46 Waller Avenue
Make the Road New York (MRNY) is seeking to hire a Westchester County Lead Organizer. This is a full-time position that will be primarily based in our White Plains office, with the expectation of extensive travel throughout Westchester County.
Make the Road New York seeks a Westchester Lead Organizer to ramp up our Westchester issue-based and electoral organizing. The Westchester Lead Organizer will be responsible for overseeing all of Make the Road New York’s organizing work in Westchester county, including:
Ø Building our organizing work in Westchester, engaging local leaders, building a base, and creating an organizing committee that meets frequently.
Ø Leading campaigns on fair housing and immigration at the local, county, state, and federal level;
Ø Building and sustaining coalition efforts on these campaigns with key partners and stakeholders;
Ø Leading civic engagement initiatives, including, but not limited to, voter registration efforts and overseeing a Get Out the Vote effort in the county;
Ø Overseeing fundraising and funder relationships for Make the Road New York in Westchester;
Ø Representing Make the Road New York with other organizations in Westchester County;
Ø Leading engagement with, and building relationships with, elected officials;
Ø Leading Make the Road New York’s Westchester communications strategy;
Ø Working with peers to ensure connectedness between organizers and service provision staff;
Ø Participating in team meetings at locations throughout Westchester and New York City;
The successful candidate must:
- Have at least 4 years of experience in community organizing, labor organizing, and/or immigrant rights
- Have worked or lived in Westchester before (desired);
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills;
- Show a commitment to social justice;
- Be fully bilingual in English and Spanish;
- Be open to working some evenings and weekends; and
- Be willing to travel throughout Westchester and New York State, must have a valid drivers’ license and car
Make the Road New York is a multi-faceted organization, and this position requires flexibility, a positive attitude, and hustle. This is a full-time position. The salary is competitive and will depend on relevant work experience and education. Excellent benefits are provided.
Competitive annual salary based on a democratically designed salary scale, depending on relevant work experience, education, and other factors. MRNY offers a generous benefit package including health, vision, dental insurance and 401K.
Level of Language Proficiency
Be fully bilingual in English and Spanish;
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Jose.Lopez@maketheroadny.org by April 30th, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis . Please write “Westchester Lead Organizer” in the subject of the e-mail.
Make the Road New York is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to insure equal opportunity and equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, genetic information and sexual orientation, in all employment decisions including but not limited to hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.