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Civil Rights & Immigration Lead Organizer

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Make the Road New York
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Brooklyn, NY

Make the Road New York


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Published 23 days ago

Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education.

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 23,000, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer)

MRNY is a multi-service organization. Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above -- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish-language literacy, computer literacy, citizenship preparation, and in-school and after-school youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visit program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more."

Make the Road New York (MRNY) is seeking to hire a Civil Rights & Immigration Lead Organizer. This is a full-time position that will be based in our Bushwick office, with extensive travel to Staten Island and Queens.

Current Opening:

Make the Road New York seeks a Civil Rights & Immigration Lead Organizer to advance its immigration issue-based organizing. The Lead Organizer will be responsible for overseeing Make the Road New York’s Civil Rights and Immigration adult organizing team in New York City, including:

  • Supporting immigration campaigns at the local, state, and federal level;
  • Building and sustaining coalition efforts on these campaigns with key partners and stakeholders;
  • Organizing and facilitating meetings with local leaders;
  • Supervising a team of three senior organizers;
  • Strengthening leadership committees and growing our base of members across all boroughs; 
  • Leading civic engagement initiatives, including, but not limited to, voter registration efforts and overseeing a Get Out the Vote effort; 
  • Leading engagement with, and building relationships with, elected officials;
  • Participating in team meetings at locations throughout New York City;
  • Working with peers to ensure connectedness between organizers and service provision staff;

The successful candidate must:

  • Have at least 5 years of experience in community organizing, labor organizing, and/or immigrant rights work;
  • Have experience leading state-wide organizing campaigns;
  • Have at least 2 years of supervision experience; 
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Show a commitment to social justice;
  • Be fully bilingual in English and Spanish;
  • Be open to working some evenings and weekends;
  • Be willing to travel throughout NYC, Albany, and Washington DC and 
  • Having a driver’s license is a plus. 

Make the Road New York is a multi-faceted organization, and this position requires flexibility, a positive attitude, and hustle. This is a full-time position. The salary is competitive and will depend on relevant work experience and education. Excellent benefits are provided.

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Location

301 Grove Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237

How to Apply

Please apply with a resume and a cover letter in Make the Road New York's Career Center by December 5th, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Please apply with a resume and a cover letter in Make the Road New York's Career Center by December 5th, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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