Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential in meeting FLAP’s mission to improve working conditions and opportunities for low-income workers and their households. Indeed, FLAP exists because of the injustices committed in the workplace against low-income Latine immigrant workers. It is its duty, as part of this exploited and persecuted community, to assist those who seek aid and justice regardless of their immigration status.
FLAP celebrates the diversity of Illinois and has a more than 24 years reputation for hiring from within the diverse Latine communities we serve. This makes the organization more effective and more responsive to our communities’ needs. The organization provides jobs that offer competitive pay including career advancement opportunities and generous and comprehensive benefits.
FLAP is an equal opportunity employer. The organization has an affirmative policy to maintain the work place free of sexual harassment and intimidation. All qualified job applicants and potential clients receive consideration without regard to age, ancestry and/or national origin, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. This would be FLAP’s position even if it were not the law.
The organization is committed to creating a workplace where everyone is welcome and where staff and community navigators, independent contractors, coming from the low-income community FLAP is servicing, have a voice. As a culture of inclusivity provides for more expansive and varied ideas and perspectives, staff are encouraged to share feedback and ideas. They share their pronouns in English and Spanish in their email signatures and when identifying themselves. The bilingual staff and community navigators do their best to accommodate those with physical or intellectual disabilities who attend FLAP’s workshops and programs, and make sure that information is provided in English and Spanish to ensure all are able to understand it. FLAP is committed to leading by example in the fight for the rights of everyone!
Bilingual Outreach and Intake Assistant
FLAP is seeking to hire a full-time Bilingual Outreach and Intake Assistant (BOIA) based in any of the 102 Illinois’ counties, to support the organization’s community outreach and education to low-income Latine workers in Illinois. The starting annual salary is between $40,000 and $50,000 and depends on relevant experience. >> Job Description DeKalb / Job Description Lake County
Community Navigator Independent Contractor
FLAP is seeking Spanish speaking Community Navigators, Independent Contractors (CNIC) based in any of the 102 Illinois’ Counties, to support the organization’s mission by distributing educational material and providing community outreach and education, information and referrals and connection to legal and social services. This is an independent contractor position most suitable for those individuals who would like to give back to their communities in their own schedule, between 120 to 240 hours per year. The CNIC can earn on average between $30 to $40 dollars per hour; rate varies depending on the requirements of each contract, the community outreach and education experience and the geographic location in Illinois of the independent contractor. >> Job Description DeKalb / Job Description Lake County
Navegadorx Comunitarix Contratista Independiente
FLAP está contratando Navegadorxs Comunitarixs Contratistas Independientes (NCCI) que vivan en cualquiera de los 102 condados en el Estado de Illinois y que hablen español para apoyar la misión de la organización distribuyendo material educativo y dando presentaciones sobre “conozca sus derechos”, información, referidos y conexión con servicios sociales y legales. Este es un contrato ideal para aquellxs a quienes les gusta ayudar a su comunidad haciendo el trabajo en su propio horario, entre 120 a 240 horas al año, en el que se puede ganar más o menos $30 a $40 dólares por hora, dependiendo de los requisitos de cada contrato, de la experiencia que tenga el/la/elle contratista y de los fondos que FLAP tenga destinados para el área en donde vivan los contratistas en Illinois. >> Job Description DeKalb / Job Description Lake County
Board of Directors
FLAP is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors to help set policy and recommend guidelines for the Bilingual Executive Director to execute the organization’s mission and goals. >> Job Description
FLAP is seeking to hire a full-time Staff Attorney (“SA”) responsible for providing legal assistance, community legal education and advocacy to eligible low-income workers, with a focus on employment cases. The SA will work closely with the FLAP legal and outreach team, lead counsels, co-counsels and other legal aid organizations. >> Job Description
Northern Illinois University Student – INTERN
FLAP is seeking an undergraduate Northern Illinois University student who lives in the State of Illinois to serve as an Intern in support FLAP’s mission to improve working conditions and opportunities for low-income workers in Illinois between now and through August 31, 2024. This is an internship position most suitable for those individuals who would like to give back to their communities in their own schedule a minimum of 120 total hours during the duration of the Internship. >> Job Description
If you are an experienced attorney who handles any type of cases, and would like to be on our referral list, please submit a cover letter via e-mail to Bilingual Executive Director, Alexandra Sossa, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in FLAP and the low-income community we seek to serve!
Interns / Externs / Fellows
FLAP is always seeking Student Interns/Externs/Fellows to support FLAP’s mission. This is an unpaid position and students are highly encouraged to seek funding.
Position Requirements: Applicants should be responsible and sensitive to the problems faced by very low-income Latine workers – especially wage-theft and hazardous working conditions. Students will be supervised and trained by FLAP staff. Preference will be given to those who speak Spanish. Latine cultural sensitivity is also beneficial for this position.
Thank you for your interest in FLAP and in helping the very low-income workers and their households in the cannery, farming, greenhouse, landscaping, meat, nursery, packinghouse, poultry, restaurants, and snow plowing industries in Illinois!
FLAP is always seeking volunteers to help with different tasks. If you are interested, please tell us your experience and how you would like to help. Volunteers can work remotely or at FLAP’s offices.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Alexandra Sossa, FLAP Bilingual Executive Director: email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in FLAP and helping the low-income workers community!
FLAP is grateful for the past and present support of Foundations, individual, institutional, and corporate donors, and the contributions of the board of directors, staff, attorneys, interns, externs, fellows, and volunteers who make our work possible!
If you have any questions, would like to know more about our services, or would like to volunteer, you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.