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New York City Office of Labor Relations Seeks Labor Relations Analyst

The duties of this position include:

–  Assist in the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.
–  Calculate wage and benefit costs for use in negotiations, impasse arbitration and related proceedings.
–  Conduct wage and benefit surveys and analyze the data.
–  Research data and prepare charts and graphs as needed.
–  Work on special projects and prepare reports and studies as needed.


Minimum Qual Requirements


1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in business or public administration, economics, labor or industrial relations, statistics, operations research or a closely related field; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in labor research and analysis, employee benefit design and evaluation, compensation analysis, labor economics, economic planning, or a related area; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college.
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, one year of additional professional experience as described in “2” above.



Preferred Skills


Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of labor relations, mathematical analysis and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.  A test may be given at the interview to determine the candidates level of computer and analytical skill.



Additional Information






To Apply


To apply please submit your cover letter and resume electronically using one of the following methods:

CITY EMPLOYEES: Apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) at



Submission of a resume is not a guarantee that you will receive an interview.





35 hours per week



Residency Requirement


New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Learn more or apply here.


Graduate Student Employees Union Seeks Organizer (Buffalo, NY)

The Graduate Student Employees Union, Communications Workers of America Local 1104 represents over 4,000 Graduate Student Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants throughout the SUNY system. Our members are concentrated on four University centers; SUNY Albany, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Binghamton, and SUNY Stony Brook- as well as spread throughout 16 College campuses and Medical centers. In total we represent Graduate Student workers on 20 SUNY campuses.

We are run by and for graduate students, and we constantly work to improve our collective research and our living and working conditions.  We work to maintain and extend our benefits, wages, and rights. We recognize that graduate student teaching and research lie at the heart of a great public university, and we believe that as our conditions improve, so, too, will the strength of SUNY. We are committed to organizing more members and strengthening our union.

We are seeking a organizer to work out of Buffalo to focus on organizing the Buffalo campus and other upstate Colleges.

Key responsibilities:

  • Initiate and pursue organizing leads among graduate student workers
  • Assess, identify, recruit, and develop graduate student workers into activists
  • Work with local campus leadership, including part time campus organizer to develop and grow campus membership
  • Work with local leaders to identify and encourage local members to participate in organizing campaigns and build support for organizing.
  • Work with campus leaders to organize meetings, plan agendas, and develop local organizing campaigns
  • Work with local leadership and lead organizer to plan and implement organizing blitz’s
  • Track, compile and analyze campaign data in a systematic way.

A qualified candidate will have:

  • A strong commitment to social justice and labor
  • Have a solid working knowledge of systematic organizing: ability build a committee, move people to action, analyze, and share information about a campaign.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  • The creativity and motivation to develop leaders and activists
  • Be able to communicate effectively and establish a rapport with workers of diverse backgrounds and demographics.
  • An understanding of Higher Education Organizing
  • Ability to plan one’s own work as assigned; make and execute daily, weekly, and monthly work plans based on assigned goals and objectives.
  • 1-2 years organizing experience preferred

Application Deadline: Please apply immediately; position will likely begin by August.

How to apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter and two references to


Murphy Institute Seeks Mental Health Counseling NTA

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies seeks applicants for a part-time mental health counseling position for Fall Semester 2018. The School of Labor and Urban Studies (formerly The Murphy Institute) is a collaboration between the University and New York City labor unions, for the purpose of serving the educational, policy and research needs of unions and their members. The mission of the Center for Worker Education is to; 1) offer undergraduate and graduate programs to working adult students and union members; 2) expand access to colleges throughout the CUNY system; and 3) partner with labor unions and employers to address training and educational needs of union members. The Center for Labor, Community, and Policy Studies conducts research, offers leadership development programs, hosts forums and national conferences, publishes articles, books and a nation labor journal to promote debate on issues critical to labor’s future and its policy role.

The mental health counselor will provide counseling support to graduate, undergraduate and certificate program students (many of whom are returning to school after an extended time away) as well as provide training and support for our advisement staff around mental health.

General Duties:

  • Provide short-term individual counseling (establishing and developing a relationship with students in need)
  • Provide crisis intervention for emergency situations
  • Liaise and consult with SLU staff and faculty around student cases; plan actions steps (academically as well as emotionally/psychologically), and work on building a support system for students
  • Give referrals to students if long term care is needed
  • Offer group counseling/support groups in areas of stress management, effective communication, sleep and healthy relationships
  • Develop crisis intervention & action plan training for staff responding to a crisis
  • Give staff training on identifying & supporting students in distress
  • Deliver and help promote workshops on violence and sexual harassment prevention, LGBTQ awareness, diversity awareness, internship program students’ adjustment to NYC, and international student adjustment to the US

Required qualifications:

  • An MSW or Master’s degree in counseling and a New York State license as a mental health practitioner (psychology, social work, or mental health counseling).
  • Three or more years of experience in the field
  • The preferred candidate will have experience counseling in a college setting (particularly with adults returning to school).

Consultants are paid on the CUNY “Non-Teaching Adjunct I” scale, currently $42.95/hr for new hires, and must abide by CUNY workload limits. Please electronically submit a C.V., a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your availability for the fall semester, and the contact information for three references to:

Student/Farmworker Alliance Hosts 2018 Encuentro in Immokalee, FL (9/20-23)

Each year, students and young people from across the country gather for a weekend of creativity, strategizing, skill-building and reflection to strengthen the SFA network. From Sept. 20-23, we’ll be continuing our decade-long tradition of empowering allies from every corner of the Fair Food Nation.

At the Encuentro, SFAers build relationships with like-minded youth leaders, while interacting face-to-face with the Immokalee farmworker community in order to better understand how students and young people can work in solidarity with farmworkers in the fight for dignity, respect and justice in this country’s food system.

Apply for the #2018Encuentro today! Still have more questions? Drop us a line at!

Learn more here.

Essex Street Market Vendor Association Seeks Part-time Community Events & Vendor Support Coordinator (NYC)

The Essex Street Market Vendor Association (ESMVA) is a not-for-profit organization with a membership comprised of 25 diverse vendors from the historic Essex Street Market. Our mission is to support the market’s small merchant community through marketing, promotional events, and community programming. ESMVA acts as the central point of contact between market management, community-based organizations, as well as other governmental and community stakeholders.

In the fall of 2018, Essex Street Market will move directly across the street from its current home to the Essex Crossing development — a move that presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for the vendor community, and puts you on the forefront of opening New York City’s largest public market.

Position Description:
The Community Events & Vendor Support Coordinator will work closely with the market’s Community Programs & Engagement Manager to carry out weekly programming initiatives and connect one-on-one with market vendors to provide small merchant support.

This is a part-time position (paid hourly) ideal for a graduate student interested in New York City’s food system, food education, community-based food programming, and/or economic development. Hours are flexible with some evening and weekend dates asked, depending on the market’s monthly schedule of events. Strong preference given to those who can commit to 1 year of work starting July 2018.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Community Events
○ Assist in planning and executing weekly food education programs including our free cooking and nutrition workshops, and healthy shopping tours;
○ Help with ongoing market events such as vendor tastings, tours, nighttime panel discussions, and weekend family activities; and,
○ Gather post-event data to be used in marketing efforts or community-facing reports.
2. Vendor Support
○ Build relationships with market vendors and relay their questions/concerns to the appropriate parties;
○ Coordinate monthly vendor meetings and share meeting minutes with vendors;
○ Ensure vendors are continuously updated on all aspects of the market’s move; and,
○ Help onboard new vendors as needed.

Required Qualifications:
● Demonstrated interest in food systems and community organizing;
● Ability to work with a diverse population of shoppers, small merchants, and community members;
● Strong written and verbal communication, and very detail-oriented;
● Basic culinary skills and strong interest in preparing fresh food; and,
● Eager to engage with community-based organizations around the neighborhood to promote market news and events.

Desired Qualifications:
● Food education and teaching experience;
● Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) and/or Spanish speaking; and/or,
● Graphic design and data management skills.

To Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience to Lauren Margolis, Community Programs & Engagement Manager, at:

National Resource Hub for Police Reform Seeks Organizer Coordinator (NYC)

About the Hub

The National Resource Hub for Police Reform is a newly launched project that serves as a resource for local advocates working on campaigns to reform policing in America and create a better, more fair, and effective system of policing in this nation. The Hub is a conduit of information and assistance for local grassroots police reform campaigns across the country. The Hub will be managed by an Executive Director who will work with a small staff and contracted experts, consultants and national organizations with expertise in this field, to engage directly with local campaigns and offer support by providing relevant and up to date research, data, policy and other resources, trainings and technical assistance in the following four categories: police practices, communications, campaign strategy, field organizing, and capacity building.


Position Summary

The Organizing Coordinator serves as the Hub’s main liaison to local advocates and campaigns. The Coordinator will work directly with local advocates and campaigns to support capacity building, field organizing, and strategic planning. He or she will work closely with local leaders and police reform campaigns to identify resources needed by local advocates (policy, data, communications, research, etc.) The Coordinator will work with other Hub staff to ensure that local campaigns receive technical assistance and have access to resources gathered and/or produced by the Hub and other partner organizations. The Coordinator will also be responsible for training local advocates on organizing, capacity building and development of campaign strategies. He or she will be charged with supporting local advocates in identifying potential funding sources and devising fundraising strategies. Additionally, the Organizing Coordinator will work to create connections and build bridges between local police reform campaigns across the country, ensuring that advocates are learning from and building with one another and collaborating when necessary. The Coordinator may also be involved in potential crisis response work in representing the hub in communities experiencing crises involving police misconduct.


Essential Responsibilities and Tasks 

  • Serve as the main contact person with local advocates
  • Work directly with local advocates to identify organizing, research, strategy, and capacity needs
  • Create and/or strengthen local campaign strategies on police reform
  • Support local advocates in executing campaign strategies
  • Conduct organizing and advocacy training for local advocates
  • Support local advocates and local organizations in identifying funding sources
  • Work with other Hub staff to ensure the work of the Hub (research, communications, etc.) is driven by local needs
  • Ensure inclusion of the voices of local leaders in decision making for the Hub
  • Lead planning of regional or national convenings that aim to convene and train local advocates
  • Create, maintain and updated landscape of existing police reform advocacy campaigns in key cities across the country
  • Write and contribute to grant proposals and reports
  • Represent the Hub at meetings and convenings as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in social science, sociology, public policy, criminal justice or related field; Master’s Degree is a plus but not required
  • 6+ years of work experience as an organizer
  • Experience working with local police reform campaigns
  • Knowledge of and connection to local police reform and justice advocacy organizations and groups across the country
  • A deep understanding of police reform strategies and policing issues; including police policies and practices
  • A deep knowledge of local organizing strategies and campaigns
  • A deep understanding of c4 and c3 advocacy campaigns
  • Familiarity with foundations that invest in police reform, including potential local and regional funders
  • Great written and oral communications skills
  • Great professional acumen, high energy, team player and ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment

Benefits: This is a full-time position and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Professional Level: Professional

Minimum Education Required: 4-year degree

How To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3-page writing sample to:

Deadline: June 30, 2018