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Chhaya is currently seeking a full-time Communications Manager who will develop, oversee, and implement a multi-tiered strategic communications plan to ensure effective communications is integrated into every aspect of Chhaya’s direct service, organizing, and advocacy work, and expands Chhaya’s reach and profile as a leading voice in both the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean community and broader movements for social justice. As the primary promoter and protector of the organization’s image, the Communications Manager will lead and oversee Chhaya’s media/press relations strategies, digital (social media/mobile/website) strategies, publications, and campaign communication strategies. As a senior role in the organization, the ideal candidate is a seasoned communications strategist with at least five years of experience in communications, who is committed to Chhaya’s mission, is flexible and effective in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
Chhaya staff are currently working remotely and will continue to do so until the COVID-19 pandemic abates. At that time, applicants must be able to work from our Jackson Heights, Queens office.
The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director.
Chhaya is the only South Asian and Indo-Caribbean Community Development Corporation (CDC) in the nation. Our mission is to build community power, housing stability, and economic well-being of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in New York. Since our founding in 2000, Chhaya has helped prevent hundreds of foreclosures; assisted first-time homebuyers in obtaining thousands of dollars in down-payment assistance, led the basement legalization campaign in New York City, provided individuals with key immigration services to better navigate daily life, empowered families with financial management tools and skills, and fostered the civic engagement of thousands of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean New Yorkers. As a leader in New York City’s housing and economic justice sector, Chhaya is poised for significant organizational growth and development. Our main office is in Jackson Heights and we have a second location in Richmond Hill – two neighborhoods with vibrant South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities.
Commensurate with experience.
Please send a cover letter, resume, two references, and three writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Communications Manager – Application”.
Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2020.
Chhaya CDC is an equal opportunity organization that celebrates and embraces diversity. Chhaya does not discriminate on the basis of caste, race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or any other identities covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.
37-43 77th St, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Contact: 718.478.3848; email@example.com
Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Contact: 718.374.3371; firstname.lastname@example.org
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