Job Opening: Coordinator, Long Island Civic Engagement Table


The Long Island Civic Engagement Table, a new project to increase civic participation and hold local government officials accountable, is hiring a coordinator. The engagement table is under the fiscal sponsorship of Make the Road New York.

See details below:

Coordinator, Long Island Civic Engagement Table
Make the Road New York
Posted: 08/02/11

The Long Island Civic Engagement Table is a new project led by a coalition of Long Island-based community organizations working to transform the culture of civic participation and government accountability in Long Island by increasing electoral participation of disenfranchised communities, nurturing grassroots leadership in communities of color, and engaging Long Island residents in community organizing campaigns to advance social and economic justice issues.

The Long Island Civic Engagement Table will initially focus its efforts in Suffolk County, and assist partner organizations in developing and implementing a high-volume non-partisan voter contact and community organizing program involving phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, Get Out the Vote efforts, and issue education; new voter registration; naturalization and citizenship education, leadership development trainings, legal training; and youth organizing.


1. Program Development and Implementation
a. Assist governance board in developing and implementing strategic plan to increase civic participation in working class communities across Suffolk County

b.Convene and staff regular meetings of governance and advisory boards and project partners

c.Assist partner organizations in the development of civic engagement/community organizing plans plan, and assist groups in implementing their plans as needed

d. Develop and coordinate trainings, technical assistance, and information sharing to strengthen civic engagement work by partner organizations

e.Coordinate the provision of mapping, list-matching, leadership trainings, and other services for partner organizations

f. Coordinate development of program materials with approval from governance board

g. Act as a fair broker of information and resources for groups that are members of the table
2.Fundraising: Assist governance board in creating and executing fundraising plans to increase

3. Outreach:
a.Expand the network of partner organizations that participate in trainings, voter contact efforts, and other civic engagement activities of the project

b.Manage external relations with allies and other local institutions

4.Manage and staff all day-to-day operations of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table

—5+ years of organizing and/or electoral experience including issue campaigns, community organizing, civic engagement projects, voter registration drives

—Familiarity with Suffolk County culture, politics, and organizational landscape

—Experience building multi-racial alliances, collaborations, and coalitions that deliver results

—Ability to balance group decision making process with input from individual organization

—Experience working with project or organizational boards, managing conflict and resolving toward super majority decisions

—Track record of successful staff and volunteer training and supervision

—Fundraising experience a plus

Location: Islip, Long Island.

Compensation: Salary 45-65k depending on experience, plus benefits.

To Apply:
Please write “Coordinator, Long Island Civic Engagement Table” in subject of e-mail, attach résumé and cover letter, and address to Amy Cohen

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Make the Road New York is the fiscal sponsor of this project. MRNY is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

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