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.

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 receiving a receipt of application email. We will contact you should we move forward with the interview process.

Digital Communications Associate

Civic Hall Labs currently seeks a thoughtful communications professional to join its dynamic team. The Digital Communications Associate will be responsible for developing the voice and presence of a new and uniquely collaborative non-profit organization. The Digital Communications Associate will have the opportunity to be creative and dream big in how to use digital content tools and multi-media campaigns to tell the story of Civic Hall Labs projects, concepts and outcomes in compelling and innovative ways.

Location: New York, New York
Experience: 3-5 Years of Experience

Position Summary

Civic Hall Labs is seeking a creative Digital Communications Associate to support our organization in telling our story, executing communication materials across projects that require a cross-sector perspective, and support the process of moving the work of Civic Hall Labs and its partners onto the national stage. The Digital Communications Associate will assist in executing a communications strategy that amplifies the unique role of Civic Hall Labs as a convener of diverse partners in developing technology for public good. Bringing your experience in digital content creation, digital media and marketing, content and online engagement analytics, and multi-media storytelling, the Digital Communications Associate will create content and implement communications and brand strategy across a suite of projects and programs, working with Project Managers to develop communications that convey the values of Civic Hall Labs and partners. The Digital Communications Associate will also be responsible for social media and community outreach materials. The Digital Communications Associate will coordinate with the media through press releases, op-eds, and events.

Responsibilities

Communications

  • Create communications for all organization-level public communications, marketing, and public relations, including Annual Reports and other major publications
  • Help edit and in some cases create blog posts and thought leadership content for a variety of channels that communicates Labs’ work and learnings at the organizational and project levels
  • Support our fundraising communications efforts through the creation of fundraising collateral
  • Develop and manage tailored internal communications for key stakeholders, supporters, and partners
  • Manage all communications-related documents, databases, and contact list

Digital engagement and content generation

  • Develop and manage tailored internal communications for key stakeholders, supporters, and partners
  • Maintain analytics dashboards to reach benchmarks across digital media platforms, and refine digital content based on analytics
  • Generate compelling multimedia stories of the impact of Labs and partners

Project Management

  • Execute digital marketing campaigns to promote external facing programs which frequently includes collaboration with community and technology partners
  • Execute digital marketing campaigns to promote external facing programs which frequently includes collaboration with community and technology partners
  • Work with program staff to document project methodologies and impacts across the organization’s portfolio
  • Working closely with the Director of Organizational Design, execute a proactive and results-oriented organizational media strategy that levels-up to top-tier coverage in key publications to elevate Labs presence and frequent output of learnings in designing and developing technology for the public good
  • Respond to press and media inquiries and coordinate press opportunities with key team members

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in digital communications, content management or marketing
  • Deep experience executing social engagement strategies with twitter, facebook, and google
  • Experience working in a small, startup-stage organizations; ideal candidate also has experience working in government and/or nonprofit
  • Ability to create and manage analytics dashboards, content calendars, communication work plans, and digital marketing campaigns
  • Experience with multimedia storytelling and experimenting with technology to tell stories visually
  • Ability to work with leadership to communicate brand vision and manage a work plan across a diverse portfolio of digital comms projects
  • Informed perspective on social justice issues
  • Ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, including public end-users, government, nonprofits, philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility officers
  • Must be impact-oriented and mission-driven
  • Familiarity with SEO optimization, google adwords, and facebook advertising
  • A knowledge of basic design principles and an ability to apply them; a design background a plus
  • Fluency in Photoshop, a plus
  • Sense of humor appreciated

How to Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing ample / content portfolio 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 receiving a receipt of application email. We will contact you should we move forward with the interview process.

Program Manager, Civic Accelerator

If you want to support people who build technology that matters, this is the job for you.

Civic Hall Labs currently seeks a Program Manager to join as a full-time employee to manage the Civic Accelerator. The Program Manager will be responsible for launching and managing the first class of the Civic Accelerator in the summer of 2017. This will involve spearheading a series of product development workshops, recruiting participants, coordinating with winners and participants, community development, contributing to communications, and supporting instructors and curriculum execution.

Location: New York, New York
Type: Full-time
Experience: 5+ Years of Experience

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Program Manager will execute our Civic Accelerator, which will be an accelerator program for a cohort of civic entrepreneurs and inventors. The Program Manager will facilitate the program’s curriculum, a team of instructors, and support participants as they complete the advising program. The PM will also be involved in working across our community partners, stakeholders, and sponsors.

Responsibilities

Program Execution

  • Execute work plan in partnership with Labs’ team while thinking critically about key questions that support program improvement, scalability, and sustainability;
  • Manage all participant channels to field questions and support applicants, with the objective of building the best candidate pool;
  • Support outreach, marketing and communication process to recruit partners, sponsors, and applicants;
  • Manage logistics of orientation, recruiting, networking opportunities, and social events for participants;
  • Measure pilot program outcomes/results, and determine/recommend enhanced ways of achieving desired results in future iterations.

Event Planning

  • Manage external vendors to ensure all event logistics are satisfied;
  • Manage all material, quotes, and outputs from events that can be repurposed for communications or reporting;
  • Administer run of show and ensure all events and workshops are successful.

Qualifications

  • Experience in community development, events management or administering social innovation challenges, accelerators or incubators highly desired;
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with senior corporate professionals, government officials, nonprofit executive directors, and board members;
  • Experience working in small, startup-stage organizations; ideal candidate also has experience working in government and/or nonprofit;
  • Ability to work with partners, vendors, and advisors to support participants that go through meaningful incubation;
  • Experience in executing on marketing and communications plans, particularly around recruiting and event promotion;
  • Experience in community-building through online channels and in-person events;
  • High level organizational skills, commitment to high-quality work, and an eye for detail;
  • Excellent communication skills necessary;
  • Familiarity with civic technology;
  • Familiarity with New York City tech scene a plus;
  • Familiarity with New York City government agency landscape a plus;
  • Familiarity with government technology sector a plus;
  • Must be impact-oriented and mission-driven;
  • 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 receiving a receipt of application email. We will contact you should we move forward with the interview process.