Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc. Seeks Community Organizer (NYC)

Full Time/Program – Reports to Director of Organizing

1)     Works independently and/or with other staff as appropriate to organize around community issues based on the priorities set forth by management.


The organizing process includes, but is not limited to:

  • Helping community members establish and/or build neighborhood coalitions as appropriate.
  • Recruiting new members to participate in campaigns, neighborhood coalitions
  • Conduct base-building activities to support coalitions, including outreach to build the membership base of coalitions such as the West Side Neighborhood Alliance (WSNA), tracking membership status and dues through the database, identifying potential members and places to find members, working with Director of Organizing to set membership goals and executing plan to meet the goals
  • Ensure that WSNA Steering Committee members take an active role in the planning and facilitation of meetings.
  • Ensure consistent turnout for all WSNA meetings via email blasts, mailings and phone-banking
  • Conducting leadership development and trainings, including identifying potential leaders, building relationships through one-on-one meetings, identifying leadership needs and developing, planning and facilitating trainings
  • Research and facilitate educational workshops as they relate to affordable housing and other relevant issues facing the community
  • Staying current about issues facing the community
  • Conducting regular outreach in the community
  • Disseminating educational information
  • Facilitating special events, such as forums, rallies and other public events
  • Participation as appropriate in citywide or other coalition efforts around issues of interest to the community
  • Preparation and distribution of written materials including membership and campaign materials
  • Building relationships with other neighborhood stakeholders, including elected officials, Community Board members and leaders and members of neighborhood and block associations


2)     Take a lead role in organizing and executing the Annual West Side Tenants Conference. The Community Organizer will coordinate with all staff, neighborhood organizations and elected officials in staffing all necessary workshops and panels. The community organizer will coordinate all logistics including where the conference will take place, breakfast and lunch for the day and all necessary materials, and ensure that necessary outreach is done within the community to publicize the event—this will include developing all relevant material and executing an outreach plan.


3)     Work collaboratively with HCC Tenant Organizer to identify and organize target buildings, and provide management and/or technical assistance in existing tenants associations as needed.


4)     Coordinate and attend on-going appropriate trainings and public forums.


5)     Work with Management to develop reasonable programmatic goals for community organizing and to ensure that the goals for each program and/or contract are met.


6)     Contract Reporting: Complete all necessary work for contract agencies and/or foundations, including maintaining accurate and up-to-date relevant database entries, including but not limited to membership updates, meetings held and meeting attendees.  


Work Hours

The community organizer job often requires evening and weekend meetings. The standard work hours for the community organizer are between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., but the necessity of evening and weekend meetings require modifying those hours as appropriate.


Performance and Appraisal

The Annual Performance Appraisal will evaluate performance by the community organizer of the job responsibilities listed above.


Salary and benefits pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.

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.

Level of Language Proficiency

Language and Additional Requirements

There is a strong preference for a Spanish speaking person who has good public speaking, writing and computer skills.

Work hours are flexible but often require evening meetings and some weekends. Ability to speak Spanish, high-level computer skills and minimum two years experience preferred.

Professional Level: None specified

Minimum Education Required: No requirement

How To Apply


Send cover letter and resume to Leslie Thrope at lthrope@hcc-nyc.org and Jon Furlong at jfurlong@hcc-nyc.org. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be held on a rolling basis until position is filled.

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