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Castle Island Bilingual Montessori, an independent school in Downtown Albany, is seeking an English/Spanish Bilingual Administrative Assistant, $15/hr, 20hr/wk, start date 10/1/19. Castle Island is a nonprofit independent school in Downtown Albany offing a unique educational program immersed in English and Spanish in a Montessori learning environment. Children at our school are from areas throughout the region and their families pay tuition on a sliding-scaled based on annual household income. Classrooms are mixed-aged and the lessons are presented by the teachers to the children one-on-one with hands on materials. Children are spoken to with respect and are guided to work at their own pace. The Bilingual Administrative Assistant has duties to include: greeting students, parents, and visitors to the school; answering the phone; organizing office files; maintaining billing records; and other tasks assigned by the school director.  Hours are M-F 1:30-5:30pm, Wages $15/hour. Qualifications include being fluent in English/Spanish; Associates degree or higher in bookkeeping/office management preferred. Please email resume & 3 professional references to Diane M. Nickerson, School Director by Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Castle Island also has an open job position for an After Care Teacher, $12/hr, 12.5hr/wk, start date ASAP. Contract through 2019-2020 school year calendar. Duties include following the lead of the after care coordinator to monitor children ages 3-9 with activities including: eating snacks, outdoor play, indoor play, clean-up, circle-time with a story or song. Hours are M-F 3-5:30PM, Wages $12/hour. Qualifications include an Associates Degree or higher in education. Experience in childcare or education of 2+ years. Please email resume & 3 educational or professional references to Diane M. Nickerson, School Director.

Outreach and Training Coordinator with the Northeast New York Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NENYCOSH). NENYCOSH is a non-profit organization that provides valuable programs for workers and employers aimed at reducing workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths. We do this by providing training and technical assistance on a wide range of occupational health and safety topics. Salary: $30,000 – $40,000 / year, commensurate with experience. The ideal individual would possess the following skills: Demonstrated interest in social justice issues including, but not limited to, workers rights, immigrants’ rights, and environmental/occupational health, Organized and able to manage their time effectively, Able to work collaboratively, Excellent interpersonal communication skills, Excellent writing skills, and Highly motivated. Responsibilities include: Conducting outreach to local organizations, non-profits, and unions to collaborate in offering workplace health and safety trainings to populations of vulnerable workers. Coordinating various aspects of the trainings, including scheduling training, securing space for the trainings, and communicating with the host organization to schedule trainings. Conducting evaluation of trainings with community partners and participants. Attending community meetings, events, and other meetings as necessary to conduct outreach and schedule trainings. Assist Director with development of curriculum and other training materials, delivering 2-3hr trainings to various community groups and organizations. Qualifications: ·      Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working with low-wage workers, immigrant/refugee, youth, homeless populations, or other groups of vulnerable workers. Experience in making presentations and facilitating workshops. Ability to speak Spanish or another language representative of our worker population is preferred. Job Details: This is currently a full-time position – 35 hours per week. However, candidates who prefer part-time work will be considered. This position includes paid sick leave and vacation time. Position does not include health care insurance nor a paid pension. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by E-mail. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.