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Part Time Dev Associate

War Resisters League

Part-Time Development Associate

The War Resisters League (WRL) seeks an enthusiastic and experienced grassroots fundraiser, who brings initiative and works well collaboratively, to support our fundraising program, and increase our income, national visibility and membership base. The Development Associate, a part-time staff member based in our National Office in NYC, will support the work of the full-time Development and Membership Coordinator and volunteer Fundraising Committee to build relationships with donors, secure contributions and grow WRL’s membership base.

As one of the leading radical voices in the anti-war movement, WRL builds cross-movement analysis and international solidarity, offers anti-militarist organizing resources and training, supports conscientious objectors and GI resisters, challenges military recruitment, advocates for war tax resistance, and organizes nonviolent direct action. WRL’s Facing Tear Gas campaign challenges state violence and the militarization of policing, focusing on the use of tear gas as a repressive tool against social movements rising globally and domestically.

WRL does not rely on grants. Our work depends on individual contributions from members, donors and sustainers, in addition to bequests and legacy gifts. Strengthening our individual giving programs is our top fundraising priority. We operate with a grassroots fundraising philosophy, believing that membership development at any and all levels is key to long-term organizational stability.

Structure of Position

The War Resisters League has a non-hierarchical staffing structure that is accountable to multiple bodies within the organization. The National Office staff operates collectively and meets weekly, and is accountable to an Administrative Coordinating Committee (a local oversight body) which meets with staff monthly. Our work is directed by the National Committee of WRL, which meets face-to-face twice a year. All staff, part- and full-time attend ACC and National Committee meetings.

The Development Associate will work closely with the Development and Membership Coordinator and is accountable to the Fundraising Committee. The Development Associate works as a team member within our staff collective to support the daily work of the organization, including: strategizing program development and communications, administrative work and office maintenance, and direct communication with membership.

Major Tasks

The primary work of the Development Associate is to support the development of WRL’s individual donor base. Our grassroots fundraising model is based on the primacy of growing our member/donor base, fostering relationships with our member/donors, and working to both maintain and increase income from the different segments of our donor base.

The Development Associate: 1. Provides administrative support for individual donor and sustainer engagement, appeal mailings, and in-house phonebanking. 2. Manages and maintains the organization’s database. 3. Works with the Development and Membership Coordinator and National Organizing staff to develop an integrated communications and web-based fundraising strategy. 4. Cultivate members and major donors through face-to-face meetings, email and phone communication, and special mailings.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated fundraising experience and knowledge of development practices;
  • Experience and comfort with grassroots fundraising work at all donor levels;
  • Comfort discussing planned giving and asking for major gifts;
  • Experience with membership development and prospecting;
  • Proficiency with database queries and reports, spreadsheets, email blast systems, social media and willingness to do basic updates in content-management style website;
  • Knowledge of or commitment to learn Salsa, our current fundraising software and database;
  • Detail-oriented, responsible, and accountable. Familiarity with basic office operations and administrative work assumed;
  • Willing and able to do administrative work related to fundraising, and contribute to office tasks;
  • Strong written and verbal skills, including comfort with public speaking;
  • Excellent time management, communication, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated comfort with self-initiated work and managing multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Familiarity with peace and liberation movements;
  • Comfortable in a non-hierarchical, politically invigorating and collaborative office setting;


This is a part-time salaried position (20 hours/week, plus occasional evening and weekend meetings). Yearly salary is $22,595 with full benefits, including health insurance, and paid vacation.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] with “Development Associate” in the subject line. Materials should be PDFs or Word files, with file names formatted as ‘Name_resume’, ‘Name_coverletter’. The deadline is: March 27, 2014.

The War Resisters League is actively committed to seeking the full representation and participation all people, including people of color, people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC), and people with disabilities (though it should be noted that the office is not wheelchair accessible), as well as people representing various ages, classes, and cultural backgrounds. Such diversity is sought throughout WRL’s staff and decision-making bodies. Allergy warning: WRL has an office cat.

The War Resisters League affirms that all war is a crime against humanity. We therefore are determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of the causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of human exploitation.

-- 
Bryan Welton
Development and Membership Coordinator
War Resisters League
339 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
phone: 212.228.0450
[email protected]

www.warresisters.org

"The War Resisters League affirms that war is a crime against
humanity. We therefore are determined not to support any kind of war,
international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of all
causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of
exploitation."



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College Assistant – hourly

Title:                           College Assistant (hourly)
Department:               Pre Law Institute and Office of Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities, Undergraduate Studies, John Jay College, New York, NY
Compensation:           $14.00 per hour
Term of Service:         Approximately 20 hours per week
Closing Date:             Review of applications begins immediately.
Start Date:                  October 2013
 
NO TELEPHONE CALLS
Position Description:
The College Assistant will assist the staff of the Pre Law Institute and Office of Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities.
He or she will perform general receptionist duties as well as tasks that involve budgeting, clerical, and administrative work, and other duties as assigned. 
 
General Work Tasks Include:
 
§  Answering the telephone and greeting students, faculty, administrators and other visitors to the Pre Law Institute and Office of Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities.
§  Organizing and maintaining departmental records, such as: student advisement reports, registration forms, attendance sheets and special event information.
§  Typing and creating flyers, posters, memoranda, correspondence, charts, and similar materials.
§  Maintaining financial records and creating budget reports.
§  Ensuring that the office is tidy and presentable.
§  Collecting and compiling data, performing data entry, and running computer reports.
§  Communicating with external service providers, law schools, and other institutions.
§  Operating office machines, computers, computer software, and other electronic equipment to perform assigned tasks.
§  Assisting with multiple events, both small and large scale, throughout the year.
§  Other duties as assigned.
 
Required Qualifications:
Strong customer service orientation, communication skills (interpersonal, written, verbal), and organizational skills.  Must demonstrate sufficient skill to perform the duties described above and the assigned tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:
 
§  Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
§  Experience working in an office with administrative and budgeting responsibilities;
§  Familiar with the professional school or graduate school application process;
§  Professional demeanor;
§  Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Excel, Internet and Word; and
§  Familiar with professional office operations.
 
 TO APPLY
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Part Time Paid Internship for Palestine solidarity activist

*** Please forward to possible candidates ***


One year part-time paid internship available for Palestine solidarity activist

 

The Middle East program of the American Friends Service Committee is looking for an organizer and researcher to support student-led campaigns for just peace in Palestine/ Israel locally and nationally. The position is for three days a week, starting October 1st, in the AFSC San Francisco office.


Required skills and qualifications:

Good knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and current events;

At least one year of organizing campaign experience desired, preferably on a college campus;

Ability to organize in communities and bring people together to work toward a specific goal;

Ability to take the initiative in handling and following up on program details;

Research experience and a writing record;

Good writing, research and data organizing skills;

Ability to work in a team and to organize over a distance;

Curiosity and ability to learn new things;

Commitment to social justice and nonviolent social change;

Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles, concerns, and considerations of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, gender, age, and sexual orientation and disabilities;

Commitment to the aims and traditions of the AFSC, although membership in the Society of Friends is not a requirement.

 

To apply:

Write to [email protected] by September 30th, with (1) a short cover letter detailing your compatibility to the job and explaining why you are interested in it (2) your CV and contact information (3) two reference letters or contact information for two references (both phone number and emails) and (4) a short writing sample.

 

The AFSC is a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.  Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. 

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Network Director

NETWORK DIRECTOR

Shareable seeks a Network Director to support the development of sharing city networks. Applicants must be able to commit to a term of at least one year as this position requires substantial relationship-building. The director will be responsible for establishing relationships with and surveying participating cities across the US and Canada, supporting sharing city network organizers and events, researching and compiling training materials, developing a manual for establishing a network, coordinating mentoring support, and promoting our sharing city policy primer. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but are also seeking self-directed candidates from outside the Bay Area. This position may involve a substantial amount of travel and remote work from home.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Interest in economic transformation, community building, social justice and sustainability
• Network and community organizing experience, preferably with young adults and/or low income and diverse communities
• Experience in training, event and meeting coordination
• Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication and social media skills

BENEFITS
This is a three-quarters time position with excellent benefits including paid vacation, sick days and holidays as well as excellent health, dental, vision, disability, retirement and life insurance. Work hours are somewhat flexible and work may be done primarily remotely. Salary is $40,000 FTE. All work travel and training expenses paid.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send:
• Email with “NETWORK DIRECTOR APPLICANT” in the subject line to Mira Luna: mira (at) shareable.net
• A brief cover letter in the body of the e-mail no more than three paragraphs long, including: interest, qualifications, relevant experience (including volunteer experience), salary requirements and how this position would fit with your other commitments
• Resume in body of email, link to online resume or attached as a PDF
• Links to or PDFs of a relevant writing sample, organizing collateral, and/or websites describing organizing efforts you’ve lead
• Three references with contacts

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shareable is a project of Tides. Tides is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bi-cultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

ABOUT SHAREABLE
Shareable is a nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation – a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today’s biggest challenges. The maker movement, collaborative consumption, the solidarity economy, open source, transition towns, open government, and social enterprise are just a few of the movements showing a way forward. The sharing transformation shows that it’s possible to govern ourselves, create a sustainable economy that serves everyone, enables everyone to lead fulfilling lives while solving the world’s biggest challenges by unleashing the power of collaboration for the common good. To learn more about Shareable, please visit http://www.shareable.net.

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Community Organizer

Community Organizer, Westchester County (Temporary)
Listed: August 26, 2013
Organization Description:
Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a member-led multi-racial organization, principally women of color
and low-income families in New York State that builds power to secure social, economic and racial justice
for all. Founded in 1994 by welfare recipients in New York City working to fight unjust welfare policies,
we have since expanded our organization to include working on multiple issues in three additional
communities in the Hudson Valley. Our core organizing issues include fighting for a just social safety net,
good jobs and access to them, truly affordable housing, a participatory democracy, and a fair share tax
system.
Job Description:
Community Voices Heard (CVH) is seeking a mid-level, Spanish-speaking organizer to build relationships
with low-income New Yorkers throughout Westchester County for the purpose of engaging them in
organizing to build collective power to address their issues. This position that focus on utilizing one-toone
relational meetings and house meetings, to build towards city-based gatherings (i.e. “Poverty 50
Years Later” meetings), that then culminate in a countywide Poverty Summit in collaboration with elected
officials, policy experts, advocates, academics, and more. The goal is to identify potential policy solutions
both build a base of leaders to take action to advance them.
The organizer would be responsible for:
• building a base of low-income residents throughout the county that want to make change;
• conducting 20 one-to-one relational meetings per week;
• door knocking and/ or conducting outreach at public housing developments and Department of
Social Services Centers;
• organizing 2-3 city-based meetings to bring affected residents together to discuss the issues and
posit solutions;
• contributing towards the Countywide Poverty Summit – through agenda setting, mobilization
efforts, leadership development, coalition building, and more.
This is a short-term (4-6 months), full-time position with an immediate start (as soon as possible in
September).
The Community Organizer will be supervised by CVH’s Director of Organizing, and partner with CVH’s
other Organizer in Westchester County. The position will be based out of CVH’s main office in Yonkers,
but will work throughout the County.
Qualifications:
• Minimum 2-years community, political, or legislative organizing experience;
• Experience in one-to-ones, leadership development, mobilization, coalition work and strategy &
campaign development;
• Ability to work independently, yet take direction, according to goals of the organization and
project;
• Excellent oral communication skills, and attention to detail;
• Strong commitment to relational membership/ community led organizing, conducting one-to-one
meetings with individuals, and ability to identify non-traditional and community-based leaders and
people who want to be community leaders.
• Applicants must be committed to ideology of building community power & share our commitment
to membership grassroots decision-making & our analysis of power.
• Residency in and/ or familiarity with Westchester County preferred.
• Access to a car and ability to drive are important.
• Spanish language skills essential.
To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to, Stephen Roberson, Director of Organizing, Community Voices
Heard, 115 East 106th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10029 or email them to [email protected] If emailing,
make sure to put “Community Organizer, Westchester County” in the subject line.
CVH is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with
disabilities, and people with experience on public assistance are strongly encouraged to apply.
Resumes and cover letters should be submitted as soon as possible. We are aiming to make a decision
will be made by mid-September, if not before.
For more information about the organization, please check out our web page at: www.CVHaction.org.
Salary/ Benefits:
Salary depends on experience. In addition to the salary, the organization will provide support for cell
phone usage, mileage reimbursement, and healthcare. Paid leave includes 1.5 personal days, vacation
time accrued at 1.25 days per month, sick days accrued at 1 day per month, and holidays.

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Immigration Campaign Organizer

IMMIGRATION CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER (FULL-TIME)

Date Posted:

Monday, July 22, 2013

POSITION AVAILABLE:  IMMIGRATION CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER(FULL-TIME)

 The immigration campaign organizer, under the supervision of the Immigration Advocacy Director, will work closely with leaders and staff from the NYIC’s member organizations and will support program advocacy work.  The NYIC’s immigration campaign organizer will have a key role to play in the comprehensive immigration reform debate and will be at the forefront of the statewide campaign for reform in New York. The campaign organizer will collaborate with diverse community-based organizations, business, faith, and labor groups and will be responsible for developing and implementing campaign strategies, grass-tops organizing, and engaging the NYIC’s diverse member groups.

 Responsibilities:

Develop and implement campaign strategies to promote immigrant rights and comprehensive immigration reform.

Deepen the skills of grassroots leaders within the context of immigration advocacy campaigns.

Build effective relationships with community, faith, business and labor leaders.

Organize NYIC members and allies to forward immigration advocacy goals.

Maintain communication between NYIC members and allies.

Plan community education events on issues affecting immigrant communities

Contribute to other organizational projects as necessary to advance the organizational mission of the NYIC.

 

Knowledge & Skills:

Two years minimum of experience in community organizing

Experience in and commitment to working to promote social justice

Proven ability to listen, understand, and develop leadership of diverse constituents

Strong organization skills, and ability to meet deadlines

Ability to think and act flexibly and creatively in a high-paced environment

Willingness to travel and work some weekends and evenings

Bi/multilingual ability preferred

 

TO APPLY:   NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. 

 

                        Mail or e-mail resume, cover letter and salary history to:

 

                        137-139 West 25th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY  10001

 

                        E-mail: [email protected]

 

Please indicate Immigration Campaign Organizer position in the subject line.

 

SALARY:    

 Commensurate with Experience.

 

DEADLINE:  

 Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but no later than August 9th, 2013

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Director of Strategy and Planning

Director of Strategy and Planning
Envisioning Westchester – Yonkers, NY

Director of Strategy and Planning

About the Position:

Exciting opportunity to work as a Community Organizer in Westchester County doing movement building and campaign organizing work. This is a unique position at first to focus on winning a source-of-income legislation on a County-wide level, then grow to broader issues: housing, immigration, jobs and education across Westchester County. (more…)

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Seeking Co-Director

Job available: http://global-action.org/news/seeking-co-director

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LHV Organizer

Organizer – Lower Hudson Valley Chapter

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with eight offices and 50,000 supporters statewide.

The NYCLU seeks to fill the position of full-time Organizer for the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter office in White Plains. This position is for a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal. He or she will report to the Chapter Director and the Statewide Advocacy Coordinator.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Assist the chapter directors in implementing campaigns to advance and defend civil liberties and civil rights.

·       Engage in a wide array of tactics, including lobbying, coalition building and organizing to mobilize NYCLU members and supporters on a wide range of civil rights and liberties issues.

·       Build and maintain a grassroots network of members, supporters and volunteers including on college, law school and high school campuses.

·       Organize and conduct public education events, including “know your rights” presentations, community forums, and panel discussions.

·       Respond to requests for support and information from the public.

·       Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

·       A passion for and a familiarity with civil liberties issues and a commitment to organizing communities around those issues

·       An Associates’ degree, and at least one year experience working with advocacy groups or community organizations on social justice issues. Or, lieu of a college degree, at least three years of experience working with advocacy groups or community organizations on social justice issues.

·       Reliable transportation is a must; travel around the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter's seven county region will be a daily requirement of the position.

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·       Strong cultural competency.

·       Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people.

·       Ability to explain concepts of law and public policy to a variety of audiences.

·       Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

·       Proficiency with MS Office programs.

·       Spanish language skills a plus.

·       Experience with organizing around immigrants’ rights, policing, education and/or women’s equality a plus.

·       Familiarity with Lower Hudson Valley or ties to the area a plus, but not a requirement.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The NYCLU is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

 

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FOR looking for Executive Director

The Fellowship of Reconciliation is in search of an Executive Director to lead the organization through the next generation of peace-building. We are looking for someone who will bring passion, experience, and a commitment to shared leadership to FOR and the movement we serve.

The new Director will find FOR with many strengths, including:

  • a long and rich history of nonviolent activism, resistance to war, and anti-oppression work;
  • a signature combination of, and commitment to, nonviolence and interfaith activism and grassroots organizing; and
  • a clarity about and passion, shared by staff and members, for FOR’s vision.

FOR Staff & National Council 2012

FOR's new Executive Director will be coming on board at a time of transition and opportunity as FOR grapples with the realities of an aging membership, a tighter budget, and a desire to better integrate its diverse programmatic efforts into a common framework. The new Director must be willing to sign FOR’s Statement of Purpose and will be engaged in helping FOR with:

  1. redirecting FOR staff energies to a model focused on regional U.S. programming while capitalizing on technological resources;
  2. building fundraising capacity and resources to help FOR be more sustainable;
  3. strengthening support for staff, encouraging their gifts, and nurturing a culture of accountability and collaboration;
  4. expanding the diversity of its membership, racially and religiously, as well as growing the existing programming for youth and young adults;
  5. invigorating the grassroots and strengthening partnerships between local groups, religious peace fellowships, and the national office;
  6. helping the governing board, the National Council, with clarification of roles, training, and mutual accountability;
  7. exploring the location, usage, and economies of FOR’s headquarters in Nyack and of the outstation offices.

Strongly preferred:

  1. Minimum of five years as an executive director of a nonprofit organization with experience in administration, staff supervision, strategic planning, program evaluation, finance, and fundraising, or equivalent experience.
  2. Proven ability to work with people from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, and religious backgrounds, generations, and sexual orientations in building a highly-motivated and diverse staff team.
  3. Record of successful fundraising and financial management with nonprofit agencies.
  4. Record of program experience and program oversight.
  5. Willing to relocate to Nyack, New York.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefit package.

Hours: Full-time.

Location: Headquartered in Nyack, New York; location negotiable.

Deadline for résumé and cover letter: March 25, 2013

More information about the Fellowship of Reconciliation:

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) was founded in 1914 to promote nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict and achieving justice and peace worldwide. Its intentionally interfaith approach to peace and justice make FOR uniquely positioned to address the world’s problems in the 21st century. FOR-USA serves as the U.S. national office for this international movement, and works with more than 10,000 members, 100 local groups, and over a dozen national religious peace fellowships.

The national headquarters is based in Rockland County, New York. Several national staff members are regionally based (in other parts of the Americas).

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé with three professional references by the March 25, 2013 deadline to: Ralph McFadden, Search Consultant, [email protected]. For more information, contact Ralph McFadden on his home/office phone: 847-622-1677. Reference letters may be sent via email directly to McFadden. (Download a PDF version of the job posting.)

The Fellowship of Reconciliation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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