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Idealist – Administrative Assistant

About the Foundation

Brooklyn Community Foundation is the first and only foundation solely dedicated to New York City’s largest borough. It is on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn.

Since its founding in 2009, Brooklyn Community Foundation has provided over $25 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits through its Community Fund and Donor Advised Fund program. The Foundation’s innovative community-led approach stems from Brooklyn Insights, a project that engaged nearly 1,000 residents across Brooklyn whose ideas resulted in three core strategies focused on Youth, Neighborhoods, and the Nonprofit Sector. In 2015, the Foundation won the prestigious Impact Award from the National Committee for Response Philanthropy in honor of this work.

Visit www.BrooklynCommunityFoundation.org for more information.

Position Overview

The Administrative Assistant provides targeted support to the entire Foundation staff including the Program, Operations, Communications and Development teams, while managing daily office functions. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone early in their career to gain insight into all aspects of community philanthropy and foundation operations—particularly at an exciting time in the Foundation’s growth and development.


The Administrative Assistant reports to the Director of Operations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administrative Support: Provide executive assistance to the President; manage Reception and general office duties, coordinate use of Community Space and meeting preparations

Operations Support: Coordinate Board materials and meetings; maintain document filing system; schedule and coordinate staff events; work with technology and IT vendors

Program Support: Be a front-line representative to the public and grant seekers; accept and manage grant applications; maintain constituent data and generate reports; curate and draft monthly e-newsletter for nonprofits; schedule for meetings and trainings in Community Space and manage event registrations

Development Support: Record incoming donations; maintain constituent data and generate reports; manage organization of marketing collateral for external audiences


  • High school diploma or equivalent; B.A. degree preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in an office setting, preferably with experience in hospitality, office management or administrative support
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills required with particular proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with database management in Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Strong ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Keen sense of discretion especially when handling confidential donor and other sensitive information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and desire to interact with a broad cross-section of individuals with a customer service orientation
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player

Additional Information

This is a full-time position located in Brooklyn, NY and may require occasional early morning, evening, and weekend work. Salary range: $28,000 – $34,000. The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package, which includes generous paid time off, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and a relaxed, friendly work environment.

Brooklyn Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Foundation is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and lifting up the leadership of people from communities historically underrepresented in philanthropy. Additionally, the Foundation does not base any hiring decisions on applicants’ history of involvement in the criminal justice system.

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Brooklyn Community Foundation

  • 1000 Dean Street
    Suite 307
    Brooklyn, NY, US 11238

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  • Application deadline:

    September 15, 2016

  • Start date:

    August 15, 2016

NYC Department of Education

The Expansion Development Manager is responsible for the development and effective implementation of policies and procedures related to Pre-K expansion. The Manager will develop processes and systems for effective management of the RFP process and for data collection. The Manager will work closely with the field office managers to align practices and protocols and track data on budgets, seat allocations and personnel and assist with reporting structures from the field to central. Performs related work.


Qualification Requirements:




  1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in a field related to the position and three (3) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience in education administration in one or more education-related areas, at least eighteen (18) months of which must have been in a managerial capacity; or
  2. Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree and four (4) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience, as described in “1”; or
  3. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above including teaching experience towards meeting the general experience in “1” above; however, all candidates must have the eighteen (18) months of managerial experience.




  • MA, MBA or MPA degree.
  • Knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Capable and detail-oriented multitasker who can prioritize and remain professional in demanding situations.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to learn quickly and succeed in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Team player capable of resolving organizational roadblocks.
  • Educational experience.
  • Talent for listening, asking effective questions, and synthesizing information.
  • Internal candidates preferred.


Salary: $80,393+

(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)


Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Applications will be accepted through July 26, 2016 until 3:00 p.m.

Context America – internship


Context is a corporate sustainability consultancy founded in 1997 with offices in London,

Los Angeles and New York. They have helped multinational companies

develop corporate sustainability strategies, engage with stakeholders and communicate

with internal and external audiences.

Their New York office is currently looking for an enthusiastic self-starter with a passion for

writing and sustainability issues. Context’s three to six month internship program is

designed to give successful applicants experience in a professional consultancy

environment advising on sustainability strategy and communications.

As a Context Intern, you will play an active role assisting the New York team.

Key Responsibilities:

 Researching and writing copy for sustainability reports

 Creating and filling in GRI indexes

 Posting on our social media channels

 Writing blog entries and news stories for our website

 Taking notes at meetings

 Benchmarking and sector comparison exercises

 Writing case studies

 Proofreading and formatting

 Writing briefing documents

 Creating PowerPoint presentations

 Providing research for stakeholder engagement events

 Participating in meetings, brainstorming sessions and events.

The ideal candidate will have:

 Completed a bachelor’s degree

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 Strong project management and analytical skills

 Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 Authorization to work legally in the United States

 A genuine interest in sustainability and/or corporate social responsibility and a

desire to pursue a career in this space

 Previous internship and/or full-time work experience in a sustainability/CSR

program or function a plus.

Context interns get involved in all aspects of our work. We want you to get the most out of

your experience, and try to make our internships as varied and rewarding as possible.


“We don’t think anyone should work for free. We expect a lot from our interns and think it’s

fair that they are properly rewarded.”
How to Apply

To apply for the fall internship program that begins in September 2016, please email your

resume and cover letter to internship@contextamerica.com by Friday, August 5, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information


Ashoka U is on the search for a Changemaker Campus Director and Growth and Partnerships Director.

More info at: https://newschool-csm.symplicity.com

IDs#28259,28260 Apply now!
**Both positions are located in Washington, DC.
Here’s some insight on what they are looking for!


PEPFAR Country Coordinator: Now Accepting Applications


The PEPFAR Country Coordinator leads the U.S. government PEPFAR interagency team in the designated country in the conception, formulation, and recommendation of initiatives in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in designated country. A master’s degree or higher in a relevant professional discipline such as Public Policy, Public Health, Business Administration or other related subjects are required.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement on USAJOBS to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. Applicants must submit applications and required documentation electronically under the cover of one email to PEPFAR_LNAinfo@state.gov by the vacancy deadline.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply. They must be at least 21 years of age to be appointed. Applicants must also be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances, as well as be eligible for diplomatic privileges and immunities in the country of assignment.


Vacancy Announcement Deadline to Apply
PEPFAR Country Coordinator – Cambodia July 14, 2016
PEPFAR Country Coordinator – Ghana July 14, 2016
PEPFAR Country Coordinator – Guatemala July 14, 2016

TransitCenter Fellowship for Fall-Winter 2016-17

TransitCenter Fellowship for Fall-Winter 2016-17


Description: TransitCenter, a national foundation committed to improving urban mobility, seeks part-time Program Fellows who are committed to systemic change in the transportation field. Graduate students of diverse experience and backgrounds are welcome to apply for this paid fellowship.

Program Fellows will gain experience at the intersection of research, advocacy, and philanthropy, and contribute to a dynamic and growing organization. TransitCenter’s current portfolio consists of a set of projects that focus on change in transportation. Projects include training for city leaders, online transit planning tools, reports and policy playbooks, conferences, and peer-to-peer networks for transportation practitioners. To carry out the mission, they also manage a grantmaking program that complements the project portfolio.

Eligibility: Any current graduate students or recent graduates interested in transportation, urban planning, and public policy are eligible. Students enrolled in programs related to transportation planning, urban planning, public policy, public administration, urban design, and urban studies are the most likely fit, though they believe students of all backgrounds can make a contribution to our organization.

Required skills: Strong writing and communications skills. Excellent critical thinking, research, and analytical skills. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred. For 2016, they have particular need for transit technical planning experience and GIS skills.

Duties: Program Fellows support full-time staff through research and writing assignments on specific subjects, and a variety of tasks for other projects and activities at the organization.

Time commitment:  At least 15-20 hours per week for 5 to 6 months. Schedule in the office will be mutually determined and depend on the Program Fellow’s school schedule. The Fellowship is for Fall 2016, with the possibility for an extension through Winter 2017, based on performance.

Compensation: Fellows are compensated commensurate with the market.

Location: Office is in lower Manhattan, New York City, and the Fellow’s work is expected to take place largely on site during conventional business hours.

To apply, send a letter explaining your interest, your resume, 3 references, and a writing sample to careers@transitcenter.org by 12:00 Noon (EDT) by July 15, 2016. Please include “Program Fellow Fall-Winter” in the subject line of your email.

TransitCenter is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local law. Employment is on an “at-will” basis meaning both the employer and the employee can terminate the relationship at any time.

West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing

Position title: Project Manager for Real Estate Development


WSFSSH is a non-profit housing development and management company that has been providing affordable

Description: The Project Manager for Real Estate Development (PM) will report to the WSFSSH Director of Real Estate

Qualifications: The successful applicant will be a strategic thinker, with a strong degree of initiative and the capacity to develop

housing to seniors and others in need of supportive services for nearly 40 years. WSFSSH owns, manages, and

provides supportive services in 24 buildings (in Harlem, the Bronx, and the West Side of Manhattan) serving

over 1,800 individuals. WSFSSH specifically seeks to provide quality affordable housing and services to the

elderly, homeless individuals, persons living with HIV/AIDS, individuals with mental illness, and others in need

of supportive services that enable them to live independently within the community.

WSFSSH’s real estate development includes construction and/or substantial rehabilitation of new affordable and

supportive housing units, often in conjunction with development of complementary community facility and/or

commercial space, and acquisition/preservation of existing housing units to ensure their long-term affordability.

WSFSSH development projects are typically financed via a range of local, state and federal capital grants;

equity proceeds from the sale of Historic or Low Income Housing Tax Credits (HTC & LIHC), Brownfield Tax

Credits (BTC), &/or New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC); and debt financing.

The WSFSSH Development Team includes a Director, Senior Project Managers, and a Project Manager. Our

project pipeline includes: new construction of a 60,000 square foot charter school in Washington Heights; new

construction of a 160,000 square foot, 175-unit senior housing project with a senior center and Federally

Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Mott Haven; new construction of a 185,000 square foot project integrating a

transitional homeless shelter with 190 units of permanent supportive and affordable housing in Manhattan

Valley; and new construction of a 156-unit senior housing development with a senior center in the Bronx.

Development and will work in collaboration with WSFSSH Senior Project Managers to facilitate a range of

projects from pre-development through construction and permanent financing conversion.

Lead responsibilities of the PM will include:

1. Coordinating and maintaining WSFSSH master design specifications

2. Preparing project grant applications

3. Soliciting and vetting contractor and consultant proposals

4. Coordinating and requisitioning for project capital and operating funding sources

5. Preparing closing/conversion memos; overseeing transition from construction to management

6. Organizing and managing critical document storage on behalf of the Development Team

7. Managing the WSFSSH Section 202 and SRO at-risk database project(s)

Support responsibilities of the PM will include the following tasks to support activities led by SPMs (indicative):

1. Preparation and updating of project pro-forma

2. Processing and tracking of pre-development expenditures

3. Community and tenant outreach and engagement

4. Communication with and to external parties (i.e. architects, contractors, counsel, banks, etc)

5. Facilitation of land use approvals

6. Identification of commercial tenants

7. Attendance at project pre-development meetings and construction site meetings

and implement critical project milestones. The candidate must be highly organized, with the ability to

effectively juggle multiple priorities and maintain an attention to detail. Strong oral and written communication

and interpersonal skills are requisite. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in affordable and

supportive housing. The candidate must be able to work effectively within a collaborative team approach.

Application: Interested applicants should send 1) a cover letter and 2) a resume by email to HousingDevJobs@wsfssh.org.

Employment will be based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of

race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other

protected characteristic as established by law.

The cover letter should provide the applicant’s salary requirements and indicate

in detail how he/she meets the specific qualifications of the job.

For more information about WSFSSH, please visit www.wsfssh.org.



Next Generation of Government – Training Summit

The Next Generation of Government Training Summit inspires government innovation and provides training and leadership opportunities for public servants. Since 2010, the two-day summit has inspired over 4,000 federal, state and local government employees to be positive change ambassadors.


Tons of PMFs and Pathways students alums go, sessions are mapped to ECQs, and speakers from White House to Harvard to best-selling authors.
Here is two events directly related to the Summit:
1) Free Happy Hour – they are hosting a free NextGen Summer Social Happy Hour on June 23rd at Capitale from 530-830pm – free drinks, foods, and other awesome govies.  RSVP at http://direct.govloop.com/nextgen-happy-hour

2) Early bird deadline – the early bird deadline for NextGen is June 19th – save $100 – here’s the registration link – https://www.nextgengovt.com/events/next-generation-of-government-training-summit.  as well as an approval toolkit to get the training approved (https://www.nextgengovt.com/approval-toolkit)

If anyone has any questions about any of it, send questions to Steve Ressler (founder of GovLoop)- steve@govloop.com


Competition and Programs at Van Alen Institute

Multidisciplinary Competition – Urban SOS: Fair Share
Van Alen Institute and AECOM have just launched Fair Share, a student competition inviting multidisciplinary teams from around the world to apply the tools and principles of the “sharing economy” to tackle pressing urban challenges.
Fair Share challenges teams to identify a problem or need that current infrastructure struggles to serve, in a city of their choosing, and to propose a sharing system with both digital and physical components that addresses this need.
The deadline to pre-register is June 14. The winning team receives a $7,500 cash prize and up to $25,000 of in-kind support to realize their proposal.
2016 Spring Festival
The Spring Festival runs June 11 – 16The theme this year is “Disruption.” You will be exploring how this phenomenon has expanded beyond tech to shape built environments, local communities, and municipal policies. You can find the event page here. If any students would like to volunteer, they can reach out to Anjali Fisher at afisher@vanalen.org (A $15 travel stipend is offered to volunteers).

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