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THE UFCW LOCAL 2013 LABOR ORGANIZER TRAINING PROGRAM

UFCW Local 2013 is a progressive labor union made up of working men and women sticking together to achieve dignity and respect in the workplace. The Local has approximately 13,000 members mainly in the tri-state area. A large number of our members are immigrants.  2013 members work in:

 

  • Health Facilities and as Home Health aides
  • Warehouses
  • Manufacturing
  • Parking Garages
  • In the food industry

Local 2013 is committed to building an organizing culture at the Union, one with increasing membership participation, activism and power through internal organizing and external organizing.

We are one of the nearly 1,000 local unions in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico that make up the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

The UFCW International Union is North America’s Neighborhood Union—1.3 million members standing together to improve the lives and livelihoods of workers, families, and communities.

 Overview of the Labor Organizer Training Program:

This is an exciting opportunity for those with a commitment to building power and justice for working men and women.

The Labor Organizer Training Program (LOTP) is a one-year training program which will provide practical hands-on experience working in the labor movement with a diverse group of workers. Successful applicants will be paid $4, 000/month (pay is issued on a weekly basis); they will receive Healthcare benefits through our Local Health and Welfare plan; and they will be assigned a vehicle to drive or receive a vehicle expense reimbursement as determined by the local.

This program provides a chance for labor organizer trainees (LOT’s) to apply their “book knowledge” with actual field experience in a structured supervised setting.  LOTs will be given the opportunity to gain, or strengthen existing representational or organizing skills, and/or gain a different experience in the labor movement from what the candidates may have had in the past.

GOALS

Labor Organizer trainees will help our Union:

 

  1. Strengthen the existing steward system

 

  1. Activate members in priority shops and increase member engagement in general

 

  1. Establish a digital communication and social media presence.

 

Labor Organizer Trainees will gain experience in:

 

  1. Identifying and developing new leaders

 

  1. Supporting and training stewards in grievance investigation

 

  1. Charting shops to identify and track member networks and build committees

 

  1. Running successful worker meetings and Labor Management Committee meetings

 

 

  1. Moving members to take collective action on issues

 

  1. Collecting bargaining surveys, petitions or other information that helps support the work

 

  1. Turning out members to participate in Union, allies’ events

 

  1. Working on contract campaigns and applying knowledge of strategic corporate research.

 

 

 

 

Who Should Apply?

 

Graduates with:

  • A commitment to working people and a desire to gain experience in the labor movement, and explore your desire to work in the future with a Labor Union in the capacity as a Field Rep/Organizer
  • An ability to work with a diverse group of workers
  • A desire to put your book knowledge to the test and gain real world experience.
  • The ability to work/travel in the tri state area to work on projects
  • A driver’s license
  • The ability to work in a team, collaborate and recognize that we are lifelong learners.
  • Ability to converse in Spanish is a plus (not a requirement)

 

Please send a cover letter with the reasons that this opportunity is meaningful to you, along with your resume, to Francine Streich, Local 2013 Field Director at fstreich@ufcw2013.org.  by June 15th. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two weeks for an interview and the program will start in mid-July.

THE FRIENDS OF GOVERNORS ISLAND SEEKS A VISITOR SERVICES AND INTERN PROGRAM COORDINATOR

VISITOR SERVICES & INTERN PROGRAM COORDINATOR (fulltime, seasonal)

The Friends of Governors Island seeks a seasonal Visitor Services & Intern Program Coordinator to support our Visitor Services and Youth Internship programs. They will be responsible for providing onsite supervision of high school interns and volunteers of all ages who welcome and orient visitors to the activities and amenities on Governors Island. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring a positive, highquality experience for visitors, volunteers and interns. This is a temporary position, starting May and concluding in November, with a standard work week of Wednesday through Sunday. If you’re a people person who loves the outdoors and is interested in a mentorship role with New York City youth, this is the job for you!

About Governors Island and the Friends of Governors Island

Governors Island is a 172acre island in the heart of New York Harbor located between Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront. A former military base closed to the public for nearly two centuries, today the Island is a popular seasonal destination. An awardwinning new park is complemented by dozens of unique historic buildings, environmental educational facilities, a rich arts and culture program and a 22acre National Monument managed by the National Park Service. The Friends of Governors Island is an independent nonprofit that works to ensure the Island’s continued growth and accessibility as a vibrant public resource. As the designated fundraising partner of the Trust for Governors Island and the National Park Service, the Friends stewards the Island’s green spaces, enhances the visitor experience and builds a community dedicated to the Island’s future.

About the Position

The Visitor Services & Intern Program Coordinator’s role is to create a welcoming and meaningful experience for Governors Island’s diverse audiences, including its student interns. Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with a seasonal Volunteer Coordinator, this position will support the daytoday management of the Visitor Services and Youth Internship programs, with primary responsibility for supervising and mentoring a group of 810 paid high school interns. The ideal candidate for this position is outgoing and energetic, with excellent communication, customer service and mentorship skills.

Responsibilities include:

Greet and help orient Governors Island visitors while providing the highest caliber of customer service

Staff and supervise operations of the Island’s Welcome Center and shop, including opening and closing, processing retail sales, and maintaining and restocking inventory

Supervise and mentor a group of 810 high school interns, including both virtual and inperson training sessions, and helping to plan professional development and intern appreciation events

Ensure smooth operation of both the internship and visitor services programs including scheduling, tracking attendance, facilitating daily morning and evening debriefings, retail ordering and inventory, etc.

Coordinate and deploy volunteers to posts in visitor services around the Island and serve as their main point of contact

Be knowledgeable of and able to effectively communicate information to visitors about changing daily programming and events

Perform other administrative and programmatic support tasks as needed

Skills Sought

Experience working with youth and commitment to young adult education and professional development

Comfort multitasking and managing several projects at once

Exceptional communication and public speaking skills; comfort speaking in front of a crowd

Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

Proactive and energetic, with ability to take initiative and exercise good judgment in troubleshooting issues

Experience working effectively with people of various backgrounds

Computer proficiency

Comfortable with and enjoy working outdoors; experience or interest in working in a public park or garden setting is preferred

Previous mentorship, hospitality and/or retail experience preferred

Job Requirements

Must be available to work weekends and summer holidays (with consecutive weekdays off)

Comfortable with and enjoy working outdoors with the ability to perform physical labor in all weather conditions

Ability to lift up to 25lbs

Ability to walk up to two miles a day

Valid driver’s license, and comfort driving a golf cart, required

Job Applicant Information

Job applicants must be available to work five days a week, including weekends, with compensatory days off. Holidays and some evening work may be requested. The position will start in May and end in November. This job requires periods of standing and walking outdoors, in addition to occasional heavy lifting. Please note that this position is not benefitted, though Paid Time Off is provided.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Visitor Services & Intern Program Coordinator” to jobs@friendsgi.org

The Friends of Governors Island does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other nonmerit factor.

NEW YORK CITY ALLIANCE AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

20212022 INTERNSHIP

Title: Policy Intern

Report to: Director of Prevention & Policy

Start Date/ Schedule: September 2021start date, schedule is flexible with preference of a commitment of 12 16hours per week through the Spring semester

Organizational Overview

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault(the Alliance) is a nonprofit whose mission is to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy.

Background

The Alliance serves all five boroughs and works closely with rape crisis programs, hospitals, District Attorney’s Office, New York City Police Department and city leaders to develop and implement best practices in the treatment of and response to sexual assault survivors. We are a Regional Sexual Assault Prevention Center for NYC and have one of the largest Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Training Institutes in New York State. We are seeking a talented, dedicated graduate student intern who can work on policy and advocacy components of our work. Will provide necessary documentation for credit if available and desired.

Responsibilities

Support legislative efforts that are raised during NYC and state legislative sessions by conducting research, preparing memorandum of support, drafting public comments, and working with partners on advocating for specific legislative and policy changes;

Work with the New York City Council Members and NYS Legislators on sexual assault issues;

Continue the work of the annual campaign to assure funding for the Rape Crisis Centers in New York State in collaboration with coalition partners;

Support advocacy efforts aimed at Alliance legislative priorities;

Assist with organizing meetings for representatives of Rape Crisis Centers with major stakeholders in the field to promote victimcentered policies and practices in NYC;

Streamline policy priorities across the organization to develop a legislative agenda;

Update and utilize legislative tracking system to develop reports and disseminate uptodate tracking information regarding priority bills;

Update summaries of policy work for Alliance website;

Support other policy efforts and offer additional support with specific tasks as necessary.

Qualifications

Excellent research and organizational skills

Attention to detail, along with ability to work independently and creatively

Law Student or Graduate student in Public Policy, Public Health, Social Worker related field needed

Experience working with New York City Council Members and NYS Legislators offices a plus

An interest in working with an antiviolence organization and with a passion for working to reduce the harm caused by sexual violence

Excellent interpersonal, communications and organizational skills and ability to treat confidential information appropriately, ability to prioritize multiple tasks and attention to details are important

Supervision Support

The Policy Intern will receive ongoing supervision and support throughout the internship, including:

Weekly supervision meetings

Meetings with leadership to discuss policy priorities

Option to join Prevention team meetings

Option to join all staff meetings

How to apply

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume as a single word or pdf document to rgeller@svfreenyc.org with the subject line: “Policy Intern”. Incomplete applications will not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

BROOKLYN MOVEMENT CENTER SEEKS A COMMUNITY CANVASSER

We are the Brooklyn Movement Center, a Black-led, membership-based organization of Central Brooklyn residents. We pursue self-determination in Bedford-Stuyvesant & Crown Heights by nurturing local leadership, waging campaigns, and winning concrete improvements in people’s lives.

We’re looking for dynamic frontline community organizers who can engage a diverse range of residents and introduce them to BMC and our campaigns. A competitive candidate is someone who is a fearless recruiter, has strong people and communication skills, and holds deep ties to and history with the Central Brooklyn community. We are ultimately looking to invest in local stakeholders and leaders who are willing to evolve into long-term, trusted members of the BMC team.

You’ll be responsible for:

Becoming very well versed in BMC’s history, mission, goals and specific campaign pitches.

Communicating these BMC narratives with individuals in various face-to-face and virtual settings, including door-to-door, group meetings, pedestrian thoroughfares and on the phone.

Recruiting members for the Brooklyn Movement Center and the Central Brooklyn Food Coop.

Recruiting and inviting residents to participate in specific campaigns, programs and initiatives.

Work closely with BMC staff, members and volunteers.

Experience and skills needed for the job:

Atleast one year experience in community and/or customer engagement; strong people skills and ability to communicate verbally in an effective manner; deep familiarity with networks and organizations in Black Brooklyn.

Wages and Benefits: Canvassers will work as part-time employees, with part-time benefits, at a rate of$25 per hour.

Ready to apply? Do it here! BMC is an inclusive and equitable work environment that observes appropriate safety protocols commensurate with a pandemic. Central Brooklynites, Black organizers and people of color in general are highly encouraged to apply.

RISEBORO COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP SEEKS A PARTNERSHIPS AND MARKETING ASSOCIATE

518 BUSHWICK AVENUE – BROOKLYN, NY
Full Time
High School
$47,000.00 – $50,000.00 Salary/year
Day Shift
Nonprofit – Social Services

 

ORGANIZATION & PROJECT OVERVIEW

Vision, Background, and History

RiseBoro’s mission is to unleash the potential of communities to thrive, no matter the odds. We believe that through our unique model of holistic community revitalization, we can create a new economy that works for all people and the planet too. The cooperative movement offers not only the opportunity to create increased wealth for all working members of society, but also for communities to self-determine the types of businesses that will shape their community. While a history of redlining, followed by rapid gentrification has contributed to unhealthy, poor, ghettoized neighborhoods, we believe that by bringing a food and economic justice lens to our work, we can contribute to greater health, wealth, and empowerment in historically marginalized and oppressed communities.

The Our Food team at RiseBoro invites our communities to build a vibrant, robust food system with and for all of us. Food is central to how we live our lives – our work, our health, our neighborhoods. The majority of workers in this country are food workers – mostly Black and brown and underpaid. A handful of corporations make massive profits -collapsing the environment in the process – and wealthy communities thrive, while working class communities and communities of color have little access to healthy and affordable options. Our food should be the opposite. Our food should keep our communities healthy, should give our people dignified work, drive a just transition through the climate crisis, and bring our neighborhoods to life. Our food should be a source of joy, connection, health, and solidarity. Our food should build community, knowledge, power, and self-determination. Our food should be ours. From building farmers markets and urban farms to training and supporting cooperative businesses, we invite community members to take control of our food – to create a food system that is just and equitable, that allows the people and places we care about to thrive, that works for all of us.

The Central Brooklyn Food Democracy Project

The Brooklyn Movement Center and RiseBoro have teamed up to lead a project to imagine a neighborhood-based food system powered by a new generation of consumer- and worker-owned cooperative food enterprises. Together, they incubate the consumer-owned grocery coop (The Central Brooklyn Food Coop), organize and support new cooperatively owned food businesses, and implement community culinary education programs.

The 2019-2023 goals of the Central Brooklyn Food Democracy Project (CBFDP) related to worker-coops include:

  1. Start 6 new worker-owned, democratically-run cooperative food businesses, and support the existing 2 worker-owned coops, employing at least 36 people.
  2. Complete the Development of a Community Chef worker-cooperative that will lead a food education institute within the food coop. The Chefs will teach culinary courses and conduct cooking demonstrations among the food coop community of families.
  3. Create a project leadership team that will ensure coordination and create a Central Brooklyn Food Democracy support network

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Partnerships & Marketing Associate is part of RiseBoros dynamic, multiracial and collaborative Worker Cooperative Development team. The Associate will build upon the teams years of cooperative and food justice experience in Central Brooklyn to develop, strengthen, and implement marketing strategies and expand markets for predominantly Black-led worker cooperatives along the food supply chain.

Market-Building and Partnership Development

  • Market-Building
    • Seek out opportunities for Black-led food industry worker cooperatives to increase their client base, especially through institutional anchor clients.
    • Lead the CBFDPs Collective Marketing initiative, with the purpose of creating a strong Central Brooklyn cooperative brand.
  • Co-op Academy Recruitment
    • Together with the Food Democracy team, conduct outreach and respond to opportunities to reach community members and leaders to deepen public consciousness and participation in economic democracy, Black self-determination and worker cooperatives.
    • Canvas local business landscape to identify opportunities for co-op creation and conversion, centering people from, living in, and/or with long-term relationships in Central/Black Brooklyn.
  • Partnership Development
    • Together with the Food Democracy team, seek out new opportunities, partnerships, and initiatives through networking and research and by attending conferences, trainings, events, and meetings with stakeholders, strategic local and city-wide partners, government agencies and other support organizations.
    • Work with other leaders in the CBFDP team to integrate our work, build the network, and ensure success of the project whole.

Cooperative Development & Technical Assistance

  • Cooperative Support/Technical Assistance

Together with the Worker Cooperative Developer and Our Food Manager, provide ongoing business management support to Co-op Academy graduates and current participants, focusing especially on marketing and sales:

  • Assist in implementing marketing strategy with co-op members (assess target market(s), identify channels for engagement, support with customer relationships and social media strategy).
  • Work with members to develop sales promotions and communications tools.
  • Outreach to media on behalf of co-ops, in concert with RBs marketing team.
  • Assist cooperatives in planning for business launch.
  • Assist in maintaining customer contact database/member information, as needed.
  • Provide fundraising and financing support for co-ops (to be determined).
  • Conduct feasibility and/or marketing studies with new co-ops, as needed.

Program Administration

  • Cooperative Development Program Administration
    • Attend regular Co-op Academy sessions (weekly evenings and occasional weekends).
    • Support with logistics and administration, including tracking attendance and participant documents.
    • Manage participant stipend process for Cooperative Academy
    • Track and coordinate Cooperative Startup Fund and Cooperative Consultant Fund
  • Our Food Team Participation
    • Participate in weekly Food Democracy meetings and monthly Our Food meetings.
    • Engage in regular project and self-evaluation and strategic planning.
    • Support with narrative and quantitative content for CBFDP evaluations, grant proposals and marketing materials:
      • Track and report on relevant programming.
      • Keep expenditures in line with program budget.
      • Maintain systems for data and project management.

COMPETENCIES

  • Cover letter required
  • Excitement about growing Black-led worker cooperatives and a local food sovereignty ecosystem
  • Dedication to Black self-determination, economic democracy and/or the solidarity/cooperative economy, including a deep understanding of systemic oppression and commitment to liberation
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and experience
  • A keen interest in communications, marketing and sales
  • Motivation, joy and energy to engage with new people through organizational partnerships and collaborations
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and project management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for learning individually and collectively; strong emotional intelligence
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team, especially on innovative projects that require both self-direction and a high degree of collaboration
  • Business development and/or management experience a plus
  • Design savvy – experience building websites, marketing materials a plus
  • Experience with collectives, cooperatives or other democratic organizations a plus
  • Leadership development, consensus-building, facilitation, conflict management skills a plus

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

  • High School or equivalent degree required. Bachelors degree from accredited college or university preferred

APPLY NOW

 

CUNY RECOVERY CORP SUMMER JOBS

The CUNY Recovery Corps is designed for students between 18 and 24 from select CUNY schools to provide career exploration opportunities and paid work experience.

CUNY Recovery Corps offers youth a unique opportunity to explore their interest and discover new ones through:

  • Career Exploration: Flex your research skills and discover new career possibilities.
  • Work Experiences: Students aged 18–24 improve their work readiness skills and explore career pathways through paid summer jobs in a variety of industries throughout NYC
  • Community Building: Our democracy needs your voice. Learn valuable skills to become an active citizen at work and in your community.
  • Earn Money: Get paid to participate! 25 hours / week @ $15 per hour.

Program Timeline

  • July 5th / 12th    Student Work Starts
  • Aug 9th / 16th    Student Work Ends

CUNY Recovery Corps students must be 18-24 years old, live in one of the five boroughs of New York City, be legally allowed to work in the US and be a CUNY student across six weeks starting in early July. CLIP, CUNY Start, and Math Start students are eligible too!

We are excited to share with you that the CUNY Recovery Corps student application is available, and the link is below. In addition, we are requesting students to complete the form below.

Qualifications:

  • Must Be CUNY Students Registered Spring 2021 or Fall 2021
  • Ages of 18 – 24
  • Must live in the five boroughs of New York City, be legally allowed to work in the US

Deadline Extended May 7th

Student Application

Use PIN: CUNY2021