Applications due: October 17, 2012
Start Date: November 5, 2012
Location: Can be based anywhere in continental US. Regular travel is required.
Salary: This position is full-time with compensation of $44,000-46,000 (based on experience) Benefits include health and dental coverage and generous vacation.
Mutual probation period: 3 months
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) provides an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, creative and experienced organizer. The Organizer works under the supervision of GGJ’s National Coordinator. The position requires willingness to work long hours (more than 40+ per week) a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends, frequent travel within the USA and some international travel. This is a full time position.
Grassroots Global Justice is a national alliance of grassroots organizations building a popular movement for peace, democracy and a sustainable world. Alliance members support each other's local struggles and collaborate with international allies committed to building a transformative social justice movement beyond borders. GGJ provides opportunities for grassroots leaders to dialogue, think strategically and sharpen our understanding of global political and economic forces that cause poverty, conflict and environmental destruction in our communities. After organizing an extensive participatory process with our members, in September of 2011 GGJ affirmed a new initiative at our membership congress: "No War, No Warming, Build an Economy for People and the Planet!” We are prioritizing climate justice, anti-war and militarism, and developing alternative visions for the economy as our core areas of work. For more about Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), visit our website here: www.ggjalliance.org
Member Development and Outreach
This is a full time position. The specific work-plan and priority job tasks subject to change based on the alliance’s needs and priorities.
People of color, women, queer folks, trans and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.
To Apply, please send the following:
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and position will be open until it is filled. Please send your applications to [email protected] and on subject line please put: Organizer
ADVOCACY and POLICY COUNSEL – CRIMINAL JUSTICE [ASD-21]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department, NY
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 500,000 members dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Affiliate Support and Advocacy Department of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City seeks a full-time Advocacy and Policy Counsel.
Through its affiliates, members, and national staff, the ACLU has a presence in every state across the country. Each affiliate works with its state's legislature and policymakers to further the protection and advancement of civil liberties.
Reporting to the Director of Advocacy and Policy, the Advocacy and Policy Counsel will focus on supporting nationwide state-based advocacy to advance state legislative and public policy priorities. The Advocacy and Policy Counsel will be part of an integrated team, including litigators, advocacy staff, communications specialists, and federal lobbyists, and work closely with ACLU affiliates. The Advocacy and Policy Counsel’s work will primarily be with the ACLU’s Center for Justice’s Initiative to End Overincarceration, which seeks an end to excessively harsh crime policies that result in mass incarceration and stand in the way of a just and equal society. State legislative and public policy advocacy will focus on the reform of state pre-trial practices, drug laws, sentencing schemes, and parole and probation policies.
The Advocacy and Policy Counsel is a non-litigating attorney position for a lawyer with exceptional analytical and writing abilities. The Advocacy and Policy Counsel will devise and execute nationwide state-based advocacy strategies, assess emerging policy trends, and mobilize affiliates across the country. Work will include drafting state legislation and legislative amendments, preparing state legislative advocacy materials, researching legal issues related to state legislation, and assisting in identifying litigation opportunities.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Determine and execute state-based advocacy strategies to achieve public policy goals, including developing campaign objectives and strategies.
· Provide legal analysis and strategic advice to ACLU affiliates to assist their state-based advocacy.
· Draft policy analyses designed to effect change by state policymakers.
· Conduct legal analysis on the interpretation and constitutionality of proposed state legislation and policy initiatives.
· Develop and produce advocacy tools for ACLU affiliates to assist their state-based advocacy.
· Develop expertise in criminal justice and other key civil liberties issues.
· Work with ACLU affiliates in strategic goal setting, coalition-building, community organizing, and public engagement in furtherance of public policy outcomes.
· Assist in identifying litigation opportunities.
· Coordinate ACLU affiliates’ participation in the National Office’s federal advocacy campaigns.
· Collaborate with the administration of grants to affiliates programs.
· Monitor relevant state bills.
· Participate in national coalitions and develop relationships with allies and other organizations to further advocacy goals.
· Speak publicly at national, state, and local forums, conferences, and meetings.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
· A JD degree and a minimum of three years of legal experience are required; this position does not include active litigation, but the ability to identify and develop possible litigation is required.
· Experience working in political, policy, legal, or government settings; familiarity with public policy and legislative processes is preferred.
· Exceptional ability to conduct legal analysis and research.
· Experience with constitutional issues, legislation, and organizing is preferred.
· Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
· Excellent research, writing, analytic, and communication skills.
· Ability to communicate complex legal issues to the general public.
· Ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks, work efficiently and quickly, and meet deadlines under pressure.
· Willingness to travel.
· Strong and demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and social justice issues; expertise in criminal justice advocacy is strongly preferred.
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, the names and phone numbers of three references, and a writing sample by email to [email protected] – Reference [ASD-21/WESPAC] in the subject line – or by mail to:
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”
WOMEN'S ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTER INC.
Entrepreneurial Training Programs in Spanish
Purpose of Position: Ensure the continued success and operation the Women's Enterprise Development Center’s Entrepreneurial Training Programs and Services in Spanish
Agency Overview: The Women's Enterprise Development Center Inc. (WEDC) is a non-profit microenterprise development program, a Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women’s Business Center, and an Empire State Development Corporation Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) Center, designed to help women achieve economic self-sufficiency through small business development. Our mission is to build a vibrant community of women entrepreneurs by providing high-quality programs and services to both start up and established women business owners in Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley, New York, including training and microenterprise funding opportunities for minority and economically disadvantaged women. Since 2001 WEDC has been offering training programs in Spanish.
Responsibilities: Overall management of WEDC’s programs in Spanish including:
Skills: The appropriate candidate should possess the following skills:
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
· Experience with business training programs, business ownership and/or non-profit management
· Fluent in Spanish
· Ability to work with diverse populations
· Proficiency in MS Office Suite; ability to learn database program
Timeframe: Position available immediately
Contact: Anne Janiak, Executive Director
(914) 948-6098 x 12
*Job Announcement: National Campaign Coordinator*
*Coalition on National Security and Rights **in *
*Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Middle Eastern Communities*
*1 Year Fulltime Position*
*(Application Deadline: June 1, 2012)*
Applications are welcome for a position to coordinate policy groups, civil
community-based organizations (including masajid), and directly affected
families in a
national public education and advocacy campaign to limit surveillance and
the use of
informants in Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Middle Eastern communities.
will work towards the following two goals:
1) Community outreach, public education, leadership development, and
in Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities
2) Facilitate creation of a national policy change campaign on rules for
The National Campaign Coordinator will build the campaign’s membership base
policy groups, civil rights organizations, community-based organizations,
families and communities towards developing a winning movement to limit the
surveillance and informants. The campaign seeks to be a democratic
collaboration that values
dedication, a collaborative work ethic, and accountability to communities
affected by these issues. The National Campaign Coordinator will be based
in New York City
at the community office of DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving) and will require
The position will be supervised by the campaign’s national Coordinating
Committee as well as
a lead staff member at DRUM. This is a one-year position, with the
possibility of renewal
based on funding.
Meet defined goals to outreach, identify, and recruit groups for the
– Maintain and develop national membership database, including member
tracking participation, and reporting to the coalition
– Coordinate all internal communications including sending monthly updates
phone check-ins, to inform on the campaign work and get member
– Regular calls or visits (if possible) to potential and new member groups
campaign, including supporting local efforts to engage in the campaign and
– Develop, update, and distribute outreach materials, trainings and
education tools for
campaign issues and goals
– Support member groups and directly affected families in leadership
facilitate participation in the campaign, including strategizing, providing
supporting local campaign development and action
– Develop and provide workshops and trainings on surveillance and
leadership development, similar histories in other communities, campaign
and policy goals
– Organize and facilitate regular national calls and convenings of member
develop a campaign (research, planning, alliance building, policy demands
development, actions, and evaluation) collaboratively
– Coordinate alliance building
– Research relevant conferences, trainings, meetings, resources and
facilitate participation amongst member groups
– Lay groundwork and mechanisms for the campaign work to be implemented and
by end of one year term
– Generate content for website, blog and/or newsletter
– Serve as contact for media and liaison for local groups, as well as
occasionally serve as
spokesperson for the campaign.
– Assist in helping local groups with media strategy and needs
– Commitment to social, economic, and racial justice and gender rights
– Work experience preferable as a community organizer in a membership based
organization (ideally in Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, or South Asian
– Commitment to building the leadership of most affected, low-income,
color in winning social change while working in multi-stakeholder
– Familiarity with issues of surveillance of Muslim communities, use of
human rights frameworks preferable
– Strong training and facilitation skills
– Ability to work comfortably with diverse communities and stakeholders
– Strong ability to self-initiate, work independently, and handle multiple,
– Experience working on policy change campaigns
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Ability to travel regularly throughout the United States and work some
– Computer proficiency (word processing, database management, internet
necessary for described work responsibilities
– Written and oral fluency in Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, and/or Farsi is
– Salary commensurate with experience and skills
Please submit a cover letter, detailing interest and qualifications,
resume, writing sample and
three references to:
Monami Maulik, Executive Director
DRUM-Desis Rising Up & Moving
Email to: [email protected]
Fax to: (718) 205-3037
Or mail to:
72-18 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
For more information, please contact: Fahd Ahmed, DRUM at [email protected]
Full-time position available:
New York City
EJUSA is a national leader in the movement to end the death penalty in the United States. We have played a key role in some of the nation's most exciting campaigns, including our recent successes ending the death penalty in New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Illinois. See www.ejusa.org for details.
We seek a personable and savvy National Organizer to engage two communities in our work to end the death penalty: people of color who have either lost a loved one to murder or who are current and former members of law enforcement. The National Organizer will both work with these constituencies nationally as well as assist state-based death penalty repeal organizations around the country to do so in their local areas.
The position will be based in EJUSA's cheerful loft office in DUMBO, Brooklyn. (one subway stop from Manhattan). An exception may be made for remote locations in rare circumstances. The position will involve travel.
The EJUSA staff is a terrific and fun-loving team – we work hard, love what we do, and love doing it together! This is a wonderful opportunity for an energetic self-starter to help diversify our movement and sensitively build bridges to some of the people most impacted by the death penalty.
• Collaborate with national organizations serving the two target constituencies, such as national black and latino law enforcement associations, to develop relationships, expand understanding of the death penalty's flaws, and recruit support for repeal efforts.
• Provide training, coaching, and hands-on assistance in outreach to the target constituencies to state organizers working to end the death penalty. In some cases this may include participating in such outreach locally and transferring relationships to state organizers once they are more firmly established.
• Assist organizations serving people who have lost loved ones to murder in communities of color to connect with available victims' services in their states.
• Lead workshops or attend/present at national conferences that serve the target constituencies.
• Develop materials to assist with or highlight EJUSA's organizing efforts in this area.
• Participate in the national movement to end the death penalty, including serving on a working group to increase the engagement of communities of color in repeal campaigns.
• Work with others on the Organizing Team to connect organizing efforts to broader EJUSA activities and campaign goals.
• Work on additional EJUSA projects as appropriate.
• Minimum 3-5 years experience working with one of the target constituencies
• Minimum 3-5 years experience organizing on issue-based advocacy campaigns and at least some direct experience and comfort working with one of the two target constituencies.
• Excellent interpersonal communication, networking, and social skills; ability to connect authentically with diverse groups of people, including those who have been impacted by violence; comfort and excitement about reaching out to and building relationships with new people.
• Strong organizational ability, including ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, work hard, keep things moving, and maintain a high attention to detail.
• Experience with facilitation, training/leading workshops, and developing strategy a strong plus.
• Strong writing skills a plus.
• Familiarity with office and web-based computer applications. Comfort working with a Mac or willingness to learn.
• Ability to manage confidential information.
• A positive attitude and friendly personality; ability to get along with many types of people.
• Commitment to repealing the death penalty and to the broader mission and values of EJUSA.
People of color, especially those who are former law enforcement officers or who have lost loved ones to murder are strongly encouraged to apply.
Target start date: asap
Direct supervisor: Director of Organizing
Compensation: Competitive, with excellent benefits including 100% employer-paid health and dental insurance, retirement plan, vacation/sick days/paid holidays, and professional development allowance.
Commitment: One year.
How to apply: Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history to [email protected].
THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS YOUTH BUREAU
Growing White Plains Project Coordinator
Salary Range $15 – $20
The White Plains Youth Bureau is looking for Project Coordinator for
the Growing White Plains program, to oversee a one year grant program
funded by the Westchester Community Foundation. The Coordinator will
have two central responsibilities: overseeing two community agriculture
sites to develop productive and healthy gardens using only organic
methods, and delivering environmental education programs to young
people, families and adult community members using the gardens as a
primary but not exclusive resource. The environmental education will
focus on such issues as recycling, energy conservation, composting,
local and organic food growing and community gardening, and healthy
nutrition. The fruits of the garden projects are all donated to the
White Plains Ecumenical Food Pantry to help feed families and persons in
The position will require an average of 12 hours per week during the
course of the year, from July 2011 through June, 2012, with a somewhat
flexible schedule. During the school year, must be available during
after school hours (3 to 6 pm). Continued employment is subject to grant
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Successful applicant will show a demonstrated
history of expertise and involvement in organic gardening, knowledge of
and passion about environmental issues, and experience and skills in
working with groups in an educational setting. Bachelor’s degree in
related field of study required.
Knowledge of Spanish would be a great asset but not a requirement.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid license to operate a
motor vehicle in NY State. Driver’s license with a clean driving
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
For other recruitment information, call the 24 hour Information Line at
Our TDD/Voice number is
Linda K. Puoplo
White Plains Youth Bureau