The Independent Drivers Guild-IAMAW seeks a part-time Program Coordinator for education programs for for-hire vehicle drivers. This position will be a member of a team that runs a schedule of classes and educational programming for drivers. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for administration of one three-day course per week with hours of 8am-2pm Saturday, Sunday, and potentially Thursday and Friday. Duties may include printing course materials, sending out reminders to students, responding to phone and email inquiries, preparing the classroom before classes, coordinating food orders for classes, welcoming students, entering attendance records and other data for grant requirements, staffing a welcome desk during classes, updating the website, and other tasks as assigned in collaboration with other staff. The Program Coordinator will also devote 4-8 hours per week to one-on-one counseling sessions with drivers helping them developing education goals and plans.
The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is a nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) bringing together app-based drivers in New York City to win better pay, benefits, and dignity on the job. Since our launch in 2016, our campaigns have put millions of dollars in drivers pockets, first through a campaign that established the right to be able to accept tips through apps, and then through landmark regulations that have won an average 44% pay increase and established the first-ever pay floor in the industry. Our education programs seek to empower drivers with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed on the job– and transform the industry through collective action.
The Program Coordinator will play a crucial role in the success of education programs. The role will be part-time and will be based out of our Brooklyn offices near the Morgan Ave L until our new space opens in the Bronx.
Responsibilities are as follows:
- Have one-on-one conversations with drivers about programming in the office, the field, and over the phone
- Provide one-on-one counseling to drivers about educational and career goals and opportunities
- Register drivers for classes and respond to other inquiries
- Answer incoming calls and respond to emails regarding programming;
- Coordinate food orders for classes
- Enter data for classes and other programming
- Compile and prepare necessary materials for classes;
- Ensure classroom is ready for the next day by ensuring tables are wiped down, floor is swept, refrigerator is clean.
- Coordinate with other administrative staff to maintain a weekly inventory list and order more office supplies when necessary.
- Assisting with research and execution of other projects as-needed
- Attend monthly professional development workshops with the Education Team.
- Reports to Education Director
- Multilingual strongly preferred
- Familiarity with Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets, WordPress, and comfortable communicating by email.
- High school diploma or TASC, college degree preferred.
- Minimum one year of experience as an administrative assistant, receptionist or similar
- Experience working with working class, immigrant, and marginalized populations
- Labor/community organizing experience preferred
- Passion for social justice required
- $20/hour, 18-24 hours/week.
Women, people of color, immigrants, LGTBQIA, people with disabilities, workers fired for union activity, and others facing discrimination in the labor market particularly encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Education Director Erik Forman ([email protected].) If you speak languages other than English please be sure to include this.
Looking to fill position ASAP.