Category Archives: Labor and Community Job Opportunities


Hotel Trades Council (HTC), AFL-CIO Hiring for Multiple Positions

The Hotel Trades Council (HTC), AFL-CIO, is the union of hotel and gaming workers in New York and Northern New Jersey. For 80 years, HTC has been at the forefront of the fight for social justice, including racial, economic and gender equality. Today, in a time of political uncertainty, massive income inequality and injustice, we continue to fight to better the lives of hotel and gaming workers.

HTC is currently accepting applications from smart, creative, multi-lingual and ambitious applicants for the following positions: Organizing Intern (Fall 2019); Organizer-in-Training; and Operations Assistant.

About the Organizing Internship

Interns contribute to our internal and external organizing departments. HTC is building our organizing program, to mobilize our members and unionize non-union workers on a mass scale. We have built a rank-and-file leadership structure called the Hotel Employees Action Team (H.E.A.T.) System. The purpose of the H.E.A.T. System is to keep our union strong and to increase the participation of the membership in the union. This greatly enhances the union’s ability to mobilize for large-scale action, which is necessary in order to build power, organize non-union workers, fight for higher wages and better benefits, and increase the rights of hotel and gaming workers.

Organizing Interns do work that supports these goals. HTC interns have the opportunity to work directly with the union membership, learn about union organizing first-hand, and gain exposure to a powerful and effective local labor union.

Resourceful and committed interns who distinguish themselves will have numerous opportunities for interesting and rewarding work. Many interns are offered full-time positions as union organizers. We are accepting full-time interns who have graduated as well as part-time interns that are still pursuing their degree. Click here for more information and how to apply for an Organizing Internship (Deadline August 16, 2019).

About the Organizer-In-Training Position

HTC is building a larger internal and external organizing program, to mobilize our members and unionize non-union workers on a mass scale. So, there are job openings with HTC for talented, hard-working, practical, tough-minded college graduates who are ready to join the fight in the labor movement, as union Organizers-In-Training. There are also openings for those with more experience as Organizers and Lead Organizers. These positions are rewarding, long term career opportunities with excellent prospects for advancement. HTC is highly selective in filling them. Click here for more information and how to apply to be an Organizer-In-Training

About our Operations Team

The operations team works with union leadership, senior organizers, and members doing critical work to support our union’s organizing efforts. Operations staff are responsible for project management, updating and tracking information from organizing drives and meetings, preparing materials and overseeing logistics for contract ratifications and other events, corporate and industry research, database information management and analysis, and office management.

If you are interested in making the world a better place, and being a part of the fight for justice, but do not necessarily see yourself on the front lines, this may be the career for you. Click here for more information and how to apply to be an Operations Assistant

Application Instructions

Please visit the web page for each position to see a full list of qualifications and requirements for the Organizing Intern (Fall 2019), Organizer-in-Training and Operations Assistant.

We seek to hire the best of the best, and there are a limited number of positions available. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. Cover letters should be limited to one page, should indicate which position you are applying for, and explain in specific terms the reasons for your interest in that position.

Applications should be sent to, with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

JobsFirstNYC Seeks Director of Post-Secondary Innovation

To further our mission of leveraging all available community, corporate, human, organization, private and public resources to implement systemic solutions to bring out-of-school and out-of-work young adults into the economic life of New York City, we are seeking a Director of Post-Secondary Innovation. This person will serve an instrumental role in leading the Transfer2Careers (T2C) collaborative. T2C is an innovative partnership with New Visions for Public Schools to create a pilot demonstration project which will re-imagine the transition from school to career for over-age, under-credited students in New York City Transfer High Schools by embedding workforce development organizations in schools to improve student outcomes. 

The Director will be responsible for: 

  • Project Management: Serve as co-project manager for the organization’s T2C emerging partnership with New Visions for Public Schools.
  • T2C Partnership Development Support: Lead the development and execution of Learning Communities, provide and facilitate in-school/on-site technical assistance to develop partnerships, manage partner communication strategies.
  • Transformative Learning: Develop and execute a system to capture and document progress and lessons learned from the development/implementation of T2C.
  • Support the development and execution of JobsFirstNYC’s broader in-school work as part of a strategy to reduce the number of out of school, out of work young adults by intervening while students are still in school.

This role is a good fit for someone with in-depth knowledge of young adult workforce development, k-12 education, and higher education. Applicants should also possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, work well in a fast-paced professional environment, and display passion and optimism to work in a team based environment. 

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years progressive experience in the nonprofit/public sector or a master’s degree and 5 years of progressive work experience. 

Please forward this opportunity to people in your network who you think would be a good fit for this role. More information can be found here.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and salary expectations in PDF format to

Work for Progress Seeks Environmental Campaign Organizer (Newark, NJ)

Students have been at the forefront of social change throughout history, from civil rights, to voting rights to protecting the environment. For over 40 years, the Student PIRGs have hired year-round, full-time Campus Organizers who help students get organized, mobilized and energized so they can create a greener, healthier, more meaningful future. Our organizers work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to make a difference on the issues they care about.


With the Student PIRGs, you’ll start a career working with the next generation of students who, like you, believe students have the right and the responsibility to shape the future they will inherit. You will work with students at colleges to make sure they have the skills, opportunities and training they need to run strategic campaigns and win. Our 35 chapters on campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more. As a Campus Organizer you will:

  • Engage and mobilize hundreds of students 
  • Train students to run effective campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days
  • Build a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus
  • Build relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators
  • Run a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues 


Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest, and/or student power issues, as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work.


The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.


To apply, visit We have immediate positions available and positions available starting Aug 2019. 


We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, North Carolina, Connecticut, Maryland, & Washington.

The Student PIRGs are part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit to learn more. 

The Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.

For Los Angeles-based positions: the Student PIRGs will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

How To Apply

Location: Newark, NJ

East Brooklyn Congregations Seeks Organizer

The leaders and organizers of the East Brooklyn Congregations & Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) build independent citizen-run organizations whose primary purpose is building power that lasts. Metro IAF organizations are made up of people from all races and classes and focus on productive improvements in the public arena that make life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness everyday realities.  We construct homes, reduce crime, improve schools, create wealth and re-generate communities. We don’t fit into any ideological category or cartoon – left or right, progressive or conservative.  Metro IAF ( or @metroiafny) has seven affiliates in the New York metropolitan area: East Brooklyn Congregations; Manhattan Together; South Bronx Churches; Empower Queens United in Action and Leadership; Long Island Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods; Westchester United; and New Jersey Together.

We are looking for three additional organizers who would have the ability and energy to build organizing teams of leaders in member institutions, identify local leaders and issues for action, and undertake local actions that address community concerns.

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract



IAF believes organizing should be a vocation, not a job. Organizer salaries are competitive and include health/dental care and paid vacation.

In the early try-out phase of three months, for people with little or no previous experience, a salary of $4,400 per month is normal.  Salaries can increase may increase if the person does well and is offered a one-year commitment.  

For people with experience, the starting salary is higher and the ability to advance can be more rapid. Contributions towards a retirement plan are available after one year of employment.

We believe strongly in training and mentoring. Each organizer is mentored by an experienced Metro IAF Lead Organizer and receives on-going training from Metro IAF National staff.

Level of Language Proficiency

English is required; conversational or fluent Spanish is strongly desired.

How To Apply

Send cover letter & resume to  

Following the review of your resume & cover later, the following steps maybe taken:

#1 Phone call conversation between lead organizer and organizer candidate

#2 Face-to-face individual meeting between lead organizer and organizer candidate

#3 Shadowing for 1/2 – 1 full day between candidate and lead organizer and/or associate organizer

#4 Meetings between leaders of organization and organizer candidate

#5 Evaluation and decision

This entire process may take 3-4 weeks to complete based upon the scheduling availability of the organizer candidate and the lead organizer and/or leaders. Please do not hesitate to be persistent and follow up.

Any candidates — regardless of experience — that are offered a position are given a 90-day “tryout.” The main focus and evaluation of a successful tryout is the ability to successfully complete at least 20-25 individual meetings a week with leaders or potential leaders. At the end of a tryout, a 1-year contract maybe offered.

To learn more about how we think about organizing and our work, read Going Public by Michael Gecan.

Location: 551 Vandalia Avenue, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11239

Girls for Gender Equity Seeks Policy Manager

Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational advocacy organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of cisgender (cis) and transgender (trans) girls and women of color and gender nonconforming/non-binary (GNCNB) youth of color. GGE challenges structural forces — racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, economic inequality — that work to constrict the freedom, full expression, and rights of trans and cis girls and young women of color and GNCNB youth of color.

Founded with an Open Society Institute Fellowship in 2001, GGE began in response to community needs for girls of color to have safe and equitable fitness and leadership development programming. The rape of an 8-year-old Black girl on her way to school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn led GGE to become a nonprofit organization in 2002, addressing the root causes of gender-based violence and promoting gender equity, human and civil rights for young people of color. GGE is continuing to expand as the needs of our constituents and our base of supporters grow.

GGE’s work is grounded in intersectional Black feminism, positive youth development, strengths-based, eco-systemic social work practice, and popular education theory. Our theory of change articulates our efforts to cultivate a culture and environment in which cis and trans girls of color and GNCNB youth of color are equitably supported to live free, self-determined lives; eradicate institutionalized barriers to gender equity; and dismantle all systems of oppression. We ultimately believe in and work toward a world where cis and trans girls of color and gender nonconforming/non-binary youth of color are free.


Girls for Gender Equity is hiring a Policy Manager who will continue GGE’s legacy of driving change at the city, state and national level with attention to the experiences of cis and trans girls of color and gender nonconforming youth of color. This role is ideal for someone steeped in community organizing work who seeks to drive policy change with attention to New York City and State.

The Policy Manager will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Policy and Government Relations and will collaborate closely with the Director of Policy and Government Relations, Chief of Staff, and Executive Director to develop, implement and lead policy initiatives to achieve equity for cis and trans girls and gender nonconforming youth of color.

The Policy Manager will lead 1 – 3 campaigns as determined in consultation with GGE leadership and will support other GGE campaigns. These efforts will raise racial and gender equity in public debate and lead GGE to tangible policy wins at the local, state, and national level to create conditions in which cis and trans girls and gender nonconforming youth of color thrive.


● Identify strategic opportunities for GGE to further policy initiatives designed to transform the lives of cis and trans girls and gender nonconforming youth of color.

● Design, implement, and lead advocacy campaigns to achieve GGE’s public policy goals, including initiatives at the local, state, and federal level.

Represent GGE with external partners and take leadership in external coalitions to ensure that racial and gender equity, including ending gender-based violence, are centered in policy priorities and platforms.

Research and write policy reports, fact sheets, blogs, op-eds, and other materials for public education and advocacy purposes.

● Build and manage relationships with members and leadership within the New York City Council to secure public funding for our work.

● Build and manage relationships with city and state policymakers to lift GGE’s profile and secure support for policy priorities and the organization as a whole.

● Partner with GGE staff and youth organizers to train them in advocacy tactics, educate them about GGE policy platforms and priorities, and facilitate their participation in campaigns.

● Maintain expertise in each of the GGE priority areas, including monitoring changes at the city, state, and federal level, and ensure that GGE staff is informed of the contours of key policy debates.

● Present publicly at national, state, and local forums, conferences and meetings as needed.

● Supervise interns as needed.



● Experience with national, state or local policies and legislation impacting young people of color – especially education and criminal and/or juvenile justice issues;

● Experience working in coalition, including developing shared plans, coordinating external and internal communications, and managing political dynamics;

● Experience planning strategic advocacy strategies and familiarity with the legislative process at the local, state and/or federal level.


● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including ability to communicate effectively with

diverse stakeholders, including elected officials, students, and other advocates;

● Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills.

● Proven ability to synthesize complex issues to present to a universal audience.

● Initiative, creative thinking, and the ability to handle multiple priorities under tight deadlines.


● Committed to advancing GGE’s mission and work;

● Highly organized, self-motivated, independent worker who can prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects at once;

● Creative problem-solver who anticipates challenges and seizes opportunities for collaboration;

● Able to implement a vision, think strategically, exercise good judgment, and lead change;

● Initiative-taker with a strong work ethic and efficient, results-oriented approach; and

● High level of self-awareness and ability to give and receive feedback well.

Desired but Not Required:

● Experience working with New York City and State government;

● Lived experience with school pushout, the criminal legal system, navigating gender, gender identity,

and/or racial equity issues;

● Experience working directly with youth is also a plus.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience including full health care benefits, paid vacation and 401k plan with employer match after one year of service.

Limitations and Disclaimer: The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position. The team member may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

For further details about GGE’s mission, vision and work, please visit, and @ggenyc on Twitter and Instagram

How to Apply:

All applications will be received via email and snail mail. No phone calls or fax, please.

All applications must include (in PDF format):

● Resume

● Thoughtful cover letter (including how you became aware of this opportunity: job portal, referral, etc.)

● Policy-focused writing sample

E-mail applications to:

Subject Line: Policy Manager/YOUR NAME

The priority deadline for applications is July 26, 2019.

GGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GGE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, job applicants, interns, and volunteers without regard to race, color, religion, creed, political association, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, national origin, immigration or citizenship status, age, military or veteran status, pregnancy, caregiver status, handicap or disability, genetic information or characteristic, unemployment status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, status as a victim or survivor of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking, or status in any group protected by federal, state, or local law in accordance with applicable law.

CUNY SLU Seeks Career Specialist

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies seeks applicants for a part-time Career Specialist position for Fall Semester 2019. The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working class populations in the workplace and in the community. It also collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a range of college-credit programs designed to give workers the academic and technical skills they need for professional advancement. Its faculty includes distinguished scholars in the social sciences as well as expert practitioners in government, labor, and public service.

The Career Specialist will provide services to graduate, undergraduate and certificate program students (many of whom are returning to school after an extended time away) and will work with advising staff in promoting these services.

General Duties:

 Provide career advising services to students to assist in career goal setting and help students in obtaining necessary resources in support of their career plans.

 Provide students with career advisement specific to public sector/NYC government agencies, labor unions, nonprofit, social justice and community organizations.

 Assist students in creating and developing resumes, cover letters, portfolios, interviewing skills and other tools required to conduct a successful job search.

 Manage relationships with employers, unions, worker advocacy organizations, partner organizations, and alumni to develop employment opportunities

 Plan and present workshops and seminars in resume writing, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, communication, employer expectations, networking and social media, and other careerrelated topics.

 Assist students who want to directly connect their course work (particularly capstone research projects) to new employment opportunities.

 Maintain records on student participation.

 Collaborate with advising staff and student support services to maximize career services effectiveness.

Required Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree highly preferred in counseling, higher education, career counseling/advising, student services, or other relevant experience.

 Two or more years of experience in the field.

The preferred candidate will have:

 Experience serving working adults returning to school.

 Relationships with non-profits, community organizations, and social justice organizations.

The Career Specialist is paid on the CUNY “Non-Teaching Adjunct I” scale, currently starting at $42.95/hr for new hires, and must abide by CUNY workload limits. Please electronically submit a C.V., a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your availability for the fall semester, and the contact information for three references to: