Building the Power of Day Laborers and Immigrant Workers in New York

 

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) builds the individual and collective power of immigrant workers. We envision a society where all people, regardless of immigration status, live and work with dignity and justice.

We focus on organizing and supporting newly arrived immigrants who face significant challenges in finding safe, dignified, and well-paying jobs and are at high risk of workplace abuse and exploitation.


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    ESOL Instructor

    JOB POST: ESOL PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR (PART-TIME) New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is seeking an ESOL Program Coordinator who will lead NICE’s efforts to provide immigrant workers with English classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). NICE is a community-based organization dedicated to advancing the rights of immigrant workers through innovative community organizing, grassroots advocacy, and service delivery. NICE builds the individual and collective power of some of the most vulnerable workers, such as day laborers, domestic workers, and other newly arrived immigrants, in Queens and across New York City. Current campaigns focus on curtailing wage theft and safety violations through construction contractor licensing reform, seeking justice for job seekers through employment agency reform, and garnering municipal support for day laborer worker centers. The NICE Community Job Center in Jackson Heights serves as a safer alternative for day laborers and domestic workers to soliciting employment in the streets or at employment agencies. In addition to organizing jobs with workers, NICE provides workforce development trainings, health and safety certification, assistance to recover unpaid wages, and other critical services in the community. RESPONSIBILITIES Conduct student intake and assessments Teach ESOL classes based on NICE curriculum Maintain ESL class records and reports on program activities REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS TESOL certificate or other ESOL teacher training equivalent Experience working with multi-level ESOL classes, a plus Flexibility in schedule; classes may take place in the early morning, evenings and/or weekends Ability to develop appropriate, trusting relationships with a predominantly Spanish-speaking community of immigrant workers Strong social justice analysis, particularly around immigration, class/labor, gender, and race Experience working with immigrant communities or other vulnerable individuals Experience managing cases with vulnerable individuals, a plus Knowledge of computer operations (including but not limited to, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, etc.), as well as copiers, fax machines, and phones Administrative and organizational skills necessary to carry out job description responsibilities HOW TO APPLY Please submit the following documents to hr@nynice.org with the subject line: ESOL Instructor Cover letter Resume Professional writing sample Three (3) references (at least 2 professional) Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  
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    Worker Rights Associate, Part-Time

    POSITION OPENING: PART-TIME WORKER RIGHTS ASSOCIATE DESCRIPTION New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is seeking a part-time Worker Rights Associate who will work closely with the Worker Rights Team  to assist NICE’s efforts to empower immigrant workers who have been exploited by their employers. This position will be a combination of on-site and off-site work. NICE is a community-based organization dedicated to advancing the rights of immigrant workers through innovative community organizing, grassroots advocacy, and service delivery. NICE builds the individual and collective power of some of the most vulnerable workers, such as day laborers, domestic workers, and other newly arrived immigrants, in Queens and across New York City. Current campaigns focus on curtailing wage theft and safety violations through construction contractor licensing reform, seeking justice for job seekers through employment agency reform, and garnering municipal support for day laborer worker centers. The NICE Community Job Center in Jackson Heights serves as a safer alternative for day laborers and domestic workers to soliciting employment in the streets or at employment agencies. In addition to organizing jobs with workers, NICE provides workforce development trainings, health and safety certification, assistance to recover unpaid wages, and other critical services in the community. POSITION DETAILS JOB TYPE: Part-time, hourly  employment. 10-20 hours per week, not to exceed 25 hours per week. LOCATION:  Based in our offices in Jackson Heights, with opportunities for remote work and off-site work. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent organizational skills, particularly with attention to data entry and tracking Willingness to do outreach in Queens and other boroughs, in a variety of contexts: street, business, direct service, government, etc. Strong written and oral skills in Spanish and English Ability to develop appropriate, trusting relationships with a predominantly Spanish-speaking community of immigrant workers Superb time management skills to ensure project tracking each week Strong social justice analysis, particularly around immigration, class/labor, gender, and race Experience working with immigrant communities or other vulnerable individuals Knowledge of computer operations (including but not limited to, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, etc.), as well as copiers, fax machines, and phones Administrative and organizational skills necessary to carry out job description responsibilities
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