Category Archives: Labor and Community Job Opportunities

The Consortium for Worker Education Seeks Consultant Teacher-Mentor

PROGRAM: CONSTRUCTION SKILLS

The Construction Skills Program is a Pre-Apprenticeship training program that prepares interested graduating high school seniors and adult NYC residents for a career in the unionized building and construction trades. The youth and adult programs are run separately however; both programs prepare participants to succeed in the unionized building trades. The training programs provide classroom theory instruction in ‘Trades Related Math” and an “Introduction to the Building Trades”. Both programs conduct practical applications of hands-on training that mimic the environment of a unionized work site. Upon completion of the program, participants achieve direct entrance to the trade of their choice.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Construction Skills is a twofold program.

  • Classroom Instruction includes, but is not limited to: teaching an overview of the construction industry, apprenticeship, role of unions, workplace behavior, contextualized math (measuring, reading a ruler, etc.), health and safety among other topics using the instructor’s own experience combined with the curriculum provided. In addition, instructors create assessment tools to frequently evaluate participants’ skills and needs for improvement. The trade’s instructor must work in partnership with the math instructor to develop and implement strategies to improve participants understanding and knowledge of math used in the trades.
  • Field Instruction includes, but it’s not limited to: creating a safe and productive environment where participants can experience the different roles involved in a unionized construction project, oversee the community project participants are working on, demonstrate the basic work and construction principles as they apply to projects, manage learning through hands-on activities that may include, but are not limited to: Debris removal, handling building materials, framing, hanging sheet rock, skim coating, use of hand tools & personal protective equipment, measuring, etc.

During both sessions, classroom and field instruction, the following administrative duties are required: provide weekly written evaluations regarding participants’ progress in the program, completed (signed) attendance sheets per each session held, and any other administrative duty required.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate is a consultant to CWE who will provide teaching and mentoring services to our trainees who possess strong and verifiable knowledge of the building industry in NYC, Must be a trade person in good standing with her/his respective local, experience teaching youth and or adults, excellent interpersonal skills; team player. Must be flexible –field work instruction may rotate and/or end according to program’s need and some local travel maybe required; able to adapt quickly to change; able to relate to a wide range of people; work well under pressure; self-starter and able to work independently; able to solve problems while working in a fast-paced environment.

JOB LOCATION: Classroom Instruction: 83 Maiden Lane, NY-NY

        Field Instruction: Various non-profit organizations around the city and/or union training centers.

EDUCATION LEVEL: High school diploma or GED required

SALARY: $50.96 per hour

HOURS: Adults Program: Mon-Fri 8am-3:30pm / January-February

Youth Program: March-May 2pm-5pm / July-August 7:30am-2:30pm

RESUMES SENT TO: Darly Corniel at dcorniel@cwe.org

Interested applicants can apply to either or both position, classroom instructor and/or field instructor.

Resumes must be received no later than January 1, 2016, for the adult program and no later than February 15, 2016 for the youth program

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) Seeks Program Manager (Queens, NY)

Position Type: Full Time

Organizational Description:

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a community-based organization in Jackson Heights, Queens dedicated to immigrant workers rights. NICE works with immigrant workers, primarily day laborers and domestic workers, and together we engage in community organizing, grassroots advocacy and leadership development. NICE also offers critical services for our target base through our monthly wage theft legal clinic and our worker center, which offers job placement and workforce development trainings.

NICE is seeking a creative, energetic Program Manager to oversee the organization’s programs and services. The ideal candidate has a strong commitment to the empowerment of low-income immigrant workers and has experience in building and managing teams.

The Program Manager will be responsible for:

  • Developing and supervising a team of 2-3 program staff
  • Coordinating programmatic work with an emphasis on community organizing, grassroots advocacy, coalition building, membership and leadership development
  • Providing strategic direction (along with staff and leaders) for building NICE’s organizing and advocacy work, with a focus on building power at the city and state level to win policy and administrative reform campaigns
  • Implementing short-and long-term campaign, strategic, and organizational plans to achieve target outcomes
  • Maintaining relations with allies and partners, with elected and other government officials and with the press
  • Overseeing the management of NICE’s training program and monthly wage theft clinic
  • Developing organizational systems to improve program planning, delivery and evaluation
  • Providing communications support, including writing and proofreading press releases and mass mailings
  • Providing operations support, including managing program budgets and ensuring regulatory deadlines are met
  • Recruiting interns and volunteers, and support staff in developing intern/volunteer work plans and managing intern/volunteer supervision

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A passion for social and economic justice and a strong commitment to organizing and the empowerment of low-income immigrant workers
  • Strong program or project management experience with extraordinary attention to detail, and the ability to organize, plan, and execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills, including the ability to collaborate, attain and grow effective partnerships to meet common goals
  • Interest in collecting and utilizing data to support program strength
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred; at a minimum, the ability to understand and to make one’s self understood to all Spanish speaking individuals
  • The candidate must be prepared to make at least a 3 year commitment to the position

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package applies.

How to apply

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to hr@nynice.org with “Program Manager” in the subject line headline. Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Center Seeks Opportunities Coordinator, Immigrants

The Center is seeking an Opportunities Coordinator for immigrants responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and delivery of the spectrum of leadership, celebration and opportunity services for LGBT immigrants offered by The Center. These services seek to improve economic and educational attainment and socio economic status including access to education, jobs and housing.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, produce and provide management for all aspects of The Center’s leadership, celebration and opportunity services for LGBT immigrants, including all internal and external programming.
  • Identify, develop and manage relationships with various partners with specializations in independent employment, economics and education and career readiness to bring a diverse group of LGBT immigrants to The Center.
  • Develop and maintain an annual calendar of employment, career readiness, workforce development, mentoring, networking, life skills, leadership training, legal and employer spotlight events, including but not limited to the current social action group, annual holiday party, annual fair and cultural event, as well as measurable goals which prioritize partnerships that draw a diverse group of LGBT immigrants to The Center.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, manage and mentor volunteers, volunteer committees and temporary event staff and, where applicable, employee resource groups (ERGs) for programming for LGBT immigrants.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, manage and mentor an LGBT immigrant community advisory board (CAB).
  • Meet specific goals and targets, maintain program evaluation metrics and deliver reports accordingly.
  • Provide care management that facilitates, coordinates and documents participant-centered care for participants across Center teams and departments to better address multiple and co-occurring concerns.
  • Supervise intern placements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in a human service, business or related field preferred; Master’s a plus.
  • Significant previous experience and demonstrated ability and aptitude in working with immigrants, employment, job and career development.
  • Strong, demonstrated experience and skills in program development, project management, event production, volunteer/staff supervision, community organizing and outreach.
  • Excellent leadership, administrative, organization, and written/verbal communication skills; bilingual a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of personalities.
  • Detail-oriented and ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Strong commitment to inclusive, multi-cultural programming; prior experience working with diverse communities.
  • A flexible, creative, assertive, self-starter a must.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues, needs and interests of LGBT youth,adults, families and community, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender issues.
  • Experience working effectively in coalitions with diverse communities and an understanding of the inter-sectionalists of oppressions.
  • A strong commitment to social justice and the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

How to apply

Please carefully review the position description and requirements as outlined in the position announcements above. Applicants must demonstrate the appropriate experience and background as described within the position announcement.

All submissions must include a cover letter stating the position of interest and salary requirements, with an accompanying resume. Incomplete submissions or those not stating a salary requirement may not be considered. Duplicate submissions are not necessary .

Materials may be submitted by email to jobs@gaycenter.org. For mail or fax, send to:

Center Human Resources 208 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Fax 212-924-2657

The Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) Seeks Lead Organizer (Queens, NY)

Status: Full Time

Organizational Description:

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a community-based organization in Jackson Heights, Queens dedicated to immigrant workers rights. NICE works with immigrant workers, primarily day laborers and domestic workers, and together we engage in community organizing, grassroots advocacy and leadership development. NICE also offers critical services for our target base through our monthly wage theft legal clinic and our worker center, which offers job placement and workforce development trainings.

The ideal candidate is a passionate, skilled and creative organizer; a self-starter and great team player who works effectively, independently and as part of a team, with a long-term commitment to the social justice movement.

The Lead Organizer will be responsible for the following:

  • Working collaboratively with members, staff and allies to identify and develop workers’ rights campaigns
  • Coordinating workers’ rights organizing by planning and implementing campaign strategies and activities
  • Building alliances with labor, community, faith, and other partners
  • Developing and maintain effective leaders through leadership and organizing trainings
  • Effectively communicate with members through campaign meetings, one-on-one’s, phone calls, newsletters, etc.
  • Recruiting new members and leaders by conducting outreach at day labor corners, employment agencies, parks, and other open spaces
  • Developing and maintain volunteer and intern program

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A passion for social and economic justice and a strong commitment to organizing and the empowerment of low-income immigrant workers
  • Experience in community or labor organizing
  • Familiarity with popular education and other leadership development practices
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Experience working in coalitions
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual in spoken and written Spanish and English

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package applies. How to apply

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to hr@nynice.org with “Lead Organizer” in the subject line headline. Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

MoveOn.org Seeks Field Organizer

Full Time • Starts January 4, 2016 • Competitive Pay • Excellent Benefits Work from Anywhere in the continental U.S.
Background

With grassroots movements inspiring a new generation of activism for economic, racial, and environmental justice, and the heightened political energy of the election year ahead, 2016 promises to be a year of fierce fights and big opportunities.

MoveOn is hiring Field Organizers to build a national network of MoveOn leaders to fight for and defend progressive values and achieve concrete victories. This is an opportunity to be part of the development and growth of a national field volunteer leadership base. Each organizer will be responsible for empowering MoveOn members to take on leadership and train others to join them.

As a MoveOn Field Organizer, you’ll be at the center of it all, recruiting, training, developing, and coaching volunteers and MoveOn members to form a tight network in every state across the country, with these resources at your fingertips:

● The largest online progressive membership base in the country

● An organizational legacy of building game-changing technology tools and wielding them collaboratively for social change

● MoveOn’s history of organizing and field experiments — and hundred of thousands of members who’ve taken action on the ground.

● A culture of acting independently, seeding progressive grassroots infrastructure, and working nimbly to make the biggest impact at tipping point moments

● A professional, win-oriented, fun-oriented team of colleagues

Responsibilities

● Volunteer Management. You will show your leadership in managing relationships, building culture, and creating the MoveOn member experience with MoveOn members, progressive allies, and fellow MoveOn staff to set and meet goals for geographic regions or issue areas.

● Volunteer Recruitment. You’ll recruit MoveOn members online, in person, and over the phone to participate in leadership development and action opportunities.

● Leadership Development. You’ll develop and lead best-in-class organizing trainings for top activists and prepare them to organize events in their communities on a variety of issues.

● Event and Action Organizing. You’ll support volunteer leaders to organize strategic actions and events in target states for national-priority campaigns and hot-button local campaigns.

● Social Media. You’ll train and coach member leaders to use social media to advance their campaigns.

● Rapid Response. MoveOn is uniquely suited to mobilize millions of people at a moment’s notice. When news breaks, our network needs to respond immediately. Whether it’s rallies or house parties, you’ll make sure MoveOnresponds forcefully when we need to spring into action.

● Reporting. You’ll report directly to MoveOn’s Field Network Manager and work closely with fellow Regional Field Organizers and other staff within the Organizing Team and the rest of the organization, including campaigns and communications staff, as well as progressive allies.

What We’re Looking For

1. A gift for leadership development and management—delegating work and responsibility in rapid-response environments while intentionally developing the skills of individual volunteer leaders.

2. Proven recruitment skills, with experience identifying, training, and motivating large teams of grassroots volunteers and leaders.

3. A track record of bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and interests to accomplish a common goal.

4. Flexibility and nimbleness.This is not a 9-5 job, political moments are constantly changing and it is key to our organizing that we be able to be flexible and change pace or direction to support colleagues and campaigns across the various regions.

5. Disciplined professionalism—you’re a timely, hardworking, low-ego leader, ready to work sometimes long hours in a fast-paced environment to get the job done. You’re very comfortable working remotely, and able to stay on task even without a team of colleagues sitting physically next to you. You’re consistently able to convey a professional tone to volunteers, supporters, voters, and fellow staffers. You’re highly organized, goal driven, results oriented, and course correcting.

6. Work life balance. We work on a wide variety of issues and across several time zones, and your ability to create space for life work balance is critical to having a healthy work life.

7. Comfort using digital organizing tools and working in a virtual office environment

8. A genuine commitment to progressive values, field work, and empowering MoveOn members to take leadership

9. Fire in the belly. You have an inspiring vision for and story about winning progressive change, and you use this to motivate others to take action.

Location

Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States. Some extensive travel may be required.

Classification, Salary, and Benefits

The position includes a full-time, competitive salary including benefits such as 100%- employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 10 days accrued paid sick time; and reimbursement of office expenses.

ASPCA Seeks Community Advocate

The ASPCA Community Advocate engages in grassroots efforts to reduce the number of companion animals surrendered to shelters and improve the welfare of pets and the people who care for them. The Community Advocate will accomplish this by building trusted partnerships with community residents in New York City’s most underserved neighborhoods, and connecting them to ASPCA services and other resources that increase pet health and spay/neuter rates.

The Community Advocate schedule is Tuesday-Saturday and generally requires an early morning start once a week (6:00 AM/7:00AM) and/or full weekend shifts approximately twice a year.

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with community residents to promote and connect with people in need of ASPCA CARES program services, including several hours of weekly door-to-door outreach in a designated area of the New York City
  • Plan, promote and execute events to connect people with the most at-risk pets in New York City to the services that the ASPCA CARES program has to offer
  • Share information regarding the benefits of spay/neuter
  • Schedule spay/neuter appointments & follow up to ensure appointment compliance
  • Meet and greet clients at clinic prior to intake
  • Transport pets to clinics as needed
  • Collect outreach data and enter into ASPCA CARES client database; submit data and reports as required
  • Achieve spay/neuter goals in assigned territory
  • Serve as a liaison to connect people with services provided by partner agencies
  • Deliver excellent customer service with a high level of respect toward clients
  • Cultivate and maintain new partnerships with local businesses, libraries, public housing leaders, community centers, and other organizations that lead to increased awareness about spay/neuter
  • Seek out volunteer partners to provide outreach and programming support
  • Attend all required staff meetings and training sessions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Deep commitment to the mission of the ASPCA and the goals of increasing pet wellness and spay/neuter rates among dogs and cats in New York City’s most underserved neighborhoods
  • Exceptional relationship-builder – both with community members and team members; derives energy from interacting with others
  • Ability to influence and motivate people to desired outcomes
  • Operates with personal responsibility and motivated by hitting goals; track record of being a self-starter
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills; exceptional judgment
  • Excellent planner, with the ability to plan strategically to meet goals
  • Organized, meets deadlines
  • Track record of timely and accurate data entry
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and operates with a sense of urgency; proactive
  • Flexible, copes well with change
  • Experience with and/or interest in working with diverse urban populations; enthusiasm for being on your feet most of the day out in the community
  • 2-3 years of experience in community organizing, campaigning, sales or customer service experience required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Valid New York state driver’s license with strong driving record preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Salary and Benefits
Salary for this position is competitive and is commensurate with experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

About the ASPCA

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the first animal welfare organization established in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. The organization’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in three key areas: protecting and rescuing animals from crisis, assisting animals in communities and advancing legal protection for animals.

The ASPCA was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery and adoption facility. In addition, the ASPCA announced a groundbreaking anti-cruelty partnership with the New York Police Department in 2013, which has resulted in a record-breaking number of arrests and animals’ lives saved.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide, including a Field Investigation and Response team that rescues animal victims of natural and man-made disasters, a fully-subsidized spay/neuter clinic in Los Angeles, a Behavioral Rehabilitation Center for fearful, under-socialized dogs, and a 24-hour, 365-day Animal Poison Control Center that provides pet owners and veterinarians with live, on-call assistance related to toxic products and substances. In 2015, the ASPCA acquired Humane Alliance, the nation’s leading training and education organization focusing on high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter.

The ASPCA is a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by more than 2 million animal advocates across the country.

The ASPCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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