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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Seeks Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs

NLIRH seeks a bilingual (Spanish-English), committed, experienced individual who is

passionate about social justice to lead and manage our Community Engagement Programs. The Community Engagement Programs currently include our on-the-ground community organizing and mobilization work in New York, Virginia, Florida and Texas, along with relationship- and movement-building efforts inherent in the intersectional approach within our Reproductive Justice framework. The Community Engagement Programs focus on building the power of Latinas, primarily in our Latina Advocacy Networks (LANs), through community organizing, civic engagement and leadership development work in order to create mechanisms for Latinas to influence public policy and build community support for reproductive justice.

Supervised by the Deputy Director and reporting to both the Deputy Director and Executive Director, the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs will serve as part of the Senior Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience developing, managing and implementing civic engagement programs and/or organizing campaigns; overseeing the creation and implementation of leadership development curriculum; evaluating and assessing programs; as well as building and fostering organizational partnerships. We seek a skilled and passionate individual with experience working with diverse communities, who is highly motivated, and can easily work in a fast-paced environment! Candidates must have knowledge and commitment to reproductive health and rights and/or social justice issues.

Position Location: New York City, travel required.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

MANAGEMENT: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT

·     Manage community mobilization department and set vision and strategy;

·     Oversee implementation of programs which include community organizing, civic engagement, leadership development, and the field mobilization growth plan as a C3 organization;

·     Supervise national community mobilization staff;

·     Oversee strategic alignment and growth of Latina Advocacy Networks;

·     Create and implement evaluation and assessments systems for community mobilization, civic engagement and field operations programs;

·     Work closely with Deputy Director and Executive Director in advancing organizational annual and multi-year work plans;

·     Manage program budget;

·     Contribute towards grant writing and reporting as it relates to department activities and outcomes;

·     Collaborate and ensure alignment of community engagement work across departments, including Government Relations, Public Affairs & Communications, Development, and Operations & Finance.

LATINA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS

·     Oversee the development, implementation and assessment of the leadership and civic engagement programs, including incorporating ongoing evaluation metrics; Research, assess and promote best practices as it relates to community organizing, civic/voter engagement and rapid-response policy advocacy;

·     Oversee the CM policy advocacy strategy in partnership with relevant Government Relations staff;

·     Develop and foster relationships with local and national Latino civil rights leaders, reproductive health/rights/justice leaders, and other movement leaders and organizations;

·     Represent NLIRH’s community mobilization work at events, conferences, etc.;

·     Serve as organization liaison on community mobilization and movement-building coalitions;

·     Lead special projects as it relates to field operations, mobilization, coalition-building, civic engagement and program evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·     Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or advanced work experience in relevant fields preferred;

·     6-8 years of experience overseeing or managing civic or community engagement programs;

·     Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, especially: excellent judgment, strategic thinking and problem solving and high levels of initiative, creativity, flexibility and humor;

·     Experience managing volunteers, interns and paid staff;

·     Effective project management and budgeting skills;

·     Demonstrated success integrating technology into campaigns and engaging activists online;

·     Experience building and working with partnerships and coalitions;

·     Excellent communication and writing skills in both Spanish and English;

·     Dedication and commitment to reproductive health and rights is a must;

·     Must be willing to travel 30-50% of time; driver’s license required;

·     Experience training diverse populations, especially the Latino community, preferred;

·     Experience supervising remote staff, preferred.

BENEFITS

NLIRH offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, vacation and sick leave.

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Excellent communication and writing skills in both Spanish and English.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Executive

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references via email to humanresources@latinainstitute.org. Please write Senior Director of Community Engagementon the e-mail subject line. Position will be open until filled.

DREAM Seeks Family and Community Engagement Coordinator

DREAM (formerly known as Harlem RBI) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as a Family and Community Engagement Coordinator in our Out of School Time (OST) Program. The Family and Community Engagement Coordinator will be a member of DREAM’s Family and Community Engagement team, which works with DREAM staff, families, and the larger community to establish open lines of communication, build trusting relationships, and engage families and the larger community in reaching positive youth outcomes. The Family and Community Engagement Coordinator’s primary focus will be to be the face of DREAM in the community, collaborate with staff to fully engage families and the larger community into our everyday programming, and connect families to community resources. The Coordinator will also manage teams of parents who engage in activities that promote parent involvement, volunteering, and positive youth outcomes. Strong candidates will have experience in community organizing, group facilitation and managing teams toward set goals. 

The ideal candidate should be a motivated individual who has experience and interest in the importance of family involvement in afterschool programs and its influence on youth success. Candidates must also understand and value DREAM’s comprehensive approach to youth development including the role of team sports and after-school education.

Like all DREAM employees, the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator should demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and values of DREAM and should have substantial expertise in all areas of responsibility. The Family and Community Engagement Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Family/Community Engagement and Government Affairs.

Come join an organization that was recently recognized as one of the “50 Best Non-Profits to Work For” in the United States by The Nonprofit Times.

Role and Responsibilities:

·     Represent DREAM at family and community facing events including community board meetings, community alliance meetings, Exhibition nights, family days, and community fairs;

·     Partner with DREAM program staff to conduct annual family needs assessments and family satisfaction surveys throughout after school and summer programming to identify family interests and base Family Programming on families’ unique needs;

·     Manage the growth and development of DREAM’s Family and Community Engagement Program including the Family Action Council;

·     Partner with DREAM program staff to develop and coordinate family and community workshops and events; 

·     Engage families and the community to support DREAM recruitment efforts;

·     Engage families to participate in delegations to elected officials and other community advocacy efforts as needed;

·     Serve as a liaison between program, families, and the community to help trouble shoot the needs of the organization and the needs of the families (i.e. scheduling multiple events);

·     Meet with families in need to connect them to larger community resources;

·     Conduct 1:1’s with strategic community partners;

·     Maintain community and government contact information in the Salesforce Database. 

Qualifications:

·     Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Health Education or related field preferred (community organizing focus a plus);

·     Proven ability to organize, manage and support volunteers towards goals;

·     Proven ability to organize, manage and support volunteers towards goals;

·     Strong group facilitation skills;

·     Experience and cultural competency in working with black and Latino teens and parents;

·     Excellent oral and written communication skills;

·     Event planning skills;

·     Bilingual (Spanish speaker) required;

·     Must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment.

Hours:

Full-time with some evenings required, travel and occasional weekend hours. 

Compensation:

Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403(B) retirement account, life insurance, twenty days paid vacation per year and access to a full range of social services through our Employee Assistance Program.

PROFESSIONAL LEVE: None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: No requirement

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply here: https://careers.wearedream.org/careers/position/family-and-community-engagement-coordinator-east-harlem-new-york-ny-usa

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Seeks Director of Economic Justice Initiatives (Program Coordination)

Address: 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

DESCRIPTION

The Director of Economic Justice Initiatives is responsible for the direct oversight, staff supervision and coordination of The Center’s economic empowerment, immigration support and TGNC support services. These services seek to increase access to economic opportunities and offer educational support, case management and peer and individual support services for immigrants, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals and LGBT women. 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

·     Plan and develop visions, goals and objectives for economic empowerment and support services in a community center context for current and future programming.

·     Serve as a leader in The Center’s services department and create economic empowerment and support goals, metrics, plans and programs for achieving The Center’s mission while leading a highly functioning, collaborative team to deliver economic empowerment and support services that will develop and aim to meet specific goals and targets.

·     Participate in advocacy strategies when necessary to inform and influence key community, government and other stakeholders in support of The Center’s economic empowerment and support programming and mission.

·     Provide administrative oversight of economic empowerment and support programs to meet Center and funder requirements, including grant proposals, preparation of statistical and program reports and other program documentation.

·     Collaborate to help plan, develop and implement quality management processes to better meet participant needs and within the economic empowerment and support team including compliance, monitoring, data-driven improvements, participant feedback, opportunities for improvement, addressing gaps in systems or processes and continuously monitor effectiveness and quality of interventions and services into The Center’s services.

·     Provide cross coverage for Economic Empowerment and Support team tasks, duties and populations.

·     Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

·     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

·     Minimum four years’ program development and contract management experience with two years’ supervisory experience.

·     Experience with New York State and City human services regulations, managed care and health care billing, funding and grant proposal development, as well as organizing, peer and volunteer management.

·     Experience working in and knowledge of existing workforce development programs in New York City a plus.

·     Strong leadership, administrative, organization, and written/verbal communication skills; bilingual a plus.

·     Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of personalities.

·     Commitment to inclusive, multi-cultural programming; prior experience working with in coalitions with diverse communities and an understanding of intersectional oppressions.

·     Knowledge and understanding of the issues, needs and interests of LGBT youth, adults, families and community, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender issues.

·     A strong commitment to social justice and the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: No requirement

HOW TO APPLY

jobs@gaycenter.org

http://gaycenter.org/about/employment

Please carefully review the position description and requirements as outlined in the position announcements above. Applicants must demonstrate the appropriate experience and background as described within the position announcement.

All submissions must include a cover letter stating the position of interest and salary requirements, with an accompanying resume. Incomplete submissions or those not stating a salary requirement may not be considered. Duplicate submissions are not necessary.

Materials may be submitted by email to jobs@gaycenter.org. For mail or fax, send to:

Center Human Resources

208 West 13th Street

New York, NY 10011

Fax: 212-924-2657

The Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. Seeks Community Organizer (NYC)

Full Time/Program – Reports to Director of Organizing

Salary: Details: Salary commensurate with experience; starting salary for two years of direct experience is $44,149; benefits include medical and dental coverage among others.

Application Deadline: 01/17/2018

Address: 777 10th Avenue, New York NY, 10019, United States

1)     Works independently and/or with other staff as appropriate to organize around community issues based on the priorities set forth by management.

The organizing process includes, but is not limited to:

·        Helping community members establish and/or build neighborhood coalitions as appropriate. 

·        Recruiting new members to participate in campaigns, neighborhood coalitions

·        Conduct base-building activities to support coalitions, including outreach to build the membership base of coalitions such as the West Side Neighborhood Alliance (WSNA), tracking membership status and dues through the database, identifying potential members and places to find members, working with Director of Organizing to set membership goals and executing plan to meet the goals

·        Ensure that WSNA Steering Committee members take an active role in the planning and facilitation of meetings.

·        Ensure consistent turnout for all WSNA meetings via email blasts, mailings and phone-banking

·        Conducting leadership development and trainings, including identifying potential leaders, building relationships through one-on-one meetings, identifying leadership needs and developing, planning and facilitating trainings

·        Research and facilitate educational workshops as they relate to affordable housing and other relevant issues facing the community

·        Staying current about issues facing the community

·        Conducting regular outreach in the community

·        Disseminating educational information

·        Facilitating special events, such as forums, rallies and other public events

·        Participation as appropriate in citywide or other coalition efforts around issues of interest to the community

·        Preparation and distribution of written materials including membership and campaign materials

·        Building relationships with other neighborhood stakeholders, including elected officials, Community Board members and leaders and members of neighborhood and block associations

2)     Take a lead role in organizing and executing the Annual West Side Tenants Conference. The Community Organizer will coordinate with all staff, neighborhood organizations and elected officials in staffing all necessary workshops and panels. The community organizer will coordinate all logistics including where the conference will take place, breakfast and lunch for the day and all necessary materials, and ensure that necessary outreach is done within the community to publicize the event—this will include developing all relevant material and executing an outreach plan.

3)     Work collaboratively with HCC Tenant Organizer to identify and organize target buildings, and provide management and/or technical assistance in existing tenants associations as needed.  

4)     Coordinate and attend on-going appropriate trainings and public forums.

5)     Work with Management to develop reasonable programmatic goals for community organizing and to ensure that the goals for each program and/or contract are met.

6)     Contract Reporting: Complete all necessary work for contract agencies and/or foundations, including maintaining accurate and up-to-date relevant database entries, including but not limited to membership updates, meetings held and meeting attendees.  

Work Hours

The community organizer job often requires evening and weekend meetings. The standard work hours for the community organizer are between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., but the necessity of evening and weekend meetings require modifying those hours as appropriate.

Performance and Appraisal

The Annual Performance Appraisal will evaluate performance by the community organizer of the job responsibilities listed above.

BENEFITS

Benefits include medical and dental coverage among others. 

HCC is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, gays and lesbians, transgender people, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Language and Additional Requirements

There is a strong preference for a Spanish speaking person who has good public speaking, writing and computer skills.

Work hours are flexible but often require evening meetings and some weekends. Ability to speak Spanish, high-level computer skills and minimum two years experience preferred.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: No requirement

HOW TO APPLY: jfurlong@hcc-nyc.org

http://www.hcc-nyc.org

Send cover letter and resume by January 17th, 2018 to Leslie Thrope at lthrope@hcc-nyc.org or Jon Furlong at jfurlong@hcc-nyc.org, Insert “Community Organizer Applicant” in the subject field. 

The Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) Seeks Crown Heights Tenant Union Organizer

The Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) is seeking a Housing and Community Organizer to support the activities of the Crown Heights Tenant Union (CHTU). A grassroots coalition of tenant associations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, CHTU is coordinated by UHAB and led by its members.

 

Organization

UHAB empowers low- to moderate-income residents to take control of their housing and enhance communities by creating strong tenant associations and lasting affordable co-ops. Since 1973, UHAB has been helping New Yorkers with limited means become part of their own housing solutions. Our work is guided by core principles self-help, democratic resident control, and low-income housing.

UHAB’s Organizing, Policy, and Research department works with tenants who are at risk of displacement due to predatory behavior from landlords, gentrification, or poor living conditions. UHAB works with tenant leaders to develop resident associations and engage members in fighting for their own housing solutions. Tenant associations that UHAB works with fight to educate and enforce existing tenants’ rights, and to strengthen them through participating in City- and State-wide campaigns.

Position

The Housing and Community Organizer will work alongside tenant associations and community leaders to prevent displacement in Crown Heights. The Organizer will work to develop tenant associations in buildings facing distressed physical conditions, severe tenant harassment, and a loss of affordability as well as work closely with the leadership of the CHTU.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the development of tenant associations in Crown Heights and surrounding neighborhoods
  • Identifying and supporting the growth of tenant leaders through training, skill-sharing, and one-on-one meetings
  • Expanding the base of CHTU through outreach and leadership development to existing tenant associations
  • Working with the leadership of CHTU to coordinate two monthly membership meetings with its members, in addition to providing logistical support to the committees and working groups within the union
  • Reaching out to and mobilizing CHTU members to participate in and support the work of City- and State-wide coalitions to strengthen affordable housing in New York City

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be computer proficient, have excellent organizing skills, be personable, flexible, and have

  • a strong commitment to housing and economic justice,
  • several years prior experience working as a community or labor organizer (preferably within New York City),
  • an ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and accessible way,
  • strong oral and written communication skills, and
  • the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively handle multiple projects at the same time.

Candidates with an interest in alternative affordable housing models (i.e., affordable co-ops) and an interest in supporting UHAB’s work to build a pipeline of low-income co-ops are preferred. Hours include evenings and some weekends.

Location

The Housing and Community Organizer will be based primarily in our main office in Lower Manhattan; the organizing work takes place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Application

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with two references to organizingjobs@uhab.org.
UHAB is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

1199SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund Seeks Counselor – Education Department (Brooklyn, NY)

Responsibilities

  • Advise and counsel members with regards to academic and future employment options, benefits and programs provided by the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds; analyze and interpret student transcripts and records to provide assistance
  • Assist members over the phone, in-person, online, at healthcare facilities and other events to ensure they make sound academic/career decisions and receive benefits as per Fund guidelines; refer them to appropriate academic programs including degree, certificate, preparatory classes, etc.
  • Assist in the counseling, on-going case management of members nearing the completion of their degree/certification through Tuition Assistance and other education and training programs. Provide coaching in their job search pre and post upgrade strategies workshop.
  • Conduct Tuition Assistance/College Workshops, identify common member needs and develop proposed solutions, including customized workshops and interventions as needed
  • Collect and analyze data on all members who have not completed their training programs and provide case management support.
  • Provide counseling on study skills, time management, and research methods.
  • Responsible for preparing member appeal documentation; ensure members receive timely communication, follow-up and outcome regarding denials and appeals
  • Establish relationships and coordinate services with contracted counselors, educational institutions and external workshop facilitators; ensure they have knowledge and tools necessary to provide the highest level of service to members and that referrals/transition among departments and schools is seamless
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent years or experience required, Master’s preferred; plus
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in counseling in the following forums: Human Resources, or Career Guidance, or Vocational Training Center, or in an Adult Education College based program. 
  • Knowledge/experience in the navigation of higher education programs a plus.
  • Fluent in Spanish both written/oral, and cultural fluency of the variety of Latinos in NYC, a plus
  • Knowledge of health care education programs/career ladders or City University of New York (CUNY) system preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with staff and all stakeholders
  • Detail oriented and ability to handle multiple projects in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Excellent reading, writing and verbal communication skills including presentation/facilitation skills
  • Strong computer skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and handle sensitive issues
  • Ability to work flexible hours including some evening and weekends
  • Ability to travel to locations in the New York City area, in particular Brooklyn or Manhattan
  • Must meet performance standards including attendance and punctuality

Salary – A range between $47k and $59k

All applicants will be subject to three reference checks, verification of educational and employment history and a criminal background check, 

To Apply: 

Please submit a current resume and cover letter with intention to eric.johnson@1199funds.org