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NYC: Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC seeks Program Manager

29 Mar

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Organization: Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC
Title: Program Manager, Food Access Initiatives
Report to: Director, Community Development
Location: Fort Greene & Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY
Position Available: mid-late May 2010

Application Deadline: April 19, 2010

The Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project Local Development Corporation (MARP) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization incorporated in January 1999, founded with the mission to restore the “Main Street” of the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill community to a bustling, economically vital neighborhood commercial corridor that provides entrepreneurial, cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities for all those who live, work, study or have an interest in the area. On the economic development side, MARP serves a diverse community of approximately 150 merchants, with 97% of businesses locally-owned and 78% minority or woman-owned. Of the 30,000+ residents in the community, roughly 8,500 residents live in the Whitman and Ingersoll public housing developments, which front Myrtle Avenue. Attracting new small businesses, improving the mix of retail goods and services, and fostering job creation on the avenue helps to alleviate the separation of the middle income “brownstoners” from lower-income neighborhood residents and creates a safer and more thriving commercial district. MARP oversees programs in community-based planning, small business assistance and recruitment, historic preservation, environmental stewardship and greening initiatives, financial assistance for building rehabilitation, and other initiatives that seek to improve overall quality of life. Continue reading

Slow Food USA seeks an Associate Director of Development

8 Jan

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Applications will be considered until January 15th, 2010

Slow Food USA has ambitious plans to scale up our efforts to change the way food and farming work in America. The Associate Director of Development is a new position created to help manage a growing pool of major donor prospects and enable the expansion of our efforts. This position is thus primarily a major donor manager, but given the small size and collaborative nature of our organization, the Associate Director will be asked to participate in all areas of development.

The Associate Director of Development will manage a portfolio of major donor prospects. This will include creating and implementing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation, and corporate donors capable of giving at least $50,000 over three years. As part of this responsibility, he/she will conduct donor calls to cultivate relationships with donors and prospects and maintain ongoing contact with past and current donors. Continue reading

Slow Food USA seeks a Director of Programs

8 Jan

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Applications will be considered until January 15th, 2010

This is an opportunity to play an integral role in building the movement to catalyze and equip society to develop a good, clean and fair food system. Slow Food USA is at a pivotal moment in its history. With new leadership, we are becoming more directly engaged in advocacy and grassroots activism, and more oriented towards social justice work. The national Director of Programs is responsible for creating and directing Slow Food USA’s national programs and driving strategic and impactful change toward the organization’s new areas of focus. Slow Food USA runs its programs through our committed volunteer leadership in our local chapters—our programs are geared toward organizing and engaging networks for change. We are looking for someone who can leverage the collective power of individuals, and have an entrepreneurial approach to Slow Food USA’s programs. The Director of Programs reports to the President and is a member of the senior management team, which works to set strategic vision for Slow Food USA’s activities, its network, and its volunteer leadership. Continue reading

Slow Food USA is looking for Super Interns!

9 Nov

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS APPLICATION HAS PASSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Location: Brooklyn, New York

An internship with Slow Food USA provides the opportunity to be involved with the organization and coordination of local, national and international events and projects, and to make contact with international leaders in the food sector. We are a fun and busy non-profit organization with an open-minded, friendly staff. Every season we take on a group of interns to help build the movement. Each intern spends time helping with general office tasks, as well as working within dedicated program area. Continue reading

Slow Food USA needs a Director of Programs!

9 Nov

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS APPLICATION HAS PASSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Location: Brooklyn, New York

This is an opportunity to play an integral role in building the movement to catalyze and equip society to develop a good, clean and fair food system. Slow Food USA is at a pivotal moment in its history. With new leadership, we are becoming more directly engaged in advocacy and grassroots activism, and more oriented towards social justice work. The national Director of Programs is responsible for creating and directing Slow Food USA’s national programs and driving strategic and impactful change toward the organization’s new areas of focus. Slow Food USA runs its programs through our committed volunteer leadership in our local chapters—our programs are geared toward organizing and engaging networks for change. We are looking for someone who can leverage the collective power of individuals, and have an entrepreneurial approach to Slow Food USA’s programs. The Director of Programs reports to the President and is a member of the senior management team, which works to set strategic vision for Slow Food USA’s activities, its network, and its volunteer leadership. Continue reading

Slow Food USA seeks Special Assistant to the President

6 Nov

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Slow Food USA is a non-profit organization working to create a just and sustainable food system. Slow Food USA has 210 chapters, with more than 70,000 members and supporters in the United States, and is part of a larger 130-country international network. The organization creates youth programs to bring the values of eating local, sustainable and just food to schools and campuses, revitalizes and renews disappearing foods and food traditions, and advocates for a national food policy in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet. The Slow Food USA office is located in Brooklyn, NY. Slow Food USA is a part of the international Slow Food movement, which includes members in 130 countries.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Special Assistant to drive the internal and external activities of the President of Slow Food USA. Slow Food USA is in the midst of our Child Nutrition Act Campaign, having successfully produced a national day of action with 300 events in all 50 states on Labor Day, 2009. The president drives change within the organization and the movement using our networks, requiring deep engagement with all levels of the organization. The Special Assistant to the President will maintain and, where appropriate, design systems to support rapid change and agility in these exciting times. In this capacity the Special Assistant to the President will be a key member of the senior leadership team and will work closely with other director-level positions, the program staff, and the Board of Directors. Continue reading