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LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST OPPORTUNITY AT SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Announcement Number:        RG-10912131-20 ROII 064
Control Number:                    578598800
  • Open & closing dates:             09/11/2020 to 09/20/2020
  • Open to:                                  Recent Graduates (Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.
  • Service:                                   Competitive
  • Pay scale & grade:                  GS 7
  • Salary:                                    $49,976 to $64,964 per year
  • Appointment type:                  Permanent
  • Work schedule:                      Full-Time – This position may be filled as full-time and/or part-time
Location:                                15 Vacancies in Queens, NY

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA EAST HAS A JOB OPENING FOR A BUSINESS AGENT

WGAE Business Agent Job Description

 

Summary:

The WGAE Business Agent is responsible for enforcing the collective bargaining agreement at the Business Agent’s assigned broadcast or digital shops.  The Business Agent will work closely with other Guild staff, including Field Representatives and Business Agents, and will report directly to the General Counsel.

 

Primary Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain consistent and professional communication at all assigned broadcast and digital shops to retain knowledge of daily activities
  • Maintain consistent and professional communication with management representatives at all assigned shops
  • Evaluate possible violations of the collective bargaining agreements through interpretation of the collective bargaining agreement
  • File grievances as per the collective bargaining agreements in consultation with the General Counsel
  • Drafting, filing, preparation and administration of arbitrations and/or unfair labor practices in consultation with the General Counsel
  • Negotiate shop collective bargaining agreements including first contracts
  • Prepare, attend and/or participate in Labor Management Committee meetings at all assigned shops
  • Prepare, attend and/or participate in Diversity Committee meetings at all assigned shops
  • Prepare, attend and/or participate in other shop-wide meetings at all assigned shops
  • Guide shop members through any disciplinary proceedings including but not limited to Weingarten meetings and PIPs
  • Guide shop members through other employment concerns, such as unemployment, health insurance, safety or copyright matters in consultation with the General Counsel
  • Provide referrals to shop members for legal services outside the collective bargaining agreement including but not limited to immigration, employment discrimination, workers compensation and unemployment matters
  • Review and negotiate furlough, severance and/or lay-off agreements for either individual members and/or a shop-wide basis
  • Facilitate equity and inclusion initiatives as required by shop leadership in coordination with equity and inclusion initiatives of Guild leadership
  • Facilitate press strategy at each shop in coordination with the Director of Communications
  • Train shop members and shop leaders in various topics including but not limited to their rights under the collective bargaining agreement, Weingarten rights and/or shop leadership skills
  • Attend internal and/or outside trainings as required to maintain and develop skills for the position
  • Attend WGAE Council meetings
  • Attend weekly Enforcement and Negotiation meetings
  • Update the enforcement google sheet to maintain accurate records of the Business Agent’s shop actions
  • Maintain current shop member lists
  • Communicate with shop members about the Guild dues structure and facilitate compliance
  • Provide consistent updates at all assigned shop to the General Counsel
  • Additional tasks and job duties may be assigned at the discretion of management to assist with servicing and organizing all WGAE members and potential members

 

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Please send your cover letter and resume to Humanresources@wgaeast.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOB OPENING FOR A HOUSING ADVOCATE AND OUTREACH FACILITATOR

Job Description
 
Job Title:                                        Housing Advocate and Outreach Facilitator 
 
Department:                           Housing
 
Position reports to:                Deputy Chief Director and Housing Coordinator
 
Introductory Time:                Three months
 
Exemption Status:                   Non-Exempt
 
Scope of the Position:  The Housing Advocate is responsible for completing assigned housing program tasks in compliance with ODWDD funding requirements and Sinergia’s policy and procedures. He/She is responsible for case management in the form of housing advocacy to individuals in need of support who are OPWDD eligible. The housing advocate is also responsible for providing advocacy services for people who are not OPWDD eligible who live in the catchment area of 196th Street to 126th, river to river in Manhattan.
The advocacy services include, but are not limited to eviction prevention, home finding assistance, providing landlord-tenant mediation, request and follow up on repairs, assist with housing related applications and re-certifications, etc.
The advocate is responsible to conducting a minimum of 8 housing related trainings a year with a minimum of 200 participants a year.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge of housing programs such as community and social service resources. Knowledge of eviction prevention, and landlord tenant disputes. Extensive knowledge of public assistance entitlements and housing subsidy programs. Excellent communication and writing skills. Computer literate and bilingual in Spanish.
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Respond to intakes within 72 hours
• Provide information and referral on all housing issues and concerns.

• Provide ongoing casework services to individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless.

• Accompany families for housing entitlements and landlord/tenant court issues.

• Escort tenants to housing court dates and adjournments.

• Conduct and organize Sinergia Inc. housing workshops in accordance with DHCR requirements.

• Assist families in obtaining or remaining in permanent housing by guiding families in the use of community resources.

• Be willing to work flexible hours

• Conduct home visits when necessary

• Advocate for repairs and entitlements

• Serve as liaison to outside government agencies such as HRA, HUD, HPD, NYCHA.

• Maintain all required paperwork, case records and data.

• Assist in completing all applicable housing application for families such as DRIE, SCRIE, and NYC Low Income Housing.

• Provide comprehensive case management on all housing issues.

• Obtain all necessary paperwork in compliance with OPWDD requirements.

• Comply with monthly in house meetings.

• Attend all necessary and related trainings pertaining to the efficient and thorough delivery of housing related services.

• Responsible for the development of program reports on a timely matter.

• Read, understand and translate court stipulation documents.

• Maintain thorough communication via phone text or email with supervisor when conducting outside fieldwork.

• Maintain and update calendar to reflect outside field work.

• Attend monthly housing department meetings with other staff as informed.

• Other related duties as assigned.
 
Effective March 5, 2018 additional outreach responsibilities: 
  • Provide oversight and collect information for outreach activities and events for programmatic departments needing outreach support.
  • Strategize and notify supervisors and coordinators of outreach opportunities.
  • Review and recommend outreach efforts to maintain our brand presence within the community with Deputy Director.
  • Occasionally (max-once a month) attend a meeting with partner organizations or committee’s that are outreach related.
Skills:
• Excellent time management skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Knowledge of OPWDD audit, review process and its requirements.

• Great interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, families and outside contacts.

• Demonstrate sound judgement and the capacity to respond to unusual situations.

• Must be able to maintain the strictest confidentiality

• Familiarity with housing entitlement systems and procedures.

• Strong case management skills.

• Excellent computer skills.
 
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT:

Serves as a role model for all Agency staff in promoting the Agency Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles:
• Fosters Agency and program wide cooperation and teamwork through use of positive/constructive communication techniques.
• Maintains absolute confidentiality in regards to all people served and personnel records.



Corporate HIPPA Compliance:

Employees must comply with agency regulations policies and procedures. Any employee who witnesses or learns about a violation or possible violation of agency or governing body rules and regulations or policies and procedures is required to immediately report this to his/her supervisor or the agency’s corporate compliance officer.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

• Associate’s Degree in related field Bachelor preferred.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Computer and typing skills.

• Previous advocacy experiences.
 
Attn: Lenny Moise, Director of Human Resources Email address: lmoise@sinergiany.org 
Telephone: 212-643-2840 Ex 337 Cell: 646-477-7510 Fax: 212-999-4982 

THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT (NELP) SEEKS A COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Communications Manager

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) seeks a Communications Manager as a full-time one-year position. Reporting to the Communications Director, the Communications Manager will assist the communications team with vital support including: administrative support and reports, media and reporter research, digital communications, and online engagement. The Communications Manager may be assigned special projects related to our project management system, our donor relations, and online marketing platforms.

 

Who We Are

NELP is a national nonprofit advocacy organization with offices in New York, Washington D.C., and Berkeley, with the core goals of building worker power, dismantling structural racism, and addressing economic inequality. We promote federal, state, and local policies to create good jobs, strengthen workers’ upward mobility, enforce worker rights, and improve benefits and services for unemployed workers. In collaboration with national and grassroots partners, NELP advances its work through research, advocacy, litigation support, and technical assistance designed to raise wages, end wage theft and workplace violations, strengthen unemployment insurance, ensure employer accountability for workers in contract employment, encourage fair chance employment practices, and promote a comprehensive policy framework to build a good jobs economy. For more information, see www.nelp.org.

 

What You Will Do

The Communications Manager will provide both administrative and hands-on project support to the communications team. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Developing and updating NELP’s media database and project management database.
  • Developing and implementing social media and email communications strategies to reach key audiences with support from the communications team.
  • Compiling metrics for communications and marketing strategies and drafting monthly reports that include quantitative and qualitative measurements.
  • Updating copy, graphics, static and dynamic content on NELP’s websites.
  • Actively contributing to communications team discussions of work processes, identifying opportunities for improvement and providing feedback on implemented improvements.

 

Who You Are    

  • You deeply believe that anti-racist work, racial equity and justice are important to the work of worker and economic justice.
  • You understand the historical context for racial and economic inequity, and its present-day implications.
  • You are an excellent communicator both interpersonally and in external communications, and are a skilled writer.
  • You are a planner. You enjoy the challenge of breaking down big ideas into tactical, actionable steps and take a systematic approach to tracking progress against your plans.  You are eager to deepen your project management skills.
  • You have strong analytical and critical thinking skills and can apply these to creatively reaching key audiences.
  • You are enthusiastic about attention to detail.
  • You have experience with digital advocacy for nonprofits or political campaigns.
  • You have experience with developing and implementing cross-platform social media strategy.
  • You are versatile and are familiar with various online marketing tools and web-based technologies.
  • You are eager to learn and gain experience using Box, Airtable, HelpJuice, Pardot, Salesforce, and Einstein Analytics.
  • You have experience using CRM and CMS programs.

 

Skills, tools, or areas you would be committed to learning, include the following:

  • Using tools such as Canva, Google Analytics, and Google Data Studio.
  • Meeting facilitation.
  • Using project management tools.
  • Spreadsheets and metadata.
  • Search engine optimization and web analytics.

 

Start Date, Location, Compensation, and Benefits:  In response to the pandemic, all staff are currently working remotely and are not traveling. Candidates must be able to work from the New York City or Washington D.C. office at the point that we return to working in the office. This is currently a 1-year position, with the possibility of extension contingent upon available funding.  Start date will be as soon as possible. This position is in NELP’s bargaining unit, represented by National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320. Salary is competitive within the non-profit sector and commensurate with experience and education based on NELP’s collectively bargained scale. Depending on educational attainment, the salary range for the communications manager with three years of relevant experience is $54,150 to $73,200. Compensation also includes an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including full-coverage of family health insurance, a medical reimbursement plan, generous vacation and sick leave, contribution from employer to a retirement plan, and a student loan repayment assistance for qualifying participants.

 

To apply:  Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to http://bit.ly/WorkWithNelp, choosing “Communications Manager” from the “Position” drop-down menu under “Application Information.” If you have questions regarding this announcement, please forward those to nelp@nelp.org, noting “Communications Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls or other email inquiries please. Applications due by September 30, 2020. We will consider applications on a rolling basis.

 

NELP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORNEL UNIVERSITY ILR SCHOOL HAS A JOB OPENING FOR AN EXTERNAL ASSOCIATE

Labor Leading on Climate Training and Education Associate – Worker Institute

Position is located in New York, NY, within the ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave, working remotely until location reopens.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for an Extension Associate – Training and Education Associate within the Worker Institute of the Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The Extension Associate is responsible for extension programming and administration within one or more thematic areas. The Extension Associate is responsible for developing and delivering programs and services that are closely aligned with the strategic mission and core values of the ILR School, and for monitoring quality, impact, and outcomes of education, training, technical assistance, consulting and research activities of the program. The Extension Associate will participate with other academic staff in setting thematic area goals and will annually set individual programmatic and budgetary goals. This position reports to the Labor Leading on Climate Director.

Extension Associate is a non-tenure track, academic term position with a one-year appointment. The position may be reappointed based on available funding and work with recommendations by the appropriate Executive Director, Academic Director and Associate Dean.

Project Related Emphasis: This position is responsible for updating and developing new educational programs for unions on climate change, climate protection, and the clean energy economy with the goal of helping unions develop a positive, proactive labor- and equity-based approach to addressing the climate crisis, and for monitoring quality, impact, and outcomes of these education and training activities. The ideal candidate will serve as part of the core faculty team of the Worker Institute’s Labor Leading on Climate initiative, working at the nexus of labor, employment, climate and clean energy issues.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, http://www.ilr.cornell.edu and the Worker Institute at https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/worker-institute

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in public policy, environmental studies, labor studies, or a related field.

• Significant experience in curriculum development and training facilitation for adult learners, particularly popular education methodologies for training around power analysis, labor rights, gender and racial equity and social justice concepts and practices

• Minimum three to five years forming strategic partnerships with unions, worker advocacy organizations and other allies to develop relevant content and curricula and evaluate learning activities.

• Strong presentation and written communication skills for unions and other audiences.

• Comfort and flexibility with working on several projects simultaneously.

• Deep familiarity with labor unions, worker organizations, and the social justice movement; familiarity with climate change.

• Strong commitment to racial, economic, social and climate justice and movement building.

• Ability to work independently and collectively within a team, and strong interpersonal communication skills.

• Experience working with diverse groups, and building a strong rapport with facilitation team and participants; demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: • Experience contributing to financial integrity of programs through seeking/securing external funding sources – contracts, grants, etc.

This is a full-time non-tenure track academic benefits eligible one-year term opportunity based at the ILR NYC Extension office located at 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, working remotely until location reopens.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda, and teaching experience. Application materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16707

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

 

Director, Student Support Services, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded TRIO grant program and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the SSS Program is to provide comprehensive academic support services that increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible undergraduate participants by fostering academic success in a supportive educational and holistic advising environment at the University at Buffalo. The SSS Program at UB serves a minimum of 275 participants.

The Principal Education Specialist (Director) of Student Support Services (SSS) will provide direct oversight and supervision of all activities and collaborative efforts in accordance with the established goals and objective of the approved grant project. The Principal Education Specialist will implement student recruitment, application and selections procedures for the SSS project. This individual will be responsible for training staff and other stakeholders pursuant to all federal regulations, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars, Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) System, college policy and procedures. The Principal education specialist will plan and monitor the budget in accordance with program goals and generate financial reports and statements. The Principal Education Specialist will also oversee the recordkeeping system that facilities program planning, development, execution, and evaluation. This addition, this individual will supervise and evaluate all SSS staff.

The University at Buffalo (UB) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Principal Education Specialist within Student Support Services (SSS). As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The Director must have a Master’s degree in in higher education, student affairs, student personnel administration or counseling.
  • The Director should have at least six years of experience working directly with undergraduates, particularly lower-income, first-generation college students and/or college students with disabilities.
  • The Director should have at least three years of experience with budget development and monitoring, professional staff supervision, and program administration and assessment.
  • The Director must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, in addition to facility using computer applications.
  • The Director should demonstrate the ability to develop productive working relationships with faculty, campus officials, staff, community members, and students.
  • The Director should demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to undergraduates from diverse cultural, economic, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in higher education, student affairs, student personnel administration or counseling is highly preferred with two or more years working in a college or university setting.
  • Demonstrated skills in designing programs designed to enhance the quality of the academic and personal lives of low-income, first-generation and disabled students.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist student in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Knowledge of postsecondary school application, admission, transfer policies, and financial assistance processes.
  • Experience with successful grant writing.
    Excellent interpersonal skills, communication (written and verbal), planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships. A positive and professional demeanor is a must.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook. A strong working knowledge of database software.

Salary Range

$62,000

Work Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Evening and weekend as needed to meet professional obligation.

 

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