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New Economy Coalition Seeks Digital Organizer (Anywhere in US)

The Digital Organizer position is an opportunity to tell the story of a new economy that works for people and planet.

The New Economy Coalition (NEC) is building the power and scale of the solidarity economy movement in the United States. Our national network of 200+ members are transforming the current system — creating in its place an economy that places power in the hands of people, uproots legacies of harm, and preserves the planet. Our members represent a diverse cross-section of the solidarity economy movement, from worker cooperative developers and technical assistance providers, to community loan funds, think tanks, and policy advocates.

Through our communications work, NEC seeks to shift culture and narratives about what solutions are possible to deep systemic problems facing our communities across the US and globally.

Toward that end, NEC’s Digital Organizer will be responsible for utilizing our online platforms to amplify the work of our 200+ members, including several network campaigns, as well as growing our audience and keeping them up to date on a range of news related to the solidarity economy movement.

This job is part-time (at least 24hrs/week) and is a temporary contract position that ends in mid-February 2019.

The position can be performed remotely from anywhere in the US. The position is supervised by NEC’s Communications Director and is part of our Communications team.

The application deadline is August 30th, 2019, with a start date as soon as possible after the hiring is completed. If possible, we’d love it if the person hired can attend NEC’s annual member meeting in Arden, NC from September 11-13, though it is not a requirement. NEC would cover travel, food, and housing.

NEC aspires to be an inclusive and liberatory organization. NEC’s work is serious and urgent but we also make space for joy, for healing, and for connection. We value having a diversity of life experiences and perspectives on our team. We strongly encourage applicants who identify as persons of color, women, and/or gender nonconforming to apply. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Curating/designing content to amplify NEC’s message, members & work [40%]

  • Maintain profiles and curate content for NEC’s online platforms, which include: Buffer (Scheduling app), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (including stories), and our website (www.neweconomy.net)
  • Be a contributing editor and writer of NEC’s email operation, including our bi-weekly newsletter the “New Economy Roundup”

Communications support on NEC campaigns and programs [50%]

Assist the rest of the programs and communications team in launching campaigns by:

  • Generating and distributing digital promotional materials both network-wide and publicly
  • Supporting Press and Media outreach

Support other key communications projects and strategies, including:

  • Member on-boarding and correspondence
  • Communications working group meetings and outreach
  • Press and media outreach for our New Economies Reporting Project
  • Logistics and outreach for our Movement Voices program

Miscellaneous (10%) 

  • All other reasonable tasks as requested by the Communications team, the Programs Team, and the Staff Leadership Team.

How To Apply

To apply, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/aACbqYcjE3s9SmXT8 [You need to be logged into your Google account to fill out the form]

If you are encountering problems, email eli@neweconomy.net.

New Economy Coalition Seeks Individual Giving Manager

New Economy Coalition (NEC) is building the power and scale of the solidarity economy movement in the United States. Our national network of 200+ members are transforming the current system — creating in its place an economy that places power in the hands of people, uproots legacies of harm, and preserves the planet. Our members represent a diverse cross-section of the solidarity economy movement, from worker cooperative developers and technical assistance providers, to community loan funds, think tanks, and policy advocates.

NEC is seeking a full-time Individual Giving Manager to join its Development team. The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to racial, economic, and environmental justice, will be pragmatic and creative, and will have strong writing and organizational skills.

The primary responsibilities of the Individual Giving Manager are to manage NEC’s individual donor programming, including annual appeals and monthly giving, as well as manage fundraising operations, including gift processing and donor acknowledgment, and maintaining donor records in our database.

The Individual Giving Manager reports directly to the Development Director and supervises the Development & Communications Coordinator. The job is full-time and can be performed remotely from anywhere in the U.S. NEC’s work is serious and urgent but we also make space for joy, for healing, and for connection. The ideal candidate will contribute to the creation of a liberatory work culture in which folks can bring their whole selves to the work.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Individual Donor Program [70%]

  • Responsible for cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective individual donors.
  • Manage year-end annual appeal and spring monthly donor campaign. Lead a team of 2-3 staff to craft compelling appeal language and develop segmented mailing lists.
  • Track and report results of appeals and special campaigns, adjusting strategies as needed with support from the Development Director.
  • Work in collaboration with Communications team to design and produce fundraising-related marketing material, including but not limited to: appeal letters, brochures, and annual reports.
  • Work with the Communications team to ensure that inspiring stories from our membership reach current and prospective donors.

Development Team Operations [20%]

  • Supervise Development & Communications Coordinator, providing consistent feedback and support through weekly check-ins.
  • Coordinate acknowledgement of gifts and pledges with support from the Development & Communications Coordinator.
  • Attend weekly Development Team meetings with the Development Director, Events Manager, and Development & Communications Coordinator.
  • Collect, maintain, and update donor and prospect information in Powerbase database.

Additional Responsibilities [10%]

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Participating in staff-wide trainings, staff study group, and strategic planning processes
  • Attend and support biennial CommonBound conference
  • Attend and support annual NEC Member Gathering
  • All other reasonable tasks as requested by the Development Director

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience with grassroots fundraising and individual donor programs.
  • Experience with annual giving programs, including direct mail and online campaigns.
  • Understanding of and commitment to solidarity economy values, such as racial, economic, and climate justice; cooperative ownership; democratic governance; and systems change.
  • Strong writing and editing experience.
  • Experience with Powerbase, Salesforce, or similar CRM/database
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong time management skills, self-motivated with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, mostly remote environment
  • Willing to learn from mistakes, receive feedback, and give feedback to others.
  • Commitment to building a culture of mutual accountability, liberation, and respect.

How To Apply

To apply email Kelly Baker at development@neweconomy.net, attaching a resume and a cover letter in word or pdf form. Please use the following format for naming your attachments: “Full Name – Cover Letter/Resume”

Application deadline is August 30, 2019, with a projected start date of mid-September 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Hotel Trades Council (HTC), AFL-CIO Hiring for Multiple Positions

The Hotel Trades Council (HTC), AFL-CIO, is the union of hotel and gaming workers in New York and Northern New Jersey. For 80 years, HTC has been at the forefront of the fight for social justice, including racial, economic and gender equality. Today, in a time of political uncertainty, massive income inequality and injustice, we continue to fight to better the lives of hotel and gaming workers.

HTC is currently accepting applications from smart, creative, multi-lingual and ambitious applicants for the following positions: Organizing Intern (Fall 2019); Organizer-in-Training; and Operations Assistant.

About the Organizing Internship

Interns contribute to our internal and external organizing departments. HTC is building our organizing program, to mobilize our members and unionize non-union workers on a mass scale. We have built a rank-and-file leadership structure called the Hotel Employees Action Team (H.E.A.T.) System. The purpose of the H.E.A.T. System is to keep our union strong and to increase the participation of the membership in the union. This greatly enhances the union’s ability to mobilize for large-scale action, which is necessary in order to build power, organize non-union workers, fight for higher wages and better benefits, and increase the rights of hotel and gaming workers.

Organizing Interns do work that supports these goals. HTC interns have the opportunity to work directly with the union membership, learn about union organizing first-hand, and gain exposure to a powerful and effective local labor union.

Resourceful and committed interns who distinguish themselves will have numerous opportunities for interesting and rewarding work. Many interns are offered full-time positions as union organizers. We are accepting full-time interns who have graduated as well as part-time interns that are still pursuing their degree. Click here for more information and how to apply for an Organizing Internship (Deadline August 16, 2019).

About the Organizer-In-Training Position

HTC is building a larger internal and external organizing program, to mobilize our members and unionize non-union workers on a mass scale. So, there are job openings with HTC for talented, hard-working, practical, tough-minded college graduates who are ready to join the fight in the labor movement, as union Organizers-In-Training. There are also openings for those with more experience as Organizers and Lead Organizers. These positions are rewarding, long term career opportunities with excellent prospects for advancement. HTC is highly selective in filling them. Click here for more information and how to apply to be an Organizer-In-Training

About our Operations Team

The operations team works with union leadership, senior organizers, and members doing critical work to support our union’s organizing efforts. Operations staff are responsible for project management, updating and tracking information from organizing drives and meetings, preparing materials and overseeing logistics for contract ratifications and other events, corporate and industry research, database information management and analysis, and office management.

If you are interested in making the world a better place, and being a part of the fight for justice, but do not necessarily see yourself on the front lines, this may be the career for you. Click here for more information and how to apply to be an Operations Assistant

Application Instructions

Please visit the web page for each position to see a full list of qualifications and requirements for the Organizing Intern (Fall 2019), Organizer-in-Training and Operations Assistant.

We seek to hire the best of the best, and there are a limited number of positions available. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. Cover letters should be limited to one page, should indicate which position you are applying for, and explain in specific terms the reasons for your interest in that position.

Applications should be sent to careers@nyhtc.org, with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

JobsFirstNYC Seeks Director of Post-Secondary Innovation

To further our mission of leveraging all available community, corporate, human, organization, private and public resources to implement systemic solutions to bring out-of-school and out-of-work young adults into the economic life of New York City, we are seeking a Director of Post-Secondary Innovation. This person will serve an instrumental role in leading the Transfer2Careers (T2C) collaborative. T2C is an innovative partnership with New Visions for Public Schools to create a pilot demonstration project which will re-imagine the transition from school to career for over-age, under-credited students in New York City Transfer High Schools by embedding workforce development organizations in schools to improve student outcomes. 

The Director will be responsible for: 

  • Project Management: Serve as co-project manager for the organization’s T2C emerging partnership with New Visions for Public Schools.
  • T2C Partnership Development Support: Lead the development and execution of Learning Communities, provide and facilitate in-school/on-site technical assistance to develop partnerships, manage partner communication strategies.
  • Transformative Learning: Develop and execute a system to capture and document progress and lessons learned from the development/implementation of T2C.
  • Support the development and execution of JobsFirstNYC’s broader in-school work as part of a strategy to reduce the number of out of school, out of work young adults by intervening while students are still in school.

This role is a good fit for someone with in-depth knowledge of young adult workforce development, k-12 education, and higher education. Applicants should also possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, work well in a fast-paced professional environment, and display passion and optimism to work in a team based environment. 

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years progressive experience in the nonprofit/public sector or a master’s degree and 5 years of progressive work experience. 

Please forward this opportunity to people in your network who you think would be a good fit for this role. More information can be found here.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and salary expectations in PDF format to jobs@jobsfirstnyc.org

Work for Progress Seeks Environmental Campaign Organizer (Newark, NJ)

Students have been at the forefront of social change throughout history, from civil rights, to voting rights to protecting the environment. For over 40 years, the Student PIRGs have hired year-round, full-time Campus Organizers who help students get organized, mobilized and energized so they can create a greener, healthier, more meaningful future. Our organizers work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to make a difference on the issues they care about.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

With the Student PIRGs, you’ll start a career working with the next generation of students who, like you, believe students have the right and the responsibility to shape the future they will inherit. You will work with students at colleges to make sure they have the skills, opportunities and training they need to run strategic campaigns and win. Our 35 chapters on campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more. As a Campus Organizer you will:

  • Engage and mobilize hundreds of students 
  • Train students to run effective campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days
  • Build a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus
  • Build relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators
  • Run a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues 

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest, and/or student power issues, as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work.

PAY & BENEFITS

The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

APPLY

To apply, visit https://pirgcampusaction.org/apply.html?utm_source=idealist&utm_medium=web-ad&utm_campaign=PCAsummer2019&utm_term=28&utm_content=EA_P_8-9. We have immediate positions available and positions available starting Aug 2019. 

LOCATIONS

We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, North Carolina, Connecticut, Maryland, & Washington.

The Student PIRGs are part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit www.publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more. 

The Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.

For Los Angeles-based positions: the Student PIRGs will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Details at a glance

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

How To Apply

https://pirgcampusaction.org/apply.html?utm_source=idealist&utm_medium=web-ad&utm_campaign=PCAsummer2019&utm_term=28&utm_content=EA_P_8-9

Location: Newark, NJ

East Brooklyn Congregations Seeks Organizer

The leaders and organizers of the East Brooklyn Congregations & Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) build independent citizen-run organizations whose primary purpose is building power that lasts. Metro IAF organizations are made up of people from all races and classes and focus on productive improvements in the public arena that make life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness everyday realities.  We construct homes, reduce crime, improve schools, create wealth and re-generate communities. We don’t fit into any ideological category or cartoon – left or right, progressive or conservative.  Metro IAF (www.metro-iaf-ny.org or @metroiafny) has seven affiliates in the New York metropolitan area: East Brooklyn Congregations; Manhattan Together; South Bronx Churches; Empower Queens United in Action and Leadership; Long Island Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods; Westchester United; and New Jersey Together.

We are looking for three additional organizers who would have the ability and energy to build organizing teams of leaders in member institutions, identify local leaders and issues for action, and undertake local actions that address community concerns.

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract

Benefits

COMPENSATION & SUPERVISION:

IAF believes organizing should be a vocation, not a job. Organizer salaries are competitive and include health/dental care and paid vacation.

In the early try-out phase of three months, for people with little or no previous experience, a salary of $4,400 per month is normal.  Salaries can increase may increase if the person does well and is offered a one-year commitment.  

For people with experience, the starting salary is higher and the ability to advance can be more rapid. Contributions towards a retirement plan are available after one year of employment.

We believe strongly in training and mentoring. Each organizer is mentored by an experienced Metro IAF Lead Organizer and receives on-going training from Metro IAF National staff.

Level of Language Proficiency

English is required; conversational or fluent Spanish is strongly desired.

How To Apply

grantlindsay@ebc-iaf.org

http://metro-iaf-ny.org

Send cover letter & resume to grantlindsay@ebc-iaf.org.  

Following the review of your resume & cover later, the following steps maybe taken:

#1 Phone call conversation between lead organizer and organizer candidate

#2 Face-to-face individual meeting between lead organizer and organizer candidate

#3 Shadowing for 1/2 – 1 full day between candidate and lead organizer and/or associate organizer

#4 Meetings between leaders of organization and organizer candidate

#5 Evaluation and decision

This entire process may take 3-4 weeks to complete based upon the scheduling availability of the organizer candidate and the lead organizer and/or leaders. Please do not hesitate to be persistent and follow up.

Any candidates — regardless of experience — that are offered a position are given a 90-day “tryout.” The main focus and evaluation of a successful tryout is the ability to successfully complete at least 20-25 individual meetings a week with leaders or potential leaders. At the end of a tryout, a 1-year contract maybe offered.

To learn more about how we think about organizing and our work, read Going Public by Michael Gecan.

Location: 551 Vandalia Avenue, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11239