Are you interested in building power in low-income communities to end the AIDS epidemic, end the drug war, and end mass incarceration to create healthy and just communities? See our below opportunities!

Statewide Organizer:

VOCAL-NY is seeking a talented individual interested in building grassroots political power as part of a dynamic team. he Statewide Organizer will be responsible for building and coordinating VOCAL-NY’s presence outside of NYC, primarily in Westchester, Albany, Rockland, Putnam and Nassau counties. The Statewide Organizer will work to increase individual membership in existing chapters in Westchester and Albany and will be responsible for building new ones in other areas. This position will focus primarily on HIV/AIDS and housing policy in those areas, but will also work in coordination with issue organizers on Hepatitis C and Medical Marijuana. VOCAL utilizes a model of building a membership base by organizing institutions (primarily nonprofit service organizations) and the people they serve. Extensive travel throughout the region is required. VOCAL has offices in both Yonkers and Brooklyn. The Statewide Organizer should expect to assist with communications, coalition building, and other work to win VOCAL campaigns related to ending homelessness, the hepatitis C epidemic, promoting harm reduction strategies to address drug use, ending AIDS and mass incarceration..

The Statewide Organizer will also be expected to support a variety of campaigns related to harm reduction and drug policy reform. Examples of current campaign activities include:

  • Base-building in urban areas outside of NYC;
  • Regular teach-ins at service organizations on a range of issues (primarily housing, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS policy).
  • Coordinating direct action campaigns to win progressive legislation and increase funding for housing for the homeless.
  • Issue identification and campaign planning.

See our posting here for how to apply for the Statewide Organizer position.