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The Working World is Hiring a Rockaway Project Coordinator (NYC, P/T)


The position requires serving as community outreach and cooperative development coordinator for the Worker Owned Rockaways Cooperatives development program (WORCs). WORCs is a cooperative business incubator that helps residents of the Rockaways develop and finance worker-owned business.

Begun in the spring of 2013, WORCs is an initiative to rebuild after Sandy in a way that addresses both the storm’s impact and the long-term systemic issues in the neighborhood. The program’s goal is to equip Far Rockaway residents with the skills and financing to launch small, worker-owned businesses that fill a need in their community. More than 40 residents have already joined the 12 week training program–people who now work for others as babysitters, house cleaners, exterminators and upholsterers but dream of being their own bosses and keeping wealth inside their neighborhood.

About Us:

The Working World is a non-profit offering a new way for people to take control of their economic lives and change the heart of the working equation. We turn the financial system on its head and offer socially conscious investment to businesses owned and operated democratically by workers. It’s an idealistic vision, but it’s not just an idea — we’ve been doing it for ten years in Argentina, Nicaragua, and now, the United States. We have lent over $4 million to more than 200 worker cooperatives, and over 98% of these investments have paid themselves off, resulting in growing businesses and new jobs. Our aim is to help bring workers into positions of power in the system of production, finance projects that empower people rather than drowning them in debt, and challenge a global economy that puts profit before people.


  • Recruit new participants during open enrollment
  • Identify businesses with potential for conversion to worker ownership in the Rockaways
  • Provide technical assistance to cooperative businesses in topics including business and financial planning, marketing, and governance
  • Plan and lead regular (ie. weekly) meetings with cooperative businesses within the program
  • Use internal software to track and report on businesses’ progress
  • Assist in the planning of monthly assemblies
  • Assist in meeting with funders


  • Resident of the Rockaway Peninsula
  • Strong social skills
  • Strong logistical and coordinating skills
  • Computer literacy: Basic Excel knowledge, basic web-based platform understanding
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work autonomously
  • Small business experience, preferred
  • Bilingual [Spanish & English], preferred

To Apply

Respond with a cover letter and resume to jobs@theworkingworld.org. Please write “Rockaway Project Coordinator” in the subject line.

Application Deadline

November 3, 2015



New York Communities for Change Hiring Lead Organizer (Wash NY Campaign)

Make a difference. New York Communities for Change seeks a lead organizer to help support the fight for the WASH NY Campaign. While jobs may have finally started growing, low wage jobs have made up the bulk of new jobs in New York City. New York Communities for Change has joined with leading progressive union RWDSU and with Make the Road New York to support Carwasheros taking a stand against the brutal conditions they face. Since 2012, the Car Wash campaign has been fighting and winning better pay and conditions at car washes across the city. We have been able to raise wages and standards across the industry and have won millions of dollars in back wages for the carwasheros. Working in the WASH NY Car Wash Campaign you will have an opportunity to work in a new and winning model of union and community organizing.

About New York Communities for Change:
New York Communities for Change is a community-based, member-run organization that fights for social and economic justice for low- and moderate-income families. Our members organize their neighborhoods and workplaces to take action against the toughest problems facing working families throughout New York – affordable housing, good schools, decent jobs and transportation. Through meetings with elected officials, community events, and protests and rallies, New York Communities for Change takes a power-in-numbers approach to fight for real change for hard-working New Yorkers.

Applicants must have:

  • Fluency in Spanish or French is required
  • At least 3 years of organizing experience in labor, community, student or political organizations or campaigns
  • Full understanding of NLRB procedures
  • 1 year proven lead-level organizing experience is strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, and writing)
  • Commitment to the social justice movement and passion for winning change for low-income people
  • Ability to build powerful coalitions with a diverse set of partners, including labor unions, community groups, elected officials, etc., and coordinate with coalition partners through meetings and individual conversations
  • Must be able to work independently and manage a team
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and be detail-orientated
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • People of Color strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Health, dental and vision, 401K and paid vacation.

Qualified candidates should email your resume and cover letter to rvalerio@nycommunities.org with the subject line “Car Wash Lead Organizer.”

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation Seeks Full-Time Tenant Organizer

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is a not-for-profit community development organization serving 8,000 residents a year through a comprehensive array of housing preservation, economic development, community organizing and youth and family support services programs and projects. With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has an opening for one (1) Tenant Organizer to work in the Community Organizing and Advocacy division. This position exempt position.

Principal Duties:

  • Conduct outreach, survey buildings and individual apartments and, in the process, engage tenants to work together to solve repair and safety issues.
  • Complete HPD building surveys.
  • Hold regular meetings with tenants to identify and prioritize issues (e.g. repairs, unresponsive management or landlords, shoddy maintenance, breach of rent-stabilization regulations).
  • Create and facilitate regular workshops specific to housing rights,
    responsibilities, laws and processes.
  • Link tenants to the neighborhood-wide re-zone campaign and city-wide campaigns for affordable housing.
  • Demonstrate commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change.
  • Provide monthly narratives and statistical reports on work accomplished.
  • Report to Director of Community Organizing and Advocacy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required
  • Be fluent in Spanish
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Be comfortable facilitating meetings and leading workshops
  • Be willing to work flexible hours


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

How to apply
Forward cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Director of Community Organizing and Advocacy at: JuliaW@cypresshills.org. Three (3) written and signed reference letters will be required if chosen for the position.

ANEW Seeks Executive Director (Seattle, WA)

Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) is a 35 year old pre- non-profit organization headquartered in Renton, Washington. ANEW’s mission is to provide women of all ages, races, and backgrounds with quality training, support services, and employment preparation services; leading to a viable and satisfying career pathway to family wage jobs.

Although women are ANEW’s primary target population, ANEW strives to increase diversity and inclusion for all underrepresented populations. Additionally, ANEW partners and works with multiple state registered apprenticeship programs, businesses, labor, workforce development organizations, and colleges in order to successfully carry out its mission.

POSITION TITLE: Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for ANEW’s staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations and business plans. S/he will manage staff and contractors at multiple locations and in multiple grants. S/he will demonstrate excellent writing, speaking, supervisory and financial and fundraising skills.


Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and system; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize ANEW’s board members, alumni and partnering organizations
  • Lead, coach, develop and retain ANEW’s high performance staff
  • Ensure effective systems to track program process and grant deliverables; evaluate program components and measure successes so impact can be effectively communicated to board members, funders and other constituents
  • Serve as primary connector/presenter with funding agents and partners; present program, grant or partnership information in a variety of environments to constituents
  • Develop or possess strong relationships with leadership in the apprenticeship community
  • Oversee special projects, such as conferences, leadership trainings, or short term contracts/assignments

Fundraising and Financial Oversight

  • Lead and manage all revenue generating activities, which includes, grant writing, contract negotiations, individual gift campaigns, and the acquisition of corporate sponsorships; including managing, and reporting all gifts, grants and contracts
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion
  • Report to funding sources on qualitative and quantitative impact per funding guidelines
  • Adherence to GAAP principles in oversight of budgets and general operational/financial functions

Program Direction

  • Ensure multiple programs adhere to grant/funding guidelines, program competencies, etc
  • Ensure reporting on deliverables is maintained according to grant, contract or donor guidelines
  • Interact with partners and funding agents on strategic activities, programs and special projects

Staff Management

  • Oversee all aspects of a small agency team per Employment Handbook and agency policies
  • Resolve conflict and manage team operations, reporting and client interactions in a fast-paced environment
  • Prepare and/or approve employee job descriptions, classifications, pay rates, payroll, administrative functions, leave, and other supervisory functions in a small work environment


  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, including web presence, newsletters, and platforms such as Facebook, blogs
  • Communicate ANEW’s impact in annual reports, at conferences, and with a variety of constituents
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Planning & New Business:

  • Design strategic expansion efforts and business plans
  • Build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with public and private funders, donors, community and political leaders
  • Be an external presence and represent ANEW and its interests in a variety of meetings


  • The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to ANEW’s non-profit mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
  • Advanced degree, MBA or MPA preferred, and at least 10 years management experience. Track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next level of growth
  • 5+ years in development, grant writing and fund raising with proven outcomes
  • Knowledge of apprenticeship system, industrial sectors in the Puget Sound
  • Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage multiple budgets
  • Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including ability to create and edit documents in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) Typing ability of at least is 45 WPM may be required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal and excellent customer relations skills.
  • Good writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and application of organization, planning, records management and general administration.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.


  • Background screening through Washington State Patrol
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to include evening and or weekend
  • Valid Washington State Drivers License, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Proof of citizenship or other authorization for employment
  • Continuation of employment is contingent upon successfully performing work described herein
  • Continuation of this position is dependent on achievement of performance goals and availability of funding

Work Location: ANEW Administration office –Renton and Satellite locations as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday and occasional evening and weekends.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Anticipated Start Date: November/early December 2015


This position is paid an annual salary of $70-80k DOE. This is an exempt position, Monday through Friday and occasional evening or weekend work. This position requires the ability to travel statewide and nationally. This position is grant funded and continuation of this position is subject to obtainment of contract deliverables, funding restrictions such as penalties for nonperformance, project evaluations, and achievement of performance goals and availability of funding.


Employer paid benefits include: Medical, Dental and Vision.

A portion of the medical premium is made by the employee through a pre-tax contribution at time of payroll posting. Employees at 30/hours week or greater qualify for full benefits and pay a pre-tax contribution of $80 per month. Employees who work less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for paid benefits. Additional employer paid benefits include: basic life insurance, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and taxes as required by law. Employees may elect to make contributions to a non-employer sponsored 403(b) retirement plan.


Eligible applicants should submit current resume; references including at least 1 external partner; current or former employee; and supervisor/Board member; and cover letter demonstrating experience in these FIVE areas:

  • non-profit work;
  • fundraising and development;
  • financial oversight; including grant management
  • partnership development; and
  • staff oversight.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2015 VIA EMAIL ONLY – NO EXCEPTIONS. Applications not following these procedures will not be considered.

Please email resume and cover letter to: ANEW Board of Directors Attention: Keith Weir info@anewaop.org

Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW) is an equal opportunity employer.

Asian Americans for Equality Seeks Housing Organizer

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all those who are in need. Founded in 1974 to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed – in the past four decades – to become one of New York’s preeminent housing, social service and community development organizations. AAFE is committed to preserving affordable housing throughout New York and to providing new opportunities for the city’s diverse immigrant communities.

Employing innovative approaches, the organization has preserved and developed eight-six (86) buildings, creating more than eight hundred (800) units of housing. It has secured almost $300 million in mortgage financing for home buyers and disbursed $30 million in loans to hundreds of small businesses. Through a wide range of multilingual counseling services, AAFE provides education, financial assistance and training to empower people, small businesses and neighborhoods. Its research, advocacy and grassroots organizing initiatives help to shape government policy and to effect positive change. At its heart, AAFE embodies the hopes and dreams of New York’s many vibrant immigrant communities, and helps turn those dreams into reality.

AAFE is seeking a full-time Housing Organizer to further AAFE’s efforts to preserve decent and affordable housing in the neighborhoods that the organization is based, Chinatown and Lower East Side and in immigrant communities in Queens, including but not limited to Elmhurst, Corona, Woodside, Sunnyside and Jackson Heights. The housing organizer will be part of a team that represents tenants in Housing Court, state Supreme Court, and administrative proceedings; works with tenant groups, tenant leaders and community organizations; conducts trainings and communicates regularly with elected officials and city and state agencies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct strategic outreach in buildings to educate neighborhood residents and groups about their housing rights. This includes door-knocking, building assessment and identifying tenant leaders in buildings.
  • Work with residents and tenant leaders to organize tenant associations for the purposes of ensuring their legal rights are not being violated and to collectively address and resolve housing issues.
  • Develop, identify, implement or support local, city-wide and/or state-wide campaigns to preserve affordable housing and fight anti-displacement.
  • Represent AAFE at community or coalition meetings.
  • Keep detailed records of the organizing activities and to use them in writing funding or grant reports.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to jointly develop ways that AAFE can improve its services or better meet the needs of the people we serve.
  • Attend training opportunities.


  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and to using organizing as a tool for social change.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the issues or problems affecting low-income or working-poor, immigrant, LGBTQ, and communities of color.
  • Minimum one year experience in organizing, with experience working on New York City housing or tenant advocacy issues preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills.
  • Computer literacy, which includes familiarity using email, Excel, Word, Facebook, Twitter and other computer programs that will improve the work.
  • Fluently bilingual in English/Chinese-Mandarin, required. Additional Spanish fluency, a plus.
  • Ability to work evening shifts (1 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and some weekends.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent health benefits with paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and personal days.

How to apply
If interested, applicants should submit a cover letter indicating salary requirements and a resume in PDF, addressed to veronica_li@aafe.org. No faxes or phone calls, please. In the event that we wish to arrange for an interview, we will contact you by email or phone.

Thank you for expressing your interest in working with Asian Americans for Equality