushwick. Throughout the years the group has focused in several campaigns to address the impact of gentrification on communities at the intersection of several identities, in increasing health access to TGNC-Queer and low income folks, and educating our community to combat and interrupt homo-transphobia. 

 The position: The​LGBTQ Youth Organizer will work with GLOBE, within MRNY’sYouth Power Project (YPP),​ and to build a base of youth members and help advance local and city-wide campaigns and become powerful thinkers, leaders and decision-makers. This person will work closely with the Trans Immigrant Project in Queens, the T*GNC-Queer Lead Organizer and the organizers from the Youth Power Project (YPP) to engage intergenerational gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, questioning and ally fold into the work of Make the Road New York (MRNY). The position will be anchored in our Brooklyn office, where the organizer will be working on building a base, but the candidate will have to travel to and from our Queens office for team organizer meetings.

 Primary Responsibilities:

 ●     Lead regular (weekly) outreach in places where LGBTQ community congregates (parks, GSAs, clubs, etc.).

●     Identify and nurture TGCN Queer youth of color as grassroots leaders, and recruit new members​

●     Lead weekly meetings and workshops at MRNY’s LGBTQ Justice Project 

●     Maintain participation of members in our weekly LGBTQ Justice Project meetings in Brooklyn

●     Lead meetings/workshops at schools and other venues

●     Support the development of new and existing GSAs in BK schools our members attend

●     Document the work done at each school with pre and post assessment surveys ● Participate regularly in coalition meetings and/or other engagements. 

●     Work with LGBTQ organizer to achieve project recruitment, mobilization and campaign goals

●     Engage youth in community organizing efforts around immigration, education, police accountability and more

●     Maintain database records, paper files, and documentation required by department procedures and by funders

●     Support MRNY’s organizational and YPP wide events throughout the year

 Primary Qualifications:

●     Candidates with experience in LGBTQ issues and Education background are highly encouraged to apply

●     Demonstrates experience working with youth, preferably in an organizing or youth development setting

 ●     Ability to work in a faced-paced environment, high energy environment

●     College Education and/or equivalent life and/or organizing experienced required

●     Demonstrated ability to do outreach and convey mission of the organization

●     Able to facilitate educational sessions and workshops 

●     Able to mobilize members to different events, marches, press conferences, etc.

●     Knowledgeable of New York City’s educational system

●     Ability to travel to all of MRNY’s offices and work in both Brooklyn and Queens/ Knowledgeable and able to navigate New York City’s subway system

●     Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and databases

●     High level of accountability and initiative; needs to be a self-starter and eager to do team work to support the organization as a whole

●     Interest in both community organizing work and direct service provision

●     Applicants preferred with ability to speak and write in both Spanish and English, but not necessary

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. 

 

How to Apply:

Forward a cover letter and resume by email to LGBTQorganizer18@maketheroadny.org. ​ ​ Attach cover​   letter/resume AND include both in the body of the email. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status

 Benefits: Compensation and Benefits: Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. 

Professional Level: None specified

Minimum Education Required: No requirement

How to Apply:

Forward a cover letter and resume by email to LGBTQorganizer18@maketheroadny.org. ​ ​ Attach cover​   letter/resume AND include both in the body of the email. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status