Category Archives: Labor and Community Job Opportunities

Family Enrichment Center Seeks Family Advocate (Bronx, NY)

About the Family Enrichment Center

The Family Enrichment Center (FEC) is a warm and welcoming community gathering place in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx.  It is a space where any member of the community can come for support, information and services.  The FEC is a home like setting, which reflects the community, and offers direct services, activities and resources that promote family well-being and empowerment. In partnership with FEC staff, families will drive the planning, development, and sustainable co-ownership of the centers. Families who participate in the FEC programming will be encouraged to share their expertise by volunteering at the center, and given meaningful opportunities to engage with neighbors and peers. The goal of the FEC is to strengthen families’ protective factors and build community connections, capacity and resilience.

Position Summary

The focus of this job is building connections with FEC Staff, community partners, and stakeholders. An engaging-empathetic communication style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm are the keys to achieving the goals of this job. The FEC Family Advocate is responsible for contributing to the day-to-day operation of the FEC including, co-designing and delivering programming, providing concrete advocacy for members, making referrals and creating a warm and welcoming gathering place. The Family Advocate will welcome newcomers, take active steps to recruit volunteers and ensure that they are valued members of the team.

A key part of the Family Advocate’s job is to convene, support, and collaborate with a team of local parents to deliver monthly events (training will be provided).

You Are:

— A natural collaborator

— Able to focus on the big picture as well as the details

— Warm, outgoing, enthusiastic, and can enliven, engage, and positively impact individuals and groups from a diverse community

— Able to engage the commitment and buy-in of others

— Someone who has a sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated and believe that is the foundation for designing and implementing interactive communication and programs

— Skilled at working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects occurring simultaneously

— Able to promote cooperation and possess a strong commitment to results

— Solution-focused and skilled at pro-actively establishing relationships and new groups.

You Have:

— An Associate’s Degree in social work, public policy, education, public administration, or related field; and/or equivalent experience

— Lived and/or worked in the South Bronx

— Strong interpersonal skills, be able to connect with and engage children, youth and families.

— Experience imputing data, running data driven reports and using the information to make programmatic decisions

— Strong organizational skills

— Experience planning and hosting events (family gatherings and parties count!)

— The ability to communicate in more than one language.

It Is A Plus If You:

— Have experience in any of the following areas: community organizing, political campaigns and/or customer service

— Have experience caring for a child as a guardian, parent, relative, neighbor or babysitter

How To Apply

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=g-w&jobId=82511&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Friends of the Earth Seeks Grassroots Organizers

Do you want to join a team focused on activating a base of people to stop Trump’s attacks on everything we care about and fought to protect? Are you experienced organizer? Do you want to help one of the oldest environmental groups turn a base of supporters into a base of activists at the very moment we need as many people active as possible? Do you like working virtually?

Position: Grassroots organizer (contract) to help stand up to Trump

Location: Multi positions including Southeast (TN, GA, FL) and a remote position (location flexible within U.S.)

Friends of the Earth-U.S., founded by David Brower in 1969, is the U.S. voice of the world’s largest federation of grassroots environmental groups, with a presence in 75 countries. Friends of the Earth works to defend the environment and champion a more healthy and just world. We are a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for more than 45 years, resulting in landmark environmental laws, precedent-setting legal victories and groundbreaking reforms of domestic and international regulatory, corporate and financial institution policies.

To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world value people and the environment. Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, ensuring the food we eat and products we use are sustainable and safe for our health and the environment, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them.

Overview

We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated organizer to do a four-month contract as a Friends of the Earth grassroots organizer focused on helping to engage grassroots activists by identifying, training, activating, and developing local leaders for a FOE grassroots network . The goals of the organizer will be to recruit new volunteers, develop leaders, and collaborate with allies on behalf of Friends of the Earth, and focusing that organizing on the urgent issue of stopping Trump, his friends in congress, and the fossil fuel industry from dismantling our environmental and social justice laws. We are looking for an experienced organizer who can help us maximize the impact of our organizing at this critical moment. 

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Develop grassroots leaders in key locations;
  • Train newly engaged activists in a variety of critical organizing skills;
  • Organize and mobilize a broad, diverse and powerful base of supporters in support FOE’s efforts to stop the destructive attacks on environmental and social justice protections;
  • Recruit and activate volunteers;
  • Coordinate events such as organizing meetings, rallies, weeks of action, panel discussions, and film screenings;
  • Coordinate and implement grassroots and grasstops organizing and public education campaigns;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • As part of the national organizing team help design organizing plan and strategy, create materials, plan and execute trainings

Requirements

Two or more years of experience in grassroots/field organizing.

Skills and knowledge

  • A demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice;
  • Experience in grassroots organizing, recruitment, and leadership development;
  • Experience in organizing events including protests, rallies, and actions on key issues;
  • Desire to have a major impact on policy debates through hard-hitting advocacy;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to inspire trust and respect among colleagues and external partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once in a self-directed manner, ability to work collaboratively as part of a fast-moving and results-oriented team, ability to work in coordination with a diverse group of coalition partners and ability to work effectively in a changing environment;
  • Sophisticated oral and written communication skills and comfort with presenting material to a wide range of audiences, including the public, the press, businesses and government officials;
  • Excellent decision-making skills, professional initiative, time management, prioritization and networking skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity.

This is a four month contract with Friends of the Earth. The contract will be commensurate with experience.

Apply

To apply: Send an email with your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to foeorganizing@gmail.com.

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.

EDGE Funders Alliance Seeks Director for North America

The Director of EDGE North America will be an employee of EDGE Funders Alliance, reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with Board members, other funders and with NGO and social movement allies. S/he will be based in the U.S. Northeast.

In collaboration with the Executive Director and other EDGE staff and consultants, the Director will ensure that EDGE programs, in particular activities within the US and North America related to representation and relationship building, organizing, and membership development, are carried out as planned, and that agreed upon tasks and initiatives move forward in ways that achieve overall program goals.

The Director will help provide strong, active leadership that reflects the values and mission of the organization and meets the needs of EDGE’s strategic priorities.

Primary Responsibilities

The Director will be a key contact and spokesperson for EDGE in the US and North America, and will have, within the context of EDGE Funders Alliance’s overall efforts, primary responsibility for the development, implementation and assessment of EDGE programs in the region. S/he will help establish and then coordinate the work of EDGE’s emerging North America Steering Group, an informal advisory group of EDGE Board directors and members.

Working closely with EDGE’s Executive Director and members of the Board, the Director will have primary responsibility for generating and maintaining relationships with EDGE members as well as key partners, peer affinity groups, and other constituencies within the US/North America.

As EDGE’s key community builder in the region, the Director will undertake US/North American membership development and member retention, and actively support the Executive Director and members of the Board in fundraising, helping ensure EDGE’s financial sustainability.

The Director will collaborate with the Executive Director, Board members, staff/consultants, members, allies, donors, and funding prospects, strengthening those relationships for EDGE Funders’ overall benefit.

Specific tasks for the coming period will be to plan and coordinate activities that help move US/North American funder engagement in EDGE Just Transition Collaborative and related program activities, contribute to EDGE’s overall (global) program goals, and help increase the number of foundations joining and/or becoming more active within EDGE Funders.

Essential and desirable qualifications of the person in this role:

  1. A good understanding of the foundation landscape, including how it is understood and organized, how foundations work, and what is important for them – including the types of progressive foundations EDGE is targeting.
  2. Understanding and agreement with EDGE’s mission, purpose, and values.
  3. A good understanding of both philanthropy and social movements, and how they interact both in the region and internationally beyond the US.
  4. The proven ability to plan, implement, and communicate strategic interventions with those involved in the process.
  5. Demonstrated organizing skills, and creativity and knowledge in providing services and organizing initiatives that can serve as incentives for foundations and donors.
  6. Excellent communications skills and the ability to follow through interventions by communicating with staff in senior positions in and outside of philanthropy.
  7. International work experience, and the ability to travel relatively frequently within and outside the region on occasion as well.

Compensation offered will be based on qualifications and experience. The Director position can be less than FTE, based on mutual agreement. It would begin as soon as possible.

N.B. The Director will contribute with other staff members to an internal process of rethinking the functioning and organization of the team, which may lead to a new model of decision making, task sharing and organizing in an ambition to reflect, within our organizational culture, the systemic challenges we urge our membership and wider community to address in their own work.

To Apply

Send a cover letter with minimum salary requirements, resume, and a writing sample (sample should be no more than five pages) to jenn@edgefunders.org with your name and “North America Director” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

EDGE Funders is an Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. work authorization is required.

Democracy Collaborative Seeks Program Associate, Healthcare Engagement Program (Washington, DC)

The Democracy Collaborative, a national research institute dedicated to the development of innovative strategies for the democratization of wealth, seeks an experienced Program Associate in the Engaged Practice Division to support the work of our various community wealth building projects and programs.

Location: Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C.

About the Position

The Democracy Collaborative is a nonprofit think tank and consultancy that focuses on researching and promoting innovative ways of building wealth in low-income communities and developing models for transformative systemic change. Our Engaged Practice Division works at various levels in communities across the country to operationalize strategies that build community wealth. Community wealth building is a systems approach to economic development that creates an inclusive, sustainable economy built on locally rooted and broadly held ownership. This framework calls for developing place-based assets of many kinds, working collaboratively, tapping large sources of demand, and fostering economic institutions and ecosystems of support for enterprise rooted in community so that all can thrive.

The Program Associate will work primarily as a member of the Healthcare Engagement team in the Division of Engaged Practice, working with hospitals and health networks to intervene in the social determinants of health in communities through improved hiring, procurement and investment practices. Under the direction of a project manager and the Director of the Engaged Practice Division, s/he will be called on to provide administrative, operational and logistical support, such as planning and executing public convenings and conferences (including preparing written and other material for dissemination), coordinating internal and external meetings, providing on-site coordination for meetings and events, managing relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders, and arranging travel and accommodations. S/he will also provide program support in the form of contributions to long form reports, shorter research briefs and blogs, presentation materials, and other communications, through writing as well as through primary and secondary research and analysis. S/he may also provide operations, logistics, research, and writing support to other programs within the Engaged Practice Division and the organization as a whole as needed. After some experience with the Democracy Collaborative and demonstration of successful performance, the Program Associate may assume greater responsibility for specific initiatives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Associate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage high profile events (large and small) including managing a budget, creating agendas, handling logistics, directing content, and managing key external relationships.
  • Plan and manage internal and external meetings, including scheduling, handling logistics, arranging travel, creating agendas, preparing material, and managing relationships.
  • Represent our work and build meaningful long-term relationships with individuals from a vast variety of external stakeholders, including government, C-suite business leaders and institutional, nonprofit and social service agencies, banks and credit unions, philanthropies, and neighborhood or community organizing groups.
  • Provide research and content support for healthcare engagement and other projects (could include arranging focus groups, conducting interviews, etc.)
  • Assist with communications and outreach efforts around healthcare engagement and other projects.

Qualifications

Desired qualifications include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with exceptional attention to details.
  • Ability to relate in meaningful ways to a variety of high profile stakeholder groups and individuals.
  • Basic budgeting and accounting knowledge.
  • Experience and interest in event planning and logistics.
  • Understanding of socially responsible business, employee ownership models, and the social determinants of health a plus
  • Understanding of and familiarity with community economic development approaches, the healthcare field, institutional practices a plus.
  • Evidence of previous work demonstrating a high degree of performance and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both individually and on high-functioning teams.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for mission-oriented work.
  • Attitude of “find a way or make a way”.

Education/Experience Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience is required (e.g., community development, social enterprise/business development, planning and development, event planning, healthcare engagement). A strong commitment to social and economic justice is required. A Master’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of work experience is preferred. Understanding of various community economic development approaches a plus.

Must be highly organized with an attention to detail, especially with regards to dates, times, and schedules. Must have experience with event and logistic coordination. Must be polished and professional and comfortable engaging with multiple stakeholders at all levels. Must be interested in, familiar with, and enthusiastic for transformative community economic development and the work of The Democracy Collaborative.

To Apply

Send résumé/CV with references, a detailed cover letter regarding your interest in and desire to make a contribution to the kind of work being done by The Democracy Collaborative, and a relevant short writing sample to jobs@democracycollaborative.org.

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Job includes a generous benefits package including health care, three weeks of paid vacation per year, and an employer contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan.

The Democracy Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

South Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation Seeks Executive Director

See full posting here.

We are proud to offer an exciting opportunity to lead an organization that works at the intersection of economic development, workforce development, direct service, and advocacy in three of the most dynamic neighborhoods in New York City. The Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC) was founded in 1978 as a business membership organization to advocate for, and provide technical assistance to, small businesses in the waterfront neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Red Hook and Gowanus. SBIDC continues to manage the city’s largest Industrial Business Zone. In addition, over the past five years, SBIDC has expanded its mission to help neighborhood residents secure and maintain good jobs, often in the same neighborhood businesses we have served for nearly 40 years. The organization has grown substantially in the past 5 years thanks to an entrepreneurial staff and board of directors. We are looking for an executive director to continue to grow the ways in which we help businesses and residents alike in Southwest Brooklyn in financially and organizationally sustainable ways.

Hollaback! Hiring for Multiple Positions

Learn more about these positions here.

PROGRAM EVALUATOR – #100DAYS100DINNERS – CONTRACT POSITION

Hollaback!, The Faith Matters Network, and The Dinner Party are seeking a program evaluator to assess the success of their collaboration –  #100days100dinners – between now and March 2018. #100Days100Dinners aims to do nothing short of repairing the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil civic discourse and engagement.

Starting January 20, 2017, #100days100dinners has been inviting people to convene potluck dinners in big cities, small towns, suburbs, and countrysides to create spaces dedicated to civic literacy and engagement, strengthening our social ties with one another. Hosts are invited to hold conversations in one of two tracks. The first, Be and Belong, is a chance for targeted folks accustomed to the daily stress of work, organizing, protesting, and living with marginalization to sit down and to share a time of rest and refueling. Recognizing that strong, dependable relationships, self-healing, and support for another are critical as we enter a time of more extreme struggle, we wish to offer those most affected by the recent rise in hate crimes — people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, Muslims, immigrants, Latinxs, and people with disabilities — a pause and a refuge. The second, Where Do We Go from Here?, is designed as a chance to sit down with folks of different political beliefs, ideologies, and identities, who wish to understand the stories beneath the stereotypes, and who are willing to grant welcome in exchange for receiving it.

Over the next year, we will facilitate over 750 dinners across the United States, and we are seeking a program evaluator to design a research program that can rigorously examine the gatherings’ impact on participants’:

  • feelings of physical and emotional well-being,
  • mindset and feelings of agency,
  • empathy toward others both within and outside their own communities and identities, and
  • rates of volunteerism & long-term community engagement.

Candidates who are interested in conducting this research as part of a research or academic institution are strongly preferred, and interest in publishing the results is a plus.

This position will be paid by a grant contract, and the funding allocation for research is capped at $5,000 for the duration of the contract. The position will be managed by Hollaback!. Hollaback! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a PDF resume to holla@ihollaback.org (as an attachment) and include the cover letter in the body of the email. The cover letter should underscore your experience conducting research similar to this, and how you might approach evaluating our metrics above.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

PART-TIME PROGRAM COORDINATOR – BYSTANDER INTERVENTION

The Part-time Bystander Intervention Program Coordinator will be intrinsic to the success of Hollaback!’s expansion of our Bystander Intervention Program, and will join a team of five people, including our Executive Director, Deputy Director, Program and Development Officer, Communications and Program Coordinator, and Program and Administrative Assistant in our Brooklyn office.

This role will require someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that combines a strong work ethic, a solutions-driven ethos, a comfort with taking risks, passion for this project, critical attention to detail, and strong communications skills. This person must have some previous experience and an interest in delivering trainings to diverse audiences, developing curriculum for trainers, and bringing a program to scale, and must have a strong intersectional framework and approach to this work.

The position will be paid at an hourly rate of $20-30 at 30 hours per week from early to mid-March until early to mid-September. In September 2017, the position will be up for review and the leadership team will consider an extended contract or a more permanent position.

The job will include the following:

  • Training. Assist our team in delivering a series of in person and webinar-based bystander intervention trainings to diverse audiences. Some travel, evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Program coordination. Assist with the maintenance and coordination of our training calendar and schedule. Coordinate with partner organizations on co-facilitated trainings. Liaise with individuals and groups requesting training.
  • Curriculum and materials development. Assist with the development of a train the trainer curriculum and guide, as well as a general bystander intervention curriculum and guide. Assist with updating and maintaining our existing training materials and decks.
  • Program development and marketing. Assist with planning to expand and grow the program, including the development of marketing and promotional materials.
  • Evaluation. Assist in maintaining evaluations and metrics for trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills-based requirements (you must have at least 80% of the following):

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • 2-3 years of voluntary and professional experience in delivering trainings;
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in program coordination;
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience;
  • 1-2 years of partnership development and outreach experience;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; and
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Docs, etc.

General requirements:

  • Motivation to contribute to a fast-paced environment with aggressive growth plans;
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, results driven, motivated by project coordination and deadlines;
  • Flexibility around job tasks;
  • Quick-thinker who can synthesize a lot of information into take-aways and next steps;
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively;
  • Willingness to problem solve and take on challenges;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; and
  • Genuine passion for ending gender-based harassment and an investment in seeing more women and LGBTQ+ leaders in the world.

Hollaback! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a PDF resume to holla@ihollaback.org (as an attachment) and include the cover letter in the body of the email. The cover letter should include, but is not limited, to answering the following questions:

  1. How does your experience align with the list of skills based requirements?
  2. Tell us about one of the most impactful trainings you delivered.
  3. Talk about a time when you identified something as wrong/broken/unjust in life, at school or at work, and what steps you took to change it.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.

PART-TIME PROGRAM COORDINATOR – #100DAYS100DINNERS

At Hollaback!, our mission is to build safe, inclusive public spaces by transforming the culture that perpetuates discrimination and violence. #100days100dinners, launched in the wake the 2016 election in collaboration with the Faith Matters Network and The Dinner Party, is designed to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil civic discourse. Over the next year, we are inviting people to convene potluck dinners in big cities, small towns, suburbs and countrysides to create replenishing and healing spaces that thicken our relationships with one another, both within our existing communities and across lines of difference.

The Part-time #100Days100Dinners Program Coordinator will be intrinsic to the success of Hollaback!’s newest project and will join a team of six people, including our Executive Director, Deputy Director, Program and Development Officer, Communications and Program Coordinator, Program and Administrative Assistant, and Part Time Program Coordinator for our Bystander Intervention Program in our Brooklyn office.

This role will require someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that combines a strong work ethic, a solutions-driven ethos, a comfort with taking risks, passion for this project, critical attention to detail, and strong communications skills. This person must have some previous experience and an interest in facilitating dialogue across difference, creating healing spaces, cross-team collaboration, project management and communications — including social media, press, and newsletters.

The position will be paid at an hourly rate of $20-30 at 30 hours per week from April until early to mid-September. In September 2017, the position will be up for review and depending on funding, the leadership team may consider an extended contract or a more permanent position.

The job will include the following:

  • Communications management. Develop and oversee a communications plan for this project, which will include securing earned media, engaging partners, and overseeing our project intern in the areas of social media and newsletter development. Plan should build a pipeline of interested hosts and attendees that will lead to 750 dinners over the next year – half of them along Track I, “be and belong” and the other half along track II, “bridging difference.” In addition, the plan will engage 25% of people who attend dinners in continued conversation – either by hosting a dinner of their own, attending a training, or participating in a campaign.
  • Program coordination. Coordinate weekly with partner organizations – The Dinner Party and the Faith Matters Network – and their teams to ensure alignment and good communication across the three organizations. Deepen engagement with existing partner organizations and recruit new partners to assist in the roll-out of our communications plan and the recruitment of dinner hosts.
  • Materials development. Assist with the development of additional resources – including but not limited to triage kits for at-risk communities and guidebooks on how to facilitate hard conversations, hold space for those in trauma, and bridge difference.
  • Evaluation. Work with a researcher to design and implement an evaluation system.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills-based requirements (you must have at least 80% of the following):

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • 1-3 years professional experience in marketing and communications;
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in program coordination;
  • 1-3 years of voluntary and professional experience in nonviolent communications and/or group facilitation;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; and
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Docs, etc.

General requirements:

  • Motivation to contribute to a fast-paced environment with aggressive growth plans;
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, results driven, motivated by project coordination and deadlines;
  • Flexibility around job tasks;
  • Quick-thinker who can synthesize a lot of information into take-aways and next steps;
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively;
  • Willingness to problem solve and take on challenges;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; and
  • Genuine passion for the project.

Hollaback! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a PDF resume to holla@ihollaback.org (as an attachment) and include the cover letter in the body of the email. The cover letter should include, but is not limited, to answering the following questions:

  1. How does your experience align with the tasks set out in the job description?
  2. Tell us about a conversation you’ve had post-election across lines of difference – be it racial difference, political difference, class difference, or other. How did it go? How did it feel?

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.