Make the Road New York Seeks TGNCIQ Justice Organizer (Staten Island, 30-hours)

Salary: Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors.

From LGBTQ to TGNCIQ: At Make the Road New York we have made a conscious decision to shift from the traditional LGBTQPIA+ acronym, into TGNCIQ to more intentionally represent our membership and our most affected communities. TGNCIQ stands for Transgender, gender non-conforming (gender-expansive/non-binary), Intersex, and Queer.

About us: Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latinx and working class communities of color to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. With a membership of more than 23,000 low-income New Yorkers, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our community: workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights, language-access, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and redefining community safety.

The organizing position: This is a new position for the TGNCIQ Justice Project, located in Port Richmond, Staten Island. The vision for the work of the organizer is to build a strong base of community members and community leaders who are committed to creating change in New York city and state. The organizer will support the growth and leadership of the members to be critical thinkers and make decisions on strategy and plans to push for the campaigns they want to engage in. The TGNCIQ Justice Organizer from Staten Island will be working closely with our Trans Immigrant Project (TrIP) in Queens, as well as our GLOBE organizer in Brooklyn. Both our TGNCIQ justice project in Queens and Brooklyn focus on immigration, police accountability and advocacy for sex workers and folks who trade sex at the intersection of gender justice. For this new position, the candidate will have to be flexible to travel to our Queens office and Brooklyn offices for organizing and some check-in meetings.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead regular (weekly) outreach in places where TGNCIQ community congregates
  • Identify and nurture TGNCIQ community members as grassroots leaders, and support the engagement of new members
  • Lead weekly meetings and workshops at MRNY’s TGNCIQ Justice Project
  • Identify and support the organizing interest of community members
  • Maintain participation of  members in our weekly TGNCIQ Justice Project meetings in Staten Island
  • Lead meetings/workshops at schools, coalitions and other venues
  • Participate regularly in coalition meetings and/or other engagements.
  • Work with the TGNCIQ justice organizers to achieve project engagement, mobilization and campaign goals
  • Engage community members in organizing efforts around immigration, education, community safety and more
  • Maintain database records, paper files, and documentation required by department procedures
  • Support MRNY’s organizational and TGNCIQ justice project-wide events throughout the year
  • Work with TGNCIQ organizer to achieve project recruitment, mobilization, and campaign goals

Primary Qualifications:

  • Candidates with experience in TGNCIQ issues and immigration background are highly encouraged to apply
  • Ability to work in a faced-paced environment, high energy environment
  • College Education and/or equivalent life and/or organizing experienced required
  • Demonstrated ability and excitement about doing outreach in the community
  • Skills on facilitating educational sessions and workshops
  • Mobilization skills. Invite members to different events, marches, press conferences, etc.
  • High level of accountability and initiative; needs to be a self-starter and eager to do teamwork to support the organization as a whole
  • Innovative and creative in navigating different bureaucratic systems in the city such as the health, education, social services departments
  • Ability to travel to all of MRNY’s offices and work in both Brooklyn and Queens/ Knowledgeable and able to navigate New York City’s subway system
  • Interest in both community organizing work and direct service provision
  • Applicants preferred with ability to speak and write in both Spanish and English, but not necessary

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule

How To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume by email to tgnciqorganizer19@maketheroadny.org.  Attach cover letter/resume AND include both in the body of the email.  

Location: 161 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island