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Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation Seeks Full-Time Tenant Organizer

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is a not-for-profit community development organization serving 8,000 residents a year through a comprehensive array of housing preservation, economic development, community organizing and youth and family support services programs and projects. With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has an opening for one (1) Tenant Organizer to work in the Community Organizing and Advocacy division. This position exempt position.

Principal Duties:

  • Conduct outreach, survey buildings and individual apartments and, in the process, engage tenants to work together to solve repair and safety issues.
  • Complete HPD building surveys.
  • Hold regular meetings with tenants to identify and prioritize issues (e.g. repairs, unresponsive management or landlords, shoddy maintenance, breach of rent-stabilization regulations).
  • Create and facilitate regular workshops specific to housing rights,
    responsibilities, laws and processes.
  • Link tenants to the neighborhood-wide re-zone campaign and city-wide campaigns for affordable housing.
  • Demonstrate commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change.
  • Provide monthly narratives and statistical reports on work accomplished.
  • Report to Director of Community Organizing and Advocacy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required
  • Be fluent in Spanish
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Be comfortable facilitating meetings and leading workshops
  • Be willing to work flexible hours

CYPRESS HILLS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND IS COMMITTED TO WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

How to apply
Forward cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Director of Community Organizing and Advocacy at: JuliaW@cypresshills.org. Three (3) written and signed reference letters will be required if chosen for the position.

ANEW Seeks Executive Director (Seattle, WA)

Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) is a 35 year old pre- non-profit organization headquartered in Renton, Washington. ANEW’s mission is to provide women of all ages, races, and backgrounds with quality training, support services, and employment preparation services; leading to a viable and satisfying career pathway to family wage jobs.

Although women are ANEW’s primary target population, ANEW strives to increase diversity and inclusion for all underrepresented populations. Additionally, ANEW partners and works with multiple state registered apprenticeship programs, businesses, labor, workforce development organizations, and colleges in order to successfully carry out its mission.

POSITION TITLE: Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for ANEW’s staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations and business plans. S/he will manage staff and contractors at multiple locations and in multiple grants. S/he will demonstrate excellent writing, speaking, supervisory and financial and fundraising skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and system; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize ANEW’s board members, alumni and partnering organizations
  • Lead, coach, develop and retain ANEW’s high performance staff
  • Ensure effective systems to track program process and grant deliverables; evaluate program components and measure successes so impact can be effectively communicated to board members, funders and other constituents
  • Serve as primary connector/presenter with funding agents and partners; present program, grant or partnership information in a variety of environments to constituents
  • Develop or possess strong relationships with leadership in the apprenticeship community
  • Oversee special projects, such as conferences, leadership trainings, or short term contracts/assignments

Fundraising and Financial Oversight

  • Lead and manage all revenue generating activities, which includes, grant writing, contract negotiations, individual gift campaigns, and the acquisition of corporate sponsorships; including managing, and reporting all gifts, grants and contracts
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion
  • Report to funding sources on qualitative and quantitative impact per funding guidelines
  • Adherence to GAAP principles in oversight of budgets and general operational/financial functions

Program Direction

  • Ensure multiple programs adhere to grant/funding guidelines, program competencies, etc
  • Ensure reporting on deliverables is maintained according to grant, contract or donor guidelines
  • Interact with partners and funding agents on strategic activities, programs and special projects

Staff Management

  • Oversee all aspects of a small agency team per Employment Handbook and agency policies
  • Resolve conflict and manage team operations, reporting and client interactions in a fast-paced environment
  • Prepare and/or approve employee job descriptions, classifications, pay rates, payroll, administrative functions, leave, and other supervisory functions in a small work environment

Communications

  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, including web presence, newsletters, and platforms such as Facebook, blogs
  • Communicate ANEW’s impact in annual reports, at conferences, and with a variety of constituents
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Planning & New Business:

  • Design strategic expansion efforts and business plans
  • Build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with public and private funders, donors, community and political leaders
  • Be an external presence and represent ANEW and its interests in a variety of meetings

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to ANEW’s non-profit mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
  • Advanced degree, MBA or MPA preferred, and at least 10 years management experience. Track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next level of growth
  • 5+ years in development, grant writing and fund raising with proven outcomes
  • Knowledge of apprenticeship system, industrial sectors in the Puget Sound
  • Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage multiple budgets
  • Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including ability to create and edit documents in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) Typing ability of at least is 45 WPM may be required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal and excellent customer relations skills.
  • Good writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and application of organization, planning, records management and general administration.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Background screening through Washington State Patrol
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to include evening and or weekend
  • Valid Washington State Drivers License, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Proof of citizenship or other authorization for employment
  • Continuation of employment is contingent upon successfully performing work described herein
  • Continuation of this position is dependent on achievement of performance goals and availability of funding

Work Location: ANEW Administration office –Renton and Satellite locations as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday and occasional evening and weekends.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Anticipated Start Date: November/early December 2015

SALARY

This position is paid an annual salary of $70-80k DOE. This is an exempt position, Monday through Friday and occasional evening or weekend work. This position requires the ability to travel statewide and nationally. This position is grant funded and continuation of this position is subject to obtainment of contract deliverables, funding restrictions such as penalties for nonperformance, project evaluations, and achievement of performance goals and availability of funding.

BENEFITS

Employer paid benefits include: Medical, Dental and Vision.

A portion of the medical premium is made by the employee through a pre-tax contribution at time of payroll posting. Employees at 30/hours week or greater qualify for full benefits and pay a pre-tax contribution of $80 per month. Employees who work less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for paid benefits. Additional employer paid benefits include: basic life insurance, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and taxes as required by law. Employees may elect to make contributions to a non-employer sponsored 403(b) retirement plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Eligible applicants should submit current resume; references including at least 1 external partner; current or former employee; and supervisor/Board member; and cover letter demonstrating experience in these FIVE areas:

  • non-profit work;
  • fundraising and development;
  • financial oversight; including grant management
  • partnership development; and
  • staff oversight.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2015 VIA EMAIL ONLY – NO EXCEPTIONS. Applications not following these procedures will not be considered.

Please email resume and cover letter to: ANEW Board of Directors Attention: Keith Weir info@anewaop.org

Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW) is an equal opportunity employer.

The Coalition for Economic Justice Seeks Organizer (Buffalo, NY)

The Coalition for Economic Justice in Buffalo, NY is seeking a full-time organizer.

Background:
The Coalition for Economic Justice’s (CEJ) mission is to unite our member labor, faith, and community organizations and activist with allies and resources to win campaigns that promote economic justice for all through building strong, diverse, sustainable communities. Our current campaigns are the fight for $15, Industrial Development Authority Reform, and High Road Economic Development.

Responsibilities:

  • Campaign support: Under supervision of Executive Director, develop and implement campaign strategy and coordinate coalition campaign work;
  • Internal organizing: Strengthen participation of member groups in coalition campaigns and activities;
  • Mobilization: Maintain and grow mobilization structure and coordinate coalition leaders, staff, and volunteers in mobilizing member groups and activist base for coalition actions and events.
  • Coalition building: Work with Executive Director and coalition leadership to reach out to allies and recruit new organizations and individual activists to Coalition for Economic Justice through one-on-ones, presentations, tabling, and other outreach activities.
  • Communications: Be responsible, along with the Executive Director, for outreach to press outlets as well new media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram etc.
  • Fundraising: Work with coalition leadership, staff and volunteers to develop and implement grassroots fundraising activities, including maintenance of fundraising lists, direct mail, and fundraising events.
  • Support and Supervision for Interns: With Executive Director, support and supervise interns.

Qualifications:

  • Organizing experience, including experience developing and implementing campaigns;
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of worker justice and the labor movement;
  • Ability to mobilize grassroots support and build diverse partnerships;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain a database and use basic computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn other needed computer programs.
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus.
  • Experience with popular education and/or media work a plus.

Term of employment: We are seeking someone to start as soon as possible. Position will be permanent, pending a 90 day probation period. The candidate needs to have a valid driver’s license and working vehicle.

Hours: Monday through Friday, may include Saturdays and some Sundays, some weekends, and evenings

Direct Supervisor: Executive Director

Compensation: $31,000 – $38,000 a year, depending on experience; fully paid health and dental benefits.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Kirk@CEJBuffalo.org with CEJ Organizer in the title to Rev. Kirk Laubenstein
For more information, please contact Rev. Kirk Laubenstein at 716-892-5877 or Kirk@CEJBuffalo.org

CEJ is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people to apply.

Campaign for a Secure Future Coordinator, UA Local 393 (Silicon Valley)

Coordinator for a Labor/Community Campaign to address economic inequity and advocate for social justice in the dynamic Silicon Valley

WHO WE ARE

UA Local Union 393 is a construction trade union with over 2,200 members.  We have a long history of promoting social justice and worker rights issues in our community. We understand that if a diverse workforce gains more access to good middle class construction jobs through our Union, we will contribute to building a more powerful working class in our region.

WHAT WE ARE SEEKING

UA Local Union 393 is seeking a committed social justice advocate to join our team. This team member will support the internal organizing, community base building, social media program and project coordination needed to move our campaigns for quality jobs and equitable growth. This is a full-time, benefited position based in Silicon Valley.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Campaign for a Secure Future Coordinator will work under the direction of the UA Local Union 393 Business Manager and will act to support the Local’s leadership as they implement the Union’s programs.  This would include coordination of the Local’s social media program, assisting in the internal member organizing and mobilization program, assisting Member Leaders in community base building and conducting basic research on potential organizing targets.

Social Media Coordination

  • Assist the Local’s Social Media Consultant in preparing the bi-monthly newsletter and eLetter.Help maintain and write content for the Local’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account.
  • Collaborate with Local’s staff in using their social media platforms as tools to educate and mobilize the membership.
  • Monitor comments across all UA Local 393 platforms and insure response in timely manner.
  • Help generate more visits to our website, Facebook page and grow the Twitter Account
  • Coordinate with Local’s Social Media Consultant to review and keep up with social media trends and best practices.
  • Assist the Local’s Social Media Consultant in preparing regular reports that show engagements and growth in the Local’s social media platforms.  
  • Take photographs at work sites and worker actions to place within social media platforms.

Internal Organizing Support

  • Assist Business Representatives and Member Leaders in building community- based member organizing teams.
  • Develop and maintain tracking system of member participation in direct actions.
  • Responsible for the Member Recognition Program for members who participate in the Local’s direct actions to grow union density.
  • Assist Business Representatives in leadership development for Member Leaders.
  • Providing logistical support for actions, meetings and events, including scheduling, turnout, event staffing, compiling minutes, and other duties as needed

Campaign research and Support

  • Conducting web and media searches on possible targets of organizing campaigns
  • Assisting Member Leaders in the research of possible organizing targets in their communities
  • Coalition-building around specific policy issues, including outreach, meeting facilitation, mobilization, and conflict resolution

Required experience and qualifications

  • 3-5 years of prior work and demonstrated commitment to worker organizing, economic and social justice movements
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and use of social media
  • Coalition building and facilitation skills across a diverse set organizations and constituents
  • Experience working in multicultural settings
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Proficiency in basic qualitative research skills including internet and media searches and interviews
  • Strong command of basic Word programs such as Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: local government policy, land use, Project Labor Agreements, living wage, workers’ rights, sectorial analysis, or strategic corporate research
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese a plus, but not required

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The salary for this position will be a minimum of $70,000 a year and will be very competitive commensurate with candidates that have the breadth of experience UA Local 393 is seeking. It will have a generous benefits package, including full family health insurance and a retirement plan.  This is a full-time, exempt position.  

UA Local 393 is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category.  We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position

Email cover letter and resume to: Business Manager Bill Guthrie c/o Elaine Sakazaki at Elaine@local393.org. SUBJECT LINE SHOULD SAY “COORDINATOR APPLICANT:” followed by your full name.

Provide an example of your writing used in an organizing campaign.

Application deadline: November 20, 2015. The position will be open until filled and starts immediately.

Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) Seeks Staff Rep. for NJ

Staff Representative for New Jersey

The Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) is seeking a Staff Representative. The Staff Representative will work with Local officers, Representatives (shop stewards), and members to maintain strong, activist union locals. HPAE is a progressive health care union with a dynamic and successful organizing program; membership has tripled in the last 15 years. We currently represent 12,000 nurses and other health care professionals in 20 union locals.

Qualifications

Preference is for applicants who have experience in the full range of Staff Representative duties, including contract negotiations, grievances and arbitrations, internal organizing, and developing coalitions with other unions and community groups. HPAE will provide training as needed. Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills are required. Commitment to a strong, democratic labor movement is a must.

Salary & Benefits

Excellent salary and benefits. Across-the-board increases and seniority increments are provided each year as provided by the staff union contract. There is an excellent benefit package, including health and pension benefits, a car allowance, and tuition reimbursement.

Resume and references can be emailed to fdeluca@hpae.org or faxed to:

Frederick De Luca, MA, RN
Director of Private Sector Membership Representation
Neptune, NJ 07753
Office – 732-774-9440 ext 211
Fax – 732-774-9447