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Published 13 days ago

Job Announcement: Executive Director TENANTS & NEIGHBORS New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service Tenants & Neighbors is an established housing justice organization that helps low and moderate income tenants build and effectively wield their collective power to preserve at-risk affordable housing and to strengthen tenants' rights in New York State through organizing, education, leadership development, grassroots system change campaigns, and strategic policy and legislative advocacy. Position Summary Tenants & Neighbors is seeking a determined, strategic, and collaborative individual with a deep-rooted belief in the power of grassroots organizing, a strong track record of transformational and effective non-profit leadership, and demonstrated ability to raise funds for base-building, organizing, leadership development, and campaign work to join the staff as the Executive Director. The Executive Director will ensure that we have strong and sustainable funding streams for this work as well as the organizational infrastructure we need to effectively support Board, staff, and members as they carry out this work. Qualifications The ideal candidate has a deep commitment to the struggle for greater social and economic justice; an understanding of the challenges of leading a grassroots organization; ease and comfort as a public spokesperson; a commitment to organizing and advocacy; as well as a realistic understanding about the dedication, hard work, creativity, and strength of purpose it takes to succeed in this work. The position demands a visionary, strategic leader who has a focus on the long-term yet can balance a broad vision of justice with the demands of running a small, member-driven grassroots organization. The Executive Director should be able to motivate and inspire people, and be politically savvy, mature, even-tempered, pragmatic, and diplomatic. The Executive Director should be flexible - able to stick to a plan under fire when needed, but also be able to change course in response to new knowledge and changing circumstances. The Executive Director should be able to create a culture of shared learning, be a bridge builder, and foster collaboration. The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas: ● Non-profit leadership experience, preferably in a grassroots organization, community building, and/or organizing work in an urban setting; ● Evidence of successful strategic planning and implementation that unites board, staff, volunteers, and funders around a shared long-term vision; ● A proven track record sustaining an organization through financial oversight and effective fundraising strategies, including identifying, securing, and tracking sustainable funding streams, including membership dues; ● A collaborative approach to management, strong team-building, and mentoring/staff development skills, preferably with experience in collective bargaining; ● An outspoken advocate with strong communication skills, ease and ability in representing an organization to the larger community, forging strategic alliances, and managing relationships with key stakeholders, press, and elected officials; ● Prior experience in public policy, advocacy and grassroots organizing, preferably in the area of tenant rights issues and housing issues in New York, including rent regulated, project-based Section 8, and Mitchell-Lama housing; ● The ability to develop effective communications strategies that combine both traditional and emerging media and connect with people of diverse backgrounds, including young people; ● Prior experience in engaging Board participation and sustaining and building a committed volunteer and/or membership base; ● An understanding of the political landscape in New York; experience collaborating with elected officials, as well as organizing, advocating, and lobbying around policy and legislative issues; and the ability to keep pace with, and seize opportunities in a constantly changing political landscape and housing movement; ● A history of building strong collaborative relationships and strategic alliances; ● A commitment to and experience with grassroots leadership development and coalition and movement-building;● Experience with new program development, program evaluation, program management, and program expansion, including data-driven program and quality-improvement management systems; ● The ability to utilize technology in program management and execution to enhance capacity; ● Experience managing complex and strict funding requirements and government contracts; ● Ability to manage education and leadership development training series for membership, a plus ● Spanish fluency written and spoken is a plus. About Tenants & Neighbors Tenants & Neighbors has a powerful vision, shared leadership, a high level of expertise, experienced and engaged member leaders, collaborative relationships with allied organizations, the respect of our elected officials, and a strong track record of campaign victories. Our Structure: Tenants & Neighbors is made up of two affiliate organizations: New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1993, and New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition, a 501(c)4 membership organization founded in 1974. The two organizations have a joint operating budget of approximately $500,000 and the staff size of 4-6. The Information Service is primarily funded by government grants and discretionary allocations and by foundation grants. The Coalition is funded entirely by membership dues and donations from individuals, primarily low and moderate-income affordable housing tenants. How We Make Decisions: Tenants & Neighbors is committed to being led by the people most directly impacted by the work we do. Our broad vision and strategic direction is set by the Board of Directors, which is comprised of low and moderate-income tenants as well as staff of allied organizations. Among other responsibilities, the board and other tenant leaders make recommendations about what specific issues the organization should focus on in our organizing and advocacy work. In 2014, we launched a new Tenant Leadership Institute, designed to prepare our active members to take on stronger leadership roles in Tenants & Neighbors and in the broader housing movement. The staff is comprised primarily of tenants who live in affordable housing and is represented by DC 1707. For more information visit our website (http://www.tandn.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TenantsAndNeighbors) and follow us on twitter (@tenantneighbor).Salary and Benefits Salary Range: $60,000- $70,000 Benefits: ● Employer paid health and dental insurance ● Vacation - 4 weeks ● Sick leave - 12 days/year, which can accumulate to a maximum of 40 days; employees can use 3 days annually for family illness ● Maternity/Paternity leave - 12 weeks, including 2 weeks paid, 1 week 50%, and 9 weeks unpaid ● Personal days - 3 days ● Bereavement - 3 days ● Flex time ● Transportation reimbursement - unlimited Metro-card every month To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to TenantsandNeighborsNY@gmail.com

Job Announcement: Executive Director TENANTS & NEIGHBORS New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service Tenants & Neighbors is an established housing justice…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$60,000 - $70,000

Benefits

Salary and Benefits Salary Range: $60,000- $70,000 Benefits: ● Employer paid health and dental insurance ● Vacation - 4 weeks ● Sick leave - 12 days/year, which can accumulate to a maximum of 40 days; employees can use 3 days annually for family illness ● Maternity/Paternity leave - 12 weeks, including 2 weeks paid, 1 week 50%, and 9 weeks unpaid ● Personal days - 3 days ● Bereavement - 3 days ● Flex time ● Transportation reimbursement - unlimited Metro-card every month.

Salary and Benefits Salary Range: $60,000- $70,000 Benefits: ● Employer paid health and dental insurance ● Vacation - 4 weeks ● Sick leave - 12 days/year, which can accumulate to a maximum of 40…

Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish

English and Spanish

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
255 West 36th Street, Suite 505, New York, NY 10018

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