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TENANT ORGANIZER- Brooklyn and/or Queens

Híbrido, O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Kings County, NY

Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego:Tempo Integral
Nível de Experiência:Recém formado
Salário:USD $53.033 - $82.705 / ano
Salary will be based on years of relevant experience.

Descrição

Communities Resist (CoRe), seeks a Tenant Organizer to join a team combating gentrification, displacement, social disenfranchisement, and structural injustice through tenant organizing in primarily Brooklyn and Queens.

The Tenant Organizer will work in collaboration with an extraordinary coalition of neighborhood organizations to help preserve and expand affordable housing for lower income residents primarily in Brooklyn and Queens—in the face of rapid gentrification and tenant displacement throughout their neighborhoods. The work involves developing tenant associations and partnering with CoRe’s staff attorneys to combat landlord harassment and discrimination of low-income residents; protecting individuals and families facing eviction; representing low-income tenant co-ops seeking to reinforce and sustain themselves; protecting community institutions facing closures or adverse actions due to extraordinary market pressures and neighborhood displacement; organizing low-income tenants in fair housing litigation; as well as organizing community groups involved in struggles against pervasive housing discrimination, neighborhood segregation, and other issues critically affecting the future of their communities.

This position will involve forming and organizing tenant associations and assisting individual tenants in Queens and Brooklyn suffering from harassment and displacement - particularly due to prior/imminent local rezonings. The Tenant Organizer will work to stop such pernicious practices in these communities by: providing advice and legal services to help improve conditions in their homes and buildings; conducting Know-Your-Rights housing workshops, clinics, and other educational efforts to ensure that tenants are aware of their protections under housing laws; participating in neighborhood advocacy efforts to stop tenant harassment, displacement, and residential segregation; participating in citywide dialogue around these issues; and contributing to CoRe’s efforts to shape our housing advocacy and legal strategy to effectively respond to the ongoing needs of our communities.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

● Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Bengali, Arabic or another language commonly

spoken in Brooklyn or Queens.

● Ability to be attentive, walk up and down stairs, door-knock and canvass in the

neighborhoods CoRe serves throughout the year.

● Ability to attend frequent evening tenant associations and community meetings.

● Cultural competence demonstrated through present or past residence in, or employment at,

organizations serving our clients’ communities.

● Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse

backgrounds and diverse local organizations.

● Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication skills, including the ability to

work with people in desperate crises.

● Ability to work independently with strong motivation, to manage a high caseload, track

case data, meet deadlines, and to be flexible.

● Computer proficiency sufficient to independently review and generate materials relevant to

the position as well as track client information in our database, prepare reports for grantors,

attend meetings, and perform tasks related to the work such as timekeeping and case notes.

● Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse

backgrounds and local organizations.

Communities Resist (CoRe), seeks a Tenant Organizer to join a team combating gentrification, displacement, social disenfranchisement, and structural injustice through tenant organizing in primarily Brooklyn and Queens.

The Tenant…

Benefícios

Excellent health and other benefits.

Excellent health and other benefits.

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Bengali, Arabic or another language commonly

spoken in Brooklyn or Queens.

Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Bengali, Arabic or another language commonly

spoken in Brooklyn or Queens.

Localização

Híbrido
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Kings County, NY
312 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
2nd Floor

Como se inscrever

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, forward a cover letter with your

resume to:

Angela Piguave, CFOO

E-mail: apiguave@communitiesresist.org

Please put ‘Tenant Organizer’ in the subject line

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, forward a cover letter with your

resume to:

Angela Piguave, CFOO

E-mail: apiguave@communitiesresist.org

Please put…

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