Temporary Outreach Worker - Sunset Park

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/6/2022 1:29 PM)
Job ID
2022-1948
# of Openings
1
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Worker's Justice Project

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

The Workers’ Rights Outreach Worker works from WJP‘s Sunset Park Worker Center. The Outreach Worker 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 organizing experience as a volunteer or paid experience. Administrative understanding of processes and will follow through to the last detail. The Workers’ Rights Outreach Worker 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 Outreach Worker is required to work on-site and regularly on evenings and weekends. The work performed is deemed Essential. The Outreach Worker 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

  • Plans and organizes outreach to the surrounding community and WJP members (i.e. tabling sessions, actions) at various locations including but not limited to schools, public transportation stops, day laborer street corners, etc);
  • Performs all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in WJP’s Strategic Plan, policies, mission, goals, and vision;
  • Participates as a member of various teams as needed;
  • Work with Center Director to strategize and determine outreach goals;
  • Generate leads by exchanging and collecting information from individuals whom they come in contact with in order to refer them to critical services and follow up ensuring they receive needed services within WJP;
  • Assists in completing other program goals and requirements, such as answering phone calls to the program hotline and greeting visitors in the office;
  • Other duties as assigned.

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.

Qualifications

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

  • 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;
  • Knowledge of NYC public transportation system;
  • 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;
  • Able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions;
  • Able to commute using the NYC public transportation system;
  • 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.

Compensation and Benefits

 

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

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

  • 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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