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Director of Community Organizing

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Make the Road New York
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Brooklyn, NY

Make the Road New York


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Published 7 days ago

March 8, 2021

Make the Road New York builds the power of Latino and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road NY operates neighborhood-based community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island, Brentwood, Long Island and White Plains, Westchester. With a membership of more than 24,000 low-income New Yorkers, Make the Road tackles the critical issues facing our community: workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant rights, language-access, LGBTQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform.

Make the Road New York (MRNY) is seeking to hire a Director of Community Organizing. This is a full-time position that will require travel around our five office sites.

Overall Role Description:

Make the Road New York seeks an experienced and energetic Director of Community Organizing to support a team of veteran community organizers in developing and sustaining grassroots campaigns to achieve a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, pro-TGNCIQ, racial and economic justice agenda. The staff person will work closely with MRNY Lead Organizers (adult and youth) on all aspects of growing the department, including base-building, leadership development, resource development, developing issue campaigns and strategic communications. ­

Keys Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Direct our organizing work in New York State; supervising a team of lead organizers (managers) to support strategizing and executing issue-based campaigns at the local, state, and federal level;
  • Direct the implementation of outreach and recruitment efforts to grow our organization’s membership base of 24,000 members statewide;
  • Identify policy research and advocacy opportunities in alignment with the vision, mission and core values of MRNY and grow our pool of coalition allies in those efforts;
  • Oversee the tracking and reporting of organizing program goals and outcomes;
  • Collaborate closely with key local, statewide and national coalition partners and elected leaders;
  • Collaborate effectively with MRNY’s legal services, health access, adult literacy and communications departments to ensure thoughtful integration with our full array of work;
  • Support coordination of civic engagement initiatives, including, but not limited to, voter registration efforts and Get Out the Vote efforts;
  • Fundraise (grant writing, individual donor cultivation, etc.) to cover and expand the organizing department’s budget;
  • Coordinate monthly department level meetings with key staff;
  • Serve as the main point of contact between MRNY and Make the Road States (501c3 Make the Road sister organizations in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey and Nevada) Organizing Directors;
  • Represent the organization at external meetings, coalition tables and conferences.

Job Requirements:

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • A dedicated commitment to social justice and an understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate-income families;
  • At least five years organizing experience and a demonstrated ability to design, run and win policy campaigns alongside community organizing and/or labor organizing institutions;
  • Experience developing the skills and capacity of staff and member leaders of community organizations or labor unions;
  • At least three years staff management experience;
  • Demonstrated strong research, writing, policy analysis, and communication skills;
  • Experience in curriculum development for social justice/movement organizations;

Job Competencies:

  • Excellent organizational skills and good attention to detail;
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;
  • Ability to work flexible hours including some weekends;
  • Be willing to travel throughout our five New York State offices;
  • Spanish/English bilingual required; ­

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.

How to Apply: 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to diroo@maketheroadny.org by March 8th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please write “Director of Community Organizing” in the subject of the e-mail.

MRNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

Make the Road New York builds the power of Latino and working-class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road NY operates…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English and Spanish

Bilingual English and Spanish

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
301 Grove Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to diroo@maketheroadny.org by March 8th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please write “Director of Community Organizing” in the subject of the e-mai

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to diroo@maketheroadny.org by March 8th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please write “Director of…

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