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Social Insurance Specialist (Claims Specialist), Social Security Administration, Brooklyn, NY

These positions are located in the Bedford Heights, Boro Hall, Bushwick, Canarsie, Cypress Hills, Flatbush and New Utrecht, Brooklyn, New York Field Offices. Please be advised that you may be placed in any of the offices above.

NOTE: This position is being filled on a full-time, permanent basis. Additional selections may be made within six months from the closing date of this announcement.

This is a career-ladder position leading to the GS-11 grade level.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

Once selected for the Claims Specialist position in SSA, you will contribute to the Agency’s mission through direct and personal service to the public. This includes speaking with beneficiaries about their rights under the Social Security laws, gathering facts and evidence to establish eligibility for benefits, making critical decisions to determine the amount of benefits paid to individuals, and using state-of-the-art computer technology to access and update information about claims.

Claims Specialists conduct interviews with the public to obtain, clarify, and verify information about initial and continuing eligibility for retirement, survivors, disability, health insurance benefits, and eligibility for supplemental security income including State supplements. In addition, they resolve discrepancies, clarify issues and make final decisions for initial and post-entitlement for benefits and payments; adjudicate and authorize entitlement or disallowance actions at all levels of difficulty and complexity under programs administered by SSA.

Food Chain Workers Alliance Seeks Lead Organizer Covering New York

The Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA) is a bi-national coalition of 33 worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.

FCWA members organize locally and collectively to build a system that values and respects food workers and ensures that they share in the wealth of their labor and have the power to shape their working conditions and their lives. We believe this change is only possible with worker-based organization, worker solidarity, and the leadership of people of color, immigrants, women, and other frontline workers in alliance with a larger food movement grounded in social, racial and environmental justice. The Alliance has worked to fulfill this mission through worker-based organizing, worker leadership development, and critical policy innovations and interventions.

We are seeking to hire an experienced Organizer to co-lead our expanding organizing program alongside our members and our current organizing team. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated commitment to worker and racial justice with experience in worker-based, community-based and/or union organizing. Read more below.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Build Food Chain Workers Alliance’s organizing program with support from co-directors.
  • Work with member committees, the FCWA board, and current staff organizing team to identify, develop, and implement new member-driven organizing opportunities and collective campaigns.
  • Work with FCWA organizing team to provide strategic support to food workers organizing among our membership base.
  • Co-facilitate FCWA member movement building committee to help shape the strategic direction of our work.
  • Support the FCWA Growth and Learning programs to build the organizing skills and the leadership of food workers, including regional training and our annual leader summit.
  • Facilitate cross-member solidarity through coordinating sector calls, organizing skill-shares and webinars, and organizer roundtables
  • Support the growth of both our member groups and new food worker organizations
  • Working with FCWA Co-Directors to develop and support a new regional organizer program

Our IDEAL CANDIDATE will possess the following:

  • A minimum of 5-years of experience in grassroots organizing, with a strong preference for prior experience in workers’ rights organizing, whether through unions or worker centers.
  • Demonstrated ability of meaningful engagement with marginalized workers and communities including immigrant, women, people of color, and/or gender non-conforming people.
  • Demonstrated commitment to building racial and social justice centered in worker leadership, community organizing, and popular education.
  • Experience building multi-racial and diverse coalitions and campaign strategies that center worker or directly affected community members’ leadership
  • Experience designing and facilitating organizing training using popular education methodologies
  • Ability to travel several times per year
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills and verbal communication skills
  • High levels of self-motivation and independence, as well as the ability to work as a team
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally work non-traditional hours such as nights and weekends
  • Bi- or multi-lingual (oral and written) in Spanish and/or another language is a plus
  • The location for this position is flexible, though ideally it will be based in a region where there are current or potential FCWA members. Ideally, the position will begin in early August 2020, but the start date is flexible.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.

The FCWA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, immigrants, women, non-binary, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

TO APPLY: Submit résumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, by July 15, 2020 to: info@foodchainworkers.org.

Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, Community Change (Washington, DC)

Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration.

This position also supports Community Change Action , an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

Position Description:

The Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor will play a leadership role in advocacy efforts surrounding Community Change’s mission to build power and capacity in low-income communities and strengthen the progressive movement through effective policy advocacy. This position also supports the research and development of policy and legislative proposals relating to existing and future priority areas identified by Community Change and our local partner organizations.

The Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor is part of the Policy and Advocacy Team, which is responsible for working with other Community Change staff and partner organizations to help develop and advance Community Change’s legislative agenda before Congress and the Administration, as well as supporting Community Change and its partners’ efforts to advance policy initiatives at the state and local levels.

A portion of time may be spent doing work for Community Change’s sister organization, Community Change Action.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Play a key role in representing Community Change at national campaign tables and shaping campaign strategy. Serve as one of the key contacts at Community Change with influential policy makers on key campaigns.
  • Represent Community Change positions to partner organizations, key policy makers and their staff, among others as necessary. Develop and disseminate relevant information to national and local partners, policy makers, and the media and communities.
  • Present Community Change policy positions at national conferences and conduct trainings on Community Change policy positions with grassroots partners on an as needed basis.
  • Lead policy and legislative research in support of Community Change and partner initiatives to impact national, state and local policies.
  • Play a key role in providing research and strategic advice around the development of Community Change national policy priorities.
  • Work closely with community groups to formulate strategy around policy campaigns at the state or local level.
  • Play a key role in translating national campaign efforts to state and local partners.
  • Present relevant policy/legislative developments to Community Change field partners.
  • Work in close collaboration with Community Change field partners to develop national campaign strategy and accompanying local campaign strategies.
  • Equip grassroots leaders on key policy issues and on working with policy makers.
  • Help coordinate grassroots policy activities with Community Change’s national policy priorities and strategies.

Qualifications:

  • At least seven years of experience in strategic policy advocacy and policy analysis and development, and legislative research, which may include experience on Capitol Hill, academic research or community organizing around issues of importance to low-income communities, communities of color and immigrants.
  • Experience working with community organizing groups, unions, or other base-building groups and their constituencies on policy campaigns, specifically related to communicating complex policies to grassroots constituencies and assisting grassroots organizations in developing effective issue campaigns and strategic policy advocacy.
  • Willingness to accept guidance and direction from grassroots organizations and organizers on priority issues.
  • Willingness to travel to meet one-on-one with organizers at partner organizations.
  • Deep commitment to Community Change’s mission of supporting low-income people, immigrants and communities of color develop the power and capacity to improve their communities and bring about broader social change.
  • A fundamental understanding of federal advocacy levers and the federal and state legislative process.
  • Experience and comfort working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, able to contribute based on expert knowledge or otherwise, as needed.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills are a must.
  • The ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Commitment to advancing economic, racial and gender justice essential.

This position reports to: Director of Policy and Ideas or Legislative and Advocacy Director

Classification: Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Travel Requirements: Moderate

Salary and benefits: $85,000 – $95,000 annual salary. Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.

This position is located in Washington, DC.

How to apply: Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and two writing samples.

Click here to learn more about our employee benefits and Community Change’s values

Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Community Change (Washington, DC)

Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration.

This position also supports Community Change Action , an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

Position Description:

The Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor will play a leadership role in advocacy efforts surrounding Community Change’s mission to build power and capacity in low-income communities and strengthen the progressive movement through effective policy advocacy. This position also supports the research and development of policy and legislative proposals relating to existing and future priority areas identified by Community Change and our local partner organizations.

The Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor is part of the Policy and Advocacy Team, which is responsible for working with other Community Change staff and partner organizations to help develop and advance Community Change’s legislative agenda before Congress and the Administration, as well as supporting Community Change and its partners’ efforts to advance policy initiatives at the state and local levels.

A portion of time may be spent doing work for Community Change’s sister organization, Community Change Action.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Play a key role in representing Community Change at national campaign tables and shaping campaign strategy. Serve as one of the key contacts at Community Change with influential policy makers on key campaigns.
  • Represent Community Change positions to partner organizations, key policy makers and their staff, among others as necessary. Develop and disseminate relevant information to national and local partners, policy makers, and the media and communities.
  • Present Community Change policy positions at national conferences and conduct trainings on Community Change policy positions with grassroots partners on an as needed basis.
  • Lead policy and legislative research in support of Community Change and partner initiatives to impact national, state and local policies.
  • Play a key role in providing research and strategic advice around the development of Community Change national policy priorities.
  • Work closely with community groups to formulate strategy around policy campaigns at the state or local level.
  • Play a key role in translating national campaign efforts to state and local partners.
  • Present relevant policy/legislative developments to Community Change field partners.
  • Work in close collaboration with Community Change field partners to develop national campaign strategy and accompanying local campaign strategies.
  • Equip grassroots leaders on key policy issues and on working with policy makers.
  • Help coordinate grassroots policy activities with Community Change’s national policy priorities and strategies.

Qualifications:

  • At least seven years of experience in strategic policy advocacy and policy analysis and development, and legislative research, which may include experience on Capitol Hill, academic research or community organizing around issues of importance to low-income communities, communities of color and immigrants.
  • Experience working with community organizing groups, unions, or other base-building groups and their constituencies on policy campaigns, specifically related to communicating complex policies to grassroots constituencies and assisting grassroots organizations in developing effective issue campaigns and strategic policy advocacy.
  • Willingness to accept guidance and direction from grassroots organizations and organizers on priority issues.
  • Willingness to travel to meet one-on-one with organizers at partner organizations.
  • Deep commitment to Community Change’s mission of supporting low-income people, immigrants and communities of color develop the power and capacity to improve their communities and bring about broader social change.
  • A fundamental understanding of federal advocacy levers and the federal and state legislative process.
  • Experience and comfort working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, able to contribute based on expert knowledge or otherwise, as needed.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills are a must.
  • The ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Commitment to advancing economic, racial and gender justice essential.

This position reports to: Legislative and Advocacy Director or Director of Policy and Ideas

Classification: Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Travel Requirements: Moderate

Salary and benefits: $80,000 – $110,000 annual salary. Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.

This position is located in Washington, DC.

How to apply: Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and two writing samples.

Click here to learn more about our employee benefits and Community Change’s values

Pathways Fellowship, NYC

Apply to Pathways Fellowship

Why Diversifying NYC’s Teacher Workforce Matters

Male students of color make up 43% of NYC’s public school demographic, yet Black, Latino and Asian men make up only 8% of NYC’s teacher workforce. While great teachers undoubtedly come from all backgrounds, and a person’s race is certainly not a prerequisite for being effective in the classroom, we know that teacher diversity is important for our children, for our teachers, for our schools, and for our communities. Published evidence suggests that the lack of diversity among teachers may contribute to the achievement gap. According to the Learning Policy Institute, students of color who study with a teacher of color perform three to six percentile points higher on reading and math tests than those without. By becoming a teacher, you can build a great career while being a force for educational equity.

About the Pathways Fellowship

The Pathways Fellowship is a 10-month program designed to provide young men and women of color, who are currently enrolled in or recently graduated college, with an enriching experience that offers: professional development workshops, an after-school practicum, early career support, mentorship, and networking opportunities. The program offers Fellows three different tracks–general education, STEM, or Computer Science– to receive training.

General Education: Fellows will be placed in an after-school practicum to provide academic and enrichment activities, curricula support, and small group tutoring to youth. This track targets predominantly young males of color to prepare them for successful entry into New York’s City teaching workforce. Participants who opt into this track can potentially benefit from further support through NYC Men Teach after completing the program.

STEM: Fellows will be placed in an after-school practicum to provide academic and enrichment activities using STEM curriculum. In the STEM track, you will discover the techniques and tools to feel confident delivering high-quality STEM lessons. This track targets young women and men of color who have an interest in becoming a STEM teacher in New York City public schools.

Computer Science: Similar to the STEM track, fellows will be placed in an after-school practicum to provide academic and enrichment activities using a computer science curriculum. This track targets young women and men of color who have an interest in becoming computer science teachers in New York City public schools.

What Fellows Receive

Fellows can expect to be a part of a cohort with like-minded individuals whose ultimate goal is to become a teacher in NYC. As a fellow you will receive:

  • placement in an afterschool practicum in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, or the Bronx
  • monthly professional development gatherings with your cohort
  • mentoring from a certified DOE teacher
  • ongoing support from your content-track coach

Our fellows aspire to become certified teachers in NYC Public Schools. Following Pathways, our fellows have been accepted into:

Program Requirements

To be considered you must:

  • be enrolled in college in a CUNY school or a college/university in New York City or a rising senior who expects to graduate in the spring of 2021 or a rising junior who expects to graduate in spring of 2022
  • be committed to becoming a New York City public school teacher
    have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (special consideration may be given to individuals who do not meet this requirement)
  • be able to satisfy pre-employment screening, including employment eligibility verification and background checks by related agencies, such as New York City Department of Education and Department of Health

Time Commitment

As a participant you will be required to:

  • participate in the Fellowship from August 2020 to June 2021
    attend professional development workshops at ExpandED Schools
  • participate in an afterschool practicum from Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

How to Apply

The application process for the 2020-2021 school year is currently open. Click here to apply.

Multiple Positions, Fund for Public Health NYC

FPHNYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.

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