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Rent-Regulated Housing Organizer

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Good Old Lower East Side, Inc.


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Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977. We’re dedicated to tenants’ rights, homelessness prevention, economic development, and community revitalization. We achieve these goals through three interconnected strategies: 1) Direct Services, 2) Resident Education, and 3) Community Organizing. 

GOLES seeks a motivated and experienced organizer to join our organizing team full-time as Rent Regulated Housing organizer. Strong applicants interested in taking on the role on a part-time basis will also be considered.

The position entails organizing and building the leadership of rent-regulated tenants, with a focus on tenants in buildings owned or targeted for purchase by predatory landlords. The organizer will  provide case management to individual tenants; organize and provide technical assistance to Tenant Associations; coordinate and lead meetings and workshops; and help represent GOLES in citywide and statewide housing coalitions.

Specific responsibilities and duties include:

  • Engaging rent-regulated residents in actions, events, and campaigns
  • Providing technical assistance and support to Tenant Associations
  • Conducting outreach through door knocking, phone banking, mailings, etc.
  • Coordinating and leading tenant education meetings, workshops, and events
  • Creating and translating materials such as fliers, mailings, newsletter articles, etc.
  • Helping to ensure that activities meet grant requirements and timelines
  • Counseling a limited number of tenants and creating files and cases in GOLES’ systems
  • Strategically building and engaging in local, city, and state-wide campaigns
  • Working on organizational and special projects, events, and campaigns as needed

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
  • Two or more years of experience in community organizing.
  • Knowledge of NYC rent laws.
  • Strong coordination, facilitation, and campaign planning skills.
  • Willingness to engage in street and door to door outreach.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Spanish fluency (strongly preferred)

Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977. We’re dedicated to tenants’ rights, homelessness prevention, economic development, and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Spoken Spanish strongly preferred, Cantonese and Mandarin desired.

Spoken Spanish strongly preferred, Cantonese and Mandarin desired.

Location

On-site
169 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

How to Apply

Candidates should email a resume and a cover letter detailing their interest and qualifications to info@goles.org. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates considered for further consideration will be contacted. GOLES is an equal opportunity employer. 

Candidates should email a resume and a cover letter detailing their interest and qualifications to info@goles.org. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates…

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