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Fifth Avenue Committee is Searching for a Tenant Organizer and Advocate

September 16, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Status: Exempt

Unit: Organizing & Advocacy 

Position: Full-time, 35 hrs/week 

Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC), is a nationally recognized South Brooklyn based, non-profit community development corporation formed in 1978 whose mission is to advance economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents has genuine opportunities to achieve their goals as well as the power to shape the community’s future. FAC works to transform the lives of over 5,500 low and moderate income New Yorkers annually so that we can all live and work with dignity and respect while making our community more equitable, sustainable, inclusive and just.

To achieve our mission FAC develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents and workers, offers student centered adult education, and combats displacement caused by gentrification. In addition to our grassroots neighborhood work, we are actively involved in broader coalitions and campaigns.

The position will be primarily performing work on FAC’s behalf to our affiliate, Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) in offices in Sunset Park.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

o Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish and/or Chinese required;

o Prior knowledge of NYC tenant rights, tenant organizing, eviction prevention, and/or public benefits required;

o Some exposure to NYC affordable rental housing issues and trends preferred;

o Experience working in a community-based, not for profit setting preferred;

o Comfortable working with low-income, immigrant residents, many undocumented;

o Ability to learn quickly and utilize creative problem solving skills;

o Detail-oriented, able to establish priorities in collaboration with program staff, and meet reporting deadlines;

o Able to work independently in an intimate, fast-paced work environment;

o Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing;

o Computer literacy;

o Demonstrated commitment to equity, dignity and social justice;

o Sense of humor, humility and respect;

o Commitment to FAC’s and NHN’s missions.

How to Apply: 

Please email cover letter and resume by September 30th, 2013 to:

Jackie Del Valle, Director

Organizing & Advocacy Unit

Fifth Avenue Committee

621 DeGraw Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Email: jobs@fifthave.org 

Please indicate “Tenant Organizer & Advocate” in the subject line. 

No phone calls, please.

For more information, click Tenant Organizer and Advocate Job Announcement

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