New Economy Project is looking for an energetic and committed Community Organizer to help build a transformative, grassroots movement for economic democracy and racial and economic justice in NYC. The Community Organizer will play a key role in an emerging, broad-based campaign to create a public bank for NYC. Through a public bank, New York City can divest from Wall Street banks that harm low-income and immigrant neighborhoods and neighborhoods of color, fuel climate change, and perpetuate structural inequality, poverty, and segregation. The public bank can direct the public’s money to support truly affordable housing, living wage jobs, cooperative ownership, community-led development, and other critical neighborhood needs.
The Community Organizer will:
Build a strong NYC public banking coalition, engaging in ongoing outreach and membership recruitment, and forming deep relationships among partner organizations.
Help facilitate coalition meetings and working with coalition partners to ensure broad-based and consistent democratic participation in meetings.
Maintain communication with coalition members, providing regular updates and alerts to reinforce participation and engagement.
Participate in and support all coalition committees and working groups.
Coordinate presentations on public banking for members of community-based organizations and other constituencies.
Develop effective external communications, using storytelling techniques, in partnership with coalition members.
Contribute to and expand the reach of social media campaigns and other communications.
Use data to track, analyze, and strengthen the coalition.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will be a community organizer with:
At least 3 years’ experience working on community, labor, electoral, or other progressive campaigns. Familiarity with New York politics a plus.
A demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice.
A track record of working effectively with a diversity of community groups.
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to develop strong, collaborative relationships.
Outstanding writing and communication skills.
A demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member, and with a diversity of organizations and partners.
Fluency in Spanish.
New Economy Project offers an excellent benefits package and competitive salaries, commensurate with experience.
PREFERRED START DATE: September 5, 2017
ABOUT NEW ECONOMY PROJECT
New Economy Project works with grassroots groups to promote economic justice and to build a new economy that works for all, based on principles of cooperation, democracy, equity, racial justice, and ecological sustainability. We challenge corporations that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty; and work with community groups to build democratic, community-controlled initiatives such as worker cooperatives, community development credit unions, community land trusts, and mutual housing. Our work focuses on neighborhood economic justice in New York City. New Economy Project is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace, and to providing staff with ongoing professional development opportunities. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit resume and brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter “Public Banking Community Organizer” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.