Category Archives: Labor and Community Job Opportunities

Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association Seeks Community Organizer – Housing Focus (Bronx, NY)

Organization Mission: Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, Inc. is a community development corporation located in the Hunts Point, Longwood, and Morrisania neighborhoods of the Bronx. Our mission is to contribute to a revitalized, safe and economically vibrant South Bronx through the development and management of affordable housing and provision of targeted human services. Banana Kelly seeks to empower residents through supportive services, vocational, educational, and cultural programs, and community organizing which assists in the retention of affordable housing accommodations and improvement of the quality of life for all residents.

Job Objective:  The Community Organizer will play a key role in the organizing department, leading Banana Kelly’s tenant organizing work in buildings threatened by predatory equity, while also supporting the broader organizing work around resident engagement, healthy neighborhoods, and the potential rezoning of Southern Boulevard.

Job Responsibilities: The Community Organizer will lead our participation in the Stabilizing NYC campaign, coordinating strategy and actions with partner organizations across the Bronx and New York City, while developing tenant associations in buildings targeted by predatory equity in our neighborhoods. The organizer will also support the overall organizing department goals which include but are not limited to:

  • Support residents of rent stabilized buildings in forming tenant associations
  • Participate in base building activities including, but not limited to:
  • Door knocking
  • Surveying
  • Distributing fliers
  • Conducting one-on-ones
  • Phone banking
  • Preserve and expand low income housing through participation in city-wide coalitions
  • Research housing data to identify buildings to organize in and create campaign strategies
  • Collect, manage and report data on organizing activities
  • Ensure turnout of tenants for local, borough-wide and city-wide actions
  • Conduct trainings and support overall leadership development activities
  • Build and maintain relationships with other neighborhood partners and stakeholders, including elected officials
  • Expand representation and participation of Banana Kelly residents in the Resident Council
  • Expand representation and participation of neighborhood residents in the Southern Blvd neighborhood coalition
  • Support our work to organize local residents to promote and expand access to healthy foods, activities and overall health justice
  • Support the larger Banana Kelly mission through coordination with other departments


  • Strong commitment to building leadership in Bronx residents
  • Ability to work in diverse communities with people from various backgrounds
  • Demonstrated commitment to an anti-racist community organizing model of change
  • Spanish/English bilingual strongly preferred
  • Highly motivated individual with a passion for engaging communities
  • Ability to work most evenings and some weekends
  • 1-3 years applicable work experience, including tenant organizing
  • Basic computer skills required; knowledge of database programs such as PowerBase preferred
  • Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage, and inspire community members
  • Strong and effective communicator


Banana Kelly offers a generous benefits package including health insurance.


Spanish/English bilingual strongly preferred


None specified


No requirement


How to Apply:   Please send the following two (2) documents to Gregory Jost at, with the subject line “Community Organizer Application”

  1. An electronic file of your resume in either .doc(x) or .pdf format
  2. A cover letter (outlining your qualifications for this position)

Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ identifying and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NY Renews Seeks Campaign Coordinator


NY Renews ​is a​n unprecedented statewide coalition that has come together to fight for groundbreaking climate policies grounded in equity and justice for communities and working people. Spurred by Superstorm Sandy, the People’s Climate March, and the urgent need for state climate leadership under the current federal administration, NY Renews is campaigning to pass a legislative platform in the next two years ensuring New York makes a rapid and equitable transition to 100% renewable energy, funded by a fee on corporate climate polluters. The coalition brings together 140+ community-based organizations, environmental justice groups, labor unions, faith groups, business leaders, and other advocates. For more information, visit

 We seek a talented, proactive, and dedicated Campaign Coordinator to staff our campaign alongside our Coalition Organizer. This is an opportunity to work with a huge diversity of partners on one of the most exciting climate and equity campaigns in the country.

Position Description & Responsibilities

The Campaign Coordinator will report to the Steering Committee (SC) and is responsible for:

Campaign Coordination: Working with the SC to set campaign strategy and implementation timelines, as well as make key strategic and tactical decisions that arise in the course of the campaign; liaise with full coalition to ensure robust involvement in campaign strategy across the state; facilitate standing coalition working groups (organizing, policy development, communications, fundraising, etc.); maintain close working relationships with current coalition members.

 Campaign Implementation: Lead the execution of major state-wide campaign tactics, such as rallies, press conferences, advocacy days, etc.; support coalition members in executing local tactics in line with coalition strategy; coordinate press and digital promotion of campaign tactics, to elevate our story in the media; in conjunction with SC, draft key press statements, informational materials, etc.


Alliance-Building: Growing the coalition and strengthening our longstanding alliances through institutional and individual relationship building and maintenance, including with key stakeholders in labor, academia, the business community etc.


  • Fierce commitment to social, economic, racial, and climate justice;
  • Highly proactive, takes initiative on all projects from conception to completion;
  • Strong knowledge of NY political landscape and communities
  • Exceptional ability to juggle multiple, simultaneous projects with cross-cutting stakeholders and deadlines, without sacrificing attention to detail;
  • People-person, able to foster genuine working relationships of trust and solidarity with a wide variety of partners;
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and public-speaking skills;
  • (Preferred) 5 years experience working for a community, labor, or environmental organization;
  • (Preferred) relationships with leadership of NY economic justice, environmental justice, and/or labor organizations.

Terms of Employment​: Campaign Coordinator is a full-time position with health, retirement, vacation, and other benefits. These terms, and others relevant to your employment, are spelled out in the Tides Foundation Personnel Policy that is available upon request. Salary $55 – $75,000.

NY Renews is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQ and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits:  Health, vacation, retirement and other benefits

Professional Level:  None specified

Minimum Education Required: No requirement

How To Apply

Application Process:​ Email cover letter and resume to ​​. Please put “NY Renews Campaign Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response. Application deadline: March 14, 2018. Starting date: mid-April (exact date to be discussed)

Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development Seeks Community Organizing Apprentice (NYC)

Job Type: Full Time Contract

Salary: Details: STIPEND: Minimum of $17,000

Start Date: 09/03/2018

Application Deadline:  03/30/2018

Address: 50 Broad Street Suite 1402 New York NY 10004



ANHD is excited to announce the start of recruitment for the tenth cycle of the Center for Neighborhood Leadership’s Community Organizer Apprenticeship Program. The Center for Neighborhood Leadership trains the next generation of community leaders and increases the capacity of grassroots organizations to win concrete changes for communities. The Organizing Apprenticeship is a rigorous ten month, five day per week training and educational program for new and emerging neighborhood organizers, civic engagement specialists and leaders. Apprentices spend four days per week working at a host site, and one day per week in training. The Apprenticeship is New York City based and focused, and is conducted in partnership with Public Allies New York (PANY). This means that participation in the CNL Apprenticeship will also constitute participation in the Public Allies program, giving apprentices and hosts access to the benefits of both programs. It also means that apprentices and hosts will need to comply with the requirements and rules of both organizations in order to successfully complete the program.

 Click here for more information.

 Program Benefits

  • Apprentice will receive a minimum monthly stipend of $1700 plus fully paid health insurance for the ten month term.
  • Apprentice will get ten months of intensive, high quality training and formal instruction regarding how to create and sustain positive community change and on how to build a career pathway as a community change specialist.
  • Apprentice will have access to child care benefits, food stamps, health insurance, interest-free student loan deferments, and up to $5,750 in an education award to pay back student loans or pay for future education. Now moving into its tenth year, CNL has a 90% success rate in graduating to post-secondary education and/or permanent employment.  
  • Each Apprentice who successfully completes the program will have access to an educational grant via Public Allies.

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by the start of the apprenticeship (September 2018).
  • Applicants must meet all US work requirements.
  • Applicants need to be able to work a minimum of 42 hours/week during a five day week for the duration of the ten month term. Monday to Thursdays will be full time works days at the Apprentice’s worksite with almost all Fridays during the term being a full day of training and/or formal instruction with CNL and/or PANY. Although there will be some evening and weekend work, most weekends are work free.
  • The program is required to request disclosure of criminal convictions and conduct a criminal background check. However, a criminal conviction history does NOT mean automatic rejection or dismissal from the program. The background check happens after candidates are accepted; it is not a part of the selection process. If you are interested in the program and have a criminal conviction, you are still encouraged to apply; program staff will help you navigate the process in a manner that will protect both your privacy and dignity to the greatest extent possible.


Health benefits and educational award, childcare, food stamps, interest-free student loan deferments

Professional Level: None specified

Minimum Education Required: No requirement

How To Apply

Applications Due March 30, 2018

 Complete the application here by March 30, 2018

Make the Road New York Seeks LGBTQ Youth Organizer (Mainly Brooklyn with some travel to Queens | Part Time)


About us: Make the Road New York ​(MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. MRNY 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 22,000 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.

 GLOBE Project at Make the Road New York: GLOBE​ is our LGBTQ project in Brooklyn. It initiated in 2005 with the vision of providing a safer space for TGNC-Queer communities of color in Bushwick. Throughout the years the group has focused in several campaigns to address the impact of gentrification on communities at the intersection of several identities, in increasing health access to TGNC-Queer and low income folks, and educating our community to combat and interrupt homo-transphobia. 

 The position: The​LGBTQ Youth Organizer will work with GLOBE, within MRNY’sYouth Power Project (YPP),​ and to build a base of youth members and help advance local and city-wide campaigns and become powerful thinkers, leaders and decision-makers. This person will work closely with the Trans Immigrant Project in Queens, the T*GNC-Queer Lead Organizer and the organizers from the Youth Power Project (YPP) to engage intergenerational gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, questioning and ally fold into the work of Make the Road New York (MRNY). The position will be anchored in our Brooklyn office, where the organizer will be working on building a base, but the candidate will have to travel to and from our Queens office for team organizer meetings.

 Primary Responsibilities:

 ●     Lead regular (weekly) outreach in places where LGBTQ community congregates (parks, GSAs, clubs, etc.).

●     Identify and nurture TGCN Queer youth of color as grassroots leaders, and recruit new members​

●     Lead weekly meetings and workshops at MRNY’s LGBTQ Justice Project 

●     Maintain participation of members in our weekly LGBTQ Justice Project meetings in Brooklyn

●     Lead meetings/workshops at schools and other venues

●     Support the development of new and existing GSAs in BK schools our members attend

●     Document the work done at each school with pre and post assessment surveys ● Participate regularly in coalition meetings and/or other engagements. 

●     Work with LGBTQ organizer to achieve project recruitment, mobilization and campaign goals

●     Engage youth in community organizing efforts around immigration, education, police accountability and more

●     Maintain database records, paper files, and documentation required by department procedures and by funders

●     Support MRNY’s organizational and YPP wide events throughout the year

 Primary Qualifications:

●     Candidates with experience in LGBTQ issues and Education background are highly encouraged to apply

●     Demonstrates experience working with youth, preferably in an organizing or youth development setting

 ●     Ability to work in a faced-paced environment, high energy environment

●     College Education and/or equivalent life and/or organizing experienced required

●     Demonstrated ability to do outreach and convey mission of the organization

●     Able to facilitate educational sessions and workshops 

●     Able to mobilize members to different events, marches, press conferences, etc.

●     Knowledgeable of New York City’s educational system

●     Ability to travel to all of MRNY’s offices and work in both Brooklyn and Queens/ Knowledgeable and able to navigate New York City’s subway system

●     Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and databases

●     High level of accountability and initiative; needs to be a self-starter and eager to do team work to support the organization as a whole

●     Interest in both community organizing work and direct service provision

●     Applicants preferred with ability to speak and write in both Spanish and English, but not necessary

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. 


How to Apply:

Forward a cover letter and resume by email to ​ ​ Attach cover​   letter/resume AND include both in the body of the email. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status

 Benefits: Compensation and Benefits: Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. 

Professional Level: None specified

Minimum Education Required: No requirement

How to Apply:

Forward a cover letter and resume by email to ​ ​ Attach cover​   letter/resume AND include both in the body of the email. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status

The NewsGuild of New York Seeks Organizer

Job description:

The NewsGuild seeks an experienced, self-motivated organizer to work primarily on internal media organizing drives in the NYC metropolitan area. The organizer will report directly to the Guild’s Mobilization Director and will work with local staff, including our Local Representatives and Communications Director on various internal organizing initiatives.

This position will initially be part time with the potential to grow into a full-time position.

The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003 is a labor union representing nearly 3,000 news professionals in the Greater NYC area. The NewsGuild-Communication Workers of America represents over 22,000 news media workers in the US and Canada. Our members work in all areas of the media industry, including print, digital and broadcast operations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify and pursue member leaders in digital, print and broadcast media; work closely

with members to develop strong and active member driven committees

  • Identify and develop education around key internal organizing issues; conduct strategic industry research
  • Execute campaign plans with clear goals, strategies and benchmarks
  • Develop and implement creative, escalating tactics to move members to action
  • Work with local staff to engage current members in organizing campaigns to build support local-wide
  • Build worker committees toward upcoming contract negotiations.


  • 1-3 years labor organizing experience required; additional experience working in media a strong plus
  • A strong commitment to building a diverse, democratic and member-led union and labor movement
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities; must be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal and writing skills
  • Ability to work irregular hours, long evenings and occasional weekends
  • Ability to perform administrative tasks necessary for organizing quickly and efficiently (producing organizing materials, maintaining databases, correspondence, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, multitask, be well-organized and reliable
  • Ability to assess workers’ support of the campaign; identify potential committee members; move workers to make concrete commitments and take action; facilitate committee meetings, etc.

Salary and benefits:

Competitive salary based on experience.

Application and instructions:

Please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to our Mobilization Director, Jesus Sanchez, at

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fast Food Justice Seeks Organizer for Fast Food Workers – New York City

Fast Food Justice, a first of its kind non-profit organization dedicated to a fast food worker and community social justice movement, is launching operations throughout NYC. We have an exciting opportunity for an Organizer to join our campaign and help build our organization.

About the position: We seek an energetic organizer who will help support thousands of fast food workers in building Fast Food Justice.

Responsibilities include:

·     Organize fast food workers in New York City to build Fast Food Justice;

·     Identify and develop worker leaders;

·     Help fast food workers and community members understand their rights under New York City legislation that affects industry working conditions; and

·     Assist in planning and running meetings and actions of workers and community members including know-your-rights trainings.

Requirements include:

·     Demonstrated commitment to social justice;

·     Organizing or community work, or volunteer experience;

·     The ability and willingness to travel if needed and to work long or irregular hours, including weekend work as needed;

·     Strong and effective verbal communication and presentation skills;

·     Excellent writing and computer skills;

·     Strong interpersonal skills;

·     Experience and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds; and

·     A car and a valid driver’s license, a plus.

Benefits: Fast Food Justice offers a competitive salary and a benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency: Fluency in a second language, either Spanish, Bengali or Haitian Creole, preferred.

Professional Level: Entry level

Minimum Education Required: No requirement

How To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to

Fast Food Justice is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.