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Economic Justice Coordinator

1308 East Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA, USA

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Non-Exempt, Hourly, FT, Permanent

Department/Program Focus:

Compensation:

Reports to:

Special Projects

$20 - $24 per hour

Special Projects Manager

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Job Description

An Economic Justice Coordinator supports the Education & Leadership Foundation's special projects team by performing tasks related to:
● Lending Circles Program (They're called tandas or cundinas, depending, in Mexico. Brazilians call
them pandeiros; they're susus in West Africa and the Caribbean, and hui in Asia)
● Citizenship Test Prep
● Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) & 1099 Tax Support
● New Business Support

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Responsibilities & Requirements

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a completed application to Vianey Barraza Chavez via email at vbarraza@education-leadership.org. Please keep in mind that failing to submit all the required documents will automatically disqualify the application.


Minimum Personal & Education Requirements:

● two years of post-secondary education and/or comparable work experience in areas such as economic development, business administration, organizational leadership/management, community outreach, civic engagement, accounting, finance, etc.

● valid CA driver’s license & reliable transportation to and from work sites

● work authorization as a W-2 employee or 1099 employee (see I9 employment eligibility requirements)

● bilingual & bi-literate in Spanish and English


Skill Requirements:

● Demonstrate knowledge of community resources

● Assessment and case-planning skills

● Verbal and written communication skills

● Organizational skills and ability to multitask

● Understanding of public housing and benefit systems

● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal and external partners

● Competency regarding serving those from underserved populations

● Experience in the training, supervision, and evaluation of interns and volunteers

● Willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional weekends and evenings

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with data entry required

● Proficiency in Google Suites


Performance Area: Lending Circles

● Recruit individuals to participate in the lending circles program through phone calls, door-to-door canvassing, outreach events, networking events, etc. (20 approved participants by 90 days of employment)

● Oversee the application process, answer questions, and provide technical support for interested participants according to customer/client service standards at ELF.

● Support program participants and answer questions related to payment timelines, program insurance, and ELF program support.

● Gather participant feedback and make program improvements under the direction of ELF leadership and stakeholder requirements.

● Prepare Executive Summary for efficiency of the program and collaborate with supervisor for feedback and submission.


Performance Area: Citizenship Test Prep

● Recruit individuals to participate in citizenship test prep classes through phone calls, door-to-door canvassing, outreach events, networking events, etc. (10 approved participants by 90 days of employment)

● Facility citizenship test prep classes 2-4 times per month in fresno, madera, tulare, or other designated counties according to ELF leadership and funder requirements

● Gather participant feedback and make program improvements under the direction of ELF leadership and stakeholder requirements.


Performance Area: ITIN and 1099 Tax prep

● Recruit individuals to participate in ITIN & 1099 tax prep services through phone calls, door-to-door canvassing, outreach events, networking events, etc.

● Complete ITIN & 1099 Tax applications as a part of tax prep program & grant requirements under the direction of the Special Projects Manager and ELF leadership.

● Gather participant feedback and make program improvements under the direction of ELF leadership and stakeholder requirements.


Performance Area: LLCs and IC Technical Support

● Recruit individuals to participate in LLC/IC Tech Support Program through phone calls, door-to-door canvassing, outreach events, networking events, etc. (20 approved participants by 90 days of employment)

● Facilitate 2-4 workshops per month on how to start your own LLC or work as an independent contractor (IC) in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and other designated counties

● Gather participant feedback and make program improvements under the direction of ELF leadership and stakeholder requirements.


Environmental Conditions & Requirements:

● Work generally takes place within an office environment. Air quality is good, with typically adequate lighting at desks/workstations. Noise conditions are moderate and limited to self and others on telephone calls and general interactions with coworkers and the public.


Physical Requirements:

● Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).

● Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in person and speak clearly to communicate information to patients and staff.

● Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms, and clinical and administrative documents.

● Must have high manual dexterity.

● Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn

ABOUT US

The Education & Leadership Foundation is a community benefit non-profit organization that provides education, civic engagement, and immigration services. 

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