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Issue Resolution Team Member at the School of Professional Services, CUNY

General Description:

The School of Professional Studies of the City University of New York
(CUNY SPS) has launched sixteen degrees: ten bachelor’s degrees open
to students with 24 or more college credits who wish to complete
their undergraduate studies, and six master’s degrees, with more
programs currently in development. CUNY SPS leads the University in
developing and operating online degree programs, and trains faculty
throughout CUNY in online instruction. CUNY SPS is also the home of
the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor
Studies, which offers higher education programs for working adults
and union members, and serves as a nationally-recognized center for
scholarship and resources for labor, academic, and community leaders
seeking a deeper understanding of labor and urban issues.

CUNY SPS seeks a detail-oriented Issue Resolution Team Member to
support a new partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Housing
Recovery Operations (HRO) and the Build It Back program. Build It
Back is dedicated to helping New Yorkers living in communities
affected by Hurricane Sandy to rebuild their homes.

(Four vacancies available)

For more information visit: https://rfcuny.org/hr/pvn/cgi-bin/show_job.asp?pvn=RMP-1144

2019-2020 Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellowship

The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) is currently recruiting for the 2019-2020 Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellowship. This program will provide an opportunity for nine Master’s Degree students to take a significant role in a high-impact, community-based project targeting a low- and moderate-income neighborhood. Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend to serve in a part-time (20 hours a week), ten month (September 1st – June 30th) internship in a neighborhood-based community development corporation (the host organization). Projects may be in the fields of affordable housing, economic development, or community planning. A key objective of the program is to help train the next generation of community development leaders, so in addition to hands-on community development work, Fellows will have the opportunity to meet with leaders in New York City’s government, planning, and community development fields. If academic credit is available, the host organization will work with the Fellow and his or her educational institution towards securing this credit.

The nine host organizations have each designed a distinct, compelling community development project and the role for the Fellow within this project. Projects were chosen based on their impact, achievability and suitability, the learning experiences provided to the Fellows, evidence of the importance of the project to the host organization, and the strength of the host organization. Each host organization will play a significant role in choosing its Fellow. Fellows will be required to attend periodic networking and training events. In addition, Fellows will have access to all of ANHD’s regularly scheduled educational courses and conferences.

 

Process

The selection process for Fellows has two phases. In phase one, ANHD will review all timely completed applications and select a pool of finalists. In phase two, finalists will be interviewed by host organizations. Fellows will be chosen from among these finalists (i.e., not all finalists will be selected as Fellows) and placed at host organizations based on the best match of skills and interests of the Fellow with the specific project and needs of the host organizations. While Fellows’ preferences for specific host organizations, projects, and neighborhoods will be taken into account, Fellows may be placed with any of the host organizations. Host organizations may be located anywhere within the five boroughs.

 

Requirements

  1. At least one semester of Full-Time graduate studies completed (will have completed at least ¼ of the credits necessary to graduate as of September 1, 2019) in a two-year Urban Planning, Urban Policy, Public Administration, or related program.
  2. Availability for at least 3 days each week at the host organization
  3. Strong commitment to New York City’s neighborhoods.
  4. Respect for grassroots organizations.
  5. Familiarity with community planning and neighborhood development.
  6. Strong academic record.
  7. Previous experience with community development or community planning a plus.
  8. Bilingual a plus.
  9. Applicants must be available on Friday, April 26, 2019 for a full day of in-person interviews.

Learn more and apply here.

Women Innovating Labor Leadership – WILL Empower Apprenticeship Program

WILL Empower invites applications to its selective Apprenticeship Program, a new program designed to identify and recruit activists to the economic justice movement. The paid apprentices work for 3-12 months with unions and worker organizations across the nation. WILL Empower (Women Innovating Labor Leadership) is a multipronged initiative designed to identify, nurture, and train a new generation of women’s labor leadership. The WILL Empower apprentices may work in a variety of capacities, including organizing, research, communications, politics, mobilization, and policy. Apprentices benefit from a formal mentorship program, with mentors both within and outside of the host organization, and participate in a WILL Empower training and gathering in Washington, DC.

The next group of apprentices will begin work in the fall of 2019. Apprentices earn an average of $15 an hour, or the salaried equivalent. The program is a full-time job training experience. Following successful completion of the program, WILL Empower staff work with program graduates on job identification and recommendation. Applications are due April 15, 2019. Click here for the application. For more information contact: willempower.labor@gmail.com

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RepresentUS Seeks Unrig Summit Trainers

RepresentUs is in the process of designing programming for the second annual Unrig Summit (March 29-31, 2019 in Nashville, TN) and is looking for outstanding trainers to design and lead our workshops. With 2,000 attendees from all 50 states, Unrig Summit is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect directly with the most engaged and invested members of the democracy reform movement.
The invitation and application can be viewed and shared here: https://unrigsummit.com/trainers/

CFL Fall 2018 Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

CFL is excited to announce a fall training series for organizations interested in worker cooperative development in NYC. This 6-session training will focus on socio-political foundations of cooperative development, coop basics and development models, and tools for organizing worker cooperatives.

This training is intended for organizations who want to explore creating a worker cooperative development initiative as a vehicle for economic justice in their community.

Read more here, and sign up for the information session here.

Information session:

Tuesday, September 18th
10am – 11:30am
New Economy Project
121 West 27th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001

Student/Farmworker Alliance Hosts 2018 Encuentro in Immokalee, FL (9/20-23)

Each year, students and young people from across the country gather for a weekend of creativity, strategizing, skill-building and reflection to strengthen the SFA network. From Sept. 20-23, we’ll be continuing our decade-long tradition of empowering allies from every corner of the Fair Food Nation.

At the Encuentro, SFAers build relationships with like-minded youth leaders, while interacting face-to-face with the Immokalee farmworker community in order to better understand how students and young people can work in solidarity with farmworkers in the fight for dignity, respect and justice in this country’s food system.

Apply for the #2018Encuentro today! Still have more questions? Drop us a line at organize@allianceforfairfod.org!

Learn more here.