WJP Outreach Worker - Temporary

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 4 months ago(5/23/2022 3:31 PM)
Job ID
2022-2039
# 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) (workersjustice.org) 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. The Outreach Worker works directly supporting the WJP’s divisions and programs  The Outreach Worker contributes to strengthening and expanding WJP membership within the community and surrounding areas.  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 Outreach Worker is a key thought partner in shaping WJP’s overall organizational development strategy and vision.

 

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 are consistent with WJP’s (NY State and City) Covid-19 safety protocols and requirements as well as the organizational mission.

 

Essential Functions

  • Plans and organizes outreach activities in Sunset Park and surrounding areas with the goal of attracting new members and strengthening WJP’s network.
  • Conduct a community mapping assessment to determine potential partners for outreach activities.
  • Envisions, develops, and implements a strategic outreach plan based on the community mapping assessment and the organizations’ needs.
  • Cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with community organizations.
  • Build trusting relationships with community groups and workers.
  • Generate leads by exchanging and collecting information from individuals whom they come in contact with. 
  • Regularly communicates with staff across divisions, sharing information relevant to other roles.
  • Enter contact information and tracking of outreach activities in Google sheets and database.
  • Regularly assesses outreach efforts and determines improvements to increase membership and target new groups.
  • Provide information to potential and existing members on the organization and its services.
  • Learns the programming available at WJP and is comfortable sharing this information with potential members.
  • Create and facilitate orientation presentation to inform general public and potential members of WJP and their programs.
  • Schedules and conducts phone calls to follow up with potential members, ensuring they receive needed services within WJP.
  • Work with Center Directors and staff to strategize and determine outreach goals.
  • Work with staff across the division to develop and drive program; articulate a positive vision of the campaign and WJP.
  • Performs all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in WJP’s Strategic Plan, policies, mission, goals, and vision.
  • Assists in completing other program goals and requirements, such as answering phone calls 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 basic understanding of construction and cleaning industries, or willingness to learn.
  • 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.

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 the Sunset Park Worker Center/Hub located at 4112 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $$17.95 - $21.79/hr and is commensurate with experience.

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/Worker's Justice Project strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 

All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/Worker's Justice Project prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/Worker's Justice Project celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.

 

TSNE/Worker's Justice Project's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.

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