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Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) Seeks Interim Organizing Director (MA)

The Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) seeks a dynamic organizer to work in collaboration with the active, engaged, working Board of Directors to advance WILD’s mission of strengthening the number, influence and diversity of women in the Massachusetts labor movement, and building an awareness of all issues of oppression within the movement.

See full job posting here.

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (NLMH) Hiring for Multiple Positions

Organizing Director

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Type of position: 
Compensation: 

Executive Director
Full time, 40 hours
$65,000 – $75,000. Benefits including health insurance

Mission & Purpose:

Based in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (NLMH) builds power for social justice through mass organizing rooted in the needs of working people and people of color. NLMH uses advocacy, civic engagement, and direct action to win concrete victories and achieve policy change.

NLMH organizes around the issues most strategic for building power in the Hudson Valley, currently with a core base of predominantly Latinx immigrants.

NLMH is a rapidly growing organization in a swing region for determining the overall balance of power in New York State.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead organizing strategy, goals, and campaign development.
  • Assist in setting overall organizational strategy, goals, and plans.
  • Supervise and develop the base-building organizing team.
  • Coordinate with the volunteer organizing team.
  • Assist in coordinating civic engagement activities.

Experiences and Skill Requirements:

  • 10+ years of community and/or labor organizing paid experience.
  • 3+ years of supervising an organizing team.
  • Experience planning and leading campaigns.
  • Excellent planner and manager.
  • Demonstrated ability to break down large projects into smaller discrete tasks that can be distributed to others.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support and accountability for a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, self-starter, and self-managed.
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize competing demands.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a member-led model of grassroots organizing.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating meetings.
  • Strong relational skills.
  • Comfort being at the front of the room and as a public speaker.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback and contribute to an anti-oppressive organizational culture that aims for support and accountability.
  • Consistency in bringing a problem-solving orientation and creativity to shifting challenges and responsibilities.
  • Commitment to leaning into discomfort and seeing/using challenges as opportunities for growth.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use common word processing programs and familiarity using databases.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Experience with civic engagement is a plus.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is a plus.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references with emails and phone numbers to info@nobodyleavesmidhudson.org and put “Organizing Director” in the subject line. We sincerely regret that we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position with be contacted to interview.

People of color, gender oppressed people, working class people, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and all others directly impacted by oppression are encouraged to apply.

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Organizing Manager

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Type of position: 
Compensation: 

Organizing Director / Executive Director
Full time, 40 hours
$55,000 – $65,000. Benefits including health insurance

Mission & Purpose:

Based in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (NLMH) builds power for social justice through mass organizing rooted in the needs of working people and people of color. NLMH uses advocacy, civic engagement, and direct action to win concrete victories and achieve policy change.

NLMH organizes around the issues most strategic for building power in the Hudson Valley, currently with a core base of predominantly Latinx immigrants.

NLMH is a rapidly growing organization in a swing region for determining the overall balance of power in New York State.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in setting organizing strategy, goals, and campaign development.
  • Assist in setting overall organizational strategy, goals, and plans.
  • Supervise and develop the base-building organizing team.
  • Coordinate with the volunteer organizing team.
  • Assist in coordinating civic engagement activities.

Experiences and Skill Requirements:

  • 5-9 years of community and/or labor organizing paid experience.
  • 1-2+ years of supervising an organizing team.
  • Experience planning and leading campaigns.
  • Excellent planner and manager.
  • Demonstrated ability to break down large projects into smaller discrete tasks that can be distributed to others.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support and accountability for a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, self-starter, and self-managed.
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize competing demands.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a member-led model of grassroots organizing.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating meetings.
  • Strong relational skills.
  • Comfort being at the front of the room and as a public speaker.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback and contribute to an anti-oppressive organizational culture that aims for support and accountability.
  • Consistency in bringing a problem-solving orientation and creativity to shifting challenges and responsibilities.
  • Commitment to leaning into discomfort and seeing/using challenges as opportunities for growth.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use common word processing programs and familiarity using databases.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Experience with civic engagement is a plus.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is a plus.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references with emails and phone numbers to info@nobodyleavesmidhudson.org and put “Organizing Manager” in the subject line. We sincerely regret that we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position with be contacted to interview.

People of color, gender oppressed people, working class people, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and all others directly impacted by oppression are encouraged to apply.

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Volunteer Organizer

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Type of position: 
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Compensation: 

Development & Communications Manager
Full time, 40 hours
July 1, with some flexibility
Commensurate with experience. Benefits including health insurance

Mission & Purpose:

Based in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (NLMH) builds power for social justice through mass organizing rooted in the needs of working people and people of color. NLMH uses advocacy, civic engagement, and direct action to win concrete victories and achieve policy change.

NLMH organizes around the issues most strategic for building power in the Hudson Valley, currently with a core base of predominantly Latinx immigrants.

NLMH is a rapidly growing organization in a swing region for determining the overall balance of power in New York State.

Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer organizing
  • Grassroots fundraising
  • Civic engagement
  • Managing projects as assigned

Experiences and Skill Requirements:

  • 2+ years of community and/or labor organizing paid or volunteer experience.
  • Experience with grassroots fundraising is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to break down large projects into smaller discrete tasks that can be distributed to others.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, self-starter, and self-managed.
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize competing demands.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a member-led model of grassroots organizing.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating meetings.
  • Strong relational skills.
  • Comfort being at the front of the room and as a public speaker.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback and contribute to an anti-oppressive organizational culture that aims for support and accountability.
  • Flexibility to work independently, as a part of a team, and/or with close supervision.
  • Consistency in bringing a problem-solving orientation and creativity to shifting challenges and responsibilities.
  • Commitment to leaning into discomfort and seeing/using challenges as opportunities for growth.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use common word processing programs and familiarity using databases.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is a plus.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references with emails and phone numbers to info@nobodyleavesmidhudson.org and put “Volunteer Organizer” in the subject line. We sincerely regret that we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position with be contacted to interview.

People of color, gender oppressed people, working class people, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and all others directly impacted by oppression are encouraged to apply.

Emerald Cities Seeks Los Angeles Director

Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national non-profit organization comprised of labor, community, business and government based in Washington, D.C.  ECC partners are united around the goal of rapidly greening our nation’s metropolitan regions to advance triple bottom line outcomes:  environmental, economic and equity. ECC envisions a future in which American cities are the greenest and most equitable in the world, leading the way to head off global climate change and ensuring that low-income, communities of color are full participants and beneficiaries of the new economy. Visit our website for more information: http://www.emeraldcities.org/.

Based in Washington, DC, ECC coalitions work in major U.S. metropolitan regions.  While significant progress is underway to green America’s cities – its buildings, its infrastructure, its waters – much of this work and the economic benefits from these investments only trickle into low-income communities of color.  ECC’s core competency is ensuring that environmental and climate policies and investments create careers, business opportunities and shared wealth for historically marginalized communities.  This includes multi-stakeholder engagement in planning, developing and implementing community benefit/economic inclusion strategies in clean energy and water and local sustainable food projects.

OVERVIEW OF POSITION

The Los Angeles Local Director is a management level position that works with local and national partners to build high road – sustainable, just and inclusive economies — in the Greater Los Angeles region.

EC-Los Angeles is currently a self-sustaining operation and has established proficiencies and successful programs that increase the capacities of disadvantaged populations and businesses to pursue jobs and contracts in energy efficiency, clean energy and clean water.   The candidate is expected to effectively manage and scale these programs, while engaging in larger environmental, climate and economic justice issues in the region.

The range of responsibilities involves diversifying  the environmental, clean energy and construction sectors, including: working collaboratively to advance environmental and economic justice policies; 1) develop and implement local hire, workforce education and training programs; 2)  strengthen the competitiveness of minority, women and disadvantaged and veteran-owned businesses in green building and construction;  3) implement monitoring and compliance programs, including on-line data systems and pro-active compliance;  and 4)  promote community wealth through innovative local ownership structures.

The goal is to ensure that historically underrepresented groups are full participants in the growing green economy.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The range of duties include business, fund, program, and project development, as well as program and relationship management.

  • Community Engagement – establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community, labor, business, environmental organizations to help advance environmental, climate and economic justice.
  • Economic Inclusion Program Development – Identify/develop initiatives/programs/products and services to increase access of low-income communities to quality jobs, business and wealth creation opportunities in the sustainability sector; including clean energy, green infrastructure and local sustainable food.
  • Organizational Development and Management –
    • Business and fund development;
    • Effectively implement and manage EC-LA’s grants and contracts;
    • Support ECC’s strategic communication goals, including conference attendance, presentations;
    • Assist ECC national and local directors field building and capacity building initiatives;
    • Develop annual workplans and quarterly progress reports and fund development plans
  • Contract Management – Implement ECC’s Economic Inclusion Programs, including:
    • Refine/Standardize/Expand EC-LAs E-Contractor Academy training and coaching program
    • Design “best in class” programs to position SBE/WBE/MBE/ DBE/VBE contractors and small businesses to successfully compete in the emerging green economy

 

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA required, masters preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of technical experience in construction, workforce/economic development, and/or community economic development, including knowledge of construction apprenticeship, project labor/community workforce agreements, commercial and public construction procurement,
  • Experience in energy, environmental and climate justice issues helpful
  • Ability to lead implement and manage program development, grant writing, budgeting.
  • Demonstrated leadership, entrepreneurial and business development experience
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently.
  • Strategic and task oriented.
  • Demonstrated success working with multiple constituencies, including group convening, facilitation and communication skills with varied stakeholders including business, labor, government officials, and community organizations.
  • Strong writing, verbal communication, and analytical skills.
  • Commitment to the goal of advancing equity and inclusion in America.

Performance Evaluation

The Local Director will be evaluated for job performance after 90-days of employment and thereafter on an annual basis.  Job performance evaluations will be conducted by ECC National Staff, with input and feedback from the Local Council.

Salary commensurate with experience

Submit resume to: eccjobs@emeraldcities.org

EMERALD CITIES COLLABORATIVE IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RELIGION, RACE, GENDER.

The Door Seeks Managing Director, Individual Giving (NYC)

University Settlement is one of New York City’s most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 32 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

In partnership with and co-located at The Door, Broome Street Academy is a unique charter high school that prepares New York City’s most vulnerable youth for a successful future through rigorous academics paired with supports of The Door. Broome Street Academy serves 330 students annually in grades 9 – 12.

A particular focus area for the organization(s) today is the expansion of our major donor program. The Managing Director of Individual Giving will lead strategic efforts in cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with individual donors. Working in partnership with the CEO and executive teams, the Managing Director will develop and implement a strategy to engage individuals in our organizations’ work with the goal of gaining their financial investment.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct and oversee all private fundraising initiatives, including individual giving program, special events, corporate giving, leadership giving and annual appeals
  • Serve as a senior leader on the Development team, help to shape the overall Agency development plan
  • Expand the strategy that will attract individual donors and build sustainable, long-term philanthropic relationships between the organizations and its major donors, while meeting annual and campaign fundraising objectives
  • Cultivate long-term relationships with prospects through individual visits, personalized correspondence and participation in cultivation programs and events to educate donors about the needs and priorities of the organization(s)
  • Supervise and direct the work of the Assistant Director of Events and Donor Relations Manager
  • Partner with Communications team to develop a multi-faceted communications plan to attract, retain and increase the support of individual donors and create a pipeline of prospective major donors
  • Shepherd fundraising efforts for select programs and funders, including prospecting and research, to identify new sources of support, proposal and report writing, and donor management
  • Create engagement strategies, gift ideas, messaging and a case for support – from challenges to matches to auctions to naming opportunities
  • Develop statistical and financial materials and assess the costs and benefits of various fundraising activities
  • Engage Board members in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective donors
  • Work in conjunction with CEO, executive teams and members of the Board to recruit and retain new Board members

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required;  advanced degree preferred
  • Five to seven years’ experience in non-profit major gifts fundraising, donor development, annual fund development; related experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated track record of successful philanthropic fundraising including planning for, growing and managing a successful development program
  • Proven track record of planning and organizing special events
  • Success in soliciting and securing support from individuals
  • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to make persuasive presentations to donors, board members and other audiences
  • Candidate must have exceptional interpersonal abilities as well as strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize workload and manage competing demands
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Knowledge and experience working with Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Commitment to the missions of University Settlement, The Door and Broome Street Academy

Hours: Full time

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

Housing Court Answers Seeks Hotline Coordinator/Office Administrator

Housing Court Answers is a nonprofit organization committed to fighting for the rights of unrepresented litigants in Housing Court. Housing Court Answers provides information on landlord/tenant issues at information tables in NYC’s five Housing Courts, through a hotline, and for NYCHA tenants at the impartial hearing office. HCA also works on policy issues surrounding Housing Court. For more information on our organization, visit our website at housingcourtanswers.org.

HCA seeks a full-time hotline coordinator/office manager.

Hotline responsibilities

  •  Answering calls on the hotline which is open 9am to 5pm Tuesday through Thursday. Assisting callers with rent arrears and eviction issues, utility arrears, public benefits problems or questions, questions about Housing Court and Housing Court procedures and questions about housing rights and responsibilities.
  • Maintaining and updating a resource list of organizations that provide financial assistance to NYC residents with rent and utility arrears.
  • Maintaining and updating a list of organizations that provide other kinds of assistance to callers, including community groups, non-profit housing organizations, legal service providers, community-based organizations and others.
  • Identifying and reporting on new or unique problems and trends from callers to the hotline with a particular focus on systemic issues which might be addressed through advocacy and/or impact litigation.
  • Developing and updating information sheets and training materials on issues related to assisting hotline callers, including materials on public benefits and on getting assistance from charities and HRA.
  • Training and educating fellow workers on hotline protocols and on assisting hotline callers; assisting with and producing trainings for outside advocates on eviction prevention, public benefits and Housing Court issues.
  • Assisting in advocacy campaigns aimed at improving the lives of hotline callers and people in Housing Court without attorneys.
  • Assisting in lobbying campaigns to increase funding for the organization, the hotline, and for programs that assist hotline callers, particularly those facing eviction and homelessness.

Office management responsibilities

  •  Updating and maintaining the HCA website
  • Updating and maintaining internal data collection websites and databases
  • Updating and maintaining contacts for email newsletter and borough task force outreach
  • Tasks related to routine office management: ordering supplies, coordinating with vendors, producing reports and tasks related to contract management.

Information table responsibilities

  • Work with borough teams to assist litigants at information tables when the hotline is closed (Mondays and Fridays) or as assigned.
  • Providing information about Housing Court procedures and eviction prevention programs to litigants without attorneys. Assist completing court forms.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of one-year experience with landlord/tenant issues or other relevant community service.
  • Strong communication skills, both speaking and writing.
  • Spanish language skills, writing and speaking, are required.
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong desire to help others, be emotionally mature and objective, and non-judgmental.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A background in housing, an understanding of Housing Court and Housing Court procedures, and an understanding of NYC public benefits.
  • Experience with
    • Landlord-tenant court
    • tenants’ rights
    • public benefits
    • NYCHA rules and procedures
  • community outreach skills
  • Database, email newsletter and website management skills

Salary and Benefits
Currently, salary is about $45,000. Benefits include employer paid health insurance, paid sick and vacation leave, paid holidays. Salary and benefits are negotiated through collective bargaining.

Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to info@hcanswers.org with “Hotline Position” in the subject.

 

MADRE Seeks Director of Development

MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in decisions that affect their lives.

MADRE seeks a dynamic, experienced and skilled development professional with a strong track record of securing both private and public funds to lead all aspects of fundraising during a period of unprecedented and rapid growth.

Reporting to the Deputy Director and working closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive and diversified development strategy to raise the organization’s annual budget of $9.1 million and support continued growth.  This is to be achieved through providing strategic leadership, work product and supervision to development staff.  The Director of Development will lead MADRE’s development team in all aspects of fundraising, including prospecting new institutional and major donors, proposal and report writing, stewarding relationships with donors, overseeing MADRE’s membership program, developing a planned giving program and raising visibility for MADRE in key philanthropic spaces.  The position will also work collaboratively with the communications team to develop communication strategies that result in greater individual giving across all gift levels.

The ideal candidate is dedicated, flexible, energetic, enthusiastic, strategic and creative.  The Director of Development will provide mentorship, coaching, and supervision to MADRE’s development team; serve as an integral part of the senior leadership team; and be a key driver in helping MADRE achieve its strategic growth goals. The ideal candidate should have outstanding interpersonal skills and effectively deal with a wide range of individuals and groups, including, board members, major donors, prospects and colleagues, while demonstrating warmth, integrity and professionalism.  The individual must have superb written and oral communication skills, be a strong researcher and editor, have immaculate attention to detail, and be focused on achieving results.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute a comprehensive development vision and strategy in partnership with MADRE’s Deputy Director and the senior leadership team, including benchmarks for progress;
  • Develop clear short term and long term plans for the development department that are both ambitious and realistic, including the creation of a departmental budget and calendar;
  • Direct all of MADRE’s fundraising activities, including identifying new funding

opportunities, prospecting major donors and implementing targeted tactics for each opportunity;

  • Build and supervise a team to achieve fundraising goals;
  • Oversee MADRE’s direct mail program and accompanying e-solicitation program;
  • Supervise implementation of an individual major donor program for donors and prospects of $1,000+;
  • Create donor engagement opportunities, such as meetings, events and site visits;
  • Secure financial support from, and develop strategic relationships with, institutional donors, including foundations and corporations;
  • Lead the stewardship of MADRE’s funders and ensure they receive timely reports and new requests for funding;
  • Oversee the development of high quality proposals that meet donor requirements;
  • Strengthen MADRE’s capacity to compete for funding calls in coordination with relevant stakeholders;
  • Identify new funding opportunities and donor prospects, developing a pipeline of potential funders and ensuring systematic cultivation and stewardship;
  • Work w/ Deputy Director and Finance Department to ensure that all proposal submissions include budgets that adequately cover costs;
  • Work closely with staff to ensure fundraising goals are aligned with program goals;
  • Analyze development data and reports on a quarterly basis to ensure our best efforts are invested in areas that yield high results;
  • Identify needed systems and tools to implement priorities;
  • Partner with Executive Director and Deputy Director to manage relationships with board members and promote a culture of philanthropy on the board;
  • Support board members in their fundraising roles and responsibilities;
  • Staff board development committee;
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 10 years non-profit development experience, including proven leadership and management experience
  • Strong commitment to the mission of MADRE and the ability to articulate the vision and work
  • Proven ability to raise an annual budget on par with MADRE’s and cultivate new donors
  • Experience working with both foundations and major donors strongly preferred
  • Experience with managing membership programs and online fundraising
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, foster and sustain relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills and the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships
  • Strong critical thinking, research, and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines, and proven ability to work under pressure
  • Strong knowledge of current trends in charitable giving
  • Expertise in the content of MADRE’s work and familiarity with the International Women’s Human Rights movement and its allies preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required

To apply, send resume and cover letter to mcrawford@madre.org. No phone calls, please.

MADRE, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

MADRE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. People of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, people with disabilities, and people of diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.