[URBANTH-L]JOB: Empire State Housing Alliance Coalition Coordinator
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Sun Nov 18 16:27:05 EST 2007
From: Corianne Scally <corianne_s at yahoo.com>
Empire State Housing Alliance Coalition Coordinator
Part-time (30 hours/week)
Based in Albany (see below)
Day to day supervision by Grassroots Policy Specialist, Center for
Community Change; transitioning after six months to ESHA Steering
The Empire State Housing Alliance, a newly-established coalition that
seeks to unite upstate and downstate organizing groups in a coordinated
effort to call on New York State to devote greater funding to affordable
housing and smart growth solutions, seeks a Coordinator to help develop
and drive the coalition's strategy and maintain and build the
coalition's membership. Seeded by the Center for Community Change, a
national non-profit organization, ESHA brings together grassroots
organizing groups to build the collective power and capacity of low
income New Yorkers in order to achieve political and policy changes at
the state level that will benefit their local communities. More
specifically, the project advances two goals: (1) to increase the
political and fiscal investments in affordable housing at the state
level, and; (2) to establish a statewide consortium of organizing groups
that communicate regularly, develop a common policy agenda to
advance at the state level, and are willing to exercise their political
power collectively. The Coordinator will work in close collaboration
with the ESHA Steering Committee to develop a set of strategic goals and
objectives and implement and advance the coalition's housing
initiatives. The Coordinator is not intended to serve as a spokesperson
or lobbyist for the Coalition, but rather to develop and facilitate
leadership opportunities for grassroots groups.
Ideally, the Coordinator will be based in Albany, but the Coalition is
willing to be flexible on location for the right candidate. This is a
part-time position (30 hours per week), with the potential to develop
into a full-time position depending on future fundraising.
Help develop and implement campaign strategy, including arranging
meetings with legislators; preparing briefing materials for members and
legislators/staff; providing administrative support for press and other
events. Work with grassroots partners to coordinate and amplify local
Build and maintain relationships with ESHA members; identify potential
members and allies and conduct outreach to them.
Manage communications with membership, including maintaining database of
contacts and coordinating communication between subcommittees and full
Work with steering committee to staff coalition and subcommittee
meetings (both in person and by conference call): develop agenda,
identify participants, arrange logistics, facilitate discussions,
compile and distribute minutes. Provide other administrative support as
Conduct housing policy research and analysis and draft coalition
proposals; update proposals as they are revised.
In conjunction with steering committee, develop fundraising strategy and
draft grant proposals; document all activities and prepare reports to
funders as required.
Provide monthly reports to steering committee.
At least 4 years background in community organizing and experience with
grassroots groups and organizing strategies.
Coalition building skills; ability to draw on assets provided by diverse
organizations and maximize the ability of the coalition to function at a
Excellent facilitation skills.
Strong writing, editing, communications and presentation skills
A high degree of comfort in managing multiple tasks and deadlines, with
ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to learn issues quickly.
Ability to travel frequently, as needed
Knowledge and experience with NYS government desirable
Commitment to social and economic justice, collaborative processes, and
the participation and leadership of low-income people and their
Salary and Benefits: $35,000 with benefits, depending on experience.
Position: Open until filled.
Submit Resume to:
ESHA Coordinator Position
c/o Center for Community Change
330 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10001
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