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Center for Popular Democracy Seeks Fair Workweek Campaign Manager (Brooklyn, NY)

Fair Workweek Campaign Manager

Join the next wave in the movement for economic justice in America.

Working people driving America’s service economy struggle with jobs with unpredictable part-time hours, low wages and few benefits that strain their families and cause economic insecurity. The Center for Popular Democracy’s Fair Workweek Initiative (FWI) seeks a Campaign Manager to support and coordinate bold new campaigns to win a fair workweek in cities and states across the country.

The Fair Workweek Campaign Manager will work with CPD/CPDA affiliates and allied partners to advance policy and public education campaigns to ensure working people have wages and hours they can count on to care for themselves and their families. We are seeking an experienced strategic campaigner who has driven successful policy and issue-based campaigns while building strong coalitions and deep grassroots leadership. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and energetic professional with strong project management, facilitation, training and problem-solving skills who thrives in a fast paced work environment and is a self-starter.

 

The Fair Workweek Campaign Manager is responsible for working closely with partner organizations to develop and execute local field campaign plans, and engage allied national partners to integrate local campaigns into a comprehensive national strategy to win a fair workweek. In addition to providing technical assistance and supporting others who are driving local campaigns, the Campaign Manager will work closely with the policy, organizing, communications, research and digital staff at CPD/CPDA. 

The Campaign Manager reports to the Director of the Fair Workweek Initiative and collaborates with the project team and other CPD programs.

About The Fair Workweek Initiative

Anchored by the CPD and CPD Action, the FWI is driving the growing momentum to restore a workweek that enables working families to thrive. We are committed to elevating the voices of working people to ensure they shape the solutions that work for their families – through improved industry practices or workplace protections. Learn more at: www.fairworkweek.org

Since 2014, FWI has won groundbreaking campaigns that established new work hour standards in six cities and the state of Oregon, and moved corporate retail chains to deliver more predictable stable hours for hundreds of thousands of working people.

About CPD + CPD Action

The Center for Popular Democracy and the Center for Popular Democracy Action promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with more than 50 partner organizations in more than 35 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We offer an exciting opportunity to drive ambitious campaigns and partner with community-based organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

Position location: Open to remote locations. CPD has offices in NYC and DC. Current FWI team members are based in NYC, DC, Los Angeles, Oakland and Atlanta.

Primary Responsibilities:

The candidate will report to CPD’s Fair Workweek Initiative Director and will:

·     Oversee and provide leadership for the development of multiple fair workweek policy campaigns that include innovations in worker engagement and mobilization; diverse coalitions; public education and issue elevation within a women’s economic and racial justice framework; and cutting-edge use of field and digital strategies.

·     Assist partner organizations in the development and implementation of state and local campaigns. Especially seeking candidates with rigorous approaches to campaigning, and the management expertise and relational nuance to work with state and local organizations in building out such campaigns.

·     Work with the Corporate Strategies Director and Lead Organizer to ensure that campaigns directly engage and develop the leadership of working people.

·     Work with the Senior Staff Attorney for Worker Justice to gain strong proficiency in fair workweek policy, represent the organization with policy makers and staff, and develop local policy solutions

·     Develop and oversee strategic communications and public support research projects integrating findings into field tools (e.g. message guides, support models, etc.) Help plan and execute national days of action, rallies, marches, and other high-visibility activities.

·     Build a dynamic learning network with local affiliates, national allies and elected officials to ensure campaigns share strategy and information, deploy the most effective tactics, and generate national momentum and attention to the issue.

·     Produce and manage projects that produce essential tools for the field – both internal campaign supports and public facing document

·     Support national integration and collaboration through all-campaign meetings, regular sub-group calls (communications, field, research, etc.).

·     Build campaigns with an approach that increases the knowledge, expertise, experience and capacity of our state and local partners.

·     Participate in regular meetings of the FWI team and broader CPD/CPDA staff team.

Job Requirements:

·     Minimum 5 years campaigning experience (policy, labor or community, or electoral);

·     Experience leading winning policy campaigns with national significance or impact;

·     Understanding of issues facing communities of color, women and low-and moderate-income families;

·     Experience building and working with broad-based issue coalitions;

·     Advanced experience in training, coaching and developing organizers and campaigners;

·     Comfort, and some areas of expertise, implementing a range of campaign strategies and tactics, including policy, corporate accountability and civic engagement;

·     Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills;

·     Self-motivated and dedicated – proven ability to work independently and overcome obstacles;

·     Ability to work well with diverse organizations and communities.

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

BENEFITS

We have a generous benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurances; 15 vacation days per year; 10 sick and safe days per year; 7 paid holidays per year; and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: Professional

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: No requirement

HOW TO APPLY: http://populardemocracy.org/

Send a cover letter and resume through the following link: https://cpd.hiringthing.com/job/54755/fair-workweek-campaign-manager

The Legal Aid Society – New York City Seeks Criminal Defense Practice Community Organizer-CJU

The Legal Aid Society is seeking a driven, inspired, and energetic Community Organizer who will work with The Legal Aid Society’s Community Justice Unit (“CJU”) to build grassroots community participation in efforts to reform the criminal justice system.

The Society’s CJU provides legal services/case consults in a specific catchment area in each of the five boroughs providing anti-violence services through the CeaseFire model (now called “CureViolence”). This is a public health model originated in Chicago that responds to gun violence with services in the community–mediation, social services, violence interrupters, etc. The model works on the theory that if conflicts can be worked out by people in the community, further violence can be avoided.

The ideal candidate is an experienced organizer who has worked on grassroots, policy and advocacy campaigns. The ideal candidate is committed to The Legal Aid Society’s mission, is flexible and effective in a fast-paced environment. This is not an office-based job. The ideal candidate will be working with our CureViolence partners throughout the five boroughs, engaging with and supporting community members who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES  

·     Assist Community Justice Attorneys in providing training and outreach to CureViolence community partners

·     Develop social media campaigns to highlight program success

·     Work with other units of The Legal Aid Society to create opportunities for community members

·     Participate in implementing a client advisory board

·     Lead street outreach and other community-based canvassing;

·     Measure and track outcomes; enter data to track outcomes

·     Ability to work flexible hours beyond 5:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays

SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

·     Other duties as assigned

Location: Citywide

Requirements

·     Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required

·     Previous community organizing experience preferred; a demonstrated commitment to activism and mobilizing communities required

·     Experience developing members into leaders and employing grassroots strategies for social change

·     Experience working on coalition-based campaign to effect policy change

·     Basic knowledge of and interest in criminal justice reform, including a serious commitment to ending mass incarceration

·     Deep and meaningful ties to the community and community driven policy reform

·     Comfortable working with clients and their families

·     High energy, strong interpersonal, public speaking and problem-solving skills; an outgoing personality and willingness to take risks are essential to succeeding in this position

·     Basic computer skills, including ability to use the internet, email, word processing (e.g. Microsoft Word) and spreadsheets (e.g. Excel) programs

·     Comfort working with a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

·     Experience working in New York City and State preferred, but not required

·     Collaborative instincts, sense of humor, and charm

·     Valid driver’s license

·     Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required

Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer — Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.

HOW TO APPLY: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1143211&d=ExternalCareerSite

Work for Progress Seeks Consumer Advocate

U.S. PIRG FELLOWSHIP 

Speak For The Public Interest

Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us — it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy. 

Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do.

 

What It Means To Be A Fellow 

You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results.

This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups. 

Pay & Benefits 

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.

Locations & Start Dates 

We’re hiring for positions in Washington, D.C., Boston and Chicago. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2018, or visit our website to see immediate openings.

Are you ready to speak for the public interest?

U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more. 

U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. 

BENEFITS

U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.

HOW TO APPLY

http://workforprogress.org/job-board?entry=90679/&utm_source=Idealist&utm_medium=web-ad&utm_campaign=WFPfall2017OER

NY Metro PNHP Seeks Executive Director

NY Metro PNHP is a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, a national organization of physicians and others dedicated to achieving universal health care through single payer national health insurance (Medicare for All). The successful candidate should have outstanding leadership and administrative abilities. Key skills include organizing, communication, and fundraising. Experience and ability in use of traditional and new media desired. NY Metro PNHP is an equal opportunity employer; applicants of all backgrounds encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits range $55 – $70K. Send resume and cover letter to info@pnhpnymetro.org. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Job Description

NY Metro is a chapter of PNHP, a non-profit research and education organization of physicians, medical students, and health professionals dedicated to working toward universal health care through single payer national health insurance (Medicare for All). The NY Metro Chapter plays a prominent role in the movement in New York for universal health care.

The Executive Director provides leadership and administrative support in organizing, event management, communications, and fundraising. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors to determine and implement the strategic direction of the organization, strengthen Board development, and support the Board’s Committees and Working Groups. The Executive Director has part-time administrative assistance. Responsibilities include the following:

Organizing

  • Take leadership role in campaigns in which the Chapter is engaged, such as that supporting the single payer NY Health Act.
  • Support the working groups of the board
  • Recruit and mentor student leaders at area medical schools, including help to build strong chapters at these schools
  • Collaborate with the PNHP National Office as well as New York area chapters in the Capital District and elsewhere.
  • Work with the Membership Committee to develop ways of reaching potential members and welcoming new members into the Chapter. 

Education and Outreach 

  • Work with the Program Committee to identify speakers and topics for monthly forums and other events.
  • Arrange speaking engagement for Chapter members.
  • Update and maintain Chapter website.
  • Encourage and support Chapter members in writing letters to the editor and corresponding with journalists.

Administration

  • Manage monthly Board meetings, Executive Committee conference calls, and other events.
  • Supervise administrative assistant, student fellows, and volunteers.
  • Manage Fall and Summer fund drives and identify other funding. opportunities.
  • Organize elections at annual membership meeting.
  • Maintain Chapter files and database (donors, members, non-members).
  • Provide annual budget and cash projections.
  • Report bi-monthly and semi-annual lobbying activity to JCOPE.

Send resume and cover letter to info@pnhpnymetro.org by December 1st, 2017.

Riders Alliance Seeks Community Organizer (NYC)

The Community Organizer is in charge of engaging transit riders in the fight for better public transit, and for recruiting and supporting transit riders to become activists and leaders who can help improve transit for millions New Yorkers. The Community Organizer reports to the Campaign Manager and is responsible for:

  • Recruiting transit riders to become activists through public events and meetings, one-on-one conversations and follow-up;
  • Working with community members and leaders to determine goals and strategy, then following through to execute effectively on plans;
  • Building membership and grass-roots community leadership for the organization;
  • Training grassroots activists to be effective, knowledgeable advocates for their own needs;
  • Working with media outlets and reporters in order to earn coverage of campaign events;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with elected officials, city and state agency staff, and other constituencies to win improvements in service; and
  • Supervising interns and volunteers as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of community organizing, including managing campaigns, developing leadership, and recruiting members.
  • Excellent people skills: ability to quickly build relationships, to listen to and persuade people, and to engage people effectively around a common goal.
  • Ability to lead locally-relevant issue-based campaigns in low-income communities, communities of color, immigrant communities, and middle-class communities.
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing.
  • One year of experience in a community organizing or a political/governmental role, or equivalent educational experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Self-motivated individual able to work independently under strategic supervision from the Deputy Director and Campaign Manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to fluently speak language(s) other than English.
  • Familiarity with NYC communities and community politics.

Job features:

  • Full-time position. The position will require some evening meetings.
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
  • Full benefits: excellent health, dental, 401(k) match, paid time off.

How to apply:

  • Send resume and cover letter detailing your experience in local politics and community campaigns to Campaign Manager Rebecca Bailin at rebecca@ridersny.org.
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.

The Riders Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for the position.

Riders Alliance Seeks Deputy Director for Policy and Organizing (NYC)

The Deputy Director for Policy and Organizing is responsible for overseeing the campaign, community organizing and policy advocacy work of the Riders Alliance. The Deputy works closely with the Executive Director and the organizing team to set strategic goals and actively manages a talented staff to build power, engage our members, advocate effectively with elected officials and in the news media and win better, more affordable transit service for millions of New Yorkers.

The Deputy Director for Policy and Organizing will:

  • Lead a team of staff to set strategic goals, win vital policy campaigns and build a powerful organization of transit riders;
  • Supervise organizers day-to-day, overseeing their work on multiple concurrent campaigns;
  • Manage relationships with elected officials, agency staff, fellow advocates and community organizations;
  • Strategize and execute press plans, including events, releases and other forms of communication, that help strengthen the Riders Alliance and our campaigns for better transit;
  • Oversee the organizers running our grassroots leadership program and guarantee that we successfully train and organize community leaders to speak up for better public transit;
  • Hire, train and supervise new organizers as resources permit, and manage ongoing professional development of staff;
  • Supervise the Canvass Manager and guarantee that our canvassing program is best serving our campaigns and our organizing needs;
  • Report regularly to the Executive Director and on occasion to the Board on the progress and status of various campaigns.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 7-10 years of experience in community politics and organizing;
  • Nuanced understanding of all aspects of community organizing, including managing campaigns, developing leadership and recruiting and retaining members;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise issue campaigns at all levels: as far-reaching as protecting transit funding in the state budget and as local as winning repairs at a specific subway station;
  • A record of executing successful campaigns in diverse settings, including in low-income communities and communities of color.

Additional notes:

  • The Deputy Director will be part of a small team determining the future of this dynamic and rapidly growing organization.  Candidates must be strong leaders, creative thinkers and enthusiastic team players.
  • The Deputy Director will be supervising staff who are themselves experienced in organizing and managing issue campaigns.  Candidates must be able to support and manage staff who are independent and already successful in their work.

Job features:

  • Full-time position.  The position will require some evening and weekend engagements.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Full benefits: excellent health, dental, 401(k) match, paid time off.

How to apply:

  • Send resume and cover letter to Riders Alliance Executive Director John Raskin at john@ridersny.org.
  • Please do NOT include a salary history. Please do include a range of desired salary.
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.

The Riders Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for the position.

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

The Community Organizer is in charge of engaging transit riders in the fight for better public transit, and for recruiting and supporting transit riders to become activists and leaders who can help improve transit for millions New Yorkers. The Community Organizer reports to the Campaign Manager and is responsible for:

  • Recruiting transit riders to become activists through public events and meetings, one-on-one conversations and follow-up;
  • Working with community members and leaders to determine goals and strategy, then following through to execute effectively on plans;
  • Building membership and grass-roots community leadership for the organization;
  • Training grassroots activists to be effective, knowledgeable advocates for their own needs;
  • Working with media outlets and reporters in order to earn coverage of campaign events;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with elected officials, city and state agency staff, and other constituencies to win improvements in service; and
  • Supervising interns and volunteers as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of community organizing, including managing campaigns, developing leadership, and recruiting members.
  • Excellent people skills: ability to quickly build relationships, to listen to and persuade people, and to engage people effectively around a common goal.
  • Ability to lead locally-relevant issue-based campaigns in low-income communities, communities of color, immigrant communities, and middle-class communities.
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing.
  • One year of experience in a community organizing or a political/governmental role, or equivalent educational experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Self-motivated individual able to work independently under strategic supervision from the Deputy Director and Campaign Manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to fluently speak language(s) other than English.
  • Familiarity with NYC communities and community politics.

Job features:

  • Full-time position. The position will require some evening meetings.
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
  • Full benefits: excellent health, dental, 401(k) match, paid time off.

How to apply:

  • Send resume and cover letter detailing your experience in local politics and community campaigns to Campaign Manager Rebecca Bailin at rebecca@ridersny.org.
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.

The Riders Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for the position.