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About the Position:
Chhaya CDC seeks an energetic and dynamic tenant advocate to spearhead and lead its tenant organizing, counseling, and advocacy efforts around tenant rights and affordable housing in New York City. This role will be a critical part of the Housing Justice team and will report to the Director of Housing Justice.
The role will focus on organizing and counseling tenants across multiple communities in the city (with a primary focus in Queens), help coach and train future tenant leaders, and participate and represent Chhaya in city and statewide campaigns. The organizer will have the opportunity to work with the Bangladeshi Tenant Union, the first South Asian Tenant Union in the country launched by Chhaya in 2019.
Chhaya CDC is a non-profit community development corporation based in the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights and Richmond Hill in Queens, New York. Founded in 2000, the organization is committed to addressing the housing and economic needs for low-income South Asian and Indo-Caribbean New Yorkers.
Chhaya’s approach begins with providing direct services that meet critical needs within our community, while providing the tools and opportunities that allow individuals to shape their own futures and be resilient in the face of challenges. Core to the Chhaya’s strategy is organizing and advocating for systemic changes that remove the barriers to well-being, housing stability, and economic mobility for South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities. For over 20 years, Chhaya has served tens of thousands of individuals and led the charge on key policy issues such as basement legalization, language access, tenants rights, and more.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
This is a full-time position. Must be available to work flexible hours (evening and weekends) and reports to the Director of Housing Justice
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including generous vacation, health and dental insurance, 403b Retirement Plan.
Send a CV, cover letter, and three references to email@example.com with the email subject line: “Tenant Advocate – [FIRST NAME] [LAST NAME]”.
Chhaya CDC is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity. Chhaya does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.
37-43 77th St, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Contact: 718.478.3848; firstname.lastname@example.org
Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Contact: 718.374.3371; email@example.com
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