RiseBoro Community Partnership Seeks Community Organizer – Legal Empowerment Assistance Program (LEAP) (Brooklyn, NY)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The tenant organizer works with individual tenants and tenant associations to obtain necessary repairs, upgrade building services, stop landlord harassment, prevent displacement, resolve building-wide complaints and/or otherwise assert the rights of tenants. 

  • Meet with tenant groups
  • Organize tenant associations
  • Under the supervision of an Attorney, he/she will assist tenants with rent strikes for repairs
  • Conduct landlord/tenant mediation to attempt to resolve matters without court litigation
  • Conduct home visits and inspections
  • Prepare repairs lists with photo documentation as necessary
  • Negotiate with landlords regarding repairs and other tenant related issues, as necessary
  • Conduct informational and educational outreach
  • Coordinate with other staff members and staff attorneys on court proceedings/actions
  • Participate in the meetings and activities of the North Brooklyn Anti-Displacement Task Force
  • Provide tenants’ rights counseling and benefits advocacy
  • Input and maintain accurate case file and tracking information
  • Participate in community meetings and events
  • Attend staff and case strategy meetings

COMPETENCIES

  • 1-2 years of comparable work experience
  • Knowledge of New York Housing Court highly desirable
  • Experience and/or commitment to working with low income populations
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to work creativity, effectively and consistently independently
  • Ability to interact effectively with tenants and landlords
  • Bilingual Spanish strongly PREFERRED
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

Benefits

Health Insurance

Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits:

Accident, Disability and Specified Disease (Cancer) Insurance:

Pension Plan: Tax-Deferred Annuity

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Commuter Benefits Plan (CBP)

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Disability Insurance

Vacation Leave

Sick Leave

Holidays: 12 holidays, annually

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish strongly PREFERRED

Professional Level: None specified

Minimum Education Required: No requirement

How To Apply

SUBMIT RESUME and COVER LETTER TO: Mirtha Duran, VP Empowerment at mduran@riseboro.org