New York Chapter Director

New York Chapter Director

New York Chapter Director

  • Full Time
  • Senior Level
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Other
Salary Range:

Position Description:  Providing powerful leadership towards growing our membership base, strengthening our campaigns, and bolstering our programs, the New York Director will report directly to ACT’s Executive Director and is an integral part of our leadership team.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Membership Growth:  Expanding ACT’s base-building and leadership development programs to grow an empowered membership base.

  • Campaigns and Programs:  Providing strategic leadership to ACT New York City and State campaigns and programs including language justice, housing, and community jobs. Lead ACT’s local and state advocacy and support our federal advocacy on immigration policy. 

  • Management:  Running the day-to-day work of ACT’s New York chapter and staff of ten. Directly supervise staff including the Lead Organizer, Program Manager, and Membership and Services Manager. Lead hiring, internal communication, and human resources for the New York chapter with the support of the Operations Manager.

  • Public Leadership:  Representing ACT in partnerships, coalitions, policy advocacy and publicly at press conferences and rallies. 

  • Fundraising:  Working with the Executive Director and Development Director, support fundraising for the New York chapter by building relationships with funders and contributing to grant applications and compliance.



We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. Indeed, studies have shown that people of the global majority and female-identifying candidates in particular are likely to “count themselves out” of otherwise well-matched opportunities due to this fact. If much of this job description describes you, please apply for this role.

  • At least seven years of professional experience working in non-profit community organizations or labor unions, ideally with a grassroots membership base. 

  • At least three years’ experience of managing staff, preferably with a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in the workplace.

  • Cultural competency and experience with African immigrant communities.

  • Ability to succeed in a collaborative community organization environment, including accountability to goals, ability to work independently, and prioritize. 

  • Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate, collaborate and connect with people from various backgrounds, identities, experiences, and positions.

  • Ability to clearly communicate vision, goals, strategy, and outcomes, orally and in writing. 

  • Ability to work under time pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Alignment with ACT’s mission and values. 


Additional Qualifications Appreciated but Not Required

  • Fluency in a widely spoken African language and/or French. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. A relevant professional degree, such as a JD or MPA, is also desirable and will be counted towards the minimum professional experience requirement.

  • Fundraising experience in a movement-based context.


Employee Benefits

We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP-IRA). Additional benefits include professional development and a sabbatical/longevity bonus.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position here: New York Chapter Director – African Communities Together – Career Page (

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by November 26th, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ACT is an affirmative action employer and strongly supports the social goals of affirmative action. We therefore make special efforts to recruit individuals from groups that are historically under-represented in professional environments, or that suffer from broader societal discrimination.


African Communities Together

  • 127 W 127TH ST
  • NEW YORK, NY 10027
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