Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Communications Organizer, Brooklyn Movement Center, NYC

Communications Organizer

The Brooklyn Movement Center is seeking a dynamic individual with a combination of technology chops, writing talent, new media vision, and people skills to coordinate communications for a social justice organization based in the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Movement Center (MC) is a new and emerging direct-action, membership-based, community organizing body in Central Brooklyn. The MC builds capacity among the predominately of-color, working class people living in Central Brooklyn to identify policy issues of critical importance to them, build power alongside their neighbors, and bring about social change through collective action and organizing campaigns. 


· Help design and implement a communications strategy that takes full advantage of social media and organizational website to impact policy, social conditions, public discourse and issue campaigns in Central Brooklyn and city-wide; maintain and grow the organization’s website and on-line properties; serve as organization’s web and technology master.

· Coordinate press and external communications for the organization.

· Serve as editor of the organization’s blog; recruit and train community stakeholders and organizational members to serve as citizen journalists who produce quality print and video blogs; cultivate community activists and experts in urban policy to contribute to the Brooklyn Movement Center website, blog and other communication platforms. 

· Engage community stakeholders in a way that will build organizational membership and nurture local leadership.


Three or more years of technology, communications or journalism experience; a self-starter with community organizing and social justice instincts; proven ability to work with people in a collaborative fashion and build leadership skills among people; a demonstrable understanding of social media and web organizing; able to teach technology to a non-technologically savvy audience; experience with Drupal or general experience with coding preferred. Central Brooklynites and people of color highly encouraged to apply.

Please send cover letter and resume to search@brooklynmovementcenter.org.

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