About Blue Ridge Labs
Blue Ridge Labs, a program of Robin Hood, connects community members with technologists to tackle economic inequality. We provide the space, funding, and resources to develop life-changing products and services. Right now, millions of people use our tools to access benefits, find childcare, seek legal services, and hold landlords accountable.
About Robin Hood
Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. In addition to funding 200+ of the most effective nonprofits serving New Yorkers experiencing poverty, we amplify financial support with a range of management assistance.
Building on more than 30+ years of experience, Robin Hood is expanding our impact with an explicit focus on lifting families sustainably and measurably out of poverty through influencing policy, raising our thought leadership profile, importing and exporting effective ideas and strategies nationally, and building new collaborations with strategic partners.
We are looking for a proactive team member who loves talking to other people, is passionate about collaboration, and gets energized by the idea of contributing to solving some of the city’s toughest issues. (An interest in design and technology is helpful, but not necessary!)
Our work is rooted in principles of community-centered design and the idea that those who have experienced systemic failures firsthand have important ideas on how to create change. We collaborate closely with community members through our Design Insight Group (DIG), a network of hundreds of New Yorkers who provide feedback and participate in one-on-one interviews, focus groups, product testing sessions and surveys, as well as through partnerships with experts, nonprofit organizations, community-based groups and city agencies.
The Associate, Community Outreach will devote the bulk of their time to supporting these community engagement efforts, with a focus on recruiting and retaining members of the DIG community and helping to schedule and support research sessions and broader community events. A primary focus of this role will be supporting the Fellowship program, which helps talented individuals work alongside communities to find new technology solutions around a given theme.
This position reports to the Senior Program Manager for Community Engagement and works closely with the rest of the Blue Ridge Labs team. This role will be remote until our office re-opens in early 2022. After that, the Outreach Associate will work out of our downtown Brooklyn office, which houses a community of entrepreneurs who are passionate about systems change. The office is dog and bike-friendly, has great coffee, and is convenient to multiple subway lines.
This is a temporary position, 20 hours per week from January - November 2022.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Outreach to community members
Managing logistics of research sessions and events
Member support and administration
Communication and messaging support
Miscellaneous program and operations support
· Provide general operations support on an as-needed basis
Robin Hood Guiding Principles
As an organization committed to economic mobility, our work is grounded in the following Guiding Principles:
Our professional community reflects myriad demographic characteristics, perspectives, and backgrounds, which includes various identities that reflect diversity in gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic status. Our colleagues have access to opportunity and advancement, as we promote fair and equitable treatment and have encouraged participation by underrepresented groups. As a team, we promote a sense of belonging, high levels of engagement, and shared respect.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Robin Hood has excellent benefits and encourages strong work-life balance.
Please visit our website to complete our online application.
Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.
We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive team where everyone is able to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We actively seek applicants who are people of color, LGBTQAI, women, people with disabilities, first- or second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income neighborhoods.
Please note that Robin Hood Foundation has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, Robin Hood employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.
About Blue Ridge Labs
Blue Ridge Labs, a program of Robin Hood, connects community members with technologists to tackle economic inequality. We provide the space, funding, and resources to develop life-changing products and services. Right…