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NDLON - National Day Laborer Organizing Network

NDLON
National Day Laborer Organizing Network


Regional Organizer / MJWC Program Coordinator

Based in New York City, NY


Classification: Exempt, full time
Location: New York City area.

ABOUT NDLON: National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthen its member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Works to build NDLON’s network of members, activists and leaders. Responsible for recruiting new members, engaging them in the work of NDLON, and developing leaders. Implements Workers' Rights enforcement through Manhattan Justice for Workers Collaborative, which include outreach, referrals and case management for workers with wage theft and health and safety issues.

ESSENTIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Implement organizational outreach and organizing plans to further the mission and goals of the organization.
    • Develop and lead execution of plan for generating new contacts to reach out to and engage as supporters of the organization
    • Develop and lead execution of a plan for engaging our supporters in activities and actions to advance our programmatic goals
    • Write action alerts and create other tools to outreach about our work to our base
    • Recruit participants and speakers for press conferences, hearings, and other events
    • Create and lead events and activities
  2. Support leadership development
    • Identify potential leaders from our member organizations
    • Support the organizing team in developing and delivery leadership development activities
    • Create leadership and volunteer opportunities for responsibility, skills development, and ownership of the work
    • Deepen relationships with key leaders in order to deepen their involvement with the organization and cultivate their leadership
  3. Work collaboratively with partner and member organizations
    • Build effective relationships with members and like-minded organizations, including current and future partners, to support state and local policy actions and support mutual events
    • Participate and lead regional conference calls
  4. Implement workers’ rights enforcement program as part of the Manhattan Justice for Workers Collaborative
    • Conduct city-wide outreach to identify workers’ rights violations, targeting Latino immigrant construction workers
    • Conduct screenings and intakes for workers’ rights violations
    • Manage caseload, including group cases, for labor violations (wage theft, discrimination, etc.)
    • Carry out Worker Rights workshops and trainings
    • Liaise with attorneys, paralegals, government, and others involved in workers cases
    • Maintain excellent attendance, training, and case management records
    • Participate in Manhattan Justice for Workers Collaborative meetings and collective work
  5. Other Duties
    • Serve as active member of the New York based team, giving input to team members and supervisor

QUALIFICATION FACTORS

  • At least 2-3 years of community organizing experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues of immigrants and day laborers
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong social justice analysis, particularly around immigration, class/labor, gender, and race
  • Understanding of current immigration policy and strategic response to it
  • Demonstrated ability in event planning and coordinating logistics
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals, partners, day laborers, organizations and public officials
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in multicultural environments
  • Strong verbal and written skills to communicate messages/issues in English and Spanish
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, tasks and responsibilities without dropping critical actions
  • Work collaboratively with diverse participants and styles
  • High level of integrity and ethics and belief in and congruence with the values and mission of NDLON
  • Experience managing outreach efforts to hit concrete numbers
  • Experience managing cases with vulnerable individuals, a plus
  • Administrative and organizational skills necessary to carry out job description responsibilities

TO APPLY:
Please send a résumé and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in NDLON’s mission and why you are the best candidate for this position by email to: jobs@ndlon.org. Use NDLON Organizer/MJWC Program Coordinator as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. You must have all materials requested and follow instructions provided above to be considered.

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