[URBANTH-L]JOB: Empire State Housing Alliance Coalition Coordinator

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
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.

Job responsibilities

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 
organizing strategies.
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 
high level.
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.
Suite 1810
New York, NY 10001

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