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Project Director

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Mayday Space
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Brooklyn, NY

Mayday Space


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Published 21 days ago

February 22, 2021
If the right candidate is only available for 20hrs/week, we may be able to tailor the position. We provide living wages starting at a base rate of $20/hr that can be negotiated upwards based on experience and performance.

We are looking for a dedicated, visionary, and detail-oriented Project Director to work alongside other Mayday stakeholders to help run the space and expand our transformative impact. People of Color, immigrants, LGBTQ candidates and women are especially encouraged to apply. 

Scope and Compensation:

The responsibilities below reflect a 30-40hrs/week schedule for an ideal candidate. If the right candidate is only available for 20hrs/week, we may be able to tailor the position. We provide living wages starting at a base rate of $20/hr that can be negotiated upwards based on experience and performance.

Note about this role during and post-pandemic:

Mayday’s focus has shifted considerably since the COVID-19 crisis began. We don’t currently take public bookings and instead have focused more of our staff and volunteer capacity coordinating virtual and outdoor programming and mutual aid efforts. The Project Director would likely shift away from managing these efforts to spend more time handling booking requests once it is safe to fully re-open our doors. This would all be mapped out collaboratively with the support of the Mayday Collective.

Schedule and location:

Work days/weeks vary based on meetings and project needs. While our doors remain closed to public programming, this position allows for an even greater degree of scheduling flexibility. Duties are mapped out based on weekly work plans, and consultation with the Collective and its Staff Liaison. For the time being, the bulk of this job can be conducted virtually. You can coordinate space-based needs and COVID-safe (co)working hours with our staff Host/Caretaker. Mayday is located at 176 St. Nicholas Ave, in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


Primary Responsibilities:

Administration: Maintain communication between Mayday, its stakeholders, and the broader public via email newsletters, text threads, and social media posts; monitor donations, memberships and budgets; and update the calendar of events, meetings, and bookings. 

Programming: Provide birds-eye awareness of ongoing and upcoming projects to ensure mission-alignment and mapping of needs/capacity; support event volunteer leads and the Mayday Programming Committee with progress check-ins and event promotion strategies; and work with instructors on class/workshop proposals. 

Relationship with Building Partners: Maintain positive relationships with leadership of both congregations we share the building with by addressing concerns raised and attending building partner meetings.

Bookings (note: this is largely post-pandemic): Respond to emails from groups seeking space; coordinate with the Mayday Host/Caretaker to ensure staff coverage for booked events; and maintain positive relationships with individuals and groups we host. 

Finances: Invoice booked groups payment; deposit cash and checks; manage receipts and monthly statements with our bookkeeper; and support our volunteer Fundraising Coordinator in providing documentation, especially for grants.

Support Mayday Collective: Participate in biweekly Collective meetings as needed; carry out work on behalf of the Collective as agreed upon (ex: recruiting volunteers to a mutual aid effort spearheaded by Mayday); and help prepare agendas and progress reports for meetings and retreats.

Additional duties/skills involved:

  • Comfort not having a “boss” and taking initiative in a more horizontal, teamwork environment
  • Detail-oriented, multi-tasker with strong skills in project management and work-planning
  • Recruitment of volunteers, delegation of tasks, and providing support to new leaders
  • Moderate-high level of graphic design and copy-editing skills
  • Maintenance of spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  • Public speaking and meeting facilitation
  • Grassroots fundraising via memberships, donors, grants and events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Mayday (attended or volunteered at events at our space)
  • Resident of Brooklyn (preferably Bushwick or nearby area)
  • Organizing experience with activist or base-building organizations 
  • Politically savvy and relationally-connected with social movements and NYC lefty circles
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • While we’re still in the pandemic: familiarity with Zoom and running virtual meetings/events


We are looking for a dedicated, visionary, and detail-oriented Project Director to work alongside other Mayday stakeholders to help run the space and expand our transformative impact. People of Color, immigrants, LGBTQ candidates and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
176 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 22nd, 2021, but we will begin interviewing as resumes come in. Send resume and cover letter (ideally as PDFs, files titled with your full name in each attachment; ex: “Carlito Marx - Resume”) to info@maydayspace.org, subject line: Project Director Application.

The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 22nd, 2021, but we will begin interviewing as resumes come in. Send resume and cover letter (ideally as PDFs, files titled with your full name in each…

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