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Civic Engagement Workshop Facilitator Position Description

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Women Creating Change (WCC)


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October 5, 2020
This is a consulting opportunity and compensation is commensurate with experience.

Women Creating Change is 501(c)(3) organization that partners with underserved women to develop and strengthen the skills and resources needed to effectively advocate for New York’s diverse communities. WCC was founded in 1915 in anticipation of the ratification of the 19th Amendment as a space for women to consider political and societal issues and create change. Early accomplishments include the successful lobbying of Columbia University to admit women to their law school, the opening of the nation’s first Maternity Center in 1917, and mobilizing the public to allow women to serve on juries.

In 2018, WCC underwent a comprehensive strategic planning process rooted in extensive community engagement. In early 2019, WCC unveiled a new vision, mission, name, and programmatic focus. Driven by the vision that all women have the power to be changemakers to create a more equitable New York City, WCC engages in meaningful programmatic and policy work to expand opportunities for women to participate in civic processes.

Civic Matters: WCC is launching a multi-tiered program called Civic Matters that partners with organizations and women to: learn about civic engagement and why it matters; use action-oriented tools and resources; practice using advocacy skills; and engage directly in advocacy. The program has four components starting with a workshop series that aims to disrupt patterns that have kept many women on the sidelines by creating friendly, accessible, and inclusive opportunities for civic engagement learning. The first workshop will focus on voting rights, and other topics may include building social movements, navigating local government, and using technology to create change.

Position Overview: The Workshop Facilitator will be the primary external face of WCC’s Civic Matters Workshop Series. The Facilitator will work with WCC’s Program and Policy Manager to help develop and finalize curriculum content and approach, and lead the workshops for groups of New York City women. The workshops will start online, but likely transition to in-person when it is safe.



Responsibilities:

  • Co-create, adapt, and review curriculum and content
  • Facilitate and lead 60-90 minute interactive online workshops on topics related to civic engagement starting with one focused on voting
  • Liaise with partner organizations as needed to solidify workshop logistics and/or answer questions from participants
  • Provide input on action-based resources for participant involvement
  • Participate in evaluation of workshops
  • Engage in other pre- and post- workshop planning and follow-up as needed

Qualifications:

  • Familiar with and excited about civics education, advocacy, and voting rights
  • Experience in activism, advocacy, and community organizing
  • Passion about increasing civic engagement and advocacy in New York City
  • Comfort and experience leading group discussions and lessons
  • Experience teaching online, particularly adults (preferred)
  • Comfort using online platforms like Zoom or RingCentral (preferred)
  • Experience facilitating discussions involving diverse perspectives and backgrounds in an empathetic manner
  • Dynamic and energetic
  • Understanding of New York City and State Government structures or commitment to learning about them
  • Experience developing, writing, and/or adapting curriculum (highly preferred) Compensation: This is a consulting opportunity and compensation is commensurate with experience.

WCCNY is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Women Creating Change is 501(c)(3) organization that partners with underserved women to develop and strengthen the skills and resources needed to effectively advocate for New York’s diverse communities. WCC was founded in 1915 in…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract

Location

110 West 40th Street, Suite 2207, New York, NY 10018

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter (that clearly explains why this position at WCCNY is uniquely suited to your talents) and resume to Attn: Civic Engagement Workshop Facilitator Search at employment@wccny.org. No calls please. You will only be contacted if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy.

Please email your cover letter (that clearly explains why this position at WCCNY is uniquely suited to your talents) and resume to Attn: Civic Engagement Workshop Facilitator…

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