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Freelancers Union, a national non-profit organization, represents the needs and concerns of today's independent workforce through advocacy, information, and service. We offer health, life, disability, and dental insurance, as well as discounts and other resources, to freelancers, consultants, temps, part-timers, and the self-employed. We're passionate about our mission to improve working life for independent workers – a community representing 30% of the U.S. workforce – and we're the people behind all those insurance ads with the beehive that you see on the subway.

We offer an excellent benefits plan that includes health coverage, dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, and TransitChecks. Our offices are located in DUMBO, one stop in Brooklyn off the A, C, or F subway lines and one block from the East River and Fulton-Ferry State Park.

Our Culture

Beyond our mission, we're also passionate about and proud of the culture and work environment we've created. We believe everyone has an important contribution to make toward achieving our goals, both through collaborative teamwork and independent initiative. The atmosphere here is loose, fun, and friendly.

Current Openings

+ Operations Project Manager for Health & Wellness

Freelancers Union is known for our innovative products, services and technologies to connect the nation’s 42 million independent workers—and the people who work to make it all happen. At a time of major growth and change for our organization, including the launch of a national integrated brand and marketing campaign, we’re looking for an Operations Project Manager for our Health & Wellness Initiatives.  This person will be a key member of the Operations team responsible for connecting the organization’s health and wellness strategic initiatives and new projects with day-to-day operations and programs.

Whether you are managing a new real estate project—or overseeing multiple day-to-day projects, you will ensure that high priority initiatives are adequately supported by the appropriate subject-matter experts and that operational concerns are represented on implementation teams.

You’ll work closely with Operations and Executive Office management teams to coordinate multiple projects in various stages of development and to craft and implement various reorganizational initiatives with an eye on the success and expansion of Freelancers Union.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Insurance Operations, the Health & Wellness Project Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with members of the Operations team to manage status across multiple projects and provide insight on cross-project dependencies in order to support overall program health & wellness goals
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders from across the organization to ensure high priority initiatives are driven forward, that implementations stay true to initial vision, and that potential roadblocks are quickly identified and resolved
  • Familiarity with general health alternative programs and/or healthcare operations and general practices needed
  • Ensure that new business ideas and products are adequately vetted throughout the organization to properly asses risk/reward and promote and sustain an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Collaborate with IT and other management teams to promote well defined, properly built, adequately tested and successfully implemented system enhancements
  • Implement cross-organizational team approaches to enhance the organization’s collaborative, mission-driven culture, share knowledge among staff, and reduce risk of organizational silos

Qualifications:

  • Strong alternative health or insurance operational experience required
  • Comfortable with the demanding entrepreneurial environment
  • Proven track record in managing projects through full lifecycle
  • Experience in consumer-based and/or a socially responsible organization
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a diverse and collaborative leadership teams
  • Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding people and systems
  • Agility to alternate comfortably between leading and collaborating
  • Minimum of a BA/BS required.  Advance degree or professional credentials a plus

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resume@freelancersunion.org. Sorry, but we won't consider applications that don't include both a resume and thoughtful cover letter.

Freelancers Union offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.
Freelancers Union is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

+ Project Manager

Freelancers Union is known for our innovative products, services and technologies to connect the nation’s 42 million independent workers—and the people who work to make it all happen.  We’re a national membership organization that promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, information, and service.  We’re a collaborative, friendly, open-minded, adaptable, and action-oriented group, and we’re looking for people who share those qualities.  We work in a fast-paced and fun environment, and are constantly exploring interesting new ideas.

We’re seeking a talented Project Manager to work closely with the Executive Director and the Innovations Team. We’re expecting exceptional growth, driven by new ideas and initiatives.  We need someone who is analytical, creative yet technical, and dedicated to delivering project plans and organization.   This position requires someone who is collaborative, confident, and eager to move the mission of Freelancers Union forward.  Our new Project Manager will manage early stage projects at the highest level of the organization by taking large, bold ideas and moving them out through the organization with the help of the executive team.

Whether you are managing a new digital media project—or overseeing multiple day-to-day projects, you will ensure that high priority initiatives are adequately supported by the appropriate subject-matter experts and that innovative ideas are represented on implementation teams.

What you’d have to do:

  • Work closely with the Innovations Team to capture vision and translate vision  into concrete implementation plans
  • Work with Executive Office and cross-departmental staff as needed to drive forward projects and execute tasks
  • Manage and scope business and technical project efforts
  • Define project deliverables, tasks, and timelines and identify dependencies and resource needs
  • Track project issues and risks, managing resolution and escalation in a timely manner
  • Effectively translate product concepts into user stories and technical requirements and work across teams to assess resource requirements and prioritization for implementation   
  • Work with the Executive Director & Innovations Team to adapt the implementation approach that best fits the initiative, team, and stakeholders
  • Provide conceptual phase support to our Executive Office on new ideas and directions, analyzing, researching, reviewing technologies and strategizing
  • Document and track meetings minutes, project deliverables, project roadmaps and schedules, and next steps

Experience and skills you need to have:

  • 5+ years of project management experience with exposure to both technical and business initiatives
  • Experience managing projects using an Agile methodology (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc)
  • Experience leading web development projects and initiatives
  • Demonstrated end-to-end project management responsibility from kick-off through roll-out
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects involving varied stakeholders within timeline, quality, and cost constraints
  • Proven understanding and application of project management methodology and tools
  • Hands-on experience with technical or business analysis
  • Ability to adapt the approach that best fits the initiative, team, and stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively speak to across a varied audience of business stakeholders, designers, and engineers

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resume@freelancersunion.org. Sorry, but we won't consider applications that don't include both a resume and thoughtful cover letter. 

Freelancers Union offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. Freelancers Union is an equal opportunity employer.

+ Senior Writer

Organization Overview:
Freelancers Union is a national membership organization that promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services. We offer health, life, disability, and dental insurance, as well as discounts and other resources, to freelancers, consultants, temps, part-timers, and the self-employed. We’re known for our innovative products, services and technologies that connect the nation’s 42 million independent workers.

Beyond our mission, we're also passionate about and proud of the culture and work environment we've created. We believe everyone has an important contribution to make toward achieving our goals, both through teamwork and independent initiative. We work in a fast-paced and fun environment, and we’re constantly exploring interesting new ideas. Our team is collaborative, friendly, open-minded, entrepreneurial, creative, and action-oriented, and we’re looking for people who share those qualities.

We think of ourselves as “practical revolutionaries” – that is, people who have extraordinary vision and want to make significant change, but can also put big, lofty ideas into tangible action. We believe strongly in solidarity, both for our staff and for the freelance community. Learn more at http://www.freelancersunion.org/

Position Overview:
We’re looking for a Senior Writer who can tell a good story, someone with demonstrated success translating complex ideas into compelling content. We want someone whose passion about the issues can be heard through his/her words. We’re a mission-driven social entrepreneurial organization and need a senior writer on our creative team who’s a quick study and can generate ideas and write pieces that advance our cause in a brand voice. Our new writer will be part of a team, collaborating with the communications and creative teams, and executive office to distinguish us with essays, op-eds, and other writing that is smart and clear, interesting, memorable and, when appropriate, witty.

Specifically, this senior writer must be able to relate our vision and work to current cultural phenomenon, demonstrating our relevance and the providing a visionary voice for where we’re going. We need the senior writer to apply a historical lens looks to the past for insight and lessons learned, not nostalgia for days gone by. Our writing should be as innovative and gripping as the ideas that inform our work and the concrete manifestations of our success thus far.

Responsibilities:

  • Write smart, clear long-form pieces for print publication and work with other creative teams to repurpose writing for various internal and external channels
  • Operate as a ghostwriter for the Executive Director for articles, op-eds, speeches and more
  • Collaborate effectively with other staff members, member organizations, and external partners to develop ideas, collect content, and ensure the best product possible; use strong interpersonal and listening skills to identify opportunities to tie the work of Freelancers into current events
  • Work with the marketing and creative teams to craft brand messaging so that Freelancers Union’s voice is distinctive, visionary, and unmistakably our own
  • Ensure a consistent message and writing style across Freelancer’s various publications, while adapting voice and style to the executive director, Sara Horowitz
  • Utilize background knowledge and intellectual curiosity to quickly develop an expertise in multiple topic areas focused on the labor movement and new economy Manage a comprehensive editorial calendar and effectively meet deadlines while managing multiple projects with various stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience as a professional writer; preferably with experience writing articles and speeches within a social venture and/or sharing economy space
  • Ability to produce clear, concise writing and to frame complex issues for varied audiences in order to advance an organization’s mission
  • Knowledge of and passion for current issues in the new economy and freelance labor movement
  • Team player with an entrepreneurial spirit, initiative, and the motivation and ability to collaborate across multiple creative teams within a fast-paced environment
  • High degree of initiative and independent judgment while juggling multiple projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in journalism, writing, or a related field, or equivalent experience

To Apply:
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Jeanne Jarvis-Meara, HR Manager, at apply@commongoodcareers.org. Please be sure to include the title of the position you are applying for, as well as the organization name, in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Freelancers Union offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.
Freelancers Union is an equal opportunity employer.

About Commongood Careers:
Freelancers Union has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Senior Writer. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm for the nonprofit sector. With robust networks, deep search expertise, and a range of service offerings, Commongood Careers provides a smarter way for the nation’s leading nonprofits to make high-impact hires. Since its founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led over 700 searches for 250 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced nonprofit search firms in the country. Click here to learn more about nonprofit jobs at Commongood Careers.

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