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The Center for Frontline Retail (CFR) Seeks Executive Director (NYC)

The Center for Frontline Retail (CFR) promotes awareness, leadership, and action to achieve quality employment in the retail sector. Through civic engagement, essential services, and industry research, Frontline grows grassroots capacity to transform retail work.  Using a services-to-organizing model, Frontline offers services that address worker’s immediate needs and empower them for industry advancement.  Through these services, we bring workers into our membership, and with strategic partners provide a platform for workers to build communities and develop innovative solutions that create structural change around sustainable employment and worker justice.  Frontline’s research and advocacy expand public knowledge about the latest trends impacting retails workers, and propel forward legislation promoting family-sustaining employment in the sector.

In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the development and raising of the annual budget – leading all fundraising activities, supporting program development and evaluation efforts, oversight of day-to-day operations and staff/volunteer management. The Executive Director also guides the strategic direction of advocacy efforts and key partnerships in training and advancement of retail workers and raising standards in the industry.

Strategic Direction and Leadership

§     Assure the organization has a long-range strategy plan that moves forward its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress

§     Maintain working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the retail and non-profit industries

§     Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board

§     Support program staff in development and execution of programming that speaks to current environment, as well as direct evaluation efforts for reporting

§     Build and maintain ongoing partner relationships – developing strategy and tactics aligned with shared visions for systems change

Fundraising & Financial Management

§     Develop the annual budget and fundraising strategy to meet all intended goals, as well as see that the organization operates with the budget guidelines

§     Manage all efforts to reach the proposed budget and work with the Staff and Board Members to engage them in related activities

§     Cultivate new funding sources and maintain existing funding relationships to meet and sustain the organization’s budget

§     Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices


§     Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers

§     Conduct regular performance evaluations for all staff members

§     Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist them in relating their specialized work to the overall goal and direction of the organization

§     Work with the Board of Directors to ensure fluid, open communication and transparency related to organizational happenings

§     Support the Board Chair in actively recruiting new Board Members and onboarding them

§     Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations


§     5+ years of professional management experience in a nonprofit setting, with an understanding of the services-to-organizing model

§     Strong commitment and passion for the mission and values of CFR, including a passion for workers’ rights and social justice

§     Ability to work independently, while leading a team of 5 – 7 members, and maintain a climate which attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people

§     Strong background in fundraising – working with diversified revenue streams – and the ability to build and maintain relationships

§     Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

§     Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

§     Flexible, collaborative and adaptable leadership style; a leader who can positively impact strategic and tactical organizational initiatives

§     Commitment to being both process and results driven

§     Intimate knowledge of low income work would be a distinct advantage

§     Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply

Salary & Benefits: This is a full-time position with a competitive salary starting at $70,000 and includes quality benefits. The Center for Frontline Retail is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, which with you explain your interest and connection to retail work, as well as your understanding of the service to organizing model, and expected salary range.  Also, please include three professional references, with current contact information, and a brief outline of past work experience with them and timeframe.

Please send all materials by email to jobs@frontlineretail.org or mail to:

Center for Frontline Retail

Attention: Executive Director Search

7 Penn Plaza, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10001

The New York Immigration Coalition Seeks Civic Engagement Associate

The Civic Engagement Associate will work within the Advocacy Department to execute its electoral outreach, advocacy, and organizing work to increase the civic participation and inclusion of all immigrants in New York City. The ideal candidate will have experience with some combination of the following: community organizing and engagement, advocacy, and grant writing.

The Civic Engagement Associate will work closely with the Vice President of Advocacy to manage the NYIC’s overall civic engagement efforts, which include supporting advocacy efforts through logistics support and planning, supporting the Civic Engagement Collaborative to foster the civic engagement of immigrants, coordinating legislative affairs, and building a base of engaged immigrants and allies throughout the State.

Key Responsibilities:

The Civic Engagement Associate will be responsible for the following:

  • Support and contribute to the organization’s advocacy work and civic engagement campaigns, including assisting large scale events and managing event logistics, as needed
  • Coordinate with community based organizations to support their non-partisan efforts to register new voters and promote voter turnout
  • Support and coordinate the IVote coalition’s campaigns to improve civic, electoral, and community engagement in immigrant communities
  • Support scheduling for legislative visits and advocacy events, and participate in outreach to public policymakers and elected officials
  • Participate in the development of advocacy and community education materials
  • Manage the tracking and reporting for current grants and support the Development team in aggregating data for upcoming funding opportunities in conjunction with the Advocacy and Development Departments
  • Hold periodic community education workshops and forums
  • Help develop and manage strategic relationships

Qualities Sought:

  • Some experience with civic engagement, community organizing, coalition building, and / or immigrant-serving or led community based organizations is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of issues faced by immigrant communities in New York State
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience public speaking
  • Highly organized, with administrative experience
  • Language skills in Spanish, Chinese, Creole, Arabic, Russian, or other language(s) spoken in New York City is a strong asset.

Professional Level: None specified

Minimum Education Required: No requirement

How To Apply



Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements in an email to hr@nyic.org with the subject line “Civic Engagement Associate.”

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible. We will consider tailoring the position if we find a strong candidate with some but not all of the relevant skills.

Arab American Association of New York Seeks Youth Lead Organizer

Address: 7111 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209

About the Organization:

The Arab American Association of New York is a 501(c)(3) not for profit social service organization located in Brooklyn, New York. Our mission is to support and empower the Arab immigrant community by providing services that will help them to adjust to their new homeland and become active members of American society. Our aim is for families to achieve the ultimate goals of independence, productivity, and stability.

About the Position:

AAANY is looking for a dynamic Youth Organizer to maintain and expand our critical youth programming. Applicants should be committed to building strong relationships with Arab American and immigrant youth residing in Bay Ridge and Sunset Park, Brooklyn, with the goal of strengthening the capacity of these young leaders to affect change in their communities.  

Responsibilities include:

●    Ensuring AAANY’s Youth Racial Justice program has a successful, engaged cohort of youth participating in weekly afterschool programming.

●    Overseeing curriculum planning and evaluation processes for the Youth Racial Justice Program

●    Recruiting students and promoting consistent participation in youth programming.

●    Develop and manage new and existing cultural and programmatic partnerships

●    Grant reporting and presenting information to stakeholders

●    Promoting AAANY’s advocacy work on social media and print promotional materials.

●    Supporting AAANY’s campaigns which include civic engagement, police accountability, and immigrant rights

●    Conducting outreach activities in the community

●    Mobilize youth and community members around advocacy actions such as voter registration, direct actions, advocacy campaigns, etc.

●    Attend staff meetings

●    Complete work plans and reports in a timely fashion

●    Other tasks as assigned


●    Strong capacity as a writer, educator, communicator, and administrator

●    Organized, flexible, and easily adapts to change

●    Ability to work independently and as a team-player

●    Comfort with public speaking and developing relationships with community members

●    Capable of developing curricula and has experience working with youth

●    Extreme attention to detail in writing, budgeting, and relationship building

●    Familiar and comfortable with various web platforms and digital technologies

●    Enjoys working with and mentoring teenagers

●    A self-starter determined to provide quality programs for teens

●    Commitment to social justice and the empowerment of communities of color

●    Bilingual English/Arabic/Urdu/Spanish preferred

Level of Language Proficiency: Bilingual English/Arabic preferred

Professional Level: None specified

Minimum Education Required: 4-year degree

How To Apply



To apply please email a resume and cover letter to applications@ArabAmericanNY.org with “Youth Organizer” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible

El Puente Seeks Assistant Director (NYC)

As a staff member of El Puente, the Assistant Director is expected to uphold and work within the mission, philosophy and principles of the organization. She/he must work with the Director and other staff members to: design & manage a holistic arts & academic enrichment program; ensure the integrity of El Puente’s Membership Process; and to achieve expected contractual outcomes.

Administration and Operations

·      Work with the Director to oversee and create administrative systems that meet the needs of the program (including but not limited to staff/participant filing systems, data entry, attendance records, contact lists).

·      Ensure compliance with all relevant health, safety, organizational and funder policies/protocols.

·      Supervise the management of Administrator-On-Duty (AOD) responsibilities including the overseeing of program day-to-day operations, communications and safety practices, building operations, and closeout of building at the end of programming.

·      Supervise the management of staff scheduling.

·      Supervise the management of administrative correspondence (regular reports to funders, etc.) on behalf of the program.

·      Attend appropriate staff and team meetings, workshops, and events.

·      Learn the upkeep of program finances including but not limited to: invoices, check requests, timesheets, budget, and fundraising.

Program Development and Leadership

·      Work with the Director to develop and implement year-round community center programming: afterschool program summer programming, co-locaters, teen/adult programming that reflect El Puente’s Mission and 12 Principles, fulfill contractual objectives, and are structured, age appropriate, and project based.

·      Supervise Staff making sure they understand whom their supervisors are and are being provided with regular feedback and assessment. 

·      Supervise that curricula for activities, workshops and community service projects related to the El Puente model of youth mentoring and leadership development, in areas such as health and wellness, academic enrichment, engagement in the arts, and social justice issues are being met.

·      Work with the Director to develop, schedule and/or facilitate professional development activities for staff.

·      Be able to oversee and facilitate classes with large and small groups of students.

·      Support outdoor field trips by managing paperwork (bookings, train passes, directions) and covering appropriate staff to student ratios.

Recruitment and External Relations

·      Colead the design and implementation of a multifaceted strategy for participant recruitment and outreach, to include: developing and maintaining partnerships with principals and staff at local schools; street and community outreach.

·      Work with the Director in developing and maintaining partnerships with local community, civic and cultural organizations that could potentially provide resources to the program.

·      Work alongside the Director with developing a parent involvement and support. 

Benefits: Medical and Dental plan offered.

Professional Level: Professional

Minimum Education Required: 2-year degree

How To Apply: jobs@elpuente.us, http://elpuente.us

Make the Road New York Seeks Coordinator for Safe and Just Cleaning Research & Action Campaign

Make the Road New York (www.maketheroadny.org) is a non-profit organization that builds the power of Latino and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.  We have 21,000+ members and operate five community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island, Brentwood, Long Island; and White Plains, Westchester.

MRNY’s Workers’ Health and Safety Program serves thousands of immigrant workers per year through a combination of training on a variety of health and safety topics and community-based research across various low-wage industries.  The Program aims to develop the skills and leadership of community members to create more resilient, safe and healthy workplaces in a variety of industries across the city through dynamic training for immigrant workers, train-the-trainer programming, and community-based participatory research on occupational health and safety.  This Program is housed within MRNY’s Organizing Department (Worker Organizing Team) and strives to connect participants to our broader worker organizing and systemic change efforts.

Current Opening:

MRNY seeks a highly motivated, organized, and dedicated individual to join our dynamic workers’ health and safety team.  The focus of this position will be leading the day-to-day management of our research and public health action campaign, “Safe and Just Cleaning” – a multilevel campaign that aims to reduce the adverse health effects, and the associated disease burden, experienced by low-wage immigrant workers due to the use of cleaning chemicals at work and home.  This position will support a research project that MRNY is doing collaboratively with the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens College, CUNY and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. Using a participatory research model, workers and community members will gain skills and knowledge to recognize their exposures and potential risks; this will lay the basis for building a joint worker-community advocacy effort that directly address the multi-layered impact of dangerous chemicals on cleaners’ and their communities.


The Coordinator for the “Safe and Just Cleaning” research and action campaign will, among other things:

    Assist in the planning of meetings, outreach initiatives, trainings, and collection of research data;

    Contribute to reports and other correspondence with project grantor(s);

    Collaborate extensively with team members to conduct project planning and assessment;

    Ensure connection of work performed across departments and partner organizations connects to the overall goals of the Safe and Just Cleaning campaign

    Assist the work of the broader worker’s health and safety program as needed.

    Supervise 1 staff member, and coordinate the work of member-volunteers.



      Must be fluent in English (written and spoken) and at least near fluent in Spanish (spoken);

      Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, and communication skills;

      Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team, proven ability to problem-solve, and engage in positive conflict resolution and constructive solution-oriented conversation;

      Demonstrated ability to work independently while moving work forward in strategic and efficient ways as well as identifying when guidance/support is needed;

      Demonstrated commitment to social justice and cultural humility and interest in building a grassroots movement with community organizations;

      Be able to work some evenings and possibly some weekends;

      Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

      While the position is based in our Queens office, the applicant will split their time coordinating activities at Queens College, CUNY, and must be willing to travel to our offices in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Staten Island.



      Two to five years of project coordination experience and/ or master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, or related field

      Knowledge of community-based participatory research;

      Experience collaborating with community organizers is a plus;


Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors ranging from $48,000 to $53,000 MRNY offers a generous benefit package including health insurance and 401K.


How to Apply: 

Please send a resume and cover letter to JustCleaningCoordinator@maketheroadny.org. Applications with no cover letter will not be reviewed. Applications will be accepted until April 10 or until the position is filled. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately.  


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

Murphy Institute Seeks Academic Program Specialist – Workforce Development


CUNY SPS provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited online degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education.

The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies is a collaboration between the University and New York City labor unions for the purpose of serving the educational, policy, and research needs of unions and their members. The mission of the Institute is to: 1) offer undergraduate and graduate programs in labor and urban studies; 2) expand working adult access to colleges throughout the CUNY system; 3) partner with labor unions and employers to address training and education needs of union members; and 4) serve the labor and broader community by conducting researching, offering leadership development programs, hosting forums and national conferences, and publishing articles, books, and a national labor journal to promote debate on issues critical to labor’s future and its policy role.

The Workforce Development Program at The Murphy Institute provides academic and administrative support to union workers, working adults, and nontraditional students who are seeking to earn a degree or certificate from a college within CUNY; enhance their skills; and improve career opportunities. The Program is searching for a Program Specialist to assist in overall program administration, including communications, outreach, recruitment, coordination of support services, and liaison with program partners.

The Worker Education Program Specialist reports to the Associate Director of Workforce Development.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

– Assist in developing and implementing training programs and support services
– Coordinate student support services, such as tutoring, student success workshops, and various basic-skills mini-courses.
– Assist in developing and implementing outreach activities  and program recruitment
– Supervise and coordinate off-campus information and educational/career advising sessions
– Coordinate data collection and assist with the creation of institutional reports for internal and external distribution
– Act as a liaison between the Workforce Development program, other units of CUNY, and external program partners
– Work with the Workforce Development team to develop and maintain a communication strategy, using print and technology resources, including social media such as Facebook and Twitter
– Oversee various administrative functions on behalf of the Program Manager

Selected candidate will need to work a flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends and to travel to the five boroughs in New York City.



Bachelor’s Degree and four years’ relevant experience required.

Other Qualifications
– Master’s degree in higher education, or other related field
– Experience in higher education and/or adult education and workforce development
– Detail oriented, with strong organizational skills, demonstrated ability in strategic planning,  ability to manage multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
– Knowledge of college admission practices and enrollment services preferred
– Knowledge of CUNY programs and degree requirements
– Experience with successful implementation of programs for a diverse student population and successful college-wide collaborations
– Demonstrated proficiency in various software programs, including  Excel
– Ability to  work a flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends and to travel to the five boroughs in New York City
– Responsiveness and professionalism in collaboration with diverse internal and external stakeholders
– Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to make presentations and lead small-group discussions




Participates in the daily coordination of academic and administrative activities of a College’s specialized academic program under management direction.

– Supports program development, student service delivery, outcome evaluation and instructor/student recruitment, enrollment, and retention.

– Recommends, implements and evaluates strategies to expand program offerings

– Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management

– Develops and maintains relationships with various College offices to improve student and faculty services

– Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures

– Oversees office recordkeeping; manages updates of program web and print materials

– May supervise office operations and/or department budget

– Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Program Specialist




Higher Education Assistant








Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.




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April 24, 2018




CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional




CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.