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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 mmunio@teamsters2010.org. 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 jobs@peoplesclimate.org.  Indicate “PCM Field Organizer” in the subject line.


Violence Intervention Program, Inc Seeks Counselor Advocate – Manhattan/Queens Non-Residential Program

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) partners with Latinx communities to end gender-based violence. Created as a grassroots response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, VIP has always centered survivors in its leadership and has worked to create a community of staff that reflects the rich national, ethnic and racial diversity of the communities it serves. VIP runs three non-residential social service programs and two residential shelter and housing programs, in addition to a robust communications and outreach department

The Counselor/Advocate provides comprehensive crisis intervention and self-empowerment counseling in both individual and group settings to survivors of gender-based violence. The Counselor/Advocate is also responsible for providing direct services in the form of comprehensive case assessment, case management and advocacy related to criminal legal, social welfare, housing, immigration, and other related systems.

Essential Functions:

Ø Conduct initial needs assessments on all clients and their children to identify needs and goals during the initial intake and reevaluate as necessary.

Ø Provide intensive case management services based on the program participant (s) needs/goals and their service plan. Including weekly (scheduled) case management sessions.

Ø Provide personal support for the families including but not limited to translation and accompaniment services as it relates to public assistance, housing. School/education placement, health service, etc. Including assistance in the various unforeseen needs of the participant.

Ø Provide information and referrals; advocacy and accompaniment to participants throughout the legal, immigration, social and human resources systems. This includes over the phone, in-person and through written correspondence in a timely manner.

Ø Assist participant with educational needs by advocating for tutoring services, school placement, parents/teacher/child involvement and medical services.

Ø Stay abreast of changes in the area of entitlements and benefit resources and systems for information and referrals; advocacy and accompaniment as to secure needed services.

Ø Maintain proper documentation (case notes, reports and statistical information) in a timely manner for all clients.

Ø Develop service plans with measurable outcomes and services as identified by the program and funding source in a timely fashion. This includes providing accurate information about participants’ outcomes and services that inform their counseling plan.

Ø Develop individualized counseling plans for participants.

Ø Consistently assess the safety of clients to ensure their security, and that of their children; and create safety plans as needed.

Ø Provide crisis counseling, and promote positive self-esteem and motivation to participants including identifying and providing referrals to external therapeutic long-term services as needed.

Ø Validate, support and encourage strength-based counseling with a focus on personal wellness and independence as identified.

Ø Work with age-appropriate clients on an ongoing basis around the issues of conflict resolution, separation, and diversity issues (including cultural, religious, and sexual orientation issues), etc.

Ø Provide interventions that promote positive relationships between clients, parents, their community, various institutions and schools to enhance the positive development of clients.

Ø Facilitate weekly, monthly and/or bi-monthly age appropriate bi-lingual support groups.

Ø Provide counseling, case management, and collaborate with multi-disciplinary service providers and law enforcement on a weekly basis to provide wraparound services for walk-in clients at the Family Justice Center.

Ø Work collaboratively with staff and other service providers on a consistent basis to ensure the highest quality service delivery.

Ø Adhere to mandated reporting requirements as they relate to such issues as child abuse/neglect, suicide/homicide concerns, etc.

Ø Attend and participate in regularly scheduled agency and program meeting including supervision sessions, trainings, case conferences, agency-wide staff meetings, team meetings, inter-disciplinary meetings, etc.

Ø Conduct community outreach and /or educational workshops as needed by program.

Ø Represent VIP at conferences, community meetings and special events; including Promoting VIP services at all public functions.

Ø Report Language access issues as they occur to Nonresidential Director of Programs and Executive Director.

Ø Perform other tasks as required, including any related administrative duties as needed.


Ø BSW, BA or equivalent relevant experience in the field of human services

Ø Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written).

Ø Must have advocacy and/or counseling experience in the area of domestic violence, women and children’s issues, or related field.

Ø Strong verbal and written communication and documenting skills.

Ø Must be well-organized, work independently and collectively, while maintaining a flexible schedule.

Ø Must be knowledgeable in working with diverse communities, particularly Latinx, people of color, and low-income populations and deliver culturally competent services.

Ø Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, fax machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and client database.

Ø Must be able to exercise good judgment, compassion, and sensitivity at all times to provide trauma-informed care.

Ø Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality at all times.

Ø Must work well with a team and bring self-awareness and accountability to the workplace.

Ø Must be passionate about intersectional social justice issues impacting survivors of trauma.

Details at a glance

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

Level of Language Proficiency

Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written).

How To Apply



Qualified candidates may respond to this opportunity by submitting a cover letter & resume with salary requirement to: resumes@vipmujeres.org or fax (631)358-5878.

Location: New York, NY

Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice Seeks Community Organizer (Brooklyn, NY)

Responsibilities of the Community Organizer include, but are not limited to

  • Building a strong member base of directly impacted people and their loved ones
  • Developing members into leaders that will play prominent roles in campaign planning
  • Developing leaders into spokespeople for speaking engagements and media interviews
  • Planning, organizing, and facilitating regular member meetings
  • Mobilizing members, supporters, and volunteers for actions, including supporting the work of partner organizations
  • Updating member database daily
  • Engaging in legislative advocacy and supporting Katal’s participation in public forums, coalition meetings, conferences, and lobby days
  • Representing Katal in coalition and meeting spaces, participating, taking notes, and reporting back
  • Building relationships with new organizations, identifying opportunities to further Katal’s mission to advance health, equity, and justice
  • Developing materials including flyers, signs, materials, and more for outreach, education, lobby days, and actions
  • Preparing members and leaders for public speaking and media interviews
  • Taking notes, tracking, and reporting on activities – written and verbal
  • Share infrastructure/administrative responsibilities with other staff.

Required Competencies

  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or culture.
  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Contributing to Team Success: Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward achieving its vision and the completion of goal.
  • Tenacity: Staying with a position or plan of action until the desired objective is obtained or is no longer reasonably attainable.

Personal Attributes

  • You have a strong interest in community organizing and are looking for opportunities to develop your campaign experience.
  • You are keenly interested in the mission and goals of Katal, and understand we’re a new organization.
  • You’re ready to work hard. You enjoy working as part of a team.
  • You are an excellent communicator and a great listener.
  • You are motivated and driven. You are extremely detail oriented. You’re a problem solver, and you are hungry to dive into new challenges with steep learning curves.
  • You think well on your feet, don’t get flustered easily, and when things change, you know how to roll with the punches.
  • You understand that there is some travel required, as well as periodic work on weekends and evenings – especially during (but not limited to) the legislative session.

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional


Katal offers competitive benefits, including full health care coverage, dental and vision coverage, gym memberships, 401k, and more. This position comes with multiple professional development opportunities.

How To Apply



To apply, please prepare the following application package:

  • A one-page cover letter that answers these questions:
  • Where did you start organizing, on what issue, and why?
  • Why do you want to join Katal?
  • What will you bring to Katal to help strengthen the organization?
  • Your resume or CV

Submit your application package by email to jobs@katalcenter.org with the subject line: “First Name Last Name – Community Organizer”

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until filled. Only application packages received by email will be considered. We’ll contact you only if you’re under consideration, so please – do not call to check on your submission.

Katal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hiring people who have been impacted by the system of mass incarceration and the war on drugs.

Location: Brooklyn, NY


National Organization for Women – New York City & Women’s Justice NOW Seeks Director of Advocacy

The National Organization for Women – New York City (NOW-NYC) and Women’s Justice NOW (our charitable partner organization) (WJN) seeks a strategic thinker and outstanding communicator to lead our team of grassroots activists, interns and staff to achieve legislative, policy and cultural change to advance women’s rights.

The Director of Advocacy will be responsible for translating the vision of NOW-NYC and Women’s Justice NOW into relevant and timely campaigns, both online and on-the-ground. As the lead communications staff person, the Director of Advocacy will also develop and maintain relationships with the press and act as the chief point of contact for media.

Through this work, we seek to hold elected leaders and the business community accountable to the women of New York and to make lasting, positive change toward women’s equality. The ideal candidate will bring keen political insight, campaign know-how, and an organizer’s sensibility to aligning the pursuit of short-term wins with long-term values and goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works with leadership to develop a comprehensive Advocacy Plan (including the identification of needs and objectives, target audiences, key messages and tactics)
  • Oversee tracking, timelines and management of priority campaigns and deliverables
  • Organize state and local efforts to deliver on annual legislative priorities, including overseeing and supporting lobbying efforts
  • Develop, write and align communications with execution of campaign strategies to advance campaign and organizational goals, including through press releases, op-eds, memos of support/opposition, blog and other website content, and social media
  • Oversee the cultivation of strong, city and statewide grasstops organizing, coalition building, strategic partnerships, and volunteer and member engagement
  • Organize targeted community engagement and educational events
  • Work in partnership with the president to develop and execute a communications strategy that advances campaign and organizational goals and supports membership, volunteer and donor engagement.

Qualifications, Skills and Qualities Sought

  • 5+ years relevant professional experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, ability to be a quick thinker and writer
  • A strong understanding of New York politics
  • Strong relationship management skills and ability to lead and inspire
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, self-directed and driven; to work independently under pressure and in a fast-paced environment; and to juggle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Understanding of coalition-building and grasstops organizing
  • Record of conceptualizing and delivering effective advocacy campaigns
  • Demonstrated judgment and discretion
  • Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and the ability to manage time effectively, track and follow-up on various tasks and multi-task
  • Communications capability across multiple platforms, including digital and print, and experience liaising with and developing relationships with press
  • Knowledge of women’s rights issues and a passion for on-the-ground activism

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

How To Apply

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume by email to hiring@nownyc.org with your name and “Director of Advocacy” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

NOW-NYC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Location: New York, NY