Anti-Displacement Organizer

Job Type

Part Time

Published

10/03/2018

Address

50 Broad Street
Suite 1402
New York
NY
10004
United States

Description

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) is a member-association of community groups throughout New York City working to ensure the right to affordable housing and thriving equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers.

 

The harassment and displacement tenants are experiencing across the city undermines affordability, fuels gentrification, and exacerbates inequality. ANHD seeks an Anti-Displacement Organizer to work with community-based grassroots organizers and tenant leaders to fight back.


The Anti-Displacement Organizer will work with tenant organizers and others to support the use of data and educational tools to improve building outreach and organizing approaches to combat tenant harassment and landlord speculation; ensure the successful local implementation of the new Certificate of No Harassment pilot program; and facilitate peer learning among organizers and tenant leaders. The person in this position will also provide general support for tenants’ rights and anti-displacement organizing campaigns led by ANHD and/or movement allies.


Responsibilities

  • Lead ANHD’s efforts to successfully implement the NYC Certificate of No Harassment (CONH) Pilot Program
  • Provide support and coordination for building-level anti-harassment organizing
  • Work with ANHD members and allies to make strategic use of available housing data tools & resources: facilitate meetings among organizers and tenant leaders to share experiences & improve organizing models
  • Conduct trainings on tools such as ANHD’s Displacement Alert Project Map, District Reports, and Watch List; develop new resources as needed.
  • Represent ANHD in tenant movement coalitions & campaigns


Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years grassroots organizing experience in housing, community organizing, labor, or related fields
  • Familiarity with NYC affordable housing landscape and tenant issues, particularly as relates to harassment and displacement
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners, including tenant leaders, organizers, policy experts, elected officials, agency staff, etc.
  • Experience creating & using popular education style materials & training curricula
  • Interest in working in a highly collaborative environment, and ability to independently keep projects moving
  • Comfort juggling responsibilities & prioritizing across multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work with low income communities of color & immigrant communities
  • A belief in grassroots organizing as a vehicle to build power to address systemic inequality and injustice

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

ANHD is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and LGBTQ-identified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample (preferably a handout, training curriculum, or other similar tool) to Emily.g@anhd.org. No calls please.


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