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1. Manager of Capacity Building and Organizational Learning

FT/PT: Full-time
Location: AAFSC Brooklyn Office
Reports to: President and CEO

Job Objective: To continuously improve our offerings to our constituents, AAFSC deeply values the importance of listening, learning and collaboration. We are seeking a professional that will represent these values and help build a culture for an effective learning. This position reflects the AAFSC’s commitment to build an organization culture dedicated to learning from its work and improving its effectiveness in addressing issues that are relevant to new immigrants—children, youth, women, families and under-resourced communities. We are building the capabilities of the organization to realize the vision for a learning organization in a multi-functional environment. This position will have access to confidential data; the person charged with this position will help the President/CEO in assessing the impact of the organization’s initiatives and our pursuit of impact at scale, population segments, efficiency, effectiveness, gaps in resources, and resource allocation.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Evaluation and Learning–work in partnership with the President/CEO to build the capacity of the organization to identify opportunities for learning to improve practice and highlight impact of programs. Also work in partnership with key staff leaders (responsible for program implementation) to develop proposals, cases and reports to the board and donors.
  • Codify Best Practices and Lessons Learned–work in partnership with communication team to help advance understanding of the AAFSC’s commitment to provide evidence-based learning to increase knowledge and support of programs offered by the organization. Work in partnership with accounting staff and program implementation staff to ensure stewardship of grants’ resources through timely and diligent reporting. The Manager may be charged with other responsibilities as needed, including:.
  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures for Data Collection and Admonition-Setup SOP protocol, policies and procedures for data collection and reporting, including the admonition and maintenance of the Apricot database.
  • Analyzing and Reporting-Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to ensure that AAFSC programs achieve program targets and lead to the organization's intended outcomes. Provide clear and useful reports for staff, board, and other stakeholders as needed to improve strategies and programs that comply with strategic plans and respond to client needs.
  • Evaluation Strategy-Develop, implement, and monitor an evaluation plan addressing logic models, strategic and program evaluation questions, data collection methods, analysis, and reporting. In collaboration with program team and senior management, develop the outcomes and indicators that allow accurate, reliable information collection and reporting. Work with program and development staff to analyze outcome data and prepare reports for internal use and external distribution summarizing analyzed results. Disseminate evaluation results to partners as needed. Develop data collection policies and practices and monitor uniform data collection compliance and quality across the program team. Collaborate with external researchers to evaluate AAFSC programs.

Experience and Desired Qualifications:
  • A commitment to the AAFSC’s mission and core values with an unwavering adherence to promoting the well-being of AMEMSA communities.
  • Passion for learning, problem-solving, distilling lessons and turning them into proposals for funding and corrective action as needed.
  • A proven track record of experience with prospect research, evaluation, reporting and proposal writing, and first hand working knowledge with funders.
  • Comfortable working in a cross-functional team—self-starter but can work well in teams.
  • Able to thrive in an environment of innovation--stretching resources, and managing knowledge.
  • Ability to listen and learn from diverse perspectives.
  • Strong writing skills—persuasive in using evidence based practice and learning.
  • Experience working in a fast pace environment, able to clearly communicate concepts, research findings and data interpretations, and to draw the implications of these analyses.
  • Sound thinker with mature judgment; integrity and respect for others; respect for maintaining confidential information. Best person for the position will be someone with high emotional intelligence; and capacity to self-reflect.

Salary: $45,000 - $50,000 per annum; benefits after standard probationary period

Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to President.CEO@AAFSCNY.org . No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

2. Community Organizer

FT/PT: Full-time
Location: AAFSC Brooklyn Office
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director

Job Objective: To organize and grow an informed, active base of community members who are fully engaged in advocacy on issues relevant to the AMEMSA immigrant communities across NYC. AAFSC places a special emphasis on elevating the voices of vulnerable community members, including youth, women, recent immigrants, refugees, low-income residents, and limited-English-proficient residents.

Job Responsibilities:

    Community Organizing and Advocacy

  • Organize, educate, and empower community members around immigrants' rights, racial justice, anti-Muslim bigotry, hate crimes, discriminatory harassment, travel bans, discriminatory executive orders, and other issues affecting AMEMSA immigrants across New York City
  • Coordinate regular member meetings, workshops, and other community-building and educational forums including know your rights trainings, emergency town halls, rapid response leadership meetings, community listening tours, voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote activities etc.
  • Develop leaders in the community: identify new leaders, develop and retain relationships with leaders, engage them in dialog to help guide, ground, and shape AAFSC's efforts
  • Organize and supervise community delegations to key decision-makers and public forums
  • Develop and implement organizing and advocacy strategies/campaigns
  • Media monitoring and legislative tracking on key issues relevant to AMEMSA immigrants and flagging high priority developments that require rapid response
  • Speak and prepare leaders to speak to the media
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships to increase AAFSC's community presence
  • Represent AAFSC and participate in meetings with other coalition groups


  • Outreach and Marketing

  • Plan, coordinate and implement targeted outreach to community residents (i.e. develop outreach materials, supervise phone banks, conduct door-to-door outreach, plan informational sessions on key issues, place targeted ads in ethnic media etc.)
  • Develop and manage opportunities for public presentations, to enhance public awareness of AAFSC's programs, services and organizational initiatives
  • Conduct outreach and tabling in the community and at community events
  • Attend regular community gatherings and meetings, such as Friday prayers at local mosques, community board meetings, PTA meetings, convening's organized by local elected officials etc.
  • Follow up with and engage community members identified through outreach efforts
  • Work on special projects, writing reports and other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree or an equivalent of two years of organizing and training experience is required
  • Community organizing experience, preferably on racial, social and economic justice issues with AMEMSA immigrants
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-racial, multi-lingual settings
  • Comfortable working in a cross-functional team—self-starter but can work well in teams.Arabic language fluency (written and spoken) strongly preferred
  • Experience in and commitment to bottom-up organizing, grassroots leadership, and collective decision-making
  • Self-starter. Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Event planning experience preferred
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

Salary: $35,000 - $40,000 per annum commensurate with experience; Benefits after standard probation period

Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to Ambreen Qureshi, Deputy Executive Director, at Ambreen@AAFSCNY.org . No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

3. Youth Program Coordinator, Brooklyn

FT/PT: Full-time
Location: AAFSC Brooklyn Office
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director

Job Objective: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) Youth Program Coordinator will supervise our afterschool program and summer camp for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian youth. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning and overseeing the entire program, which includes homework help & tutoring, college prep and SAT classes during the academic year, and a 6-week summer camp that runs through July and August. The Program Coordinator will directly supervise 4 part-time program staff as well as multiple volunteers and interns. S/he should have knowledge of after-school programs and the mandates of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH).

Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee a comprehensive youth program that promotes the academic and social development of 100 students in elementary, middle and high school.
  • Tutor elementary, middle and high school students in all academic subjects.
  • Lead culturally competent enrichment activities (e.g. arts & crafts, music, dance).
  • Design and implement qualitative and quantitative measures to evaluate program efficacy and quality.
  • Plan and supervise special events/field trips (e.g., museum visits, college tours).
  • Track student performance and attendance in school.
  • Liaise with parents, teachers and school administrators.
  • Build relationships with universities, businesses and other CBOs to enhance the youth program.
  • Conduct outreach to local schools in order to recruit students and promote our services.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement targeted outreach to community residents (i.e. develop outreach materials, supervise phone banks, conduct door-to-door outreach, plan informational sessions on key issues, place targeted ads in ethnic media etc.)
  • Train, supervise, and provide ongoing support to 4 staff, multiple volunteers and interns.
  • Maintain classroom discipline.
  • Develop relationships with students based on respect and trust.
  • Be a positive role model.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Masters' Degree in Education or other relevant field preferred
  • Previous experience working in a DYCD supported afterschool program preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with immigrant or low-income youth
  • Some program management/supervision experience
  • Proficiency in Arabic preferred
  • Background in education or social work preferred
  • Competency working in multiracial and multicultural environments
  • Familiarity with the NYC public school system preferred

Salary: $40,000/year with benefits

Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to Ambreen Qureshi, Deputy Executive Director, at Ambreen@AAFSCNY.org . No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

4. Events & Communications Internship

Internship Description: The Events & Communications Intern will assist the development team with media-related projects and special events. The internship is part-time (minimum 2 days per week) for a period of at least 3 to 4 months. Please note that this is an unpaid internship; however, we will work with students to obtain credit toward their coursework.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist with all aspects of planning special events, including cultivating sponsors, advertisement, creation of print and online material, etc.
  • Assist with the writing, formatting and distribution of press releases, monthly e-newsletter, blog posts and website items, etc.
  • Assist with ongoing maintenance of AAFSC’s website and social media accounts
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of media lists
  • Assist with organization and creation of systems for keeping track of media clippings, photographs and videos
  • Monitor media coverage of AAFSC; monitor media outlets (newspapers, television, radio) for news and developments regarding immigrant communities (with a special focus on the Arab American community), as well as thematic issues, such as domestic violence, sexual assault or immigration laws
  • Assist in database maintenance/quality control and record-keeping
  • Other tasks as required to assist with the overall strategy of the development team

Qualifications:
  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate degree student
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Word and Excel), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter , etc.)
  • Previous event planning experience preferred
  • Previous experience in a non-profit environment preferred
  • Proficiency with graphics programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, and interest/experience in basic coding are pluses

Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample (2 to 3 pages) via email to ambreen@aafscny.org. Please include the name of the internship in the subject of the email and the cover letter. Be sure to indicate your approximate start date.

No phone inquiries please.


5. Development Internship

Internship Description: The Development Intern will assist the development team with fundraising projects and special events. The internship is part-time (minimum 2 days per week) for a period of at least 3 to 4 months. Please note that this is an unpaid internship; however, we will work with students to obtain credit toward their coursework.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist with all aspects of development and fundraising including researching, organizing and writing grant proposals for foundation, government and corporate funding opportunities
  • Review literature online and off and conduct research into grant funds available from private foundations, governmental agencies, and corporations to determine feasibility of applying for grants and contracts to fund organizational administration and programs
  • Assist with maintenance and updating of AAFSC’s various fundraising and donor databases
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate degree student
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Word and Excel), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter , etc.)
  • Previous development experience preferred
  • Previous experience in a non-profit environment preferred
  • Proficiency with graphics programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, and interest/experience in basic coding are pluses

Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample (2 to 3 pages) via email to ambreen@aafscny.org. Please include the name of the internship in the subject of the email and the cover letter. Be sure to indicate your approximate start date.

No phone inquiries please.


6. Youth Program ESL/Literacy Intern

Internship Description: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is seeking two ESL and Literacy Interns to work 6-8 hours a week at our Youth Program located in Brooklyn. Our youth program is a SONYC program under the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) that primarily serves middle school aged children of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian descent in Downtown Brooklyn. Once to twice a week, our program provides English as a Second Language programming catered to our middle school aged children who have very little to limited English language speaking skills. We are seeking a candidate who is enrolled in college who has a passion for teaching English education, has experience/knowledge working with immigrant communities, and can work independently. An ideal candidate is also interested in lesson plan development, curriculum building, and research.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with Education Specialists to prepare lesson plans and activities twice a week for programming
  • Assist with the creation of a flexible curriculum for the semester that is project-based and culturally competent/relevant
  • Facilitate and instruct ESL and Literacy classes with the supervision of a staff member
  • Research and collect resources for lesson plans and curriculum
  • Attend weekly meetings with Youth Program staff for support
  • Manage classrooms filled with middle school aged students in a after-school setting

Qualifications
  • Enrolled in a college or university
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with immigrant or low-income youth preferred
  • Bilingual Experience; Proficiency in Arabic (Yemeni dialect preferred)
  • Previous experience working in or supporting an afterschool program preferred
  • Competency working in multiracial and multicultural environments
  • Strong passion for community youth education
  • Prior experience teaching ESL education preferred
  • Strong facilitation and leadership skills
  • Independent starter and strong social skills

Full or Part-time: Part-time
Hours per week: 6-8 hours, one day a week between 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Salary: Unpaid
Location: 150 Court Street 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Reports to: Youth Program Coordinator

Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to Colin DeMatteis, Youth Program Coordinator at Colin@aafscny.org No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for this position will be contacted.


7. Youth Program STEM/Media Intern

Internship Description: The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is seeking two Youth Program Interns to help facilitate STEM and Media projects with its middle school students. The STEM and Media youth programs at AAFSC aim to produce students who are critical thinkers and capable of asking meaningful questions about the world around them. The ideal candidate is one who is comfortable tutoring middle school children, has a working knowledge of high school level science/photography, and is willing to work on curriculum and lesson planning.

Accepted applicants who are enrolled in an accredited college or university will be eligible to earn credit for this position. Note: any accepted applicant age 17 or older will be required to undergo a criminal background check and fingerprinting.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist the Education Specialist with classroom management.
  • Facilitate the performance of science experiments with students. This includes answering questions, setting up equipment, and cleaning up after the activity is finished.
  • Facilitate and assist with media projects. This includes script writing, photo/video editing, audio syncing, and various other activities.
  • Help students succeed academically while modeling positive behavior.
  • Assist Education Specialists with lesson plans, group activities, and projects.
  • Occasionally lead an activity or lecture.

Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university or currently working towards completion of a High School degree/equivalency and have completed at least 3rd-year level science courses.
  • An interest in education, after-school programming, or working with children.
  • A desire to participate in the curriculum building process.
  • Computer literacy across Mac, Windows, and mobile platforms.

Full or Part-time: Part-time
Hours per week: 3-4 hours, 1 day per week, between 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Salary: Unpaid
Location: 150 Court Street 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Reports to: Youth Program Coordinator

Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to Colin DeMatteis, Youth Program Coordinator, at Colin@aafscny.org. No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for this position will be contacted.




 


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The Arab-American Family Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.  © 2015 All Rights Reserved.



 
AAFSC Brooklyn
150 Court Street, 3rd Flr
Brooklyn, NY 11201
T: 718 - 643 - 8000
F: 718 - 797 - 0410
E: info@aafscny.org
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37-10 30th Street, 2nd Fl.

Queens, NY 11101
T: 718 - 937 - 8000
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