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Greetings,
 
The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan academic institution with offices in Beirut, Ramallah, and Washington, DC, dedicated to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPS does not engage in lobbying.
 
IPS is seeking a part-time research assistant to oversee its Congressional Monitor project, which tracks all legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress relating to Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The research assistant will be responsible for identifying and collecting relevant legislation; compiling it for annual publication in the Journal of Palestine Studies; and maintaining the Congressional Monitor database; and coordinating with the IPS web team to promote the project using social media.
 
This is a part-time staff position with limited benefits, and requires 20 hrs./week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Work must be done in the Washington office during business hours, and cannot be done remotely because it requires regular work on a secure database. Hours and duties may expand as the project develops, based on the candidate's skills and efficiency.
 
Qualifications:


A BA in history, political science, or related fields; knowledge of the history of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; must be organized and systematic. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process; experience using Microsoft Access or otherdatabase programs; basic knowledge of website design and maintenance.
 
To apply:


Please email [email protected] with a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.


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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


Organizer Responsibilities


Member Development and Outreach

  • Work with member organizations to implement GGJ alliance wide tactical plans
  • Advance organizing plan in conjunction with staff,  anchor organizations and Coordinating Committee members
  • Direct and coordinate member development plan:

    • Maintain regular contact with members to assess needs and capacity to participate in GGJ program
    • Set up and facilitate membership meetings and working group calls
  • Lead membership engagement process

    • Support member organizations with preparation for GGJ events and meetings
    • Work with leaders and staff on creating agendas for meetings
    • Document and disseminate outcomes of meetings and processes.
    • Create and/or coordinate educational materials
  • Help coordinate GGJ's participation in local and national coalition work, and support the growth of grassroots organizations.

    • Serve as a liaison with National and International Allies
  • Assist with engaging members in grassroots fundraising around GGJ programming
  • Recruit and orient new member organizations


Logistics Coordination

  • Provide logistics support for organizations participating in GGJ programs

    • Coordinate travel and other needs for member participation.
  • Coordinate preparation and logistics for GGJ meetings. events,delegations and mobilizations including planning political and pragmatic goals, creating and disseminating “Calls to Action” and educational materials, lead evaluation of Delegation and organizing work, document lessons


Administration

  • Manage administrative systems, files, and member databases
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, supervision meetings, quarterly staff and/or coordinating committee meetings in person, and other meetings as assigned/needed
  • Help maintain website and social network sites with current information and program update
  • Assist with fund development and grant reporting as assigned/needed


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.


Essential Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years experience organizing and building leadership of low-income, people of color, indigenous, women, and LGBTQ communities in cross-sector organizing
  • Experience working in networks/coalitions and with social movements, interacting with diverse political actors, and ability to represent GGJ in a variety of settings
  • Alignment with mission, vision and goals of GGJ, and a strong political commitment to social justice and anti-oppression practices
  • Strong relationship skills: ability to generate trust and connection with a wide diversity of people/communities
  • Strong training and mentorship skills, and a commitment to skill-sharing and coaching in grassroots organizations
  • Experience in developing global political analysis and vision that is grounded in local and national organizing
  • Fluent in second language: Spanish is preferred.  Portuguese or French is a plus.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally minimally two times per month often for a week or two at a time.
  • Self-motivated and high level of self-initiative—proven ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively about organizational development, program design and implementation.
  • Adept at trouble-shooting and providing solutions, capacity for empathy and resolving differences
  • Excellent personal organization and time management skills:  Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Accountable to goals and willingness to learn new techniques, ideas, and skills
  • Knowledge of common computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail programs, web, and Internet.
  • Experience working on climate justice or environmental justice, and/or militarism and anti-war movements


Desirable Qualifications

  • Outgoing, engaged and energetic personality
  • Good research, writing and oral communication skills, including public speaking
  • Grassroots fundraising experience
  • Database and website management skills


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:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter which includes: the reasons why you want to join GGJ, a summary of the skills and experiences you will bring to the role and name and contact details of two references indicating the capacity in which they know you. 
  • A short writing or audio sample on an issue of relevance to GGJ


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

Career Opportunity

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

 

OVERVIEW

 

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.

 

COMPENSATION

 

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:

 

Human Resources

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

[Re: ASD-21/WESPAC]

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.”

 

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund is seeking a person (a “bird-dogger”) in southern New York (north of New York City and south of Poughkeepsie) and a bird-dogger in southeast Florida, who will attend congressional candidate events to ask questions about torture. 
 
The targeted races in New York will include the 17th and18th congressional districts among other districts. The targeted races in Florida will include the 18th congressional district (West Palm Beach) and the Senate race among other potential targets.  The bird-dogger should be based in the Miami, West Palm Beach, or Orlando areas (or be willing to commute to those areas on a regular basis to attend candidate events).
 
The position pays $1500 and it is expected the individual will attend at least 12 campaign events. It starts August 15 and will end November 6.
 
For the New York full position announcement and details on how to apply, go to http://www.nrcatactionfund.org/job-openings/ny-2012. For the Florida version go to http://www.nrcatactionfund.org/job-openings/florida-2012.

 
Please send the job description to those you know who might be interested. The position will remain open until it is filled. Thank you for your help.
 
Rich
 
Rev. Richard L. Killmer
Executive Director
National Religious Campaign Against Torture
110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 502
Washington, DC 20002
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WOMEN'S ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTER INC.

1133 Westchester Avenue Suite N-220

White Plains, NY 10604

 

COORDINATOR/ PART TIME

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:

  • Coordinate six business workshops annually, approximately three hours each    
  • Coordinate all aspects of WEDC’s 15 week entrepreneurial training program in Spanish including recruitment, assessment, orientation, scheduling of classes, graduation
  • Be a liaison between trainers and participants; workshop presenters and attendees
  • Conduct 5-10 hour-long counseling sessions monthly
  • Work with WEDC volunteers to increase the number of clients who receive business counseling
  • Conduct outreach in the community – represent and promote WEDC’s  programming at local events
  • Prepare flyers and materials in Spanish

 

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

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/JSX5h6HNXh8d/

*Job Announcement:  National Campaign Coordinator*

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*Coalition on National Security and Rights **in *

*Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Middle Eastern Communities*

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*

*1 Year Fulltime Position*

*(Application Deadline: June 1, 2012)*

Applications are welcome for a position to coordinate policy groups, civil
rights organizations,

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.
The campaign

will work towards the following two goals:

1) Community outreach, public education, leadership development, and
mobilization

in Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities

2) Facilitate creation of a national policy change campaign on rules for
FBI informants

and surveillance

The National Campaign Coordinator will build the campaign’s membership base
among

policy groups, civil rights organizations, community-based organizations,
and directly-affected

families and communities towards developing a winning movement to limit the
use of

surveillance and informants. The campaign seeks to be a democratic
collaboration that values

dedication, a collaborative work ethic, and accountability to communities
most directly

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
regular travel.

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.

*Responsibilities*

Base-Building

Meet defined goals to outreach, identify, and recruit groups for the
campaign

– Maintain and develop national membership database, including member
recruitment,

tracking participation, and reporting to the coalition

– Coordinate all internal communications including sending monthly updates
and doing

phone check-ins, to inform on the campaign work and get member
participation and

feedback

– Regular calls or visits (if possible) to potential and new member groups
in the

campaign, including supporting local efforts to engage in the campaign and
capacity

building

– Develop, update, and distribute outreach materials, trainings and
education tools for

campaign issues and goals

Leadership Development

– Support member groups and directly affected families in leadership
development to

facilitate participation in the campaign, including strategizing, providing
trainings, and

supporting local campaign development and action

– Develop and provide workshops and trainings on surveillance and
informants,

leadership development, similar histories in other communities, campaign
demands,

and policy goals

Campaign Development

– Organize and facilitate regular national calls and convenings of member
groups to

develop a campaign (research, planning, alliance building, policy demands

development, actions, and evaluation) collaboratively

– Coordinate alliance building

– Research relevant conferences, trainings, meetings, resources and
participate and/or

facilitate participation amongst member groups

– Lay groundwork and mechanisms for the campaign work to be implemented and
selfsustaining

by end of one year term

Media/Communications

– 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

*Qualifications*

– 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
communities)

– Commitment to building the leadership of most affected, low-income,
communities of

color in winning social change while working in multi-stakeholder
coalitions and

efforts

– Familiarity with issues of surveillance of Muslim communities, use of
informants, and

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,
fast-paced,

responsibilities

– Experience working on policy change campaigns

– Excellent written and oral communication skills

– Ability to travel regularly throughout the United States and work some
nights and

weekends

– Computer proficiency (word processing, database management, internet
tools) as

necessary for described work responsibilities

– Written and oral fluency in Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, and/or Farsi is
preferred

– Salary commensurate with experience and skills

*Application*

*
*

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]

http://forusa.org/blogs/for/for-job-posting-director-operations/10488

Full-time position available:
National Organizer
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.

Duties:
• 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.

Qualifications:
Either
• Minimum 3-5 years experience working with one of the target constituencies
or:
• 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.

And:
• 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
Salary commensurate with experience

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
need.

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
funding renewal.

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
record required.

If interested, please send resume to: Martin Rudow
White Plains Youth
Bureau 11 Amherst
Place
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-422-1378 Fax: 914-422-6489
[email protected]
www.WhitePlainsYouthBureau.com

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
For other recruitment information, call the 24 hour Information Line at
(914) 422-1279.
Our TDD/Voice number is (914) 422-1258
6/11

Linda K. Puoplo
Deputy Director
White Plains Youth Bureau
11 Amherst Place
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-422-1378
Fax: 914-422-6489
[email protected]
www.WhitePlainsYouthBureau.com
 

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