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Murphy Institute Seeks Site Coordinator, LEAP-To-Teacher (LTT) Program

The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies is a collaboration between the University and New York City labor unions, for the purpose of serving the educational, policy and research needs of unions and their members.  The Institute is comprised of the Center for Worker Education and the Center for Labor, Community and Policy Studies.  The Institute is part of the School of Professional Studies.

The mission of the Center for Worker Education is to: 1) offer undergraduate and graduate programs to working adult students and union members, 2) expand access to colleges throughout the CUNY system, and 3) partner with labor unions and employers to address training and education needs of union members.

The Center for Labor, Community, and Policy Studies conducts research, offers leadership development programs, hosts forums and national conferences, publishes articles, books and a national labor journal to promote debate on issues critical to labor’s future and its policy role.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of recruitment for the program, which includes phone banking, mailings, and other related activities.
  • Conduct monthly Open House and information Sessions and provide preadmission advisement.
  • Prepare folders for open house presentations.
  • Be available for open house and orientation sessions and other special events.
  • Meet with potential applicants, ensure that they all complete the intake forms and maintain records of all student contacts.
  • Collect intake forms and applications, make copies of applications, create student folder, and bring the application to the Admissions Office if needed.
  • Organize and maintain students’ intake forms and folders.
  • Maintain database of phone inquiries for information about the LEAP –TO-Teacher and request for applications, open house, and potential student inquires on a weekly basis and forward the information to Program Coordinator.
  • Advise LTT students about registration and other matters.
  • Interface with Lehman administration areas (e.g., Registrar, Bursar, Student, Affairs, Financial Aid, Bursar)
  • Maintain student data and forward information to staff at the Murphy Institute.
  • Attend LTT coordinators meetings at JSMI or other LTT Sites.
  • Prepare weekly reports for the Coordinator of all Para-to-teacher activities at Lehman.
  • Interface with School of Education faculty, administration, program coordinators, and staff as well as other academic departments as needed
  • Provide information about possible scholarships and grants such as BOCES and TEACH and assist LTT applicants to apply
  • Communicate regularly with LTT students and provide informative emails regarding School of Education, College, DOE, LTT special program important news, announcements, and deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, and policies in higher education.
  • Knowledge of CUNY academic administrative system.
  • Knowledge of NY State Teacher Certification Programs, Education Majors and Teacher Certification Exams.
  • Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment, carry out complex assignments and adapt to changing situations and priorities.

Salary Range:  $42.95- $46.48

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information of three (2) professional references to:

Writing and Research Tutor / College Assistant / JSMI

Dr. Maryam (Sara) Esfarayeni, EdD

Academic Manager, Worker Education and Workforce Development

Maryam.esfarayeni@cuny.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:

https://sps.cuny.edu/about/dean/policies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

Selected applicants must pay fingerprint and filing fees (full-time CUNY students are excluded from fingerprint fee)

All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies verifies education and experience statements.

Murphy Institute Seeks Writing and Research Tutor (College Assistant)

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers. Affirming its role as a leader in online education, CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% of U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2016 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, forging ahead from its top 15% position in 2015.  Of the institutions listed, CUNY SPS ranks 1st in New York State and 11th in the nation.

CUNY SPS is also the home of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies which is a collaboration between the University and New York City labor unions, for the purpose of serving the educational, policy and research needs of unions and their members.  The Murphy Institute is comprised of the Center for Worker Education in Manhattan and at Queens College, and the Center for Labor, Community and Policy Studies.  The Murphy Institute is part of the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the Graduate School and University Center.

The mission of the Center for Worker Education is to expand higher education opportunities for working adults.  The Center provides students with access to the degree and certificate programs they need to develop their skills and interests, keep pace with industrial and technological change, advance their careers, and participate actively in their unions, communities, and workplaces.  A critical area of work in the Center is to identify and recruit potential applicants for the programs and enroll them in the Institute and at Queens College. The College Assistant’s principal assignment will be to work with the Murphy Institute Program Manager at our Queens College site.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Writing and Research Tutor reports to the Retention Manager and will carry out the following duties:

  • Coordinate schedules and daily assignments with the Queens College Academic Program Manager.
  • Assist adult students with all aspects of academic writing and research.
  • Conduct outreach to enrolled students that need academic writing support.
  • Work directly with students one-on-one and in small groups to help them improve their writing.
  • Assist with web-based research assignments and on-line tutoring.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years of undergraduate course work with a GPA of 3.0 or above

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of “Writing Across the Curriculum” and/or “Writing Center”.
  • Experience with adult learners.
  • Tutoring experience.

Salary Range:  $21.34 per hour.

Hours:  Up to 20 hours per week (evening hours and weekends are required).

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information of three (2) professional references to:

Writing and Research Tutor / College Assistant / JSMI

Joanne Mason

Program Manager, Center for Worker Education at Queens College, Joseph S. Murphy Institute

joanne.mason@qc.cuny.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:

https://sps.cuny.edu/about/dean/policies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

Selected applicants must pay fingerprint and filing fees (full-time CUNY students are excluded from fingerprint fee)

All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies verifies education and experience statements.

We Own It Seeks Digital Director

This position will be the CEO of Digital Organizing in a startup environment.  The Digital Director is responsible for setting up and running We Own It’s Digital Department in order to support volunteer and professional grassroots organizers in the field.

About We Own It

We Own It is building the national network for cooperative member rights, education, and organizing.  The network will serve an unfilled need for a national association that represents co-op member-owners, rather than a trade association of cooperative businesses. We are a social movement building organization that aims to bring the 130 million member-owners of credit unions and rural electric, housing, and food co-ops into the movement to build a just and sustainable economy; and to help both member-owners and their co-ops navigate the necessary transition in how they engage with each other.

Salary & Benefits

Starting salary for this position is $60-80,000 per year, based on qualifications and experience, plus competitive health, retirement, paid-time-off, and flex-time benefits.

Location

We Own It is a virtual organization, with staff, trustees, and partners all across the U.S.  We make extensive use of video conferencing and online collaboration, and we travel often to conferences and meetings with partners and constituents.  The ideal candidate can be anywhere in the continental U.S. with access to high-speed Internet and an airport.

Work Schedule

Our office hours are flexible and often dictated by constituents’ availability for meetings, though typically falling between 8am and 6pm Central Time.  Expect a few evening and weekend meetings each month, with flex-time policies to cover additional hours/days worked.

The Position

We Own It doesn’t run digital like your typical nonprofit organization.  Our theory of change is based on grassroots organizing for leadership development, rather than mobilizing or advocacy, and the Digital and Organizing Departments at We Own It are one and the same. This position will work seamlessly with the national network of We Own It cooperative member-owners, advise their local and regional reform and election campaigning, and help to grow and maintain the network itself. This is the first position in the Digital Department at We Own It, and will be responsible for building up the department’s systems.

Essential Functions

  • Work with We Own It staff and contractors to develop a personal digital workplan from our network organizing plan
  • Lead the digital department, creating content as well as coordinating content development and execution
  • Refine and implement strategy for digital outreach, campaigning, and organizing that includes long-term planning and capacity for the needs of the member-led network
  • Hone and implement unique online voice for We Own It audiences, in coordination with We Own It staff and contractors
  • Take a leadership role on our rapid response team, consistently monitoring news media and social media to identify campaign opportunities and news items for WOI, and WOI member-owner communities and stakeholders
  • Manage relevant contractors and vendors as needed, including GIS projects
  • Maintain and update WOI digital technical systems as appropriate (CiviCRM, Action Network, OpenAtrium)
  • Create, implement, and review digital strategies and provide strategic recommendations based on outcomes
  • Brainstorm, collaborate with, and take direction from the We Own It member-owner network
  • Manage relationship with tech contractors/developers to ensure timely project completion and technical support needs are being met and special projects are implemented
  • Assist in managing WOI online presence for effective general promotion, effective campaign pushes, and to make sure there is consistent content across WOI channels
  • Assist in growing and building this dynamic, national network

Qualifications

  • A passion for justice and belief in the dignity and capacity for leadership of every person
  • 5-7 years grassroots organizing and campaign experience
  • 3 years management and supervision experience
  • A deep understanding of digital campaigning best-practices and strategies
  • Passion for creating and growing an engaged online organizing community
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate as part of an equal relationship with grassroots organizers, especially rural and Southern organizers
  • Technical and analytical proficiency for testing and optimizing online content
  • Measurable success driving strategy on social platforms including Facebook and Twitter
  • Deep understanding of digital tradecraft, e.g. HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Drupal, SEO, webpage optimization, etc.
  • Excellent copyediting skills, attention to detail, and copy-creation speed
  • Graphic design skills and/or experience working with designers and artists to communicate design and content and to craft effective, evocative advocacy images
  • Experience using the NGP/VAN platform strongly desired
  • Experience or interest in GIS mapping for organizing projects desired but not required
  • Understanding the dynamics of rural communities (especially Southern organizing spaces) and organizing in or with them will be helpful
  • Experience with online, grassroots fundraising efforts

Travel

Approximately 15% domestic travel (3 days a month) expected although this may vary at times, particularly during the summer conference season.  Travel is often overnight.

Work environment

The position will require a suitable home office, and will provide for necessary data, phone, and equipment.

Physical demands

  • Office and computer tasks
  • Meetings and conferences
  • Travel via car (driving) and airplane

Reports to:  Executive Director Jake Schlachter

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Digital Director will supervise technical contractors and future staff and interns, as well as serving as a coach and advisor to our organizing fellows.

We Own It is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to equity.  People of color, women, and LGBT candidates are encouraged to apply.

APPLY HERE

New Labor Forum Highlights: June 12th, 2017

The New Labor Forum has launched a bi-weekly newsletter on current topics in labor, curated by the some of the most insightful scholars and activists in the labor world today. Check out some highlights from the latest edition below.

With this installment of Highlights from New Labor Forum, we draw your attention to a roundup of notable books and films you might have missed. We’re grateful to NLF contributor Matt Witt for his excellent curatorial skills, which are a regular feature of his “Out of the Mainstream” for the print journal! Among the books Witt points to in his forthcoming inventory is Look, an arresting book of poetry by Solmaz Sharif. Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Sharif is a former participant in Poetry for the People, and arts/activism program founded at UC Berkeley by the late, great poet June Jordan. The sampling of her work included here, offers precise and unforgettable depictions of the dread brought about by our wars on terror.

Table of Contents

  1. Out of the Mainstream: Books and Films You May Have Missed by Matt Witt / New Labor Forum, September 2017 issue
  2. Poems by Solmaz Sharif

ioby Seeks Grants Manager (Brooklyn, NY)

ioby seeks a Grants Manager based in Brooklyn, NY. The Grants Manager will manage ioby’s non-governmental grants portfolio and lead strategic planning for the team. Reporting to the Executive Director and working with the Development Associate (new hire), this team member will work to manage and grow ioby’s grants revenue to reach ambitious budget goals and seize on new programmatic opportunities. Responsibilities will include development of grant-related communications including proposals and budgets, management of Salesforce database to monitor due dates, deliverables, cash flow, and prospect list, and activities to cultivate new opportunities. For the right candidate, this position is an exciting opportunity to shape the growth of a mission-driven, community-based tech startup while contributing to a broad movement of citizen-led neighborhood development. There is a lot of room to advance your career at ioby.

We’re looking for a person who has experience managing a portfolio of non-governmental grants, including developing proposals and budgets, has experience developing and maintaining a Salesforce database (or other CRM system), and has a proven experience managing relationships with clients. The right candidate will be exceptionally articulate, obsessively detail oriented, capable of finding solutions on their own, and tenaciously driven to reach aggressive goals. You should be personally fulfilled doing a combination of writing and budget development (60%), data management and standardization across teams (20%), relationship management (10%) and prospect research (10%). To thrive at ioby, you believe in the power of resident-led action in making change, and are committed to racial and economic justice.

Extraordinary candidates will have experience managing up to C-level staff, and experience working in an anti-racist organization.

Women, people of color and LGBT people are always strongly encouraged to apply.

ioby is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. ioby’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Objectives:

  • Manage ioby’s non-governmental grants portfolio ($2MM-$4MM budget) including:
    • Pursuing new opportunities
    • Managing ongoing grants and deliverables
    • Growing award size from Foundations
  • Strategically guide Growth Team to reach ambitious new budget goals and seize on new programmatic opportunities
  • Lead development of all grant-related communications including proposals, LOIs, interim and final reports, budgets, and financial reports.
  • Support Executive Director with relationship management of Program Officers.
  • Maintain accurate and streamlined systems for reporting to be the go-to person for any metric-related questions about ioby’s impact and key results from Foundations.

Job Activities:

60% Development of grant-related communications:

  • Drafting and editing grant proposals with Executive Director, and other staff as necessary
  • Drafting and editing budgets to go alongside proposal narratives
  • Develop interim and final reports for ongoing grants
  • Coordinate financial reports with Executive Director, COO, and Operations Manager for ongoing grants

10% Data management

  • Maintain tracking system for prospecting, proposal due dates, award statuses, cash flows, and grant deliverables in Salesforce
  • Develop new ways to streamline data management

10% Data Standardization

  • Stay up to date on organization metrics through pulling Salesforce Reports, coordinating the development of a Growth Team dashboard with Operations team, and communicating and standardizing metrics across teams and proposals.

10% Relationship management

  • Be point-person for relationships and communication between ioby and Program Officers and their staff at Foundations
  • Conduct cultivation activities to manage healthy and growing relationships with current funders
  • Join funder meetings

10% Prospect Research

  • Continuously identify new opportunities for future funding
  • Lead cultivation efforts of new prospects

This job is based at ioby’s Brooklyn office. ioby’s regular business hours are 9-6pm Monday through Friday, but this job will require occasional work outside regular business hours. ioby is a startup: You’ll be expected to bring new ideas, strategies, revise your work on short timelines and bring an attitude of continuous improvement and a culture of innovation.

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for this position must have the following work experience.

  • 1-3 years of professional experience managing non-governmental grants or in philanthropy, including experience with grant budget development
  • 1-3 years of professional experience with database management in Salesforce (or other CRM system)
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field
  • Strong facility managing simultaneous projects, under pressure
  • Exceptionally articulate; able to simply explain a nuanced and layered solution to a complex set of problems
  • Meticulous by nature with a passion for detail
  • Efficient and adaptable in startup culture
  • Highly organized, self-starting, deadline-driven, and readily asks questions
  • Proven experience creating new systems or workflows to increase efficiency of team
  • Strong interpersonal skills: courtesy, tact, patience and team orientation; excellent listening and collaboration skills; team player with a sense of humor and a life outside of work
  • Knowledge of the space in which ioby exists, including civic crowdfunding, civic tech, urban planning, community organization, healthy communities, placemaking, shifting trends in philanthropy, urban sustainability and resiliency, and climate mitigation and adaptation.

Extraordinary candidates will have these qualifications.

  • Experience managing a small development team
  • Experience across various funding sources, including non-governmental, government, and individual donor programs
  • Training or professional experience with nonprofit finance
  • Experience working as a one-person team
  • Historical knowledge of the cities where ioby has offices: New York City, Memphis, Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh
  • Knowledge of grassroots fundraising

BENEFITS

This is a full-time position, with a salary range of $53,000 – $95,000, and includes a generous benefit package, including full coverage for health, eye and dental, a minimum of 28 personal days, and an attractive “Whole Person” policy.

Apply by June 23, 2017.

APPLY HERE

ioby Seeks Development Associate (Brooklyn, NY)

ioby seeks a Development Associate based in Brooklyn, NY. The Development Associate will play a critical role in cultivating and supporting ioby’s nationwide community of citizen leaders. Reporting to the Executive Director and working with the Grants Manager, this team member will work to build a critical source of unrestricted funding for a growing organization, poised for impact. Responsibilities will include individual gifts, Board gives / gets, partnership development and employee matched gifts. For the right candidate, this position is an exciting opportunity to shape the growth of a mission-driven, community-based tech startup while contributing to a broad movement of citizen-led neighborhood development. There is a lot of room to advance your career at ioby.

We’re looking for a person who is highly responsive, discreet, obsessively detail oriented, capable of finding solutions on their own, and tenaciously driven to reach aggressive goals. You should be unafraid of talking about money and giving, and personally fulfilled doing a combination of administrative tasks (25%), database management (30%), customer service (30%) and strategic planning (15%). To do this job well, you should be capable of weighing tradeoffs and prioritizing ongoing deadlines against new urgency, based on new information daily; capable of working alone and with other team members equally; able to build relationships with a range of stakeholders; be customer oriented; and find creative systems solutions to work for different groups of people. To thrive at ioby, you believe in the power of resident-led action in making change, and are committed to racial and economic justice.

Extraordinary candidates will have experience managing up to C-level staff, and experience working in an anti-racist organization.

Women, people of color and LGBT people are always strongly encouraged to apply.

ioby is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. ioby’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Objectives:

  • Provide immediate and customized communication and responses to all individual donors to ioby
  • Research prospective donors to ioby and set up meetings and follow up on behalf of the executive director and the Board of Directors
  • Manage and track all relationships in Salesforce
  • Support executive director with significant national partnerships by ensuring timely follow-up, customized responses to potential partners, and working with program staff to ensure deliverables of partnerships are all met on time.

Job Activities:

  • 50% Individual donor (2017 – $100k)
    • Major Donors: Research, cultivation, tracking and followup in Salesforce; processing gifts by check and cash.
    • Online Giving: Build system for online giving and gift management; create communications lists for 3-4 campaigns per year
  • 20% Board (2017 – $60K)
    • Create system to track and manage Board gives and gets in Salesforce; Support Board’s development goals
  • 20% Partnerships (2017 – $500k)
    • Support executive director in partnership solicitation, crafting and customizing proposals, provide prompt follow-up to inquiries.
  • 10% Employee matched gifts (2017 – $25k)
    • Manage disbursement through employee matched-giving online systems, and tracking all gifts to ioby and to ioby campaigns in Salesforce

This job is based at ioby’s Brooklyn office. ioby’s regular business hours are 9-6pm Monday through Friday, but this job will require occasional work outside regular business hours. ioby is a startup: You’ll be expected to bring new ideas, strategies, revise your work on short timelines and bring an attitude of continuous improvement and a culture of innovation.

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for this position must have the following work experience.

  • Experience doing prospect research
  • Experience in cultivating personal, one-on-one relationships AND
  • Experience working with institutions — like foundations, or corporations AND
  • Experience in developing new partnerships
  • Experience with database design and management of donor pipeline
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Be fulfilled by interaction with donors primarily in a customer service capacity
  • Be comfortable moving between a behind-the-scenes role providing in administrative support to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors (creating Salesforce reports, scheduling meetings, responding to urgent requests) to an in person interaction with donors in meetings and at events
  • Extreme comfort talking with individuals about gifts and donation management
  • Willingness to being managed remotely
  • 1-3 years experience using a CRM (preference for Salesforce experience above all else)
  • Experience using team project management software (like Asana, Basecamp, Trello)
  • Proficient in HTML
  • 1-3 years experience using a CMS

Extraordinary candidates will have these qualifications.

  • 3+ years experience in donor management with gifts of $500 – $25,000)
  • Experience in moves management of individual donors and partners into larger donations and awards
  • 2+ years experience in grassroots fundraising
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Experience working at a startup
  • Experience working / being managed remotely
  • Experience handling sensitive information
  • 4+ years experience customizing, designing and using Salesforce for donor management

BENEFITS

This is a full-time position, with a salary range of $45,000 – $60,000, and includes a generous benefit package, including full coverage for health, eye and dental, a minimum of 28 personal days, and an attractive “Whole Person” policy.

Apply by June 23, 2017.

APPLY HERE