Brooklyn Public Library is hiring a team of Census Navigators to support full participation of Kings County residents in the 2020 Census. Under supervision of the Manager of Civic Engagement, Census Navigators will be an integral part of Brooklyn Public Library’s initiative to ensure a complete decennial count, with a goal that every Brooklyn resident, regardless of age, race or immigration status, is fairly and accurately counted.
Navigators will be responsible for building census awareness in local communities and providing one-on-one census support at target BPL branches, with a focus on Brooklynites who reside in hard to count neighborhoods and who speak languages other than English. Census Navigators will be based out of Brooklyn Public Library’s community branches, with frequent travel to other nearby BPL branches. Some evening and weekend work to be expected.
The Census Navigator position is a temporary, part-time grant funded position (19 hours/week at $25 an hour). BPL will be hiring for 10 Census Navigator positions, expected to start in mid-January 2020, and lasting for a period of 20 weeks. This is an non-exempt position, reporting to the Manager of Civic Engagement.
Applications will be accepted until December 8, 2019.
Navigators will be responsible for conducting staff training, community outreach, and providing one-on-one census completion support for the public at target branches. Each Navigator will work with approximately five branches. Duties will include:
Train public service staff and volunteers on census advocacy and resources.