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TENANT ORGANIZER / PART-TIME/ TBTU HDFC

 

The Cooper Sq. Community Land Trust at 30 years, is the oldest active land trust in NYC. It owns and stewards the land under 23 buildings with 346 units. This includes 21 older buildings that are a combined Mutual Housing Association, and our 2 newest buildings that are joined together in a rent stabilized Housing Development Fund Corporation.

 

We seek to hire a part-time Tenant Organizer for our 2 rent stabilized buildings —Two Building Tenants United (TBTU).

The goals of the position are to: 

  • Develop a combined & active Tenant Association: 36 units (18 units in each building)

  • Outreach to tenants, both individually and in groups, and provide tenant education to multi-racial/ethnic tenants who are Hispanic, Chinese, Black and White

  • Develop tenant leadership with goal of electing 2 tenants to the Board of the HDFC*

  • Act as liaison between tenants and our Developer & Architect for a moderate rehabilitation of the buildings

  • Motivate tenants to participate in city-wide activities regarding Community Land Trusts

 

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of tenant association & education, or related issue education campaigns

  • Ability to move groups of people to action

  • Able to work various hours, including evenings, to meet individual and groups of tenants 

 

Qualifications:

  • Prior tenant organizing or issue campaign experience

  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills

  • Organized, flexible & ability to work independently and with HDFC Board

  • Computer literacy

  • Bi-lingual a plus – Mandarin preferred

  • Immediate Start

 

Compensation:

$22/hr for @10 hrs/week (adjustable) for 5 months

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

tbtubuildings@gmail.com

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