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Lead Tenant Organizer

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Fifth Avenue Committee
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Brooklyn, NY
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Published 12 days ago

Job Description

Lead Tenant Organizer

Status: Non-Exempt Unit: Organizing & Advocacy

Position: Full-time, 35 hrs/week

Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC), is a nationally recognized South Brooklyn based, non-profit

comprehensive community development corporation and NeighborWorks America member

formed in 1978 whose mission is to advance economic and social justice by building vibrant,

diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals as well

as shape the community’s future. FAC works to transform the lives of over 5,500 low and

moderate income New Yorkers annually so that we can all live and work with dignity and respect

while making our community more equitable, sustainable, inclusive and just.

To achieve our mission FAC develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities,

creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents

and workers, offers student centered adult education, and combats displacement caused by

gentrification. In addition to our grassroots neighborhood work, we are actively involved in

broader coalitions and campaigns.

Responsibilities:

Working closely with FAC colleagues, FAC’s affiliate Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and partners

of the Stabilizing NYC initiative, the Lead Tenant Organizer will organize low and moderate

income Brooklyn tenants living in multi-family properties that are facing poor conditions and/or

risk of displacement due to a number of factors including buildings owned by or suspected of

being owned by Predatory Equity (PE) firms. The organizer will do building outreach,

education, and support the organization of tenant associations to win better housing

conditions, address landlord harassment and to stabilize their housing. Working with partner

organizations and legal service providers, the Lead Tenant Organizer will help to inform strategy,

propose policies and/or identify potential impact litigation opportunities as part

of broader organizing efforts to address the needs of low- and moderate-income tenants living

multi-family properties that are at risk. The Lead Tenant Organizer will also provide one on one

advocacy for tenants and/or refer tenants for services, as needed. The Tenant Organizer must

be available some evenings to accommodate outreach and organizing during nonworking

hours.

Duties include:

• Door to door tenant outreach in multi-family properties that are facing poor conditions

and/or risk of displacement to engage and organize tenants.

• Facilitating tenant association meetings in buildings & training tenants to take on leadership

roles within their buildings

• Supporting tenant leadership development.

• Working with partner organizations and coalitions, such as Stabilizing NYC and legal

partners, to plan relevant campaign events such as press conferences, trainings, meetings,

hearings, and demonstrations.

• Mobilizing tenants in Brooklyn to take active roles in the local, borough and

citywide campaigns and attend relevant campaign events such as press conferences,

trainings, meetings, hearings, and demonstrations.

• Representing FAC & FAC affiliate, Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN), at relevant meetings

with elected officials, partners, coalitions and at events, as assigned.

• Providing one on one advocacy for tenants in multi-family properties that are facing poor

conditions and/or at risk of displacement, as needed. Referring internally to FAC or NHN or

externally to partners for relevant eviction prevention assistance and/or housing/legal

counseling assistance, as needed.

• Inputting data and maintain case files accurately and timely as required.

• Perform administrative functions to ensure contract and grant compliance.

• Participating in unit and staff meetings and trainings.

• Provide task supervision to interns and volunteers, as needed.

• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Minimum 2-3 years of experience in tenant organizing and base-building or working in

coalition on a campaign is required.

• Strong knowledge of NYC housing regulations and dynamics required.

• Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

• Enthusiasm and respect for racial, ethnic, and economic diversity.

• Experience working with low-income populations is required.

• Strong writing, data management, administrative and computer skills required

(Word, Excel, Access, Salesforce).

• Demonstrated appreciation for link between individual advocacy and community

organizing.

• Bi-lingual in English and Spanish preferred.

• Commitment to FAC’s mission of racial, economic, and social justice and building local

power within the context of a locally accountable community development corporation.

Compensation:

$48k-52k annually - commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including full

health and dental insurance (following a 90-day waiting period), group life insurance, accrued

paid time off and access to retirement savings and flexible spending plans.

To Apply:

E-mail cover letter with resume and salary requirements with “FAC Lead Tenant Organizer” in

the subject line by April 30th, 2021 to:

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc.

Attn: Lead Tenant Organizer

621 DeGraw Street

Brooklyn NY 11217

jobs@fifthave.org

Please, no phone calls!

Women and people of color and local residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

FAC is an equal opportunity employer (EEO).

Job Description

Lead Tenant Organizer

Status: Non-Exempt Unit: Organizing & Advocacy

Position: Full-time, 35 hrs/week

Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC), is a nationally recognized South Brooklyn based, non-profit

comprehensive community…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 14, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Bi-lingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Benefits

full health and dental insurance (following a 90-day waiting period), group life insurance, accrued

paid time off and access to retirement savings and flexible spending plans.

full health and dental insurance (following a 90-day waiting period), group life insurance, accrued

paid time off and access to retirement savings and flexible spending plans.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
621 Degraw Street, 1, Brooklyn, NY 11217

How to Apply

E-mail cover letter with resume and salary requirements with “FAC Lead Tenant Organizer” in

the subject line by April 30th, 2021 to:

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc.

Attn: Lead Tenant Organizer

621 DeGraw Street

Brooklyn NY 11217

jobs@fifthave.org

Please, no phone calls!

Women and people of color and local residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

FAC is an equal opportunity employer (EEO).

E-mail cover letter with resume and salary requirements with “FAC Lead Tenant Organizer” in

the subject line by April 30th, 2021 to:

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc.

Attn: Lead Tenant…

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