Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usThu, 26 Feb 2015 19:23:57 -0500Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:23:57 -0500Copyright 2015 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Metanoia Paid Fellowship @ Metanoia Community Development OrganizationThu, 26 Feb 15 15:07:39 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5513http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5513Organization Name: Metanoia Community Development Organization
Website: www.pushingforward.org
Location: N Charleston, SC View Google Map
Job Post Date: 26 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 01 Jun 2015

Job Description

The Fellowship is for individuals interested in a career in Asset Based Comunity Development. Three candidates will be selected for a 24 month paid position. They will receive training in community organizing, fundraising, organizational development, transformational leadership and other essential components in facilitating change in communities. The Fellows will be working in and with the residents of Charleston Promise Neighborhood. With their input, the Fellows will create and implement a program of change for the Neighborhood.

Qualifications

Skills: While a college degree is a plus, applicants should have experience with the populations they serve, either personally or professionally. Qualifications and attributes are more critical than demographics. These include integrity, a positive attitude, intelligence, the ability to listen, an understanding of ABCD, entrepreneurial skills, strong leadership and communication skills and an interest in a career in community development.

Organization Description

Metanoia is an award-winning Community Development Organization working in
N. Charleston, SC. The Director, Rev. Bill Stanfield, will lead the Fellowship training. Mentoring, additional training and networking opportunities will be provided by local community leaders throughout the program.

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Metanoia Paid Fellowship @ Metanoia Community Development OrganizationThu, 26 Feb 15 13:07:44 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5512http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5512Organization Name: Metanoia Community Development Organization
Website: www.pushingforward.org
Location: N Charleston, SC View Google Map
Job Post Date: 26 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 01 Jun 2015

Job Description

The Fellowship is for individuals interested in a career in Asset Based Comunity Development. Three candidates will be selected for a 24 month paid position. They will receive training in community organizing, fundraising, organizational development, transformational leadership and other essential components in facilitating change in communities. The Fellows will be working in and with the residents of Charleston Promise Neighborhood. With their input, the Fellows will create and implement a program of change for the Neighborhood.

Qualifications

Skills: While a college degree is a plus, applicants should have experience with the populations they serve, either personally or professionally. Qualifications and attributes are more critical than demographics. These include integrity, a positive attitude, intelligence, the ability to listen, an understanding of ABCD, entrepreneurial skills, strong leadership and communication skills and an interest in a career in community development.

Organization Description

Metanoia is an award-winning Community Development Organization working in
N. Charleston, SC. The Director, Rev. Bill Stanfield, will lead the Fellowship training. Mentoring, additional training and networking opportunities will be provided by local community leaders throughout the program.

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Field Manager @ SFER Action NetworkWed, 25 Feb 15 09:38:49 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5511http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5511Organization Name: SFER Action Network
Location: Minneapolis View Google Map
Job Post Date: 25 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

DATES: March 2015 - August 2015, May 2015 - August 2015.
Potential for continued opportunities through November.

GENERAL SUMMARY
Students for Education Reform Action Network (SFER AN)’s summer organizing fellowship is an 11-week program for college students to directly engage in grassroots advocacy. Through the course of 11 weeks, Fellows learn campaign skills, project management, and professional skills, along with leadership development, and execute on all of their learnings to elect one or more candidates to their local school board.

We seek talented field managers to support one of multiple organizing fellowship sites this summer. Candidates must be skilled trainers, coaches, and mentors and be excited to train and support Organizing Fellows to lead their own field office.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Field Manager manages teams of Organizing Fellows in a given site and partners with the Field Director in organizing leadership development opportunities, overseeing project-based internships and implementing a robust voter contact program.

Daily Responsibilities:
Help Field Director implement a two week-long community organizing training program.
Provide support to fellows during their internships with local community organizations, including logistical assistance and weekly check-ins.
Work with the Field Director to effectively implement a robust voter contact strategy.
Manage teams of fellows and motivate them to reach individual and team wide door and phone goals.
Provide tactical and logistical to support fellows as they canvass local neighborhoods, including getting fellows to turf, offering real time canvassing advice on the doors and responding to challenges in the field.
Arrange educational opportunities for fellows including speaking engagements, school visits, etc.
Manages local office operations and logistics including office set-up & management, transportation for fellows, purchasing, inventory tracking, etc.
Weekly check-ins with fellows and Field Director.
Some supervision of fellows’ work-life balance, including helping to plan and run “mandatory fun time” activities.

VALUES
Growth. We give and get a high volume of feedback and work relentlessly to improve.
Voice. We exist to empower our members and create a powerful voice for students in the policy sphere.
Tenacity. We set big goals, persist in the face of challenges, and commit to excellence.
Audacity & Humility. We are willing to take risks, think big, and work hard to bring about transformational change, even while acting and listening with humility, respect, and empathy.
Dignity. We commit to social justice work because we believe in the fundamental value of every child and person.
Collaborative Leadership. Empowering others is the hallmark of transformational leadership. We emphasize both personal growth and shared responsibility while investing in our greatest resource: our people.

COMPENSATION
Salary is competitive.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Students for Education Reform seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects our student movement.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: The candidate must believe in the vision, principles, and core values of SFER and be driven by our mission of achieving educational equity for every child, regardless of race or background. A successful candidate will demonstrate an ambition and passion for playing a mission-critical support role in a national grassroots movement.
Passion for and demonstrated experience working with college students of all backgrounds and experience levels. Teaching or training experience preferred.
Ability to support Field Director in creating and sustaining a strong, positive office working culture for all involved that reflects the core values of SFER AN.
Self-motivation and willingness to work long hours.
Ability to communicate with diverse communities and leaders.
Strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and multitasking ability.
One cycle of field experience or higher on a campaign, or equivalent experience, preferred.
Working knowledge of voter databases preferred.
Experience in an education policy or other issue advocacy environment and non-profit project management experience a plus, but not required

Organization Description

Students for Education Reform Action Network (SFER AN) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit partner of Students for Education Reform. SFER AN trains and organizes undergraduate students to engage in direct, grassroots, and political advocacy of undergraduates in order to close the academic opportunity gap in our K-12 system.

Why work for SFER AN? While the work is hard, we approach it with the audacity of believing that students have the power to change the education system and the humility to know it takes time and that thousands have come before us in this fight. We work with urgency, passion, and — most importantly — a lot of joy. We are looking for talented, passionate individuals to join our team and work with us to continue the fight for educational equality.

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Field Director @ SFER Action NetworkWed, 25 Feb 15 09:13:45 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5510http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5510Organization Name: SFER Action Network
Location: Minneapolis, MN View Google Map
Job Post Date: 25 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Students for Education Reform Action Network (SFER AN)’s summer organizing fellowship is an 11-week program for college students to directly engage in grassroots advocacy. Through the course of 11 weeks, Fellows learn campaign skills, project management, and professional skills, along with leadership development, and execute on all of their learnings to elect one or more candidates to their local school board.

We seek talented field directors to manage one of multiple organizing fellowship sites this summer. Candidates must be skilled trainers, coaches, and mentors and be excited to train and support Organizing Fellows to lead their own field office.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Field Director manages all aspects of the program in a given site, including directing a robust voter contact program, organizing leadership development opportunities, and overseeing project-based internships. They are culture warriors who ensure a positive experience for all Organizing Fellows.

Responsibilities include management of Field Managers, close daily contact with multiple members of the SFER AN National team who are involved in the program and flawless execution of tasks and areas of ownership that may be assigned with short notice.

Daily Responsibilities:
Design, organize and deliver a two-week community organizing and canvassing training program.
Partner with SFER AN National staff to provide meaningful internship projects and experiences for Organizing Fellows.
Work with the SFER AN National Program Manager and local strategists to design and/or implement an effective voter contact strategy.
Direct a robust voter outreach program and effectively execute the associated managerial tasks (setting goals, analyzing data, managing staff, nightly reports , sharing out information with Organizing Fellows, etc.) and supporting Organizing Fellows to take ownership of these tasks over time.
Serve as a local leader for SFER AN and manage community partnerships.
Participate in all-staff calls with other sites to review progress, celebrate accomplishments, and address areas for improvement.
Arrange educational opportunities for fellows including speaking engagements, school visits, etc.
Weekly check-ins with support team, as well as SFER AN National Program Manager.
Supervision of Organizing Fellows’ work-life balance, including helping to plan and run “mandatory fun time” activities and addressing issues (programmatic and personal) as they arise.

COMPENSATION
Salary is competitive and based on experience.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Students for Education Reform Action Network seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects our student movement.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: The candidate must believe in the vision, principles, and core values of SFER AN and be driven by our mission of achieving educational equity for every child, regardless of race or background. A successful candidate will demonstrate an ambition and passion for playing a mission-critical support role in a national grassroots movement.

Passion for and demonstrated experience working with college students of all backgrounds and experience levels. Teaching or training experience preferred.
Ability to create and sustain a strong, positive office working culture for all involved that reflects the core values of SFER AN.
Manage field office and gradually teach Organizing Fellows how to take ownership of their own field office.
Self-motivation and willingness to work long hours.
Ability to successfully communicate with diverse communities and leaders.
Strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and multitasking ability.
Field Director-level experience or higher on a campaign preferred. Non-profit project management experience a plus.
Working knowledge of voter databases a plus, but not required.
Experience in an education policy or other issue advocacy environment a plus, but not required.

Organization Description

Students for Education Reform Action Network (SFER AN) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit partner of Students for Education Reform. SFER AN trains and organizes undergraduate students to engage in direct, grassroots, and political advocacy of undergraduates in order to close the academic opportunity gap in our K-12 system.

Why work for SFER AN? While the work is hard, we approach it with the audacity of believing that students have the power to change the education system and the humility to know it takes time and that thousands have come before us in this fight. We work with urgency, passion, and — most importantly — a lot of joy. We are looking for talented, passionate individuals to join our team and work with us to continue the fight for educational equality.

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Raiz Organizer @ Community Outreach Group of Planned Parenthood FederationTue, 24 Feb 15 19:33:10 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5509http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5509Organization Name: Community Outreach Group of Planned Parenthood Federation
Website: www.communityoutreachgroup.net
Job Post Date: 24 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $35,000 and $48,000 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Program Overview

The Raíz program is Planned Parenthood’s national effort to work with the Latino community on fights for reproductive health, sex education, and access to care. In the first year of the Raíz program, organizers worked on voter registration, Medicaid expansion, immigration reform, and passed comprehensive sex education reform.

Planned Parenthood is partnering with the Community Outreach Group to staff open organizer positions in Las Vegas, Houston, and San Antonio.

General Description

The Community Outreach Group is seeking organizers to work in close coordination with Planned Parenthood’s national organizing team, grow a base of Latin@ supporters, and build power for the reproductive health movement. Each organizer will be assigned to a local affiliate, and will work with Planned Parenthood’s existing infrastructure to develop and execute campaign plans in their assigned area.

The Raíz Program is tentatively scheduled to run through June 30, 2015, with a likelihood of extending. Each community’s campaign will be different.

What you gain from a position with the Raíz program:

Opportunity to craft and implement campaign plans with Raíz Program Director and affiliates

Experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to participate in canvassing, campaign actions, and other community events

Coalition-building with local organizing partners

Develop understanding of how data is used in campaigns, how to develop outreach lists, and ways to analyze organizing metrics

Practice debriefing each assignment to capture key lessons, build case studies, and create training content for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and local affiliates

Amplify campaigns through earned or digital media

Competitive salary, $35,000 -$48,000; depends on location and experience
Excellent benefits package: health, dental, vision, professional development, and stipends for car, phone, and program expenses

Qualifications

Skills: Specific qualifications include:

Deep experience living or working in Latin@ or immigrant communities in the US

Ability to use personal stories to explain why you organize

Successful experience recruiting new members to an organization

Strong commitment to meeting deadlines and showing progress towards goals

Curiosity around new ways of organizing, using data, and building infrastructure for a long-term movement

Access to a vehicle


Ideal candidates will have experience with at least four of the following:

Local organizing in the city where you are applying to work

Holding others responsible to quantitative and qualitative goals

At least one campaign victory on campus or in your local community – as a volunteer or staff

At least one cycle as a volunteer or staff doing field organizing on an electoral campaign

Leading canvasses or phone banks

Working knowledge of VAN, Excel, a computer language, or another tool for data management

Workshop facilitation

Written translation or oral interpretation

Knowledge of reproductive health issues

Spanish language fluency

Organization Description

Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. The Community Outreach Group is a part of Planned Parenthood, but a separate organization that supports Planned Parenthood with short-term staffing and large-scale advocacy campaigns.

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Internal Organizing Administrative Assistant @ New York Hotel Trades CouncilTue, 24 Feb 15 17:24:12 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5508http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5508Organization Name: New York Hotel Trades Council
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 707 8th Avenue, new york View Google Map
Job Post Date: 24 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $37,000 and $45,000 annualy.

Job Description

For more information about our organization, please see our recruitment video at: http://www.hotelworkers.org/article/Work-for-HTC.

Our fast-paced and dynamic not-for-profit organization in Midtown Manhattan is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support four department heads. The NY Hotel Trades Council is the union of hotel workers in the NYC metro area and Capital Region of NY State.

Successful candidates for Executive Assistant will have a cooperative attitude and strong aptitude for learning quickly, with the ability to identify what they need to know and take the initiative to seek out relevant resources. They will have the ability to grow in this role and take on increased responsibility. They will think creatively to solve problems efficiently, be flexible and organized, and pay thorough attention to details. They should be able to work under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and communicate effectively with staff, volunteers and members.

Responsibilities will include:
Managing schedules & shared calendars
Maintaining files, both physical & electronic
Preparing meeting materials
HR-related administration
Taking minutes during meetings
Managing phone calls and messages
Maintaining accurate data in complex databases

Additional consideration given for:
Commitment to social justice
Multilingual (especially Spanish or Chinese)

Advancement:
Any successful Executive Assistant who distinguishes him/herself, demonstrates commitment and resourcefulness, and develops an understanding of the union and its operations will have numerous opportunities for advancement in a number of interesting and challenging areas.

Salary & Benefits:
Starting salary will be $37,000 - $45,000, depending on experience, with excellent benefits and retirement package.

Our organization is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are actively encouraged to apply. People of color and women are strongly urged to apply.

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Operations & Mac IT Support Assistant @ New York Hotel Trades CouncilTue, 24 Feb 15 17:21:15 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5507http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5507Organization Name: New York Hotel Trades Council
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 707 8th avenue, new york View Google Map
Job Post Date: 24 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $37,000 and $45,000 annualy.

Job Description

Operations & Mac IT Support Assistant

For more information about our organization, please see our recruitment video at: http://www.hotelworkers.org/article/Work-for-HTC.

Our dynamic not-for-profit organization in Midtown Manhattan is seeking applicants for an entry-level position on our Operations team. The NY Hotel Trades Council is the union of hotel workers in the NYC metro area and Capital Region of NY State. The Operations team works closely with the union’s Organizing department as well as departments throughout the organization on program/project management, information management and analysis, logistics, research, office management and human resources.

Successful candidates for Operations & Mac IT Support Assistant will have a cooperative attitude and strong aptitude for learning quickly, with the ability to identify what they need to know and take the initiative to seek out relevant resources. They will have the ability to grow in this role and take on increased responsibility. They will think creatively to solve problems efficiently, be flexible and organized, and pay thorough attention to details. They should be able to work under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and communicate effectively with staff, volunteers and members.

Responsibilities may include:
Assist with the coordination of multiple ongoing projects and the daily operations of the Organizing department
Plan & execute logistics for campaigns, events and picket lines
Support help-desk workflow and maintain responsive communication with users
Assist with troubleshooting workstations, including: software installs, printer configurations and resolving user issues
Assist with regular maintenance tasks on servers and workstations
Assist in updating and maintaining documentation, both physical & digital, including: asset inventory, software licenses, vendor information, warranties, configurations, and serial numbers
Configure and deploy user computers & phones
Maintain accurate data in complex databases
Writing and managing website content
Photography, and photo archive management & maintenance
Layout & design for printed materials

Additional consideration given for:
Commitment to social justice
Multilingual (especially Spanish or Chinese)
Experience using FileMaker Pro 6-12
Familiarity with PHP or experience in web development
Knowledge of Windows XP and 7 desktop support

Advancement:
Any successful Operations & Mac IT Support Assistant who distinguishes him/herself, demonstrates commitment and resourcefulness, and develops an understanding of the union and its operations will have numerous opportunities for advancement in a number of interesting and challenging areas.

Salary & Benefits:
Starting salary will be $37,000 - $45,000, depending on experience.

Excellent benefits and retirement package.

Our organization is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are actively encouraged to apply. People of color and women are strongly urged to apply.

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Operations Supervisor @ New York Hotel Trades CouncilTue, 24 Feb 15 17:19:43 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5506http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5506Organization Name: New York Hotel Trades Council
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 707 8 th avenue, new york View Google Map
Job Post Date: 24 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $40,000 and $45,000 annualy.

Job Description

New York Hotel Trades Council
 
The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is the union of hotel workers in the New York City metropolitan area and Capital Region of New York State.  Our union represents approximately 30,000 non-managerial employees working in all hotel departments. 
More than 300 hotels and other related businesses employ our members and are under contract to our union. This accounts for approximately 75% of the hotel industry within the five boroughs of New York City. 
The membership of our union is united and militant, but also incredibly diverse. They come from many nations and backgrounds and speak more than 50 languages. 
The workers represented by our union enjoy the best union contract for hotel workers in the world, guaranteeing excellent wages, benefits, working conditions, and standards of fair treatment.
Please see our recruitment video at: 
http://www.hotelworkers.org/article/Work-for-HTC
Operations Supervisor
 
We are seeking a supervisor for our union's operations team.  The work of the operations team encompasses program/project management, information management, logistics, research, data analysis, office management and human resources.  
Responsibilities may include:
Managing multiple projects from planning to completion
Planning and executing logistics for campaigns, events, and picket lines
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date data in complex databases
Developing database reports and tools for analysis, analyzing the data, and providing executive and managerial staff with reliable recommendations
Becoming expert on union contracts and the hotel industry
Developing, supervising, and conducting research projects
Training staff on how to use technology and troubleshooting problems
Helping to create and implement staff policies and procedures
Drafting plans to Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work procedures
Coordinating work for union website and social media
 
Advancement
The New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council is a powerful and dynamic organization. Any successful operations supervisor who distinguishes him/herself, demonstrates commitment and resourcefulness, and develops an understanding of the union and its operations will have numerous opportunities for advancement in a number of interesting and challenging areas.
Qualifications
Commitment to social justice
2 - 3 years of applicable work experience preferred
Ambition to take responsibility for assigned projects
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally
Ability to pay close attention to detail
Experience researching in databases and on the web
Four-year degree
Masters degree a plus
Bilingual Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Polish a plus
Working knowledge of FileMaker Pro, or interest and ability to quickly learn database programs
Familiarity with Mac OSX operating system
Working knowledge of Apple iWork Suite and/or Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel
 
Annual salary range will start at $40,000 - $45,000
 
Excellent benefits and retirement package
 

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Operations Assistant @ New York Hotel Trades CouncilTue, 24 Feb 15 17:18:31 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5505http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5505Organization Name: New York Hotel Trades Council
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 707 8th avenue, new york View Google Map
Job Post Date: 24 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

New York Hotel Trades Council
 
The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is the union of hotel workers in the New York City metropolitan area and Capital Region of New York State.  Our union represents approximately 30,000 non-managerial employees working in all hotel departments. 
More than 300 hotels and other related businesses employ our members and are under contract to our union. This accounts for approximately 75% of the hotel industry within the five boroughs of New York City. 
The membership of our union is united and militant, but also incredibly diverse. They come from many nations and backgrounds and speak more than 50 languages. 
The workers represented by our union enjoy the best union contract for hotel workers in the world, guaranteeing excellent wages, benefits, working conditions, and standards of fair treatment.
Please see our recruitment video at: 
http://www.hotelworkers.org/article/Work-for-HTC
Operations Assistant
 
We are seeking an assistant for our union's operations team. The operations team works closely with the union’s organizing department as well as departments throughout the organization on program/project management, information management and analysis, logistics, research, office management, and human resources.
Assisting with the coordination of multiple projects
Assisting with the daily operations of the organizing department
Planning and executing logistics for campaigns, events, and picket lines
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date data in complex databases
Creating reports and tools for data analysis, analyzing the data, and providing managerial staff with reliable recommendations
Helping to create, supervise, and conduct research projects
Training staff on how to use technology and troubleshooting problems
Drafting plans to Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work procedures
Writing articles for union website
Archiving union media
 
Advancement
The New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council is a powerful and dynamic organization. Any successful operations assistant who distinguishes him/herself, demonstrates commitment and resourcefulness, and develops an understanding of the union and its operations will have numerous opportunities for advancement in a number of interesting and challenging areas.
Qualifications
Commitment to social justice
1 - 2 years of applicable work experience preferred
Ambition to take responsibility for assigned projects
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally
Ability to pay close attention to detail
Experience researching in databases and on the web
Four-year degree
Bilingual Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Polish a plus
Interest and ability to quickly learn database programs
Familiarity with Mac OSX operating system
Working knowledge of Apple iWork Suite and/or Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel
 
Annual salary range will start at $37,000 - $40,000
 
Excellent benefits and retirement package
 

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Union Organizing Intern (HEAT Intern) @ New York Hotel Trades CouncilTue, 24 Feb 15 17:13:56 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5504http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5504Organization Name: New York Hotel Trades Council
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 707 8th avenue, new york View Google Map
Job Post Date: 24 Feb 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

H.E.A.T. Organizing Internship
The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (NYHTC) is the union that represents 30,000 hotel, restaurant, and gaming workers in New York City, upstate New York, and northern New Jersey. NYHTC is the strongest union, with the best contract, for hotel workers in North America.
The New York City hotel industry has been experiencing a prolonged construction boom and it is vital to our members, and to those who work without the dignity of a union contract, that we maintain and improve union density in our industry. This year we plan to launch a new, long-term program to organize non-union hotels in the city on a large scale. Mobilizing our 30,000 members will be essential to winning this ambitious campaign.
We have built a rank-and-file leadership structure called the Hotel Employees Action Team (H.E.A.T.) System. The purpose of the H.E.A.T. System is to increase the participation of the membership in the union and to greatly enhance the union’s ability to mobilize our members for large-scale action, in order to organize non-union workers, to fight for higher wages and better benefits, and to increase the rights of hotel workers.
We are seeking to hire a number of energetic, intelligent and dedicated individuals to work as interns in support of these goals under the supervision and direction of a H.E.A.T. System Supervisor. They will have the opportunity to work directly with the union membership, learn internal union organizing first-hand, and gain exposure to a powerful and effective local labor union.
Responsibilities will include support of all aspects of the operation of the H.E.A.T. System, which may include:
• Recruitment and training of rank-and-file leaders (H.E.A.T. Captains and Network Leaders)
• Member outreach and mobilization
• Information management and tracking that provides the department with valuable tools for organizing
• Preparation of written communications to rank-and-file leaders and members, and the public
• General support for field operations and campaigns
• Logistical support for a wide variety of union events, including strikes and picket lines
• Boycott research
This internship offers the possibility of permanent employment. Resourceful and committed interns who distinguish themselves will have numerous opportunities for interesting and rewarding work.
Required qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice
• Ability to motivate and inspire others
• Willingness to handle a wide range of dynamic responsibilities
• Ability to communicate respectfully and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to multi-task and work efficiently
• Ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility
• Thorough attention to details
• Willingness to work hard and put in long hours when necessary
• Reliability, and a cooperative attitude
• Experience not needed
Extra consideration will be given for the following additional qualifications:
• Ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively
• Bilingual, especially in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian or Polish
• Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, or other service industries

Salary
Interns will be paid a stipend of $14 per hour, with overtime pay. The union will sponsor students for academic credit when applicable.

How to Apply

Get application details at Organizers for America

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