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NYC Public Design Commission Seeks Quality Affordable Housing Research Associate

Scope of Work:

The Quality Affordable Housing Research Associate will work with the Public Design Commission (PDC) and the AIANYC Housing Committee for a term of 33 weeks to create an inventory and public-facing geodatabase of affordable housing case studies from across the globe. This effort is Phase II of the Quality Affordable Housing initiative, following the Phase I publication ofDesigning New York: Quality Affordable Housing in May 2018.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with PDC, AIANY Housing Committee, and other relevant NYC agencies including the Department of City Planning (DCP) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to organize housing research conducted to-date.
  • Coordinate follow-up with design and development teams who have expressed interest in providing work samples and reference materials.
  • Conduct self-guided research to gather additional case studies and precedents, per established format and guidelines, for inclusion in the working quality affordable housing inventory.
  • Using PDC established document as a template, transfer research to-date into working excel document and corresponding images into collateral folders in preparation for database upload.
  • Verify the collected data using outside resources and by contacting the design and development teams to obtain missing information, check for discrepancies, and confirm accuracy.
  • Submit all edits, additional case studies, and research to PDC for review and approval.
  • After data is accepted, enter information and corresponding illustrative materials into database, and geocode locations.
  • Assist to develop system for long-term database management, including iterative additions to body of research and adaptability for changes to user interface and data sets.
  • Assist with initiative outreach, including connecting with related affordable housing efforts and promoting quality affordable housing development and public realm equity.
  • Assist with general project related tasks as required.


Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Current graduate student or bachelor’s degree in architecture, urban studies, information management, or related field.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in spatial data, research management, communication, and outreach activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a variety of public and private sector project stakeholders.
  • Experience conducting architecture or urbanism research and geocoding initiatives. Interest in affordable housing, architecture, and urban design is a plus.
  • Experience with web content management and interface/user design a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and GIS is required.


Position: 1

Term: 33 weeks, part time (14 hours/week)

Payment: $18/hour

Work Location: Public Design Commission, City Hall, 3rd Floor


To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to by Monday, January 7th.

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Seeks Manager of Immigration Bond Fund

In an era of raids, rampant deportations, and retaliatory enforcement of immigration laws, New York City must fight back against an immigration system that tears apart families and serves to harm, not protect, immigrant communities. Building upon the groundbreaking work already under way to end the disparate impact of money bail in the criminal justice system, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund (“BCBF”) has partnered with a coalition of community-based organizations, legal service providers, and advocates to launch the New York Immigrant Freedom Fund (“NYIFF”). BCBF began operations in April 2015 and pays bail for New Yorkers who cannot afford even the modest amounts, and who would be jailed or forced to plead guilty just to go home. The Fund partners with every public defender agency in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. We also work with reentry specialists and social service providers to connect clients in need with resources in the areas of employment, education, housing and counseling. We work with allies here in New York and across the country in the fight to end cash bail.

NYIFF is a new project to pay immigration bond for non-citizen New Yorkers who otherwise would be imprisoned in immigration detention because they cannot afford their freedom. NYIFF is committed to the principle that no human being should be imprisoned because of immigration status. In an effort to affirm people’s dignity and agency, shorten the duration of their time in detention, and to stop the cycle of abusive imprisonment, the NYIFF will pay immigration bond for community members who are unable to afford it themselves. Beyond paying individual bonds, NYIFF will serve as a model of the importance of liberty during the pendency of removal proceedings and will harness our results to strategically and opportunistically influence the larger national policy conversation on immigration bond reform.

Position Summary

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund seeks a Manager of NYIFF. This is an exciting opportunity to launch a large-scale immigration bond fund, and it is an entirely new position. Reporting to the Executive Director, the ideal candidate will be creative and able to help shape this new role to ensure the successful management, operation and growth of NYIFF. The Manager will work in collaboration with senior leadership at BCBF and will be the principal point of contact for our coalition of community partners and service providers. The Manager will be the primary lead in all aspects of NYIFF (programmatically; advocacy and communications; and fundraising).

Responsibilities and Duties


•        Accept referrals from immigration legal services providers, community organizations, and the public;

•        Refer clients to additional services as identified during the pendency of the case;

•        Create and/or implement procedures with respect to client referrals;

Data Collection and Evaluation

•        Create and/or implement data collection and reporting procedures;

•        Coordinate with partner organizations around data collections and analysis;

Bond Payment and Administration

•        Create and/or implement procedures with respect to bond payments and data collection;

•        Liaise and coordinate referrals from lawyers and community-based organizations for bond payment; actual payment of immigration bond;

•        Post immigration bonds for NYIFF clients, or supervise such posting;

•        Client follow-up, administration and paperwork to manage the bond fund corpus, and some data collection;

Monitor Evaluation and Impact

•        Coordinate data collection with other partners to conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis about the impact of the Bond Fund on people served, including legal case outcomes as well as impact on family reunification, employment, and other measures of stability and well-being;

Partnership and Collaboration

•        Represent BCBF with various external stakeholders, including press and funders;

•        Manage the programmatic budget;

•        Work with development and finance teams on grant proposals and reporting;

•        Lead strategic advocacy and communications to leverage NYIFF’s results to push for systems change;

Program Administration

•        Strategize with leadership to develop programmatic goals and priorities;

•        Create and manage the program, including strategic development, evaluation, and operational planning;

•        Act as main point of contact with coalition partners;

•        Potentially lead efforts to build out program through staff hiring and training;

•        And any other duties as assigned.


•        Deep knowledge of immigration detention system, as shown by at least 3 years experience working with non-citizen communities in one of these capacities: as a defense attorney, advocate or organizer;

•        understanding of the overlap between mass criminalization and immigration enforcement;

•        Experience working in and/or leading coalitions;

•        Experience in a leadership role and/or starting a new initiative;

•        Excellent and persuasive written and verbal communication across varied media – including comfort with facilitating meetings and speaking publicly;

•        Ability to work with many different stakeholders (from grassroots coalition partners to elected officials) and experience working with coalitions;

•        Strong analytical skills and deep critical thinker;

•        Proactive and operates with a sense of urgency;

•        Ability to develop and execute work plans;

•        Proven experience managing and collaborating;

•        Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;

•        Strong preference for proficiency or fluency in a language in addition to English.

How To Apply

Email a cover letter, salary requirement, resume, and writing sample to Please use “Immigration Bond Manager” in subject line. No phone calls please…

Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) Seeks Volunteer Manager (NYC)

Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) is a nonprofit that partners with NYC public high schools to prepare young adults, ages 14 – 24, to secure a successful future for themselves and their families. Through this partnership, our students develop the capability to graduate from high school and make informed decisions on higher education and careers.

Volunteer Manager is needed to coordinate all daily activities for a dynamic school-based tutoring program for 17- to 21-year-old immigrant students. This position will report to the Director of College and Academic Services and will include engaging students around academic and career planning. Applicant must have knowledge of college and career paths and opportunities for our immigrant students to grow. Excellent communication skills in
English are required but knowledge of additional languages is a plus, especially Spanish,

French or Chinese. Ideal candidate will bring international knowledge and experience, along with an ability to envision a growth path for individual students and advise accordingly.
Applicant must have the ability to create and maintain daily/weekly/monthly tutoring schedules for more than 50 volunteers and over 200 students. Must be able to successfully
nurture relationships with a diverse community of volunteers and students and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidate will be detail oriented, thorough, motivated and eager to effect change in our students’ lives.

Start date: Feb/March 2019
Salary: 40Ks
Send resume and cover letter to:

Spring 2019 MA Scholarship Application Now Open (Deadline: 12/18)

The Murphy Institute is offering a small number of tuition-only scholarships for Spring 2019 to both newly-admitted and continuing MA students in Urban Studies and Labor Studies. Students must re-apply each semester to be considered for a scholarship for the next term. (Scholarships and amounts may vary from semester to semester depending on the availability of funds and/or enrollment status.)

Applications are open until 11:59pm on July 12th, 2018. Learn more and apply here.

NYCOSH Seeks Associate Director

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking an Associate Director to direct safety and health education, training, research, and advocacy work in the Metropolitan New York area. Candidate must be a self-starter, able to work independently and have a background in safety and health and labor.

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health is a coalition of over 200 local unions and 350 individual safety and health activists in the New York metropolitan area. NYCOSH uses training, education, advocacy, and organizing to improve health and safety conditions in our workplaces and our communities. The job will based in New York City, with regular travel to Long Island and Albany; and national travel required.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with unions, workers, and/or community organizations
  • Managerial and supervisory experience
  • Occupational safety and health background and knowledge
  • Grant-writing and administration experience
  • Experience working with budgets
  • Organizational and program development skills
  • Excellent writing and communication ability

Desired Qualifications

  • Five years’ experience in a supervisory position within a labor/social justice organization
  • Five years’ experience working within the labor movement
  • Successful demonstration of program/campaign work
  • Demonstrated ability to develop curricula and educational materials
  • Experience working in the New York Metropolitan area
  • Availability for evening, weekend work
  • Written and verbal Spanish language capacity


  • Direct NYCOSH development, campaigns, and oversee programmatic activity
  • Supervise, and evaluate staff
  • Oversee organizational meetings and staff development
  • Assign work regarding occupational safety and health training to appropriate staff
  • Build NYCOSH’s organizational base and relationships
  • Develop resources and new programming for the organization
  • Grant writing and administration

Employees will receive a generous salary and a full benefits package.

Please email resumes and detailed cover letters to by Friday, January 25, 2019. Impersonal cover letters will not be considered.

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc. (CCC) Seeks Communications Associate (NYC)

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc. (CCC) is a 74-year old non-profit, child advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure that every New York child is healthy, housed, educated and safe. Our unique approach to child advocacy is fact-based and relies on partnerships between our professional staff and our lay and professional volunteers. Reporting to the Associate Executive Director for Communications and Civic Engagement, the Communications Associate will be responsible for managing CCC’s integrated communications strategy which includes CCC’s online communications, web site, blog, social media and e-action network, as well as supporting CCC’s volunteer engagement, media, and marketing efforts. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated team player willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed aimed at educating and engaging New Yorkers in CCC’s efforts to make the city a better place for children.


Digital Content Management 

  • Performing ongoing content and design updates for CCC’s web site (org), writing and editing blogs, and developing related content for new and existing pages of the site;
  • Writing, designing, HTML coding and deploying ongoing email communications, including newsletters, event invitations, policy and research updates;
  • Collaborating with staff to identify, write and design daily posts across CCC’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);
  • Establishing and maintaining an editorial calendar, a web analytics process, and social listening process across all platforms.
  • Staying up to date on best practices for the various tools that CCC uses to operate its online communications platforms,

Mobilization & Engagement

  • Planning and coordinating communications efforts aimed at expanding CCC’s network and increasing engagement through its social media platforms and e-action network;
  • Exploring new opportunities to incorporate photos, videos and other interactive media into CCC’s communications strategies; exploring the potential of new platforms, such as LinkedIn and SMS texting technology for surveys;
  • Collaborating with CCC staff and partners to organize periodic social media days of action, call-in days, e-advocacy campaigns, etc.
  • Assisting in the communication and coordination for CCC community education events and advocacy opportunities such as Policy Briefings, advocacy days, volunteer engagement workshops, and other activities to be developed; managing outreach, attendance and other tasks as needed.

Public Relations & Marketing

  • Reviewing key NYC media outlets each morning to identify news stories that will inform and support CCC’s media outreach, social media and research and advocacy.
  • Assisting in the writing and distribution of press releases, media pitches, and other media outreach activities and helping to coordinate CCC’s response to inquiries from PR consultants, press and student journalists.
  • Developing and coordinating distribution strategies of CCC’s reports and publications both electronically and in hard copy.
  • Collaborating with staff across CCC to develop talking points, remarks, presentations, etc for media outreach, events, conferences, and other public appearances.
  • Working in collaboration with CCC’s Communications and Development teams to develop print materials about CCC, including annual reports, fact sheets, cultivation packets, presentations, and more.
  • Support the work of the Development team to plan, promote and execute CCC’s annual benefits and other fundraising activities including the Celebration BreakfastCCC Celebrates at MoMA and the year-end appeal.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or another relevant field.
  • Minimum of three years of applicable post-degree experience, preferably working in the field of advocacy, public affairs and/or communications or digital communications.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including ability to receive and respond professionally to feedback on drafts of written documents.
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral presentation skills in English. Additional fluency in Spanish or another language (g., Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Urdu) preferred.
  • Experience with social media messaging and online communications platforms, and design tools such as WordPress, Salsa, and/or similar software necessary; experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and Google Ads.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (including Photoshop, InDesign), and/or data visualization tools, such as Tableau, a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to child and family issues.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to Lorraine Tate, Executive Assistant,

Citizens’ Committee for Children is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disabling condition.