job: organizer, NYC

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Thu Feb 19 10:42:15 CST 2004

From: "Smith-Caronia, Terri" <Smith-Caronia at>


Housing Works, the nation ' s largest community-based AIDS 
organization, seeks to hire a NYC Issues Organizer carry out 
organizing and advocacy on New York City issues.  

 Position Duties:

 *	Organize and educate Housing Works clients and PWAs 
throughout the five boroughs on City HIV/AIDS and related issues;
 *	Advocate with executive agencies and City Hall and with the 
Council on issues of importance to Housing Works clients;
 *	Carry out weekly legislative visits on relevant issues during the 
New York City Budget process;
 *	Contribute to the weekly newsletter;
 *	Conduct research and community organizing via the internet;
 *	Develop working partnerships with national, regional and local 
HIV/AIDS, housing, harm reduction, Communities of Color, LGBT and 
other advocacy and service provider groups;
 *	Supervise the Administrative Assistant and Peer Advocates

 Issue Areas:

 *	HIV/AIDS including the Ryan White Planning Council and the 
Prevention Planning Group
 *	Supportive Housing
 *	Substance Abuse and Mental Health
 *	Harm Reduction
 *	Health Care disparities based on race and/or gender
 *	Civil Rights for People Living with HIV/AIDS and other 
 *	LGBT Rights.

 *	Experience in local advocacy and community organizing;
 *	Understanding of and commitment to aggressive advocacy on 
HIV/AIDS and homelessness;
 *	Top-level organizing, writing and teamwork skills;
 *	Ability to work independently and on some evenings and 
 *	Ability to organize low-income PWAs around issues that impact 
 *	Understanding of and commitment to harm reduction principles;
 *	Ability to carry out culturally competent and racially aware 
organizing work  -  ability to speak Spanish and/or other languages a 
 *	Commitment to multi-level advocacy, including direct action and 
civil disobedience;
 *	Excellent database creation and internet research and 
skills a must;
 *	Ability to create spreadsheets, presentations, HTML and 
design a plus.

Housing Works is an equal opportunity employer and particularly seeks 
to hire people living with AIDS and HIV and/or other disabilities, people 
of color, LGBT people, people in recovery, and those with a 
background of poverty and/or homelessness.  

 Send resume and writing samples to smith-caronia at

terri smith-caronia
Director, NYC Public Policy
Housing Works NYC Advocacy Department
212-966-0466, ext. 1296
212-925-9618 (fax)
917-734-1808 (cell phone)
smith-caronia at

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