Relief and Recovery Organizer

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/29/2020 11:21 AM)
Job ID
2020-1645
# of Openings
2
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Worker's Justice Project

Overview

Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) (www.workersjustice.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 a long-standing worker’s center in South 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 a fiscally-sponsored project of TSNE (www.tsne.org).

Responsibilities

The relief and recovery organizer is responsible for organizing relief and recovery activities and connecting immigrant communities with essential services during the pandemic. The qualified candidate is able and willing to work on-site as an essential employee and work occasional evenings and weekends, ensuring that activities are conducted professionally, in a culturally-sensitive manner, and consistent with the mission and standards of the organization. We are seeking a highly motivated, high-performing, and organizer who is able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment. The organizer will be responsible for outreach, recruitment, and retention of worker members. The organizer will be traveling between centers.

 

The community organizer will focus on the following key areas:

  • Responsible for the organizing relief efforts;
  • Conduct needs assessment for members who need essential services;
  • Provide a positive relief and recovery experience to community members we serve, through our financial assistance and other services that may arise over time;
  • Collaborate with WJP staff to assess engagement opportunities, volunteering needs, and resolving issues that may arise;
  • Responds to inquiries, requests for assistance and direction, and any other requests from members and immigrant communities within a reasonable and timely period;
  • Coordinates referrals, service planning, and client documentation for assigned caseload;
  • Provide members with connection to internal and external programs and services, information and referral as needed;
  • Maintains accurate and timely records, files, forms, statistics, and additional relevant information in accordance with agency policy, licensing, and funding requirements;
  • Document all service transactions in accordance with agency procedure and policy;
  • Ensure milestones are met, and deadlines are kept;
  • Work on special projects and assist with organizational and programmatic activities as needed;
  • Provide introductory health and safety training/orientation sessions members and constituencies who are screened or provided with essential services at the centers;
  • Encourage and ensure members and all volunteers follow the organization's Health and Safety Procedures while at the centers;
  • Conduct intake for workers to identify priority issues to connect with essential services and programs;
  • Meet weekly with the WJP team to report on the progress of the above efforts.

 

Qualifications

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

  • Community organizing experience
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience working with vulnerable low-income and immigrant populations
  • Knowledge of and commitment to immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights and social justice
  • Strong communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Dedication and ability to work on a flexible schedule, including some weekends, and some nights
  • Ability to collaborate and work cooperatively
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task

TSNE/Worker's 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/Worker's 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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