Jobs

Civic Hall Labs is currently seeking accomplished and civic-minded individuals to join our team. We’re looking for dynamic folks who can appreciate the unique challenges and opportunities of designing and developing technology for public good, and who feel passionate about people-first processes and critical evaluation. Ideal candidates are self-starters, able to juggle and respond to competing priorities, and are strong communicators and translators across diverse audiences.

Civic Hall Labs is a member of the community at Civic Hall: the thousand-member community center for civic innovators in New York City. The sunlit workspace in the heart of NYC’s Chelsea District houses the Civic Hall Labs office.

Civic Hall Labs envisions a future where the use of technology by all creates a more democratic, just, and equitable society. True to that principle, Civic Hall Labs is committed to equity and weaving a community that values diverse perspectives and experiences. We actively seek a diverse pool of applicants from or who have worked closely with historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities, people of color, LGBTQ people, first- or second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families. When applying, please include information about your unique background.

Project Coordinator, Pro Bono Tech

Civic Hall Labs currently seeks a dynamic and highly-organized Project Coordinator to work on a full-time, twelve-month contract from May 2017 through May 2018. The Project Coordinator will support the continued development and execution of our Pro Bono Tech Program, Delta.NYC. As a start-up research and development nonprofit in civic technology, our work will provide you with opportunity to network with a cross-sector group of nonprofit, for-profit, and government organizations. The Project Coordinator’s work will result in delivering productive pro bono support for NYC nonprofits that defend civil rights and provide critical services, while creating meaningful experiences for digital professionals who learn about and contribute to public interest organizations.

Location: New York, New York
Experience: 1-3 Years Experience
Type: Full-Time, 12 Months

Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Manager for Pro Bono Tech, the Project Coordinator will support the execution of Labs’ Pro Bono Tech Program, Delta.NYC. The Project Coordinator will support the Program Manager in the full range of the program lifecycle: supporting nonprofit partnerships, building relationships with a wide range of tech professionals, assisting with participant recruitment, coordinating a series of workshops and events, and contributing to various communications needs across the project and organization. The Project Coordinator will help develop and execute a screening process for Delta.NYC participants and administrate participant channels to field questions and support participants. The Project Coordinator will assist with program evaluation, data tracking and reporting. More information about the program can be found at www.civichalllabs.org/probonotech

Responsibilities

Project Coordination

  • Support in the execution of the work plan in partnership with Labs’ team, responsively handling a range of administrative, logistics, and communications tasks across the lifecycle of program execution;
  • Manage logistics of program events, workshops and networking opportunities for participants;
  • Assist in tracking and measuring pilot program outcomes and results;
  • Provide project, event and meeting support or other logistical duties as assigned.

Partnerships / Stakeholder Engagement

  • Work with organizations and technologists in order to monitor, support, study, and troubleshoot program execution;
  • Coordinate, attend and record interviews and meetings with public interest organizations and technologists before, during and after program execution in order to ensure successful communication and effective progress tracking;
  • Manage communications channels with participants, supporting them in finding information, overcoming barriers, and resolving disputes;
  • Create written products on an ongoing basis, including external communications and background memos for generalist audiences.

Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills, commitment to high-quality work, and an eye for detail, able to both take direction and work independently on organizational strategy;
  • Demonstrated success in project coordination;
  • At least one year of experience in a community organizing, events planning, or project coordination role;
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with senior corporate professionals, government officials, and nonprofit executive directors;
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, including nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and digital professionals;
  • Ideal candidate is able to build warm professional relationships with program participants;
  • Ideal candidate has experience working in companies and/or nonprofits that use pro bono;
  • Excellent writing ability, including proofreading and editing skills;
  • Familiarity with volunteering and pro bono programs a plus;
  • Familiarity with New York City tech scene a plus;
  • Sense of humor appreciated.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs[at]civichalllabs.org as soon as possible. Civic Hall Labs is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks applicants from many backgrounds. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We look forward to contacting applicants that are the right fit for this position. Once submitting your application, you will receive a receipt of application email. We will contact you should we move forward with the interview process.

Development Officer

Civic Hall Labs currently seeks a thoughtful development professional to join its dynamic team. The Development Officer will be responsible for supporting the development and execution of our organizational fundraising strategies and partnerships. As a start-up research and development nonprofit in civic technology, our work will provide you with opportunity to network with a wide and unique range of partners outside of traditional philanthropy.

Location: New York, New York
Experience: 2-4 Years of Experience

Position Summary

Civic Hall Labs is seeking a charismatic and highly-organized Development Officer to support our organization in developing and executing our organizational fundraising strategies and partnerships. The Development Office will work very closely with Civic Hall Labs Executive Director to identify, cultivate, and manage foundation and corporate partnerships. Experience in moves management, cultivation strategies, and identifying opportunities at every turn will be critical skills in this position. As a new position in a quickly growing research and development nonprofit, the Development Officer will have the opportunity to support the development of our annual fundraising strategies and tracking systems. The Development Officer will also work with program staff to submit and manage grant proposals and reporting.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively research new relationships for public and private grant funding opportunities Incorporate regular research for ongoing and future funding priorities into weekly and monthly work-plans and regularly report out on research findings;
  • Manage Executive Director and funder touch strategies and calendar all funder meetings;
  • Design and lead the development of annual organizational fundraising strategies and fundraising tracking systems;
  • Work with program staff to manage the creation and writing of compelling proposals for general and project-related grants and ensure timely reporting on achievement of program and project goals;
  • Work with program staff to oversee preparation of budgets, financial reports, and supplementary materials;
  • Maintain relationships with funders (and prospective funders) by providing stewardship of sponsorships and grants, inviting them to relevant events and programming;
  • Assist in coordinating meetings and site visits with funders; assist in providing site visits;
  • Stay current with funding trends in the civic tech community, as well as the broader philanthropic community;
  • Update database and tracking systems with pertinent information, correspondence, and documents and reports related to donors and prospects;

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of experience in nonprofit development, business development, and/or client relationship management;
  • Experience working in a small, startup-stage organizations; ideal candidate has experience also working in government and/or nonprofit;
  • Excellent writing ability, including proofreading and editing skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize workload, manage competing demands, meet deadlines, and set and achieve ambitious goals;
  • Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, including public end-users, government, nonprofits, philanthropy, and corporations;
  • Familiarity with civic technology;
  • Familiarity with New York City tech scene a plus;
  • Familiarity with any CRM required; familiarity with Insightly a plus;
  • Must be impact-oriented and mission-driven;
  • Informed perspective on social justice issues;
  • Outgoing and perceptive personality;
  • Sense of humor appreciated;

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs[at]civichalllabs.org as soon as possible. Civic Hall Labs is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks applicants from many backgrounds. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We look forward to contacting applicants that are the right fit for this position. Once submitting your application, you will receive a receipt of application email. We will contact you should we move forward with the interview process.