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Citi Bike Hiring Outreach Ambassadors (NYC)

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DESCRIPTION

About Citi Bike:

Bicycle sharing is a convenient, flexible, healthy and fun transportation option that enhances urban livability and mobility. Citi Bike is headquartered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and operates, Citi Bike, the nation’s largest bike share system. Citi Bike operates every aspect of the program, from repairing and rebalancing bikes, to maintaining the stations and docking points, to marketing the program and educating people about bike share. Citi Bike is in the midst of expansion and plans to grow from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes between now and the end of 2017.

NYC Bike Share’s parent company, Motivate Co., also oversees 9 additional bike share programs in Boston, DC, Chicago, Bay Area, Melbourne, Toronto, Chattanooga, Columbus, and (the newest addition) Seattle.

Overview of Position:

Citi Bike is seeking outgoing, high energy, sales-minded people to join our Citi Bike Squad as an Outreach Ambassador. As a Citi Bike Squad member, you will represent the Citi Bike brand and have the opportunity to meet new people, learn more about Citi Bike, sell Citi Bike day passes and memberships, all while sharing the fun and excitement of bike sharing with New Yorkers and visitors.

This is a temporary position, offering approximately 8-40 hours per week depending on your preference, availability and Citi Bike’s needs. Flexible scheduling; Outreach Ambassadors can provide their availability and the schedule will be created based on preference. Weekday and weekend shifts are available. Work beginning April through Fall 2016. In addition to the base pay of $15 per hour, Outreach Ambassadors will have opportunities for commission and bonuses.

Key Aspects of Position:

  • Represent the Citi Bike brand at assigned events and locations which could include Citi Bike stations, community events, Summer Streets, and other special events in New York City
  • Sell Citi Bike passes and memberships to New Yorkers and visitors
  • Collaborate with the Citi Bike marketing team to determine sales goals, and work to achieve those goals
  • Communication of success stories, key learnings, operations updates, and event recaps to marketing team
  • Educate customers about Citi Bike including the bike features, removal and return procedures for bikes, kiosk signup and pricing
  • Other duties as assigned

Note: The above description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities due to the nature of work performed to accomplish Citi Bike’s Mission.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment, standing, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Outgoing and energetic
  • Know how to ride a bike
  • Have a smartphone and ability to add and utilize new applications
  • Team-player
  • Excellent communication skills (ability to speak a foreign language is a plus)
  • Ability to take direction and to learn basic facts about the Citi Bike system
  • Self-starter, able to work effectively and reliably with minimal supervision
  • Sales, marketing, or event experience is a plus

Citi Bike is a drug-free workplace and proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Citi Bike strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME

Seasonal  

SALARY

$15.00 per hour + opportunities for commission & bonuses  

Worker’s Justice Center Seeks Worker Center Coordinator (NYC)

Organizational Description

The Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote justice and opportunity for low-wage immigrant workers in New York City by pushing for systematic enforcement and expansion of workplace protections, including labor and occupational health and safety standards; advocating for industry-specific efforts to improve working conditions; and educating immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights. WJP’s strategic plan guides our programmatic focus on: 1) building a strong and unify membership (2) winning workplace justice through worker-led campaigns 3) organizing immigrant day laborers.

The Worker Center Coordinator will be mostly based in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, but will also support other programmatic efforts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Coordinator is responsible for workforce development trainings, program management, and job development through marketing and outreach to prospective employers. The Coordinator is also responsible for hiring and job dispatch and serves as one of the staff organizers that will engage workers in Worker’s Justice Project’s organizing campaigns/ programs, worker leadership development, and played an important role in unifying and growing a strong membership-based.

Job Responsibilities

Workforce Development Trainings, Program Management, & Outreach:

 Plan, implement, and document workforce development trainings and programming, which include: job skill trainings, vocational trainings, workforce preparation, pre- apprenticeship referrals, life skills workshops, financial literacy, occupational health and safety trainings, and English language instruction.
 Monitor workplaces to safe workplace standards and fair wages
 Coordinate day labor job skill trainings (i.e. painting, carpentry, sheetrock) with worker
leaders and community partners.
 Incorporate popular education methodology into trainings and workshops.
 Manage employer relations with businesses and property owners to ensure that day
laborers and domestic workers and their employers use the day laborer center.
 Create and implement job development strategies to enhance day laborer and domestic worker employment opportunities through marketing and employer outreach.

Hiring & Job Dispatch:

 Work in collaboration with staff, director, and worker leadership to create and implement work plan of activities related to the overall objectives of the hiring site.
 Assist employers, domestic workers, and day laborers to negotiate work agreements in an organized and respectful manner
 Ensure adherence of the rules and procedures accorded by the general assembly
 Advocate for the needs and rights of domestic workers and day laborers with employers
 Document incidents, events, problems and conflicts that occur at the site
 Assist in mediating and resolving conflicts between domestic workers, day laborers and employers

Advocacy, Leadership Development & Social Justice Organizing:

 Serve as one of the primary staff organizers engaging day laborers and domestic workers in the organizing campaigns of the Worker’s Justice Project (WJP)
 Facilitate general assemblies with workers 3-4 times per month (mostly weekends) and as needed
 Facilitate dialogue and education for day laborers about their legal rights and responsibilities
 Work in collaboration with staff and member leaders to develop and promote leadership and empowerment of day laborers and domestic workers
 Work in collaboration with staff and member leaders in implementing a new membership structure that will unify and strengthen the membership-base.
 Promote and facilitate civic participation and democratic decision-making processes
 Maintain and nourish positive community public relations with visitors to the center: police, neighbors, volunteers, press, medical and legal representatives and other institutions, such as churches, unions, and businesses

Administrative:

 Prepare weekly and monthly activity and data reports  Data management and record keeping
 Participate in weekly staff meetings
 Answer phones/field calls when at worksite
 Provide interpretation/translation Job Requirements
 Ability to work in a collaborative work environment
 Ability to work effectively with people from a broad range of backgrounds
 Community organizing and popular education training
 Knowledge of and commitment to immigrant rights and social justice
 Strong communication and facilitation skills
 Dedication and ability to work flexible, early morning hours including Saturdays
 Strong written and oral skills in English/Spanish
 Competent knowledge of social media, computer operations (Google Apps, Word, Excel, etc.) and equipment operation such as copiers, fax machines and telephones
 Administrative and organizational skills necessary to carry out job description responsibilities
 Deep dedication to the leadership of directly affected people
 Believe in peoples’ ability to change the world  The ability to work under pressure
 Love of teamwork and a good team player.

Work Environment

Mobile trailer serves as the office in the mornings. Also, we use a shared office space in a building.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience; health benefits, sick and vacation pay, paid training

To Apply

Please send by email a letter summarizing your qualifications and interest along with your résumé that includes education, work history, and two employment and one personal reference to Director, Ligia Guallpa: ligia@workersjustice.org

North Bay Jobs With Justice Seeks Lead Organizer (Northern California)

North Bay Jobs with Justice seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lead Organizer. Applications accepted until the position is filled and the position will start as soon as possible.

North Bay Jobs with Justice is a long-term, strategic alliance of labor, faith, immigrant rights, civil rights, and community-based organizations working together to build a progressive movement for economic and social justice. North Bay Jobs with Justice is based upon a direct action model of solidarity and reciprocity, and we organize strategic campaigns in the common interests of our broad-based membership. Campaigns include: the right to organize, living and minimum wage, anti-big box, immigrant rights, racial and gender justice, community benefits, health care for all, opposing cuts to the social safety net, corporate accountability and tax fairness. The organization is affiliated with the national Jobs with Justice network and is based in Sonoma and Marin counties with an office in Santa Rosa, California.

Job Description

Organizing responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Executive Committee, that acts as the Board of Directors, and the Steering Com- mittee, that has representatives from each member organization, to develop annual strategic plan and campaign priorities, and to develop agendas for the monthly and quarterly meetings.
  • Build consensus on common goals and priorities among the diverse member organizations and other community stakeholders.
  • Develop strategic direct action campaigns for economic and social justice and coordinate cam- paign implementation, mobilization, and evaluation.
  • Support Jobs with Justice committees that are the foundation of the chapter by providing logisti- cal support, facilitating communication and coordination between committees, and developing agendas and campaign materials.
  • Encourage, foster, and develop the skills of rank and file members to play leading roles in strategic campaigns, committees, and building the organization.
  • Maintain and develop a bilingual print, social media, and web based communication infrastructure for the organization; and maintain a wide range of contacts with local and regional media.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization and represent the organization to the me- dia, elected officials, the general public, and at a variety of labor and community coalition tables.
  • Administration, fundraising, & nonprofit management responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the Executive Committee to develop the annual budget; and participate in the fundraising committee to raise funds through a combination of member dues, grassroots fundraising, and foundation grants.
  • Write grants and maintain relationships with foundations and major donors.
  • Recruit and supervise new staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Co-ordinate all reporting. Manage the administration of the organization in collaboration with the officers, book keeper, and consultants including: maintain the financial records and minutes of meetings, meet annual federal and state reporting requirements, and maintain the organizational database.

Key Qualities and Competencies

  • Strong commitment to and understanding of worker justice and the labor movement.
  • 3-5 years experience labor or community organizing including base building, leadership development, campaign research, and communications. This may include volunteer experience and participation in campaigns as a rank and file organizer.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse organization.
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in developing and leading effective campaign strategy and commitment to developing rank and file leadership.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to provide oversight for finances and record keeping;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and experience or the ability to learn social media, Access, Quick books, Salsa labs and other applications;
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Own a vehicle that can be used for work; possess a valid driver’s license and car insurance.

Additional qualifications and skills desired

  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish
  • Teaching or training experience
  • Knowledge of and participation in Jobs with Justice campaigns
  • Experience with coalition based organizing

Compensation

Anticipated starting annual salary of $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience; fully paid comprehensive health and dental benefits; two weeks paid vacation after one year and paid holidays.

Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three relevant recommendation letters and contact information to: North Bay Jobs with Justice, P.O. Box 427, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or email to: mbennett@vom.com.

Candidates may email or call (707) 346-1187 for further information or to confirm receipt of an application.

North Bay Jobs with Justice is an equal opportunity employer.
We strongly encourage youth, people of color, women, LBGT, and differently-abled people to apply. For more information about the new North Bay Jobs with Justice chapter please go to: http://www.northbayjobswithjustice.org

Community Voices Heard Seeks Executive Director (NYC)

From Community Voices Heard:

Dear Friends & Allies:

CVH’s current Executive Director, Sondra Youdelman, recently announced that she will be transitioning out of the organization later this year, so we have begun the search for our next Executive Director. We are seeking an experienced, dynamic, and passionate Executive Director to provide vision, leadership, and overall direction for CVH and CVH Power. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the organization stays true to its mission and core values of building the power of low-income people of color across New York State. The Executive Director will oversee operations of both CVH and CVH Power to ensure the organization’s financial stability, the quality of its strategic campaigns and programs, the building of a strong membership base, the development of community leaders, and the maintenance of its relationships with key stakeholders.

[…] CVH has engaged the search firm Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please use the link on Koya’s website at https://koyapartners.com/search/executive-director-19/ for inquiries and to apply. Feel free to post this in any newsletters and job boards you have access to and to pass it along to anyone in your networks who might be qualified.

As always, we appreciate the help our communities and allies provide!

In solidarity,

The CVH/CVH Power Transition Committee

National Housing Conference Seeks Vice President for Research (Washington, DC)

Position Summary
The vice president of research leads NHC’s research activities designed to increase awareness of housing needs, to identify effective and promising policy solutions to housing challenges and to connect research directly to practitioners to impact housing policy.

The vice president is responsible for setting and overseeing NHC’s research agenda, developing research proposals, securing funding to support NHC’s research work, and working closely with NHC staff and the NHC Research Committee to ensure execution of a high-quality research program that advances NHC’s strategic goals. NHC’s research agenda is organized currently around four areas: Housing Affordability, Housing Intersections, Inclusive Communities and Housing Demand.

The vice president of research is a member of the senior management team and reports to the president & CEO.

Responsibilities
The vice president of research is responsible for:

Developing and directing the execution of NHC’s research agenda in support of NHC’s strategic goals and objectives
Supervising NHC research staff
Overseeing key NHC research reports and other projects
Assisting the NHC president & CEO to raise funds to support the research and related work at NHC
Being visible as a thought leader within the housing policy community through presentations, articles, blog postings, and other venues
Representing NHC’s research activities at national and state/local meetings and events
Managing project budgets and grant reporting
Leading meetings of the NHC Research Committee

Key competencies:

  • A strong research background, with a thorough understanding of research methods.
  • A deep understanding of and appreciation for research and its role in informing policy, with a demonstrated capacity for understanding, interpreting, and applying research to housing policy and planning.
  • Broad housing policy background – ideally across multiple sectors of the affordable housing world.  Expertise in state or local housing policy a plus.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with a demonstrated capacity to convey complex ideas in a balanced and clear manner understandable to non-experts.
  • Strong experience in developing research proposals as well as writing grants and grant reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop and execute a strategic vision
  • Management experience supervising staff

Key attributes

  • Team player – works well with others.
  • Creative and willing to challenge convention and the status quo.
  • Will be a passionate advocate and believer in the mission of NHC and the role of research in strengthening housing policy.

Education

  • An advanced degree (Masters, Doctorate or J.D.) is required for this position.

Other Qualifications

  • 8 to 12 years of relevant experience. (Exceptional candidates with a longer track record will also be considered.)
  • A body of published research related to housing policy

Salary Range

  • $130k – $160k – commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits.

Apply
Please complete the online application providing a resume, cover letter and two writing samples.  Only complete online applications received by Friday, March 18, 2016, will be considered.
http://nhc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2x6azpu7g8p

Office of New York City Councilmember Brad Lander Seeks Policy and Budget Director

New York City Council Member Brad Lander, Deputy Leader for Policy, is seeking a Policy and Budget Director to lead our efforts to research, develop, and coordinate campaigns for public policy and legislation for a more just, fair, vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable New York City, and to manage the Council Member’s annual budget work.

Who We Are:

Brad Lander is Deputy Leader for Policy of the New York City Council, and chairs the Council’s Policy Working Group, and the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections. Lander has successfully championed legislation to create and preserve affordable housing, end discriminatory employment credit checks, combat school segregation, protect the environment, and strengthen livable neighborhoods. He helped lead the effort to pass the Community Safety Act (which created the Office of the NYPD Inspector General and strengthened NYC’s ban on bias-based profiling), strengthen the NYC Human Rights Commission, and advance good government (by reforming the Council’s rules and enhancing NYC’s campaign finance system). Brad is co-founder of the Council’s Progressive Caucus and currently chairs its political arm. He is a founding board member of Local Progress, a national policy network of progressive local elected officials, and of the Local Leaders Council of Smart Growth America.

The Position:

The Policy and Budget Director is a senior position in the Council Member’s office, with significant opportunity to have an impact on NYC public policy. Responsibilities include:

Policy & Legislation

  • Help craft and implement public policy and legislative strategies:
    • Research and develop potential legislation and new policy initiatives.
    • Work with legislative counsels to draft and introduce legislation, and coordinate hearings.
    • Work with other CM offices, advocacy organizations and coalitions to develop strategy, build support, address issues, and move bills forward.
    • Prepare research and materials in support of legislation and policy.
  • Provide support on the Council’s legislative, budget, and land use docket:
    • Research and brief the CM on high-priority legislation, oversight hearings, budget, and land use matters (both in the district and citywide).
    • Coordinate meetings with advocates, stakeholders, and lobbyists regarding. Council legislation, budget, and land use issues.
  • Help to prepare remarks for the Council Member in advance of key hearings, speaking opportunities, etc.
  • Support the Council Member in his work as Chair of the Council’s Policy Working Group, and Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections by working collaboratively with the counsels assigned to the committee.

Budget

  • Oversee work on the Councilmember’s citywide budget priorities.
    • Help research, develop, and advance the Council Member’s annual citywide budget priorities. Working with other Council Member offices and Council Finance staff to advocate for the priorities.
  • Manage the annual process of allocating funding including:
    • Track requests for budget allocations and correspond with interested groups throughout the budget process.
    • Work with other staff to set meetings with high priority groups.
    • Make recommendations for allocations and work with the CM and staff to finalize and submit the list.
    • Provide technical assistance to awarded groups, and serve as a liaison with City agencies to trouble-shoot and advance awards.
    • Provide some technical support to Participatory Budgeting delegates.

Other

  • Recruit & supervise Policy & Budget Interns to assist with this work.
  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the Council Member’s staff to provide policy & budget support for their work, and especially with the communications staffer on strategies to advance policy.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Smart, hard-working individual committed to making progressive public policy changes in New York City.
  • Track record of successful work developing and advancing public policy. At least two years of policy analysis or related work.
  • Masters degree in public policy, city planning, or related field, or a law degree (with a public policy focus) strongly preferred
  • Team player with good ability to help coordinate and work in coalitions.

What We Offer in Return:

  • $55,000 – $60,000 annual salary
  • Generous benefit and leave policies
  • Great opportunity to make NYC a more just, fair, vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable place
  • The chance to work with a highly visible, mission-driven office and a great team of colleagues
  • A supportive work environment, with attention to professional development and opportunities for growth

We aim to build a diverse staff team of individuals committed to our goals. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to Rachel Goodman, Chief-of-Staff, rgoodman@council.nyc.gov.