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Senior Organizer, Follow Black Women Campaign

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Community Voices Heard
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New York, NY
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Published 16 days ago

Organization Overview  

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a member-led, multi-racial organization principally comprised  of women of color and low-income families in New York State. Founded in 1994 by welfare  recipients in New York City working to fight unjust welfare policies, CVH tackles tough issues  and builds power to secure racial, social and economic justice for all New Yorkers.  

Through grassroots organizing, leadership development, policy changes, and creating new  models of direct democracy CVH is creating a truly equitable New York State. CVH’s core  organizing issues include fighting for a just social safety net, good jobs and access to them, truly  affordable housing, sustainable and resilient communities, and a participatory democracy. 

CVH is working to build a society in which the systems that govern foster racial, social and  economic justice not exploitation – particularly for low-income people of color. CVH seeks a  society in which all people – regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender expression,  sexual identity, citizen status, primary language, and ability – are treated with mutual respect  and where privileges of one group do not exist. 


Position Overview 

Community Voices Heard is seeking a senior organizer to play a leadership role in its  groundbreaking organizing initiative, Follow Black Women (FBW.) 

Black women’s organizing, activism, and political engagement are critical to ensure racial, social  and economic justice for our communities. The Follow Black Women project is a unique  opportunity to create an agenda that centers the issues and experiences of Black women. 

In 2019, CVH launched Follow Black Women: A Survey for the Frontlines, because Black women  are power houses in elections, yet we still see the policy issues they support fall to the wayside.  We believe that in order to advance the type of relationship that we desire between the people  and government, we must create new spaces and models of civic engagement.

We seek to survey 5,000 individuals—who identify as Black women—about issues that they  care about. Women who take the survey are invited to participate in roundtable discussions, in  the form of sister circles and house meetings, where we listen to and more deeply explore the  ideas and concerns voiced.  Based on the conversations and survey results, we will convene discussions featuring diverse  and powerful Black women who are movers and shakers in the political world. We will work  with our academic partners to create and release reports of our findings, tell stories from the  field, and deliver ambitious policy recommendations.  

The senior organizer will help create a roadmap to power with and for Black women across New  York State. 

Key Responsibilities:  

• Develop strategic outreach efforts to reach the target survey completion goals • Execute overall project strategy 

• Build relationships with survey participants and help channel them into membership  with the organization 

• Develop relationships with community partners and allies to support the project • Create and develop programs for FBW events including town halls, sister circles,  meetings, panel discussions 

• Perform necessary budgetary and administrative tasks 

• Collaborate with the Director of Development on fundraising as needed and help  develop reports for funders.  

• Manage and mentor interns and volunteers as needed 

Candidates Should Bring:  

• Proven track record of organizing people to relate to one another and take successful  actions together 

• Experience creating and conducting leadership development activities • Ability to think creatively and meet ambitious goals  

• Experience developing and executing issue-based campaigns 

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

• Vision and commitment to unapologetically building power with low income  communities of color 

• Ability to multi-task, humility and unshakeable hustle 

• Experience and ability to work and organize across racial and cultural lines 

Candidates will be particularly appealing to us if they also have: 

✓ Experience working in a grassroots membership or social justice organization. 

✓ The capacity to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

✓ Sense of humor, confidence and self-motivation. 

✓ Speak a second language (Spanish or Haitian-Creole). 


Organization Overview  

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a member-led, multi-racial organization principally comprised  of women of color and low-income families in New York State. Founded in 1994 by welfare  recipients in New York City…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 27, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$65,000 - $75,000Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Benefits include vacation days, personal days, holidays, medical/dental/vision healthcare coverage, and 403(b) plan. 

Benefits include vacation days, personal days, holidays, medical/dental/vision healthcare coverage, and 403(b) plan. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Ability to speak a second language (Spanish or Haitian-Creole) is desired but not required.

Ability to speak a second language (Spanish or Haitian-Creole) is desired but not required.

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume online at https://grossmansolutions.com/jobs/. The  cover letter should be concise, compelling, and outline the specific ways in which you would be  a good fit for this position.  

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CVH strongly encourages people of color, women, and  LGBTQ individuals to apply. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume online at https://grossmansolutions.com/jobs/. The  cover letter should be concise, compelling, and outline the specific ways in which you…

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