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 24,000, 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."
We are seeking a dynamic organizer to join the team at Make the Road as the Employment Justice Coalition Coordinator (EJC Coordinator), with expertise in grassroots organizing and advocacy campaigns. The EJC Coordinator will join a powerful coalition of member-based community organizations, labor unions, direct service providers, litigators and economic analysts. With the support of the Fund Excluded Workers Coalition Steering Committee, this position will help drive a collective campaign to advance legislation to expand unemployment insurance to 1.2M New Yorkers excluded from state and federal benefits; ie: those who are undocumented, recently incarcerated or work in the cash economy.
The EJC Coordinator is responsible for maintaining relationships with coalition affiliates and oversees the work to ensure that the objectives and goals of the coalition. This position will engage in the following: research; power analysis; campaign planning; team and task design; internal communications structure; developing ladders of engagement; narrative strategy; partner engagement and policy design.
The Employment Justice Coalition Coordinator is a telework job position for the foreseeable future but the selected candidate should be prepared to work out of any of our offices, as the work requires including after the telework format is over and we resume work from our work sites.
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MRNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, 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…