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Director/Coordinator, Make the Road Replication Project (Center for Popular Democracy)

Position Location: New York City (preferred)

About CPD:  The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD works to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.

About the Position:  We seek an energetic and experienced organizer to support and anchor the growth of new organizations in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey.  All of these projects have launched, have high quality staff in place and have growing bases of committed members.  All are sister organizations to the highly successful Make the Road New York (maketheroadny.org).

Primary Responsibilities:  This staff person will report to the Director of Organizing and Capacity Building at the Center for Popular Democracy and will:

  • Support local staff in all aspects of their day to day work, through in-person visits and regular meetings
  • Assist in training and recruitment of new staff
  • Anchor communications work with members, allies, potential supporters, press, and the broader community
  • Develop funding proposals and other funding materials and participate in fundraising to grow these new organizations
  • Manage organizational budgets and finances
  • Manage organizational databases
  • Represent these organizations at external meetings, coalition tables, and conferences
  • Ensure strong communication and relationship building between the new organizations and their sister organizations, Make the Road New York and CPD
  • Provide support to replication efforts in additional places over time

Job Requirements:  We are seeking a seasoned organizer with strong references who is interested in growing into a senior leadership position, with at least 5 years of organizing experience, experience organizing in coalition with grassroots, political and labor allies, strong English language writing skills, and experience in fundraising from individual and institutional sources.  Candidates should have:

  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and a strong analysis of systemic oppression based on race, class, gender, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Drivers license and vehicle;
  • Excellent organizational skills and good attention to detail;
  • A high level of self-motivation and a proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively;
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;
  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours;
  • Capacity to engage community members one-on-one and run meetings and trainings in Spanish and English

Strong benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience.

How to apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to-https://cpd.hiringthing.com/job/22891/director-coordinator-make-the-road…

CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. 

ANHD Seeks Equitable Economic Development Campaign Organizer

THE POSITION: ANHD seeks an Equitable Economic Development Campaign Organizer to lead ANHD’s work crafting a strategic agenda and engaging community activism to improve economic development policies and advocacy in New York City. This includes workforce development policies, industrial / manufacturing development policies, and policies to support small business, immigrant entrepreneurs, and more. The Economic Development Campaign Organizer will help develop and guide ANHD’s advocacy campaigns to mobilize the grassroots strength of our local not-for-profit member organizations to shift the economic development agenda of the City. Our goal is to win meaningful changes that implement our agenda to build more equitable outcomes for our low- and moderate-income communities and populations.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Equitable Economic Development Campaign Organizer will:

  • Engage, educate, and mobilize ANHD member-organizations and other city-wide allies in Equitable Economic Development advocacy.
  • Develop economic development advocacy campaigns and coordinate throughout to ensure that campaigns serve grassroots community’s needs and are backed by sound policy goals.
  • Engage ANHD member groups and allied organizations on issues in support of more equitable economic development and economic justice.
  • Coordinate with allied organizations working to advance economic development in New York City including other non-profit organizations, trade associations, think tanks, and research institutions.
  • Lead the campaign / coalition coordination duties including developing campaign strategy, power-mapping, managing campaign committees and working groups, meeting facilitation, working in partnership with allies, and leading / organizing campaign events.
  • Develop trainings and workshops on key Equitable Economic Development issues to inform ANHD members and stakeholders in order to expand capacity and knowledge about critical issues.
  • Work closely with all ANHD staff to ensure our Equitable Economic Development advocacy and policy development is well integrated into our broader citywide and neighborhood advocacy efforts.


  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in campaign coordination that engages a coalition of allied organizations.
  • Experience in community organizing or advocacy related to affordable housing, economic justice or community development.
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic thinking on a particular campaign, coalition, advocacy effort or political agenda.
  • Demonstrated focus on achieving increased equity for low- and moderate-income communities and populations or communities.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in campaign coordination/organizing, advocacy, social service, or public policy.
  • Five years of experience in issue-based campaign coordination or 5 years of combined experience and education. Minimum 2 years leading issue-based campaigns required.
  • Commitment to New York City’s neighborhoods and respect for community organizing and grassroots organizations.Salary depending on experience. Good benefits. ANHD is an equal opportunity employer.

About ANHD: The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) – a membership-association of neighborhood-based affordable housing and economic development groups and one of NYC’s leading advocacy/policy organizations-

To Apply:   Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample (campaign letter, strategy memo, etc.) to:
Barika Williams, Deputy Director, ANHD
e-mail: barika.w@anhd.org

The Center for Family Life Seeks Cooperative Developer

The Center for Family Life in Sunset Park promotes and supports the founding of cooperative businesses as part of our community development initiative. Our mission is to provide support and consultation services to worker-owner cooperatives based on principles of social justice, equality, and democracy. We focus on helping to develop cooperatives that focus on fair wages, safe working conditions, and respect for the environment. Under the auspices of our Adult Employment Program, we have partnered with community members and incubated four worker cooperatives and two collectives since June 2006. Our work has received recognition by the New York City Council, the GEO Collective, and the United Nations 2012 Year of the Cooperatives. In 2012 with the assistance of NY City Council we began to train Community Based Organizations to develop a cooperative incubation program at their respective sites. In 2014 we received further recognition from the City Council through our Worker Cooperative Coalition efforts, allowing us to expand the worker cooperative movement in NYC.

A successful Cooperative Developer would have:

  • A strong interest/background in worker-cooperative business development, community organizing, worker/immigrant rights and,
  • 2-3 years experience with social group work including meeting facilitation and coordination, democratic decision-making and mediation. Groups will range from 15 to 50 people.
  • Ability to learn quickly and be interested in developing a variety of new skills; be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; have the ability to work both autonomously and in a team.
  • Willingness to engage with the cooperative members, the customers of the coops, and other individuals and organizations supporting the development of the cooperative businesses.
  • Experience interacting with the press as well as supporting cooperative members with public speaking engagements.
  • Superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated experience of written and oral presentation skills.
  • Entrepreneurial/Business skills are preferred.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as one of the Developers for the Cooperative Development Team. Work with two to three cooperative businesses:
  • Conduct a Feasibility Study for the new cooperative businesses.
    Prepare curriculum and deliver 12-week training to new cooperative members.
  • Coordinate process of legal incorporation and governance of new coop with attorneys.
  • Develop, review and assist in implementing marketing strategy with coop members.
  • Support the development of the back office for the business.
  • Assist in maintaining customer contact database/member information.
  • Work with members to develop sales promotions, e-newsletters, and updates to the website.
  • Outreach to media.
  • Attend weekly and bi-weekly coop meetings in the evenings and weekends.
  • Provide support to community based partners in their development of worker cooperatives.
  • Provide consultation based on the developmental stage of the Sunset Park coops.
  • Attend weekly and bi-weekly coop meetings in the evenings and weekends.
  • Support the various coop committees and the development of leadership of those members in particular.
  • Support the office managers of the various coops and the respective office committees.
  • Development of ongoing technical and leadership trainings.
  • Attend annual cooperative conferences.

Geographic Location: Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York.

Supervision: The Cooperative Developer will report to the Co-Director of Cooperative Development. Ongoing weekly individual and bi-weekly group supervision will be provided.

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours/week. Schedule varies week to week. There is an average of 1-3 evening meetings per week and some weekend meetings.

Languages: Able to write, read and speak fluently in Spanish and English.

B.A. or M.A. level in Social Work, Sociology, Community Development, Business, Public Administration or other related field.
Business development experience is preferred.
Experience with community organizing.
Experience with working in Latino/a immigrant communities. Work in other immigrant communities is a plus.
Must be a strong verbal and written communicator in English and Spanish or Chinese.
Experience with media, and communications messaging a plus.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Full health benefits, vacation and sick leave.

Applicants for the Cooperative Developer position should submit their full resume along with a cover letter that includes salary requirements by email to Coopdevelopment@sco.org. Subject line should include: “Cooperative Developer Position.” Applications without the latter required documents will not be reviewed.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

The Center for Family Life, which is a program of SCO Family of Services, is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQI identified people and people with disabilities are members in particular.

3 Positions with Green Worker Cooperatives

See original posting at Green Worker Cooperatives

  1. Co-op Academy Coordinator

The Co-op Academy Coordinator is responsible for the overall management, growth, and success of Green Worker Cooperatives’ Co-op Academy, a pioneering business boot camp for teams of entrepreneurs seeking to launch worker-owned businesses. The Co-op Academy Coordinator is also responsible for managing a similar and parallel school-based program called the Youth Cooperative Business Initiative that works with high schools to incubate student-run cooperatives.


  • Manage all aspects of the Co-op Academy and assist each participating team in the development of their cooperative;
  • Recruit, schedule, train and evaluate all volunteer trainers, mentors and professional service providers;
  • Schedule and coordinate all workshops, orientations, and graduations required for the Co-op Academy and all classes and meetings required for the Youth Cooperative Business Initiative;
  • Evaluate and update Co-op Academy and Youth Cooperative Business Initiative curriculum annually;
  • Track progress and provide weekly feedback to each co-op team in the Co-op Academy on the quality of their work, team presentations, and business model;
  • Prepare and analyze program evaluations by participants, volunteers and the GWC team;
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings


  • Able to effectively manage teams of volunteers;
  • Time management;
  • Excellent listening skills;
  • Program planning and management


  • Minimum 3 years experience with popular education methodology;
  • Experience starting or managing a business;
  • Minimum of one year of experience coaching or mentoring;
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Familiarity with Lean Startup methodology, customer development, agile engineering, and either the business model canvas or lean canvas preferred;
  • Familiarity with worker cooperatives;
  • Must be able to work evenings one night a week;
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Salary: F/T, $42,000 per year.

Start Date: Position begins immediately.

To apply: email cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@greenworker.coop with “CO-OP ACADEMY COORDINATOR” in the subject line.

Flexible schedule and ability to work partially from home. Bronx residents and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. Co-op Academy Teaching Assistant

The Co-op Academy Teaching Assistant is responsible for working with the Co-op Academy Coordinator, to provide facilitation, structure, process support, and overall management of Green Worker Cooperatives’ Co-op Academy, a pioneering business boot camp for teams of entrepreneurs seeking to launch worker-owned cooperative businesses.


  • Schedule all Co-op Academy workshops, orientations, and graduations;
  • Manage logistical needs for all training activities including venue setup, equipment, food, childcare, and interpretation/translation;
  • Manage online & offline tools that track feedback and progress for each participant and their respective teams in meeting program metrics & objectives;
  • Prepare all materials & handouts for session activities;
  • Collect weekly team presentations and manage the order of the presentation & timing;
  • Communicate in-class information to course participants
  • Manage scheduling calendar to track all meetings between participants and their mentors, teaching team, and service providers (attorneys, graphic & web designers)
  • Manage scheduling of all volunteers assisting with workshops, orientations, and graduations;
  • Provide a positive environment in which participants are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process;
  • Be available for appropriate meetings, office hours, etc.


  • Excellent time management & event production skills;
  • Excellent listening skills;
  • Can handle the unexpected;
  • Professional communication (oral and written);
  • Extremely organized and prepared


  • Must be available weekly, on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, and other designated daytimes for meetings with staff and volunteers;
  • Tech-savvy with knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive applications

Salary: Part-time (P/T), Maximum of 20 hours per week at $20 per hour

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Start Date: Position begins early September 2015

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and three references to:jobs@greenworker.coop, with “CO-OP ACADEMY ASSISTANT” in the subject line.

Members of GWC’s network of worker cooperatives, Bronx residents, women, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. Worker Co-op Developer

The Worker Co-op Developer is responsible for the development of a menu of service options for graduates of our Coop Academy, a 6-month cooperative business boot camp, in order to provide them with ongoing support that will grow their cooperatives and help them reach their goals. The Worker Co-op Developer would be an innovative and out of the box thinker capable of conducting thorough assessments of business operations and governance structures; helping co-ops troubleshoot problems as they arise; connecting co-ops with new opportunities; and holding them accountable to their promises. Additional goals for this position are to develop and strengthen the inter co-op relationships among cooperatives within the GWC network as well the relationship between GWC and its member cooperatives.


  • Survey Coop Academy graduates to identify needs
  • Be the ongoing point of contact for all cooperatives developed by GWC
  • Assess performance and needs of all cooperatives developed by GWC
  • Schedule and facilitate strategic planning retreats for GWC co-ops and assist in the development of yearly goals and milestones
  • Coordinate trainings for cooperatives on specialized topics as needed
  • Coordinate mediation for cooperatives as needed
  • Identify resources and opportunities that can support the growth and development of GWC member cooperatives
  • Compile and share best practices on cooperative governance and business operations.
  • Schedule and confirm location, dates, guest speakers, agenda, and attendees for quarterly graduate forums
  • Work in coordination with other GWC staff
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Prepare and assist cooperatives with obtaining capital
  • Ability to represent GWC at events, conferences, etc.


  • Business/entrepreneurship development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Sales and marketing support
  • Leadership development
  • Fundraising and raising capital
  • Consensus decision-making
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Mediation, conflict resolution, and troubleshooting


  • Experience with popular education methodology
  • Experience starting a business
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, worker cooperatives or socially responsible businesses preferred
  • Bronx residents preferred
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work occasional weekends


Salary: P/T, 20 hours per week at $20 an hour.

Deadline to Apply: October 1, 2015

Start Date: Position begins early November 2015.

To Apply: email cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@greenworker.coop with “WORKER CO-OP DEVELOPER” in the subject line.
Flexible schedule and can work from home. Bronx residents and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. This position is intended to grow from Part-Time to Full-Time. The ideal candidate should be open to the possibility of full-time work and able to grow the program to meet that goal.

Flatbush Tenant Coalition Seeks Community Organizer

Who We Are: The Flatbush Tenant Coalition is a member-led group of 43 (and growing) tenant associations building tenant power in central and south Brooklyn. We develop skilled and informed tenant leaders to challenge the oppressive systems that disenfranchise low-to-moderate income tenants. Our tenant leaders work together to plan and implement strategies to obtain much-needed repairs in their buildings, stop harassment and displacement, strengthen tenants’ rights in NYC and across the state, and make sure that tenants have a strong voice in decisions and plans that affect their housing.

The Position: The Coalition seeks a full-time, permanent Community Organizer to help us build tenant power in south Brooklyn.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing tenant associations: The Community Organizer (CO) will work with emerging and existing tenant leaders to organize tenant associations and plan and implement strategies to obtain respect and repairs from the landlords of their rent regulated buildings.
  • Building leadership: The CO will work with tenant leaders to build their capacity to effectively spearhead tenant rights campaigns. This includes working with Coalition staff to update and conduct trainings, prepare tenant leaders to take on new roles and develop in their current roles; and support our leaders as they educate and engage other tenants in the fight to preserve decent, safe, and affordable housing in our community. The CO will create leadership development plans with our tenant leaders and provide constructive feedback on progress.
  • Building our base: The CO will assist tenant leaders to conduct outreach in their buildings and in the neighborhood to build their tenant associations and identify new potential leaders and members. The CO will also assist with developing and implementing a communications plan to build our base and strengthen our campaigns.
  • Engaging in city and state-wide tenant rights campaigns: The CO will work with staff and tenant leaders to coordinate and facilitate the Coalition’s role in city and state-wide tenant rights campaigns, including Stabilizing NYC, a city-wide campaign to end tenant harassment and displacement by predatory equity corporations.
  • Contributing to the development of a collaborative, supportive team: The CO will take part in team, membership, and other meetings to jointly review and plan for actions, events, and campaigns.
  • Tracking our work and progress: The CO will keep careful records of all of her/his organizing activities, using the Coalition’s database and tracking systems (sign-in sheets, Excel, Google Docs, etc.) The CO will periodically produce reports outlining his/her work and the progress of our tenant leaders and tenant associations.

The position includes some evening shifts (1 to 9 p.m.), as well as day shifts and some weekends. The Community Organizer reports directly to the Coalition Coordinator.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A strong, demonstrated commitment to social justice and the Coalition’s mission, vision, and community organizing approach
  • At least two years of base-building and other community organizing experience
  • At least one year of experience working on NYC housing or tenant issues
  • Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish or Haitian Creole
  • Previous experience developing and conducting trainings and workshops
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and basic math skills
  • Facility with email, Excel, Word, Facebook, Twitter, and other computer programs and functions
  • Strong working knowledge of issues and systems affecting low-income, immigrant, LGBTQ, and communities of color, and relevant experience effectively working with these communities
  • An ability to relate to a wide range of people, including low-income families, elected officials, legal services providers, and other community-based and advocacy organizations

Please send a cover letter and resume, in PDF only, to Aga Trojniak at ftcoalition@gmail.com with subject heading: Community Organizer FTC

This is a full-time, salaried position with good medical benefits. Salary depends on experience.

Community Organizer for Race and Policing Reform Campaign at NAACP

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced, dynamic and innovative Community Organizer to advance its Race and Policing Reform Campaign.

LDF and the Thurgood Marshall Institute at LDF:

LDF is the nation’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation’s promise of racial equity and justice into reality for all Americans.

LDF uses litigation, public-policy advocacy, organizing and public- education programs to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair criminal justice system.

In 2015, LDF celebrates its 75th anniversary with the launch of the Thurgood Marshall Institute. The Thurgood Marshall Institute at LDF is a collaborative hub within LDF that combines a multidisciplinary approach to advocacy with LDF’s traditional litigation strengths to advance a modern vision of racial justice. The Institute’s goal is to advance racial equity, justice and a more inclusive democracy through research and public education, targeted policy reform, advocacy and communication campaigns.

Through the Thurgood Marshall Institute, LDF will have the ability to generate and integrate innovative research, organizing, advocacy, and communications aimed at educating the public and key decision makers. This added capacity will leverage LDF’s litigation expertise, advocacy experience and unique leadership role on matters of race, law, and policy to shape the narrative on racial justice and equity. Through targeted policy reform campaigns that attack entrenched problems of racial bias, the LDF Thurgood Marshall Institute will partner with local advocates to advance holistic strategies to achieve obtainable and lasting solutions on issues of criminal justice, political participation, education and economic opportunity.

The Thurgood Marshall Institute’s Race and Policing Reform Campaign:

As one of its inaugural initiatives, the Thurgood Marshall Institute is launching a Race and Policing Reform Campaign. The United States is undeniably in the depths of a national policing crisis. The life-threatening reality of racial bias in policing has undermined public confidence in our justice system, in law enforcement, and in the rule of law itself. Outrage over police-involved assaults and killings of unarmed African Americans— with many incidents captured in graphic and devastating detail on citizen cell phone videos—has inspired a movement of young activists, captured the public attention, and generated intense calls for a fundamental change in policing.

Through the Race and Policing Reform campaign, LDF will reform policing policies and practices through work at the federal, state and local levels.

Community Organizer for the Thurgood Marshall Institute’s Race and Police Reform Campaign:

LDF understands that advocacy outside the courtroom – specifically, community organizing – is a critical component of any effort to achieve sustained and comprehensive reform. Thus, to advance its Race and Policing Reform campaign, the Thurgood Marshall Institute at LDF seeks an experienced, dynamic and innovative Community Organizer to work with communities of color on police reform issues. The duration of this position is two (2) years.

The Community Organizer will report to LDF’s Senior Community Organizer and will work on campaigns managed by a Campaign Lead and the Thurgood Marshall Institute Director.


  • Valuing, highlighting and building the capacity of impacted communities to effectively organize initiatives to address police misconduct/brutality and discriminatory policing;
  • Working with local communities to assist in building their capacity to change law enforcement policies and practices, and promoting bias-free and responsible policing;
  • Organizing communities or coalitions to advance reforms to public systems, including but not limited to juvenile or criminal justice systems;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships, partnerships, and coalitions with organizations, community members/leaders, and public officials;
  • Planning, implementing and coordinating successful community outreach and public education campaigns; and
  • Advocating for LDF’s police reform and other priorities.


The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following characteristics and skills:

  • Five or more years of experience organizing communities or coalitions to advance reforms to public systems, including but not limited to juvenile or criminal justice systems;
  • A college degree or equivalent work experience;
  • A demonstrated commitment to racial justice and criminal justice reform;
  • A willingness to advocate for LDF’s police reform and other priorities;
  • Familiarity with police misconduct/brutality and discriminatory policing issues and campaigns and with the organizations and coalitions currently working on these issues nationally;
  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing, highlighting and building the capacity of impacted communities to effectively organize initiatives to address police misconduct/brutality and discriminatory policing;
  • Willingness to travel extensively to both urban and rural areas in the United States;
  • Willingness to adhere to a fluid/dynamic and sometimes demanding schedule;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex information effectively to a wide range of audiences of varying sizes;
  • A demonstrated ability to plan, implement and coordinate successful community outreach and public education campaigns;
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships, partnerships, with coalitions of organizations, community members/leaders, and public officials via the internet, in-person and telephone;
  • The integrity, professionalism, discretion, and sound judgment to handle sensitive, high-profile, legally privileged and otherwise confidential information in an appropriate manner;
  • The ability to work both in a team structure and independently, as required by different circumstances;
  • Strong initiative and creative thinking; well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with diverse groups;
  • Excellent organizational skills; and
  • A valid driver’s license.

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