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Equity Advocates seeks FT Organizer for NYC Food Policy Coalition

Equity Advocates in a New York City based nonprofit with a mission focused on addressing the underlying causes of hunger, poverty and healthy food inequity through policy, advocacy and systems change. More About our Organization.

Equity Advocates is looking for an experienced, full-time Community Organizer to lead and coordinate the day to day operations and advocacy efforts of the New York City Food Policy Alliance. In March 2020 Equity Advocates launched a multi-sector group of 40+ food system stakeholders including frontline CBOs in New York City directly impacted by food insecurity, to address an immediate need due to the pandemic. Formerly known as the New York COVID-19 Food Coalition, we collectively advocate for public policies and funding that promote access to healthy and affordable food to both respond to today’s crisis as well as address the ongoing vulnerabilities and injustices of the food system.

This Community Organizer position is a new role, slated to start January 2022, which will lead and oversee the day to day Alliance operations; work with organizational partners to develop and execute collective advocacy goals, campaigns and strategies; as well as expand and support Alliance membership. The Community Organizer will support a variety of grassroots NY City, NY State and Federal advocacy campaigns to increase access to healthy food in low income neighborhoods, urban agriculture and community gardens, nutrition education, safety-net programs and benefits access, funding for BIPOC led food businesses and supply chains. As a key member of a small staff, the ideal candidate would be an energetic organizer with a commitment to social, racial and food justice and flexible and effective in a fast-paced and evolving environment.

Primarily Responsibilities:

Organizing (75% of time)

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the NYC Food Policy Alliance including coordinating and leading biweekly meetings
  • Develop and disseminate weekly Alliance emails with relevant food policy updates, funding and grassroots advocacy opportunities to Alliance
  • Facilitate discussions with full Alliance membership to identify policy goals and priorities to support advocacy campaigns advance food equity and justice through an inclusive democratic process
  • Supporting the Alliance’s Outreach Committee to recruit new members from across the 5 boroughs, diversify membership and support efforts to retain current members
  • Support the Alliance’s NYC Food Policy Council (FPC) Committee to research national FPC models and develop a local community engagement process to advance the establishment of a grassroots-driven NYC Food Policy Council
  • Support training members on advocacy skills to promote leadership development through campaign activities and to move members into more active leadership within the Alliance
  • Identify potential promotional opportunities and activities for the Alliance
  • Help support and inform strategies for diversifying the leadership of the Alliance and ensuring it is equitable and inclusive
  • Track program activities and outputs according to agreed upon evaluation criteria

Policy Support (15% of time)

  • Work with Policy Director to schedule and prepare Alliance members for meetings with new incoming NYC elected officials starting Jan 20222, including Mayor’s staff, City Council, and Borough Presidents to educate them on the Alliance’s key food systems priorities
  • Attend elected official meetings as needed as a representative of EA
  • Help EA leadership plan and mobilize Alliance members to engage in advocacy opportunities
  • Support EA’s policy strategy by helping the Alliance’s Policy Committee’s develop City, State and Federal legislative policy platforms

General EA Support (10% of time)

  • Participate in fundraising for the Alliance including supporting grant proposals and reports
  • Design community organizing workshop for food justice nonprofits across NYC
  • Write and send out EA’s monthly newsletter
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings
  • Provide social media support

Desired Qualifications :

  • Passion for and commitment to social, economic and racial justice
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in community organizing and/or leading advocacy campaigns, preferably in food, social and/or racial justice campaigns
  • High school degree or equivalent (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of NYC food justice and food systems policy issues and key players (required)
  • Familiarity with and comfortability working in impacted communities
  • Nonprofit or professional office experience is a plus
  • Experience facilitating meetings and/or designing and running trainings and workshops
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Must be able to multitask, problem-solve, and prioritize well
  • Basic computer skills (email, Google drive, excel, etc.) and access to the internet
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends, when scheduled

Salary: $50,000- $60,000 per year. Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter stating your interest and general qualifications, resume, as well as a reference to info@nyequityadvocates.org with the title “Organizer” in the subject line. Position open until filled. Applications submitted by Dec. 31, 2021 will be prioritized. No phone calls accepted at this time.

Equity Advocates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. People of color, differently-abled people and LGBTQI persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Center for Ecoliteracy seeks a Executive Director.

About the Center for Ecoliteracy

The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to cultivating education for sustainable living.

It recognizes that students need to experience and understand how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly. The organization encourages schools to teach and model sustainable practices. The Center leads systems change initiatives, publishes original books and resources, facilitates conferences and professional development, and provides strategic consulting. It works at multiple levels of scale, with local, regional, state, and national programs.

For more information on the Center for Ecoliteracy, please visit the website: https://www.ecoliteracy.org/

The Opportunity (Position Profile available here.)

Reporting to the Center’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will build upon a reputation of excellence in education for sustainable living in K-12 schooling, and expand the Center’s contributions, leading it to the next level of financial, programmatic, and organizational success. This is a high-profile opportunity for a dynamic professional. The successful candidate will provide outstanding organizational leadership with an entrepreneurial spirit and will passionately communicate the mission and achievements of the Center for Ecoliteracy to internal and external stakeholders. This leader will have the opportunity to recruit and develop the organization’s Board of Directors.

Please respond to this email with any ideas or suggestions. Candidates are encouraged to express interest here.

Training and Field Manager

About the Roosevelt Institute

Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st-century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni.

Our Culture

At Roosevelt, we recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all.  We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to reimagine the rules of our social and economic realities stronger. Roosevelt is an equal opportunity employer and, as affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.

Purpose of Position

The Training and Field Manager will support the training and development of Roosevelt Network members – current undergraduate students and members of our young professional alumni network. They will serve as the team’s lead training facilitator, delivering content to help students develop their policy, communication, and leadership skills and embark on career exploration. They will manage several student positions on our Student Leadership Team and assist with alumni initiatives, like Affinity Groups. This role requires someone flexible – comfortable adapting to the ongoing changes in higher education and student life, the political landscape, and joining an organization that is in the first stages of implementing a new strategic plan.

Passion and excitement about working with young people is a must; experience in the progressive movement, teaching experience, and prior student management experience is preferred.

This is a non-management, unionized, role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

– Student leadership and chapter ecosystem development:

  • Supervise and train student members of our 5 geographic regional teams who:
  • Provide Peer mentorship and guidance to long-standing and emerging chapters;

– Establish new student and institution contacts across each region;

  • Plan and execute regional conferences and workshops.
  • Advise student leaders as they plan events, trainingS, and conferences.
  • Support the implementation of our Strategic Plan, including stakeholder management and rollout of programmatic changes related to chapter support.
  • Utilize Trello, Google Drive, Zoom, and other digital tools/systems to coordinate with student leaders across the country.

– Serve as the lead facilitator for Roosevelt Network trainings:

  • Master the content of our policy and leadership skills focused Core Curriculum, and deliver engaging training sessions to Network members throughout academic year:
  • Execute Core Curriculum for annual Network Fellowships’ summer onboarding.
  • Master, plan, and deliver professional development training series, Level Up, and coordinate with Senior Program Manager to transition students to a formal mentorship program during the Spring semester.
  • With guidance from Senior Program Manager, lead logistics, assessment, and execution of annual conferences and events.

– Assist with training and programming delivery for alumni initiatives:

  • Facilitate Affinity Group and Alumni Association programming.
  • Assist with, or facilitate, quarterly book club meetings.
  • Deliver and/or plan professional development training for young professionals.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

 Education:

  • four-year degree in education and/or public policy preferred

Experience:

Required:

  • 3+ years of nonprofit or higher education experience running student-facing programs, student advising, or training/teaching.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with individuals— in particular students and alumni — from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Willingness to travel for site visits (if/when it is safe to do so) and to staff occasional weekend and night-time student conferences, events, etc.
  • Intermediate to advanced digital and web skills — comfort using systems like Asana, Trello, Slack, Google, Zoom — and experience with project management.
  • Past experience with cloud-based project management systems strongly preferred.
  • Passion for student advising, developing young progressive leaders, and comfort with managing students and their work.
  • Experience with stakeholder management with a demonstrated record of advanced emotional intelligence, successful expectation management, and strong communication.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, with the ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfort working with ambiguity in a growing and changing organization.

Preferred:

  • Personal experience with student organizing, participation in college registered student organizations, and/or participation in progressive student movement spaces.
  • Experience with student advising across diverse backgrounds.

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External Relations Manager

About the Roosevelt Institute

Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a 21st-century think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates and have local and national impact. We advance this mission through the work of our staff, fellows, and network of students and alumni.

Our Culture

At Roosevelt, we recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all.  We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to reimagine the rules of our social and economic realities stronger. Roosevelt is an equal opportunity employer and, as affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.

Purpose of Position

The Roosevelt Network External Relations Manager will lead and manage the team’s program communications, stakeholder management, and partnership development. This role will work with the National Director and Senior Program Manager to develop and communicate program language for new and existing initiatives, leverage the network’s Salesforce data to inform a robust communication and engagement strategy — including helping define the appropriate scale for a complex network of students and alumni, manage the student leader who provides communication guidance to peers across network chapters, and work with the network’s two advisory boards alongside the National Director.

This role requires someone flexible and highly adaptable to the ongoing changes in higher education and student life, the political landscape, and joining an organization that is in the first stages of implementing a new strategic plan.

Passion and excitement about the power of young people to be change-makers, experience supervising interns or volunteers, communication, and project management experience required; experience with youth-focused programming is preferred.

This is a non-management, unionized, role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Serve as the Network team’s communications lead:

  • In partnership with the Roosevelt Institute Communications team, and in collaboration with the Network’s program/project managers, lead on digital comms strategy including program language, email-blasts, website language, etc.
  • Support event planning, including registration processes, promotion strategies, etc.
  • Oversee the work of a student communications coordinator who is responsible for advising chapters on digital communication and traditional campus media engagements
  • Maintain a communications calendar in Asana
  • Oversee the build-out of a new jobs board system for Network members

In service of the Roosevelt Institute’s new strategic plan, drive forward an emotionally-intelligent and thoughtful strategy for stakeholder management:

  • Serve as the point person for alumni inquiries and general programming coordination
  • In partnership with the National Director, support and coordinate the Alumni Board of Advisors; this includes collaboration with the Roosevelt Institute Development team for alumni fundraising initiatives
  • In partnership with the National Director, support and coordinate with the Student Board of Advisors
  • Serve as the Network team’s Salesforce lead, leveraging the system’s data to inform relationship management strategies and engagement
  • Facilitate member engagement across Linkedin groups, Facebook groups, and Slack channels

Serve as the team’s frontline coordinator for partnership development:

  • Build, manage, and track partnerships with other youth-focused progressive organizations, local groups, and institutions of higher education

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Roosevelt Institute reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

Education/Experience:
 

Required:

  • four-year degree
  • 3+ years of nonprofit or higher education communication or external relations experience.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with a particular focus on digital communication.

Demonstrated experience with:

  • Effective project management.
  • ​​Establishing and managing systems and processes for collaboration and project approvals across teams.
  • Stakeholder management and/or partnership development.
  • A CRM, such as Salesforce.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and the ability to build strong relationships with individuals from a diverse set of identities, backgrounds, professions, and ages.
  • Intermediate to advanced digital and web skills — comfort using systems like Trello, Slack, Google, Zoom.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, with the ability to adapt and work in a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Passion for developing young progressive leaders.
  • Willingness to travel for site visits (if/when it is safe to do so) and to staff occasional weekend and night-time student conferences, events, etc

Preferred:

  • Mastery of Salesforce, Mailchimp, and Asana systems.
  • Knowledge or past involvement with progressive, youth-focused, coalition ecosystem.
  • Personal experience with student organizing, participation in college registered student organizations, and/or participation in progressive student movement spaces.

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Data Scientist

City of New York

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND WORKER PROTECTION

Civil Service Title: City Research Scientist

Level: II   Title Code No: 21744

Salary: $75,504.00 / $86,830.00* – $94,761.00

* minimum with two years of continuous city service

 

Office Title: Data Scientist

42 Broadway, New York, NY

Division/Work Unit: Office of Labor Policy and Standards

Hours/Shift: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Job Description

The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) protects and enhances the daily economic lives of New Yorkers to create thriving communities. DCWP licenses more than 59,000 businesses in more than 50 industries and enforces key consumer protection, licensing, and workplace laws that apply to countless more. By supporting businesses through equitable enforcement and access to resources and, by helping to resolve complaints, DCWP protects the marketplace from predatory practices and strives to create a culture of compliance. Through its community outreach and the work of its offices of Financial Empowerment and Labor Policy & Standards, DCWP empowers consumers and working families by providing the tools and resources they need to be educated consumers and to achieve financial health and work-life balance. DCWP also conducts research and advocates for public policy that furthers its work to support New York City’s communities. For more information about DCWP and its work, call 311 or visit DCWP at nyc.gov/dcwp or on its social media sites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

The Office of Labor Policy and Standards (“OLPS”) enforces the City’s worker protection laws, such as the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, the Fair Workweek Laws, including “just cause” legislation that protects fast food workers against unlawful termination, and the Third-Party Service Workers Law, which regulates wages and working conditions for app-based delivery workers. Working closely with outside stakeholders, OLPS also advocates for new laws, performs research and data analysis to make policy recommendations, and conducts outreach and education to workers, employers, and the general public.

OLPS is seeking a Data Scientist to play a key role in the enforcement of groundbreaking new legal protections for workers, especially the Fair Workweek Laws, which prohibit abusive scheduling practices, the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act, which guarantees the right to paid sick leave, and the new Third-Party Service Workers Law, which regulates wages and working conditions of app-based delivery workers. Reporting to the OLPS Research Director, the Data Scientist will work closely with the Office’s investigation and litigation teams to develop and implement strategies for the discovery, collection, and analysis of employer data relating to compliance with city workplace laws. Working on the Office’s most complex cases, the Data Scientist will help collect and use this data to identify violations of NYC workplace laws, assess the validity of claims by employers and workers, calculate employee relief and civil penalties, and guide investigators in the collection of testimonial evidence and other documentation. The Data Scientist will also create systems to automate and standardize data collection and analysis, develop and implement refinements to investigative methods, and play a critical role in ensuring working New Yorkers can access the protections they are entitled to under the law. Since its founding in 2016, OLPS has built a reputation as a leader in the use of data analytics within its field, and the successful applicant will be joining a growing team of data scientists to further develop this area of the Office’s work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with investigators and attorneys to identify the data necessary to evaluate employers’ compliance with NYC workplace laws;
  • Communicating with employers’ counsel and technical staff to ensure delivery of responsive data, along with information necessary for its interpretation;
  • Developing and using appropriate data analysis tools to describe employer practices, identify key witnesses, and calculate damages;
  • Assessing how OLPS uses data in its investigations and litigation and recommending and implementing improvements;
  • Recommending changes to laws, rules, and agency guidance to the extent they may relate to any of the functions described above; and
  • Assisting with other aspects of the OLPS research team’s work, including analysis of labor market data, reporting based on the Office’s internal administrative data, and process design and automation.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

  1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

NOTE:

Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

PLEASE NOTE: New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment. However, City employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County.

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced use of programming, scripting, and statistical languages (e.g., Python, R, Stata) and relational databases (e.g., advanced SQL queries);
  • Excellent analytic thinking skills, especially the ability to map between legal and regulatory concepts and corresponding data structures and processes;
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, especially the ability to tailor analytic approaches to the needs of specific cases;
  • Comfort with sampling methodologies, extrapolation, and statistical inference;
  • High level of organization, including ability to ensure findings are reproducible and analytical choices are transparent and well-supported;
  • Experience handling multiple assignments with competing deadlines, where each requires a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Excellent writing, reading comprehension, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to occasionally work flexible hours, including nights and weekends; and
  • Multilingual a plus.

To Apply

For Non-City/External Candidates: Visit the External Applicant NYC Careers site and type “Consumer Affairs” on the search line. Then locate the Job ID number.

For Current City Employees: Visit Employee Self Service (ESS) to view and click on Recruiting Activities, Careers, and search by Job ID number.

A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED.

PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS POSITION.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

NO PHONE CALLS, FAXES, E-MAILS OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED. NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED.

*Appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.

*55-a Candidates: NYC Department of Consumer Affairs is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage 55-A candidates to apply to our positions in order to be given the opportunity.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS: The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with DCA qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements. Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

*Drug Screening: A drug screening may be required prior to being appointed.

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations that enable people with disabilities to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by others. If you are contacted to attend an interview for one of our open vacancies and would like to request an accommodation for that date, please send an email to ReasonableAccommodationRequests@dca.nyc.gov.

Post Date: 11/24/2021

Post Until: 01/23/2022

JVN: 505218

DCWP and the City of New York is an equal employment opportunity employer.