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Trinity Wall Street Seeks Program Manager, Advocacy & Action (NYC)

Position Title: Program Manager, Advocacy & Action

Department: Justice and Reconciliation

Reports To: Senior Program Officer, Justice & Reconciliation

Supervises: Program Associate, Parish News

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Manager, Advocacy & Action, works in consultation with the Senior Program Officer to support Trinity Wall Street’s mission to build generations of leaders, build neighborhoods and capacity for service in New York City. This position also focuses on supporting and developing programs that help meet the needs of the lower Manhattan community through connections with partners, congregation members and committees, and Trinity staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ministry Coordination & Management

Develops programs that connect Trinity to the needs of the lower Manhattan community.

  1. Initiate community partnerships that support a variety of services (e.g. housing referrals, job placement, college counseling, after school programs, etc.).
  2. Pilot programs and develop relationships for the expansion of programs at Trinity’s new building at 74 Trinity Place.
  3. Engage congregation members’ expertise in developing, piloting and assessing programs.
  4. Support departmental program efforts and initiatives, with the Senior Program Officer, such as forums, lectures, convenings and exhibits.
  5. Plan community and congregational partnership programs that connect with departmental programs.
  6. Work across Trinity departments to bring the church’s best resources to community programming.

Parish Center

Manage the Parish Center to insure it is a welcoming space for a diverse population of people.

  1. Put policies and procedures in place and work with Parish Center staff to insure they are followed.
  2. Work with Parish Center staff to create a clean and welcoming environment for all ages.

Congregation Service and Advocacy

Create and coordinate outreach ministry opportunities for the congregation.

  1. Work with congregational groups with requests for service opportunities working collaboratively to discern their interests, capacity, time commitments and other critical information in order to develop the most appropriate opportunities for them.
  2. Manage and coordinate Trinity programmatic outreach and advocacy efforts such as Interfaith Thanksgiving, MLK Service Day, and other service opportunities.
  3. Plan and organize these programs in collaboration with congregation members and groups to create a fully engaged congregational experience.
  4. Work to support and connect Justice and Reconciliation programs with the work of the congregational council.
  5. Develop and maintain good working with relationships with congregational leaders
  6. Develop and maintain knowledge of committee plans and events.
  7. Develop programming that connects with and augments congregational committee work.
  8. Complete assigned related tasks in a timely manner and follow up promptly and completely; meet content expectations and deadlines.
  9. Maintain positive tone and professional conduct; demonstrates dependability, decisiveness, timeliness and clarity in management actions and style.
  10. Plan, monitor, provide timely feedback and evaluate employee performance to support individual and department success; proactively discusses accomplishments, areas for improvement and issues with staff.
  11. Provide support and assistance to staff; credit and highlight staff for their achievements; proactively share information with staff; seek out resources and gather resources for staff.
  12. Anticipate manager’s needs and, as appropriate, offers recommendations to support management decision-making
  13. Ask colleagues and manager for assistance and/or feedback and receives it with openness.
  14. Set goals and provide direction; monitor progress and results; set context for assignments; delegate effectively.
  15. Manages and priorities job responsibilities, assignments, projects, etc. with minimal supervision.
  16. Reaches out and partners with colleagues in creative and effective ways to solve problems and enhance work outcomes.
  17. Stays updated with and applies new methodologies or technologies to continually improve performance.
  18. Actively engage in professional development opportunities that improve and enhance leadership and management skills

Other

  1. Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures and rules.
  2. Perform all duties in a manner that promote Trinity’s mission and core values.
  3. Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Outgoing, self-starter, comfortable establishing new institutional relationships
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Creative, innovative and flexible to new priorities, demands and policies
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and project management software
  • Project management and coordination skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Self-starter and proactive
  • Proficiency with social media
  • Ability to write theologically

Required and Preferred Education, Experience, and Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Five or more years of experience in non-profits, politically active organizations or faith-based organizations
  • Experience in forming and managing partnerships and managing volunteers
  • Experience working with Episcopal congregations
  • Community organizer training
  • Work experience as a faith based organizer, preferred

How to Apply:

Please send in your resume and cover letter to hr@trinitywallstreet.org

Application deadline May 1, 2017

Mixteca Organization, Inc. Seeks Community Organizer (Brooklyn, NY)

About Mixteca:

Mixteca Organization, Inc., (Mixteca) is a 501c3 community-based organization in Sunset Park, Brooklyn that was established in 2000 by a group of concerned community members to respond to the host of critical health, educational, and social needs facing the Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in South Brooklyn.

Mixteca’s mission is to support the growing Mexican and Latin American immigrant population of Brooklyn, New York and to empower the community and provide the knowledge, tools, and access to services needed to improve their health, advance their education, enhance their quality of life, and reach sustainable social and economic development.

We work towards the development of concrete programs that build strong cultural identities and eliminate barriers faced by Latino immigrants.

  • Access to Health Care, Social and Legal Services
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention, Counseling and Testing
  • Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness, Prevention and Support
  • Adult Basic Education, ESOL and Workforce Skills Development
  • Immigrant Services

About the Community Organizer Position:

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Community Organizer will develop and support day-to-day operations and long-term planning for Mixteca’s health promotion, volunteer, and community outreach programs. In collaboration with a wide array of organizations, institutions, and advocacy coalitions, and through on-the-ground culturally-targeted community outreach, the Community Organizer will serve as a liaison between Mexican and Latin-American immigrant families and critical health, DV, legal and other information, resources, services and advocacy opportunities. The Community Organizer will work a 40-hour workweek but will be required to work afternoons and evenings Tuesday – Friday and on Saturdays. The Community Organizer will be based at Mixteca, but the work will take her/him to nonstandard workplaces in South Brooklyn.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct community mapping to identify relevant stakeholders, organizations, meeting places and other resources that facilitate community outreach and develop an outreach strategy for sharing information and resources at community sites.
  • Promote community health through coordination and implementation of events, workshops, health fairs and an annual women’s health conference.
  • Establish and strengthen current linkages with culturally-sensitive healthcare, legal services, and social services providers to promote Mixteca’s programs and to facilitate effective referrals to legal support, social services, and healthcare.
  • Create and maintain a database of outreach opportunities and referral resources.
  • With the Mixteca team, develop workshops on Emergency Preparedness, Know Your Rights, Emotional Health, How to Talk with Children About Immigration, and other emerging issues.
  • Facilitate workshops at Mixteca and at schools, churches, organizations, sports leagues, and other sites across the community.
  • Create partnerships with businesses and institutions in South Brooklyn to distribute culturally-targeted health, DV, legal, Know Your Rights and other information.
  • Work with the Director of Programs to identify organization’s volunteer needs; recruit and train volunteers; and assign responsibilities to, oversee and support the work of volunteers in the areas of health promotion and community outreach.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and regular supervision with Director of Programs.
  • Assist with preparation of reports and proposals to management and funders.
  • Represent Mixteca at community meetings and serve on committees, networks or task forces that address issues affecting Mixteca’s constituents.
  • Identify and work to engage the community and allies in pro-immigrant advocacy and organizing efforts, as safe and appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS, or equivalent work experience at a non-profit community organization or in the human rights, community health, immigrant relief, legal services or community organizing fields.
  • Written and spoken fluency in both English and Spanish.
  • Commitment to social justice, knowledge of community organizations and New York City’s Mexican and Latin American immigrant community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and public speaking skills.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, personable, self-motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, including databases.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Flexible to respond to the emerging needs of the Mexican/Latin American immigrant community.
  • Experience recruiting, managing, and supervising volunteers, a plus.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to: “info@mixteca.org and include “Community Organizer, Mixteca Organization Inc.” in the subject line.

Application deadline March 31, 2017

Mixteca is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New Labor Forum Highlights: Mar. 20th, 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.

In this issue, we’re looking at the explosion of what is being called ‘the resistance.’ The vast proliferation of organizing in the face of President Trump raises important questions Should partisans inside the Democratic Party wage a fight between its left and it’s center, or combine forces? Does the proliferation of new efforts represent genuinely innovative projects, or does it mask a great deal of overlap and wheel reinvention? Should the main target of organizing be Trump and the Republicans, or broader, systemic obstacles that include casino capitalism? Finally, what does it mean that the largest, most powerful progressive institutions  – such as organized labor – don’t seem to be at the forefront of this resistance?

Today’s issue includes a piece written for the newsletter by Tom Gallagher on the strategic options confronting the left within the Democratic Party; an article by Micah Uetricht  soon to appear in the May issue of New Labor Forum assessing the Sander’s inspired Our Revolution as well as various snapshots of what this resistance is looking like in the current moment, including the breaking news that a major local of the Service Employees International Union as well as a multitude of workers centers plan to participate in a May Day strike.

Table of Contents

  1. The Democratic Party Left After the Ellison DNC Campaign: Unite or Fight? By Thomas Gallagher
  2. The World Turned Upside Down: ‘Our Revolution,’ Trump Triumphant, and the Remaking of the Democratic Party by Micah Uetricht
  3. List of New Resistance Initiatives in 2017
  4. GroundGame listing of protests
  5. SEIU Local Joins May 1 General Strike by (BuzzFeed) Cora Lewis
  6. Indivisible Eldorado Hills Townhall meeting

Photo by Ted Eytan via flickr (CC-SA)

Livestream: The Resistance with Frances Fox Piven (3/23)

Thursday, March 23 | 6pm-8pm
Murphy Institute
25 W. 43 Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY

Can’t make it in person? Watch the livestream here:

Across the country, people are organizing in growing numbers. Who is participating? What kind of organizing is happening? Is this resistance different than what the world has seen before? What are the prospects of sustained resistance?

Join us for a discussion on the resistance with internationally renowned social scientist, scholar, and activist, Frances Fox Piven. She is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology, CUNY Graduate School, and Distinguished Lecturer in Labor Studies at the Murphy Institute, author and co-author of more than 200 articles published in academic journals, books, popular publications and journals of opinion since 1965. Her most recent book is Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate. Read more.

Fall Graduate Class: Economic Democracy Against Economic Crisis

Taught by Evan Casper-Futterman
With Guest Lectures by Dario Azzellini

This class will be cross-listed in the Masters Programs of both Labor and Urban Studies. Speak to your adviser about registration.
Monday nights at the Murphy Institute

In the 1950s, labor unions claimed membership in 35% of the workforce. Today, density of labor unions outside of government employees is 6.7%. This precipitous decline in the economic and political power of working people begs the question: who will act as the countervailing economic and political forces to capital and inequality in the 21st century? This course will identify and examine multiple forms of workers’ self-management and cooperative enterprises and institutions throughout history, both as a reaction to economic crisis and as a coherent vision for a humane and just society. The course explicitly approaches cooperatives and self-management not as an “alternative business model,” but as part of labor history and labor struggles. This reconnects the idea of cooperatives to their origins and shows the potential of cooperatives in putting forward different values for a more just and participatory politics, economics, and society.

Faculty:

Evan Casper-Futterman is a 3rd generation New Yorker living in the Bronx. He earned a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans in 2011, was a White House Intern in the Spring of 2012 in the Domestic Policy Council’s Office of Urban Affairs and a Research Fellow for the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, studying economic democracy and economic development. He is on the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC). His writing has been published in The Lens and The Huffington Post, as well as the peer-reviewed Berkeley Planning Journal. He contributed a chapter in the edited volume, The Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas (2013).

Dario Azzellini, Murphy Institute visiting scholar, is a political scientist, lecturer at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, writer and filmmaker. He has published several books, essays and documentaries about social movements, privatization of military services, migration and racism, including An Alternative Labour History: Worker Control and Workplace Democracy. His research and writing focuses on social and revolutionary militancy, migration and racism, people’s power and self-administration, workers control and extensive case studies in Latin America.

BronXchange Seeks Business Development/Accounts Manager

The BronXchange is a digital marketplace that connects institutional purchasers and high-road local businesses across the Bronx so purchasers can meet their local purchasing goals and help build a more sustainable, equitable, and democratic local economy. As an e-commerce platform, our clients include both anchor institutions and community-based organizations as purchasers, and small- to medium-sized local businesses as vendors.

We are looking for a passionate and dynamic Business Development / Accounts Manager who will develop relationships with new local businesses, strengthen relationships with existing platform users, and ensure the highest-quality experience for all users of the BronXchange digital marketplace.

The Business Development / Accounts Manager will report to the CEO and will work closely with the Sales Team to meet quarterly goals and deliver results for users. Internally, she or he will also translate user feedback into messaging and product-design recommendations for the CTO and Communications Manager. She or he will be part of an innovative and rapidly growing enterprise and will be heavily involved in optimizing workflows and growing our Business Development / Accounts Management Team as the BronXchange expands.

Responsibilities:

● Building, strengthening, and maintaining long-term relationships with platform users, and ensuring the timely and successful delivery of solutions according to their needs

● Operating as the lead point of contact for both vendors and purchasers, providing demonstrations and customer service to purchasers and back-office support and technical assistance referrals to vendors

● Delivering business development assistance through one-on-one consultations and workshops to strengthen local businesses’ ability to compete for contracts and to help companies navigate MWBE certification and institutional and government procurement processes

● Facilitating business-to-business relationships to maximize collaboration among participating vendors

● Fostering partnerships and establishing strong referral network with business development organizations, financial service and technical assistance providers, nonprofits, and government entities to ensure continuous improvement of procurement systems, tools, and related processes

● Identify areas of improvement and new business opportunities, and clearly communicate these to CEO and CTO

● Forecast, track, evaluate, and generate reports regarding business activity and economic impact in accordance with established metrics and clearly communicate progress to internal team

● Collaborate with Sales Team and CEO to develop optimal internal workflow to meet user needs and attain growth and impact targets

● Represent the BronXchange at events within the nonprofit and business community in order to recruit new local businesses and technical partners and market the platform

● Monitor best practice in e-procurement, business development, local sourcing, and social entrepreneurship initiatives and lead or support specific procurement projects as opportunities arise

● Curate BronXchange events and workshops, as needed

Required qualifications:

● At least 2 to 4 years proven work experience as an Accounts Manager, Key Account Manager or other relevant position ● Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneous against tight deadlines while paying strict attention to detail

● Demonstrable ability to communicate with, present to and influence credibly and effectively multiple external customers ● Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and adapt rapidly to strategic shifts

● Experience in delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needs

● Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills

● Excellent verbal and written communications skills Preferred qualifications:

● BA/BS or advanced degree in Business Administration, Sales or relevant field

● Experience with technology startups

● Experience working with large institutional purchasers and/or small businesses

● Knowledge of Bronx business community and business service providers and/or experience working in the Bronx

● Knowledge of CRM software, Slack, Trello, and MS Office (particularly MS Excel)

● Fluent in Spanish

● Commitment to social justice, economic democracy, and triple-bottom-line business practices

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience

To apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter to Maggie Tishman at maggie@bronXchange.com.

BronXchange is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and Bronx residents strongly encouraged to apply.

More about the BronXchange:

The BronXchange is a project of Commonwise Education and the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative. It is a social enterprise whose goal is to localize procurement spending within the Bronx. Major functions include:

● Connecting supply and demand through a searchable database of qualified local vendors and open requests for proposals

● Providing shared business services, including financing, invoicing, marketing, and accounting

● Promoting sustainable and equitable business practices through our X Factor local business impact assessment tool, which captures each business’s environmental, labor, and community wealth-building practices