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Communications Coordinator

 

Position Overview:

RYTF’s Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director of Organizing in preparing monthly Rockaway Advocate content for printing through graphic design and digital formatting, managing RYTF’s online presence through website updates and social media, and executing Rockaway Advocate bulk distribution in a timely manner each month. This position reports directly to the Director or Organizing and Executive Director .

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Rockaway Advocate

Execute monthly Rockaway Advocate publication

  • Develop and curate Rockaway Advocate content, including editing youth-written content
  • Maintain consistent timelines and expectations for meeting content drafting and editing deadlines
  • Oversee graphic and digital formatting
  • Secure community sponsorships for the Rockaway Advocate
  • Coordinate Rockaway Advocate distribution
  • Assist Community Engagement Organizer with Rockaway Advocate bulk distribution

Implement Rockaway Advocate youth programming

  • Facilitate weekly Youth Organizer meetings for Rockaway Advocate program
  • Strong Professional & Leadership Skills Development: Engage youth in targeted skills development (writing, communications, public relations, investigative journalism, graphic design, photography, operation of live broadcasting technology, social media management, etc.)

 

Media & Communications

  • Manage RYTF social media accounts
  • Execute weekly Facebook live broadcasts
  • Draft press releases, prepared statements, and official quotes on behalf of the organization
  • Build and maintain relationships with external press outlets
  • Update RYTF and Rockaway Advocate websites
  • Oversee creation and distribution of RYTF’s newsletter

 

Other

  • Maintain Rockaway Advocate Trello page in regards to content development deadlines and progress – archive outdated cards and create new ones
  • Update mailing list to stay current with latest voting data
  • Monitor bulk distribution supply at Rockaway Advocate racks
  • Maintain and update technology as appropiate
  • Keep up with local Rockaway news and happenings

 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Publish 12 issues of Rockaway Advocate per year
  • Distribute 1 organizational newsletter every other month
  • Conduct 1 Facebook live broadcast per week
  • Post 1 social media post per day
  • Produce 1 – 2 pieces of written content per week
  • Complete Rockaway Advocate bulk distribution within 1 week of date that printed copies are recieved
  • Respond to evolving events in the form of press releases, prepared statements and quotes, etc. in a timely manner
  • Increase earned income each month to cover cost of monthly printing & mailing though securing 6-month or 1-year Community Sponsorship contracts

If you are interested email your resume to jobs@rytf.org.

Food Justice Coordinator

 

Position Overview:

RYTF’s Food Justice Coordinator is responsible for managing the Rockaway Youth Task Force Urban Farm and Community Garden. The Food Justice Coordinator is also responsible for spearheading all of RYTF’s food justice advocacy campaigns. During the growing season, this position will dedicate 50% of their time to managing the growing space and 50% to overseeing food justice advocacy efforts. In the off season, the Food Justice coordinator will commit 100% of their time to advocacy. This position reports to the Director of Organizing and Executive Director.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

RYTF Urban Farm and Community Garden

  • Oversee day to day operations of all RYTF growing space
  • Serve as the primary liaison between RYTF and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Implement RYTF Urban Farm and Community Garden youth programming which includes: facilitating weekly Youth Organizer meetings regarding the RYTF Urban Farm and Community Garden; Strong Professional & Leadership Skills Development by engaging youth in targeted skills development (food production, composting, food justice, etc.)

Media & Communications

  • Maintain and update RYTF Urban Farm and Community Garden social media pages
  • Conduct research to inform food justice advocacy efforts

Other

  • Maintain RYTF Urban Farm and Community Garden Trello page – archive outdated cards and create new ones
  • Keep records regarding food production and Youth Market information
  • Keep up with local Rockaway news and happeneings

 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Produce 30,000 pounds of food each growing season
  • Host 20 Youth Markets each growing season

 

If you are interested email your resume to jobs@rytf.org.

Director of Organizing

 

Position Overview:

RYTF’s Director of Organizing is responsible for overseeing the implementation of our grassroots youth organizing and programming, tracking KPI’s for the Community Advocacy Program and CORE Program, organizing staff trainings, and developing and executing long-term strategic plans to grow and sustain a robust and engaged membership base. This position directly supervises the Membership Engagement Organizer and Community Engagement Organizer and reports to the Executive Director.

RYTF’s Director of Organizing is responsible for overseeing implementation of the Rockaway Advocate Program, ensuring monthly issues of the Rockaway Advocate are published ad distributed in a timely manner, tracking KPI’s for Rockaway Advocate production and programming, preparing and editing written content for our monthly Rockaway Advocate publication, managing RYTF’s online presence through website updates and social media, and preparing organizational press releases and newsletter announcements. This position directly supervises the Communications Coordinator and reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Youth Programs

  • Oversee the implementation of all RYTF youth programming
  • Coordinate internal and external base building and recruitment
  • Facilitate weekly Youth Organizer meetings for the Community Organizing Program and the Rockaway Advocate Program
  • Support youth’s personal and professional skills development
  • Organize public meetings and events
  • Ensure membership engagement and uphold membership standards and expectations
  • Build youth programming curriculum

Campaign Strategy & Development

  • Plan and organize local advocacy campaigns to better the Rockaway community, to be implemented by RYTF Youth Organizers
  • Train Community Engagement Organizer and Membership Engagement Organizer on community organizing strategies and training models
  • Oversee community outreach initiatives

Management & Administration

  • Directly supervise and track the KPI’s of RYTF’s Leadership Team, which includes the Community Engagement Organizer, Membership Engagement Organizer, and Rockaway Advocate Coordinator
  • Facilitate weekly Leadership Team meetings
  • Set outcome goals and assign reporting items for Leadership team
  • Track youth development outcomes and develop strategies to further these outcomes
  • Ensure Rockaway Advocate publication is completed in a timely manner each month
  • Maintain the fiscal stability of the Rockaway Advocate publication through paid advertising and Community Sponsorships

Other

  • Update Trello: archive outdated cards and create new ones
  • Keep up with local Rockaway news and happenings

 

Key Performance Indicators:

Robust Membership

  • Goal: 60-75 Youth Organizers in Community Organizing Program
  • Goal: 10-15 Youth Organizers focused on Rockaway Advocate
  • Goal: 375 Members

Engaged Membership

  • 75% Attendance at weekly Rockaway Advocate meetings

Strong Professional & Leadership Skills Development

  • Weekly meetings with LeadershipTeam

 

If you are interested email your resume to jobs@rytf.org.