Opportunities

Director of Finance & Operations

RYTF’s Director of Finance & Operations will be responsible for overseeing all financial and administrative aspects of the organization. This person will manage the organization’s grant writing, annual budget, and all administrative operations such as human resources. This person must be a strong writer with great organizational skills and a passion for youth advocacy. This person will be a member of RYTF’s senior leadership team and will report directly to the Executive Director.

Roles and Responsibilities

Grants Management & Research

  • Write and edit funding corporate, foundation and government-sector proposals and reports.
  • Research and steward prospects and donors.
  • Collaborate with internal staff at all levels in order to accurately represent RYTF to corporate, foundation and government prospects and donors.
  • Take the initiative to remain informed on key funding issues in public and private funding.

 Financial Management

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the ED; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to Executive Director and the board of directors.

Human Resources, Technology and Administration

  • Further develop the Rockaway Youth Task Force’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • At least 2 years of experience as fundraising professional.
  • Superb proposal-writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, interact with donors and represent the organization with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to conduct and coordinate multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the Rockaway Youth Task Force.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Availability to work evening hours and weekend, as needed.
  • Experience in youth-friendly environment preferred, including direct service work with youth as staff or in a volunteer capacity.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

Location

Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, USA

Accepting resumes until December 19, 2016. 

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

Youth Organizer

RYTF’s Youth Organizer will be responsible for developing, implementing, and directly overseeing our grassroots youth organizing and programming. The chosen candidate will mobilize targeted youth throughout the Rockaway Peninsula to engage in leadership development, skills training, and organizing around a range of social, racial, and food justice issues. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Recruit and base-build with RYTF Members
  • Implement RYTF’s leadership development curriculum
  • Develop, implement, and manage a grassroots organizing strategy that will engage youth in advocacy and issue area campaigns
  • Improve youth participation in RYTF’s campaigns & activities
  • Develop, implement, and manage a curriculum that builds the necessary skills of RYTF Youth to act as organizers, advocates, and leaders in youth and adult-dominant spaces
  • Participate in membership meetings, staff meetings, professional development activities, and community building events
  • Prepare work plans/staff reports to present at check-ins and staff meetings according to schedule
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records, enter information into a database in a timely manner, and compile outcomes and deliverables for funder reports and special events
  • Assist in office management tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Capacities

  • Experience and expertise in community organizing strategies and grassroots activism
  • Solid understanding and experience with social media campaigning and messaging
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams, participate in cross-departmental planning, and work with a diverse set of stakeholders, coalitions and partners
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task effectively
  • Strong work ethic and ability to self-start and manage
  • Exceptional time management skills, prioritization of tasks as well as ability to work under pressure and meet urgent deadlines effectively and efficiently
  • Flexible work hours, evening and weekend availability, and ability to travel as needed
  • Strong dedication to social justice, political education and RYTF’s mission/core values
  • Sense of humor, humility, and respect
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English speaking is a plus but not required

Compensation

(Part-Time) $10-$15 per hour based on experience. 25-30 hours per week.

Location

Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, USA

Accepting resumes until December 19, 2016. 

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