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BYP100 Seeks Deputy Director (Chicago)

BYP100 seeks a full-time deputy director to join its team of passionate and dedicated leaders. The right candidate values detail, and is grounded in a strong culture of visioning and executing organizational strategy. Our team needs someone who enjoys sweating the details of budgets, data and cultivating a healthy staff team. If you are ready to help BYP100 take its internal infrastructure to the next level, this job is for you.

 

The Deputy Director provides financial and operational leadership. Primary responsibilities include organizational budgeting and financial leadership, human resources, project management, and operational oversight.

 

The Position:

The Deputy Director is a full-time exempt position, and is supervised by the National Director of BYP100. Salary range begins at $58,000 with full medical and dental benefits and a substantial vacation package.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant work experience, including experience managing a team of staff and contractors, coordinating program finances, operations and administration
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, including the ability to effectively contribute to and help lead a highly collaborative, consensus-driven democratic organization.
  • Experience with foundation reporting, budgeting, and tracking.
  • Ability to deploy thoughtful strategic development and align organizational systems, from technology, to workflow to culture.
  • Strong commitment to building independent political power within and for Black communities
  • Strong analysis of grassroots community organizing and the role of Black-led member-based organizations in social justice movements
  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency with Google apps and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to travel periodically, nationally and internationally. Travel will be very limited given the direct staff and operations management responsibilities.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Understands the organizational structure of chapter based organizations, their administrative, emotional development and relationship management needs
  • At least five years of experience in Black and/or LGBTQ community activism & organizing
  • Has focused technical experience with individual donor and grants database tools

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Directing all aspects of financial management, budgeting and reviews in collaboration with national director
  • Overseeing bookkeeping and financial management, and coordinate operations team
  • Coordinating grants management
  • Overseeing and coordinating annual audit.
  • Directing, maintaining and updating human resources, including personnel policies, compliance and hiring, benefits, and more.
  • Directing team activities that ensure a healthy and effective organizational culture.
  • Coordinating staff and organizational performance and impact evaluation
  • Managing operations, finance/development and member coordination staff
  • Supporting coordination of major individual donor cultivation through outreach, networking, and special events, working closely with other staff

Educational requirements: We understand that there are a wide variety of paths towards the skills necessary for the position. As such, there are no formal educational requirements, as long as the applicant can demonstrate mastery of the desired skills. We do, however, value experience gained through educational programs, including credits completed in related subjects such as accounting or financial management.

HOW TO APPLY

applications@byp100.org

Interested applicants should submit their resumé, two writing samples, and a list of three references to applications@byp100.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the position will be filled as soon as we find the ideal candidate.

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ) Seeks Part-Time Administrative Assistant (NYC)

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ) is looking to hire part-time administrative support to handle ongoing data entry and filing tasks to support our growing infrastructure needs in a moment of programmatic expansion. The job will be one day a week, approximately 8 hours, and will pay $20/hr.

The expectation is for the employee to work a regular schedule at JFREJ’s midtown office, though occasional flexibility of both location and schedule are welcome.

The administrative assistant will be primarily focused on providing data entry support for the Development Director and Administrative Coordinator. A high degree of comfort working with spreadsheets and a fanatical attention to detail are strong requirements for this position. Familiarity with CRM databases will be helpful. We need you to be reliable, responsible, focused, easy to work with, and communicative.

Some systems we will be expecting you to regularly use include:

  • Google Docs/Google Sheets
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel
  • Salesforce (CRM) — subsidiary apps: DataLoader, DemandTools

Additional tools may include: WordPress, FormAssembly

To apply please send an email by September 28th explaining your interest in the position and your relevant experience to hiring@jfrej.org

Planned Parenthood of New York City Seeks Political Organizer

Planned Parenthood of New York City is seeking a Political Organizer to join our Public Affairs team. This Political Organizer is based at our Administrative Offices at 26 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012.

What you’ll find at Planned Parenthood of New York City:

Commitment: Planned Parenthood of New York City is a leading provider of sexual and reproductive health care, education, and advocacy. We’ve been here 100 years and will continue to be here for as long as New Yorkers need high-quality health care.

Passion: Staff and leadership are dedicated to advocating for reproductive health and providing expert care to all New Yorkers.

A focus on justice: We are here as a resource for all New Yorkers, including people of color, the LGBT community, and immigrants.

Care for our staff: One of the ways we value the wellbeing of our staff is through the compensation and benefits package we offer to eligible employees. Our benefits package includes comprehensive health and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan including an employer contribution, and generous paid time off.

What the Political Organizer does:

– Supports the education and advocacy activities of Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) as well as the electoral activities of Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund and Planned Parenthood NYC Votes (PPNYC Votes)

– Assists in the coordination of administrative, organizing and electoral functions of the organization

– Supports the work of the PPNYC’s Public Affairs Department in the development of thorough background information on elected officials, coordinating lobbying activities, and tracking legislators’ voting records

– Expands electoral and advocacy work in the Bronx and works on community engagement across the Borough

We’re seeking candidates who have:

– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and success in community organizing, grassroots issue/policy advocacy campaigns, and/or electoral campaigns

– Requires one to two years of related and/or applicable organizing experience in political, social issues or electoral campaign settings plus a strong commitment to abortion access and full reproductive health care for all people, as well as a commitment to social, economic, and racial justice for all

– Some experience in policy research and electoral campaigning or social services (desired but not required)

– Current relationships with Bronx community organizations, elected officials, and/ or neighborhood leaders (desired but not required)

– Internet research skills and strong written and verbal skills

How To Apply

Are you interested in bringing your expertise to Planned Parenthood of New York City? Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to resume@ppnyc.org and include “Political Organizer” in the subject line. No phone calls; PPNYC will contact select applicants to conduct an initial phone screening. 

Planned Parenthood of New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

SumOfUs Seeks Video Producer

SumOfUs is hiring a Video Producer to help drive our social media membership and help bring our campaigns and stories to life. This position can be full-time or a bit less than full time (minimum 30 hours per week), based on the successful candidates’ preferences.

If you know how to tell vibrant stories; pluck engaging sound bytes from the news cycle and; and create viral content at a fast pace, then this is the role for you. Applications close on Friday, August 25.

You can work remotely from any timezone ranging between GMT+1 (Central European Time) to GMT-8 (Pacific Standard Time).

Who we are

We are SumOfUs:  a community of more than 12  million people, supported by a team of 34 campaigners, technologists, media-fanatics, data-geeks, and strategists. We’re passionate, we’re low-ego, and we’re fun to work with. Our mission is to curb the growing power of big corporations. We hold the biggest companies in the world (and their political allies) to account by mobilising millions of people to take collective action.

What you’ll do as part of our team

  • Lead SumOfUs’s video production work, from idea generation to execution;
  • Produce videos to serve SumOfUs’s worldwide campaign priorities; following the news cycle closely to lift up social media friendly moments to repurpose for our online audience;
  • Support campaigners to produce high quality videos that help us win campaigns, change the narrative around corporate power and engage our members.
  • Innovate and propose new ways of engaging social media to keep our social media content creation on the cutting edge;
  • Manage contracted videographers, editors, and motion graphics artists;
  • As needed, manage internal staff and contractors doing work related to video and multimedia;
  • Cultivate partnerships with external content creators (e.g. with producers at news outlets and non-profits that have a strong web video focus);
  • Develop and manage the organization’s multimedia archive.
  • Work with the Communications Director and the communications team to develop our social media strategy.

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring

We have no formal education requirements – if you take on the role and are willing to grow with it, that’s all that matters. This role will require:

  • 2+ years in video and/or new media production and management;
  • Demonstrated storytelling instincts
  • Fluency in video editing software such as Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro, and motion graphics software like Adobe After Effects;
  • Basic knowledge of camera and sound equipment;
  • Comfortable in fast-moving work environments;
  • Dedicated to building a fairer and more sustainable global economy;
  • The ability to work  in diverse teams and across different cultural contexts;
  • Fluent in written and oral English;
  • Expertise directing, shooting, and editing professional videos; and
  • Ideas for how to improve SumOfUs’s social content production

Other skills that would be nice to have

Here’s a list of other skills that you might have. We know that no one can possibly have all these skills – you will likely be able to bring 2 or 3 of the following to our team:

  • A strong writer and communicator;
  • Great copywriting and proofreading abilities;
  • Experience tracking social media metrics
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or German  (native-level fluency is even better!);
  • Experience working closely with communities affected by corporate accountability issues — from Indigenous communities to low-wage workers;

Benefits

Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of experience and the country you live in (for some context: for qualified applicants, this position in New York will pay between  $56,000 and $80,000 plus 8% retirement fund contributions and in London will pay between £37,000 and £52,000, plus 8% retirement fund contributions).

We offer significant benefits, including:

  • the ability to work from home or a co-working space,
  • flexibility to set your own hours,
  • five weeks vacation time per year,
  • paid-sick leave,
  • six months paid parental leave,
  • private health insurance, and
  • 8% retirement fund contributions.

This position will report to the Communications Director.

How to apply

We don’t find cover letters particularly helpful in seeing the way you might fit with this job. Instead, use the form below to upload your resume and your answers to the following questions in English:

  • Why are you applying for this job? (suggested word limit: 125);
  • Link to 1-3 bits of work that demonstrate your ability to make compelling content to engage social media audiences
  • List which of the “nice to have” skills above you believe you bring to the table, with a few words of explanation if that’s useful.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications close on Friday, August 25.

Further details

SumOfUs is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of SumOfUs to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and employees and not to discriminate because of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, or political affiliation. Equal employment opportunities will be provided in employment, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

People from communities that traditionally experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or immigration status; women; new parents; people with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ people are especially encouraged to apply.

APPLY HERE

Make the Road New York Seeks Rapid Raids Response Coordinator

Make the Road New York builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road operates neighborhood-based community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island and Brentwood, Long Island. With a membership of more than 20,000 low-income New Yorkers, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our community: workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights, language-access, LGBTQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. 

MRNY is a multi-service organization. Our Education Department offers ESOL, Spanish-language literacy, and computer literacy, and in-school and after-school youth programs. Our Community Organizing Projects help New Yorkers to implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. And our Departments of Legal, Health & Support Services provides direct legal representation, case management, and facilitated enrollment into public health insurance programs, training and strategic support for members and organizing campaigns. Our attorneys and advocates specialize in labor and employment law, public benefits, disability benefits, housing law, healthcare and health insurance access, immigration, public education, domestic violence, and LGBTQ civil rights issues.

MRNY seeks a Rapid Response Raids Coordinator to join its staff to complement our Know Your Rights (KYR) program that is already on track to reach thousands of immigrants across the city. This position will provide intensive one-on-one support to impacted families in the aftermath of a raid. It will also train and support other groups so they can respond to the needs of immigrant community members impacted by the federal crack-down.

Job Responsibilities:

·        Support families by: (1) verifying an Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Raid, (2) helping them locate their loved one in detention center, (3) sharing information on visitation and (4) guiding them to designate a caretaker for a child and sudden loss of income.

·        Work with the family to assess eligibility for representation by an attorney from the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) and ensure that eligible families understand how to preserve their eligibility while their loved one is detained

·        Help families prepare for their first court appearance

·        Share patterns and practices in enforcement with the network and other organization documenting raids in New York City.

·        Work with network allies to provide training on raids response and connect them with needed resources.

·        Attend network allies meetings and coordinate “train the trainer” trainings on raids response, existing and developing immigration policy, and how to verify a raids rumor.

·        Train network allies on how to use MRNY’s deportation defense manual

Requirements:

·        Experience facilitating to large audience

·        Experience developing materials on immigration detention and KYR

·        Experience working in a team and in collaboration with other organizations and partners

·        Experience working independently to meet ambitious goals

·        Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

·        Experience in organizing, legal and/or other social justice fields

·        Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours

·        Comfortable using technology and inputting data

·        Ability to engage, motivate, and inspire others

·        Strong verbal and written communication skills

·        Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. MRNY offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days.

How to apply:

Please attach cover letter/resume and submit all document to rapidresponsecoordinator@maketheroadny.org. Please write “Rapid Raids Response Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Make the Road New York is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to insure equal opportunity and equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, genetic information and sexual orientation, in all employment decisions including but not limited to hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

How To Apply

Please attach cover letter/resume and submit all document to rapidresponsecoordinator@maketheroadny.org. Please write “Rapid Raids Response Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Benefits

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. MRNY offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days.

Level of Language Proficiency: Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Make the Road New York Seeks Neighborhood Rezoning Coordinator

Make the Road New York seeks an energetic and committed organizer to help coordinate our neighborhood rezoning work in the North Shore of Staten Island, Bushwick, East New York and Brownsville, Brooklyn. The Coordinator will supervise tenant organizers in both Brooklyn and Staten Island and help the legal staff preserve affordable housing for community members, and to strengthen MRNY’s reach in these areas.

 

About the Organization: Make the Road New York (www.maketheroadny.org) is a non-profit organization that builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. We have over 20,000 members and operate four community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; and Brentwood, Long Island.

 

Background: The City is currently considering different community rezoning proposals across the five boroughs. In particular, the City Council has just approved the rezoning for East New York and the North Shore of Staten Island will be rezoned this year or early next year. Existing tenants and community members will require additional supports to maintain affordable and quality housing. MRNY is working in collaboration with other legal services providers across the city in this effort, and our Neighborhood Rezoning Coordinator will work with our tenant organizers in Staten Island and East New York to bring legal services to those most in need of representation. The Coordinator will also work with MRNY members to create a comprehensive plan for the proposed rezoned areas and coordinate a coalition of groups in Staten Island as well. 

The Coordinator will split their time between our office in Brooklyn and our office in Staten Island. They would need to be mobile across Staten Island and Brooklyn, particularly throughout the identified areas for rezoning. Regular trips to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens for meetings would also be required. 

 

Responsibilities: Make the Road New York seeks an experienced full time organizer and coalition builder to lead our Neighborhood Rezoning work. The position will report to our Director of Organizing and will coordinate our multidisciplinary team of organizers, attorneys, and coalition members in implementing a vision for a comprehensive rezoning plan in the North Shore of Staten Island, especially in immigrant and communities of color. The Coordinator will also oversee our anti-displacement work in East New York, Brooklyn. The Coordinator will also represent Make the Road at various city-wide coalition tables and will lead much of our Staten Island media work, as well as assist with fundraising for the initiative. This position will also supervise 2 full-time outreach specialists and one half-time outreach specialist, ensure all grant requirements are met and provide quantitative and qualitative data as needed. The Coordinator will be responsible for base-building as needed to ensure all grant requirements are met. 

 

Requirements:

– Demonstrated commitment to base-building and community organizing.

– A minimum of 3 years’ experience in community organizing

– Proven skill at supervision or team leadership.

– Ability to help lead and build effective coalition efforts.

– Skilled at messaging and media / press work.

– Able to start by August 1st, with a preference for those who can start earlier.

– Flexibility and a willingness to travel between MRNY’s offices – Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island

– Spanish language ability is preferred but not essential.

– A car to travel to our Staten Island offices would be helpful.

 

Salary/Benefits: Salary will depend on experience and follow salary scale set by a democratically elected Personnel Committee. MRNY has a generous benefits package.

 

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to rezoningcoordinator@maketheroadny.org. Indicate the job title for the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Make the Road New York is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to insure equal opportunity and equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, genetic information and sexual orientation, in all employment decisions including but not limited to hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

How To Apply

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to rezoningcoordinator@maketheroadny.org. Indicate the job title for the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Benefits

Salary/Benefits: Salary will depend on experience and follow salary scale set by a democratically elected Personnel Committee. MRNY has a generous benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency: Spanish and English preferred