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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 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

  • Blog and Community 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.

    Our projects include a community site for 250,000 members, a benefits shopping and enrollment platform, and a variety of advocacy and community building initiatives, including integrations with third party vendors.

    What You’d Have To Do:

    • Manage the editorial schedule for Freelancers Union’s blog:  Produce and solicit engaging, accurate and timely blog posts daily.
    • Develop and execute a successful community strategy and roadmap for Hives, our online community for freelancers, in order to build a vibrant, world-class freelancer-to-freelancer online community
    • Develop strategies and plans to increase adoption and drive member interaction, including rewards and incentives program to identify and cultivate top contributors.
    • Brainstorm, plan and execute social media campaigns contributing to increased blog and Hives engagement.
    • Continuously harvest the best posts and discussions and convert them into support content such as knowledge base articles.
    • Choose subject matter and suitable form to express member feelings, experiences or ideas to narrate stories or events.
    • Stay up-to-date with current trends and news concerning Freelancers Union, its membership, labor and employment to become an authority on the subjects for which content is created.

     

    Experience and Skills You’d Need to Have:

    • Top flight writing and editing skills,
    • Experience with online community management and familiarity with best practices.
    • Previous Experience in mission driven, social purpose or labor organization a plus.
    • Strong organizational and project management skills.
    • Superior attention to detail.
    • A keen eye for design and layout.
    • Minimum of 3 years of writing, web writing experience is desired.
    • Ability to edit a range of documents, correcting any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors.
    • Familiarity with search engine optimization and best practices for website content.
    • Bachelors Degree in related field required.

    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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  • Position Objective:

    Freelancers Union is looking for an experienced DevOps/Systems Engineer to develop and maintain the IT infrastructure of Freelancers Union and its subsidiaries.

    The position will require working closely with software architects as well as Python, Java, and SalesForce developers. The role requires knowledge in a diverse set of modern technologies and will include participation on a range of projects from community/social applications to political action.  

     

    Job Requirements:

    • Maintain and develop infrastructure for several entities, including freelancersunion.org and several subsidiaries
    • Implement modular, scalable, automated, and reproducible infrastructure code using AWS Services as well as DevOps automation and configuration management tools.
    • Work with full server infrastructure stack to automate networking, security, provisioning, and configuration management.
    • Work on a team to take a project from research and requirements gathering all the way through to production deployment
    • Maintain and enhance current products and services
    • Participate in and contribute to architectural discussions and code reviews

     

    Responsibilities:

    • AWS Environment Automation  40%
    • Infrastructure Design and implementation  30%
    • Streamline Deployment Processes  10%
    • Legacy Infrastructure Upgrading and Automation  10%
    • AWS Infrastructure Maintenance  10%

     

    Competencies/Skills:

    • Desire to automate systems and embrace a DevOps mindset
    • Able to align technology with the organizational goals and objectives
    • Able to work with business analysts to discuss and learn requirements
    • Able to foresee risks, and communicate appropriately
    • Understand the importance of building right-sized technology solutions
    • Must be customer focused and able to work in a collaborative environment
    • Must be capable of working in a fast-moving and agile environment
    • Must have strong communication skills
    • Must be self-motivated and proactive
    • Must have strong time management, prioritization and scheduling skills

     

    Experience:

    • 3+ years as systems Engineer in hybrid Linux and Windows environments
    • 1+ years demonstrated knowledge of DevOps automation tools for managing mid-sized Linux server farms
    • 1+ years experience with AWS services (EC2, CloudFormation, RDS, VPC, Elasticache, Route 53)
    • Strong programming/scripting abilities in Python and bash
    • Knowledge of security best practices
    • Thorough understanding of networking concepts – DNS, VPNs, routing, switching, packet filtering firewalls
    • Demonstrated experience deploying full web stacks using configuration management tools such as Puppet, SaltStack, Ansible, etc. We currently use Puppet, but are still in the process of fully automating our deployment process.
    • Database skills in a relational database (PostgresSQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc.)
    • Experience with deploying and troubleshooting the following technologies: apache, nginx, uwsgi, rabbitmq, redis, celery, jboss, supervisord, elasticsearch
    • Knowledge of Django a plus
    • Strong understanding of version control (GIT, SVN, Mercurial, etc.)
    • Ability to streamline deployment with packaging technologies (i.e. Hudson/Jenkins, Maven, etc.) is a plus
    • Agile development experience is a plus

     

    Company Description

    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 250,000 members, and for the 53 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.

    Like we said, we’re not typical. We think of ourselves as “practical revolutionaries”— 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. For more information about us and what we do, please visit www.freelancersunion.org.

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

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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.

    Our projects include a community site for 250,000 members, a benefits shopping and enrollment platform, and a variety of advocacy and community building initiatives, including integrations with third party vendors.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Manages and coordinates administrative and clinical services for physician’s office site.
    • Establishes work procedures and standards to improve efficiency and effectiveness in an office.
    • The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting with the Practice Administrator regularly to discuss financial outcomes relative to front end process; overseeing and managing any required training programs on policies and procedures to maintain standardization
    • Create and maintain all staff schedules (Physicians, Medical staff, Administrative). Create and maintain vacation and leave schedules for office employees. Provide coverage as needed for staff members (as applicable).
    • Ensures the completeness and accuracy of billing documents, by referring to available information provided by patient, physicians, or other sources.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • To qualify you must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in healthcare operations with emphasis on physician practice operations
    • Preferred candidates have two years of case management experience in an HMO, insurance or other outpatient setting.
    • Microsoft Excel and Word experience required.
    • Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation.
    • Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with patients, referral sources, and colleagues.
    • Personable office professional whose strengths include cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse population in multicultural settings.
    • Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects in a fast paced environment.
    • Strong interpersonal, oral (including telephone) and written communication skills.

     

    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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  • 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 are seeking talented Software Engineers to build and extend our membership platform and the Freelancers Union website.

    Our projects include a community site for 250,000 members, a benefits shopping and enrollment platform, and a variety of advocacy and community building initiatives, including integrations with third party vendors.

    Experience and skills you'll need to have:

    • Intermediate to senior level experience developing software in Python
    • Comfort developing for the web, including working knowledge of HTTP, caching, sessions, etc.
    • Deep knowledge of the Django web framework
    • Practical experience with version control systems (especially git)
    • Familiarity with the latest JavaScript, HTML, and CSS best practices
    • Database design experience using Postgres and MySQL
    • Developing in a *NIX environment

     

    It’d be great if you also had experience with:

    • Deploy/release management
    • Responsive and “mobile first” web development
    • Experience in an Agile development environment

     

    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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