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NYLCV Seeks Online Engagement Fellow (Part Time)

Want to engage the public about the importance of fighting climate change and New York’s environment? NYLCV is looking for an online engagement fellow.

  • Put your digital skills to use by helping to increase our member engagement and grow our online presence. You’ll assist with email database management, digital advocacy, fundraising appeals, and social media.
  • Using our current email database, Facebook, and third-party vendors, create a paid list-building strategy to grow our membership base.

Required qualifications:

  • Interest in environmental, database, and online engagement work.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Facebook, and Twitter

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proficient in basic email marketing and database/CRM systems

Hours:

  • We’re looking for a fellow to work with us for 10-15 hours per week.

Compensation:

  • Semester stipend
  • NYLCV will also work with universities to offer students the ability to earn credit/funding while working as a fellow. Check with your school to see if you are eligible.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@nylcv.org.

Location:

30 Broad Street, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

VOCAL-NY Seeks Campaign Coordinator

Organizational Background

VOCAL-NY is a grassroots membership organization working to create healthy and just communities by building power among people affected by HIV, drug use, mass incarceration, and homelessness. We do this through community organizing, leadership development, participatory research, policy advocacy and direct action with the belief that true social change must come from the bottom up and be led by those most directly impacted.

Position Description

The Campaign Coordinator will be responsible for building and coordinating VOCAL-NY projects related to prosecutor accountability and advancing criminal justice reform.

A major project for this role (50% staff time), will be to coordinate VOCAL-NY’s involvement with Court Watch NYC. Court Watch NYC is a community-led accountability project that trains New Yorkers to watch and report on what’s happening in courtrooms to promote transparency, accountability, and justice. The aim of Court Watch NYC is three-fold: (1) hold prosecutors accountable to their promises to reduce inequality and unnecessary incarceration; (2) sustain community presence and pressure to shift court practices and culture; (3) build a base of New Yorkers that are engaged in criminal justice reform. Note: VOCAL-NY works closely with partner organizations to manage this project, and splits the workload accordingly.

In addition to coordinating Court Watch NYC, the Coordinator will also work with VOCAL-NY’s Civil Rights team on collaborative campaign projects to advance criminal justice reform. All VOCAL-NY campaigns are led by VOCAL-NY members who are directly impacted by incarceration and this role will be to support the vision and leadership of our members to advance campaigns. This includes, supporting grassroots advocacy in Albany and City Hall via lobby days and meetings with elected officials, organizing rallies and actions to draw attention to campaigns, representing VOCAL-NY in coalitions to advance campaigns. Examples of recent campaigns include: passing statewide legislation to end money bail and reform broken discovery practices, ending solitary confinement in New York, and closing Ryker’s Island Jail Complex.

Job Responsibilities

  •         Volunteer Coordination – recruit volunteers; schedule court watch shifts & reminders; coordinate a court watch working group; organize regular debrief events.
  •         Training & Education– create accessible and engaging trainings for court watch volunteers; organize and co-facilitate regular training sessions (monthly); develop educational tools and materials for the public related to prosecutor accountability.
  •         Communications & Media – manage the Court Watch NYC email, website, Facebook & Twitter; respond to press inquiries as needed.
  •         Project Design & Evaluation – develop and implement new ideas as the court watch program grows, create tools to evaluate success, and make modifications as needed.
  •         Overall Project Management ­– work closely with our core organizational partners on overall project management, and be ready to take on unexpected tasks.
  •         Support Advocacy & Organizing Campaigns: The position will also be expected to provide support for community organizing and campaigns around prosecutor accountability and criminal justice reform within VOCAL-NY.  We have a highly collaborative office environment where staff members provide regular support for each other’s campaigns, which is in part a function of our limited resources and ambitious scope of work.

Requirements / Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an energetic, self-motivated individual who has strong inter-personal, public speaking, writing, and problem solving skills. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to criminal justice reform and a willingness to approach these issues through a racial justice analysis.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A deep commitment to ending mass incarceration.
  • A deep commitment to working with and promoting the leadership of people directly impacted by mass incarceration.
  • At least 2 years of full-time community organizing, advocacy (or related) experience.
  • Familiarity with the New York City criminal legal system – including key players, processes, and practices – and an understanding of why the system is in need of reform.
  • A willingness to work in a fast-paced environment, with changing assignments.
  • An ability to lead their own projects, and take initiative.
  • Excellent ability to facilitate meetings and trainings, coordinate coalitions, and develop partnerships among a wide and diverse array of stakeholders.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with common business software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail).

This is a full-time position. The position will require occasional attendance at evening and weekend meetings.

Benefits

VOCAL-NY offers a generous benefits package of twenty days of paid vacation, monthly metro card, full cell phone coverage, a 100% employer-covered health and dental insurance plan, and 403(b) retirement plan.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@vocal-ny.org.. In the subject line, please put “Campaign Coordinator [Your Name]”. No phone calls please.

VOCAL-NY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, people who are LGBTQ and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hiring those who have been adversely affected by the criminal justice system and the war on drugs.

The position will remain open until filled.

Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted

Location

80A Fourth Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

 

Power of Two Seeks Community Outreach Liaison (NYC)

Power of Two is a nonprofit organization that brings the science of attachment directly to families to build resilience and strengthen communities.

Under the supervision of the Community Engagement Manager, the Outreach Liaison is responsible for conducting outreach to community families and residents.  The position requires strong interpersonal skills to make connections and build relationships with families, community leaders and other stakeholders. The Community Outreach Liaison will be involved in direct recruitment of families for Power of Two, as well as work collaboratively with community-based agencies with the purpose of making the critical linkages to resources and services for the families we partner with.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Participates in, coordinates, and/or attends community events such as tenant association meetings, tabling events, health fairs and community forums, as a representative of Power of Two.
  2. Conducts community presentations and other needed outreach to reach families with children between the ages of 6months-24months.
  3. Works closely with the Outreach Coordinator and Vice President of Programs and Community Engagement to promote the ABC program.
  4. Conducts door-to-door canvassing.
  5. Participates in mandatory trainings and update meetings related to the program to build and maintain current knowledge base.
  6. Maintains documentation of program activities, and assists in tracking data related to community referrals.
  7. Attends and participates in all appropriate Power of Two staff meetings, work groups, etc., as directed.

Qualifications:

  1. High School Graduate
  2. Good verbal communication in English and Spanish.
  3. Must be sensitive to the diverse community.
  4. Must have knowledge of and be comfortable presenting information related to the specific project being assigned.
  5. Intermediate knowledge and experience working with computers, including word processing and data entry programs; spreadsheet experience a plus.
  6. Excellent organizational abilities.
  7. Written communication skills in English adequate to draft memos, business correspondence, etc., as needed or directed by the Outreach Coordinator.
  8. Able to effectively organize and present information in-group settings, both formal and informal.
  9. Able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively. Self-starter.

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package.

How To Apply

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Yarizell Contreras at yarizellc@powerof2.nyc

Location

New York, NY

 

PEN America Seeks Advocacy Coordinator (Washington, DC)

PEN America —a nonprofit organization that stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide—seeks an energetic, engaging and highly organized Advocacy Coordinator for our DC office.

The Advocacy Coordinator reports to the Director of the Washington office of PEN America, and operates as part of the Freedom of Expression Programs Team (FEP).  The coordinator will support the DC office in our work defending and promoting free expression and supporting writers at risk in the United States and around the world, both through research and advocacy on US free expression issues and advocacy on free expression and defense of writers and journalists globally. This is a full-time position.

The successful candidate will have a high level of energy, strong stamina and demonstrated ability to effectively multitask in a fast-paced environment. The position requires a passion for PEN America’s mission and work, and for safeguarding free expression. Candidates should be able to demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently, and should possess strong organizational and event-planning skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing and expanding database of key contacts in Washington DC (Congressional and Executive branch, media and NGO community;
  • Drafting advocacy materials including press releases, social media postings, memos and briefing papers
  • Providing support for planning and execution of events and visiting delegations
  • Providing administrative support, including financial reconciliation, intern recruitment and management, and record-keeping
  • Engaging with Congressional offices, the Executive branch, the media, and other non-profit organizations as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong interest in free expression issues, in the U.S. and internationally
  • Excellent research and writing skills, including for rapid response to new developments (e.g., press releases, website updates)
  • Experience managing social media accounts, digital communications technology, mailing lists and graphic design

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample, and the contact information for three references. Please submit the entire application to jobs@pen.org . One PDF is preferred. Please use “Advocacy Coordinator” and your name as the subject of your email (for example, “Advocacy Coordinator – Jane Doe”). Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

PEN America is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

No phone calls, please.

Wingo NYC Seeks Project Manager

We are Wingo NYC – a growing fundraising and donor communications consulting firm, seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and creative Project Manager. We build powerful and sustainable individual and major giving campaigns and galas for social and cultural change. Wingo NYC has strengthened 300+ nonprofit clients since 1996 by providing hands-on nonprofit fundraising and design services.

This new staff position will help manage a portfolio of clients to move contract deliverables forward as we work with organizations to build and manage donor prospect pipelines, create beautiful fundraising solicitation and cultivation materials, implement special events and train and develop boards and staff in fundraising.

Duties:

 Writing compelling case materials for annual and capital campaigns

 Writing a wide variety of donor communications – print, online and social media

 Advising on design of case materials and all print, online and social media graphics

 Creating and managing project calendars and timelines

 Overseeing donor moves management, including creating and maintaining prospect trackers

 Creating client meeting agendas and actively participating in and leading client meetings

 Communicating frequently and honestly about project status and next steps

 Managing recruitment and communication with host committees and peer-to-peer fundraising

teams

 Planning and implementing major donor cultivation events

 Managing client event and appeal data including guests lists, income trackers and mailing lists

 Advising on digital fundraising strategies and CRMs

 Creating and implementing social media plans for fundraising campaigns

 Assisting with board trainings, including preparing the necessary materials

 Conducting and overseeing prospect research to include analysis and assigning next steps

 Administrative support, including scheduling and making follow up calls and emails

 Attend pitch meetings with prospective clients

 Supporting our events team on day-of-event tasks for 8-10 galas per year

 Supporting our business goals and objectives

 Supporting clients with training and crisis management as needed

This position will primarily support the work of our Vice President, and will work closely with our in-house design team, research and events staff.

Benefits

Benefits include three weeks paid vacation plus additional end-of-year office closure, five sick days, $500 per month towards health insurance, and access to dental and vision insurance, commuter discounts, 401(k) and more. We offer a sun-filled office in New York City and a positive work environment with wonderful colleagues and clients.

How To Apply

Visit our website, wingo.nyc, to see if we are a fit for you, and respond with a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest. Only seriously considered candidates will be contacted. Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@wingo.nyc with “Project Manager” in the subject line.

SLU Professors Publish Annual State of the Unions Report

With the release of their annual report on the state of labor in the United States, SLU professors Ruth Milkman and Stephanie Luce have shown that organized labor remains far stronger in New York City and state than elsewhere in the nation — but that union erosion has also contributed disproportionately to low-wage job growth.

Ten-years after the Great Recession of 2008, employment has rebounded in New York City and in New York state, where the unemployment rate was 4.0% in July 2019. However, this job growth has been disproportionately concentrated in low-wage industries, especially in the private sector. This year’s report, State of the Unions 2019, A Profile of Organized Labor in New York City, New York State, and the United States, reveals that in recent decades, losses in union membership have been disproportionately concentrated in the private sector, a trend that accelerated after the Great Recession. By contrast, in the public sector, union density has been relatively stable in the City, while declining slightly over the past few years in the U.S. and New York State. Continue reading SLU Professors Publish Annual State of the Unions Report