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New York Botanical Garden hiring Associate Director of Foundation Relations

January 11, 2011

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. They are hiring an Associate Director of Foundation Relations. The position is responsible for raising funds for The New York Botanical Garden’s general operating budget, as well as capital, endowment, and special projects funding through research, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of new and existing foundation donors and government grant agencies.  The position is full-time,  reports to the Associate Vice President for Foundation Relations, and is located in the Bronx. HOW TO APPLY: Click here

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NLIRH seeks Executive Director

November 17, 2010

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, an organization that works to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy, is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for broadening the organization’s visibility and influence, increasing and diversifying its revenues, expanding its constituent base and policy advocacy work, and deepening its role as a principled coalition builder among social justice activists across gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and class differences. The position is based in NLIRH's New York City office. DEADLINE: December, 31st 2010 COMPENSATION: Commesurate with experience HOW TO APPLY: Send email inquiries, candidate nominations and applications in confidence to both parties listed below and please insert "NLIRH Executive Search" in the email subject line: Elsa A. Ríos, President, elsa@strategiesforsocialchange.com and Carmen V. Rivera, Senior Associate, carmen@strategiesforsocialchange.com Applications should be submitted electronically and include a résumé, three references and a cover letter.

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Reproductive Health Technologies Project hiring Program Manager

December 20, 2010

The Reproductive Health Technologies Project, based in Washington, DC, works to advance the ability of every woman to achieve full reproductive freedom with access to the safest, most effective and preferred methods for controlling her fertility and protecting her reproductive health. The Program Manager will work closely with the President and a supporting team to devise and implement public affairs strategies that support RHTP’s goals of regaining momentum for funding and coverage of abortion care and expanding access to safe, effective contraceptive technologies.  Click here for more information. HOW TO APPLY: email application, resume, cover letter, and three references to Hiring Manager, info@rhtp.org with Program Manager in the subject line or fax to 202-530-4404.

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RFP: We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship

March 2, 2011

We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB) Fellowship Leading By Giving Request for Proposal Release Date: February 15, 2011 Deadline for Submission: March 23, 2011 Background We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB) is a coalition of more than 75 community and faith-based organizations in Brooklyn born in the aftermath of 9/11. WAAB brings leaders from diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds together to solve quality of life issues affecting their communities. The We Are All Brooklyn (WAAB) Fellowship is a leadership development program dedicated to advancing the next generation of Brooklyn’s young diverse leaders. WAAB fellows come together to learn how to utilize diversity as an asset to themselves, their agencies, their communities, and Brooklyn. Through their shared experiences and participation in WAAB, the fellows come to understand that through building, broadening, and strengthening ethnic, cultural, and religious ties in Brooklyn there is far more that unites us than divides us. Ultimately, fellows discover how they can help communities share resources, manage dynamic tensions, and collaborate on solving problems. Leading By Giving is the 2010-2011 grant-making committee of We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship. Purpose The 2010-2011 Leading By Giving committee aims to promote the values of the fellowship by awarding a grant up to $1,000 to support and empower a Brooklyn-based organization that fosters entrepreneurial activities through intergenerational relationships. To be eligible applicants must be: • Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status (headquartered in Brooklyn or with a satellite office location in Brooklyn) or organizations fiscally sponsored by a non-profit organization. • Organizations promoting (or seeking to promote) entrepreneurial activities using intergenerational relationships. • Organizations with an annual operating budget of less than or equal to $250,000. Guidelines for Eligible Projects Favorable consideration will be given to projects and programs that: • Encourage diversity, understanding, and inclusiveness among participants through entrepreneurial activities. An entrepreneurial activity is any activity that promotes the transformation of an idea into an economic venture. Entrepreneurial skill-building activities are eligible. • Emphasize interaction and relationship building between different generations (i.e. teenagers and seniors; middle aged adults and young adults; etc.) • Propose unique and innovative strategies for addressing the needs of the target population. • Create and/or build upon a program that will reach into the community. • Demonstrate an efficient use of the funds for measurable impacts and sustainable outcomes. • Organizations not affiliated with a current WAAB Fellow. Application forms can be downloaded at www.WAAB.org. While we prefer email applications, mail, fax, and hand-delivery are also acceptable. Completed applications from eligible candidates must be received (not postmarked) by March 23, 2011 to: We Are All Brooklyn c/o Jewish Community Relations Council of New York 1 Penn Plaza Box 6103 New York, New York 10119 Email: waabrfp@gmail.com Fax: (212)983-4084 For any additional information, please contact Samara Elias at waabrfp@gmail.com or 212-983-4800 x120.

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RFP: We Are The Bronx (WATB) Fellowship

March 2, 2011

Request for Proposal Release Date: February 14, 2011 Deadline for Submission: March 31, 2011 Background We Are The Bronx (WATB) is a Fellowship of over 25 non-profit organizations in the Bronx that was created in 2009. WATB provides non-profit professionals opportunities to network and training in leadership development. The We Are The Bronx Fellowship represents a diverse group of community leaders working to strengthen both the non-profit sector and the Bronx as a whole, through partnership, understanding, and capacity building. The 2010-2011 Grant-Making Committee was created to provide project funding to a Bronx-based individual or organization that shares the WATB mission of strengthening the borough. Purpose The 2010-2011 Grant-Making Committee will award a grant of up to $1000 to a Bronx-based individual or organization that engages youth in leadership development or community empowerment endeavors. Eligible Applicants

  • Bronx-based individuals and organizations that have 501(c)(3) status or are fiscally sponsored by a
  • 501(c)(3) organization
  • Organizations with a program budget (not agency operating budget) of less than or equal to $250,000
  • Programs and projects that are less than 5 years old
Guidelines for Eligible Projects
  • Serves residents of the South Bronx (defined as areas under jurisdiction of Community Boards 1, 2, and 3)
  • Serves youth ages 10 through 18 years old
  • Promotes community empowerment and quality of life in the Bronx and/or provides youth with leadership
  • development
  • Demonstrates an efficient use of the funds for measurable impacts and sustainable outcomes
Application forms can be downloaded at www.communityuplink.net/watbapp.doc Applications may be submitted by email, mail, and fax. Completed applications from eligible candidates must be received (not postmarked) by March 31, 2011 to: We Are The Bronx c/o Jewish Community Relations Council of New York 1 Penn Plaza P.O. Box 6103 New York, New York 10119 Email: watbRFP@gmail.com Fax: (212)983-4084 For any additional information, please contact Adeline Medeiros at watbrfp@gmail.com or 212-983-4800 x122. Website: www.communityuplink.net/watbrfp.pdf

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Scherman Foundation seeks Program Officer

December 20, 2010

The  Scherman Foundation supports innovative leaders and organizations seeking a more sustainable, just and equitable world. In 2011, the Foundation will give away approximately $3.5 million in five areas: the environment; human rights and liberties; reproductive rights and services; arts and culture; and social welfare. The Scherman Foundation seeks to hire a self-starting, energetic, New York-savvy person as Program Officer.  The Program Officer will share grantmaking responsibilities with the President in the arts and social welfare areas and have primary responsibility in the fields of human and reproductive rights. DEADLINE: January 12, 2011 TO APPLY: send a cover letter with your salary expectations and resume to:  KW Murnion and Assoc., Inc., 50 Park Ave, NYC 10016 or kwmurnion@gmail.com.

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The Applied Research Center seeks NYC Research Fellow

December 20, 2010

The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism.  ARC is built on rigorous research and creative use of new technology.  Their goal is to popularize the need for racial justice and prepare people to fight for it. ARC’s work is concentrated in four program areas:  Strategic Research, Leadership Action Network, &  Strategic Partnerships and Media, which also publishes ColorLines.com, the national news site on race and politics.  The Applied Research Center is currently seeking applicants for a 6-month research fellowship to start no later than February 1, 2011.  The fellowship will be dedicated to an ARC research project exploring the impacts of immigration detention and deportation on families and the parental rights of immigrants.  The project will culminate in a report. The position will be based out of ARC’s New York City office and will report directly to the Senior Research Associate.   DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 12, 2011 COMPENSATION:  Salary is $38-40k FTE, commensurate with experience HOW TO APPLY: send resume, cover letter and list of at least 2 references to swessler@arc.org, including in the subject line: Research Fellow.

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a Professor of Anthropology

November 30, 2010

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a scholar in the Department of Anthropology and the Commonwealth Honors College at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2011, with a specialization in public anthropology and one or more of the following: educational anthropology, community organizing, community development, or the scholarship of teaching and learning. PhD in anthropology or related field required at the time of appointment.  For more information, click here. DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 1st, 2011 HOW TO APPLY: Please upload a letter describing interests and qualifications, a CV, and list of 3 referees, to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. Alternatively, paper submissions should be sent to Tracy Tudryn, Dean's Assistant, Dean's Office, 230 Draper Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.

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Union Square Awards hiring for Program Officer

February 8, 2011

Established by an anonymous donor in 1998, the Union Square Awards supports grassroots activism in New York City. It identifies organizations that have not yet received substantial funding or recognition but that are making notable contributions to the City. As of 2010, more than 225 organizations had received the Award and more than $15 million distributed. Regrants and technical assistance programs are also offered to help recipients build long-term sustainability. The Union Square Awards seeks a Program Officer to work closely with and report to the Executive Director. The position will have administrative oversight of the Union Square Awards regrants and technical assistance programs with responsibility for evaluation, grants management, strategic planning and development of dynamic programs. It requires significant experience in the nonprofit community as well as strong organizational, analytical, evaluative, program management, and communication skills. The Union Square Awards consists of a five-person staff in a highly collaborative and organized workplace to meet the needs of community and grantee organizations; staff members participate in creating workplans and in developing programs, along with meticulously documenting office processes and best practices. The organization also partners with foundations and other philanthropic organizations in New York City to create joint programs that build capacity that supports progressive social change. The ideal candidate will value maintaining our current systems and processes as well as the opportunity to develop them further in the future. Areas of responsibilities: 1.    Grants Administration ·    Overall responsibility for regrants administration, proposal review, assessment and evaluation, and distribution. ·    Conducts site visits, prepares written evaluations, and writes organizational profiles to submit for panel review. ·    Prepares requests for proposals and coordinates review process. ·    Manages contracting process. ·    Monitors reporting and contract compliance. ·    Engages in ongoing assessment of project grantees and their needs. 2.    Organizational Assistance & Support ·    Assesses needs, conceptualizes programmatic ideas and strategies, and generates proposals for program development. ·    Liaison with consultants and vendors engaged in technical assistance programs. 3.    Strategic Planning and Program Design ·    Assists with program planning, implementation, and evaluation. ·    Provides programmatic expertise and identifies priorities, gaps, and trends. ·    Assists with writing a wide range of materials such as RFP's and grantee evaluations. 4.    Other Duties ·    Oversees and monitors grant-related financial and reporting documents. ·    Engages in other duties as needed and assigned by the Director. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of five years experience in the nonprofit sector with, at least, three years of experience in program evaluation and grant making or in a leadership role in a nonprofit. Knowledgeable about a range of social, legal, and financial issues facing nonprofit groups and organizations. ·    Experienced strategic thinker, planner and doer: able to synthesize varied experience, information, and context in order to create solutions. ·    Minimum of three years of experience in program design and implementation. ·    Outstanding writing skills: capable of composing a wide range of written materials that communicate effectively with regard to format, style, and grammar usage. ·    Highly organized, unusually detail-oriented, and able to handle a variety of administrative and other tasks accurately. ·    Demonstrated high-quality work ethic: strives to do the best work at all times. ·    A problem solver with a 'can-do' attitude and creative energy: believes that all things are possible, seeks new and inventive solutions to challenges and needs, and is eager to learn. ·    Extremely capable of working independently and also a real team player: someone with initiative, enthusiasm, flexibility, and able to collaborate with the other members of the organization. ·    Fluency in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google apps. ·    Strong interpersonal skills: a warm and energetic individual capable of communicating respectfully and openly with people of varied ages, races, and class backgrounds. ·    BA required. Graduate degree or equivalent experience in a related field preferred. ·    Community organizing experience a plus. BENEFITS: Competitive salary and benefits. TO APPLY: Please send the name and address of two professional references, your resume, and a cover letter including responses to the following two questions: 1.    What specifically draws you to the position and the organization? 2.    If you were selected as the Union Square Awards Program Officer, what principles and processes would guide your recommendations about the organization's grant making? Send to search@unionsquareawards.org by March 7, 2011. Please put 'Program Officer' in the subject line of your email and respond to the above two questions in less than 1.5 pages. Applications must be received no later than the closing date. No fax or telephone inquiries. The Union Square Awards is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to having a richly diverse workplace.

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