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Overview of the Organization:
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, 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 in Queens with vibrant South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities.
Summary of the Position:
Chhaya seeks a driven, forward-thinking, and creative individual to fulfill a key role with operational responsibility for Chhaya’s communications. This individual will also help grow and strengthen the organization’s portfolio of funders and donor prospects. The Communications & Development Associate works closely with the Development Manager and the leadership team to help shape and execute the messaging and branding of Chhaya’s work as well as assist on comprehensive projects that include gift processing, data management, donor communications, and other aspects of development operations. A competitive candidate is an organized and energetic individual with exceptional writing skills, experience in storytelling and social media management, and a passion for Chhaya’s mission.
This position will report to the Development Manager.
As a member of the Chhaya staff, additional responsibilities may be added related to special events, critical initiatives, and other special cases that require full staff participation (some evenings and weekends). Further, as a Chhaya team member, it is every employee’s responsibility to help further the organization’s mission by building a work culture centered around ownership, accountability, fairness, inclusiveness, and fun.
Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, two references, and a brief writing sample to email@example.com with the subject line “ Communications & Development Associate – Application”.
Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2022. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Contact: 718.374.3371; email@example.com
Copyright 2022 by Chhaya Community Development Corporation. All rights reserved. Chhaya CDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.