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Education Program Coordinator- Part-time

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:

Qualifications:

Compensation:

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.

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ESL Instructor and Curriculum Developer

The Independent Drivers Guild-IAMAW seeks an experienced ESL instructor to develop curriculum for and lead ESL classes for for-hire vehicle drivers in New York City. We believe that true education means developing critical consciousness, skills, and knowledge to build power to change reality through collective action. We seek a part-time instructor with a vision of developing a program rooted in critical pedagogy and positive student-teacher relationships that can grow to meet the needs of New York City’s 91% immigrant workforce of over 80,000 for-hire vehicle drivers.

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 through landmark regulations that have won an average 44% raise and established the first-ever pay floor in the industry. We seek to build on this foundation through classes that empower and enhance the mental health and well-being of drivers.

Responsibilities are as follows:

Qualifications:

 

Compensation:

Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Education Director Erik Forman ([email protected].)

Looking to fill position ASAP.

 

 

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Seeking bilingual LCSWs and LMSWs for Mental Health and Wellness Program for For-Hire Vehicle Drivers- Part-Time

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. We believe in the power of collective action to win change. 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 next through landmark regulations that will establish the first-ever pay floor in the industry.

We now seek to build on this foundation of economic gains with a new initiative to promote mental health and wellness amongst For-Hire Vehicle drivers in partnership with the Black Car Fund. Our Mental Health and Wellness Program will provide a lifeline for drivers who are in crisis, and support drivers with a suite of preventative measures including group therapy, counseling, guidance in accessing social services, as well as financial planning, ESL, and Know Your Rights classes.

We are seeking LCSWs and LMSWs who speak English and Spanish, Bengali, Urdu, Mandarin, and other languages to join our team part-time. The right candidate will have a can-do attitude and a passion for helping immigrant workers gain power to transform reality through collective action.

Responsibilities are as follows:

Qualifications:

Compensation:

Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to [email protected]

Looking to fill position ASAP.

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TLC Universal License 24-Hour Course Instructor

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, or a sequence of weekday evenings.
• Attending staff meetings and participating in professional development
• Rapidly integrating feedback and new curriculum from classroom observations

Required Qualifications:
• 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

Preferred Qualifications
• 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, email a cover letter and resume or CV to [email protected]

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Field Organizer

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:

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.

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Administrative Assistant

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:

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.