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Positions with New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee (Albany, New York)

The Ways and Means Committee of the New York State Assembly is responsible for all proposed legislation dealing with state revenues and disbursements and with state and local finance. This committee is served by a full-time professional staff which consists mainly of budget and fiscal/economic analysts. These analysts should possess both strong writing and research skills. Entry-level positions in this Committee are:

Legislative Fiscal Analyst/Economist– Assists in the provision of technical information and policy analysis on assigned bill areas; assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of econometric and statistical models to forecast State revenues.

Legislative Budget Analyst – Analyzes and assists in the preparation of recommendations concerning the Governor’s proposed budget; assists in the negotiation of budget bill copy and memoranda for consideration; and orally presents bills at Committee meetings and answers questions posed by Members regarding proposed legislation.

In most cases, MPA, MA or MS degrees preferred. Some positions are available at Bachelor’s degree level.

Please send a cover letter and resumé to Marea Wright: wrightm@assembly.state.ny.us

Pratt Center for Community Development Seeks Program Director for Made in NYC

Made In NYC (MINYC), an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development, was created to support a vibrant manufacturing sector in New York City. Local manufacturing creates employment opportunities for New York’s extraordinarily diverse workforce and gives the city much of its character and soul. Launched in 2001, MINYC assists manufacturing businesses in growing their companies, encourages New Yorkers to buy locally made products, and provides sourcing assistance for designers and manufacturers to purchase goods and fabricate designs locally. Close to 1,300 companies are listed on the MINYC website. MINYC’s recent achievements include:

• A new website launched in 2013 that features detailed profiles of member businesses as well as
information of interest to manufacturers and their advocates (see madeinnyc.org);
• Brand and logo redesign in 2013 that is widely used by members on products and websites;
• Growing membership currently comprising over 1300 manufacturers that represent all major industrial
and manufacturing sectors in NYC;
• Successful events with high-profile partners to raise awareness and support for local manufacturing, including website launch event with fashion designer Nanette Lepore and Factory Friday tours with Open House NY;
• Sourcing requests and successful matches that have driven sales to manufacturers;
• The development of an advisory board of manufacturers that have invested resources and time in program development;
• News blasts and other outreach featuring data and information about manufacturing businesses and trends.

With the generous support of the New York City Council, Pratt Center intends to dramatically increase awareness of manufacturing in NYC over the next several years. This will be accomplished through development of the MINYC brand, website, and related programmatic initiatives and educational activities, and by assisting companies in improving their marketing and capacity for growth.

Employment Opportunity
The Program Director (PD) now sought by Pratt Center will be responsible for the development and implementation of projects, events and activities that push MINYC towards these goals. Working collaboratively with a core group of Pratt Center senior staff (Director, Deputy Director, Development Director and Senior
Planner) as well as resources which might be available through Pratt Institute, the PD will pursue several directives pre-set by Pratt’s leadership team:

• Develop and implement MINYC’s Branding and Marketing approach in order to greatly expand public awareness of the brand, grow the number of members, and dramatically increase website visits among consumers and businesses;
• Expand the sourcing assistance, marketing and other services offered to MINYC members to enhance NYC manufacturing businesses and help them promote themselves, increase sales, and grow;
• Establish a framework for evaluating outcomes of these initiatives, including specific equity-related impacts;
• Develop a business plan for the growth of MINYC over the next 3 years, including exploration of a fee structure to generate revenue for the program.

The PD will be responsible for the planning and delivery of all MINYC activities, including marketing and communications activities, service provision, website maintenance and updates, growing the membership, and overseeing consultants who will develop marketing and business plans. The PD will coordinate MINYC’s efforts with other areas of Pratt Center’s programs, communications, fundraising, and program development.
This is a full time staff position, and while city funded initiatives are always contingent on approval of a Council appropriation each year, we expect successful completion of the scope of services will lead to renewal. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Responsibilities:

• Strategic development of marketing and business plans for MINYC, including oversight of consultants, and implementation of a work plan to achieve goals;
• Plan and oversee the implementation of MINYC’s public relations and communications efforts;
• Oversee service delivery to MINYC members such as sourcing assistance, marketing design extension services (potentially with Pratt Institute faculty and students), and other services to be determined;
• Plan, develop and initiate marketing and promotional activities such as factory tours and other events;
• Collaborate with the Development Director and other staff in fundraising efforts for MINYC’s activities;
• Oversee day-to-day operations of the MINYC website, including news postings, updating member profiles, improving visuals, etc.
• Collaborate with Pratt Center staff on data analysis of MINYC members, research and analysis of manufacturing sectors and trends, and other efforts that support Pratt Center’s economic
development policy agenda;
• Work strategically with a diverse range of partners, especially business owners and workers, philanthropic foundations, elected officials, public agencies, trade associations, interested civic
organizations, and particularly with Local Development Corporations that manage Industrial Business Zones;
• Supervise a full time MINYC Program Associate (to be hired), Graduate Fellows and Interns;
• Work with faculty and staff of Pratt Institute in departments that have relevant courses such as graphic communications, packaging, video production, etc.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:
We seek a highly organized, media savvy, entrepreneurial self-starter with excellent people skills and an academic or professional background that is related to communications, marketing, public relations, and/or urban planning, economic development or urban manufacturing. The ideal candidate will have:

• Four + years of experience and demonstrated expertise in more than one of the disciplines relevant to MINYC’s goals and objectives: business strategy; entrepreneurship; marketing and communications; organizational development; public relations and media management; small business development; urban planning; and workforce/economic development, in positions of progressively increasing responsibility;
• Strong marketing and media relations interest, experience and skills;
• Community, political, and/or media organizing experience;
• The ability to work strategically, in both leadership and supportive roles, with a diverse range of partners;
• Excellent writing and public presentation skills;
• Experience with design and management of websites / digital platforms;
• Facility with relevant computer and social media applications;
• Event planning, fundraising, and personnel management experience;
• An outstanding work ethic, a collaborative spirit, and a good sense of humor.

Education Requirements:
Master’s degree in business administration, communications, marketing, public policy, urban planning, or another related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field plus five years of professional experience.

To Apply:
Applicants are to email a cover letter, resume, and sample of original work (writing or graphic design sample; media campaign sample; or other relevant original work) to info@prattcenter.net. Please put “MINYC Program Director” in the Subject of your email. (Note that applicants may be asked later to visit the Pratt Institute website to fill out a brief application.)

Applicants are to include an answer to the following question in their cover letter:
What social marketing or cause marketing campaign have you found to be particularly compelling and effective, and why? How might MINYC fit into or not fit into the cause marketing framework? Please note that incomplete submissions (i.e., without a cover letter, resume, work sample, or answer to the above question) will not be considered.

This position will remain open until filled.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Worker’s Justice Project Hiring Lead Organizer

See original posting here.

Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote justice and opportunity for low-wage immigrant workers in New York City by pushing for systematic enforcement and expansion of workplace protections, including labor and occupational health and safety standards; advocating for industry-specific efforts to improve working conditions; and educating immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights. WJP’s strategic plan guides our programmatic focus on: (1) organizing immigrant day laborers; (2) developing a worker’s center for day laborers and domestic workers; and (3) leading campaigns that advance immigrant workers’ rights.

Job Overview

The Lead Organizer will coordinate the activities of the Bay Parkway Community Job Center to advance economic and workplace justice for day laborers and immigrant construction workers in South Brooklyn (Bensonhurst). The main areas of focus will be coordinating the job placement program, building a stronger and larger membership base and supporting and organizing leadership development efforts for Center members. This position is based in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

The Lead Organizer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Developing and coordinating job placements, including creating a marketing plan to promote the Center and its members
  2. Managing the day-to-day operations of the center
  3. Building and strengthening relationships with homeowners, contractors, workers, unions, and other local organizations in the neighborhood
  4. Coordinating and organizing various on-site activities such as health and safety trainings, the Wage Theft Clinic, leadership trainings, and other initiatives such as press conferences, fundraising or cultural events
  5. Preparing weekly and monthly statistical reports in a timely manner
  6. Supporting membership growth and workers’ rights organizing
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Project Director

Skills and Qualifications

  1. Workforce development experience
  2. Experience in the field of construction
  3. Knowledge of and commitment to immigrant rights and social justice
  4. Ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings
  5. Bilingual in written and spoken Spanish and English
  6. Workshop, training, or popular education experience
  7. Meeting facilitation experience
  8. Knowledge of computer operations including Mac, Windows, Word, Excel, etc.
  9. Driver’s License and Car preferred
  10. Ability to work well with diverse groups of people
  11. Ability to prioritize and multitask, and work well under pressure
  12. Patience and courtesy
  13. Love of teamwork and a good team player

Compensation: Competetive salary and full benefits package

To apply, please send a resume with references and cover letter with your name, address, and telephone number to Worker’s Justice Project’s email info@workersjustice.org

Deadline: September 18th, 2015

National Field Organizer

U.S. Climate Plan is hiring for a 6-month full-time National Field Organizer, with possibility of longer-term employment.

The National Field Organizer will help build power for the youth climate justice movement by supporting a grassroots constituency of young people who understand that tackling the global climate crisis will require bold government action from the United States. This will primarily be through organizing related to U.S. Climate Plan’s Future Power initiative to transform the millennial generation’s passive support for climate action to active support for policy changes that match the scale of the challenge. We aim to support state-level campaigns for ambitious climate action, help build statewide and national networks of youth climate activists, leverage crucial political opportunities in the coming years, elevate climate change to a priority issue in key states, shift the public narrative around climate and energy, and build pressure for national action.

Duties:

  • Support student and youth climate activists around the country with organizing and training through our Future Power initiative
  • Empower millennial climate activists to create uncompromised visions of the energy systems and communities they want to see
  • Train leaders in social movement theory, campaign strategy, action planning, anti-oppression, non-violent direct action, coalition building, promotion, recruitment, and more
  • Identify and develop youth leadership
  • Support local, state, and national network infrastructure
  • Help build national, state, community, and campus power for the youth climate movement
  • Cultivate relationships with public officials at the local, state, and national level
  • Represent U.S. Climate Plan to the public and in the media

Requirements:

  • Passionate about working for solutions to the climate challenge
  • Experience running grassroots community organizing or political campaigns
  • Events and action planning
  • Ability to plan and facilitate trainings; experience as a facilitator and trainer
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop trusting, productive relationships with staff, partners, and activists
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals
  • Willingness to work more than 40 hours per week and unconventional hours
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Provide your own laptop and cell phone

Desired (but not required) skills and experiences:

  • Experience with direct action organizing
  • Experience with student organizing on college campuses
  • Training development and delivery
  • Digital organizing, social media, and online to offline organizing
  • Grassroots fundraising and grantwriting

Position type: Full-time, salary

Start date: ASAP (negotiable)

Compensation: $2,500/month

Location: Flexible. (Washington, DC preferred)

Application instructions: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and contact info for 2 organizing references to info@usclimateplan.org with “National Field Organizer” in the subject line.

About U.S. Climate Plan:

U.S. Climate Plan was formed in June of 2013 in response to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to build support and draw attention to the need for comprehensive energy policy solutions grounded in scientific demands — not politics. We are working to build a movement of people who understand that tackling the global climate crisis requires bold federal action from the United States. We seek to activate the people who share our vision for a just and beautiful world in order to shift the public narrative in our country and create the political will necessary to secure ambitious, comprehensive, and just national climate legislation and policy.

U.S. Climate Plan is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people of color, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ, and members of other marginalized groups to apply.

Research Data Analyst (UC Berkeley Labor Center)

The Center for Labor Research and Education [Labor Center] is a public service and outreach program of the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Founded in 1964, the Labor Center conducts research and education on issues related to labor and employment. The Labor Center’s curricula and leadership training’s serve to educate a diverse new generation of labor leaders. The Labor Center carries out research on topics such as job quality and workforc e develo pment issues, and we work with unions, government, and employers to develop innovative policy perspectives and programs. We also provide an important source of research and information on unions and the changing work force for students, scholars, policymakers and the public.

This position will involve gathering, analyzing, and interpreting a wide variety or research data, which may include selecting data samples, preparing questionnaires, and analyzing collected information according to established statistical methods. Prepares reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids.

Responsibilities 

  • Plans studies, including the design of survey instruments and determining the sampling and reporting procedures.
  • Cleans and prepares data sets, primarily from government sources, for analysis, using Stata.
  • Collaborates on the design, documentation, testing and implementation of research studies.
  • Gathers and analyzes research data; prepares and summarizes information and/or recommendations.
  • May be involved in researching, evaluating and selecting new data reporting products.
    Drafts and edi ts reports and/or analyses.
  • Researches and summarizes academic and applied research.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Two-years of work experience conducting policy research.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills and experience in data/statistical analysis, including analyzing large government datasets.
  • Strong Stata programming skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and manage projects with minimal supervision.
  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and written.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work well with university faculty, staff and students as well as labor leaders and rank and file workers.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in public po licy, economics, sociology, or related discipline.
  • Coursework and/or applied research experience in industrial relations, labor economics, and/or labor market analysis.

Salary & Benefits 

Full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: 

Please submit applications via this portal:
https://hrw-vip-prod.is.berkeley.edu/psc/JOBSPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=20376&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Equal Employment Opportunity 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applic ants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.