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CWOP PROVIDES EDUCATION TRAINING AND INFORMATION

 

This month the Community and Worker Ownership Project presented at the National Cooperative Business Association annual Impact Conference. https://ncbaclusa.coop/

We are dedicated to promoting, through education and engagement a deepening awareness of cooperative models that raise workers’ collective power, knowledge and voice. We were delighted to be part of this conference to deepen the framework of diversity, inclusion and equity in worker education.

The NCBA is over 100 years old and has been advocating for cooperative entities and related legislation all these years. This year’s conference had the theme of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. CWOP facilitated a workshop on the diverse ways education is used to build and strengthen cooperatives. We featured several New Yorkers from the coop  movement here; Omar Friella with Green Worker Co-ops and Félix E. Gardón Rivera, from the NYC Network of Worker Coops. Other speakers came come from universities, unions and the cooperative ecosystem, all sharing how they work for Cooperative Principle #5; education, training and information.  Erin Hancock from St. Mary’s University; Stacy Sutton from University of Illinois, Chicago; Neil Gladstein from International Association of Machinists; Rebecca Bauen from Democracy at Work Institute and its School of Democratic Management.

Our own, Rebecca Lurie, framed the discussion to elucidate the many ways people learn, from on-the-job-training to professional development  to university settings. Most important to realize as the take-away is this: There is no wrong venue to teach cooperation, but many. Learning to strengthen cooperative businesses can happen in so many ways. We need to approach with awareness of best practices of adult education with principles of engagement and inclusion. You can see the full 75 minute workshop here:  NCBA workshop on Principle #5 And you can find the link to presenters’ resources here It is worth noting that this spring semester at SLU we will run a course intended to further the  competencies explored in the workshop in a Special Topics course, “Cooperative Management for Changing World”. If you have interest please reach out the your student advisor or Rebecca Lurie for more information.

Also at the NCBA conference:

CUNY Law’s own, Carmen Heurtas-Noble was inducted into the Coop Hall of Fame for 2020. You can see the video here! This was a great honor as the movement expands to recognize and better serve people of color and Carmen has been a champion for POC in the coop movement for nearly 20 years. This follows another CUNY professor, Jessica Gordon Nemhard, who was inducted in 2016 in recognition of her important book, “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice”.

The School of Labor and Urban Studies was pleased to join the voices for worker education and power at this Cooperative Impact Conference.

 

 

PONCE BANK OPPORTUNITY FOR A FRAUD ANALYST INTERN

Position: Fraud Analyst Intern

Reports to: AVP/BSA/Security Officer

Location: Bronx, NY (Currently remote)

Hours: Part-Time or Full-Time Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Responsibilities:
Responsible for researching account information and identifying possible cases of fraud; recognizing trends and recommending approaches for fraud investigations; identifying opportunities to reduce the risk of loss from fraud and compliance violations; participating in work-groups to aid in the successful detection and mitigation of fraud. This position performs a multitude of quality support in the area of operational, lending, internal, external fraud analysis using industry standard and regulatory guidance to ensure the Bank’s compliance efforts are maintained on a daily basis. The Fraud Analyst assures compliance with all Bank policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:
• Pro-actively monitor and review electronic account and transaction data for suspicious activity and potential fraud.
• Join fraud data with other data sources to derive end-to-end performance metrics for fraud
• Analyze overall fraud metrics, identify and report on emerging trends
• Review, investigate and report irregular transactions reported by other business lines.
• Identify processes requiring increased security controls to protect the bank and its customers from future incidents of fraud.
• Keep detailed records of suspicious activity, analyze trends, communicate security threats to management and provide recommendations for loss mitigation as needed.
• Use a variety of systems and resources, to research moderate to complex account activity that may involve multiple transaction channels.
• Actively ensures compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, information security and suspicious activity reporting requirements, policies and procedures. Actively participates in any required corporate and business line training in these areas.
• Respond to ad hoc requests for reporting and data analysis
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team and manage time effectively

Skills:
• Proficiency in computer literacy (i.e.; Microsoft Office).
• Extensive ability to analyze, interpret and comprehend Government regulations.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proactive and detail oriented.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Strong report presentation skills.
• Fraud analysis or data analysis experience preferred.

Disclaimer: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The policy of Ponce Bank is to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, and any other class protected by federal, state or local law. Ponce Bank will affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity. The Bank will take affirmative action to insure applicants and employees covered under Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Uniformed Services Employment & Re-employment Act are not discriminated against because of their race, religion, sex, national origin or handicapping conditions.

Application Deadline: Immediate

Expected Start Date: Immediate

Interested applicants should apply online at Poncebank.com>About Us>Careers

PONCE BANK INTERN WORK ASSIGNMENT

Position: Floating Intern (Ponce Banker)

Reports to: Banking Operations Manager

Location: Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Union City, NJ

Hours: Part-Time or Full-Time within Branch Business operation hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Responsibilities:
Responsible for providing exceptional customer service to our customers, partners and prospects. Tailors solutions and offers recommendations to fulfill customer needs. Responsible for processing all paying and receiving transactions, and perform cash vault activities, in an accurate and timely manner. Understands and complies with internal policies and procedures and all required regulatory procedures. Supports the branch and banks business development plan and growth goals.

Essential Functions:
1. Proactively engages and greets the customers as they walk into the branch and provide one-stop customer service experience.
2. Delivers exceptional customer service by identifying customer needs, tailor solutions, make offers appropriate bank products and recommendations.
3. Responds to customer inquiries, (in person, by phone, mail or email) and takes ownership while acting as the bank’s liaison between other departments and bank personnel. Understands customer needs, follows up, and assures customer satisfaction.
4. On boards customers and opens new accounts, completing all documentation related and adhering to our policy and regulatory requirements.
5. Completes monetary and negotiable instrument transactions using traditional and alternative channels such as smart ATM’s, TCRs or traditional teller stations.
6. Coordinates with other departments, cultivating partnerships, in order to obtain and provide appropriate referrals.
7. Complies with all internal policies and regulatory requirements (Bank Secrecy Act, etc.)

Skills:
• Clearly communicates in English, Bilingual is helpful
• Proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematical skills
• Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills
• General knowledge of retail banking procedures and regulations
• Knowledge of banking regulations
• Moderate PC skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
• Self-motivated with a demonstrated aptitude and desires for sales
• Comfortable with technology: Smartphone, Online Banking, Remote Desktop Capture, ATM etc.

 

Disclaimer: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The policy of Ponce Bank is to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, and any other class protected by federal, state or local law. Ponce Bank will affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity. The Bank will take affirmative action to insure applicants and employees covered under Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Uniformed Services Employment & Re-employment Act are not discriminated against because of their race, religion, sex, national origin or handicapping conditions.

Application Deadline: Immediate

Expected Start Date: Immediate

Interested applicants should apply online at Poncebank.com>About Us>Careers

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT NYC EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING COALITION (NYCETC)

NYCETC IS HIRING! We are growing our team to be able to support our members and the workforce development community in a more robust way. Below are 4 job openings that we are currently hiring for – please help us spread the word among your clients, peers and network by including these in your newsletters, job boards and social media pages.

Vice President, Partnerships and Business Engagement: https://bit.ly/3df1m5p

Manager, Policy and Campaigns: https://bit.ly/30PvZJk

Senior Fellow, Workforce Development: bit.ly/2SIXAaJ

Fellow, Economic Development and Housing: bit.ly/3dcfRGQ

See each link for details on responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply. #recruitment #hiring #wkdev #NYC #FutureOfWorkers

TAKEROOT JUSTICE OPPORTUNITY FOR A SUPERVISING ATTORNEY

TRANSACTIONAL SUPERVISING ATTORNEY CAPACITY BUILDING PRACTICE AREA

Position Summary:

TakeRoot Justice’s Capacity Building Practice provides legal advice and assistance to: (i) groups of workers establishing worker-owned cooperative businesses and established workerowned cooperative businesses in connection with incorporation, governance and other
matters; (ii) small businesses in connection with commercial lease review and negotiations; and (iii) grassroots organizations, including nonprofits and unincorporated associations, in connection with incorporation, tax exemption and compliance with corporate, employment, tax and other laws. We provide creative technical assistance and legal solutions as we work toward the equitable control of resources through cooperative and other non-exploitative
institutions, with a particular focus on Indigenous, Black and Brown communities that have been historically exploited and marginalized.

TakeRoot seeks applicants for the position of Supervising Attorney in our Capacity Building practice, which currently includes one staff attorney. The Supervising Attorney will collaborate and provide mentorship as appropriate to the staff attorney, as well as interns and fellows.

The position offers a unique opportunity to practice in several innovative areas of the law while building relationships with local community organizers, leaders and service providers. The Supervising Attorney reports to the Executive Director of TakeRoot.

Practice Area Responsibilities:

• Represent start-up worker cooperatives on entity choice, assist in entity formation and draft governance documents;
• Represent existing worker cooperatives on contract, employment, intellectual property and other matters;
• Represent small businesses in commercial lease review and negotiations;
• Represent community-based organizations in entity formation, governance, tax exemption applications and compliance matters;
• Conduct workshops and trainings for community-based organizations and their members; and
• Advocate to legislative bodies and agencies in partnership with community-based organizations and their members regarding issues related to worker cooperatives, other small businesses and nonprofits at the city and state level.

Supervisory and Management Responsibilities:

• Train, supervise and mentor attorneys and interns to ensure professional development and competency in work being performed;
• Engage in periodic meetings with staff and volunteers to monitor workload, review their projects, and provide guidance as needed;
• Collaborate with the Director and staff of the practice area to develop and implement strategic planning for the practice area;
• Comply with all grant reporting requirements and supporting development department to ensure ongoing funding for the work; and
• Participate in management of TakeRoot together with other managers and the Director.

TakeRoot Responsibilities:

As an organization committed to democratic participation and decision-making, all staff:

• Support the growth of TakeRoot on other substantive and administrative projects, including participating in at least one internal governance committee;
• Cultivate relationships with current and potential funders; and
• Comply with all grant-reporting requirements.

Qualifications/Skills:

Required:
• At least five (5) years of relevant experience;
• Admission to the New York State Bar;
• Demonstrated commitment to grassroots efforts for economic, racial and social justice;
• Strong writing and analytical skills;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations; and
• Ability to work collaboratively with staff in shaping and running the practice.

Strongly Preferred:
• Experience supervising a team of attorneys and non-attorneys;
• Fluency in two (2) or more languages, including Spanish; and
• Experience working with social justice and/or community organizing groups.

Timeline and Compensation/Benefits:

The anticipated start date for this position is November 2020, with the possibility of an earlier start date.

An excellent benefits package is available, with generous vacation, personal, and sick time, along with industry-leading medical and dental coverage. TakeRoot’s staff are on a fixed salary scale, and the salary for this position will be determined based on years of relevant experience in accordance with the scale.

Application instructions: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by email to jobs@takerootjustice.org, Attn: Cheryl Walker. Please include “CB Supervising Attorney” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

TakeRoot Justice is an equal opportunity employer. TakeRoot encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with
disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities we serve.

TAKEROOT JUSTICE OPPORTUNITY FOR A STAFF ATTORNEY

TRANSACTIONAL STAFF ATTORNEY CAPACITY BUILDING PRACTICE AREA

Position Summary:
TakeRoot Justice’s Capacity Building Practice provides legal advice and assistance to: (i) groups of workers establishing worker-owned cooperative businesses and established worker-owned cooperative businesses in connection with incorporation, governance and other matters; (ii) small businesses in connection with commercial lease review and negotiations; and (iii) grassroots organizations, including nonprofits and unincorporated associations, in connection with incorporation, tax exemption and compliance with corporate, employment, tax and other laws. We provide creative technical assistance and legal solutions as we work toward the equitable control of resources through cooperative and other non-exploitative institutions, with a particular focus on Indigenous, Black and Brown communities that have been historically exploited and marginalized.

TakeRoot seeks applicants for the position of Staff Attorney in our Capacity Building practice, which currently includes one other staff attorney. The new Staff Attorney will collaborate and engage in mutual peer mentorship with that attorney and assist in supervising interns and fellows.

The position offers a unique opportunity to practice in several innovative areas of the law while building relationships with local community organizers, leaders and service providers.

Practice Area Responsibilities:
• Represent start-up worker cooperatives on entity choice, assist in entity formation and draft governance documents;
• Represent existing worker cooperatives on contract, employment, intellectual property and other matters;
• Represent small businesses in commercial lease review and negotiations;
• Represent community-based organizations in entity formation, governance, tax exemption applications and compliance matters;
• Conduct workshops and trainings for community-based organizations and their members; and
• Advocate to legislative bodies and agencies in partnership with community-based organizations and their members regarding issues related to worker cooperatives, other small businesses and nonprofits at the city and state level.

TakeRoot Responsibilities:

As an organization committed to democratic participation and decision-making, all staff:

• Support the growth of TakeRoot on other substantive and administrative projects,
including participating in at least one internal governance committee;
• Cultivate relationships with current and potential funders; and
• Comply with all grant-reporting requirements.

Qualifications/Skills:

Required:

• At least three (3) years of relevant experience;
• Admission to the New York State Bar;
• Demonstrated commitment to grassroots efforts for economic, racial and social justice;
• Strong writing and analytical skills;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations; and
• Ability to work collaboratively with staff in shaping and running the practice.

Strongly Preferred:
• Experience supervising attorneys and/or non-attorneys;
• Fluency in two (2) or more languages, including Spanish; and
• Experience working with social justice and/or community organizing groups.

Timeline and Compensation/Benefits:

The anticipated start date for this position is November 2020, with the possibility of an earlier start date.

A competitive salary with an excellent benefits package is available, with generous vacation, personal and sick time, along with industry leading medical and dental coverage. TakeRoot’s staff attorneys are on a fixed salary scale, and the salary for this position will be determined based on years of relevant experience in accordance with the scale.

This is a non-exempt bargaining unit position represented for collective bargaining purposes by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW, Local 2230.

Application instructions: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by email to jobs@takerootjustice.org, Attn: Cheryl Walker. Please include “CB Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

TakeRoot Justice is an equal opportunity employer. TakeRoot encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, immigrants, people with
disabilities, LGBTQ people, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with personal experience with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from people
with lived experiences in the communities we serve.