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Who we are

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 401k retirement plan, and TransitChecks. Our offices are located in Downtown Brooklyn right by the A, C, F, 4, 5, R, and N subway lines on the Jay Street MetroTech stop.

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

  • Freelancers Union is known for our innovative products, services and technologies to connect the nation’s 53 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. Every. Single. Day.

    Job Description

    Freelancers Union is seeking an experienced (part-time/freelance) Community Manager to build membership and engagement in Hives, our online community building platform. The Community Manager’s job responsibilities include building a virtual community of freelancers, developing and supporting member led campaigns, seeding and moderating member content, and developing innovative outreach and communications strategies to successfully increase Hives membership. The Community Manager will connect members to ongoing campaigns and activities, as well as resources and benefits offered by Freelancers Union, to support the larger member engagement strategy.

    Job Duties

    • Work 10 hrs/week as Hives Community Manager, with 1-2 hours availability each weekday (telecommute is ok)
    • Moderate member comments in Hives and respond to member questions
    • Employ ‘network weaving’ to connect active Hives users and leaders to facilitate collaboration
    • Work directly with Hives leaders to build leadership skills
    • Organize online campaigns to recruit new Hives users, and engage and support current Hives users
    • Develop engaging Hives content strategy to engage members, including writing a monthly newsletter with highlights from Hives conversations
    • Organize Hives member feedback mechanisms, including periodic member meetings
    • Track needed tech fixes and feedback for features to improve Hives platform
    • Attend meetings with supervisors to discuss progress and plan activities
    • Report weekly to leadership to measure results against strategic goals

     

    Requirements

    • 3+ years experience in social media and/or online community management
    • Demonstrated ability to grow community according to strategic goals
    • Strong ability to manage and move forward projects independently
    • Articulate and enthusiastic about connecting people and working together to achieve big goals
    • Ability to facilitate conversations and analyze feedback to illustrate trends

     

    Freelancers Union believes all workers should have the freedom to build meaningful, connected and independent lives – backed by a system of mutual and public support. We are a diverse team, people have various backgrounds and experiences that have come together to work for a mission that affects us all. We are motivated, we are collaborative but mostly of all – we care! If you feel this is finally the time to join a team that is screaming at the top of their lungs bringing freelancers together to build smarter solutions to health care, wage security and other broken systems then email us today!

    Founded by Sara Horowitz, we are a group of practical revolutionaries who look for innovative ways to bring together and support the country's 53 million independent workers.

    To apply: Please email a resume, portfolio or links to work samples, and a thoughtful cover letter with brief salary history to resume@freelancersunion.org.

    Our offices are located in Downtown Brooklyn right by the A, C, F, 4, 5, R, and N subway lines on the Jay Street MetroTech stop. For more information, please visit our website at www.freelancersunion.org.

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

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