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New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) Seeks Research and Policy Associate

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State. We envision a New York state that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams. Our mission is to unite immigrants, members, & allies so all New Yorkers can thrive. We represent the collective interests of New York’s diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devise solutions to advance them; advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups; and build the power of immigrants and the organizations that serve them to ensure their sustainability, to improve people’s lives, and to strengthen our state.

Our organizational values: Inclusive & Representative; Fair & Just; Accountable & Trusted.

Position Overview

The NYIC Research and Policy Associate will work closely with the Vice President of Policy to provide support on in policy analysis and research. Through their work, the Associate will provide critical background and provide drafts that will ultimately become larger, robust policy reports. Additionally, they will support various NYIC campaigns and provide policy analysis to support the success of the campaigns. The Associate will also support the administrative needs of the advocacy department, providing light scheduling and ensuring the programs have all materials necessary to execute its goals.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the staff of the NYIC’s Policy Department and its campaigns through analysis, research, and logistics support, under the supervision of the Vice President of Policy.
  • Provide policy and advocacy-related research and provide critical resources for planning the NYIC’s Policy Agenda
  • Provide administrative support for the Policy Department, including document preparation, scheduling meetings, managing AV technology, and supporting senior staff with logistical planning and expense reporting.
  • Provide support to the NYIC’s administration team, liaising between Policy and Admin Departments to ensure seamless collaborations.

Qualities Sought:

  • Strong interest in immigrant rights and experience working in policy and research with a minimum of one year of related experience is strongly desired
  • Organized and detail-oriented with strong writing skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative team player and problem solver with a willingness to learn
  • Ability to work effectively with community partners
  • Ability to speak additional languages is an asset.

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

How To Apply

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample as attachments to hr@nyic.org with the subject line: Research and Policy Associate.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.

Location

New York, NY

 

Workers United, New York New Jersey Regional Joint Board, a/w SEIU Seeks Union Organizer: Bilingual English-Spanish

The NY NJ Regional Joint Board of Workers United is dedicated to winning economic and racial justice through innovative and dynamic worker-led organizing campaigns.

We are a diverse and participatory union that centers our members’ needs for justice at work and in their communities. We build their collective power to win dignity, good contracts, safe working conditions, and laws that benefit working families. We are committed to uplifting all working people in the New York and New Jersey region.

Our current focus is building worker leadership among the mostly immigrant women workforce across the New York nail salon industry. This growing campaign is centered around class, race, immigrant, and gender justice. We are building the first-ever nail salon worker union in the United States, changing the landscape of what’s possible to win power.

We are seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) Organizer who is excited to think and work creatively as part of a focused and fun-loving team developing and moving this non-traditional organizing campaign.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

The primary role of this position is to build worker power through leadership development.

This includes a wide range of duties, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Identify, recruit, support and develop worker leaders
  • Develop and build worker organizing committees
  • Conduct worker meetings in either one-on-one or in group settings
  • Motivate and organize workers to take action
  • Provide accurate assessments of all organizing aspects related to the campaign
  • Co-develop campaign strategies and tactics to advance organizing campaign
  • Facilitate weekly educational workshops
  • Maintain accurate lists and records
  • Plan and coordinate workplace actions
  • Prepare workers to determine and claim their power

 

Principal Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience organizing as part of a labor union or community organization
  • Strong listening skills
  • Strong relational skills
  • Fluency in Spanish (including reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to set achievable time-based goals
  • Attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong critical and strategic analysis

Additionally this position requires:

  • Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours including nights and weekends
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to center the leadership and voices of People of Color, women and immigrant workers

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience Includes excellent health benefits, paid time off, and retirement.

Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience Includes excellent health benefits, paid time off, and retirement.

Competitive salary based on experience Includes excellent health benefits, paid time off, and retirement.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish (including reading, writing, and speaking)

How To Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, and resume. Please submit materials as one PDF to Lgomez@workersunitednynj.org with the subject line Organizer.

Workers United is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Location: Based in New York City, NY

West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT) New York City Seeks Community Based Planner & Policy Advocacy Coordinator

West Harlem Environmental Action Inc. (WE ACT) is a Northern Manhattan community-based, membership organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. We use community organizing, community-based participatory research and evidence based policy advocacy campaigns to create systemic policy change at the federal, state and local levels of government. WE ACT is locally and nationally known for its work on children’s environmental health, community-driven climate resiliency, healthy homes campaigns government accountability, and community-based environmental health research partnerships.

WE ACT seeks a full-time Community Based Planner & Policy Advocacy Coordinator to work closely with WE ACT’s Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives. The ideal candidate will have prior experience leading projects for communities. You will be responsible for coordinating the efforts of other non-profit organization in service of a broader goal of strengthening community capacity to effectively respond to development proposals from private developers. This position will work closely with a community organizer to enroll Northern Manhattan residents in a series of workshops Northern Manhattan in trainings and to bolster their knowledge and skills in historic preservation, cultural heritage and art preservation, and community sustainability and climate resilience. The ideal candidate will be able to review proposals for rezoning and provide written feedback that gives voice to key community concerns while offering cogent planning expertise to eliminate or mitigate the actions causing concern to the community.  The successful candidate will collaborate with AICP-certified planners who work for the City and who have extensive experience managing projects such as master plans, zoning ordinances, recreation plans etc., and providing services to various local government Commissions and Boards. We are seeking candidates that have familiarity with NYC land use regulations and zoning text as well as experience working with communities, other groups, regularly writes staff reports, and is capable of providing practical planning services and solutions to communities throughout Northern Manhattan.

This position will include night meetings for example with the Community Boards that serve Northern Manhattan & East Harlem

  • Lead and participate in policy-setting forums and government relations activities;
  • Provide strategic advice on public policy issues to the Executive Director, Deputy Director and other WE ACT staff;
  • Monitor and provide strategic advice, briefings, and recommendations on legislative change and policy issues at the federal, state and municipal levels;
  • Organize and lead community-based planning initiatives, develop planning materials, and strategically engaging in the public planning process to promote equity in land use and development.
  • Identify and work with key partners to advance the organization’s public policy agenda;

Skills

  • Two-three years project management experience
  • knowledge of Environmental, Climate and Energy Policy, Land Use
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills required.
  • Ability to engage diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a team of community organizers, policy advocates, and researcher
  • Experience in: environmental policy and law; environmental justice concerns and perspectives; city, state and federal politics; and New York political leadership

Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree preferred in Urban Planning, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Sustainability.

Spanish speaking and writing a plus.

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master’s Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Full benefits, medical, dental and vision, plus pre-tax Metro card purchasing available

Level of Language Proficiency

Seeking an individual who can Read, Write, Speak Spanish. Able to translate text for our Spanish Speaking members.

How To Apply

evelyn@weact.org

http://www.weact.org

  • Send to evelyn@weact.org, Telephone calls will not be accepted.
  • Include cover letter, resume, three references, and daytime contact information.
  • Bilingual candidates, people of color, and Northern Manhattan residents are encouraged to apply.

Location

1854 Amsterdam Ave, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10031

 

Bend the Arc Jewish Action Seeks National Organizer

This is a full-time position, with work schedules including evenings and weekends. Annual salary range is $52,000 – $58,000 DOE

Position Title: National Organizer

Reports to:  Senior National Organizer

Location: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Midwest, Southern, Southwest regions preferred, but other candidates in remote locations also possible

Hours: Full-time

Bend the Arc is a movement of over 125,000 progressive Jews across America who are working together to achieve our vision: to transform our country to be inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across race, class, gender and faith. We are the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on social change in the U.S.

For years, we’ve worked to build a more just society. Now we’re fighting for the soul of our nation and rising up in solidarity with everyone threatened by the Trump Administration’s attacks on immigrants, Muslims, people of color, our communities, and our democracy.

The Bend the Arc family of organizations consists of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, our 501(c)(4) organizing and advocacy arm; Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC, a political action committee dedicated to supporting candidates for federal office who champion our values; and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, our 501(c)(3) education and leadership arm. Headquartered in New York City, we have offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco, with volunteer-led local groups organizing nationwide.

Position:

Reporting to the Senior National Organizer, the National Organizer will be an integral member of Bend the Arc’s field team, and is responsible for helping build the breadth and depth of our base in the Moral Minyan Program. Through campaign work, training and absorption, and online-to-offline methods, the Organizer will identify and engage volunteer leaders and coach, mentor, and train these leaders to organize.

The National Organizer will excel at building relationships with volunteer leaders and organizational partners within and outside of the Jewish community; be driven by a desire to build political power; be highly motivated and goal-oriented; and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building and Strengthening the Moral Minyan Program: The National Organizer will support the strengthening and development of new locally-based organizing units – called Moral Minyans; coach, mentor, and train volunteer leaders around various organizing and campaign skills; support leaders to set goals to move their work forward; support leaders to grow their leadership teams;  support leaders to plan actions, educational events, rapid response events, lobby visits, partner meetings and more; incorporate Jewish values and content into organizing work; hold relationships with local Jewish and progressive organizations in geographies where Moral Minyans are operating.
  • Building Educational Materials: Create and work on plans to distribute various toolkits, manuals, trainings (webinar and on the ground training), talking points and other materials as needed to support any leader organizing in Moral Minyans (both in their turf and potentially beyond).
  • Creating strong absorption pipelines: Beyond supporting the development of moral minyan units and leaders in the field, the National Organizer will create stronger plans for creating pipelines for engagement with new potential members during surge periods; develop and implement online to offline engagement evergreen systems; develop/use ladders of engagement for new people and for all of our campaigns.
  • Part of Bend the Arc Organizational Culture: The National Organizer will be an integral member of Bend the Arc’s field team, and will work closely with organizers to ensure field and campaign integration; build plans for recruitment and programmatic work for our national conference and other similar events; support information sharing across other departments; and contribute to other organization wide priorities

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Bend the Arc and to organizing people as Jews in social movement work
  • 3-4 years of experience in community, faith based, campus, legislative, and/or electoral organizing, with experience doing distributed organizing preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and inclusion, commitment to anti-oppression practices and experience centering people of color in a multi-racial organizing context
  • Ability to build and maintain strong one-to-one and institutional relationships with a diverse array of people, including a variety of age groups and affiliation levels, and with partners from diverse communities
  • Ability to include Jewish content and inspiration in organizing work
  • Ability to identify, recruit, develop, and mentor volunteer leaders to build their skills and commitment and inspire their best work and build effective teams
  • Experience planning and leading trainings (webinar and on the ground)
  • Understanding of federal, statewide and local politics and advocacy, understanding of how to identify power structures at play and how to influence them; Formal training in organizing strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated success at keeping multiple projects organized; good short- and long-term planning skills; strong administrative and time-management skills; comfort working in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of how to take online community members into real life actions and make organizing and recruitment campaigns bigger in a consistent way
  • Ability to travel and work some evenings and Sundays. Travel will be in and out-of-state as needed
  • Competency in a range of applications. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google platforms (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Hangouts, etc.), as well as comfort learning new technology and systems. The candidate will use NationBuilder, NGP VAN, Get Thru, Office & Google Suites, Slack, Facebook and Twitter to support organizing work
  • For applicants considered for remote work, previous professional experience working remotely is strongly preferred

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Includes generous paid time off and benefits.

Includes generous paid time off and benefits.

How To Apply

jobs@bendthearc.us

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to jobs@bendthearc.us with “National Organizer” in the subject line of your message. No phone calls, please. We sincerely regret that we will not be able respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview.

Bend the Arc values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture because we recognize that diversity within our staff helps us organize and work well with diverse Jewish and progressive constituencies. Candidates should be willing to work within the Jewish community, but may be of any (or no) faith or background. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction. Bend the Arc is an equal opportunity employer.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

 

 

New York Civil Liberties Union Seeks Organizer – Genesee Valley Chapter

The Genesee Valley Chapter organizer’s work will include:

  • Working closely with Genesee Valley Chapter Director to conduct outreach, base building, training, education and leadership development among NYCLU members and among members of directly impacted communities;
  • Be a representative of the NYCLU and an agent for change in the movement to end barriers to civil rights and civil liberties through coalition work, community organizing, public speaking, and by building relationships in key local and statewide strategic areas;
  • Participating in the development of local and statewide organizing plans to advance civil rights and civil liberties in coordination with the Genesee Valley Chapter Director.
  • Assisting in policy research and fact finding

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and execution of local and statewide advocacy campaigns to advance and defend civil liberties and civil rights;
  • Engage in a wide array of tactics, including lobbying, canvassing, tabling, digital organizing, conduct trainings, participating in stakeholder meetings, hosting community forums, in coalitions, and organizing to build grassroots and organizational power on a wide range of civil liberties issues.
  • Identify, develop and steward strong relationships with key stakeholders and allies including local and statewide social justice organizations, service providers, educational institutions, organized labor, faith groups, and lawmakers
  • Advance our mission, values and racial equity principles and further our local and statewide strategy as developed in collaboration with Chapter and Field Director;
  • Issue-spot and identify organizing opportunities in alignment with the vision, mission, and core equity, diversity and inclusion values of NYCLU and local and statewide priorities.
  • Train, engage and mobilize a grassroots network of members, supporters and volunteers;
  • Organize and conduct public education events, presentations, workshops and panel discussions that further our local and statewide strategic campaign plans;
  • Use interdepartmental tools and strategies to achieve campaign success.
  • Learn and use community asset mapping and a power analysis that centers and empowers directly impacted people and marginalized communities in local and statewide organizing plans.
  • Meaningfully engage in direct lobbying of public officials;
  • Develop policy expertise on NYCLU issues and local and statewide political trends;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong understanding and connections to the NYCLU’s mission and a demonstrated commitment to civil rights; will have grassroots organizing experience, including leadership development and base building; will have experience developing or implementing policy and/or legislative advocacy campaigns in collaboration with directly impacted communities; and will have experience working on racial justice and immigration issues.

Minimum Qualifications Required to Apply for the Position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and one or more years of experience in grassroots or community organizing, advocacy, and/or related fields;
  • Demonstrated commitment to civil rights and civil liberties, and understanding of the mission of the NYCLU;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills including active listening and public speaking ability in groups and one-on-one;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively interact with diverse populations;
  • Ability to think critically and contextually about systemic issues of race, power and identity;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs;
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and registered vehicle;
  • Familiarity with New York State history, government, and communities;
  • Ability to regularly travel across eight counties in the Greater Rochester region, as necessary;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Experience organizing around police reform, racial justice and immigrants’ rights.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to problem solve, negotiate, and compromise in coalition settings;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality interactions with team members and organizational partners;
  • Experience developing local campaigns that demonstrate a keen understanding of Genesee Valley region and New York State government, communities and power landscape.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Organizer – Genesee Valley Chapter

Position: Organizer

Department: Field

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience; NYCLU has a generous and competitive benefits package.

Location: New York Civil Liberties Union…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

How To Apply

apply.advocacy@nyclu.org

http://www.nyclu.org

How to Apply:

Applicants should email a cover letter (with salary requirements) that addresses the following two prompts:

  • Describe a time in which you planned an action in which you had to stand in solidarity outside a community that you were a representative of.
  • Discuss a time in which you’ve worked with an ally and an issue came up. Define the issue, the method of communication used to resolve the issue, and what the resolution was,

And a resume by email to apply.advocacy@nyclu.org with “Organizer – Genesee Valley Chapter” in the subject line.

The NYCLU is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve.

New York City District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America Seeks Director of Communications

The New York City District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America is a representative body comprised of nine individual Local unions and 25,000 members. The District Council functions as the voice for thousands of New York City’s most dedicated and skilled Carpenters, Millwrights, Dockbuilders, Timbermen, Cabinetmakers, Floorcoverers and Industrial Workers.

We are seeking a Director of Communications to report to our Director of Operations.  The Director of Communications will design and direct our external and internal communications strategy.  This position is a hands-on role which involves extensive interaction with our members as well as our staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating, leading, and implementing all communications strategies geared towards internal and external outreach.
  • Developing and maintaining complex internal and external campaigns
  • Ensuring effective and consistent messaging and branding
  • Improving member outreach and information sharing through more effective use of our web site, newsletter, social networking, and public relations
  • Writing executive communications, video and presentation scripts, and news updates to members and potential members as well as internal parties
  • Coordinating and directing work of contractors handling different aspects of our communications activities
  • Responding to member inquiries.

Requirements:

  • Seasoned communications professional with, ideally, at least 5 years experience in communications.  Previous communications management experience at a non-profit and/or membership-based organization is preferred.  Experience handling communications at more than one organization preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter ready to suggest and implement ideas to strengthen the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing successful membership-focused messaging and outreach programs
  • Ability to manage multiple campaigns, projects, and tasks on an ongoing basis a must.
  • Must have experience and be involved in the NYC labor and political environments.
  • Experience supporting all levels of management, including executives.
  • Strong knowledge and application of online communications strategies and tactics, latest web technologies, tools and best practices.
  • Previous experience enhancing and maintaining a corporate website.
  • Demonstrated passion for the labor movement and issues surrounding construction workers.
  • Strong work ethic and positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor’s in Communications, Marketing, Business or a related field.
  • Stellar oral and written communication skills.  Bi-lingual a plus.
  • Fluent in Microsoft office applications.