Category Archives: Labor and Community Job Opportunities

Office of City Council Member Mark Levine Seeks Communications Director and Legislative Advisor

The office of NYC Council Member Mark Levine is seeking an experienced and talented professional to lead the office’s communication and press efforts. The ideal candidate must be an excellent writer, self-starter, team-player, and exceptional project manager with knowledge and understanding of New York City government, policy, and media landscape.

Responsibilities include creating a long-term media plan; drafting and disseminating press releases, newsletters, email blasts, letters, talking points and speeches; developing and maintaining relationship with the media; handling all press and communication inquiries; developing and executing social media strategy; organizing press conferences, media and community events; researching policy and drafting white papers, and making policy recommendations to the Council Member.

In addition to the above qualifications, successful candidates will have:

  • 4-year college degree (or higher)
  • Ability to be well organized with solid attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong team player
  • Prior experience working in/with local government
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish is a plus
  • Be flexible to work nights and weekends as necessary

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits included. Interested applicants should send their resume, writing sample and cover letter to:

City & State New York Seeks Research Associate

City & State’s events team is looking for someone who bridges the editorial team to the event content and agenda. This person will conduct intensive research and potentially reach out to senior leaders from a cross section of companies to determine each event’s content and theme; select high level speakers; copy write the event agenda. The role will also cover the planning and execution of comprehensive lead generation marketing campaigns using a full range of direct and digital marketing channels to support sponsorship revenue growth targets on our events. The successful candidate will join a fast-paced, commercial environment within an organization that is committed to the development of its people.


  • Conduct research to develop ideas and identify speakers and topics for event agendas
  • Constantly search for new conference topics through market research and networking.
  • Conducts research to uncover innovative topics and speakers for events
  • Think innovatively to develop, implement and create content strategies and produce different types of content.
  • Delve deep into the subject matter to understand the knowledge requirements and interests of the audience
  • Build and maintain key relationships with internal (conference producers, sales team, marketing) and external (speakers, sponsors, media partners, bloggers, industry influencers & experts) to produce in-depth and engaging content.
  • Create and implement content schedules and regularly introduce new ideas for content formats
  • Research celebratory and power lists for additional affiliations and associations to pass on to sales team
  • Research ideas for media partnerships and Influencer marketing outreach and onboarding to increase brand awareness and revenue


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Existing knowledge of topical areas, e.g., politics, policy, advocacy, business in New York
  • 2-5 years’ experience working in editorial, events and/or research
  • Passion for the industry
  • Strong sense of personal ownership of responsibilities in a results-oriented environment
  • Ability to multitask and the ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Attention to detail while handling multiple priorities with excellent time management skills
  • Excellent networking and information gathering abilities;
  • Deadline and results oriented;
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team;


The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) Seeks Policy Researcher

The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) seeks a full-time Policy Researcher with exceptional writing skills to lead new research on expanding economic opportunity in New York City. CUF is a leading New York City-based think tank whose reports, commentaries, and data briefs serve as a catalyst for smart and sustainable public policies to reduce inequality, increase economic mobility, and grow the economy in New York.

The Policy Researcher will break new ground on topics central to CUF’s mission, including expanding and improving workforce development, boosting academic and career success for students at New York’s community colleges, and developing skills-building strategies for a fast-changing economy; sparking job creation across all five boroughs; supporting entrepreneurship and small business growth; strengthening under-resourced communities; elevating the needs of New York’s aging infrastructure; and spurring policy change to help combat inequality and expand economic opportunity. The policy researcher will be responsible for researching and authoring major CUF reports, data briefs, policy briefs, and commentaries, which are widely used by policymakers and covered extensively in the media.

CUF is looking for an outstanding writer capable of blending journalistic-style reporting with traditional data and policy analysis and who excels at distilling complex topics into clear, compelling, and accessible prose. The ideal candidate should have a track record of publishing long-form articles or policy reports, a passion for New York City, and some familiarity with New York’s policymaking landscape. By leading new research projects on some of the most important issues in public policy, the policy researcher’s work will have a meaningful and sustained impact on the city’s future.


  • Research and author high-impact policy reports on a variety of topics aligned with the Center for an Urban Future’s mission to expand economic opportunity, reduce inequality, and grow New York City’s economy.
  • Collect and analyze data from a variety of sources related to demographic, economic, and social issues in New York and other cities.
  • Develop op-eds and commentaries that advance CUF’s policy recommendations and connect our research to current events.
  • Identify new opportunities for CUF research, including newsworthy data findings, new ideas for CUF publications, and pitches to potential funders.
  • Brief policymakers, advocates, and leaders from the public and private sectors on CUF research findings and policy recommendations.
  • Maintain CUF’s visibility on key research topics and policy issues by presenting at conferences and events, testifying at hearings, participating in roundtables, and identifying new opportunities to influence the policy debate at the city and state levels.


  • Must possess exceptional writing and research skills
  • 3+ years of experience as a journalist or policy researcher
  • Experience conducting interviews, collecting and interpreting data, and analyzing policy
  • Track record of authoring published articles or policy reports.
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated thought leadership on issues around expanding economic opportunity
  • Self-starter and problem solver who can balance multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Comfortable working with data
  • Proven ability to undertake lengthy assignments and meet deadlines
  • An undergraduate degree in public policy, urban planning, journalism, economics, government, social science, or a related field is required
  • Proficiency in Excel is required
  • Experience with PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite programs is preferred
  • Knowledge of IPUMS, CARTO, ArcView GIS mapping, Stata, and/or Python is a plus

This position is perfect for an entrepreneurial researcher, journalist, or policy analyst with a passion for New York City and the drive to tackle the city’s greatest challenges and opportunities.

This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) is a leading New York City-based think tank that generates smart and sustainable public policies to reduce inequality, increase economic mobility, and grow the economy. CUF has been shaping the local economic policy debate for more than 20 years, and is known for its data-driven solutions for increasing the city’s prosperity, advancing the number of higher paying jobs, and providing low-income individuals with a career pathway to the middle class. Through its distinctive research on diverse subject areas, populations and communities, CUF influences public policy that strengthens the economy for a more equitable, profitable, and inclusive city for all New Yorkers. For more information, visit

The Center for an Urban Future is an equal-opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and actively seek applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.

Additional Application Instructions

Send resume, cover letter, and at least three writing samples to Examples of non-academic writing are preferred. Please put “Policy Researcher” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

NYC Housing Preservation & Development Seeks Deputy Chief of Staff


Teamsters Local 2010 Seeks Communications Coordinator (Oakland, CA)

Teamsters Local 2010 is pleased to announce the Communications Coordinator position to be filled as  soon as possible.

We are seeking an experienced Communications Coordinator committed to advancing workers’ rights  and social justice issues using the voice of the members through various platforms and mediums of  communications. The ideal candidate will be versed in labor, social, and political issues, and will be an  outstanding and versatile writer responsible for comprehensive digital campaigns that both deepen and  broaden engagement with members and community support groups.

Teamsters Local 2010 represents 14,000 administrative support and skilled trades workers employed in  higher education throughout the State of California ‐ ‐ this position offers a unique opportunity to tell  their story. The position will report to the Secretary‐Treasurer and be based out of the headquarters  location in Oakland, California.

Essential Duties

  • Develop and implement communications and campaign strategies essential to supporting the  goals and objectives of the Local Union
  • Maintain and broaden awareness of issues by increasing visibility of the work of the organization  on a local and national level; plan and execute communications across all media platforms.
  • Write press releases, social media content, articles, brochures, flyers, speeches, talking points,
    and other organizational materials, as assigned.
  • Develop materials such as leaflets, newsletters, brochures, email and direct mail pieces, video,
    petitions, and op‐eds to drive union activities
  • Execute earned and paid media efforts, including conceiving and holding events such as press
    conferences and actions;
  • Build and maintain relationships with media/reporters in traditional print, television, radio, and  online media outlets; conduct outreach to promote organization activities
  • Maintains organization website and social media accounts
  • Serve as union spokesperson to the media and at various events
  • Attend and cover critical meetings and events as directed by the Secretary‐Treasurer or  designee.

Minimum Requirements

  • Three or more years managing communications campaigns, media relations, graphic design, and messaging on behalf of a local union, major division, or national or international campaign.
  • Outstanding verbal communications, writing and editing skills, especially under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Proven track record of acquiring local and national media coverage and social media channel management
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google‐Docs, Adobe, Salsa, Action Kit, or NationBuilder; Experience with Salesforce, Pardot, or MailChimp preferred
  • Graduation from an accredited four‐year college or university with course work in journalism, communications, political science or related field. Experience in labor, political or community organizing and campaign or a combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Fast learner, ability to adapt to new technology, ability to seek out and recommend innovative  ways to spread the unions reach;
  • Willingness to work extended hours as needed to complete projects and support other union activities as requested;
  • Willingness to travel providing communication coverage


Teamsters Local 2010 offers competitive salary commensurate with work experience. In addition,  medical, dental, vision, and life insurance will be offered. An auto allowance will be provided.
The Communications Coordinator is considered ‘at will – exempt’ in that they are a member of senior  staff and may supervise administrative staff and interns; have access to confidential information; input  on operational decisions internal and external strategies; and exercise independent decision‐making authority.

The Application Process

Interested parties should submit an application packet including the following:

  • a cover letter
  • résumé covering your work history for the past 10 years
  • Writing samples: email blast, press release, campaign leaflet & talking points
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

To Melissa Munio at Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

This position will remain open until filled.

Successful candidates must submit to a background screening, and not have a disqualifying conviction as described in the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

Peoples Climate Movement Seeks Field Organizer (NYC)

Short-Term National Field Organizer

The Peoples Climate Movement is seeking an experienced campaigner/organizer who is ready to hit the ground running to help lead a 3 month campaign development process in the field with partners and organizations around the country.  The ideal candidate will be someone with strong organizing, event planning, facilitation and public speaking skills who is interested in spending 6-8 weeks meeting with local and state community leaders to help build out PCM’s campaign plan.


  • Working with local partners, volunteers and organizations to organize state and regional meetings to inform the Peoples Climate Movements longer term agenda and campaign plan.
  • Identify and recruit different stakeholders impacted by climate change and the transition to a new renewable and clean energy economy to participate in PCM’s campaign development process at the state and local level.
  • Work with other PCM staff and consultants to create a strong media, communications and storytelling component to this work and to use these organizing meetings to build momentum in support of bold climate action like the Green New Deal and other policy proposals.
  • Facilitate and lead regional meetings and identify, recruit and train local leaders to co-facilitate these meetings.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • A minimum 4-5 years base building, grassroots and/or coalition organizing experience.
  • Experience working with diverse communities and sectors, including communities of color, environmental justice communities, labor unions, faith institutions, youth and rural communities.
  • Ability to work with committees, volunteers and staff of other organizations – many times not compensated to do this work.
  • Excellent public speaking, facilitation, training and coordination skills. The position requires speaking before and facilitating large meetings of diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work remotely, travel, and manage multiple tasks and work with a small high performing team with minimal administrative support.
  • Interest in the intersection of organizing, digital and arts and cultural strategies.

Expectations: This is a campaign style position and will require a significant amount of travel, and some night and weekend work. PCM operates a small, lean operation in terms of staff but has a strong and engaged network of partners across the country.  Someone who likes working with a committed team but can work independently is best suited for this position. There is potential for long term employment.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  We will begin conducting interviews before the end of April.

Compensation: This is a full-time, temporary consultant position with compensation ranging from $1300 – $1800 a week depending on experience level.

Location: This candidate can work from any state but must be willing to travel. PCM staff work virtually with regular video staff meetings and monthly in-person meetings (typically in NYC).

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish would be ideal but not required.

How To Apply

People of color, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Please submit a cover letter stating why you are interested in working with PCM, along with your resume, to Ashley Blevins, Operations and Management, at  Indicate “PCM Field Organizer” in the subject line.