Community Representative

Proyecto Faro, an immigrant-led organizing effort, is working to build a community in which all people can live without fear or anxiety. Working to galvanize support and action among those in Rockland County who feel insecure due to their immigration status, we strive to create solidarity across boundaries of legal status, country of origin, and secular and religious affiliation. We act as a lighthouse, supporting all refugees and undocumented neighbors who are navigating hostile waters with the goal of helping all to find solid ground. 

Proyecto Faro recently received a grant to conduct outreach to workers, including undocumented immigrants, who lost income between March 27, 2020 and April 1, 2021 and were excluded from receiving benefits through state unemployment insurance and federal pandemic unemployment assistance. These positions will conduct outreach related to this grant, including helping workers navigate the application and follow-up process, and referring workers and their families to other critical services.

Community Representatives will work at multiple Rockland County sites, identifying and building relationships with excluded workers and their families, holding 1-1 meetings with them to understand their situations, and providing referrals and specialized assistance based on their needs.

Responsibilities of Community Representatives will include:

  • Holding 1-1 meetings with workers to get to know them and determine their specific needs and whether they qualify for payments from the Excluded Workers Fund;
  • Supporting workers by helping them understand and collect all necessary documents for the EWF Fund and other applications;
  • Accompanying workers through the process of completing necessary follow-up steps  for any relief for which they are eligible. Keeping appropriate records to document the number of workers who we advise, the specific services we refer them to, and the number and type of applications completed and submitted.

These are part-time positions (20–25 hours per week) that necessitate the ability to be flexible in working required hours in the afternoons, evenings, and on occasional weekends. The position has been funded through June of 2022.

Qualifications and Skills Required: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and basic data entry skills to maintain appropriate records
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the, ability to listen closely and be patient with detail even when it is cumbersome
  • Fluency in English
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish and/or Creole 

Supervision: Community Representatives will report to the Director of Organizing and Program Development

Compensation: $20 per documented work hour

Location and Requirements: Work location will be in public or non-profit community spaces in Spring Valley, West Nyack/Nanuet, Haverstraw and Stony Point. Employees must have reliable transportation to get to different Rockland County work sites, as assigned. (Mileage reimbursement is available to cover appropriate transportation costs.)

How to apply: We need to fill this position very quickly. Please submit a cover letter and resumé to info@proyectofarorockland.org as soon as possible.

Proyecto Faro is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.