Organization Overview: VOCAL-NY is a grassroots membership organization working to create healthy and just communities by building power among people affected by HIV, drug use, mass incarceration, and homelessness. We do this through community organizing, leadership development, participatory research, policy advocacy and direct action with the belief that true social change must come from the bottom up and be led by those most directly impacted.
VOCAL-NY also provides onsite and peer-based syringe exchange, overdose prevention, hepatitis C and HIV education, drug treatment education and other services for people who use drugs. Services are provided in a low-threshold, nonjudgmental and culturally relevant manner.
Position Description: The Housing Campaigns Director is responsible for leading and implementing all of VOCAL-NY’s housing campaigns, with an emphasis on developing the power and leadership of low income people of color who have direct experience with homelessness and housing insecurity. This role will oversee the policy, advocacy, and community organizing components of our campaigns, and supervise the Housing Campaigns Coordinator and Homelessness Community Organizer.
VOCAL-NY’s housing priorities aim to rehouse homeless New Yorkers, break the cycle of homelessness, and remove barriers for people who are experiencing homelessness. Examples of active campaigns include:
This role will report to VOCAL-NY’s Political Director.
Specific Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Requirements / Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be an energetic, self-motivated individual who has strong interpersonal, public speaking, writing, and problem solving skills. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to housing & homelessness issues and a willingness to approach these issues through a racial justice lens. People directly impacted by homelessness & housing insecurity are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have:
This is a full-time position. The position will require occasional attendance at evening and weekend meetings, and regular day trips to Albany, NY during the legislative session.
Organization Overview: VOCAL-NY is a grassroots membership organization working to create healthy and just communities by building power among people affected by HIV, drug use, mass incarceration, and homelessness. We do this through…
VOCAL-NY offers a generous benefits package of 20 vacation days, 12 wellness days, and 13 paid holidays and 2 week paid year end break in December, 100% employer-covered health, vision and dental insurance , 401k plan with 5% employer match, health and dependent care FSA, cell phone, and unlimited Metrocard.
VOCAL-NY offers a generous benefits package of 20 vacation days, 12 wellness days, and 13 paid holidays and 2 week paid year end break in December, 100% employer-covered health…
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Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.