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.
Excluded Workers Fund Program: Proyecto Faro recently received a grant to provide workers, including undocumented immigrants, with technical assistance in applying for financial support from NY state’s Excluded Worker Fund (EWF), if eligible. EWF is a $2.1 billion fund established to provide monetary relief for certain workers 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. We are hiring for multiple positions in our effort to support as many of these excluded workers as we can.
Position Description: Community Representatives will work at multiple Rockland County sites, providing assistance to workers excluded from receiving unemployment benefits during the pandemic as they complete the EWF application to receive state funds.
Responsibilities of Community Representatives will include:
- Meeting with workers to determine whether they qualify for payments from the Excluded Workers Fund;
- Supporting workers by helping them understand and collect all necessary documents and help them as they complete their applications for EWF payments;
- Ensuring workers follow through with all aspects of the EWF application and paying attention to details so no worker falls through the cracks because they do not know how to fill out the necessary paperwork; and
- Keeping appropriate records to document the number of workers who receive support through the Proyecto Faro’s EWF program and the number of applications completed and submitted.
These are part-time positions (20–25 hours per week) that require the ability to be flexible in working the required hours in the afternoons, evenings, and on occasional weekends. This is likely to be a one-year contract because 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
- Fluency in both English and Spanish (ability to speak Creole considered a plus)
Supervision: Community Representatives will report to the EWF Project Manager when that position is filled. Until then, they will report directly to the Executive Director.
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 these positions immediately. Please submit a cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.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.