JOB OPENING: WAGE THEFT ASSOCIATE

SUMMARY OF POSITION

NICE seeks a highly motivated Wage Theft Associate to work on a broad range of innovative and solution-targeted strategies to support and engage members around the issue of wage theft.

"Wage theft," or the earned wages that go unpaid or underpaid, is one of the most critical and pressing issues impacting low-wage immigrant workers today. Our members, day laborers and other job seekers who depend on the informal economy for employment, are at most risk. 

The Wage Theft Associate will have the opportunity to build-on NICE's organizing-based model for collecting unpaid and under paid wages, a public education and policy campaign, and on a smartphone application developed for workers to fight wage theft.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Register intakes and orient members who have wage theft claims.
  • Strategize and organize with members around NICE’s organizing-based model for collecting unpaid and under paid wages.
  • Mediation between members and their employers; providing options for amicable negotiation and resolution via phone or work site visit.
  • Coordinate wage theft/worker rights clinics in collaboration with non-profit legal service providers.
  • Organize and mediate between lawyers, members, and employers by facilitating communication, gathering and sharing information, and documenting the progression of each case.
  • Engage and Support Community Organizers in development of member leadership and worker stories that can influence member-led advocacy and organizing campaigns.
  • Support advocacy work around wage theft (i.e. coalition building, legislative advocacy, lobbying, etc.).
  • Assist NICE Trainers in the development of Know Your Rights materials centered around wage theft.
  • Assist Program Staff in outreach and recruitment of new active members and member leaders.
  • Maintain excellent records of wage theft cases, external referrals, and clinic and training attendance.  
  • When required, support in the registration of new members, walk-in assistance, and referrals. 
  • When required, provide interpretation/translation.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Spanish fluency is a must.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in organizing/social justice work preferred, not required.
  • Some experience working with immigrant communities.
  • Experience with case management clerical duties, a plus.
  • Flexible schedule, ability to work evenings, and some weekends.
  • Ability and flexibility to adapt to collaborative, fast paced working environment.

TO APPLY

Please submit the following documents to hr@nynice.org with the subject line: Wage Theft Specialist

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two (2) writing samples (at least 1 professional)
  • Three (3) references (at least 2 professional)

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible.