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Student Trainee (Field Examiner) with NLRB

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Become a part of a prestigious and elite Agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law for relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The National Labor Relations Board is an independent Federal agency that has daily impact on the way America’s companies, industries and unions conduct business.

The Internship Program of the Pathways Series is a streamlined program which replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This program is designed to provide current students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their careers  before their  career paths  are  fully established.

This position is assigned to a Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board and is responsible for assisting the region with casehandling work including investigating representation petitions, unfair labor practice charges, and election proceedings.

 

Positions are located in New York, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.

 

New York, NY: $44,617 – $57,997

Pittsburgh, PA: $40,336 – $52,433

***Due to the high expected volume, this vacancy announcement will close once the first 50 applications have been received.***

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel May Be Required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Selectee must pass a background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.

DUTIES:

The selectee of this position is responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Completing legal research, interviewing witnesses, preparing sworn statements, reviewing and analyzing documentary evidence, and drafting reports on investigations of unfair labor practice charges.
  • Preparing election agreements and/or stipulations for an election.
  • Conducting administrative hearings to develop a record in pre and post election settings to resolve unit placement.
  • Managing case files of all unfair labor practice and representation cases.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Participation in this program requires that the applicant be a current student in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate on a full or half time basis. (NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of your class schedule for current/future semester/quarter or current transcripts.)

 

To be eligible for the Pathways Student Internship Program, an applicant must be in good academic standing, at least a 2.0 GPA (submission of most recent transcript required).

 

To be eligible for this position and grade, the applicant must have completed one (1) full academic year of graduate level education; or have eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor’s degree.

 

Superior Academic Achievement is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

1) Class standing — Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

2) Grade-point average (G.P.A.)— Applicants must have a grade-point average of:

  1. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B” or better)as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or
  2. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B+” or better)based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

**Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9**

3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society — Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (http://www.achsnatl.org/quick_link.asp). Agencies considering eligibility based on any society not included in the following list must ensure that the honor society meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.

Using Education to Qualify: Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.)

You must meet all qualification requirements. (Required – if applicable) All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that your scores do not reflect that you meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position, you will lose consideration for this position.

 

You will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) and/or Competencies required for the position:

 

  • Ability to work as a member of a team and work under a supervisor.
  • Ability to use electronic case management systems, and other applicable systems to manage case files.
  • Ability to investigate challenged ballots or objections to a representation election.
  • Ability to prepare election agreements and/or stipulations for an election.
  • Ability to draft reports on investigations and draft appropriate recommendations for disposition of unfair labor practice charges.
  • Ability to write clear, concise, reports, recommendations, and letters.
  • Ability to conduct legal research.
  • Ability to interview witnesses.
  • Ability to prepare sworn statements.
  • Ability to review and analyze documentary evidence.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position.

 

If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

BENEFITS:

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Benefits Package: The NLRB provides a comprehensive benefits package, including (in certain offices) on site health unit services, fitness center, credit union, and a multi-faceted Employee Assistance Program. The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet you and your family’s needs. These benefits include, but are not limited to: health care, life insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, annual and sick leave, long-term care insurance, retirement savings plans. For more information, please visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Telework: NLRB supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework, upon completion of the first year of employment.

SUPPLEMENTARY VACANCIES: Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The National Labor Relations Board is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, handicap, age, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact Mr. Sean Cook, the Agency’s Selective Placement Coordinator by email smschedule@nlrb.gov. NLRB offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities. (Note: for additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website, https://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp)

PLACEMENT POLICY: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) Your resume and 3) Any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section).

 

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all instructions before you begin.

 

To begin the process, click the APPLY ONLINE button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the SUBMIT MY ANSWERS button at the end of the process.

 

If you have never applied through USA Jobs for a position with the Federal Civil Service, you will need to create a USA Jobs account. To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. New or updated resumes are considered “incomplete” applications until the required virus scan is cleared. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account USA Jobs Account Login, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

 

If you cannot apply online, please follow the instructions listed below:

  1. Print a copy of the occupational questionnaire so that you can read and respond to the questions offline. Click here to View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers.
  3. Complete the required Fax Cover Page using Vacancy ID 1467871.
  4. Attach your resume and all required documents (e.g., SF-50, most recent performance appraisal, DD-214, etc.). (See Required Documents Section).
  5. With your completed OPM Form 1203-FX as the front page (where your name, social security number, etc are shown), submit your materials to fax number 1-478-757-3144. Do not use a different cover page. If you are using the fax method to submit your application, you should retain a copy of the fax confirmation sheet and verify that your application was received by contacting the Specialist listed in the vacancy before Monday, August 10, 2015. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to your responses to the occupational questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy:

  • For Veterans: DD-214 (member copy-4) http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
  • For Disabled Veterans: DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later (indicating % disability). http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
  • For Certain Military Spouses: Copy of service member’s PCS order authorizing the spouse to accompany the service member AND Proof of marriage to the service member; OR Proof the service member was released or discharged from active duty due to a service-connected disability AND Documentation of the service member’s 100% disability AND Proof of marriage to the service member; OR Proof the service member’s death while on active duty AND Proof of marriage to the service member. http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
  • For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: transcripts – official or unofficial. A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the institution, applicant’s name, list of completed courses, semester hours, and GPA. If selected for this position, you must submit your official copy before confirmation of appointment.
  • Content of Resume: Your resume that you choose to describe your job-related experiences will be used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that the information be specific, detailed where appropriate, and complete. Your resume must address the above KSAs, contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement Monday, August 10, 2015 to be considered.

Photos from Trade Union Climate Summit

On June 29th, the International Program for Labor, Climate and Environment, in partnership with 32BJ, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, and Rosa Luxemburg Siftung – New York, hosted a one-day climate summit. The summit brought together unions from the U.S. and 12 other countries for a day of discussion on the Paris talks and related actions; the international trade union movement’s program and strategy and the need to confront the ‘energy and climate emergency,’ and to hear how unions are linking climate protection to the anti-austerity and equality movements that are gaining momentum in different countries.

Check out these photos from the summit, courtesy of Rosa Luxemburg Siftung – New York.

On this panel (from left) Sari Sairanen (Director of Health and Safety, UNIFOR), Donald Lafleur (Executive Vice President, CLC), and Mireille Pelletier (advisor, CSN-Québec) are optimistic about the power shift taking place in Canadian politics.
On this panel (from left) Sari Sairanen (Director of Health and Safety, UNIFOR), Donald Lafleur (Executive Vice President, CLC), and Mireille Pelletier (advisor, CSN-Québec) are optimistic about the power shift taking place in Canadian politics.

 

Maité Llanos (TUED and Global Labour Institute--Geneva) offers an overview of preparations for the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Paris while (from left) Fabienne Cru-Montblanc (National Executive Committee, CGT, France) and Marie-Christine Naillod (Policy Advisor, CGT) listen attentively.
Maité Llanos (TUED and Global Labour Institute–Geneva) offers an overview of preparations for the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Paris while (from left) Fabienne Cru-Montblanc (National Executive Committee, CGT, France) and Marie-Christine Naillod (Policy Advisor, CGT) listen attentively.

 

Chris Baugh (Assistant General Secretary, PCS, UK) facilitates a panel on the connection between the climate fight and the struggle against austerity and inequality in southern Europe.
Chris Baugh (Assistant General Secretary, PCS, UK) facilitates a panel on the connection between the climate fight and the struggle against austerity and inequality in southern Europe.

 

Wol-san Liem (Director of International Affairs, KPTU, Korea) discusses the need for a "programmatic shift" in international labor's climate policies while Alana Dave (Education Director, ITF) and Asbjørn Wahl (International Advisor, Union of Municipal and General Employees, Norway) carefully consider her remarks.
Wol-san Liem (Director of International Affairs, KPTU, Korea) discusses the need for a “programmatic shift” in international labor’s climate policies while Alana Dave (Education Director, ITF) and Asbjørn Wahl (International Advisor, Union of Municipal and General Employees, Norway) carefully consider her remarks.

 

Colin Long (Victorian State Secretary, NTEU, Australia) poses a question from the floor.
Colin Long (Victorian State Secretary, NTEU, Australia) poses a question from the floor.

 

Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez (President, NYSNA) describes how her union has engaged members through climate education and mobilization while (from left) Bruce Hamilton (Vice President, ATU), Fernando Losada (Collective Bargaining Director, NNU), and Christopher Erikson (Business Manager, IBEW Local 3) join her in insisting on the need for the U.S. labor movement to take the lead in the struggle to stop climate change.
Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez (President, NYSNA) describes how her union has engaged members through climate education and mobilization while (from left) Bruce Hamilton (Vice President, ATU), Fernando Losada (Collective Bargaining Director, NNU), and Christopher Erikson (Business Manager, IBEW Local 3) join her in insisting on the need for the U.S. labor movement to take the lead in the struggle to stop climate change.

 

Lenore Friedlaender (Assistant to the President, SEIU 32BJ) introduces three leaders who are building a new socio-ecological mass movement: (from left) Jacqui Patterson (Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program), Denise Fairchild (President and CEO, Emerald Cities Collaborative), and Dean Hubbard (Director, Sierra Club Labor Programs).
Lenore Friedlaender (Assistant to the President, SEIU 32BJ) introduces three leaders who are building a new socio-ecological mass movement: (from left) Jacqui Patterson (Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program), Denise Fairchild (President and CEO, Emerald Cities Collaborative), and Dean Hubbard (Director, Sierra Club Labor Programs).

 

Sean Sweeney (Director, International Program for Labor, Climate and the Environment, The Murphy Institute, CUNY) gives a report on TUED's progress.
Sean Sweeney (Director, International Program for Labor, Climate and the Environment, The Murphy Institute, CUNY) gives a report on TUED’s progress.

Flatbush Tenant Coalition Seeks Community Organizer

Who We Are: The Flatbush Tenant Coalition is a member-led group of 43 (and growing) tenant associations building tenant power in central and south Brooklyn. We develop skilled and informed tenant leaders to challenge the oppressive systems that disenfranchise low-to-moderate income tenants. Our tenant leaders work together to plan and implement strategies to obtain much-needed repairs in their buildings, stop harassment and displacement, strengthen tenants’ rights in NYC and across the state, and make sure that tenants have a strong voice in decisions and plans that affect their housing.

The Position: The Coalition seeks a full-time, permanent Community Organizer to help us build tenant power in south Brooklyn.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing tenant associations: The Community Organizer (CO) will work with emerging and existing tenant leaders to organize tenant associations and plan and implement strategies to obtain respect and repairs from the landlords of their rent regulated buildings.
  • Building leadership: The CO will work with tenant leaders to build their capacity to effectively spearhead tenant rights campaigns. This includes working with Coalition staff to update and conduct trainings, prepare tenant leaders to take on new roles and develop in their current roles; and support our leaders as they educate and engage other tenants in the fight to preserve decent, safe, and affordable housing in our community. The CO will create leadership development plans with our tenant leaders and provide constructive feedback on progress.
  • Building our base: The CO will assist tenant leaders to conduct outreach in their buildings and in the neighborhood to build their tenant associations and identify new potential leaders and members. The CO will also assist with developing and implementing a communications plan to build our base and strengthen our campaigns.
  • Engaging in city and state-wide tenant rights campaigns: The CO will work with staff and tenant leaders to coordinate and facilitate the Coalition’s role in city and state-wide tenant rights campaigns, including Stabilizing NYC, a city-wide campaign to end tenant harassment and displacement by predatory equity corporations.
  • Contributing to the development of a collaborative, supportive team: The CO will take part in team, membership, and other meetings to jointly review and plan for actions, events, and campaigns.
  • Tracking our work and progress: The CO will keep careful records of all of her/his organizing activities, using the Coalition’s database and tracking systems (sign-in sheets, Excel, Google Docs, etc.) The CO will periodically produce reports outlining his/her work and the progress of our tenant leaders and tenant associations.

The position includes some evening shifts (1 to 9 p.m.), as well as day shifts and some weekends. The Community Organizer reports directly to the Coalition Coordinator.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A strong, demonstrated commitment to social justice and the Coalition’s mission, vision, and community organizing approach
  • At least two years of base-building and other community organizing experience
  • At least one year of experience working on NYC housing or tenant issues
  • Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish or Haitian Creole
  • Previous experience developing and conducting trainings and workshops
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and basic math skills
  • Facility with email, Excel, Word, Facebook, Twitter, and other computer programs and functions
  • Strong working knowledge of issues and systems affecting low-income, immigrant, LGBTQ, and communities of color, and relevant experience effectively working with these communities
  • An ability to relate to a wide range of people, including low-income families, elected officials, legal services providers, and other community-based and advocacy organizations

Please send a cover letter and resume, in PDF only, to Aga Trojniak at ftcoalition@gmail.com with subject heading: Community Organizer FTC

This is a full-time, salaried position with good medical benefits. Salary depends on experience.

Community Organizer for Race and Policing Reform Campaign at NAACP

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced, dynamic and innovative Community Organizer to advance its Race and Policing Reform Campaign.

LDF and the Thurgood Marshall Institute at LDF:

LDF is the nation’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation’s promise of racial equity and justice into reality for all Americans.

LDF uses litigation, public-policy advocacy, organizing and public- education programs to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair criminal justice system.

In 2015, LDF celebrates its 75th anniversary with the launch of the Thurgood Marshall Institute. The Thurgood Marshall Institute at LDF is a collaborative hub within LDF that combines a multidisciplinary approach to advocacy with LDF’s traditional litigation strengths to advance a modern vision of racial justice. The Institute’s goal is to advance racial equity, justice and a more inclusive democracy through research and public education, targeted policy reform, advocacy and communication campaigns.

Through the Thurgood Marshall Institute, LDF will have the ability to generate and integrate innovative research, organizing, advocacy, and communications aimed at educating the public and key decision makers. This added capacity will leverage LDF’s litigation expertise, advocacy experience and unique leadership role on matters of race, law, and policy to shape the narrative on racial justice and equity. Through targeted policy reform campaigns that attack entrenched problems of racial bias, the LDF Thurgood Marshall Institute will partner with local advocates to advance holistic strategies to achieve obtainable and lasting solutions on issues of criminal justice, political participation, education and economic opportunity.

The Thurgood Marshall Institute’s Race and Policing Reform Campaign:

As one of its inaugural initiatives, the Thurgood Marshall Institute is launching a Race and Policing Reform Campaign. The United States is undeniably in the depths of a national policing crisis. The life-threatening reality of racial bias in policing has undermined public confidence in our justice system, in law enforcement, and in the rule of law itself. Outrage over police-involved assaults and killings of unarmed African Americans— with many incidents captured in graphic and devastating detail on citizen cell phone videos—has inspired a movement of young activists, captured the public attention, and generated intense calls for a fundamental change in policing.

Through the Race and Policing Reform campaign, LDF will reform policing policies and practices through work at the federal, state and local levels.

Community Organizer for the Thurgood Marshall Institute’s Race and Police Reform Campaign:

LDF understands that advocacy outside the courtroom – specifically, community organizing – is a critical component of any effort to achieve sustained and comprehensive reform. Thus, to advance its Race and Policing Reform campaign, the Thurgood Marshall Institute at LDF seeks an experienced, dynamic and innovative Community Organizer to work with communities of color on police reform issues. The duration of this position is two (2) years.

The Community Organizer will report to LDF’s Senior Community Organizer and will work on campaigns managed by a Campaign Lead and the Thurgood Marshall Institute Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Valuing, highlighting and building the capacity of impacted communities to effectively organize initiatives to address police misconduct/brutality and discriminatory policing;
  • Working with local communities to assist in building their capacity to change law enforcement policies and practices, and promoting bias-free and responsible policing;
  • Organizing communities or coalitions to advance reforms to public systems, including but not limited to juvenile or criminal justice systems;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships, partnerships, and coalitions with organizations, community members/leaders, and public officials;
  • Planning, implementing and coordinating successful community outreach and public education campaigns; and
  • Advocating for LDF’s police reform and other priorities.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following characteristics and skills:

  • Five or more years of experience organizing communities or coalitions to advance reforms to public systems, including but not limited to juvenile or criminal justice systems;
  • A college degree or equivalent work experience;
  • A demonstrated commitment to racial justice and criminal justice reform;
  • A willingness to advocate for LDF’s police reform and other priorities;
  • Familiarity with police misconduct/brutality and discriminatory policing issues and campaigns and with the organizations and coalitions currently working on these issues nationally;
  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing, highlighting and building the capacity of impacted communities to effectively organize initiatives to address police misconduct/brutality and discriminatory policing;
  • Willingness to travel extensively to both urban and rural areas in the United States;
  • Willingness to adhere to a fluid/dynamic and sometimes demanding schedule;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex information effectively to a wide range of audiences of varying sizes;
  • A demonstrated ability to plan, implement and coordinate successful community outreach and public education campaigns;
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships, partnerships, with coalitions of organizations, community members/leaders, and public officials via the internet, in-person and telephone;
  • The integrity, professionalism, discretion, and sound judgment to handle sensitive, high-profile, legally privileged and otherwise confidential information in an appropriate manner;
  • The ability to work both in a team structure and independently, as required by different circumstances;
  • Strong initiative and creative thinking; well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with diverse groups;
  • Excellent organizational skills; and
  • A valid driver’s license.

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Tenant Support Specialist at Public Engagement Unit

We are seeking Tenant Support Specialist with deep experience with community- based outreach and case management. Successful candidates should have at least one year of community, issue, labor or political organizing experience, and excellent communications and outreach skills. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to recruit and engage volunteers, closely tracking metrics and outcomes, and be detail-oriented and organized.

The Tenant Support Specialist responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Engage tenants through door-to-door outreach to identify issues and case manage to resolution;
  • Maintain ongoing reporting and communication with Borough Lead;
  • Create individualized turf plans for their areas, mapping out key geographic areas, community partners and interest groups.
  • Meet daily and weekly goals, such as volunteer recruitment and doors knocked;
  • Recruit and engage volunteers, develop a volunteer leadership structure to manage outreach;
  • Organize events such as: neighborhood meetings, community outreach, etc;
     
    Qualifications:
  • Enthusiasm and a commitment to provide support to tenants in New York City;
  • 1 years community, issue, labor, or political organizing;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English; Spanish a plus;
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment;
  • Willingness to learn, be adaptable in a variety of situations and be a problem solver;
     
    How to apply

    To Apply: send resume to eots2015@gmail.com with Specialists in the subject line. No phone calls please.

High Road Coordinator, Fair Workweek Initiative at Center for Popular Democracy

Position Location: Preferably Brooklyn, NY or Washington, DC. Working from other locations will be considered

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is seeking a High Road Coordinator to:

  1. develop a pilot program that rebuilds career ladders in the service sector, and
  2. collaborate with workforce management software companies to optimize existing technology to improve work-family balance and the employment stability of hourly workers.

The Coordinator will be housed within the Fair Workweek Initiative, working with CPD partner organizations and experts on just-in-time scheduling in hourly sectors.

About CPD: The Center for Popular Democracy promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD works to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.

The Fair Workweek Initiative, anchored by the Center for Popular Democracy and Action for the Common Good, is driving the growing momentum to restore a workweek that enables working families to thrive. We are committed to elevating the voices of working people to ensure they can shape the solutions that work for their families – whether through improved industry practices or new workplace protections. We seek to strengthen the skills of low-wage hourly workers and advance a model of high road employment through fair scheduling metrics and technological solutions.

Primary Responsibilities

The High Road Coordinator will be supervised by the Fair Workweek Initiative Director to:

Build CPD Partners’ Direct Services Capacity

  • Conduct an industry-wide analysis of service sector employment opportunities
  • Provide technical assistance to CPD partners in two states to enable them to establish a job coaching and placement services operation for the first time
  • Develop a customer service training curriculum in collaboration with community colleges and employers; and work with partners to map out and monitor its implementation
  • Assist CPD partners to conduct mass outreach and mass application processing
  • Establish case management systems and the metrics, database tools and oversight to track the impact of the trainings and job services

Leverage Technology for a Fair Workweek

  • Engage workforce management software companies around the optimization of scheduling technology according to fair workweek guidelines and metrics
  • Establish partnerships and public education programs to promote a high road business model aligned with fair workweek principles
  • Prepare and submit reports to funders and partners as needed

Fundraising

  • Raise resources from private and public sources and help CPD partner develop their own fundraising plans
  • Manage sub-grants and oversee deliverables of local programs

Job Qualifications

  • A commitment to social, gender and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing low-wage hourly workers;
  • At least five years’ experience and two years of senior level experience in workforce development, direct services, base-building, civic engagement, union or community organizing;
  • Experience developing and managing multiple projects
  • A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and building healthy coalitions;
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented;
  • Outcome-driven and organized;
  • Experience leading projects with technology components a plus.
  • Background in CSR, business and social entrepreneurship a plus.

Generous salary and benefits package, depending on experience.

How to apply

https://cpd.hiringthing.com/job/22650/high-road-coordinator-fair- workweek-initiative

CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community