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Queens Community House

Position Available
Job Title: Director for Community Organizing and Economic Development

Location: 74-09 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, NY 

Purpose: To continue to build the agency’s Action Group, a diverse group of emerging organizers and leaders engaged in advocating for affordable housing, fair housing practices, just immigration policies, financial justice and local green issues.  The Director will work directly with the Action Group; with the Adult Education program in supporting a synthesis between the agency’s organizing and civics work and our ESOL activities; and oversee various economic support activities including organizing work associated with commencing a credit union, and work with local civic group to support a more green community.  The director should have an understanding of how to translate work into concrete milestones and outcomes.

Qualifications:  We are looking for a visionary with strong planning, administrative, organizational, team building, and communication skills with a commitment to social justice to implement our community building vision.  The candidate should possess a college degree, with some academic credits related to community organization and planning, urban planning, and/ or public administration and have a minimum of 3 years community organizing experience.  Organizing experience should include campaign work around housing, immigration and financial justice. Must have supervisory experience, as well.  MSW encouraged, Spanish speaking helpful, as is work with immigrant populations. Other attributes: creative, flexible, open-minded, resourceful, multi-cultural interest and an appreciation of diverse lifestyles.
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, flexible: some days, some evenings; some week-ends.

Position Available: Mid December 08. Position runs through June 2009 with goal to extend.  6 ½ month salary range: Low $20,000’s with full-time benefits.

Apply:  e-mail cover sheet and resume to: mabbate (at)

      or mail to:
      Queens Community House
      108-25 62nd Drive
      Forest Hills, NY 11375
      Attn: Mary Abbate, LMSW
      Assistant Executive Director

The Queens Community House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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