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Director of Organizing

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Open Hearts Initiative
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New York, NY
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Published 11 days ago

The Open Hearts Initiative is seeking a Director of Organizing to lead our work organizing neighborhoods in support of compassionate housing solutions, in alliance with unhoused New Yorkers, accredited care providers, and other advocacy groups. Applicants must have passion for housing rights issues and skills in planning, organization, and communication. Successful candidates will display a strong interest and skills necessary for nonprofit leadership and community organizing.

This position would include the following responsibilities, which may be subject to change:

Strategic Planning and Organizing

  • Lead in the development of new Open Hearts chapters, following the model of UWS Open Hearts
  • Develop organizing plan for areas requiring technical assistance to counter NIMBYism and anti-shelter sentiments; identify new chapter opportunities
  • Provide technical assistance in developing social media groups, identifying volunteers, and creating organizing calls for new chapters
  • Provide technical assistance in developing relationships with service providers and directly impacted individuals, and developing community programming and events
  • Develop training needs and provide resources to inform new chapters and volunteers about Open Hearts mode of operating and core values
  • Assist with implementation of proven Open Hearts strategies in new areas, like Free Stores and community art events
  • Provide technical assistance in amplifying supportive voices through community board mobilization, relationship building with elected officials, and strategic media engagement

Entity Development

  • Lead Open Hearts Board work, including Board member recruitment and stewardship, development of Board documents and bylaws, and other required administrative work
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting when necessary

Communication

  • Manage Open Hearts communication with both members and general public—including contents of website, newsletter, and social media platforms
  • Responsible for coordinating press releases and event/demonstration publicity
  • Refine, distribute and promote toolkit for other neighborhoods to assist other nascent organizations
  • Other duties as assigned

The Open Hearts Initiative is seeking a Director of Organizing to lead our work organizing neighborhoods in support of compassionate housing solutions, in alliance with unhoused New Yorkers, accredited care providers, and other…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    July 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Full benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance.

Full benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

  • Please submit applications to info@uwsopenhearts.org
  • Expected commitment of 40-50 hours per week, with occasional weekend events
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Applicants should provide a 1-page cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references.
  • For more information about the flagship chapter of Open Hearts Initiative, please see: www.uwsopenhearts.org


  • Please submit applications to info@uwsopenhearts.org
  • Expected commitment of 40-50 hours per week, with occasional weekend events
  • Compensation commensurate with experience…

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