job: organizing coordinator, NY

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Sun Jun 25 10:18:28 CDT 2006

    From: Sondra Youdelman <sondra at>


CVH is a 12 year-old membership organization of low-income people based 
in NYC and presently expanding to Upstate NY areas.  We work on economic 
justice, job creation, welfare, housing and access to education and 
training services.    We are seeking to hire an experienced organizer 
to: (1) coordinate organizing efforts in Yonkers and potentially two 
other areas in the state (mid-Hudson Valley), and (2) manage voter 
outreach staff for our Upstate Voter Engagement Project.  This is a 
non-partisan voter engagement project that is geographically based and 
has the dual goals of increasing turnout in low-income communities and 
building a base of power to move forward our economic justice public 
policy proposals at the state level.

CVH recently completed a three-month assessment process to lay the 
foundation for building a base of CVH members in Westchester County. 
The responsibilities of the position will include:  (1) To build on the 
initial organizing efforts that began in February in Westchester County 
and develop leadership in the low-income areas of Yonkers and 
potentially two other areas in the County.  Responsibilities include: 
base-building and leadership development through door-knocking, 
one-on-ones, outreach to CBO’s, and leadership trainings.  (2) Issue ID, 
development of an organizing campaign and base of leaders to participate 
in strategy meetings, actions, and other organizing campaign activities. 
  (3) Manage a staff of 5 voter outreachers from August 15, 2006 to 
November 7, 2006. Develop messages, materials and a voter outreach 
strategy with the goal of increasing voter turnout in low-income 
communities of Yonkers and beyond.  Electoral outreach will be 
non-partisan.  The Westchester Organizing Coordinator will be 
responsible for working with the outreach staff to meet concrete goals 
in door-to-door contacts and coordinating GOTV efforts in Westchester 
for both the September 2006 Primary and the November 2006 General 

This is a full-time, temporary position that begins on July 1, 2006 and 
lasts until December 1, 2006 – with potential to move into a permanent 
position at CVH.  The Westchester Organizing Coordinator will work as 
part of a staff team that includes the CVH Voter Engagement Director and 
Executive Director. The supervisor for this position will be the CVH 
Voter Engagement Director.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Travel reimbursement and cell 
phone reimbursement included. Should the position move to permanent, a 
broader group of benefits are added: health care, dental, life 
insurance, 403(b) plan, sabbatical, etc.

Minimum 2 years in a community or electoral organizing in a setting that 
included base-building, door-knocking, leadership development, 
mobilization, and strategy development.  Hard working, willing to work 
long hours including weekends and weekend nights. Ability to manage a 
diverse set of tasks. Spanish speaking is strongly desired, but not 
required.  Driver’s license and car strongly recommended. Applicants 
must be committed to CVH’s ideology of building community power and 
share our commitment to membership grassroots decision-making, radical 
politics and our analysis of power.

CVH is equal opportunity employer; we strongly encourage women and 
people of color, LGBT, low-income, immigrants and people with experience 
with public assistance to apply for this position.

Resume and Cover Letter Should Be Sent to: Henry Serrano, CVH Voter 
Engagement Director. CVH, 170 E. 116th St. Suite 1E, NY, NY 10029; email 
to henry at or fax to (212) 996-9481.  For more information 
about CVH check out our web page –

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