Economist – Independent Budget Office (IBO)

Position: Economist

Details:

The Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced economist with a keen interest in public policy to join our tax and economics team. The focus of the position is New York City’s real property tax. Candidates with a background in public finance, tax policy analysis, and an understanding of the New York City economy and real estate markets are strongly preferred. Ongoing responsibilities include quantitative research on economics and public finance, forecasting the city’s property tax, and evaluating property tax policy issues. A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, or related fields or a master’s degree with substantive equivalent work experience is preferred. Experience in an applied research organization and writing for a policy-oriented audience a plus.

Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate skills in quantitative research and policy analysis. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment, juggling multiple tasks, and interacting with a variety of stakeholders on relevant city issues. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical.

Salary range: $70,000-$95,000, depending upon experience.

How to Apply:

IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service; others may reside in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam, or Westchester counties. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card (“green card”) or renewable work permit.

To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to econproptax@ibo.nyc.ny.us or fax to 212-442-0350 by March 3. No phone calls please

Graduate Research Internship (paid) – CESR

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Graduate Research Internship (paid) on economic, social and cultural rights in transitions

General Information

CESR is looking for a graduate research intern to work part-time for 3-4 months starting in February or March 2017. Days and hours of work are flexible, although a commitment of 2 days a week would be ideal. CESR’s office is in Manhattan, NY, but arrangements for off-site internships may be considered.

To apply, please send the following items to internship@cesr.org.:

  • your resume
  • a cover letter explaining your interest and specific qualifications
  • a short writing sample (1-2 pages) on any relevant topic (an excerpt from a longer piece is fine)

Please indicate “Transitions Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the end of February. Early applications are strongly encouraged and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Please note that CESR will also be recruiting further paid interns to work on other program areas later this year. In particular, we will be recruiting for full- or part-time summer internships soon. Therefore, if this particular internship does not fit well with your experience and interest, please check back in April or May.

Intern responsibilities



This internship is designed to focus specifically on a new project CESR is developing on economic, social and cultural rights in political transitions. The main tasks will be research, fact-checking, drafting and editing. The intern may also contribute occasionally to other projects, in particular our work on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Qualifications

Required

  • Recently completed, or in pursuit of a graduate degree in law, social science or a related field, especially human rights and/or international development;
  • Strong academic research skills and experience (qualitative research experience essential; quantitative research a bonus);
  • Consistent attention to detail;
  • Capacity to read, write and communicate fluently in English;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Knowledge of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights;
  • Knowledge of the literature on political transitions, in particular some familiarity with/study of the field of transitional justice;
  • Capacity to work independently.

Highly desirable

  • Capacity to read, write and communicate in Spanish;
  • Background knowledge on human rights monitoring methodologies;
  • Familiarity with/study of one or more countries that have undergone or are undergoing significant political transitions in recent decades, in particular knowledge of Peru, Timor-Leste, Nepal, Colombia or Tunisia;
  • Familiarity with resource centers and databases, especially on socio-economic and development data from various international agencies and trusted sources.

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE – UNITED NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSES

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JOB TITLE: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE
JOB DESCRIPTION:
UNITED NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSES (UNH) is the membership organization of 37 NYC settlement houses and community centers that collectively serve over 500,000 New Yorkers annually. UNH promotes and strengthens the neighborhood-based, multi-service approach to improving the lives of New Yorkers in need and the communities in which they live. Rooted in the history and values of the settlement house movement, UNH supports its members through policy development, advocacy and capacity-building activities.
UNH seeks an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join its Policy & Advocacy Department. The Civic Engagement Associate will play a key role in expanding UNH member organization capacity and participation in advocacy activities, including trainings, peer groups, voter registration drives and community mobilization. The Civic Engagement Associate will work closely with the Department’s Co- Directors and Policy Analysts in support of existing UNH initiatives, including campaigns for early childhood education, after-school programs, youth employment, adult literacy, older adults and other community-based services. The Civic Engagement Associate must be prepared to take on additional responsibilities and engage on related issues of importance to UNH members and their communities as they emerge.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Developing collaborative relationships with human services and youth services providers and other sector colleagues;
    • Mobilizing grassroots support to advance recommended policy changes or respond to emerging issues;
    • Organizing UNH member settlement house participation in advocacy trainings and activities, as well as facilitating on-going engagement;
    • Educating policy makers on critical human services programs and relevant policies in City and State budgets;
      • Supporting the operations of existing advocacy campaigns led by Policy and Advocacy Department; and
      • Contributing to the overall goals and work of the Policy and Advocacy Department.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in an advocacy/organizing position. Candidate should have experience with, and knowledge of city and/or state government. A minimum of two years’ experience in policy or advocacy is strongly preferred. Knowledge of services for youth and young adults is preferred, but not required. Candidate must have a strong commitment to community- based services, be a self-starter and able to work independently as well as collaboratively, possess strong organizational and communication skills and be detail-oriented.
SALARY INFORMATION
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental and retirement plans.
TO APPLY
Send resume, writing sample and salary expectations to: Civic Engagement Associate Search Committee, United Neighborhood Houses, 70 West 36th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Or email unhjobs@unhny.org. Application deadline: February 28th, 2016.

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Housing Fellowship – NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and NYC Housing Development Corporation

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The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and NYC Housing Development Corporation are seeking applicants for the 2017-2019 HPD-HDC Housing Fellows class.

Please click here for further details on the fellowship, agencies and the selection process.

Complete applications, with all the accompanying documents, must be submitted by 4pm on Friday, February 10th, 2017. If you, or your students, have additional questions, you can email housingfellows@hpd.nyc.gov.

Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) Paid Internships

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) is looking to hire a limited number of part-time, paid interns to assist with our Planning and Preservation and Community Engagement and Education work.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program focusing on city and regional planning, historic preservation, public policy, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation planning, economic development or a related field.

You may apply by clicking here. Please find the internship descriptions below:

 

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Organics Recovery Coordinator – The NYC Compost Project

BACKGROUND:
The NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center seeks an enthusiastic individual with compost and outreach experience for a full-time Organics Recovery Coordinator.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.

The Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) offers free public compost collection and education, electronic waste recycling, stewardship of public open space, and environmental education. Our programs focus on offering opportunities for all New Yorkers to learn about environmental issues facing NYC and to take responsibility for solving those problems.

THE POSITION:

The Organics Recovery Coordinator is employed by the Ecology Center and is managed by the Compost Project Manager. This position is primarily responsible for staffing food scrap drop-off sites in diverse Manhattan
neighborhoods and processing the incoming materials. This person will also help conduct outreach in the target neighborhoods to increase participation in the food scrap drop-off program and work as part of a team to distribute
finished compost to greening organizations and stewardship activities such as street tree care.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Staff and manage public food scrap drop-off sites and act as an overall ambassador of the NYC Compost Project
• Track program growth and key data, including participation, amounts of material collected, processed, and
distributed. Complete all program reports as needed.
• Participate in the processing of the collected organic material at East River Compost Yard. Follow best practices
in urban composting operations to produce high-quality finished material.
• Grow residential participation in the program through outreach activities
• Distribute finished compost to greening initiatives and volunteer organizations
• Perform additional duties as determined by the Ecology Center and by BRS

SKILLS/ABILITIES:
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with the public, alone and in a team, in a variety of settings
• Ability to lift at least 50 pounds and to perform physically strenuous tasks
• Willingness to work outdoors in all seasons and on weekends as needed
• Knowledge of and commitment to composting
• Valid drivers license, experience driving a box truck and front end loader preferred
• Bilingual skills preferred but not required

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred (ideally, in a related field)
• Experience with diverse computer applications (Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, GoogleDocs)
• Minimum one year of related work experience
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to info@lesecologycenter.org by January 20, 2017. No
phone calls please.
For more information about the NYC Compost Project please visit: www.nyc.gov/compostproject