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NYS AFL-CIO Hiring Temporary Field Representative (Utica, NY)

TEMPORARY FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
REGION 6 UTICA OFFICE
(SERVICES REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY)

It is anticipated that services for this position are expected to last until April 2016.

Position Summary:

The Field Representative monitors and enforces the contract, linking members, division leaders, and stewards, and PEF departments. He/she will resolve members’ problems using the contract, state and federal laws, and union organizing principles, and will prepare and present improper practice cases before PERB. He/she conducts training for stewards
and union activists.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have experience in collective bargaining as the lead negotiator or chair of the negotiating team. As well as background in grievance processing, arbitration proceedings, labor relations, knowledge of Civil Service Law, and of State operations. Must have excellent communications skills and be highly organized. College degree in labor relations or related field is preferred.

Minimum Salary:

$56, 633, with a monthly transportation allowance of $530/month and excellent employer paid benefits. This position is
covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Services required immediately.

Send letter of application and resume to:

Office of Human Resources
NYS Public Employees Federation
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
PO Box 12414
Albany, NY 12212-2414

Or email: HR@PEF.org

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

NYS AFL-CIO Hiring Field Representative (Binghamton, NY)

FIELD REPRESENTATIVE REGION 5

BINGHAMTON OFFICE

Position Summary:

The Field Representative monitors and enforces the contract, linking members, division leaders, and stewards, and PEF departments. He/she will resolve members’ problems using the contract, state and federal laws, and union organizing principles, and will prepare and present improper practice cases before PERB. He/she conducts training for stewards and union activists.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have experience in grievance processing, arbitration proceedings, labor relations, knowledge of Civil Service Law, and of State operations. Must have excellent communications skills and be highly organized. College degree in labor relations or related field is preferred.

Minimum Salary:

$56, 633, with a monthly transportation allowance of $530/month and excellent employer paid benefits. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Services required immediately.

Send letter of application and resume to:

Office of Human Resources
NYS Public Employees Federation
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
PO Box 12414 Albany, NY 12212-2414

Or email: HR@PEF.org

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) Seeks Senior Policy Analyst – Workforce Development

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) is an anti-poverty, policy and advocacy organization whose mission is to promote the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable by advocating for just public policies and strengthening human service organizations. FPWA has a membership network of nearly 200 human service organizations and churches that operate over 1,200 programs throughout the New York City metro area. Together we serve over 1.5 million low-income New Yorkers of all ages, ethnicities and denominations each year.

POSITION SCOPE:

The Senior Policy Analyst is responsible for policy formulation, direction, and implementation of campaigns focused on promoting workforce development policies that improve the social and economic well-being of low income New Yorkers. FPWA recently completed our strategic plan and has the vision to be a driving force behind unparalleled upward mobility for New York’s most vulnerable. The Analyst is a critical position to achieving this vision, and we are looking for a dynamic and strategic new team member who has the broad skills and passion needed to implement large-scale change.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Policy Advocacy (90%)

  • Assume primary responsibility for the policy formulation, direction and implementation of advocacy campaigns designed to impact low-income New Yorkers, specifically in the area of workforce development. This includes taking a leadership position on two existing campaigns, the first focused on the development and strengthening of worker cooperative businesses and the second focused on increasing supports for day laborers.
  • Collaborate with member agencies, allies, coalition groups, and across FPWA departments to promote and advance policy campaigns through the implementation of effective advocacy and engagement strategies.
  • Identify new and emerging policy priorities that impact vulnerable and low-income populations, are of interest to our member agencies, and provide opportunities for FPWA leadership.
  • Conduct timely analysis and maintain on-going monitoring of relevant proposed and enacted legislation and regulations on the city, state and federal levels.
  • Produce high-quality policy documents (e.g., policy statements, articles, testimony, memos of support or opposition, etc.) that are well researched, strategic and well written.
  • Develop and maximize strong and effective relationships with key legislators and staff.

Administration (10%)

  • Assist with fund development, including drafting proposals, writing reports, and supporting fundraising activities.
  • Perform administrative duties as required by the issue areas and by the PAR Unit (e.g. setting up for meetings and events, ordering of photocopy jobs, phone calls, etc.).
  • Serve on internal committees representing FPWA.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. Work on related FPWA efforts as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Policy Advocacy – demonstrated advocacy skills and experience; proven success with coordinating advocacy campaigns; knowledge of policy issues in the area of workforce development; firm understanding of city, state and federal legislative processes; proactive in prioritizing and selecting among numerous issues worthy of advocacy and the ability to assess and justify the continuation or discontinuation of certain initiatives and activities.
  • Nonprofit Experience – track record in the nonprofit sector; experience with working in, or coordinating, coalitions; demonstrated experience with not-for-profit contracting policies and issues; knowledge of the social welfare fields in New York, including public and voluntary agencies and churches; positive relationships with decision makers, nonprofit leaders and faith-based organizations.
  • Project Management – proven leadership skills as evidenced by program and/or project management, ability to facilitate teamwork; ability to think strategically and anticipate future consequences and trends; capacity to incorporate changes into program plan.
  • Action Oriented- enjoyment of working hard and looking for challenges; ability to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; a high degree of independence, flexibility, initiative, commitment and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Communication Ability – excellent writing, analytical, research and speaking skills; ability to work as part of a team; experience facilitating meetings and workshops; ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders; ability to develop effective partnerships; demonstrated media skills and experience preferred.
  • Results Orientation – proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; experience and demonstrated success in setting goals and objectives, managing to outcomes, and developing and using data to inform continuous improvement and decision making.
  • Solid Educational Background – Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in policy, social work, public administration, law, divinity or related field preferred. Proficient computer skills (e.g. Word, Publisher, Access, Excel, etc.). Strong commitment to social justice and understanding of the needs of low-income communities in New York.

TO APPLY:

Send PDF cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@fpwa.org. No phone calls or other inquiries please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies is committed to employing people who reflect the diversity of our member agencies and the communities and people they serve. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

New Economy Coalition Hiring Development Director (Boston, MA)

The New Economy Coalition is hiring an experienced, dedicated Development Director to oversee development operations and fundraising for our annual budget of over $1 million.

Location: Boston, MA
Start Date: December 2015
Salary: $50-60k, commensurate with experience

The Development Director oversees all fundraising and revenue-generating activities for the organization. Along with the Executive Director and Board, this position is responsible for meeting NEC’s annual budget needs and ensuring successful fundraising. With the Executive Director and other director-level staff, the Development Director is a member of the Staff Leadership Team which oversees management of the organization.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample by November 16th: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2409024/Apply-For-Position-Development-Di…

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead fundraising efforts to support NEC’s work.

  • Build relationships with current funders.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects and new donors
  • Solicit funds from foundations and individuals.
  • Ensure ongoing cultivation and stewardship of funders at all levels.
  • Regularly engage members of the Board of Directors in fundraising efforts.
  • Partner with the Executive Director to cultivate, solicit, and steward existing donors and engage all staff in development and fundraising activity.
  • Organize development parties and events.
  • Identify and solicit sponsorships for major conferences and events.
  • Lead research and prospecting to identify new potential funders.
  • Explore and develop new potential funding sources for NEC.

Content creation

  • Oversee writing and timely submission of letters of inquiry, funding proposals, and grant reports.
  • Oversee effective development-related email and mail outreach to supporters.
  • Maintain NEC’s online giving page and Action Network donation page.
  • Lead creation of compelling development-related copy, including grants, reports, letters, emails, Annual Report, and other materials.

Administration

  • Develop and maintain effective systems for tracking donors, prospects, and other organizational contacts, including the Salesforce database.
  • Ensure timely processing, recording, and acknowledgment of donations.

Management

  • Manage Development Associate and oversee operations and administration of development unit.
  • Participate in organizational leadership as a member of the Staff Leadership Team.
  • Ensure all staff and board understand fundraising and budget needs of the organization as related to programmatic goals and priorities.
  • Participate in other organizational leadership, including committees and task forces, as needed.
  • Work with finance manager to support cash flow and financial management of the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in development or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience fundraising for social justice and climate causes and/or leading a development team.
  • Understanding of and commitment to new economy values, such as racial, economic, and climate justice; cooperative ownership; democratic governance; and systems change.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and grant writing experience. Good organizational skills.
  • Positive attitude. and ability to be flexible and work under pressure. The right applicant will be self-directed and will also love working collaboratively as part of our team of fun, passionate team.

The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Development Associate. This position requires approximately 20% travel, and occasional evenings and weekends.

START DATE

December 2015

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

No requirement

EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Full time (~40hr/wk)

SALARY RANGE (annual, U.S. $)

$50,000-$60,000, commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS

Yes

Center for Family Life Seeks Full-Time Cooperative Platform 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. This year we are partnering with the Robin Hood Foundation in order to conduct a 6-month feasibility study to develop an Online Worker-Focused Online Platform that would connect low-income workers and clients with a convenient booking option.

A successful Cooperative Platform Coordinator would have:

  • Superior project management skills,
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders, such as workforce development actors, worker owners, lawyers, foundations, technology firms
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research,
  • Experience using web based applications and creating content for electronic platforms,
  • 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.
  • Experience conducting market research & testing preferred
  • Superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated experience of written and oral presentation skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the development of a functioning minimum viable product of a worker-focused online platform that connects low-income workers and clients with a convenient booking function.
  • Work with different consultants, worker owners and workers at different sites.
  • Explore options and make recommendations for the platform’s governance structure.
  • Work with consultant to develop a financial model for platform.
  • Develop a strategy for including worker cooperatives and individuals from workforce development programs on the platform.
  • Conduct research on legal requirements to operate an online platform as well as the possibilities for worker benefits.
  • Work with Cooperative Development Program staff to complete tasks.

Geographic Location:

Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York.

Supervision:

The Cooperative Platform Developer will report to the Co-Director of Cooperative Development and the Center for Family Life’s Co-Director. 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:

Excellent writing and communication skills in English. Spanish language skills highly desirable.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or M.A. level in Community Development, Business, Public Administration, Marketing Research or other related field.
  • Business development experience is preferred, in particular conducting feasibilities studies.
  • 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. Spanish skills highly desirable.
  • Experience with media, and communications messaging.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

Full health benefits, vacation and sick leave.

Application Process:

Applicants for the Cooperative Platform 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 Platform 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 strongly urged to apply.

HonestAds.org Seeks Marketing Associate (P/T, NYC)

HonestAds.org is a non-profit focused on educating the public about the deceptive and emotional aspects of political advertising.  We’re currently working on a unique immersive and entertaining exhibit on political advertising at a major museum in Ohio; a book on political nomenclature; an HonestAds-related blog “The Polygraph.”  You’ll be in Soho in a flexible environment open to new ideas that appreciates initiative and resourcefulness.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who can wear a number of hats and can work approx. 20 hours/week.

Required Qualities:

  • Solid social media skills
  • Working understanding of Photoshop
  • Some knowledge of WordPress or other content management system
  • Strong grammar skills

Preferred Qualities:

  • Knowledge of email systems like MailChimp or iContact
  • Graphic design skills
  • Strong writing skills & enjoyment of writing
  • Interest in politics

Job Description

On any given day, you may be:

  • adding copy and imagery to the website;
  • consolidating information and putting together “reports,” or first drafts of posts for our blog “The Polygraph”;
  • helping put together press releases and press lists;
  • posting on facebook, tweeting, and checking out what others are saying on the web;
  • doing secondary research on the web or through libraries;
  • sussing out information for a museum exhibit launching summer 2016;
  • sitting in on related meetings.

Depending on your skill-set, you may also be putting together online ads and other graphic promotional materials.

Start Date

ASAP

Location

The office is in Soho on Spring Street between Greene and Wooster, close to almost all subways. We are quite small & share space with another small non-profit.

Salary

Hourly rate, dependent on skills & experience.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to talk@honestads.org with subject line “Marketing Associate Position”