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STREET VENDOR PROJECTS HAS AN OPENING FOR A LEAD ORGANIZER

About the Position 

SVP is seeking a dynamic Lead Organizer to collaboratively implement strategic grassroots organizing campaigns with our organizing team and members, strengthen our membership, and design and implement leadership development programs for our members. We are seeking a new team member with experience working within multicultural, working class and immigrant communities. SVP currently has 6 full-time and 2 part-time staff members. The primary responsibilities of the Lead Organizer include:

 

Campaign Development & Execution

  • Plan and execute campaigns that engage members, leaders, and allies to win concrete improvements in the lives of vendors
  • Organize direct actions, events, and other tactics to move the campaign forward
  • Develop and maintain relationships with allied organizations with New York City and New York State
  • Develop and maintain relationships with elected officials
  • Work with partners to move the campaigns forward. This may include joint strategy meetings, joint actions or other events, relationship building, etc.

Organizing Team Management & Development

  • Guide and supervise our organizing team of four staff members, each working with membership bases organized by language (Arabic, Bangla, Spanish, Mandarin), in collaboration with the Deputy Director and Managing Director;
  • Develop structure of political education curriculum for members in coordination with organizing team
  • Coordinate and implement membership recruitment activities including direct outreach on-the-street and through partner organizations;

Leadership Growth & Political Education

  • Design, lead, and execute workshops and trainings for members;
  • Develop leadership skills of potential members, and nurture the leadership of our Leadership Board members;
  • Plan and facilitate regular membership and committee meetings and membership events
  • Fortify and grow SVP’s grassroots membership structure of individuals interested in, and excited, about advancing street vendor rights;
  • Receive vendors who come in to the office during SVP drop-in hours;
  • Maintain database for tracking participation and development of members;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Relentlessly dedicated to building the power of working class, immigrant communities of color to incite transformative social and economic justice movement building;
  • Excited about working across multiple cultures and is flexible and patient when communicating with people who speak different languages;
  • A thoughtful communicator with excellent interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills;
  • Has at least three years’ experience in leadership roles in a campaign. This may be a grassroots campaign, political campaign, union organizing campaign, or anything that you believe demonstrates you can design and effectively run a campaign for social change, working with partners and in coalition across issues and constituencies;
  • A team-player eager to collaborate with diverse, inter-generational, and multicultural stakeholders to achieve systemic change;
  • Experienced with outreach, base-building, member leadership development, and organizing campaigns;
  • Demonstrated experience coaching and supporting a team of organizers with very different experience levels, learning styles, and communication styles;.
  • Knowledgeable of New York City and New York State organizing and political landscape, with particular attention to racial, economic, and gender equity;
  • Able to read and assess the current political landscape and make strategic choices to advance SVP’s organizing agenda;
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English in order to engage members in organizing and political conversations, written ability required;
  • An experienced facilitator with the ability to plan and facilitate meetings with sensitivity to the needs of a diverse membership;
  • Committed to and knowledgeable of SVP’s mission and movement building, and enthusiastic about nurturing leadership growth among members.

Benefits

This is a full-time position with great flexibility in terms of scheduling. Benefits include health, dental, generous time off, and a matching 401k program.

SVP is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we fight alongside and serve. People of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ-identified individuals, and folks from low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Street Vendor Project is part of the Urban Justice Center, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers.

HOW TO APPY 

1) Submit your resume, cover letter, and two professional references to svp@urbanjustice.org.

2) Include the Job Title in the subject line.

3) Application Deadline is Sunday, May 9th at 11:59 pm. Applications submitted prior to this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

SUNY ORANGE HAS A JOB OPENING FOR A TITLE 5 PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Job Description:

SUNY Orange, newly designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks a visionary leader committed to serving a diverse student population, to lead the implementation of its federal Title V Grant titled PROSPERAR: Moving Students from Surviving to Thriving. PROSPERAR is a transformative college-wide development program building on the College’s Guided Pathways initiative to close equity gaps and deliver significant increases in student achievement, persistence, and retention to graduation and transfer. The PROSPERAR Program Director will lead this five-year action plan to redesign programs and services, improve student outcomes, and increase institutional vitality. The Program Director will lead PROSPERAR as a hands-on director, overseeing daily activities, collaborating with all associated departments, executing the design, testing and implementation of all activities, liaising with appropriate persons, use assessments to drive program improvements, and report to the VP of Academic affairs in the role of Project Director.

Requirements:

Education Required:         Master’s degree in higher education, education, or related field

Experience Required:       Minimum of two years’ administrative experience in higher education, with experience managing operation and/or grant budgets; four years increasingly responsible experience in program design, management, and implementation; experience in academic support in a college setting.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Doctorate degree
  • Community college administrative experience.
  • College level teaching experience
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationship with supervising personnel, coworkers, all constituents, and the public.
  • Perform well under pressure, within time constraints, with a high degree of accuracy, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to coordinate work flow while dealing with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to present complex information and data in coherent fashion
  • Must be able to travel between the college’s two campuses and other sites.
  • Bilingual Skills.

 


Additional Information:

Deadline for Applying:  April 28, 2021

Position begins ASAP

Salary: Commensurate with experience

This is a full-time Grant Funded position within the Staff & Chair union, Grade 60.  Salary range is 52,256-$61,230.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662, iris.martinezdavis@sunyorange.edu.

 


Application Instructions:

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
    1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
    2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?

 

After submitting your resume the subsequent pages will enable you to upload the additional documents.

Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at www.naces.org to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.

Returning Applicants – Login to your SUNY Orange Employment Account to check your completed application.

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UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO FACULTY ASSOCIATION (LOCAL 4269, CFT/AFT) SEEKS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The USFFA is seeking a full-time Executive Director beginning June 1, 2021. USFFA represents the 460 full-time faculty and librarians of the University of San Francisco, 100% of whom are Union members. We seek a skilled administrator who is committed to building our union’s strength and organizing capacity. This new position will support union leadership in running our union as well as representing and activating our membership. The ideal candidate is a creative and strategic thinker with proven experience in negotiations resulting in strong collective bargaining agreements, with excellent communication skills, the capacity to evaluate budgets, and a deep commitment to labor organizing and social justice.

About our Union:
The full-time faculty and librarians at the University of San Francisco are building a university that fosters high-quality learning — in the classroom and across the campus, virtual and physical, and where students, staff, and faculty thrive through shared governance and an allegiance to core values of equity and justice. As the exclusive representative of the non-law school full-time faculty and librarians at the University of San Francisco, the USF Faculty Association (AFT4269) represents members for the purposes of collective bargaining in order to ensure their economic and material well-being as well as fostering and protecting their individual and collective rights under the collective bargaining agreement. As a faculty governing body, we are deeply committed to enhancing the academic and professional excellence of the University, promoting and preserving academic freedom, exercising our voice in shared governance and financial decision-making, and pursuing equity, access, and social justice for all members of our University community. The USFFA works to advance the Jesuit educational tradition as embodied in the University’s statement of Mission and Goals, and exerts substantial voice in the allocation of resources to promote the educational and professional excellence of the University.

The Executive Director (ED) will work under the supervision of the USFFA President while reporting to the Executive and Policy Boards, the elected leadership of the USFFA. As the sole full-time staff member for the union, the ED provides vision for strengthening and developing our members leadership and our union’s capacity to represent membership’s interests. In recent years, our Union has encountered an increasingly challenging and contentious negotiating environment driven by austerity and rapid change.

DESIRABLE QUALITIES:

  • A proven leader and organizer with tenacity who supports, respects, empowers, and encourages the contributions of all full-time faculty and librarians.
  • A strong leader who can oversee and manage the union office (currently virtual, possibly a physical office in the future) with support from a part-time administrative assistant, while providing support and guidance to the Executive Board.
  • Experience in labor organizing, contract negotiations, union representation, or similar related work.
  • A creative thinker with skills in both collective bargaining and day-to-day problem-solving issues within the Union and the members’ workplace.
  • A person adept at creating value from difficult conversations
  • A strong written and oral communicator.
  • An effective team-leader who is inclusive, approachable, and builds consensus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years’ union experience in labor organizing, collective bargaining, contract negotiations, grievance, and union legal matters.
  • Ability to work flexibly as needed. This may include evening and weekend hours in order to accommodate unit member schedules.
  • Ability to work both independently and within teams including a variety of members, staff and elected representatives.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and respectfully with a wide variety of people.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, sexuality, and ethnic backgrounds of University employees and students.
  • Ability to demonstrate discretion in handling sensitive personnel information.
  • Fluency in digital communications: MS Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Suite, Zoom, Slack.
  • Ability to accurately and coherently compose correspondence, grievances, memos, and bargaining language.
  • Working knowledge of higher education law, structures, and policies.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding of Human Relations protocols and related laws.
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks or other online accounting software.
  • In lieu of the above: demonstrated transferable education or work-experience skills.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Administrative

  • Manage and streamline the day-to-day operations of the USFFA including, with the Treasurer, union finances
  • Generate and deliver monthly operations reports to Executive Board and Policy Board
  • Attend Executive Board and Policy Board meetings and maintain records
  • Attend USF Labor Coalition and San Francisco Labor Council meetings

Advisory

  • Establish annual goals and organizational strategy with Executive Board
  • Update the Policy Board and Executive Board on organizational activities, labor movement trends and developments
  • Plan and implement contract campaigns in collaboration with the Executive and Policy Boards
  • Conduct strategic planning in collaboration with the Executive and Policy Boards

Advocacy

  • Represent, support, and advocate for faculty and librarians
  • Execute strategic initiatives
  • Co-chair Negotiations and Grievance Committees; handles grievances, correspondence, filings, timelines, and preparation for hearings (e.g. grievance, arbitration, ULP, mediation and fact-finding)
  • Meets regularly with USF Director of Labor Relations on matters relating to the CBA and grievances
  • Manage correspondence with members and the USF Director of Labor Relations on matters relating to the CBA and grievances
  • Analyze University budgets, support for negotiations for CBA and grievance settlements
  • Research and coordinate training and development on issues critical to our members and our contract, e.g. our members’ rights to organize and engage in political advocacy, contract language construction, retirement issues, and legal issues.
  • Plan and participate in union meetings, organizing activities, and campaigns.

Communication

  • Direct communications including Union newsletters, email and website, position papers, and campaign literature in cooperation with Communications Committee
  • Manage volunteers, monitor committee staffing, support organizing and member services
  • Serve as contact for AFT and CFT, maintain compliance with CFT/AFT constitutional obligations, and DOL legal reporting requirements

SALARY, BENEFITS & LOCATION:
Starting salary will vary according to experience and education but is tied to our member pay scale ($75 – $105K) plus a 10% retirement contribution paid as salary, and health, vision, and dental benefits. Work will be remote until the University reopens the campus for the Fall 2021 semester. The Executive Director is expected to reside locally by August 2021.

HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered, please submit the following by Wednesday, April 21st, 11:59pm.

  • A current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position and the names of three references we can contact.
  • A letter of application which addresses how your background, training, and experience have prepared you to assume the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • A writing sample (e.g. professional group communication, report or position paper of which you were the primary or sole author).
  • Submit all materials as attachments in one email to: search@usffa.net.

For more information about the USFFA, see: https://www.usffa.net.

EEO Statement
The USFFA is an equal employment opportunity employer that values a diverse and equitable workplace free from discrimination. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and veterans to apply. The USFFA is committed to accessibility and will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

SEIU LOCAL 32BJ SEEKS A RESEARCH ANALYST

Are you interested in joining a dynamic organization that is at the forefront of building successful campaigns for working people?

The Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ is looking for researchers with experience in the labor movement or community, racial justice or immigrant rights organizing to support the Union’s internal and external organizing campaigns.

32BJ’s Research Department plays a vital role in Union campaigns by conducting research, and developing and implementing strategies and tactics to advance campaign goals. A Research Analyst is a resource and partner to campaign leadership, providing research and strategic support for the Union’s breakthrough organizing campaigns.

Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to progressive social change and at least two years’ experience in the labor movement or community, racial justice or immigrant rights organizing;
  • Strong research skills and ability to apply research to development of strategic organizing campaigns;
  • Experience with a variety of sources and good quantitative skills;
  • Excellent writing ability;
  • Excellent political and internal organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and in a team environment;
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter;
  • Enthusiastic commitment to strengthening the labor movement.

32BJ has members in eleven states in the Northeast, and Washington DC. The preference is for the Analyst to be located in the greater New York City area. As part of 32BJ’s Covid safety protocol, office work may be conducted remotely to start, but this will change during 2021, as we navigate the return to office-based work.

32BJ offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes employer-paid medical and dental plans for full-time staff and their qualified dependents.

32BJ is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Please send a résumé, letter of interest, and a brief writing sample to: HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Research Analyst” in the Subject line of your email.

NEW ECONOMY PROJECT SEEKS A CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER

New Economy Project seeks an experienced and energetic organizer to coordinate the NYC Community Land Initiative (NYCCLI) coalition and campaigns that advance community land trusts (CLTs) and social housing in New York City. The Campaign Organizer will work closely with coalition partners to carry out effective policy advocacy, education and training, and other strategies that expand community control over land and neighborhood development, as a matter of racial justice, economic democracy and just recovery.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the growing CLT movement in New York City.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop effective policy advocacy, communications and research strategies that strengthen neighborhood-based and citywide CLT campaigns;
  • Coordinate coalition outreach and engagement, including through membership meetings, work groups, training and one-on-one support to member organizations;
  • With coalition partners, develop popular education and outreach material to strengthen grassroots participation in policy campaigns and other activities;
  • Represent the coalition in meetings with elected officials and other stakeholders, at legislative hearings and public forums, with media, and in other key spaces;
  • Coordinate policy and funder briefings, press events and other activities; and
    Strengthen alliances with other coalitions fighting for housing and economic justice.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least seven years of experience in community and/or coalition organizing, preferably in New York City, with a strong track record of success
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice, and to building power of poor and working people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders and in diverse settings
  • Familiarity with community land trusts and affordable housing landscape a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

We will consider a candidate’s full range of educational, professional, and life experience. We do not require any specific level of formal educational attainment.

COMPENSATION
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, with an expected annual salary range between $60,000 and $70,000. New Economy Project offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) plan, and generous paid-time off.

LOCATION
The position is based in NYC. The position will be remote until New Economy Project staff can safely return to the office.

TO APPLY
Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to: hiring@neweconomynyc.org, with “Campaign Organizer” in the subject line. Apply by April 19, 2021.

New Economy Project is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and people from low-income backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities with which we work.

CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN YOUTH EDCUATION AT MOUNT SINAI SEEKS A PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Program Coordinator I (Center for Excellence in Youth Education), Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

The Center of Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE), a unit within the Mount Sinai Health System’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, has worked for over four decades to expose young minds from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to science and medicine through its robust education pipeline program portfolio on the campus of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) works with a cross section of public schools, colleges, and other youth organizations throughout NYC to implement academic year and summer courses and internships that prepare underrepresented students for STEM careers. These experiences bolster student preparation and performance in science, language arts, mathematics and technology in a context where they can explore a wide spectrum of careers in medicine, research, nursing, and allied health, as well as extend their reach to college and these career fields. In the last year, ODI has expanded its portfolio of education pipeline programs to include efforts that are jointly sponsored with internal and external stakeholder partners. This latter body of work is overseen by the ODI Director of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances.

The position will be based in the CEYE, be a member of the CEYE team, and report directly to the CEYE Program Director. The position will partially support program coordination of the CEYE program portfolio as well as partially support the coordination of our growing joint pipeline pathway program portfolio overseen by the ODI Director of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances. This position will have a dotted reporting line to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Alliance for project and or program specific work.  In addition to program coordination support, the position will primarily be responsible for managing and coordinating a shared data system for all CEYE and jointly sponsored pipeline programs.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Manage shared data and measurement system of all CEYE and jointly sponsored pipeline pathway programs.
  • Prepare and contribute to operational reviews, reports, presentations, and other related products reflecting program outcomes and impact
  • Provide administrative and programmatic coordination to the Director Strategic Partnership and Alliances on new and existing pipeline pathways programs internal and external to ISMMS/MSHS as needed.
  • Participate in educational partner engagement efforts with NYC public schools and other educational programs to facilitate recruitment of and enrichment opportunities for students eligible to participate in CEYE and jointly sponsored  programs.
  • Assist with fiscal management duties including budget preparation, reconciliation, and reporting for grants and contracts.  Be knowledgeable of the institution’s central finance system, policies and procedures to properly process financial transactions associated with programming.
  • Collect, document, and track program data and metrics associated with program deliverables, outcomes, and reporting requirements.
  • Create schedules, end-of-term calendars for final assessments, oral presentations and final papers, order supplies and arrange space for all programs
  • Coordinate logistical planning for special events and programs as needed.
  • Oversee social media strategy and assess online engagement and impact.
  • Willingness to be trained in Intensive Academic Counseling, which is utilized in supporting students (formal supervision and training will be provided)
  • Attend occasional student and staff conferences, which may include travel
  • Facilitate student and parent engagement sessions
  • Support the CEYE Program Director and Director of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances maintain school and organizational partner engagement activities by developing and tracking Memorandums of Agreements, recruitment and enrichment activities, and manage collection of student documentation as needed
  • Perform other administrative duties including: triage phone calls; maintain student files; prepare and send out school-related correspondence, report cards, flyers, and application packets

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree at minimum; Masters preferred
  • 3 years relevant work experience; preferably in nonprofit with an education or youth development focus
  • Experience with data management and competence in computer applications related to qualitative and quantitative data entry and descriptive analysis
  • Strong computer literacy & experience working with Google Suite and other communication systems (Slack, Slido, Canva etc.) and social media platforms
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Strong innovation and/or networking skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Demonstrated respect for diversity and multicultural sensitivity
  • Consistently maintains a positive attitude and builds strong working relationships
  • Detail-oriented with superb organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Personal qualities of warmth, dependability, responsiveness, initiative, flexibility, knowledge, and credibility

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

 

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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