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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.

Responsibilities

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, ltate@cccnewyork.org

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.

NYSUT Seeks Press Secretary (Latham, New York)

NYSUT one of the largest public employee unions in the country – is seeking an experienced Press Secretary to lead the union’s media relations efforts. As Press Secretary, you will implement NYSUT’s media strategy, serve as our chief on-the-record spokesperson, cultivate and manage relationships with the members of the media, ensure effective rapid response and crisis communications management, draft op-eds and talking points for our officers, help advance our message on social media, and help train local unions and leaders to identify positive stories and interact with news outlets.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a strategic messaging and media strategies designed to advance NYSUT’s policies and priorities.  Pitches stories to media outlets.
  • Takes incoming inquiries from reporters and works with policy experts, our officers and other key stakeholders to coordinate response.
  • Prepares talking points for officers, activists and other leaders involved in our earned media efforts.
  • Drafts, revises and edits press releases, statements, op-eds, briefings and earned media plans.
  • Distributes statements and materials to media, actively pitching, booking NYSUT officers and leaders.
  • Helps maintain NYSUT’s press lists and relationships with reporters.
  • Staff’s NYSUT officers and other leaders during earned media events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field a minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Experience pitching media and strong relationships with producers and reporters strongly preferred. Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Experience with social media and integrated digital communications.
  • Statewide Travel is required.

Position is located in Latham, New York

Please send resume and cover letter to NYSUT: hr@nysutmail.org by December 12, 2018

EOE

New York State United Teachers is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, NEA, AFL-CIO, Representing teachers and other professionals, school related professionals, higher education professionals, health care professionals and retirees.

Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) Seeks Tenant Coordinator (NYC)

Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) is seeking a Tenant Coordinator to oversee communications and outreach to tenants living in our buildings of affordable and supportive housing in Washington Heights, New York. This position is an opportunity to work on-the-ground with tenants at a deeply-rooted community-based organization in order to promote homeownership and preserve affordable housing for low-income families in NYC.

Background:

Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) is a 65 year-old multi-faceted community development and service organization dedicated to supporting and empowering the economically disadvantaged residents of Inwood, Washington Heights and Hamilton Heights. Our mission is to provide the knowledge, resources, and opportunities our residents need to empower themselves and their community. Our work encompasses advocacy, organizing and the providing of services related to decent affordable housing, education, health, youth services and neighborhood improvement. Since our inception in 1952, CLOTH has grown from an all-volunteer agency focused on the youth of Washington Heights to an influential community development corporation. CLOTH offers an array of services including an after school program, a middle and high school for 690 students annually, a food pantry that feeds 400 families a week, and a technology center that provides workforce development, adult education classes and access to computers.

In addition to our health and education community-based programs, CLOTH is a highly experienced developer of affordable housing. CLOTH’s housing portfolio currently includes 36 properties with a total of 557 units located in the neighborhoods of Inwood, Washington Heights and Hamilton Heights. Our properties serve a variety of different populations including the formerly homeless, youth aging out of foster care, those with chronic mental illness, the elderly, and families. As part of developing and managing affordable housing, CLOTH engages with tenants in a variety of ways, including setting up tenant associations, helping tenants apply and recertify for Section 8 housing vouchers, relocating tenants during construction for the redevelopment of their buildings, and facilitating homeownership among tenants through the conversion of rental buildings into low-income co-ops. The Tenant Coordinator oversees these and other aspects of tenant engagement and communication at CLOTH.

Job Summary and Responsibilities

The Tenant Coordinator will report to the Director of Housing and Real Estate Development at CLOTH and will be responsible for overseeing communications and outreach to tenants in our buildings of affordable and supportive housing. The Tenant Coordinator is the main point of contact between our tenants and the organization. Therefore the Tenant Coordinator must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and should be comfortable talking with diverse groups of people.

Currently, we have two projects in the development pipeline that will convert city-owned rental properties into low-income co-ops, providing a means of homeownership for low-income tenants and
preserving the long-term affordability of the units. The process of co-op conversion however can be complicated; we are specifically looking for a tenant coordinator who can help guide tenants through the process and assist them in successfully owning and managing their building as a co-op.

Other responsibilities include the following

 Setting up tenant associations
 Assisting tenants in applying and recertifying for Section 8 housing vouchers
 Finding units to relocate tenants in during construction work on their buildings and ensuring a smooth relocation process
 Addressing tenants’ questions and concerns during redevelopment
 Connecting tenant associations with the necessary skills and training in order to manage their buildings successfully

Job Qualifications

 Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills.
 Ability to take initiative and work with directed, but limited, supervision.
 Minimum two years of experience in community organizing, tenant organizing, outreach, social
services, or a related field.
 Bi-lingual Spanish and English required.
 Experience with and interest in working in a community-based organization.
 Familiarity with affordable housing development preferred
 Bachelor’s Degree preferred

To apply please email your resume and cover letter with your salary requirements to Eliot Hetterly at ehetterly@cloth159.org.

For more information on our organization please visit our website at www.cloth159.org.

MHANY Management Inc. Seeks Housing Rehabilitation Project Manager (Brooklyn, NY)

MHANY Management Inc. (MHANY) is a not-for-profit housing organization deeply committed to developing and managing rental and homeownership opportunities for very low-, low- and moderate-income people. Organizational values are centered around a need for social justice for lower-income people and people of color, often those most marginalized in our society and economic framework. MHANY owns and manages over 1,800 affordable rental apartments in New York City. MHANY provides free of charge homeownership counseling for first time homebuyers and foreclosure prevention. The successful candidate must embrace the core values of MHANY and believe in its organizational mission

Reports to:                           Executive Director

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Housing Rehabilitation Project Manager performs a wide variety of tasks directly related to the planning, development, implementation and advocacy of affordable housing projects from acquisition through construction and occupancy. This position is characterized by a high degree of initiative, responsibility, accountability and ability to work congenially with a wide variety of individuals, community based organization and governmental entities. Must have prior experience and have developed some expertise working in low- and moderate-income communities and developing projects responsive to the housing needs of low- and moderate-income people.  Ability to develop creative organizational strategies, apply  good judgment and flexibility within the work environment is required, along with the wherewithal to multitask and respond professionally to high stress and oftentimes sensitive situations.

MHANY management seeks a flexible, creative professional with strong communication skills and a background in non-profit housing development to:

  • Provide full, direct service and undertake all tasks involved with the development of housing and community development projects
  • Implement a system by which to administer housing development projects in predevelopment, during construction and through the completion/conversion and lease-up stages of development
  • Coordinate activities of all internal and external development team members to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Establish and maintain dialogue with community residents, companion organizations, homeowners, residents and other stakeholders in order to effectively meet the goals and mission of the organization

COMPETENCIES: 

  • Analytical – Synthesize complex or diverse information; Collect and research data; Use intuition and experience to complement data; Design work flows and procedures to track project development.
  • Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; Gather and analyze information skillfully; Develop alternative solutions when problems arise; Work well in group problem solving situations; Use reason and objectivity even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focus on resolving conflict; maintain confidentiality; listen well; remain open to others’ ideas
  • Verbal Communication – Speak clearly and persuasively; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings.
  • Written Communication  –  Write clearly and informatively; Vary writing style to meet needs.
  • Organizational Support – Follow policies and procedures; Complete administrative tasks correctly and timely; support organization’s goals and values; support affirmative action and respect diversity.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plan work activities; Use time efficiently; Plan for additional resources when necessary; Set goals and objectives.
  • Adaptability – Adapt to changes in the work environment; Manage competing demands; Change approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability – Follows instruction, respond to management direction; Take responsibility for own actions; Keep commitments; Commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor Degree, Master Degree in urban planning or related field and/or Business Administration

1-3 years related experience in housing development planning, implementation, program management, strong financial and analytical skills, will possess strong writing and communication

Additional Application Instructions

Send resume and cover letter

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada Seeks Director of Government Relations (Ottawa, Canada)

The Director of Government Relations:

  • Supports the President and the Executive Director of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) in the achievement of the strategic plan of the association;
  • Is responsible for managing an effective federal government relations program on behalf of CMC and common goals of its members; and
  • Is responsible for relationship building with federal government representatives.

RESOURCES

Has direct responsibility for the Government Relations departmental budget.

SUPERVISION

Directs the work of consultants, students and interns as required.

COMMUNICATIONS

Builds strong collaborative relationships with other co-operative organizations, including member organizations and with senior government officials in relevant federal government departments.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequent domestic travel

For more information, or if this position interests you, please send an e-mail with your resumé and a covering letter to the following e-mail address:

msnyder@canada.coop

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hiring for Multiple Positions (NYC and Washington, DC)

The Ocasio-Cortez team is looking for people excited about serving the people of New York’s 14th congressional district and passionate about joining a mission-driven office that is pushing for the biggest and boldest ideas to create a prosperous America that works for all of us.

 

The ideal applicant is someone who is comfortable working in an office that will often go against the grain of traditional political thought, who is comfortable voicing creative ideas in a group environment, who is interested in wearing multiple hats and changing roles as goals change, and who is excited to be a part of an office that will take significant risks (and make mistakes!) as it pursues unconventional approaches. We are building a team that believes in each other and gives each other the benefit of the doubt as all of us chart new territory together.

 

We believe in talented people over roles. So while we have listed some positions we are hiring for below, please don’t hesitate to apply if you think you can contribute in another way! Note that we may not hire for all these positions. If you are the right person for the team, we will find a role for you.

 

Salary and benefits for all roles will be competitive with similar positions in other congressional offices.

Job Descriptions

Deputy Chief of Staff

Description: The deputy chief of staff will work closely with the Chief of Staff to turn strategy into action. Responsibilities include driving the team in Washington, D.C. towards specific goals, ensuring projects and tasks are completed on time, handling HR-related issues on the team, and interfacing with staff from other congressional offices in Washington, D.C. If applying for this job, please submit 2 writing samples in your application.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong political judgment and ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Strong manager with previous experience managing a team of 10-20 people
  • Strong verbal and written communicator
  • Has experience giving and receiving feedback
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to drive projects to completion without need for lots of direction
  • Capitol Hill experience a bonus, but not required
  • Ability to navigate the Washington, D.C. political terrain

 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Legislative Director

Description: The legislative director works directly with the Chief of Staff to advance the policy goals of the office. You will be responsible for developing the office’s legislative agenda, advising the Congresswoman on floor votes, interfacing with staff from committees, caucuses and other congressional offices to build political consensus around policies, and managing the legislative staff. Position requires hard-working self-starter with exceptional communication and organizational skills, good political instincts and judgment and ability to work quickly under pressure. If applying for this job, please submit 2 writing samples in your application.

 

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of legislative experience with a proven record of developing and advancing strategic legislative plans that achieve results
  • Thorough knowledge of the legislative process and House procedures
  • Previous experience managing a team of 5-10 people
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility with priorities and ever changing deadlines
  • Ability to meet attendance requirements including a varied and often unpredictable work schedule
  • Comfortable working in a flexible environment where deadlines and meeting dates change constantly
  • Excellent political instincts

 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Legislative Assistant

Description: Legislative Assistants works directly with the Legislative Director to advance the policy agenda of the office. Responsibilities will include interfacing with other Hill staff to build consensus around policies, monitoring activity on assigned issues, advising and representing the Congresswoman, writing speeches and floor statements, and building relationships with constituent groups and advocacy organizations.  If applying for this job, please submit 2 writing samples in your application and let us know if you have previous experience in any particular policy area.

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous legislative experience a bonus, but not required
  • Excellent written skills
  • Bronx or Queens ties a plus

 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Legislative Correspondent

Description: The Legislative Correspondent will be responsible for managing an active constituent correspondence program, as well as a range of other duties. This is a critical position that requires consistent follow-through and communication for the constituents of NY-14. Responsibilities for the position include sorting and tracking incoming mail, e-mail and social media messages, researching and monitoring legislation, drafting clear and readable letters, ensuring timely and accurate responses using our constituent mail system, and synthesizing information from incoming requests from constituents into reports that help inform our legislative agenda. If applying for this job, please submit 2 writing samples in your application.

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writer
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Bronx or Queens ties a plus

 

Location: Washington, D.C.

District Press Secretary

Description: The District Press Secretary will work directly with the Communications Director to manage communications for the New York press and to manage press at all in-district events. Responsibilities will include booking the Congresswoman on New York media, drafting press releases and official statements, writing speeches and talking points, working with the communications director to create communications and messaging plans, briefing the Congresswoman on press appearances, doing interview practice with the Congresswoman, and working with the Communications Director to manage the communications team.

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writer with ability to write well under tight deadlines
  • At least 1 year of previous communication work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Strong knowledge of New York press
  • Residency in the Bronx or Queens a plus

 

Location: Bronx, NY or Queens, NY but with frequent travel to Washington, D.C.

Digital Content Manager

Description: The digital content manager will work directly with the Communications Director to develop long-term and short-term digital plans and strategies based on a data-driven approach, produce content with the Congresswoman for all social media platforms, manage the Congresswoman’s e-mail program, oversee the website, create medium production quality photo and video content for posting on social media, work with photographers and videographers to produce high-quality media content, and travel with the Congresswoman to events to create multimedia content for social media. This role is a mix between a social media director and a creative director for one of the most exciting social media platforms in US Government. If applying for this position, be sure to include any social media accounts you have run in the past as well as samples of multimedia content you have produced.

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to create medium quality video and still image content
  • Basic design skills to create social media graphics
  • Excellent ability to judge video and still image content for how they will perform on various social media platforms
  • Ability to distinguish which kind of content will perform best on different social media platforms
  • Prior experience managing or growing social media accounts
  • Video content experience a plus
  • Bronx or Queens ties a plus

 

Location: Bronx or Queens, NYC or Washington, D.C.; with frequent travel between both cities.

Scheduler

Description: The scheduler works directly with the Chief of Staff to manage the Congresswoman’s daily and long-term schedule in D.C. and New York, including organizing and tracking invitations/requests for the Congresswoman, coordinating travel arrangements, keeping the Congresswoman on-schedule throughout day, organizing the Congresswoman’s daily briefing materials, and coordinating with legislative and communications staff on materials needed for meetings/events, and various administrative duties. Individual must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask.  The scheduler needs excellent judgment to be able to change the schedule appropriately on the fly and be able to create a sensible schedule by viewing it from the point-of-view of the Congresswoman.

 

Qualifications:

  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to multitask
  • Ability to make quick decisions under pressure
  • Ability to drive a plus as you will often travel with the Congresswoman
  • Bronx or Queens ties a plus

 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Staff Assistant

Description: Staff Assistant will be responsible for answering phones, processing mail, assisting with constituent requests for information, coordinating tours, managing the internship program, welcoming people to the office, drafting correspondence, and other administrative duties and projects as needed. The person also will handle some light press assistant duties, including compiling press clips, monitoring media, drafting e-newsletters and press releases, fielding some media inquiries, and updating the website.

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Oral and written skills in Spanish, Bengali, or Mandarin a plus
  • Bronx or Queens ties a plus

 

Location: Washington, D.C. or Bronx, NY or Queens, NY

District Director

Description: The district director works closely with the Chief of Staff and the Congresswoman to manage all in-district operations for the congressional office. Responsibilities include managing all district staff, overseeing the development of one of the strongest constituent casework offices in the nation, building upon a strong grassroots network of organizers, keeping eyes and ears on the ground to detect early, budding issues in the community, developing and implementing policy objectives for the district, interfacing with local political and movement partners, conducting local town halls, representing and/or staffing the Congresswoman at local events, and work on resolving complex case work that are escalated by caseworkers. The district director is ultimately responsible for ensuring we are doing everything we can to serve the people of New York’s 14th district, and the ideal candidate will be able to diagnose problems and be creative in defining this role to make sure we are doing everything necessary to be the best district operation in the country. This is one of the most important and critical positions on the Congresswoman’s team.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong, intimate knowledge of the Bronx and Queens as well as the local political/grassroots landscape
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and at least one of Spanish, Bengali or Chinese.
  • Excellent manager with previous experience managing a team of  5-10 people
  • Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to listen to others and empathize or problem-solve when issues arise
  • Compassionate, strong leader, capable of building consensus and commanding a team towards specific objectives

 

Location: Bronx, NY or Queens, NY

Caseworker

Description: Caseworkers work directly with the constituents of NY-14 to resolve their specific issues. Caseworkers are responsible for finding solutions to individual constituent issues, resolving incoming casework quickly and with quality, and for making sure constituents leave our district offices feeling satisfied and supported by the Congresswoman’s team. There will be a heavy demand on immigration casework for our community, as well as liaising with federal agencies. This role is a mix of social work, research, and constituent service.

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and at least one of Spanish, Bengali or Chinese.
  • Strong empathy and listening skills, with excellent ability to problem-solve
  • Social work degree and/or immigration background a plus
  • Residency in the Bronx and Queens a plus

 

Location: Bronx, NY or Queens, NY

Community Organizer

Description: Community organizers are our district office’s main point of contact with local grassroots groups, community groups, and constituents. While caseworkers are responsible for managing incoming caseload, community organizers are responsible for making sure we reach out to district to ensure that we are proactively reaching out and serving our community. Community organizers will be responsible for arranging town halls for the Congresswoman, working directly with political and movement partners to hear their concerns, passing out flyers and knocking doors to ensure the district knows the services our district office provides, and coming up with other creative ideas for making sure we are doing our best to develop a relationship with every single constituent in our district to hear from them and serve them.

 

Qualifications:

  • Past experience as an organizer preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and at least one of Spanish, Bengali or Chinese.
  • Strong knowledge of the Bronx or Queens
  • Residency in the Bronx or Queens a plus

 

Location: Bronx, NY or Queens, NY

Financial Administrator

Description: The financial administrator will be responsible for making the office budget, making sure we stay on track, handling all personnel paperwork.

 

Qualifications:

  • Past experience as a financial administrator for a congressional office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented

 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Intern

Description: Interns will work in a variety of different areas in either the DC office or in the district. They will be paired with an existing full-time staff member and their work will be directed by this staffer as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written communication
  • Willingness to be flexible and eagerness to learn

Location: Bronx, NY or Queens, NY or Washington, D.C.