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Make the Road New York


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Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York operates community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester County. With a membership of 23,000, MRNY tackles the critical issues facing our communities, including workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights and civil rights, TGNCIQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform. (TGNCIQ = transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer)


MRNY is a multi-service organization. Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above -- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services: We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Spanish-language literacy, computer literacy, citizenship preparation, and in-school and after-school youth programs. We have a robust legal program that offers direct representation across a spectrum of practice areas, including employment law, immigration law, housing and benefits, and TGNCIQ civil rights; we also take on impact litigation as a strategy for achieving broad change. Our health program offers facilitated enrollment into health insurance programs and SNAP benefits, a community health worker home visit program, nutrition education and emergency food pantries, health care navigation, and more.


MRNY's development department is in charge of meeting the organization's $18+ million annual budget and overseeing its capital campaign to build a new community center. We raise funds from diverse sources, including private and public institutions and individuals at all levels. We work closely with MRNY’s program staff and executive team to accomplish these ambitious fundraising goals and to support the core mission of the organization.  


CURRENT OPENING:

Make the Road New York (MRNY) is seeking an intern to work as part of the Development & Communications team. This intern will learn and get practice in the fundamentals of development and communications work, including fundraising, online organizing, data management and analysis, and more


RESPONSIBILITIES (with example language):


  • Lead donor research project to assist senior staff with cultivation and solicitation efforts
  • Assist with social media and digital organizing to mobilize for and amplify direct actions
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for Gala and End of Year Fundraisers 
  • Provide department and project-based support as needed

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong interest in and commitment to working with immigrant and working class communities
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Google Suite products (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings
  • Demonstrate strong organizational/multitasking skills, communication and decision making abilities
  • Detail oriented, effective time management skills, ability to meet deadlines


Desired Experience:

  • Familiarity with social media channels and digital organizing tools (i.e.: Twitter, Facebook, Slack, etc.)
  • Familiarity with social justice fundraising and/or organizing
  • Bilingual (Spanish/ English)

Location: The position will be based in MRNY’s office on Troutman Street, Brooklyn

EDUCATION REQUIRED (MRNY’s policy is to only list degree requirements when necessary for the position. Check all that apply):

X High School   □ 2-year Degree    □ 4-year Degree   □ Master’s   □JD    □ Other        

MRNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road New York…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Paid

How to Apply

Please attach cover letter/resume and submit all documents to email provided.

Please attach cover letter/resume and submit all documents to email provided.

Location

301 Grove Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237

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