• Census Manager (Temporary) (Bilingual)

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/22/2020 3:54 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
    Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
    Location : Name
    Worker's Justice Project
  • Overview

    Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) (www.workersjustice.org), a fiscally-sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org), was founded in 2010 to address the racial and economic injustices that day laborers face by building collective power to win institutional change. WJP runs two long-standing worker’s centers in Brooklyn. We 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; offer skills-building training to workers in health & safety and industry-specific areas; and educating immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights.


    Worker’s Justice Project is seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate for the role of Census Manager (Bilingual). In collaboration with NYC Census 2020, the Census Manager will oversee WJP’s census engagement and outreach plan to educate community members about the significance of the census and the importance of census self-response; identify and dismantle barriers to census participation; and connect New Yorkers to the tools and resources they need to participate in the 2020 census. To support a fair and complete count, WJP is working in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY), Mayor de Blasio’s NYC Census 2020 office, and the New York City Council to mobilize New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census. 


    The Census Manager must have native or near-native fluency in the Spanish language and will be working in both WJP worker center locations [Williamsburg & Sunset Park] in Brooklyn. The ideal candidate will not only align with WJP’s vision and politics, but also have a proven track record of organizing experience, delegating among their team, and following through to the last detail.


    Primary Duties

    • Serve as the point of contact to coordinate with NYC Census 2020 and oversee WJP’s census engagement and outreach plan;
    • Track census engagement activities using both qualitative and quantitative methods and report to NYC Census 2020;
    • Ensure that WJP’s census engagement team adheres to all data security and privacy protocols around census engagement;
    • Provide mentorship and leadership development support to WJP ́s “Census Promotores” through base-building and leadership development;
    • Organize and coordinate calls and meetings among member leaders to implement Census 2020 work plan, share best practices and resources, and encourage peer-learning;
    • Coordinate with staff to implement administrative and operational aspects of WJP’s Census 2020 campaign;
    • Co-coordinate general field Census outreach as well as targeted industry or neighborhood outreach for organizing team and member leaders;
    • Hold regular one-on-ones with members, develop and periodically assess individual member goals and Census work plans;
    • Support the creation of a harmonious, sustainable, and effective work environment by developing trusting, genuine, and respectful relationships with all team members (in particular supervisees) and being able to identify and address individual/personal challenges faced by team members, track and evaluate team members’ workloads and promote sustainability, and promote healthy communications and conflict resolution among the team;
    • Serve as the main cheerleader, motivator, and mentor for organizing member leaders.

    This is an exempt, salaried position and reports to the WJP’s Director. The Census Manager will join weekly strategy team sessions and will check in approximately every two weeks with a supervisor to receive support in staff development and work plan implementation.


    To Apply


    Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in this specific position, and two professional references relevant to this




    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • Experience in community engagement, campaign work, or other forms of direct outreach;
    • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills;
    • Excellent communication, project management, and multi-tasking skills;
    • Experience with data management and reporting;
    • Understanding of New York City’s diversity and experience working with people of diverse backgrounds;
    • Proficiency in use of technology such as laptop computers and tablets;
    • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish;
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Strong community outreach, organizing and engagement skills - both at the grassroots (Latinx immigrant workers) and the grasstops (community organizations, unions, businesses, government agencies) levels.
    • Ability to work independently and within a team
    • Dedication and ability to work on a flexible schedule, including some weekends, and some nights

    TSNE/Workers Justice Project envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Workers Justice Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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