September 8, 2016 | Job Opportunities

 

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POSITION: Research & Public Policy Fellow

ORGANIZATION: Women’s City Club of New York

POSTING DATE: September 1, 2016

SUMMARY:   The Women’s City Club of New York (WCC), established in 1915, is a nonprofit, non- partisan, multi-issue activist organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The WCC works to shape public policy in order to promote responsive government through issue analysis, education, advocacy and civic participation.

The part-time Research & Public Policy Fellow works with and reports to the Executive Director to create and implement WCC’s agenda for the Citywide Guide to Services and Resources in New York.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Research and Report Writing

  • Conduct policy research and analysis on nonprofit and low-cost services at the city and community level throughout the five boroughs of NYC.
  • Research, verify, categorize, and organize listings of borough-specific nonprofit listings of services and resources in an excel database.
  • Research and screen incoming suggestions and requests to add listings to the Guides.
  • Compile notes and reports by the WCC Task Force after each meeting.
  • Assist the Executive Director with Grant renewal applications to support the Guide’s implementation.

Program Development and Coordination

  • Organize a public program launching each boroughs Guide (when applicable) in conjunction with the WCC Task Force on the Citywide Guide to services and Resources.
  • Organize and coordinate community and member trainings outlining Guide use and benefits.
  • Organize and facilitate focus groups soliciting feedback and suggestions regarding the Guide.

Project and Meeting Management

  • Coordinate meetings of WCC Task Forces. Prepares reports and summaries of these meetings.
  • Develops project implementation plans for the successful execution of Task Force activities.
  • Provides logistical support for Task Force activities
  • Manages the internal data management system to track and follow-up with incoming requests for Guides and all other communications from the resource guide email (resourceguide@wccny.org).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; matriculation in graduate school preferred
  • Strong research and analytical skills required
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills required
  • Advanced MS Office skills and aptitude to quickly learn web-based software applications
  • Excellent management skills including but not limited to project management, program planning, event coordination and multi-tasking ability
  • The ability to proactively identify challenges and actively work to find solutions

Time and Salary:

Hours: Part-time; 18 hours/week including evening hours for public education events. Days: Monday – Friday

Salary: $15/hour

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to: Women’s City Club of New York, 110 West 40th street, Suite 1002, New York, NY 10018, employment@wccny.org.

 

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POSITION: Research & Public Policy Fellow

ORGANIZATION: Women’s City Club of New York

POSTING DATE: September 1, 2016

SUMMARY: The Women’s City Club of New York (WCC), established in 1915, is a nonprofit, non-partisan, multi-issue activist organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The WCC works to shape public policy in order to promote responsive government through issue analysis, education, advocacy and civic participation. The part-time Research & Public Policy Fellow works with and reports to the Executive Director to implement WCC’s public education and advocacy agenda.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Development and Project Management

  • Provide logistical support for Task Force activities
  • Organize public forums and events addressing critical social issues facing New Yorkers
  • Develop project implementation plans for the successful execution of Task Force activities
  • Manage partnerships between WCC and other non-profits as necessary

Policy and Legislative Research

  • Conduct policy and legislative research and analysis on issues pertaining to housing and homelessness
  • Write and edit policy reports, studies, and/or briefing papers for WCC Task Forces working on housing and homelessness, e.g. a fact sheet on NYCHA’s new infill agenda
  • Compile a public housing news digest monthly for dissemination to the WCC Task Force

Administration and Meeting Management

  • Coordinate meetings of WCC Task Force and prepare agendas and meeting notes

Operations and Process Documentation

  • Track and archive activities and products of Task Force
  • Compile notes and Task Force products quarterly for dissemination to the WCC Task Force and WCC members

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; matriculation in graduate school preferred
  • Strong research and analytical skills required
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills required
  • Advanced MS Office skills and aptitude to quickly learn web-based software applications
  • Excellent management skills including but not limited to project management, program planning, event coordination and multi-tasking ability
  • The ability to proactively identify challenges and actively work to find solutions

Time and Salary:

Hours: Part-time; 18 hours/week including evening hours for public education events.

Days:  Monday – Friday

Salary: $15/hour

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to: Women’s City Club of New York 110 West 40th Street, Suite 1002 New York, NY 10018 employment@wccny.org

 

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POSITION: Task Force Guide Fellow

ORGANIZATION: Women’s City Club of New York

POSTING DATE: September 1, 2016

SUMMARY: The Fellow performs a variety of programmatic, policy, administrative, and operational functions to advance the work of the Task Force. These functions are connected and lead to multiple products. In partnership with the Executive Director and the Task Force Chair, the Fellow coordinates Task Force meetings as needed, follows-up on the activities of the Task Force, and conducts research and various documents as requested.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Development and Project Management

The Fellow will follow-up on and provide logistical support for Task Force activities. This may include arranging public forums, community organizing activities, and events, creating project implementation plans, and developing and managing partnerships.

Policy and Legislative Research

The Fellow will conduct policy and legislative research and write reports as directed by the Task Force. This may include creating studies, fact sheets, briefing papers, and will include creating the monthly news digest.

→ Product: Monthly News Digest

The Fellow will monitor media outlets for relevant articles on the topic of the Task Force. The Fellow will then compile the articles into News Digests that should be emailed to the Task Force once per month after review by the Executive Director.

Administration and Meeting Management

The Fellow will coordinate the Task Force meetings and facilitate the meetings by creating agendas and taking notes.

→ Product: Agendas

The Fellow will create meeting agendas in conjunction with the Task Force Chair and Executive Director.

→ Product: Notes

The Fellow will write notes during each Task Force Meeting and email the notes to the Task Force for approval after review by the Executive Director.

Operations and Process Documentation

The Fellow will track and archive the activities and products of the Task Force in order to provide a template for action for other Task Forces and to record the accomplishments of the Task Force for WCC members and the general public.

→ Product: Quarterly Compilation (see Template: Quarterly Compilation)

The Fellow will compile all Task Force notes and products (e.g. advocacy letters, project plans, etc.) into a compilation that should be emailed to the Task Force once per quarter.

  • Relationship to the Executive Director, the Task Force Chair, and WCC Task Force Members

The Fellow and the Executive Director

The Fellow reports directly to the Executive Director.

The Fellow and the Task Force Chair

The Fellow coordinates with the Task Force Chair and the Executive Director to develop meeting agendas and implement the activities of the Task Force.

The Fellow and WCC Task Force Members

The Fellow is the primary source of communication between the Executive Director and Chair and the WCC Task Force members concerning Task Force topics and activities. This may include emailing out reports, agendas, meeting notes, updates, and answering questions.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to: Women’s City Club of New York 110 West 40th Street, Suite 1002 New York, NY 10018 employment@wccny.org

 

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POSITION: Grants Development Associate

ORGANIZATION: Fund for Public Health in New York

POSTING DATE: September 1, 2016

SUMMARY: The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health of New Yorkers.  FPHNY works with the NYC Health Department and several other City agencies to support and administer programs that address pressing public health needs and foster private sector support to improve the health of New Yorkers. The Grants  Development Associate is a key member of FPHNY’s Development Team, whose mission is to secure grants for priority projects at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as well as health-related projects at other City agencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor grant opportunities announced by public and private sectors
  • Support and participate in fundraising strategy development
  • Work closely with program partners at the NYC Health Department  and occasionally other City agencies to support project planning and match programs with appropriate funding opportunities
  • Perform prospect research for specific programs
  • Research and maintain files on institutional funding prospects and prepare solicitation materials, briefings, and required materials for meetings with funders
  • Assist in writing, editing, formatting, and submission of proposals for grant funding and follow up with funders
  • Manage (solely and in coordination with other Development Team staff) multiple grant applications and other foundation, government and corporate funding solicitations, events, campaigns, and funder education and cultivation efforts
  • Maintain systems to keep track of proposals submitted, projects funded, etc
  • Accompany organization leadership to meetings with foundations, as needed
  • Work with grant managers once projects are funded, including participating in regular meetings with Health Department colleagues to ensure projects are moving forward in accordance with funder expectations and participating in editing and submitting reports and correspondence with funders
  • Identify strategic partnerships for organizational growth and development and pave the way for new collaborations
  • Perform any other department or agency related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters Degree required; MPH strongly preferred
  • Experience in reading/understanding complex public health issues and being able to write summaries and grants in clear and simple terms
  • 3- 5 years work experience in the public health or social services field required
  • Prospect research experience required
  • Experience working independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience working with many  people at various levels
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize workload a must
  • Ability to work in small, fast-paced organization, bringing team spirit and a positive attitude
  • Experience with communications , such as drafting  marketing materials or copy for social media, experience with social media
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software strongly preferred
  • Experience with program development, budget development and donor stewardship a strong plus

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please send an email including resume and cover letter, including salary required to:   publichealthjobs@fphny.org. Please indicate “Grant Development Associate with your name” in subject line.

 

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POSITION: Research Assistant

ORGANIZATION: CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

POSTING DATE: September 7, 2016

SUMMARY: Seeking 2 p/t research assistants (~15 hours/week) to assist with an evaluation of the NYC Housing Authority’s Urban Agriculture Initiative (UAI). The UAI is a three-year project to construct and operate 5 urban farms at NYCHA facilities throughout the five boroughs. The goals of the UAI include: youth development and job readiness; improved food access and nutrition; food and nutrition education; and activation of the spaces surrounding the farms. The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute will evaluate the activities and outcomes using various qualitative and quantitative measures.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Depending on experience and interest, the research assistants will be responsible for: (1) secondary data analysis of neighborhood demographics, health, and food environments surrounding the farms; (2) survey design, administration, data compilation, and data analysis; and (4) additional research tasks as needed. Data collection begins immediately. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have an interest in food policy, project evaluation, and qualitative research, and should be organized, detail-oriented, with solid writing skills. Some site visits may be required. These positions are open to advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students in relevant fields; compensation is commensurate with experience and skills.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is an academic research and action center at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy located in Harlem, NYC. We provide evidence to inform municipal policies that promote equitable access to healthy, affordable food. We apply an intersectoral perspective that links nutrition and health to sustainable community and workforce development, and we engage partners from  city government, community organizations, and the university in food policy research and action.

HOW TO APPLY: Please apply by submitting a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position along with a resume/CV and a brief writing sample (a class paper) to Professor Nevin Cohen: Nevin.cohen@sph.cuny.edu.