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- Medical, prescription, and dental insurance for you, your spouse or domestic partner and dependents
- A retirement plan with a generous employer matching contribution
- Commuter benefit, flexible spending plans for health and dependents
- Annual paid time off for holidays, vacation, and sick leave
- Short and long-term disability and paid family leave
The Fund for the City of New York has a limited number of internships available for mission-driven individuals. Interns at the Fund learn from and help support the teams of communication, partner projects, human resources, fiscal and other special projects. The nature of the Fund’s projects is extremely fluid and requires self-motivated individuals that are willing to work collaboratively in a team environment. Project interns are provided the opportunity to interact with senior management, as well as the opportunity to enhance their skills in the area of project and financial management.
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WHO YOU ARE
We are looking for a full time Research Director who will, in collaboration with the research team including the CMJ president, craft and carry out the research agenda of CMJ. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading research initiatives, a deep understanding of research methodologies, and the ability to translate findings into actionable insights. The Research Director will play a key role in supporting the President by actively participating in and providing expertise for research projects.
We are seeking an adaptable leader, as our organization operates in a dynamic start-up environment. The ideal candidate not only has experience managing projects and teams, but is also energized by creating solutions for new challenges. As a crucial bridge between leadership and research, the Research Director’s role will be instrumental in driving the department’s success.
This individual must be a champion of social justice and dedicated to our mission. This individual will join a small dynamic, growing, and collaborative team that is based out of New York but operates remotely.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Leadership (30% of time)
Recruit, train, and manage a team of researchers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure high quality output
Foster a collaborative and innovative research environment, encouraging knowledge sharing and cross-functional partnerships
Supervise and QC all data analyses
Supervise and QC all research department final deliverables
Coordinate (and/or supervise the coordination) with partner organizations (including community leaders) to plan and execute research projects
Manage the development of project proposals, timelines, budgets, and meetings scheduled
Delegate project and research responsibilities to appropriate staff members
Establish and tracks clear objectives and outcomes to make relevant deadlines
Track departmental strategy and operational objectives throughout the quarter and year
Collaborate with team in strategy development and organizational process improvement
Drive continuous process improvement in research department
Develop necessary standards of procedure (SOP) in research department and improve existing SOPs as needed in collaboration with the operations department
Conduct performance evaluations, set performance goals, and provide regular feedback to supervisees
Provide support/guidance for research staff
Research Activities (30% of time)
Design research studies, develop research protocols, and define data collection and analysis methodologies
Maintain an up-to-date awareness of research related to CMJ’s mission
Maintain strong publication record in peer-reviewed academic journals
Present research findings at national and regional conferences
Monitor project progress, identify and address potential obstacles, and make necessary adjustments to ensure successful outcomes
Research Compliance and Ethics
Ensure research activities comply with applicable laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines.
Maintain and promote a culture of integrity, ensuring all research is conducted with the highest ethical standards.
Stay informed about and implement best practices for research compliance and data protection.
Grant Seeking (20%)
Seek external funding (federal, state, and private contracts/grants) that align with CMJ’s mission and strategic goals
Collaborate with team members to gather information necessary for grant proposals
Write persuasive grant proposals that effectively communicate CMJ’s objectives, outcomes and impact
Manage multiple grant applications, deadlines, and reporting requirements
Collaborate with team on creating evaluation plans for grant-funded projects
Stakeholder Communication and Engagement (20%)
Consult with clients as required, including participation in planning, status, and review meetings
Work collaboratively with other staff from across CMJ, including the president, executive director, research scientists, interns, and fellows
Communicate complex assessment data/ information in a clear and understandable way to rights holders
Collaborate with external research institutions, academic partners, and industry experts to leverage expertise and resources
Identify opportunities for collaborative research projects and establish partnerships to enhance research capabilities
Build and maintain strong relationships with grant funding organizations
Doctorate in educational assessment/measurement, psychometrics, educational psychology, quantitative psychology, research methods or other related disciplines
Experience supervising large or multiple small research projects
Established publication record
strong background in statistics and psychometrics
Well versed in the application of statistical methods e.g., multilevel modeling, logistic regression) and research designs (e.g., experimental and quasi-experimental)
Proficiency with quantitative (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS) or qualitative (e.g., nVivo, Dedoose) data analysis software
Excellent communication skills
The ability to plan to prevent future problems, keep close track of, and meet all commitments and timelines
The capacity to travel (once per month) to facilitate research and partnerships
Proven track record of success in grant writing
At least 3 years of experience supervising various team members
As soon as possible
$110,000 – $150,00
Hiring Manager Name / Contact Info
Jenin Sabbah / email@example.com
The Development and External Affairs Associate is a key member of the Power of Two team, working closely with the Chief External Affairs Officer, Executive Director and Power of Two Board to further the organization’s mission. They will serve as a liaison between the organization and external entities, working to deepen connections, create positive change, and foster a sense of cohesion within the Power of Two community. The Development and External Affairs Associate will be adept at marketing, special events, and database administration.Working with a close-knit team, they will be responsible for collaborating on a wide array of efforts, including community outreach, facilitating both small and large group meetings, organizing events and convenings and engaging with various community leaders. With a strong emphasis on effective interpersonal, written and oral communication, as well as exceptional organizational skills, this role is central to ensuring the smooth execution of these critical functions. If you’re a detail-oriented, highly organized individual with a knack for project management and an interest in early childhood development and trauma-informed care, this role offers an opportunity to make a meaningful impact. Responsibilities Development -Organize individual donor cultivation events and campaigns (e.g., major donors, direct mail acquisition, annual fund, matching gifts, as well as board giving and getting) -Produce major donor, board, and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain and/or upgrade gifts and aid in-person donor solicitation and stewardship -Cultivate individual donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, and scheduling and attending site visits. -Provide individual giving campaign support to the Board of Directors -Help plan and execute the annual spring fundraiser as well as smaller cultivation events -Responsible for maintaining, tracking and analyzing Salesforce records of individual donors -Track and reconcile individual revenue and events income with the Finance Department -Liaise with current and potential new volunteers regarding volunteer opportunities, with the intent to convert them to become individual donors -Maintain confidentiality as regards to donor information and the highest standard of quality in interactions with and materials geared towards individual donors. -Provide general and administrative support for the Power of Two board -Other administrative and logistical support as needed and efforts such as scheduling, note taking, follow-up emails, and more -Other responsibilities as assigned External Affairs -Cultivate and maintain a strong community presence -Coordinate and schedule one-on-one, small, and large group meetings with elected officials, community-based organization partners, and other leaders from our communities -Communicate regularly and effectively with elected officials, community-based organization partners, and other leaders -Represent Power of Two at external events, occasionally in the evening and/or on the weekend. -Maintain the Power of Two website, including the timely addition of new content as well as periodic audits to confirm the accuracy and relevance of existing content -Create a robust schedule of postings and ensure consistent, thoughtful and relevant activity on Power of Two’s social media, as well as respond in a timely manner to questions and queries received on these channels -Update and expand the Power of Two listserv on a regular basis and build out our email marketing functionality Alignment with Organizational Values Successful candidates will have the ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our organizational values. The following values are core to how Power of Two operates both internally and externally: Humanity: We respect and honor the inherent value and gift in every human being, recognizing the beauty and power of all of our identities and in all of our relationships. Care: We elevate our collective success by centering the needs and experiences of those we are in community with. Innovation: We reflect on our collective experiences and learnings to continually innovate and strive for individual and community liberation. Communication: We recognize that power is intrinsically tied to communication, and therefore we intentionally create equitable spaces that start with listening, encourage different perspectives, and foster candid conversations. Justice: We name and fight injustice and engage in collective community healing to reclaim our narratives in pursuit of an equitable world. We engage in this work by centering the lived experiences of Black, Brown and Indigenous people, both locally and globally.
A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or nonprofit management, and/or equivalent prior experience is required for this role. We seek candidates with two to five years of professional experience in government relations, communications, social media, or development (nonprofit experience is a plus).Strong computer skills and proficiency with Google Office Suite, Microsoft Office, Canva, Adobe, MailChimp and WordPress are strongly preferred. Salesforce experience is a plus. Fluency in Spanish is a plus but not required. As an organization centering justice and racial equity, candidates must have proven success in building and managing relationships with Black, Brown and Indigenous communities and coworkers. The Development and External Affairs Associate is adept at building relationships. They possess superior attention to detail, strong writing, editing, and marketing skills, and have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a small and mighty team. They are a friendly, curious, and hardworking team player invested in Power of Two’s mission and use their passion and problem-solving skills to own projects and take appropriate steps to see them through in a timely manner.
Hiring Manager Name / Contact Info
Sara Alvarez / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Development and External Affairs Manager is an essential member of Power of Two’s development team who works closely with the Chief External Affairs Officer and Executive Director to further the organization’s fundraising, government relations, and communications efforts. Specifically, they will project manage all aspects of government engagement as well as the development and communications calendar to ensure that they are executed well. They will be accountable for institutional giving and manage the grant development process, for prospective foundation, government and corporate opportunities. They will write and update various communication materials such as briefings, one-pagers and impact documents for multiple audiences, including government officials, as well as create programmatic content for use on social media and craft organizational statements on relevant issues.Responsibilities Development: -Support all development activities, working closely with the Executive Director and Chief External Affairs Officer to help develop and execute a plan for securing the resources needed to meet or exceed the organization’s annual budget and expand and diversify sources of support, both public and private -Manage the grant proposal and report development process, including setting timelines, gathering and synthesizing appropriate information from various departments including Finance and Program, and ensuring appropriate review and signoffs prior to submission -Write compelling foundation, government and corporate grant proposals, letters of inquiry, follow-up correspondence, interim and final reports, and thank you letters. -Collaborate with program staff to describe program design and outcomes accurately -Participate in meetings, as needed, keeping detailed notes of key takeaways and next steps, and ensuring that there is appropriate follow-up and follow-through -Research prospective funding opportunities and partnerships -Work closely with external grant consultants to ensure that they have access to the information they need and submit compelling proposals in a timely manner -Stay up-to-date on grant-making and philanthropic trends -Responsible for ensuring the optimal use and functioning of Salesforce as well as updating and maintaining records of corporate contributors, foundation grants and government contracts -Maintain confidentiality in regard to donor information and ensure the highest standard of quality in interactions with and materials geared toward institutional donors -Support the rest of the development team with fundraising events. External Affairs: -Write briefs for local, state, and federal elected officials and organize and participate in meetings. Serve as the lead voice for Power of Two with such officials when assigned -Work collaboratively to help build and shape the policy and advocacy aspect of the strategic plan once the organization secures funding for its execution -Develop and maintain relationships with partners in the policy space to ensure that the organization’s story and family voices are included in larger community advocacy efforts -Implement a comprehensive external community engagement plan and strategy to build positive brand perception and understanding of Power of Two -Build storytelling capacity of staff to promote the organization’s impact -Manage strategy and implementation in partnership with the Chief External Affairs Officer -Create a robust schedule of postings and ensure consistent, thoughtful and relevant activity on Power of Two’s social media accounts as well as respond in a timely manner to questions and queries received on these channels -Craft regular programmatic posts such as parenting reflections, weekly wisdom from PO2 babies, and team member and family spotlights -Assist in the creation of outward-facing communications media and materials (newsletters, media summaries, press releases, PowerPoint decks, etc.) -Responsible for crafting organizational responses to relevant issues, and assisting with research for op-eds, and issue-related social media posts -Collaborate with program staff in the creation of program-specific media (flyers, presentations, etc.) -In collaboration with the Chief External Affairs Officer, liaise with external videographers or production companies to develop and produce compelling organizational videos -Manage Development and External Affairs Associate -Manage interns and any part-time, seasonal employees -Other duties as assigned. Alignment with Organizational Values Successful candidates will have the ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our organizational values. The following values are core to how Power of Two operates both internally and externally: Humanity: We respect and honor the inherent value and gift in every human being, recognizing the beauty and power of all of our identities and in all of our relationships. Care: We elevate our collective success by centering the needs and experiences of those we are in community with. Innovation: We reflect on our collective experiences and learnings to continually innovate and strive for individual and community liberation. Communication: We recognize that power is intrinsically tied to communication, and therefore we intentionally create equitable spaces that start with listening, encourage different perspectives, and foster candid conversations. Justice: We name and fight injustice and engage in collective community healing to reclaim our narratives in pursuit of an equitable world. We engage in this work by centering the lived experiences of Black, Brown and Indigenous people, both locally and globally.
A Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent prior experience is required for this role. We seek candidates with 5-6 years of professional experience, experience and with foundation and corporate giving is preferred. They must possess excellent writing, editing, and marketing skills with a proven ability to customize communications to multiple audiences. Strong computer skills and proficiency with Salesforce, Google Office Suite and Microsoft Office are needed to be successful in this position, and WordPress experience is a plus. As an organization centering justice and racial equity, candidates must have proven success in building and managing relationships with Black, Brown and Indigenous communities and coworkers.The Development and External Affairs Manager is a skilled storyteller. In addition, they possess superior attention to detail, strong organizational and project management skills, and have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a small team. They are a friendly, curious, and hardworking team player invested in Power of Two’s mission and use their passion and problem-solving skills to own projects and take appropriate steps to see them through in a timely manner.
$75,000 to $85,000
Hiring Manager Name / Contact Info
Sara Alvarez / email@example.comJob Posting
Lead a ground-breaking student-centered campaign for higher educational funding justice and equitable investments in New York City!
The City University of New York (CUNY) has been a beacon of accessible higher education as the people’s university for generations of working class and low-income New Yorkers. However, repeated patterns of disinvestment threaten to undermine CUNY’s ability to remain one of NYC’s greatest public goods. At the same time, gaping inequities in higher education between elite private institutions and public universities like CUNY have grown starker. In addition to the wealth-generating capacity provided by the substantial endowments of private universities in New York City, every year, New York gives major private universities a large subsidy: a real estate tax exemption worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
We seek a full-time Campaign Director to organize students across CUNY, Columbia, and NYU campuses to create pressure and support for winning investments from NYU and Columbia for CUNY. The campaign is expected to launch in February 2024. The Campaign Director will develop and coordinate a student-centered, cross-campus organizing effort for higher education equity, building on existing student organizing efforts on CUNY, and private university campuses. The position will sit within the Public Science Project of the CUNY Graduate Center.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced and skilled organizer and campaign director, passionate about educational equity, ready to lead a multi-faceted city-wide campaign and recruit and coordinate an active student organizing committee. Demonstrated experience directing organizing campaigns, building relationships, and developing leaders is ideal. Experience with student organizing and knowledge of the landscape of higher education in New York City, especially CUNY, is preferred.
- Develop campaign strategy, in collaboration with strategic advisors and coalition partners (including elected leaders and union representatives), that utilizes varied tactics to escalate public and political pressure on private universities; bottom-line this campaign
- Coordinate cross-campus student-centered campaign, including the creation of opportunities to thoughtfully consider issues of educational inequality in higher education and opportunities for organizing, popular education, and dialogue across the CUNY, NYU, and Columbia university communities
- Recruit and coordinate a cross-campus student organizing committee and organize student leaders at CUNY, NYU, and Columbia
- Participate in weekly supervision meetings
- Facilitate regular meetings with strategic advisors and coalition partners
- Build additional support for investments in CUNY with local community organizations across the five boroughs, as well as faculty and alumni groups at all three universities
- Utilize social media, university publications, postering and other media to build and advance the campaign
- Communicate with key stakeholders, funders, and/or press as needed
Compensation and Schedule: This is a full-time salaried 2-year position at $65-75,000/year with a generous benefits package administered by the Fund for the City of New York.
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: NYHEFJ Campaign Director application
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those received before Jan 22, 2024. We appreciate all applicants, but please be advised that we can only respond to those we intend to interview.
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