Day Laborer Organizer

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $55,000
Details: Salary is commensurate with experience

Published

09/06/2018

Start Date

10/01/2018

Address

2111 Bath
Brooklyn
New York

United States

Description

Position Description. The Organizer will be based in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and will be  responsible for outreach, recruit, and retention of worker members. The organizer is responsible for job development, workforce development trainings and program management, and through marketing and outreach to prospective employers. The organizer is also responsible for hiring and job dispatch and serves as one of the staff organizers that will engage workers in Worker’s Justice Project’s organizing campaigns/ programs, worker leadership development, and played an important role in unifying and growing a strong membership-based.


Job Responsibilities

Workforce Development Trainings, Program Management, & Outreach:

  • Plan, implement, and document workforce development trainings and programming, which include: job skill trainings, vocational trainings, workforce preparation, pre- apprenticeship referrals, life skills workshops, financial literacy, occupational health and safety trainings, and English language instruction.
  • Monitor workplaces to safe workplace standards and fair wages
  • Coordinate day labor job skill trainings (i.e. painting, carpentry, sheetrock) with worker leaders and community partners.
  • Incorporate popular education methodology into trainings and workshops.
  • Manage employer relations with businesses and property owners to ensure that day laborers and domestic workers and their employers use the day laborer center.
  • Create and implement job development strategies to enhance day laborer and domestic worker employment opportunities through marketing and employer outreach.

Hiring & Job Dispatch:

  • Work in collaboration with staff, director, and worker leadership to create and implement work plan of activities related to the overall objectives of the hiring site.
  • Assist employers, domestic workers, and day laborers to negotiate work agreements in an organized and respectful manner
  • Ensure adherence of the rules and procedures accorded by the general assembly
  • Advocate for the needs and rights of domestic workers and day laborers with employers
  • Document incidents, events, problems and conflicts that occur at the site
  • Assist in mediating and resolving conflicts between domestic workers, day laborers and employers

Advocacy, Leadership Development & Social Justice Organizing:

  • Serve as one of the primary staff organizers engaging workers and members in the organizing campaigns of the Worker’s Justice Project (WJP)
  • Facilitate general assemblies with workers 3-4 times per month (mostly weekends) and as needed
  • Facilitate dialogue and education for day laborers about their legal rights and responsibilities
  • Work in collaboration with staff and member leaders to develop and promote leadership and empowerment of day laborers and other workers
  • Work in collaboration with staff and member leaders in implementing a new membership structure that will unify and strengthen the membership-base.
  • Promote and facilitate civic participation and democratic decision-making processes
  • Maintain and nourish positive community public relations with visitors to the center: police, neighbors, volunteers, press, medical and legal representatives and other institutions, such as churches, unions, and businesses
  • Conflict resolution - The organizer needs to be able to manage, aid and facilitate in internal and conflict resolution.
  • Organize and engage in direct action organizing.

Administrative:

  • Prepare weekly and monthly activity and data reports  Data management and record keeping
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Answer phones/field calls when at worksite
  • Provide interpretation/translation Job Requirements
  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a broad range of backgrounds
  • Community organizing and popular education training
  • Knowledge of and commitment to immigrant rights and social justice
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Dedication and ability to work flexible, early morning hours including Saturdays
  • Strong written and oral skills in English/Spanish
  • Competent knowledge of social media, computer operations (Google Apps, Word, Excel, etc.) and equipment operation such as copiers, fax machines and telephones
  • Administrative and organizational skills necessary to carry out job description responsibilities
  • Deep dedication to the leadership of directly affected people
  • Believe in peoples’ ability to change the world  The ability to work under pressure
  • Love of teamwork and a good team player.


Job Requirements:


  • Commitment to WJP’s mission, vision, values, workers and worker justice
  • Familiarity and direct experience with immigrant workers
  • 2-5 years community, immigrant, and/or labor organizing experience •
  • Bilingual in Spanish, required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge in New York and Federal labor and employment laws
  • Excellent people and relationship building skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Mail, etc)


Position information, work schedule


This is a full-time, exempt position. Generous benefits, including medical and dental, sick days, and vacation benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position requires travel periodically as well as working some weekends.


To Apply


Applicants should send 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in this specific position, and 3) two professional references relevant to this position. Send applications to hiring@workersjustice.org with the subject line “Organizer”.



Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Generous benefits, including medical and dental, sick days, and vacation benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English- Spanish required.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

hiring@workersjustice.org
http://www.workersjustice.org/

To Apply


Applicants should send 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in this specific position, and 3) two professional references relevant to this position. Send applications to hiring@workersjustice.org with the subject line “Organizer”.


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