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Keystone Development Center (KDC) Seeks Director of Membership and Development

Keystone Development Center (KDC) seeks a qualified person to join our growing team and serve as Director of Membership and Development. The Director of Membership and Development will have a unique opportunity to define and grow the organization, our membership strategy, and our impact while using their skills for social good. KDC is seeking creative, self-directed, and accomplished candidates who have at least 5 years of membership, communications or development experience.

The Director of Membership and Development will launch our Membership Program stimulating support for KDC and shaping how we share our story, our value, our mission, and our successes. They will provide leadership for the conceptualization, implementation, and revision of KDC’s Development Plan in alignment with our Strategic Plan. They will work closely with the Executive Director and KDC’s leadership team to set organizational strategy. This full-time position can be staffed remotely or located in KDC’s offices in Ephrata, PA, or Philadelphia, PA. For remote candidates, preference will be given to those in geographies where KDC has remote staff or longstanding projects in the Mid-Atlantic region.
About Keystone Development Center:
We are a non-profit organization, found on the believe that the cooperative-business model can enable groups of people to mitigate business risk and provide themselves with services at an economic advantage and economic empowerment. KDC provides technical and research assistance to cooperatives and to new and emerging groups, especially in areas that are under-served and financially challenged. Through these efforts we strive to meet the economic and business development needs in the multi-state area of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware.


  • Acts as a team coordinator for all staff on Membership and Development Team; Manage, develop and implement individual donor, corporate sponsor and membership programs.
  • Develops, implements and oversees KDC’s marketing plan and communications efforts for KDC’s program areas and consulting practice in collaboration with KDC’s ED.
  • Develops and oversees implementation of plans for outreach and external communication: e.g. website, social media, newsletters, annual reports, outcome measurement & client satisfaction reports, brochures, special publications.
  • Ensures maintenance of lists and files and tracking of metrics relevant to marketing and communications.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, including partners, foundation officers, media, public officials, and key influencers. Address gaps in KDC’s networks of collaborators, funders, and clients.
  • Oversees administrative system of tracking, cultivating and thanking donors.
  • Identify events that offer key opportunities to elevate awareness of KDC’s work and represent KDC at these events.
  • Coach leadership team and other staff in the development of talking points, speeches, presentations, and other supporting material as needed. Serve as a spokesperson.
  • Identify emerging issues contributing to the development of KDC’s Strategic Plan.
  • Set fundraising goals contributing to KDC’s overall budget; Provide estimated Membership Program, Donor Program, Sponsor Program, and Fundraising Program income and expense budget lines contributing to KDC’s overall budget.
  • Develop, implement, achieve goals identified in KDC’s Fundraising Plan.
  • Ensures that appropriate steps are taken to research, identify and garner federal, state and private grants, large donors, small donors, restricted and unrestricted sources of revenue.
  • Write and assemble proposal packets to foundations and other grant-making organizations, ensuring persuasive and accurate representation of KDC’s mission and programs.
  • Maintaining documents and agreements with funders and reporting on outcomes to funders and the Board.
  • Helps organize, implement, and follow up from fundraising events.
Professional Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of and commitment to cooperatives and cooperative development
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to our nonprofit sector
  • Experience in a nonprofit or advocacy organization preferred
  • Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development
  • Expert relationship building skills to develop rapport with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, including persuasive writing and public speaking
  • Self-starter, able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • A high degree of cultural competency
  • Strong computer and software skills required: e.g. MS Office, CRM, email marketing
Minimum Requirements
  • 3 years of experience in fundraising in non-profit community or economic development organizations.
  • Successful track record of securing individual contributions as well as government, foundation and partner funds.
  • 3 years of experience with communications and marketing in mission-driven organizations.
Occasional nights, weekends, and travel required.
KDC is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please email a resume and cover letter to, addressed to Peggy Fogarty. Please submit your application using the subject line: “Application for Membership and Development Director”: [Your First and Last Name]” No phone calls, please. We will call candidates to schedule interviews. We will accept applications until we fill the position.

Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) Seeks LCSWs and LMSWs for Mental Health and Wellness Program (NYC)

The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is a nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) bringing together app-based drivers in New York City to win better pay, benefits, and dignity on the job. We believe in the power of collective action to win change. Since our launch in 2016, our campaigns have put millions of dollars in drivers pockets, first through a campaign that established the right to be able to accept tips through apps, and next through landmark regulations that will establish the first-ever pay floor in the industry.

We now seek to build on this foundation of economic gains with a new initiative to promote mental health and wellness amongst For-Hire Vehicle drivers in partnership with the Black Car Fund. Our Mental Health and Wellness Program will provide a lifeline for drivers who are in crisis, and support drivers with a suite of preventative measures including group therapy, counseling, guidance in accessing social services, as well as financial planning, ESL, and Know Your Rights classes.

We are seeking LCSWs and LMSWs who speak English as well as Spanish, Bengali, Urdu, Chinese, or other languages to join our team full-time or part-time. The right candidate will have a can-do attitude and a passion for helping immigrant workers gain power to transform reality through collective action.

Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide therapeutic services to drivers;
  • Provide support in accessing social safety net resources, resolving conflicts, and setting and achieving goals;
  • Manage a caseload of about 10-20 drivers;
  • Work as a team with part-time and full-time colleagues to develop programming
  • Co-develop curriculum with the Education Director and coworkers around mental health and wellness;
  • Offer trainings for drivers & leaders in the driving community around mental wellness and stress management
  • Field calls from drivers who are in crisis;
  • Develop relationships with religious and cultural leaders who drivers may reach out to when they are in crisis;
  • Train leaders within and outside the organization on best practices when talking with a driver who is in crisis or needs counseling;
  • Work closely with other members of the Mental Health and Wellness Team to track key metrics of program effectiveness;
  • Think creatively and collaborate with staff to adapt program focus as-needed.


  • PsyD, PhD in Psychology, or Master of Social Work
  • Valid NY state licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist. Will consider MSW candidates.
  • 2-5 years clinical experience
  • Experience working with working class and marginalized populations
  • Labor/community organizing experience preferred
  • Experience creating and implementing curriculum
  • Multilingual strongly preferred
  • Passion for social justice


  • Competitive pay and full benefits.

Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to Education Programs Director Erik Forman ( 

Looking to fill position ASAP.

NY Power Authority Seeks Senior Project Specialist – NY Energy Manager (White Plains, NY)


  • The Senior Project Specialist will design approaches for working with large quantity of customer energy data, assist clients to make the data analysis actionable, and devise energy reduction strategies. Develop and perform optimized NYPA services for targeted customer buildings and achieve sustained energy savings while increasing energy efficiency. Perform audits and detailed analysis on energy performance data, system level, and device level data flowing from interval meters, building management systems (BMS), and other Network control systems to assist in identifying energy savings opportunities.
  • Under BuildSmart NY and per Executive Order 88 of 2012, NYPA is tasked with supporting state agency buildings to accomplish 20% reduction in energy consumption by 2020.  NY Energy Manager will serve as a statewide data management l hub for continuous monitoring, analysis, forecasting, and management of customer energy supply, consumption and costs.  NY Energy Manager will help reduce customer energy usage and costs overall by improving facility operations and maintenance, identifying cost-effective energy efficiency measures, and potentially reducing peak demand.


  • Develop strategic implementation plans for the advancement of the NY Energy Manager initiative.
  • Develop strategic energy management support solutions for customers, and identify and procure supplemental third party analytical software solutions
  • Collaborate with NYPA procurement professionals to identify appropriate firms in the market and issue solicitations toward the procurement of third party program management consulting services.
  • Manage consultant projects across multiple disciplines; review status reports for all assigned projects and identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities.  Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
  • Perform detailed analysis on energy performance data such as monthly utility data, system level, and device level data flowing from interval meters, building energy management, and control systems to assist in identifying energy savings opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Engineer on the integration of sub-meter data with the NY Energy Manager data platform.
  • Provide detailed technical analysis of sub-meter data to identify energy savings opportunities that can be realized through building optimization, operations and maintenance.
  • Actively participate in meetings with state agencies/authorities, the Governor’s Office and other stakeholders by developing and conducting presentations regarding the overall progress of the NY Energy Manager project.
  • Lead the data management process supporting the annual reporting for Executive Order 88 compliance by managing the maintenance of records, and tracking the status of energy efficiency projects at state agencies.
  • Monitor and track submittals from state agencies to ensure timely compliance with EO 88 requirements.
  • Prepare reports, as requested by Senior Management, measuring and highlighting program performance to date.
  • Support NYPA management in planning, developing and managing the ongoing expansion of the overall scope of NY Energy Manager.
  • Effectively apply leading project management methods and enforce project standards to effectively minimize exposure and risk on projects
  • Work with the NY Energy Manager group and the Energy Efficiency group to streamline and improve efficiency of electronic processes and procedures.
  • Work with investor owned utilities to develop protocols and procedures for electronic transfer of utility billing data.
  • Consult with customers and monitor the implementation of data support services; maintain a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Provide business support and foster the development of communication and accountability mechanisms aimed at accelerating energy efficiency in state government agencies across New York State
  • Represent NYPA and NYS at meetings, conferences and industry forums on topics related to NY Energy Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong customer outreach, strategic planning and program management skills are required, team oriented approach to project management is required to plan, execute and complete multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Strong understanding of customer relationship building strategy required
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Incumbent must possess the ability to organize information and effectively present ideas to the intended audience.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio and Project) are required
  • A command of energy accounting, utility data analysis, and established and emerging energy management tools and techniques.
  • An understanding of the electric utility and energy services industries required
  • Strong ability to deliver engaging, informative, well-organized presentations
  • Ability to communicate complex and technical information to a diverse, non-technical audience in a comprehensible manner, including NYPA senior management
  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish with only significant and policy decisions being brought to the supervisor.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and managerial skills are required
  • Understanding of basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Project Management, or a related Sustainability discipline is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred.
  • Advanced degree in Business Administration, Energy Management, Public Administration or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience of some combination of energy data management,  customer outreach, and strategic management required
  • Strong experience and familiarity with the New York energy/utility industry is preferred.
  • Approximately 10% to 15% travel, primarily within NY State

Physical Requirements



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Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City


National Domestic Workers Alliance Seeks Workforce Development Training Manager (NYC or Remote)

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA, is the nation’s leading voice for respect, recognition and labor standards for domestic workers. Through leadership development, strategic campaigns and alliance building, we seek to help build a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents over 60 affiliates and chapters in more than 30 cities.

The Program Associate will play a key role in expanding NDWA’s Workforce Development and Training programs, working closely with teams throughout the organization, Affiliate organizations, and worker members.

The preferred location for the position is New York City. Working remotely may be possible.

  • Manage classroom and participant logistics to ensure our online, social media based and in-person training courses and experiments run smoothly from recruitment through graduate follow-up
  • Enter and track program data, help analyze data and prepare reports and presentations
  • Assist in creating content for training programs and experiments, including preparing videos and graphics and coordinating live-streams
  • Communicate with workers to help create an effective and inspiring learning experience and to gather the data and feedback we need to improve our training interventions
  • Collect and help analyze reports submitted by Affiliate organization grantees
  • Assist in preparing funder reports
  • Help coordinate collaboration with other NDWA teams and external partners
  • Special projects and general assistance to the Workforce Development and Training team
Job Requirements:

We’re looking for a detail-oriented, creative and friendly professional with at least 1-3 years of experience in an organizational environment. This is a good position for someone who knows how to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and is well prepared to listen to and partner with people working as nannies, cleaners and homecare workers. In addition you should be:

  • Comfortable working with online, texting and social media platforms. The majority of our training experiences happen online, and often on platforms well-known to our members, so we are looking for someone able to communicate in a clear, engaging and professional way on social media and SMS.
  • A native or fluent Spanish speaker who can write in both languages as well as translate text from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.
  • Metrics-driven and numbers-oriented. We have ambitious goals around the numbers of domestic workers we’re looking to serve and for raising standards for the individuals we train and in the sector overall. Please be comfortable with Google Sheets and Excel, and enthusiastic to learn new programs; experience with social media analytics and data analysis is a plus.
  • Skilled at work-planning, time management and communicating with teams
  • Excited to contribute to and grow alongside an innovative social justice organization
  • Visual design and video editing skills and/or training/teaching experience are a plus


We’re open to a range of different backgrounds, so let us know why you think you would be a good fit for this position and what you would bring to it!

Applications should be submitted here. Submit a cover letter about your background, why you’re interested in the position, and why you believe you’re the right fit for the job. Attach a resume (with a phone number where we can contact you) and a sample of your writing in English and Spanish. Because this platform doesn’t allow writing sample uploads, please attach your writing sample to your resume or cover letter.

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly encouraged to apply. This position will remain open until filled.

Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Seeks Northeast Regional Leader

Position Summary: Conscious Capitalism, Inc. (CCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that pursues our purpose of elevating humanity through business and our mission to change the practice and perception of business as a force for good.

The Northeast Regional Leader will be employee of CCI that manages the operations and activities of the 2 to 4 chapters within their geographic footprint, starting with New York City and Philadelphia, then possibly expanding from there. The Coordinator works with each Chapter’s Volunteer Advisory Board and other chapter participants to build a strategy, secure resources, and organize events toward the purpose of growing the community of Conscious Capitalists.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving productivity of the Chapter in promoting and hosting events and spreading the message of Conscious Capitalism;
  • Providing leadership, structure, and guidance for each chapter’s Volunteer Advisory Board;
  • Working with the Volunteer Advisory Board to build a strategy for the Chapter;
  • Ensuring chapter’s vision and activities are aligned with the standards, brand, and strategy of CCI;
  • Communication between all parties involved (including those listed here plus community members, supporters, and other stakeholders) so that all relevant activities of Chapter and CCI are aligned, all parties are properly informed, and resources properly leveraged for success.
  • Managing each chapter’s use of CCI platforms such as Constant Contact, RegFox/TicketSpice, Salesforce, and more as necessary;
  • Recruit and build relationships with Chapter supporters;
  • Tracking revenue and expenses of each chapter, ensuring all expenses are properly coded and tracked in CCI’s accounting system; and
  • Ensuring success of each chapter as measured by growth of number of events held, number of individuals reached by the chapter, and revenue.

Experience & Skills Required

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Strong integrity
  • 2+ years of event planning or grassroots organizing experience
  • Committed to the principles of the Conscious Capitalist Credo
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Attentive follow through
  • Extraordinary customer service
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy and accountability
  • Well developed planning and organizing skills
  • Self-directed and collaborative
  • Proficiency in leveraging WordPress, Salesforce, social media platforms, and event registration systems for community organizing

This is a full time position. Candidates should be located in the New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia areas. Travel between these locations to meet with local leaders and host events, as well as national travel to work with CCI staff, will be required.

Compensation will be based on a candidate’s skills and experience. CCI maintains a collaborative, metric driven, and results-oriented culture where proven results are rewarded.

To Apply please complete this form

New Labor Forum Highlights: November 5th, 2018

The New Labor Forum has a bi-weekly newsletter on current topics in labor, curated by the some of the most insightful scholars and activists in the labor world today. Check out some highlights from the latest edition below.

With perhaps the most important midterm elections in a generation happening tomorrow, we offer you: an invitation to join us in a post-election reporters roundtable on November 16th; a video from our September 14th forum, featuring the trenchant commentary of New York City Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson on whether a democratic capitalism is possible; midterm polling data that shows white working-class voters in the Midwest returning to the Democratic Party; and a summary of ballot measures in tomorrow’s elections that seek either to expand and further contract our democracy.

Table of Contents:

  1. Blue Wave or Red Tide? 2018 Post-Election Reporters Roundtable/CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
  2. Is a Democratic Capitalism Possible?/ J. Phillip Thompson, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
  3. Why are Democrats looking so strong in the Midwest?/ Perry Bacon Jr., FiveThirtyEight
  4. These are the biggest 2018 ballot measures on elections, voting rights, gerrymandering, and more/ Stephen Wolf, Daily Kos

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