ABOUT THE NEW YORK CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TABLE
The New York Civic Engagement Table (NYCET) builds power with communities of color, immigrants, poor and working people to tackle racial and economic inequality in New York. Collaborating with a diverse group of social justice and service-based organizations, we produce lifelong voters, develop leaders, and win concrete changes in people’s lives. NYCET fosters a culture of innovation and creativity by piloting and implementing tools, tactics, and organizing strategies. Through our seamless and continuous coordination of electoral, base-building, issue advocacy and mass engagement strategies, we work to create a better democracy.
The Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET) is a regional body of NYCET dedicated to working with Long Island community organizations.
ABOUT THE LONG ISLAND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TABLE
As a regional table of the New York Civic Engagement Table, LICET is a coalition of Long Island organizations committed to working together to build the electoral power of low-income people of color needed to transform inequitable structural and political systems to achieve an inclusive and representative democracy within the region. We work to inspire a life-long culture of and commitment to civic engagement by ensuring everyone eligible exerts their right to citizenship and by building their individual and joint capacities to be strongly engaged in our political system; helping them flex their democratic powers of activism, organizing, voting and leadership within our governing bodies.
LONG ISLAND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Long Island is experiencing a rapidly shifting population. Growing diversity, combined with increasing inequality and the political importance of this region makes it a high priority for organizing and empowering communities of color. The Long Island Civic Engagement Table Manager will facilitate the merging of multiple key elements of the New York Civic Engagement Table: coalition building, campaign organizing, leadership development, and the coordination of member organization’s Get Out the Vote campaigns. The LICET Regional Manager will lead field operations in the implementation of strategic civic engagement campaigns and will assist and advise table members and staff. When important to the local work of Long Island, the Manager may also support broader coalition building with LICET members by engaging them with broader statewide issue campaigns such as the Redistricting and Voting Reform.
The LICET Manager will work with member organizations to identify opportunities each year in which to build power for low-income communities and communities of color over the long term. Our ideal candidate will have experience working with and managing coalitions; training and building curriculum; supporting leaders and organizers in the field. The Manager needs to have strong working knowledge of the changing political landscape of Long Island, and New York state, a deep racial analysis of the inequities found on Long Island, and competency building long-term relationships across race and class
The ideal candidate has experience in community and/or political organizing, strong analytical and quantitative skills, a passion for progressive politics, social media and experience working with spreadsheet and database programs.
Works closely with the LICET members to develop regional civic engagement strategies, establish shared annual work plans with members, and leads that work with LICET members and the broader NYCET staff
Convenes regional meetings of member organizations for shared strategic planning
Conducts regular meetings and consultations with organizers, partner staff, leaders, and community members; coordinate collaborative projects among LI-based groups
Coordinates regional civic engagement programs including voter registration and GOTV
Supports the work and development of key Long Island Civic Engagement Table member organization’s Integrated Civic Engagement programming
Coordinates with NYCET staff on statewide campaigns: Redistricting, Voting Reform, and others
Represents LICET in internal and external forums and meetings as a leading expert in strategic civic engagement techniques; develop and maintain relationships with other relevant table partners and community organizations, outside consultants, and other issue activists to promote LICET/NYCET interests.
Works closely with NYCET Executive Director/Deputy Director and state-wide data and training staff
Keeps the NYCET Executive Director fully informed on a regular basis on issues affecting LICET
Supports fundraising for LICET’s annual budget and supports the fundraising associated with LICET-based activities of member organizations: grant writing, meetings with donors and foundations.
Prepares and submits regular and ad hoc reports on departmental activities as required.
Minimum of 2 years of political/ electoral organizing, community organizing, union organizing, and/ or legislative issue advocacy experience required
Strong knowledge of Long Island and New York state political and policy landscape
Excellent written and verbal communication
Self-motivated, adept at problem solving, and able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment dedicated to social, economic, and racial justice
Ability to work well under pressure, while maintaining a high level of detail orientation and meeting deadlines.
Ability to work with a broad range of people possessing different skill levels.
Experience training racially, ethnically and economically diverse leaders, organizers and volunteers; facilitation and training skills
Experience working in coalition with partners, or experience working in diverse communities, particularly in communities of color.
Experience in fundraising and grant writing preferred
Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities.
Commitment to approaching the work in an inclusive and empathetic way
Spanish language skills are desired but not required
Compensation: $50,000 – $60,000 dependent on experience. Benefits for eligible New York Civic Engagement Table employees include but are not limited to: 100% employer paid medical insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer contribution, paid vacation, personal leave, sick, and parental leave.
Location: Nassau or Suffolk county. In addition, regular travel throughout the region and occasional travel to other regions in New York. Position is currently fully remote due to COVID.
Submit a resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No calls please. https://nexusmanagement.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=148
NYCET is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.