Census Outreach Worker

Hanac in Astoria, NY

  • Industry: Nonprofit - Volunteer Management
  • Type: Part Time
  • $126,485.00 - 83,990.00
position filled

HANAC is a multi-service organization providing a wide range of services to the elderly, youth, and immigrants in Western Queens, Corona, Elmhurst, and College Point. Its services to the elderly include sponsorship of 4 full-service senior centers, para-transit van service, and car service for accessing medical care. HANAC is a NORC provider in NYCHA's Ravenswood Houses with over 1,100 senior residents. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens, non-citizens, and undocumented populations, which have been historically underserved, undercounted, and traditionally have not responded well to the decennial census questionnaire.

Position: Census Outreach Worker

Reports to: Census Captain

Hours: Part-Time (Temporary: January 2020 ? July 1, 2020)

Rate: $17.00 per hour

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

The United States Constitution requires a population count?or census?every 10 years. The census determines every state's proportional representation in Congress as well as its share of federal funds for health care, education, housing, economic development, social services, roads, transportation, and more. In light of the resources that are at risk and the fact that the State of New York could lose up to two congressional seats in the case of a 2020 census undercount, it is critically important that all New Yorkers, especially those from historically undercounted communities, are counted.

To support a fair and complete count, HANAC, Inc. is working in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY), Mayor de Blasio?s NYC Census 2020 office, and the New York City Council to mobilize New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census. HANAC's mission is "to provide education, vocational training, and support services to enable everyone to reach their full potential." HANAC has large partnerships and volunteers? team that is supporting HANAC?s Census2020 initiative. We have agreed to cooperate to advance our communities. Our partners are from the private, consulates, and nonprofit sectors.

HANAC, Inc. is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the role of Census Organizer. Census Organizer will: educate community members about the significance of the census and the importance of census self-response; identify and dismantle barriers to census participation; ask and encourage New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census; and connect them to the tools and resources they need to self-respond.

Responsibilities:

Working under the leadership of HANAC, Inc.?s Census Captain and/or Census Manager, the Census Organizer will:

  • Build strong relationships with historically undercounted New Yorkers in order to encourage census self-response;
  • Engage New Yorkers about the census through a variety of activities, including canvassing, tabling, phone-banking, text-banking, town halls, teach-ins, and other types of events;
  • Track census engagement activities using both qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • Adhere to all data security and privacy protocols around census engagement;
  • Participate in trainings and professional development opportunities;
  • Support volunteer recruitment and training activities.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in community engagement, campaign work, or other forms of direct outreach;
  • Excellent communication, project management, and multi-tasking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills;
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with respect to the Queens Community.
  • Understanding of New York City?s diversity and experience working with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in use of technology such as laptop computers and tablets;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Hours:? Part-time, 20- hours a week. Monday-Friday/Some weekends, evenings ?hours a week.

Pay Rate: $17

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