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. Chhaya has a main office in Jackson Heights with a second location in Richmond Hill – two neighborhoods with vibrant South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities.
Summary of the Position:
The Policy Director is a new senior-level position that leads the organization’s policy advocacy efforts, including policy formulation, direction, and implementation of advocacy efforts in order for Chhaya to more effectively promote housing and economic justice for South Asian/Indo-Caribbean and immigrant New Yorkers. As the primary lead in advocacy and policy, the Policy Director will work closely with the management, program, and communications teams to ensure the success of the organization’s policy and advocacy goals. Additionally, the Policy Director will lead the management of relationships with electeds, government officials, coalitions, and partner organizations.
This position will report to the Executive Director.
Policy and Advocacy
Relationship Management and Coalition Building
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 member of the senior team, the Policy Director is expected to lead by example and help build a culture of ownership, accountability, fairness, inclusiveness, and fun.
Salary Range: $80,000 – $110,000 (Annual Salary)
Please send a cover letter, resume, two professional references (in PDF format) to email@example.com with the subject line “Policy Director – Application”.
Applications will be accepted until May 15, 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
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