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Adult Literacy Independent Contractor

Employer
Make the Road New York
Location
Queens County, New York
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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Focus Areas
Education
Job Function
Education / Teaching
Position Type
Contract / Freelance
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Job Details

CALLING: TEMPORARY EVENING/WEEKEND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK’S (MRNY)  ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM

 

Make the Road New York (MRNY) is calling for 2 independent contractors who may be interested in providing their service for 10 to 25 hours a week in our Adult Literacy Program; this may vary depending on the needs of the program.  

 

Service Time-frames: Mid March to Mid April; Mid June to Late August and, from mid November to mid January. 

 

Make the Road New York (www.maketheroadny.org) is a non-profit organization that builds the power of LatinX and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.  We have 25,000 members and operate community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and Westchester.

 

The following service are needed:

 

  • Book intake appointments for classes Test students’ English language skills using Best Plus software Enroll & re-enroll students in classes Enter student and program data into MRNY’s Salesforce database Communicate with MRNY staff and volunteers as part of their contracted services Review students’ records & email staff with different requests Help fill out any forms needed, answer and make phones calls, & do photocopying, faxing, filing, typing, & updating of waiting lists Attend trainings and meetings as needed Complete other tasks, as needed, to support the department

Requirements

 

  • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish (spoken and written), and comfortable conducting outreach, intake, and phone calls in Spanish Available to provide testing and/or outreach support in person and remotely  Efficient, communicative, a team player who provides services well under pressure and  a fast learner who takes initiative and works independently and maintains high standards

 Most contractors (though not all) need to have:

 

  • An Associate’s Degree  or at least a High School degree or HSE with at least 2 years previous of administrative experience  Strong computer and administrative skills Flexibility and the ability to multi-task. The ability to type at least 35 wpm and have demonstrated computer experience in office programs including Salesforce, Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.

Rate per hour of service: $15.76/hr

 

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter at the Make the Road New York career center.

 

Interviews will likely be held in the week of November 8th and week of November 15th.

 

MRNY is an equal opportunity contractor. Women, LGBTQ, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  All qualified contractors  will be afforded equal opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.

Company

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 23,000, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer)

MRNY is a multi-service organization.  Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above -- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish-language literacy, computer literacy, citizenship preparation, and in-school and after-school youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visit program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
718-418-7690
Location
301 Grove Street
Brooklyn
NY
11237
US
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