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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 leading the movement by pioneering the next phase of labor and organizing in America. The 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. To do that we must effectively engage members and actively have social purpose businesses that makes the whole strategy possible. 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 experiencing exceptional growth and technology plays a central, critical role in keeping pace with our growth. Our creative, dedicated and agile IT team is constantly in search of fresh ideas, new technologies and original input from team members. We’re looking for a talented Business Data Analyst with extensive analysis experience and proven analytical skills (relational data and SQL knowledge) as well as an open mind, an aptitude and appetite for fun, and a desire to contribute to an outstanding cause.

    What You’d Have To Do:

    • Oversee and maintain the data portfolio of Freelancers Union and it’s subsidiaries
    • Manage the design and delivery of reports to stakeholders within the organization
    • Architect, develop, validate, and communicate BI solutions
    • Support ongoing business performance & trends analyses as required to inform management decisions
    • Gather and analyze business requirements and translate them into functional and technical design specifications and implementation plans
    • Identify and lead resolution of data quality issues

     

    Experience and skills you’d need to have:

    • Bachelors degree in technical field (analytical focus preferred) with 5+ years in business intelligence/data analysis role
    • Experience with various business intelligence technologies (applications, databases, ETL, reporting, etc.)
    • Leading the analysis of company data to flesh out trends
    • Aggregating and organizing large amounts of organizational data
    • Documenting data analysis findings and making recommendations based on those findings
    • Developing procedures for summarizing organizational data
    • Extracting useful information and develop and document conclusions
    • Providing creative solutions for reporting, mining and dissemination
    • Have knowledge of relational data structures and SQL 
    • Business analyst experience. Ability to assess and document business processes, understand the model and its integration with our technology.
    • Creativity in developing and presenting actionable recommendations
    • Self-starter and high degree of motivation to go above and beyond the task at hand
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
    • Ability to function independently and as part of a team under aggressive deadlines in a fast-paced environment, convey a strong professional image, exhibit interest and positive attitude toward all assigned work, and strive for continued improvement

     

    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.

    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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  • Freelancers Union is leading the movement by pioneering the next phase of labor and organizing in America. The 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. To do that we must effectively engage members and actively have social purpose businesses that makes the whole strategy possible.

    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.

    As the Campaign & Organizing Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to develop campaigns, build membership, and connect Freelancers Union to groups who share a commitment to making freelancing fair.  You’re also dedicated to cultivating and maintaining a friendly, creative and collaborative work environment.

    What You’d Have To Do:

    • Develop campaigns to build membership, engage membership, and build leaders into a strong constituency. Often serve as a hub to outside consultants & advisory.
    • Develops plan to build membership and mobilize members.
    • Works with ED to set larger strategy for building and mobilizes members.
    • Finds and identified ways Freelancers Union is already engaging with members and develops leaders in membership.
    • Identify and cultivate engaged Freelancers Union members to be leaders for events and campaigns.
    • Mobilize Freelancers Union members and the team to fulfill organizing goals.
    • Manages overall campaign strategy and the setting of objectives. Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure understanding of objectives and alignment with organization goals.

    Experience and skills you’d need to have:

    • Excellent labor community or digital organizing skills; demonstrated success in organizing, strategizing, and follow through on organizing campaigns.
    • 5-7 years of campaigning experience with a strong focus on online and the digital space
    • 5-7  years of experience working in social innovation, social change and/or political organizing, political awareness and strategy,  legislative/policy analysis
    • Track record of legislative or campaign victories and moving projects “out the door”
    • Expert in Social Media platforms
    • Excellent communication skills with a track record of effective online campaigning and organizing
    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and in complex organizations
    • Strong project management skills – adept at keeping things moving along

     

    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.

    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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  • Freelancers Union is leading the movement by pioneering the next phase of labor and organizing in America. The 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. To do that we must effectively engage members and actively have social purpose businesses that makes the whole strategy possible. 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.

    What You’d Have To Do:

    • Contribute to the development and realization of Freelancer’s Union vision and strategy by building and maintaining support for the organization through collaborative partnerships and visible leadership.
    • Ability to implement Freelancers Union strategy with understanding and capability to monitor strategy implementation on on-going basis to align with evolving initiatives.
    • Facilitate new business development & generate new revenue opportunities with targeted and strategic outreach to prospective donors.
    • Gather and analyze information and proactively propose ways to share impact back with partners
    • Support Executive Director in drafting presentations, financial data and graphs, meeting materials, proposals, web and print material content, and reports, taking the lead on designated activities  
    • Facilitate various meetings, including scheduling, preparing agendas and meeting materials, maintaining minutes, tracking follow-up, and ensuring completion of next steps; and
    • Assist with tracking progress of assigned projects and creation of Board of Director reports in preparation for Board Meetings.

     

    Experience and skills you’d need to have:

    • Proven track record of building and managing relationships with partners, including, but not limited to donors and sponsors.
    • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years’ experience in either a marketing, sales/business development, account management/support or grant management/support role in the corporate sector or an international development or corporate foundation/grant management/support role in the non-profit sector
    • Proven ability to handle multiple, complex tasks simultaneously,  and thrive in a fact paced environment 
    • 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

     

    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.

    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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  • 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.

    We are seeking an organized, patient, detail-oriented, and warm sales manager with experience in employee benefits or health insurance sales industry who enjoys interacting with others to join our team. This position involves extensive in-person, phone and email contact with potential and current members of Freelancers Union, requires development of expertise in our member programs and offerings, as well as developing strategies and managing the training and performance of our vendors sales and benefits team during a busy annual open enrollment period.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Handle escalated member issues via phone, email, and in person.
    • Collaborate with our marketing, communications and outreach staff to successfully cross-sell products to new and existing memberships
    • Maintain strong product and sales knowledge and champion core service values. Provides guidance and training to less experienced staff as well as sales and member service representatives provided by our operating partners.
    • Develop and maintain expert understanding of member benefits, including insurance products, discount offerings, events and more
    • Monitor insurance enrollments, identifying areas to increase retention and opportunities to attract new enrollees
    • Work with vendors’ customer service teams to identify, investigate, and resolve members issues
    • Track all communications and interaction with members in the appropriate systems
    • Coordinate customer service workflows
    • Provides referral and product training to non-licensed employees and others as needed
    • Using project management and coordination skills, develop tactical plans and training materials to ensure our insurance sales operations are effective, prepared, responsive to members and connected to other areas of the organization.

     

    Successful candidates will have completed a Bachelors degree and will demonstrate:

    • Background in operations, insurance, training or sales preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
    • High level of comfort, patience and sensitivity during interactions with people
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and a creative approach to problem solving
    • Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite with some knowledge of databases and CRM systems

     

    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.

    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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  • Freelancers Union is not your typical nonprofit, and we look for not-your-typical employees. We are a national membership organization that promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, information, and service. We’re a collaborative, friendly, open-minded, adaptable, creative, 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 a talented QA Engineer to help test various online applications and services. We work with a diverse set of technologies and our projects span multiple domains, from health insurance to political action.

    What you’d be doing:

    You’ll be working on projects like:

    • Automated and manual testing of member and insurance web apps
    • Test infrastructure maintenance and ongoing efforts to increase testing coverage
    • Validation of data transfers, file transfers, and data syncing

    Experience and skills you’d need to have:

    • Creating test cases from user stories and informal specs
    • Testing automation tools (we use Selenium 2/WebDriver)
    • Familiarity with the modern web stack: programming practices, technologies, and security issues, along with their impact on testing
    • Cross-browser testing, awareness of browser compatibility issues
    • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
    • Modern scripting language experience (we mostly use Python)
    • Comfortable using the command line
    • Familiarity with version control (we use git)
    • Ability to write clear and detailed bug reports

    Nice to haves:

    • Unit testing and unit testing frameworks
    • Performance Testing tools (e.g., JMeter, LoadRunner)
    • Continuous integration tools (we use Jenkins)
    • Ability to debug issues / find root causes to identify similar bugs
    • Ability to review and comprehend code written by other programmers and testers (in Java, JavaScript, and Python)
    • Familiarity w/ Agile process or experience working in cross-functional teams
    • Experience with black-box and white-box testing
    • Working knowledge of SQL or NoSQL databases

    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 150,000 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.

    Like we said, we’re not typical. 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. For more information about us and what we do, please visit http://www.freelancersunion.org.

    Our office is in Downtown Brooklyn, near the A, C, F, N, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 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!

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  • Freelancers Union is sponsoring new, member-driven, nonprofit health plans in Oregon, New Jersey, and New York.  Independent Worker Services (a subsidiary of Freelancers Union) is looking for passionate, entrepreneurial employees to support these Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) and be part of the latest innovation in health care—one that will provide more affordable insurance benefits to thousands of Americans.

    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 Senior Graphic Designer to join our staff.

    What you’d have to do:

    The Senior Graphic Designer will play an active role in the concept, design, and execution phases of projects across an array of media. Your responsibilities will challenge you to do your best work.

    As a Senior Graphic Designer, you will be responsible for solving problems, owning projects, and proactively managing up to a Creative Director. You should have the ability and desire to be innovative and push creative boundaries. Attention to detail is a must, as well as the ability to work fluidly on brand-focused initiatives across multiple disciplines, including print design, apparel/packaging, environmental design, web, digital, and video.

    Experience and skills you need to have:

    • Creative problem-solving skills
    • Strong typographic skills and understanding of grid systems
    • Ability to work across mediums, print, digital and web
    • Keen interest and awareness of design and cultural trends
    • Understanding of CSS, Javascript, JQuery, and Flash
    • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects
    • Experience working with multi-functional teams
    • 4-7 years of experience
    • Preferably has had exposure to both client and agency-side work

    To apply:

    Send a resume and cover letter with salary requirement via email to resume@freelancersunion.org. Resumes sent without a cover letter/salary requirement will not be considered.

    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 Unions 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 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.

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

    What You’d Have To Do:

    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

    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.

    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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