Citizen Action of New York is a statewide grassroots membership organization that fights for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. We organize in local communities to build power. We collaborate with organizations and coalitions in communities across New York to win on key issues and elect progressive candidates at the local, state and federal levels.
Citizen Action of New York’s strategic approach to achieve our collective vision for a society that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected, requires us to not only win issue and election campaigns, but to also shift how people across our communities understand the problems that they’re facing as part of those campaigns. After decades and centuries of being told lies about hard work, free markets, and white supremacy, policy changes need to be paired with education and deeper understanding of how systemic oppression has been woven into the fabric of our society. Our Worldview Program promotes that understanding through political education and strategic communications, working to build a progressive worldview infrastructure that will enable our movement to achieve long-term sustainable change.
Citizen Action of New York is seeking a Curriculum and Content Developer to work remotely or out of one of our eight regional offices. The primary responsibilities of the Curriculum and Content Developer are to (1) develop new and refine existing curriculum materials for the Political Education program and (2) produce Worldview content for our social media channels and to be placed in traditional media outlets.
Developing new political education curriculum in collaboration with issue leads, organizers, leaders, and members.
Updating and maintaining existing political education curriculum.
Producing worldview content–including text, graphic, and video–for our social media channels.
Managing and coaching a team of volunteer/member letter-to-the-editor writers to ensure a steady flow of worldview content in local media outlets across the state.
Collaborating as part of an intra-organization team that develops narrative guides for each of our issue campaigns that can be used to advance our worldview
Serving as a member of our communications team that builds press and digital engagement strategies to advance our goals of building community-based power by winning issue and election campaigns.
A good candidate will have the following qualifications:
At least 3 years relevant experience. Relevant experience doesn’t necessarily mean doing this exact work; it can be in a wide variety of areas including teaching, adult education, curriculum design, political communication, community organizing and many more. If you think your experience prepares you to do this job well, apply.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher
Excellent writing skills and the ability to write high-quality content quickly
Experience using social media services on behalf of organizations
Ability to manage a multitude of tasks in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of Google Workspace
Commitment to progressive change, movement-building, and working in a multi-racial, multi-cultural environment
Willingness to work evening and weekend events, and travel, as necessary
An ideal candidate will also have the following qualifications:
Knowledge of adult learning theories and principles and/or pedagogical strategies
Skills with graphic design
Experience creating video content
Knowledge of Adobe design software, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
Knowledge of Buffer, Canva, Asana, Doodle, and Toonly
Familiarity with New York State politics
Community organization experience
This position may be remote or based in one of our eight regional offices around the state (New York City, Albany, Utica, Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, Kingston) and reports to the Worldview Strategist.
Salary and benefits: The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $60,000 depending on experience. Citizen Action of New York offers a competitive full benefits package.
Citizen Action of New York is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.