Project Coordinator- Community Voices for Children and Families

Community Voices for Children and Families


Community Voices for Children and Families
Nassau County, NY, N/A


Long Island

Job Type:



Full Time



Number of Available Positions:


Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree

Job Description:

This position offers an opportunity to be a part of a ground breaking campaign dedicated to the development of a strategic plan and its implementation, and building a network that will ensure secure funding of youth and family services in Nassau County.

Reporting and Authority:

The coordinator reports to the LAC (Legislative Advocacy Committee) of the Coalition for Youth and Family Services of Nassau County. The Coordinator will consult with the LAC before deviating from approved plans or making decisions that significantly affect program goals or outcomes. The Coordinator will analyze options and make recommendations for action to the LAC. The coordinator is accountable and will be supervised by the Executive Director of Littig House Community Center on a day to day basis on behalf of the LAC and the Coalition.




·         Organizing actions, mobilizations, media events, legislative events, and other activities as part of the Voices campaign

·         Recruit community members and stakeholders to play an active role in a diverse coalition promoting community support for youth and family services and secure dedicated funding

·         Assist in development and lead execution of plan for generating new contacts to reach out to and engage as supporters of the organization

·         Establish and meet goals for the number of new prospective supporters identified and added to the database, ensure data is kept current in the organizational database, added, contact records are maintained and results are tracked

·         Create and participate in opportunities to expand our reach, meet new potential supporters, and generate new contacts to add to our base

·         Identify new “hot contacts” to prioritize for relationship building and leadership development


·         Coordinate with the LAC to develop outreach and organizing plans, use of social networking tools, action alerts and all messaging efforts


·         Assist in development and lead execution of a plan for engaging potential stakeholders in opportunities to build their support for Community Voices and to advance our campaign goals

·         Write action alerts and create other tools to outreach about our work to our stakeholders

·         Recruit participants and speakers for press conferences, hearings, and other events

·         Lead social networking planning and activities for the organization, including a plan for converting social networking followers into supporters who take action in support of our organization and campaigns

·         Create and lead events and activities turning out supporters to ensure participation from our base

·         Coordinate member to member campaigns to tap into the networks of our supporters

Grassroots Advocacy:

·         Lead execution of grassroots plans for the LAC issue campaigns and engage other members of the coalition of youth and family services in the completion of the coalition’s organizing work plans.

·         Engage Community Voices base of supporters in grassroots campaign activities (ex. In district meetings, postcard collection, polling, etc.)

·         Monitor and participate in all legislative meetings, sessions, hearings, etc. both with Nassau County and New York State and monitor any related legislation that may affect our issues.

Leadership Development:

·         Assist in development and lead execution of a plan for deepening the engagement of strong supporters


Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience

Medical benefits



How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:

Required Skills/Experience:


The candidate must possess:

·         Minimum Bachelor’s degree with 5 years or more related experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 2 years related experience and at least two years experience in grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and volunteer mobilization.

·         Outstanding people skills

·         Proven capacity to work effectively in teams of diverse people and organizations

·         Demonstrated writing and editing skills

·         Strong organizational, public speaking, communications, strong computer skills, social media, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

·         Highly self-motivated and directed

·         Proven commitment to progressive values and social change

·         Experience with issue advocacy campaigns and working with a contact database strongly preferred

·         Irregular hours, including evening and weekend work, and travel county wide will be required

o   The organizer must have a reliable car and a valid driver’s license.

·         Physical requirements include sitting, talking, and listening for several hours per day, the ability to spend many hours on the telephone and working with a computer, significant cell phone use, frequent driving to meetings, and some night and weekend work with occasional long hours.