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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 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

  • About Freelancers Union

    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 looking for a Communications Associate to help oversee member and some external communications to support Freelancers Union and Freelancers Insurance Company (FIC).

     

    Essential Job Functions

    • Assists with the managing of digital and print communications, including mapping a calendar of communications in conjunction with other members of the communications and social media department; drafting and/or editing emails, letters, one-pagers, web copy, and other communications materials; managing mailing lists; sending emails; coordinating with the mailing house; and tracking results.
    • Projects creative direction for graphic design team for member-facing and external communications.
    • The position reports to the Communications Manager.
    • Maintains an expert knowledge of Freelancers Union and FIC, products, and operations.
    • Develops and implements communications plans for FU and FIC, including insurance enrollment periods.
    • Manages internal review process for all communications, working closely with operations, member services and executive office teams.  
    • Ensures the appropriate brand, tone, and style are appropriately represented across all member-facing and external communications. 
    • Develops, edits and coordinates distribution of the weekly e-newsletters to members, including metrics tracking with an eye toward continually improving engagement.
    • Contributes blog posts to the Freelancers Union blog; writes blog posts promoting Freelancers Union Insurance Company and Freelancers Medical; and manages guest bloggers for business blog posts (tax help, corporate discounts, etc).
    • Carries out video and Power Point editing. Help develop an internal video production team, with the responsibility of developing member-facing videos to showcase/illustrate FU products/services.
    • Works with the Social Media team to support FU products and services, including the integration of blog and video content.
    • Develops training materials and talking points for customer service teams.
    • Serves as internal project manager for communications projects, including vendor implementations, member-facing web portals (in conjunction with creative and technical teams), and open enrollment periods.
    • Develops customer satisfaction surveys and other market research tools to help improve services for members.
    • Writes and edits job descriptions and other Human Resources communications.
    • Responsible for posting job descriptions and corporate discounts to the Careers and Discounts webpages.

     

    Requirements

    • Exceptional writing and editing skills are a must. Demonstrated success in writing online and traditional communications that are both creative and results-focused is required.
    • Demonstrated skill as a copywriter and providing creative direction/input.
    • Experience working independently and ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with competing priorities and frequent interruptions.
    • Familiarity with health insurance is desired.
    • Three to five years prior experience in communications is preferred.
    • Extensive knowledge of best practices for the web is critical, including digital and social media tools, trends, monitoring and analysis. 
    • Experience managing email/distribution lists, email programs (e.g. Mail Chimp, Exact Target and Salesforce)
    • Video editing strongly desired – experience with Final Cut Pro, YouTube Editor, or comparable video editing software.
    • Writing samples will be requested.

     

    Other Skills/Abilities

    • Ability to exercise sound judgment, initiative, resourcefulness, diplomacy, and professionalism in solving problems and making decisions.  
    • Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information with tact and discretion. 
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail as well as ability to manage multiple projects.
    • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to analyze information and situations and propose alternative solutions in a diplomatic fashion.

     

    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.

     

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  • Lead An Innovative Team In A Medical Home Environment With A Focus On Quality Patient Care And Community

    Freelancers Union is looking for a Medical Director to disrupt the old models of primary care. A transformational and entrepreneurial leader, the Medical Director will build a primary care practice within our Freelancers Union Hall that meets members’ holistic needs and puts the patient first. The Medical Director will mentor and lead diverse practitioners to develop a personalized, comprehensive wellness plan that will place the patient on the road to optimal health and well-being.

    About Freelancers Union

    For twenty years, Freelancers Union has been at the vanguard of the new economy, building a movement to support and connect independent workers. At Freelancers Union we are 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. Our innovations are based on the principles of—the strength of community, the power of cooperation, and the drive to create social benefit. We believe that the New Mutualist movement is leading the way to a sustainable, stable economy that serves everyone.

    Reimagining the Doctor's Office

    Freelancers Union Hall’s medical home concept redesigns the setting where individuals access health care, overhauling the clinic model. Each Hall is designed to meet the 360-degree needs of freelancers, tailored to the local landscape. A patient-centered primary care practice, using innovations such as health coaching and alternative reimbursement structures, is embedded within a rich social environment, where members attend yoga classes and acupuncture sessions, network with other freelancers, and access financial and professional education. The Freelancers Union Hall model reorganizes the way that members access and use care, integrating their use of primary and preventive health care with healthy work practices, community-building opportunities, and a holistic view of healthy living.

    If you can work without an ego and with a strong collaborative spirit, then joining our team to build the next Freelancers Union Hall may be your next entrepreneurial challenge.  A successful Medical Director will be inquiry-driven, highly collaborative, comfortable in the start-up environment, and open to new paradigms. 

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Work with Freelancers Union’s leadership to hire and train a team of health coaches, nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, and alternative health practitioners to staff the medical practice
    • Effectively develop, lead, and supervise an integrative patient services team
    • Train and coach practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development
    • Communicate with patients in person, in groups, by telephone, via email or Skype, etc.
    • Provide direct primary patient care with the appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing
    • Build a strong partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
    • Consider all factors that influence health, wellness, and disease
    • Use natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
    • Serve as a role model and leader in providing quality patient care and excellent customer service and in following appropriate documentation and EMR/EHR use and adoption

    Candidate Attributes

    As the Freelancers Union Medical Director, you are passionate about the medical home model of health care and have a desire to guide and lead in the consideration of and adoption of new models of primary health care. You will need proven leadership skills including the ability to effectively develop, lead, and supervise an integrative patient services team(s).  As the leader among the clinical staff, you will model quality patient care, documentation, customer service, and EMR/EHR use. You will be technically savvy. Put simply, the Medical Director will design and integrate access to both traditional and non-traditional modalities.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    As the leader of the clinical staff, you must meet the following qualifications and attributes:

    • Strong leader with the demonstrated ability to foster a culture of teamwork and collaboration that inspires and motivates others
    • Board-certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
    • Possess an unencumbered license in New Jersey  
    • Strong clinician with five years’ clinical experience working in an ambulatory care setting with adults and children
    • Proven leadership and management skills, including the ability to effectively develop, lead, and supervise an integrative patient services team(s)  
    • Willing to use and experienced in telemedicine
    • Extremely strong interpersonal and patient services skills
    • Possess a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, start-up environment
    • Innovative thinker who believes the mind, spirit, and community, not just the body, are critical elements to one’s health and wellness

     

    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.

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  • Freelancers Union is building a new economy for the new workforce. A national membership organization serving and connecting the nation’s 42 million independent workers, we’re a social-purpose enterprise built to sustainably serve generations to come.

    We believe all workers should have the freedom to build meaningful, connected, entrepreneurial, and independent lives. We’re driving a movement by working with freelancers to build power in markets and in politics. And we’re builders first – collaborative, friendly, open-minded, adaptable, creative, and action-oriented. We’re looking for someone who shares those qualities. We work in a fast-paced and fun environment, and we’re constantly exploring interesting new ideas.

    We are seeking a Construction Project Manager to lead us in building new facilities and centers where freelancers will meet and come for services. Whether it is working with an architect to implement the designs for a Medical Home or identifying potential general contracts in a bidding process, the Construction Project Manager should be a strategic thinker, an organized planner, dynamic person, and a good negotiator. We are looking for expertise in construction/facilities management and project management.  The initial project will be in the Jersey City, NJ area.

    What you’d have to do:

    • Work with broker to identify possible locations based on a set of requirements
    • Facilitate negotiating on lease signing and identify potential issues
    • Identify potential general contracts and lead a bidding process
    • Maintain adherence to a budget based on project needs and constraints
    • Periodically review status of work on-site and conduct project meetings
    • Identify and analyze alternative courses of action for unforeseen conditions such as material shortages, work stoppages, etc.
    • Review all change orders from the Landlord’s contracting staff that impact freelancers' cost to establish their necessity, validity, and reasonableness of cost, and identify possible alternatives
    • Monitor preparation and completion of punch list by Design Architect and freelancers

    Skills you need to have:

    • 5+ years’ experience in construction project management
    • Bachelor’s Degree in construction management or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience
    • Excellent computer skills, including MS-Excel, Word, and Outlook
    • Experience working in an entrepreneurial or start-up environment.
    • Experience working with building inspectors, homeowners, and general contractors
    • Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities
    • Strong analytical skills in evaluating situations and budgets
    • Ability to receive, comprehend, and communicate information and ideas clearly
    • Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, and specifications.
    • Ability to be organized in chaos and be flexible

    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 including availability. The initial project would be 4-6 months in the Jersey City area with potential for additional assignments in the future. The employment relationship is that of an independent contractor.

    Freelancers Union is an equal opportunity employer. 

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  • Freelancers Union is not-your-typical nonprofit, and we look for not-your-typical employees. We’re a national membership organization that promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services.

    We’re collaborative, friendly, open-minded, adaptable, creative, and action-oriented, and we’re looking for people who share those qualities. We work in a fast-paced and fun environment, and we’re constantly exploring interesting new ideas.

    We are seeking a talented and experienced Partner Sales Manager to recruit, develop, and manage partner business. As a Sales Manager driving the growth of social-purpose, mission-driven programs and services, s/he will maintain a balanced focus on providing high quality, consumer-oriented products and services with long-term financial sustainability.

    What you’d have to do:

    • Identify new potential market segments and track innovative, mission-driven organizations with which to build new partnerships
    • Understand partners’ business and mission-oriented goals to assess partners' needs and compatibility with FU products and services
    • Screen potential business deals by evaluating both long-term financial success as well as mission and culture alignment
    • Close new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with FU processes and infrastructure that maintain appropriate operational and financial controls
    • Increase growth in product sales by expanding to new markets via partners
    • Increase growth in revenues by expanding current services and products by working closely with partners
    • Enhance the organization’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
    • Manage, track, and report highest priority action items, results, business plan development, marketing-related successes, and accurate partner forecasts and sales
    • Maintain positive partner relationships to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation

    Experience and skills you need to have:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • 5+ years of experience in Sales, Marketing, or Business Development
    • Motivation for sales, prospecting skills, sales planning, selling to customer needs
    • Strong social-purpose enterprise market knowledge a must
    • Ability to develop and manage development proposal project schedules
    • Effective presentation techniques
    • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
    • Experience selling new concepts or programs a plus

    To apply:

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

    More about us:

    We’re in DUMBO, just one subway stop into Brooklyn on the A, C, and F lines. To learn more about us, go to www.freelancersunion.org.

    Freelancers Union is an equal opportunity employer. Working Today/Freelancers Union and its entities do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its programs, activities, or employment practices.

     

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  • 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.

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  • 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 are looking for an energetic, nimble Special Projects Associate to work within our Executive Office to support the development and implementation of creative and innovative early-end projects. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director to research, document, plan, and provide overall analytics for new business and technical initiatives.

    What you’d have to do:

    • Conduct pre-project and business case analysis for, including gathering, documenting, and interpreting requirements and regulations
    • Participate in brainstorming in new strategic directions and early-stage initiatives
    • Conduct market assessments and competitive analyses for innovative product and new business initiatives
    • Assist with preparing concept papers and business case briefs around new projects and product initiatives
    • Assist with project initiation and documentation, ensuring strategic goals are represented in project charter
    • Facilitate projects and status meetings, including scheduling, preparing agendas and meeting materials, maintaining minutes, tracking follow-up, and ensuring completion of next steps

    Experience and skills you’d need to have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • 3+ years of analytical experience, preferably in an entrepreneurial organization
    • Familiarity with new economy trends, organizations, and movements is a must
    • Passionate about working in a social-purpose organization
    • A self-starter with a can-do attitude and an eagerness to learn
    • Comfortable with chaos
    • Exceptional organizational, research, information/data gathering, and facilitation skills
    • Attention to detail and capacity to multi-task
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Excellent written and verbal skills, a collaborative work style, and an entrepreneurial spirit
    • Team-oriented with a natural curiosity, a good sense of humor, and a strong work ethic

    More about us:

    Independent workers comprise 30% of the U.S. workforce—and growing—but lack many of the basic supports and protections that traditional employees get. We aim to change that for our 200,000 members, and for the 42 million independent workers nationwide. Oh, and we’re also the people behind all those ads with the beehive that you see on the New York City subways. Learn more about us at www.freelancersunion.org.

    Our office is in DUMBO, the first stop into Brooklyn on the A, C, or F subway lines.

    To apply:

    If you’re interested in joining our team of entrepreneurial pioneers, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: resume@freelancersunion.org. Sorry, but we won’t consider resumes that don’t include both a cover letter and salary requirements.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Working Today/Freelancers Union and its entities do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its programs, activities, or employment practices.

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