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Organizing Coordinator

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La Colmena
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Staten Island, NY

Job Title: Organizing Coordinator

Classification: Salaried/full time

Reports To: Workforce Director


ABOUT LA COLMENA: La Colmena empowers immigrant workers and their families through education, organizing, culture, and economic development. To this end, La Colmena provides a space where workers learn and assert their rights, develop their leadership and become active members in their community

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The Organizing Coordinator is responsible for empowering members of La Colmena, building campaigns as well as developing and executing a strategy to grow membership and raise visibility and engagement among Staten Island employers and community at large.

ESSENTIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Working collaboratively with La Colmena staff and members, the Organizer Coordinator will:

  • Develop, implement and coordinate La Colmena’s leadership development vision through base building and grassroots organizing activities
  • Communicate with members through organizing meetings, one on ones and phone calls
  • Attend meetings of six committees 
  • Develop and maintain volunteer and intern program
  • Build alliances with labor, faith, and other community partners
  • Identify immigrants and workers rights issues and develop campaign strategy and activities in response
  • Gather information on program activities for required contract reports


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience in and commitment to labor and community organizing
  • Passion for social and economic justice, particularly with regard to organizing and empowering low-wage immigrant workers and their communities
  • Familiarity with popular education and other leadership development practices
  • Effective and culturally competent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Empathetic, inspiring, and creative


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 3+ years working/volunteering with immigrant communities or other vulnerable individuals
  • 3+ years working/volunteering in a non-profit social service context


People from communities that traditionally experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or immigration status; women; new parents; people with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ people are especially encouraged to apply

Job Title: Organizing Coordinator

Classification: Salaried/full time

Reports To: Workforce Director


ABOUT LA COLMENA: La Colmena empowers immigrant workers and their families through education, organizing, culture, and economic…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish required

Bilingual English/Spanish required

Location

Staten Island, NY

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HOW TO APPLY:  Please submit the following documents via email to info@lacolmenanyc.org with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. 

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