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Labor Notes Shares Vision for Organizing in Post-Janus America

Since the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME declared required agency fees for public sector unions unconstitutional, many in the labor world and media are scrambling to ask the question: Can labor unions bounce back after Janus?

According to Labor Notes, the answer is yes — but it will require thought and a plan. The publication just released “Rebuilding Power in Open-Shop America,” offering historical context, a diagnostic tool and a prescription for how workers and their unions can remain strong and regain and rebuild power.

Check it out.

Community Housing Improvement Program Seeks President & CEO (Chico, CA)

CHIP is a nonprofit organization based in Chico, CA that provides healthy, sustainable, affordable housing to qualified residents in seven North Valley counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Tehama, Yuba, and Sutter. CHIP has built more than 1,800 single-family homes and over 750 rental housing units in their service area and is acknowledged as an innovator and leader in affordable housing issues in rural and urban areas.

CHIP assists low-income and rural disadvantaged residents, seniors and others who lack financial resources or knowledge to improve or provide adequately for their housing via the following major services:

  • Construction of mutual self-help (sweat equity) housing by securing the land, construction and permanent financing, and marketing to and qualifying borrowers
  • Construction of rental housing communities by securing the land and construction and permanent financing
  • Self-management of rental properties owned by CHIP or its subsidiary corporations
  • Management of affordable housing properties owned by other entities
  • Delivery of resident service programs focused on health, education, and community building either by CHIP, partner agencies, or volunteers

“Helping People Help Themselves” is CHIP’s motto.

About the Opportunity

CHIP has a solid history and the benefit of stable leadership at all levels of the organization. Its long term leader, Dave Ferrier, transitioned to a national consulting role after leading the organization for the last 25 years of his 35 year tenure and several directors have exceptionally long and successful tenures at CHIP. Many of CHIP’s 60 employees attribute their reason for staying to its overall great work environment.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven leader to build upon CHIP’s accomplishments and financial strength, and to take the organization to the next level.

Responsibilities and Major Areas of Accountability

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will spearhead the planning, funding, and implementation of existing programs and new projects that continue to provide additional affordable housing to lower income homebuyers and renters in CHIP’s service area.

Leadership and Governance: With the Board of Directors, staff and stakeholders, develop and implement the mission, vision, culture and values for CHIP; provide support and direction to the Board and their committees in the areas of planning, policy-making, oversight; ensure that adequate strategic and business plans are developed, implemented and reviewed against performance.

Advocacy and Promotion: Lead advocacy efforts at the local, state and national level; actively participate in conferences and advocacy activities; create opportunities to spearhead mutually beneficial programs in the public sphere; actively participate in leadership of affiliate organizations focused on policy, funding sources and affordable housing issues.

Program Planning and Resources Development: Pursue opportunities for furthering the mission of CHIP, including grants, loans, equity, and real estate from current and future programs that support affordable housing resource development and promotion of the organization in the furtherance of CHIP’s mission.

Risk Management and Economic Management: Ensure that liability exposures are identified and treated when proposing new programs and services; evaluate and monitor established programs and services to identify areas which need revision due to changes in operation, legislation, policies and procedures.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

Experience as an executive in an affordable housing nonprofit

  • At least ten years of progressively responsible management experience in a complex nonprofit focused on affordable housing
  • Track record of working successfully with local/state/federal governments and private lenders
  • Knowledge of nonprofit Board of Directors governance practices through nonprofit board service and/or reporting to a board
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue outcome-oriented, mutually-beneficial partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders for the purpose of promoting CHIP’s mission

Real Estate Development experience

  • Minimum of ten years of experience in affordable housing development
  • Deep understanding of compliance issues
  • Experience in, or a solid understanding of, developing single or multi-family housing projects
  • Experience in, or a strong understanding of, single family and multi-family funding
  • Experience overseeing, or a solid understanding of, affordable housing property management operations

Experience forging alliances and resource development

  • Ability to identify and assess opportunities for diverse types of acquisition and development of properties, new construction and/or rehabilitation projects
  • Affinity for forging new relationships and/or developing goal-oriented coalitions
  • Track record of developing and maintaining effective relationships with public partners, business leaders, and community groups
  • Ability to work with political leaders individually or in groups to achieve advocacy objectives that benefit affordable housing
  • Experience with building fund development relationships-not afraid to ask for private funding

Financial and Operations Management

  • Fiscal accountability; proven track record of managing complex budgets of at least $3M
  • Experience applying for, negotiating, and securing grants in the affordable housing arena
  • Track record of maximizing both earned and contributed revenue streams
  • Strong organizational skills and a business orientation that leverages and maximizes resources
  • Knowledge of appropriate systems

Desirable personality characteristics

  • Open door policy, people person
  • Excellent, across-the-board communication skills
  • Ability to take risks, entrepreneurial
  • Patience, sense of humor, and level-headed
  • Inclination towards inclusive decision making
  • Accountable to all stakeholders, the board and staff
  • Ability to create and maintain a cohesive work culture in a geographically disbursed organization

Other

  • Willingness to relocate to the Chico, CA area and to travel 30% in the position

Education

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate Development, Architecture or other relevant field
  • Master’s degree preferred

Compensation

A highly competitive compensation and benefits package will be made available to the qualified candidate.

To Apply

Leadership Search Partners is conducting this search on an exclusive basis on behalf of the CHIP. Interested persons should apply via email by sending a letter outlining qualifications, brief bio and resume as PDF or Word documents to Stacey Konner (Stacey@leadershipsearch.com), with CHIP-CEO in the subject line.

Inquiries may be made, in confidence, to Senior Search Consultant Heather Merriam at heather@leadershipsearch.com.

CHIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

LEADERSHIP SEARCH PARTNERS, a search firm owned by Brakeley Briscoe Inc., is focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector. Based in in the San Francisco Bay Area, the firm works with local, national, and international nonprofits to help them hire exceptional senior-level leaders. www.leadershipsearch.com.

Resource Generation Hiring for Three Positions

Resource Generation is a national non-profit organization mobilizing young people (age 18-35) with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power.  The broader Resource Generation community includes people of all ages and class backgrounds who support the role that young people with wealth play in social change. RG has 16 chapters in cities around the U.S., and our chapters engage in base-building, political education programming, running giving circles, engaging in local and national campaigns, and building local organizational relationships.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

PART-TIME HIGH NET WEALTH AND FAMILY PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR

Resource Generation is seeking a High Net Wealth and Family Philanthropy Coordinator at 30 hours a week to organize members of RG’s base who have high net wealth and who have family foundations. This program focuses on political education, leadership and skills development, and mobilizing to action among a portion of our base who have significant potential to move resources and to take leadership in philanthropy. This position will report to the Resource Mobilization Director.

We define high net wealth as having direct access to $1 million in liquidable assets and/or being part of a family that has $10 million or more in assets. You can find the full definition here.

The ideal candidate is a passionate community organizer who excels at building relationships with member leaders, is deeply committed to economic and racial justice, is passionate about transformative fundraising, and who can excellently manage multiple projects and timelines. This candidate will generate excitement and commitment from our base to move resources to social justice movements and participate in campaigns for change.

Goals of Resource Generation’s high net wealth and family philanthropy organizing:

To organize our high net wealth and family philanthropy members to…

  1. Fund social movements, and do so aligned with social justice philanthropy principles and best donor practices
  2. Become leaders in the field of philanthropy
  3. Organize other high net wealth young people and young people with family philanthropy into RG
  4. Participate and lead in RG’s campaigns
  5. Be spokespeople and publically share their stories
  6. Become members of RG at major donor levels that sustain our work

Job Responsibilities

Lead coordinator of High Net Wealth and Family Philanthropy organizing to reach our goals

  • Evaluate effectiveness of high net wealth and family philanthropy organizing and programs. Propose and integrate improvements and changes.
  • Organize all national programs, such as national praxis groups. Praxis groups are small groups that meet monthly to build relationship, develop skills, and participate in political education. Includes agenda design, recruiting presenters, facilitation, and 1:1 coaching.
  • Support RG’s team of 5 National Organizers to recruit and retain high net wealth and family philanthropy constituents in their chapters.
  • Work closely with Political Education and Retreats Manager to design goals and programming of biannual Transforming Philanthropy retreat for high net wealth and family philanthropy constituents (35-40 participants).

Cultivate high net wealth and family philanthropy members to be major donors to the movement and to Resource Generation

  • Ensure high net wealth and family philanthropy programming integrates RG’s social justice philanthropy principles and best donor practices.
  • Work closely with Development Director and Resource Mobilization Director to integrate major donor fundraising and asks into all of our high net wealth and family philanthropy programming.
  • Manage individual major donor portfolio and consistently prospect for new major donors.
  • Collaborator on the rollout of RG’s giving guidelines, making sure high net wealth and family philanthropy programming integrates giving guidelines.

Core qualifications and required skills

  • At least 2+ years of experience (paid or unpaid) in community organizing. Has demonstrated experience with engaging and mobilizing a base, and developing leaders.  
    • At least 1+ years of experience (paid or unpaid) in grassroots or individual donor fundraising. Has demonstrated experience with raising money from individual donors and increasing their giving over time.
    • Relationship-building skills with a wide range of people. Excited to talk to people, to do outreach, to organize!
    • Results-oriented: someone who gets it done, who is persistent, creative, and solutions-oriented no matter what the obstacles are
  • Project management: Meets deadlines, knows how to manage and balance multiple tasks and projects, work plans and communicates about progress effectively.
  • Team-player: Keeps what’s best for the whole in mind and action. Balances individual needs with bigger picture. Flexible and open to shifting priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a timely manner in a remote work environment via phone and email

Our ideal candidate would have…

  • Experience working with or organizing high net wealth individuals
  • A basic understanding of class, classism, and your own class identity
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic and racial justice
  • Belief in the importance of organizing young people with wealth to become leaders in movements for justice

Location: Location is flexible.

Compensation: This is a 80% time (30 hours a week/four days a week) part-time position with benefits. The full time equivalent starting salary for this position is $51,000 – $54,000 depending on experience which is $40,800 – $43,200 at 80% time. Depending on organizational need there will be potential to increase this to a full-time role over time. Benefits include 90% employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance, retirement plan and a 3% employer contribution after one year of employment, medical and transit flexible spending account, and prorated annual amounts of vacation (12 days), personal (4 days) and sick time (12 days).

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter as one single PDF file and email it to jobs@resourcegeneration.org by Sunday, July 29, 2018 with High Net Wealth Organizer in the subject line. RG organizes young people with wealth and the RG staff is currently a cross-class and multi-racial team. We especially encourage people of color and people from poor and working-class backgrounds to apply.

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WESTERN CHAPTER ORGANIZER

Resource Generation is recruiting for a full-time Western Organizer who will organize our Seattle, Bay Area, Portland, Los Angeles, and Denver chapters. This role will report to the Chapter Organizing Director.

The ideal candidate is a passionate community organizer who excels at building relationships with member leaders, is deeply committed to economic and racial justice, is passionate about transformative fundraising, and who can excellently manage multiple projects and timelines. This candidate will generate excitement and commitment from our base to move resources to social justice movements and participate in campaigns for change.

The success of a chapter organizer is measured by the strength of our chapters. A strong chapter has a cohesive leadership team, takes action and makes external impact, and recruits, retains, and develops new members with a particular focus on building our base of young people of color with wealth, anti-racist and anti-classist leadership development with our multiracial base, and building our base of young people with family foundations and who are high net wealth.

Job Responsibilities

  • Building strong chapters and member leaders aligned with national goals – 75%
    • Organize 5 regionally based chapters to set annual goals, have a cohesive leadership team, take action and make external impact, and recruit, retain, and develop new members with a particular focus on young people of color with wealth , family philanthropy and high net wealth.
    • Builds power in their chapters and region, in relationship with poor and working class-led organizations, that can be leveraged toward collective wins. In particular, build capacity in chapters to participate in our national campaign.
    • Integrate resource mobilization into chapter work and goals, making sure our organizing is moving more money into movements and supporting our national priorities around resource mobilization. Support the relationship between chapters and local social justice fund organizations.
    • Integrate fundraising into day to day organizing, making effective member asks and recruiting members to do the same.
    • Support the development of members’ leadership through one-on-one coaching, group meetings, chapter visits and skills trainings. Effective member leadership development results in building local chapter organizers who can do the day to day work of the chapter (recruit new members, build power, take collective action, fundraise) without intensive supervision from the staff organizer.   
  • Support national organizing priorities (work that organizers need to do that is not based in their chapters)  – 15%
    • Is responsible for elements of program planning and outreach for our National Retreats – including Making Money Make Change, and Transforming Family Philanthropy.
    • Responsible for meeting individual fundraising goal. Manage individual major donor portfolio and consistently prospect for new major donors, pushing members to give more boldly to movements through increasing their giving to RG.
    • Responsible for owning the accuracy and regular input of data for assigned chapters and donors, as well as core administrative functions such as uploading and tagging receipts for travel expenses.
  • Support chapter or national organizing special projects as needed – 10%
    • As needed, provide support with assigned special projects that serve RG’s larger organizing goals.
      • For example, joining a working group of our National Member Council to assist with their project on developing a lens around investing in RG

Core qualifications and required skills

  • At least 2+ years of experience (paid or unpaid) in community organizing. Has demonstrated experience with engaging and mobilizing a base, and developing leaders.
    • Relationship-building skills with a wide range of people. Excited to talk to people, to do outreach, to organize!
    • Results-oriented: someone who gets it done, who is persistent, creative, and solutions-oriented no matter what the obstacles are
  • Project management: Meets deadlines, knows how to manage and balance multiple tasks and projects, work plans and communicates about progress effectively.
  • Team-player: Keeps what’s best for the whole in mind and action. Balances individual needs with bigger picture. Flexible and open to shifting priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a timely manner in a remote work environment via phone and email

Our ideal candidate would have…

  • A basic understanding of class, classism, and your own class identity
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic and racial justice
  • Belief in the importance of organizing young people with wealth to become leaders in movements for justice
  • Familiarity with organizing in the West and existing relationships with local and regional grassroots organizations

Location: The candidate must be based in one of the Western chapter cities: Seattle, Bay Area, Portland, Los Angeles, or Denver. Frequent travel required.

Compensation: This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $51,000 – $54,000 depending on experience. Benefits include 90% employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan and an employer contribution after one year of employment, medical and transit flexible spending account, and annual paid leave including vacation (15 days), sick leave (15 days), and personal leave (5 days).

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter as one single PDF file and e-mail it to jobs@resourcegeneration.org by Sunday, July 15, 2018 with Western Chapter Organizer in the subject line. RG organizes young people with wealth and the RG staff is currently a cross-class and multi-racial team. We especially encourage people of color and people from poor and working-class backgrounds to apply.

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SOUTHERN CHAPTER ORGANIZER

Resource Generation is recruiting for a full-time Southern Organizer who will organize our chapters in the Triangle Area of NC (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) and our New Orleans chapter. The Southern organizer will also lead on starting new chapters, and potential new chapters include Atlanta, Asheville, and Austin. This will be the first time Resource Generation will have a full-time Southern organizer and we are eager to be building in this critical region. This role will report to the Chapter Organizing Director.

The ideal candidate is a passionate community organizer who excels at building relationships with member leaders, is deeply committed to economic and racial justice, is passionate about transformative fundraising, and who can excellently manage multiple projects and timelines. This candidate will generate excitement and commitment from our base to move resources to social justice movements and participate in campaigns for change.

The success of a chapter organizer is measured by the strength of our chapters. A strong chapter has a cohesive leadership team, takes action and makes external impact, and recruits, retains, and develops new members with a particular focus on building our base of young people of color with wealth, anti-racist and anti-classist leadership development with our multiracial base, and building our base of young people with family foundations and who are high net wealth.

Job Responsibilities

  • Building strong chapters and member leaders aligned with national goals – 75%
    • Organize 2 regionally based chapters (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and New Orleans) to set annual goals, have a cohesive leadership team, take action and make external impact, and recruit, retain, and develop new members with a particular focus on young people of color with wealth, family philanthropy and high net wealth.
    • Build a base in 2-3 new chapter areas, develop leaders, and support them to meet our chapter criteria.
    • Build power in their chapters and region, in relationship with poor and working class-led organizations, that can be leveraged toward collective wins. In particular, build capacity in chapters to participate in our national campaign.
    • Integrate resource mobilization into chapter work and goals, making sure our organizing is moving more money into movements and supporting our national priorities around resource mobilization. Support the relationship between chapters and local social justice fund organizations.
    • Integrate fundraising into day to day organizing, making effective member asks and recruiting members to do the same.
    • Support the development of members’ leadership through one-on-one coaching, group meetings, chapter visits and skills trainings. Effective member leadership development results in building local chapter organizers who can do the day to day work of the chapter (recruit new members, build power, take collective action, fundraise) without intensive supervision from the staff organizer.   
  • Support national organizing priorities (work that organizers need to do that is not based in their chapters)  – 15%
    • Is responsible for elements of program planning and outreach for our National Retreats – including Making Money Make Change, and Transforming Family Philanthropy.
    • Responsible for meeting individual fundraising goal. Manage individual major donor portfolio and consistently prospect for new major donors, pushing members to give more boldly to movements through increasing their giving to RG.
    • Responsible for owning the accuracy and regular input of data for assigned chapters and donors, as well as core administrative functions such as uploading and tagging receipts for travel expenses.
  • Support chapter or national organizing special projects as needed – 10
    • As needed, provide support with assigned special projects that serve RG’s larger organizing goals.
      • For example, joining a working group of our National Member Council to assist with their project on developing a lens around investing in RG

Core qualifications and required skills

  • At least 2+ years of experience (paid or unpaid) in community organizing. Has demonstrated experience with engaging and mobilizing a base, and developing leaders.
    • Relationship-building skills with a wide range of people. Excited to talk to people, to do outreach, to organize!
    • Results-oriented: someone who gets it done, who is persistent, creative, and solutions-oriented no matter what the obstacles are
  • Project management: Meets deadlines, knows how to manage and balance multiple tasks and projects, work plans and communicates about progress effectively.
  • Team-player: Keeps what’s best for the whole in mind and action. Balances individual needs with bigger picture. Flexible and open to shifting priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a timely manner in a remote work environment via phone and email

Our ideal candidate would have…

  • A basic understanding of class, classism, and your own class identity
  • Demonstrated commitment to economic and racial justice
  • Belief in the importance of organizing young people with wealth to become leaders in movements for justice
  • Familiarity with organizing in the South and existing relationships with local and regional grassroots organizations

Location: The candidate must be based in the South. Frequent travel required.

Compensation: This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $51,000 – $54,000 depending on experience. Benefits include 90% employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan and an employer contribution after one year of employment, medical and transit flexible spending account, and annual paid leave including vacation (15 days), sick leave (15 days), and personal leave (5 days).

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter as one single PDF file and e-mail it to jobs@resourcegeneration.org by Sunday, July 15, 2018 with Southern Chapter Organizer in the subject line. RG organizes young people with wealth and the RG staff is currently a cross-class and multi-racial team. We especially encourage people of color and people from poor and working-class backgrounds to apply.

NYCEDC Seeks Vice President, Director of Funding Agreements

*To be considered for this role, please submit a cover letter along with your application.

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

The Funding Agreements Department is dedicated to helping nonprofits plan and implement facility expansion and renovation projects or equipment purchases, especially when nonprofits are recipients of discretionary capital allocation by an elected official. We do this by providing capacity building workshops and resources, managing funding grant agreements, and acting as the outward-facing representatives of the City and advocates of nonprofits.A secondary function is providing advice and assistance to NYCEDC departments that are contemplating use of City capital and expense funds as part of public-private partnerships for things such as RFPs, development deals, and certain consultant projects.

Your Role: The Funding Agreements (FA) Director is responsible for the department’s accurate and efficient implementation of FA projects and amendments. The Director represents NYCEDC in policy discussions with multiple City agencies regarding FA matters, establishes EDC FA policy, and develops and runs capacity building training for nonprofit grant recipients. The VP will advise and collaborate with NYCEDC staff in the conceptualization and negotiation phases of real estate, procurements, development, external grants and financing transactions. The VP must report directly to executive staff on these or other projects of sensitive or priority nature. Similarly, the VP must directly liaise with other senior officials throughout the City, sometimes including elected officials, in the execution of projects or policy matters. The VP will also directly manage a portfolio of funding agreements, typically priority or sensitive projects connected to NYCEDC or City-wide initiatives.

The position directly supervises a team of six (6) staff, and reports to the Senior Vice President of the Budget Department, within NYCEDC’s Finance Division. It is critical for the person holding this position to have sound judgement and decision making abilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, coach, develop FA staff; oversee staff implementation of funding agreements
  • Manage project portfolio, including vetting and advising on real estate and development projects
  • Consult internally and externally on FA policy matters. Converse with elected officials and their staff on projects and related matters
  • Department management duties, including: annual reporting requirements; setting and administering budgets; creation and maintenance of records and systems; project specific internal timekeeping etc.
  • Presentation of projects for approval by NYCEDC’s Executive Committee
  • Manage RFP and roll out of capacity building offerings. Liaise with other City staff in the support of nonprofit clients
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in project management and financial analysis, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
  • Strong leadership skills, including 1-3 years of experience directly managing a team.
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Experience with New York City capital funding, complex financial structures, non-profits, and grant management
  • Have a pro-active, collaborative, and strategic mindset
  • Experience with the following disciplines: finance, real estate, document negotiation, presentation, management, and project management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Superior communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, especially with innovative and creative solutions
  • Strong quantitative skills and comfort reading financial models and pro-formas.
  • Ability to understand big picture concepts and be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task and respond quickly to requests for information.
  • Comfort interfacing with senior officials and management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • New York City residency is required within 180 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience in property management finance or real estate finance is a plus.
  • Some knowledge of City’s budgeting processes is a plus.

About NYCEDC

New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate job growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities. Additional information on NYCEDC can be found by visiting http://www.nycedc.com/.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. Like the city of New York, NYCEDC knows our strength comes from each of our connected parts, making the fabric of our organization better and stronger because of our unique employees’ talents. NYCEDC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive workforce where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world!

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NYCEDC offers excellent benefits, including company-paid 401 (a) pension plan, 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, and discounted gym memberships and movie tickets.

Apply Here

Allied – Change to Win Seeks Strategic Research Analyst (NYC)

Change to Win is seeking a Strategic Research Analyst in New York City to support campaigns that challenge the power and conduct of America’s largest corporations.

Strategic Research Analysts conduct research and develop tactics and strategy for comprehensive corporate reform campaigns, partnering with CtW and affiliate field, research, legal, and communications staff to execute campaign tactics.

Change to Win is a dynamic coalition of North America’s most progressive labor unions and a leading force for social, racial and economic justice in our country today. We engage in campaigns that confront corporations to make them take responsibility for business practices that harm workers and consumers in the U.S. and globally.

Strategic Research Analysts use a variety of skills to develop and implement campaigns.

The overall work consists of performing in-depth research and collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to build and execute tactical campaign strategy. Strategic Research Analysts must be able to work well both independently and within a team. A driver’s license and travel is required.

Job Qualifications

  • BA degree or higher
  • Strong quantitative and analytic research skills
  • Experience conducting financial and corporate research
  • Familiarity with database software-Excellent writing ability
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Excellent people skills
  • Strong commitment to progressive social change
  • Must be a team player
  • Experience with union, political or community organizing a plus
  • Spanish and/or other non-English language skills a plus

Compensation: $50k-$65k (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits

Application Requirements:

A resume, cover letter and writing sample are required for all applications . Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.

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Change to Win is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CtW does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Women and people of color are strongly urged to apply.

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Landmark East Harlem Seeks Historic Preservation Intern (NYC)

Landmark East Harlem (LEH) is seeking an intern to support its efforts to preserve and protect the historic, cultural, and architectural character of the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

The paid internship would begin immediately run through fall semester of 2018, with a possibility to extend through spring semester of 2019.

LEH, formed in 2015, is a collaborative effort among Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation, CIVITAS, East Harlem Preservation, the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, and other stakeholders from East Harlem. Members of LEH have been involved in the development of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan and have helped to raise awareness of historic preservation as a key component of a comprehensive neighborhood plan.

Since LEH formed, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has designated four new individual landmarks in East Harlem and has calendared another building for a public hearing in 2018. LEH will be heavily involved in advocating for the designation of new individual landmarks and historic districts during the internship period. The intern will assist with property research, preparation of testimony for LPC hearings, photographing of buildings, and education/outreach efforts.

In addition to its work at the local level, LEH has commissioned a study for a potential State/National Register-listed East Harlem Historic District. Based on this study, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has determined the district to be eligible for listing. In the first six months of 2018, LEH has begun a community education and outreach process to inform property owners about the benefits of listing on the State and National Registers, engage property owners in conversation around concerns and questions, and build consensus among community stakeholders about proceeding with the listing process. This requires creative and enthusiastic community engagement via both mail and digital outreach, public meetings, and interfacing with community leaders and local officials. The intern will coordinate with SHPO and work alongside LEH members to meet these goals, but will be largely self-directed.

Responsibilities will include:

● Developing a comprehensive list of property owners within the proposed district

● Creating outreach materials for educating and engaging homeowners about the proposed district

● Conducting research to support the creation of the district

● Assisting with the planning and execution of public meetings about the proposed district

● Supporting Landmark East Harlem with various communications and engagement via the LEH website and social media platforms

● The candidate should also have experience with using digital platforms (website, e-newsletters, and social media) for public outreach. A graduate student pursuing a degree in historic preservation, urban planning, community development, or a related field is preferred. Fluency in Spanish is also helpful, but not required.

● This internship is paid and will begin in summer 2018. The intern will work 10-15 hours a week, but scheduling is flexible. The intern will be based at Ascendant Neighborhood Development’s office in East Harlem but will work on behalf of LEH and report to the leadership of the group.

E-mail a letter of interest, resume, and brief writing sample to:

cirilloc@ascendant.nyc
Christopher Cirillo, Executive Director/President
Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation
421 East 116th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10029