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 Hudson Valley Civic Engagement Table (HVCET) is a regional body of NYCET dedicated to working with Hudson Valley community organizations.
ABOUT THE HUDSON VALLEY CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TABLE
As a regional table of the New York Civic Engagement Table, HVCET is a coalition of Hudson Valley organizations based primarily in Westchester, Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess counties 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.
HUDSON VALLEY CIVIC ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Hudson Valley 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 Hudson Valley Civic Engagement Coordinator will facilitate the merging of multiple key elements of the New York Civic Engagement Table: coalition building, leadership development, and the coordination of member organization’s Get Out the Vote campaigns. The HV Civic Engagement Coordinator will lead the implementation of strategic civic engagement campaigns and will assist and advise table members and staff. When important to the local work of the Hudson Valley, the HV Civic Engagement Coordinator may also support broader coalition building with HVCET members by engaging them with broader statewide issue campaigns such as the 2020 Census and Voting Reform.
The HVCET Civic Engagement Coordinator 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 supporting leaders and organizers in the field. The HVCET Civic Engagement Coordinator needs to have strong working knowledge of the changing political landscape of Hudson Valley, and New York state, a deep racial analysis of the inequities found in the Hudson Valley, 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.
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: Hudson Valley preferably in Westchester, Orange, Dutchess, or Ulster county. In addition, regular travel throughout the region and occasional travel to other regions in New York.
Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No calls please.
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.
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