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**Detailed Internship descriptions forthcoming**
NICE seeks a full-time Workforce Development Coordinator to help launch a NICE Job Bank and to manage and grow our workforce development programs for day laborers who work mostly in the construction industry with a special focus on placing workers in Sandy related reconstruction projects. Specific tasks include but are not limited to:
Spearhead the development and implementation of day laborer job bank, working in collaboration with the program manager and executive director.
Develop relationships with contractors and other potential employers who will hire our workers at a fair wage and with proper health and safety equipment.
Conduct outreach to workers and develop participatory, fair and collaborative processes for decision-making in areas like job placement and how other aspects of the job bank are run.
Workforce Development Trainings:
Work with appropriate schools and regulatory agencies to coordinate health and safety trainings, certification programs and skills building trainings for our members.
Coordinate NICE’s ESOL program and continue to develop workforce development and job readiness aspects of the program.
Work with organizers and our legal partners to coordinate NICE’s monthly Wage Theft Clinic, helping to identify cases where workers were not paid for their work, conduct initial interviews with workers and linking them to legal support.
Maintain a tracking system for cases of unpaid wages coming through the job bank and coordinate meetings between worker and attorneys during and outside of clinic hours.
Work with organizers to coordinate worker wage theft campaigns and contribute to organization’s advocacy work around wage theft and other workers’ rights issues.
Maintain appropriate files and tracking systems, including data entry and internal reporting on work and progress.
Support development efforts around workforce development by providing updated data and narrative for funding reports.
Provide communications support through workforce development-related content for website, social media sites and listserv.
- Must be bilingual (English and Spanish)
- Workforce development or construction industry experience preferred
- Ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings and some evenings
- Commitment to participatory processing and working alongside the community
- Knowledge of popular education methods are a plus
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Commitment to social justice and immigrant and workers’ rights
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package applies. This position is grant funded for six months upon start date, with a likely renewal after that.
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attention to Jessica Garcia, Senior Organizer/Program Manager. Please call 718-205-8796 if you have any questions.