Temporary Employment Specialist - Sunset Park

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 4 months ago(1/6/2022 1:22 PM)
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Workforce Development and Employment
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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Worker's Justice Project


Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) was founded in 2010 to address the racial and economic injustices that low-wage immigrant workers face in New York City by building collective power to win institutional change. WJP, a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (tsne.org), 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, which include labor and occupational health and safety standards while advocating for industry-specific efforts to improve working conditions. WJP also offers skills-building training to workers in health & safety and industry-specific areas, and we educate immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights.


The Employment Specialist works from WJP‘s Sunset Park Worker Center. The Specialist works directly supporting a team of organizers who are ready to strengthen and expand WJP’s membership, win concrete and transformative workplace campaign victories, and significantly contribute to long-term movement building in New York City and beyond. The ideal candidate will not only align themselves with WJP’s vision and mission but will have a proven organizing experience and administrative understanding of processes and will follow through to the last detail. The Employment Specialist is a key thought partner in shaping WJP’s overall organizational development strategy and vision.


This is a temporary position based on WJP's funding cycle.


The Employment Specialist is required to work on-site and regularly on evenings and weekends. The work performed is deemed Essential. The Employment Specialist is responsible for ensuring that activities are conducted professionally, in a culturally sensitive manner, and in alignment with the organizational mission. Compliance with WJP, NY state and NY city COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements is mandatory.


Essential Functions


Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage worker's daily attendance according to procedures;
  • Coordinate all aspects of employment dispatching and placement;
  • Provide support to workers and employers in the negotiations of working conditions, wages, and benefits;
  • Conduct a daily search to identify potential job opportunities for workers;
  • Screen workers according to job requirements;
  • Keep an inventory of workers with their skills and aptitudes;
  • Ensure any Data collected through WJP, is entered on time and in its entirely in Zoho, Google Docs, and any other platform required by WJP management;
  • Ensure employers complete agreements;
  • Follow up with workers and employers while the work is in progress and when finished.
  • Participate in all WJP mandatory events and activities;
  • Refer WJP community members to training classes and other services as identified based on assessment;
  • Process the production of WJP Membership ID, explain to new and renew members WJP history, mission, vision, and organizational model;
  • Support and implement the development and expansion of the membership program;
  • Other duties assigned by WJP management.


Position Information and Work Schedule


This is a temporary, full-time (37.5 hours/week); non-exempt position. The position will require working some early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as needed and will travel periodically once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.


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

  • A college degree or a minimum of three years of experience in the field.
  • A commitment to WJP’s mission, vision, and values and our workers and worker justice;
  • Proficiency knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and other applications (Google Apps.) and equipment operation such as copiers, scanners, fax machines and telephones;
  • Administrative and organizational skills necessary to carry out the job description responsibilities;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish. Spanish fluency is required;
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities at the same time;
  • Dedication and ability to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as needed.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit or stand (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed at the Sunset Park Worker Center - 4112 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package: 

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/WJP 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/WJP 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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