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South Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation Seeks Executive Director

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We are proud to offer an exciting opportunity to lead an organization that works at the intersection of economic development, workforce development, direct service, and advocacy in three of the most dynamic neighborhoods in New York City. The Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC) was founded in 1978 as a business membership organization to advocate for, and provide technical assistance to, small businesses in the waterfront neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Red Hook and Gowanus. SBIDC continues to manage the city’s largest Industrial Business Zone. In addition, over the past five years, SBIDC has expanded its mission to help neighborhood residents secure and maintain good jobs, often in the same neighborhood businesses we have served for nearly 40 years. The organization has grown substantially in the past 5 years thanks to an entrepreneurial staff and board of directors. We are looking for an executive director to continue to grow the ways in which we help businesses and residents alike in Southwest Brooklyn in financially and organizationally sustainable ways.

Hollaback! Hiring for Multiple Positions

Learn more about these positions here.

PROGRAM EVALUATOR – #100DAYS100DINNERS – CONTRACT POSITION

Hollaback!, The Faith Matters Network, and The Dinner Party are seeking a program evaluator to assess the success of their collaboration –  #100days100dinners – between now and March 2018. #100Days100Dinners aims to do nothing short of repairing the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil civic discourse and engagement.

Starting January 20, 2017, #100days100dinners has been inviting people to convene potluck dinners in big cities, small towns, suburbs, and countrysides to create spaces dedicated to civic literacy and engagement, strengthening our social ties with one another. Hosts are invited to hold conversations in one of two tracks. The first, Be and Belong, is a chance for targeted folks accustomed to the daily stress of work, organizing, protesting, and living with marginalization to sit down and to share a time of rest and refueling. Recognizing that strong, dependable relationships, self-healing, and support for another are critical as we enter a time of more extreme struggle, we wish to offer those most affected by the recent rise in hate crimes — people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, Muslims, immigrants, Latinxs, and people with disabilities — a pause and a refuge. The second, Where Do We Go from Here?, is designed as a chance to sit down with folks of different political beliefs, ideologies, and identities, who wish to understand the stories beneath the stereotypes, and who are willing to grant welcome in exchange for receiving it.

Over the next year, we will facilitate over 750 dinners across the United States, and we are seeking a program evaluator to design a research program that can rigorously examine the gatherings’ impact on participants’:

  • feelings of physical and emotional well-being,
  • mindset and feelings of agency,
  • empathy toward others both within and outside their own communities and identities, and
  • rates of volunteerism & long-term community engagement.

Candidates who are interested in conducting this research as part of a research or academic institution are strongly preferred, and interest in publishing the results is a plus.

This position will be paid by a grant contract, and the funding allocation for research is capped at $5,000 for the duration of the contract. The position will be managed by Hollaback!. Hollaback! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a PDF resume to holla@ihollaback.org (as an attachment) and include the cover letter in the body of the email. The cover letter should underscore your experience conducting research similar to this, and how you might approach evaluating our metrics above.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

PART-TIME PROGRAM COORDINATOR – BYSTANDER INTERVENTION

The Part-time Bystander Intervention Program Coordinator will be intrinsic to the success of Hollaback!’s expansion of our Bystander Intervention Program, and will join a team of five people, including our Executive Director, Deputy Director, Program and Development Officer, Communications and Program Coordinator, and Program and Administrative Assistant in our Brooklyn office.

This role will require someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that combines a strong work ethic, a solutions-driven ethos, a comfort with taking risks, passion for this project, critical attention to detail, and strong communications skills. This person must have some previous experience and an interest in delivering trainings to diverse audiences, developing curriculum for trainers, and bringing a program to scale, and must have a strong intersectional framework and approach to this work.

The position will be paid at an hourly rate of $20-30 at 30 hours per week from early to mid-March until early to mid-September. In September 2017, the position will be up for review and the leadership team will consider an extended contract or a more permanent position.

The job will include the following:

  • Training. Assist our team in delivering a series of in person and webinar-based bystander intervention trainings to diverse audiences. Some travel, evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Program coordination. Assist with the maintenance and coordination of our training calendar and schedule. Coordinate with partner organizations on co-facilitated trainings. Liaise with individuals and groups requesting training.
  • Curriculum and materials development. Assist with the development of a train the trainer curriculum and guide, as well as a general bystander intervention curriculum and guide. Assist with updating and maintaining our existing training materials and decks.
  • Program development and marketing. Assist with planning to expand and grow the program, including the development of marketing and promotional materials.
  • Evaluation. Assist in maintaining evaluations and metrics for trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills-based requirements (you must have at least 80% of the following):

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • 2-3 years of voluntary and professional experience in delivering trainings;
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in program coordination;
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience;
  • 1-2 years of partnership development and outreach experience;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; and
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Docs, etc.

General requirements:

  • Motivation to contribute to a fast-paced environment with aggressive growth plans;
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, results driven, motivated by project coordination and deadlines;
  • Flexibility around job tasks;
  • Quick-thinker who can synthesize a lot of information into take-aways and next steps;
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively;
  • Willingness to problem solve and take on challenges;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; and
  • Genuine passion for ending gender-based harassment and an investment in seeing more women and LGBTQ+ leaders in the world.

Hollaback! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a PDF resume to holla@ihollaback.org (as an attachment) and include the cover letter in the body of the email. The cover letter should include, but is not limited, to answering the following questions:

  1. How does your experience align with the list of skills based requirements?
  2. Tell us about one of the most impactful trainings you delivered.
  3. Talk about a time when you identified something as wrong/broken/unjust in life, at school or at work, and what steps you took to change it.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.

PART-TIME PROGRAM COORDINATOR – #100DAYS100DINNERS

At Hollaback!, our mission is to build safe, inclusive public spaces by transforming the culture that perpetuates discrimination and violence. #100days100dinners, launched in the wake the 2016 election in collaboration with the Faith Matters Network and The Dinner Party, is designed to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil civic discourse. Over the next year, we are inviting people to convene potluck dinners in big cities, small towns, suburbs and countrysides to create replenishing and healing spaces that thicken our relationships with one another, both within our existing communities and across lines of difference.

The Part-time #100Days100Dinners Program Coordinator will be intrinsic to the success of Hollaback!’s newest project and will join a team of six people, including our Executive Director, Deputy Director, Program and Development Officer, Communications and Program Coordinator, Program and Administrative Assistant, and Part Time Program Coordinator for our Bystander Intervention Program in our Brooklyn office.

This role will require someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that combines a strong work ethic, a solutions-driven ethos, a comfort with taking risks, passion for this project, critical attention to detail, and strong communications skills. This person must have some previous experience and an interest in facilitating dialogue across difference, creating healing spaces, cross-team collaboration, project management and communications — including social media, press, and newsletters.

The position will be paid at an hourly rate of $20-30 at 30 hours per week from April until early to mid-September. In September 2017, the position will be up for review and depending on funding, the leadership team may consider an extended contract or a more permanent position.

The job will include the following:

  • Communications management. Develop and oversee a communications plan for this project, which will include securing earned media, engaging partners, and overseeing our project intern in the areas of social media and newsletter development. Plan should build a pipeline of interested hosts and attendees that will lead to 750 dinners over the next year – half of them along Track I, “be and belong” and the other half along track II, “bridging difference.” In addition, the plan will engage 25% of people who attend dinners in continued conversation – either by hosting a dinner of their own, attending a training, or participating in a campaign.
  • Program coordination. Coordinate weekly with partner organizations – The Dinner Party and the Faith Matters Network – and their teams to ensure alignment and good communication across the three organizations. Deepen engagement with existing partner organizations and recruit new partners to assist in the roll-out of our communications plan and the recruitment of dinner hosts.
  • Materials development. Assist with the development of additional resources – including but not limited to triage kits for at-risk communities and guidebooks on how to facilitate hard conversations, hold space for those in trauma, and bridge difference.
  • Evaluation. Work with a researcher to design and implement an evaluation system.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills-based requirements (you must have at least 80% of the following):

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • 1-3 years professional experience in marketing and communications;
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in program coordination;
  • 1-3 years of voluntary and professional experience in nonviolent communications and/or group facilitation;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; and
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Docs, etc.

General requirements:

  • Motivation to contribute to a fast-paced environment with aggressive growth plans;
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, results driven, motivated by project coordination and deadlines;
  • Flexibility around job tasks;
  • Quick-thinker who can synthesize a lot of information into take-aways and next steps;
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively;
  • Willingness to problem solve and take on challenges;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; and
  • Genuine passion for the project.

Hollaback! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a PDF resume to holla@ihollaback.org (as an attachment) and include the cover letter in the body of the email. The cover letter should include, but is not limited, to answering the following questions:

  1. How does your experience align with the tasks set out in the job description?
  2. Tell us about a conversation you’ve had post-election across lines of difference – be it racial difference, political difference, class difference, or other. How did it go? How did it feel?

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Foundation Center Seeks Paid Graduate Student Intern

Foundation Center (www.foundationcenter.org) is an innovative nonprofit that gathers and analyzes data, shares it worldwide, and empowers people to understand and increase philanthropy’s ability to improve the world. Our mission is to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy. We are seeking a resourceful, self-motivated, conscientious, and detail-oriented graduate student intern to provide assistance with its fundraising efforts on a full-time basis during summer 2017 and part-time during the 2017-18 school year. Advancement opportunities may be available for the right candidate upon completion of the internship. The pay for this position is $12 per hour.

This is ideal work experience for someone interested in a career in the nonprofit sector (including the arts, education, environment, and health/human services fields, among many others) and in applying his/her liberal arts skills in a real-world environment. Learning opportunities include:

Using Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Maps, and other tools, the Fundraising Intern will be responsible for gathering and helping to analyze a variety of data related to new and returning Foundation Center funders.

Key duties/projects

 Prepare letters of intent, proposals, acknowledgment letters, and other correspondence;

 Update donor records with current information on deadlines, contact information, key funding interests, and reporting deadlines;

 Conduct research on prospective donors through Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Maps, and other sources;

 Help update internal language repositories;

 Assist with grant reporting as needed;

 Research and identify key trends in the sector that apply to Foundation Center’s work;

 Help the development team track metrics on usage and impact by metro area and state;

 Track requests for proposals and current events relevant to Foundation Center;

 Make calls to funders regarding status of submitted proposals;

 Maintain up-to-date filing systems; and

 Additional tasks on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications

Candidates must be currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from a professional certificate or master’s level program in fundraising, communications, or nonprofit management, or demonstrate prior experience in a nonprofit environment where excellent written and oral communication skills were required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence, the ability to think creatively and learn quickly, strong attention to detail, a high level of competency in using popular office software, ease in interacting with others, and an appreciation for the nonprofit sector. Experience with fundraising software is a plus.

Career exploration

 Exposure to processes and practices of foundation fundraising at an organization with five regional offices nationwide (in Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., in addition to our New York headquarters) and a network of more than 400 active partner sites across the United States and around the world;

 Exposure to current issues and trends in the broader field of philanthropy, including philanthropic activity outside the United States and philanthropy’s role in advancing social justice, sustainability, and diversity;

 Exposure to the processes and systems involved in the day-to-day management of the development department of a large nonprofit organization; and

 Exposure to the specialized body of literature published on the subjects of nonprofit management and fundraising.

Skill development

 As scheduling allows, complimentary enrollment in Foundation Center training workshops on effective foundation fundraising and nonprofit management;

 Experience in use of the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online, the nation’s leading database for researching foundations and their grants, as well as other Foundation Center tools and resources;

 Experience in fundraising management systems;

 Experience in donor prospect research;

 Experience working as part of a welcoming and effective fundraising team.

Please email cover letters and resumes by Friday, April 21, 2017 to:

E-mail: jobs@foundationcenter.org (Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line).

Please do not telephone.

For more information on positions available at the Foundation Center please visit our website: http://foundationcenter.org/about-us/work-at-foundation-center.

Foundation Center is an equal opportunity employer.

LISC Seeks Development Officer (NYC or DC)

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is seeking an energetic and highly organized Development Officer to join its national development department. This is a key role in helping to grow and sustain the organization, with responsibilities focused on the development of grant proposals, reports, and other materials for existing and prospective funders.

This position reports to a Senior Development Officer and can be based in our New York City or Washington, D.C. offices.

Responsibilities

The Development Officer, working closely with the Senior Development Officers, will support LISC’s fundraising plan and will be a key member of our team. They will:

  • Conduct the full range of activities required to write, prepare and submit clear and compelling proposals and reports to foundations and corporations;
  • Work with organizational staff to gather program information needed for proposals or reports.
  • Ensure compliance with all deadlines related to grants, reports, and other deliverables;
  • Assisting in maintaining the system for tracking status and deadlines of all funding proposals and reports;
  • Research and develop donor briefs to identify, evaluate and prioritize prospects for corporate and foundation grants;
  • Developing presentations for existing and prospective funders;
  • Draft customized acknowledgements for major contributions;
  • Write and edit other communications as needed including appeals, newsletters, and other stewardship material.
  • Collaborate across LISC offices and programs to ensure materials are accurate, detailed, and completed on time or early;
  • Work with communications staff to leverage events and media for engagement with current and prospective funders;
  • Develop an understanding of institutional history and programs; and
  • Complete special projects as requested.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 -5 years of relevant experience  required
  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
  • Ability to interpret, articulate, and present programmatic information and data in a compelling manner
  • Solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized; at ease working with tight deadlines
  • A high level of computer literacy, including full Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with Salesforce preferred

Compensation

This is a full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  LISC offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

LISC Overview

Working with private and public sector partners, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks to forge healthy, resilient communities of opportunity across America—great places to live, work, do business, visit and raise families. LISC’s work currently impacts approximately 6.7 million people, with offices in 31 cities and rural programs and projects that reach residents of 44 states.

With over 35 years of experience, we offer loans, grants, equity investments, and on-the-ground strategic and technical expertise in neighborhoods nationwide. Since 1980, LISC has raised and invested more than $16.2 billion, leveraging $49 billion in these areas, helping produce 348,000 affordable homes and 56 million square feet of retail, community, and educational space, including charter schools, recreation facilities, health centers, grocery stores, and other retail projects. Additionally, via LISC’s products and services, 15,000 people have improved their credit; 14,500 have improved their net worth; and tens of thousands have found jobs.

To Apply

Position is open until filled but candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To apply, submit a resume, a cover letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for this position, and a relevant writing sample by email to Maria Rivera at mrivera@lisc.orgNo phone calls please.

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Ecomundo Cleaning Seeks Cooperative Office Manager

Ecomundo Cleaning was incubated and launched in el 2012 with the help of Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp. This Coop has 21 members who have worked together to build a successful residential and commercial cleaning business. All of the members of the coop are considered “Worker Owners” and decisions in the group are all made democratically with each owner having an equal vote.

The successful candidate for the position of Office Coordinator

 A strong interest/background in worker/immigrant rights and the cooperative business model.

 Strong customer service skills (i.e. responding to phone calls, problem solving with clients and coop members).

 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 independently and in a team.

 Superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated experience of written and oral presentation skills.

 Bi-lingual Spanish/English skills (required).

 Entrepreneurial/Business skills a plus.

 Computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, google calendar, quickbooks, etc

Responsibilities will include:

 Coordination of “Back office” – maintaining member and client records through their databases, answering customer calls, matching members with jobs, assisting with documentation of job estimates.

 Formulating monthly financial reports for the cooperative.

 Conducting ongoing Client Satisfaction Surveys via phone and email.

 Assist the cooperative with marketing efforts and ordering materials as needed.

Job Logistics

 40 hours/week, $15-$18/hour (flexible schedule, some evening meetings and weekend phone coverage)

 Cover letter and Resume should be emailed to ecomundo.coop@gmail.com by Monday April 17. We will review and interview candidates on a rolling basis, but would like someone to begin as soon as possible.

45 Wadsworth Avenue New York, NY 10033 (917)830-8060 ecomundo.coop@gmail.com

Gerente de Oficina Cooperativa

Ecomundo Cleaning fue incubado y lanzado en 2012 con la ayuda de Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp. Este Coop tiene 21 miembros que han trabajado juntos para construir un exitoso negocio de limpieza residencial y comercial. Todos los miembros de la cooperativa son considerados “Trabajadores Propietarios” y las decisiones en el grupo se hacen de manera democrática, teniendo cada propietario un voto igual.

El candidato seleccionado para el cargo de Coordinador de Oficina tendrá:

 Un fuerte interés / antecedentes en los derechos de los trabajadores / inmigrantes y el modelo de negocio cooperativo.

 Fuertes habilidades de servicio al cliente (es decir, responder a llamadas telefónicas, resolver problemas con clientes y miembros de cooperativas).

 Habilidad para aprender rápidamente y estar interesado en desarrollar una variedad de nuevas habilidades; Ser capaz de gestionar múltiples tareas y cumplir los plazos; Tienen la capacidad de trabajar de forma independiente y en un equipo.

 Capacidades organizativas, interpersonales y de comunicación superiores; Experiencia demostrada de habilidades escritas y orales de la presentación.

 Habilidades bilingües español / inglés (requeridas).

 Las habilidades empresariales y empresariales son una ventaja.

 Conocimientos informáticos: competente en Microsoft Office, incluyendo Excel, google calendar, quickbooks, etc.

Las responsabilidades incluirán:

 Coordinación de “back office” – mantenimiento de los registros de los miembros y clientes a través de sus bases de datos, respuesta a las llamadas de los clientes, correspondencia de los miembros con los trabajos, asistencia con la documentación de las estimaciones de trabajo.

 Formular informes financieros mensuales para la cooperativa.

 Realizar encuestas continuas de satisfacción del cliente vía teléfono y correo electrónico.

 Ayudar a la cooperativa con los esfuerzos de mercadeo y ordenar los materiales según sea necesario.

Logística de empleo

45 Wadsworth Avenue New York, NY 10033 (917)830-8060 ecomundo.coop@gmail.com

 40 horas / semana, $ 15 – $ 18 / hora (horario flexible, algunas reuniones vespertinas y cobertura telefónica de fin de semana)

 La carta de presentación y el curriculum vitae deben enviarse por correo electrónico a ecomundo.coop@gmail.com Para el lunes 17 de abril. Revisaremos y entrevistaremos a los candidatos de forma continua, pero quisiera que alguien comenzara lo antes posible.

32BJ Seeks Strategic Researchers (NYC)

Are you looking to build a career fighting for economic justice? Do you love investigating tough questions, and do you have the tenacity and commitment to stick with a campaign until you win?  If you answered “yes” to these questions, we’d love to hear from you.

The Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”) Local 32BJ is looking for people who want to work as strategic researchers.  32BJ SEIU is the largest property service union in the country with 163,000 members across eleven states and the District of Columbia.  Our membership includes cleaners, doormen, porters, maintenance workers, window cleaners, security officers, superintendents, and theater and stadium workers.  32BJ members come from 64 countries and speak 28 different languages, but are united in a single fight for fairness and decency for the region’s working families.

The Research Department plays a vital role in the Union by conducting corporate research, industry analysis, and developing and implementing strategies and tactics to advance the union’s agenda.  Work includes tracking real estate trends and key real estate players, performing industry analysis, company and individual research, providing contract costing analysis and other support for collective bargaining, and conducting public policy research.

Requirements include:

  • Strong commitment to progressive social change;
  • Strong technical research and quantitative skills;
  • Experience with a variety of computer-based research tools;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and in a team environment;
  • Strong work habits and ability to work independently;
  • Project management experience;
  • Familiarity with the labor movement, community organizing, corporate or political research, financial analysis, employed law, and/or investigative journalism.

Spanish fluency a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and opportunity for advancement.  An excellent benefits package includes employer-paid medical and dental insurance for employees and their qualified dependents.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  Local 32BJ is an equal opportunity employer.  Please send a resume, letter of interest and a brief writing sample to lmiddaugh@seiu32bj.org

32BJ is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a union that is 2.1 million members strong and growing.  Please see http://www.seiu32bj.org for more information about 32BJ SEIU.