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Temporary Part-Time Adult Literacy Program Assistants for Queens and Brooklyn

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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.

Current Opening:

MRNY’s Adult Literacy Department seeks two highly motivated, organized, dedicated, and responsible temp/part-time Adult Literacy Administrative Program Assistants to support the adult literacy program with administrative work during a number of high intensity weeks over the course of every school year.

We need individuals willing to work flexible hours on and off throughout the entire year.

During the work weeks, temporary staff will work around 15-25 hours a week, more or less, depending on need.

These are the windows of time during the year when temporary staff need to be available to work:

9/16/19-10/5/19

11/11/19-1/10/20

3/16/19-4/10/16

6/15/20-7/10/20

8/27/20-9/7/20

Temp/part time staff need to be available to work primarily in the later afternoons and evenings and/or weekends during most of all these intense administrative work weeks.

The Program Assistant will, among other things:

●      Book intake appointments for classes

●      Test students’ English language skills using Best Plus software

●      Enroll & re-enroll students in classes

●      Enter student and program data into Salesforce

●      Communicate with other staff including teachers and volunteers

●      Review students’ records & email staff with different requests

●      Help fill out any forms needed, answer and make phones calls, & do photocopying, faxing,filing, typing, & updating of waiting lists

●      Attend trainings and meetings as needed

●      Complete other tasks, as needed, to support the department

Requirements:

Must be:

●    Fully bilingual in English and Spanish (spoken and written), and comfortable conducting outreach, intake, and phone calls in Spanish

●    Available to provide support in Queens &/ or Brooklyn

Job Competencies:

●      Efficient, communicative, a team player who works well under pressure and a a fast learner who takes initiative and works independently and maintains high standards

Must have:

●      At least a High School degree or HSE with at least 2 years previous experience working in an office setting

●      Strong computer and administrative skills

●      Flexibility and the ability to multi-task.

●      The ability to type at least 35 wpm and have demonstrated computer experience in office programs including Salesforce,Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.

Compensation: $15.76/hr

MRNY is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ, 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, 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
  • Temporary

How to Apply

Please email résumé and cover letter ASAP to Adultedadminjobs@maketheroadny.org

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will likely be held the weeks of August 19th and August 26th.

Please email résumé and cover letter ASAP to Adultedadminjobs@maketheroadny.org

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will…

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Brooklyn, NY

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