Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. Seeks Director of Organizing (NYC)

Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. (HCC) is a 44 year old community-based, not-for-profit organization anchored in the Hell’s Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan’s west side. We are dedicated to advancing social and economic justice and fighting for the rights of poor, low-income and working individuals and families. With a primary focus on strengthening and preserving affordable housing, we seek to promote a vibrant and diverse community with the power to shape its own future.

Each year HCC assists more than 3,500 residents resolve housing-related problems through our core programs: legal services, tenant & community organizing, weatherization assistance, HDFC revolving loan program and technical training classes. Please see our website for more information, including our current organizing campaigns– www.hcc-nyc.org.

Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC) seeks a Director of Organizing to oversee its tenant and community organizing programs extending along Manhattan’s west side. The Director of Organizing will supervise 2-3 full-time staff members and volunteers/interns and reports directly to the Executive Director. S/he will be responsible for program development/expansion, staff training and supervision, programmatic and fiscal compliance, grant tracking, fundraising and work directly on organizing campaigns. HCC also participates in related neighborhood coalitions and citywide campaigns and the Director of Organizing will oversee HCC’s role and productive participation.

HCC seeks a dynamic Director of Organizing capable of building diverse coalitions that may consist of neighborhood residents, community leaders, elected officials, citywide organizations and other interested parties. The ideal candidate will be able to understand and articulate complicated issues clearly, be comfortable in a range of settings, have strong base-building skills and bring a creative approach to achieving campaign goals. Candidate must have direct community and/or tenant organizing experience, be highly organized, and have excellent writing, public speaking, and computer skills. Prior management experience and bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.

Work hours are flexible but often require evening meetings. Salary d.o.e. Send cover letter, writing sample and resume by Monday, July 25th, 2016 to Sarah Desmond, Executive Director, HCC, 777 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 or by e-mail to sdesmond@hcc-nyc.org; if applying by e-mail please note “Director of Organizing applicant” in subject line.

HCC is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, gays and lesbians, transgender people, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline July 25, 2016