Excluded Workers Outreach and Assistance Grant (EW-OAG) Community Organizer
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DESCRIPTION

The Excluded Workers Outreach and Assistance Community Organizer will be responsible 

for conducting outreach and providing applicant assistance services to community members 

seeking to apply to New York State’s $2.1 billion Excluded Workers Outreach and Assistance 

Grant. The program provides financial relief to New Yorkers who have suffered income loss 

during the pandemic and were ineligible for federal and state relief programs. The Community 

Organizer will work closely with the Program Director and other program staff to ensure that 

eligible Nassau County residents gain access to the program. This is a grant funded position. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Connect with targeted communities that otherwise might be invisible, such as networking with churches, community centers, immigrant coalitions, etc.;

  2. Help facilitate workshops, clinics, teachings, presentations and events surrounding the Excluded Workers Outreach and Assistance Grant program.

  3. Reach out to EOC clients to help identify people who would be eligible.

  4. Participate in in-person and virtual outreach activities, including the creation of outreach materials, and informational presentations across Nassau County;

  5. Provide both in-person and remote applicant assistance services to community members seeking financial relief throughout Nassau County through NYS’s Excluded Worker Assistance and Outreach Grant program, including but not limited to: 

  • conducting eligibility screenings,

  •  assisting with preparation of application materials,

  •  application submission, 

  • case follow-up, and referrals for related services;

  1. Participate in regular team meetings and required training sessions;

  2. Maintain accurate records of services provided and other program activities;

  3. Coordinate participation in community events

  4. Compliance with all administrative procedures, including timely submission of timesheets and reimbursement requests.

  5. Other duties that may be assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to interact with potential applicants whose primary language may not be English;

  • Direct ties to excluded worker communities in Nassau County preferred;

  • Cultural competence and sensitivity to the diversity of the communities we serve;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills;

  • The ability to work independently and with a team;

  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office 

  • A valid driver’s license and personal vehicle, with the ability to travel throughout Nassau County, NY

  • Bi-lingual Haitian/Creole preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Social Services preferred