The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) Education Center is seeking an experienced TLC-licensed drivers and union activists to join our team as instructors for the TLC Universal License 24-Hour Course. This class is required for licensure as a TLC driver. The IDG Education Center offers this course to ensure that every new TLC driver is set up for success from their first day on the job. We are particularly interested in applicants who are bilingual in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Urdu, and Bengali.
We will train a successful applicant on the curriculum and teaching techniques.
The Independent Drivers Guild is a union nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW, Machinists Union) and represent 65,000 app-based For-Hire Vehicle workers in New York City.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Teaching 1-2 courses per month, offered over three 8-hour days, two 12-hour days on Saturday and Sunday, or a sequence of weekday evenings.
• Attending staff meetings and participating in professional development
• Rapidly integrating feedback and new curriculum from classroom observations
• Current TLC-licensed driver
• Minimum six months experience as a labor activist
• Passion for social justice
• Friendly disposition toward students
• Driven to build worker power in the For-Hire Vehicle Industry
• All of the above and experience as a teacher
This position will report to the Education Programs Director and collaborate with faculty and staff of the IDG Education Center.
Wages and Benefits
• This is a part-time position at up to 60 hours/month.
• Competitive pay.
To apply, please complete the form here.
The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is seeking an energetic and outgoing individual interested in helping build our organization from the ground up. We are an nonprofit worker organization which is an affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW, Machinists Union) representing 65,000 app-based For-Hire Vehicle workers in New York City.
We are searching for an experienced digital organizer to support on-the-ground organizing through digital channels.
The Digital Organizer position will be responsible for developing a highly engaged online member-base and for amplifying the organizing work being done on the ground. This position requires a passionate, self-managed, ambitious, and hardworking individual who is savvy with online tools.
- Content Curation: Source, schedule and manage daily content for social all media channels, monitor mentions and comments, follow relevant and breaking news stories and share on multiple platforms, monitor partner channels and activities to amplify and support.
- Internal Digital Organizing: Support offline organizing through digital channels. Manage personal profiles to be used for managing groups, engaging with workers, and inviting workers to events and classes. Develop a organized group of online activists to be our advocates and amplify the organization’s voice. Engage on messaging platforms like WeChat, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Develop Google Group networks—creating and managing bots where it may be effective.
- External Digital Organizing: Promote offline organizing through digital channels. Highlight our daily work on the ground by using periscope, facebook live, snapchat, Instagram, and in general photo and video documentation.
- List Management: list segmentation, list uploads and general assistance in management of lists. Working with our communications partners, Revolution Messaging, to help create fundraising campaigns, email programs, targeting by issues and districts, tag management, maintenance and updates of templates and automated emails, develop all campaign pages (petitions, sign ups, etc.)
- Website Management: Maintain and update website(s), posting new content as needed, and ensuring that the user experience reflects the organization.
- Reporting: Run and report on analytics for website, social media, and our lists.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Strong work ethic. We work under tight schedules with an extremely large and diverse group of members.
- Your work will be fairly autonomous, ability to self-manage, multitask, and prioritize in a fast pace environment is essential, but we must also work quickly and efficiently as a team.
- Experience in and understanding how to communicate effectively with low wage workers, immigrants, and union organizers.
- Ability to address conflict head-on and communicate directly.
- Experience with evolving social media platforms and related metrics.
- Experience with photography, video, or web design is a plus.
- Experience with Creative Suite, Canva or other design programs are helpful but not required
- Experience with HTML, SQL, etc., is helpful, but not required.
- Strong ability (and experience) to effectively utilize digital organizing tools (i.e. multiple social media platforms, relay, hustle, ability to create effective organizing emails).
- Experience and ability to effectively organize in person (1:1 and with both large and small groups).
- Our members are from over 175 different countries and are 90% immigrant. Experience working with a diverse membership and using digital tools to reach members where they are is very helpful.
- Applicants who are a fluent or native Spanish, Chinese, African French, Russian (or any language from the former Soviet Union), Urdu, Arabic, Nepali, or Bengali speaker are strongly preferred.
- A commitment to labor organizing values and winning a fair industry for drivers in New York City and nationally.
To apply please email us your resume, a letter of interest in this position, and two references. This position will report to and collaborate with the Executive Director. This is a salaried position, starting at $50,000.
The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is seeking an energetic and outgoing individual interested in helping build our organization from the ground up. We are an union nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW, Machinists Union) and represent 60,000 app-based For-Hire Vehicle workers in New York City.
We are constantly working to recruit more For-Hire Vehicle drivers into our union and develop current membership to become more active. We are searching for an experienced organizer that has 5+ experience of organizing membership and staff.
The Field Organizer position will be responsible for coordinating all levels of outreach for the Independent Drivers Guild. This position requires a high energy, responsible, and organized individual with a passion for social justice.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Managing and developing member and intern field organizers and phone organizers;
- Maintaining a strong internal organizing strategy to continually develop members;
- Building a network of active drivers in each borough;
- Organizing and securing turn out for events, meetings, actions, and protests;
- Organizing and running successful membership meetings;
- Identify, track, and develop potential stewards and activists that we meet in the field and/or over the phones;
- Coordinating and running works council meetings with members and company management;
- Developing and maintaining a network of community partners;
- The ability to troubleshoot problems as they come up with organizing staff and with membership;
- Coordinating with the Education Director to run Organizing trainings to further develop our membership;
- Required 3+ years of field organizing (preferably labor organizing), coordinating experience, and leading organizing staff.
This position will report directly to the Chief of Staff.
This is a salaried position, starting at $50,000.
To apply please email us your resume, a letter of interest, and two references.
The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is seeking an energetic and outgoing individual interested in helping build our organization from the ground up. We are a nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW, Machinists Union) and represent 50,000 app-based For-Hire Vehicle workers in New York City.
We are seeking an experienced part-time Administrative Assistant to help us keep up with the growth of the union, and better serve our members. The Administrative Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to:
- Answer incoming calls about the IDG, and respond to voicemails;
- Answer questions about education, organizing, firings and appeals processes, and union campaigns;
- Respond to emails from our membership throughout the day;
- Respond to Facebook messages in a timely fashion;
- In general, take care of the needs of the office;
- Coordinate food orders for classes and meetings;
- Enter necessary data (ex: turnout for meetings, classes, paper dues forms, etc.);
- Make sure that the office is clean and ready for classes/meetings the following day (sweeping, stocking the coffee bar, moping once a week, wiping down the tables, cleaning the coffee maker, and cleaning the fridge once a week);
- Compile and prepare necessary materials for classes and meetings;
- Keep a weekly inventory list and ordering more office supplies when necessary.
This position starts at $15 per hour for 24 hours per week, reports to the Executive Director, and starts immediately. To apply, please email us your resume and a letter of interest.