Community Organizer - Land Use

Job Description

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Description: Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services (BACDYS) is a community based organization dedicated to working with people with all kinds of problems and community since 2009.

BACDYS works to build the power of low-income residents in the City Line section of East

New York and the Ozone Park section adjacent to City Line through housing and economic justice organizing campaigns, community education, and direct services counseling.


We are seeking an experienced organizer to work to build power among low-income residents,

promote the preservation and development of affordable housing and community involvement in

decision on making around land-use issues.


Specific responsibilities/duties:

o Organize and support members with developing and implementing campaigns that address

preservation, community benefits, large-scale development projects and land use changes

in East New York and Ozone Park, NY.

o Support and coordinate regular meetings with the Executive Director and Founder

o Provide community with educational resources for community participation in land use

processes, (e.g. EIS, ULURP) and all other needs

o Facilitate leadership development and political education training to members

o Coordinate community education meetings and events (Public School 214)

o Engage in base-building and membership recruitment strategies

o Work on special projects and campaigns as needed

o Coordinate and work in coalition with other community organizations, institutions and

elected officials on community planning campaigns

o Work in team capacity to support and advance overall organizational mission

o Maintain & manage member records in database

o Maintain requisite reporting for funding sources

o Written by-weekly report to the Executive Director and Founder


Qualifications: Three years experience in community organizing with low-income populations

and desire to work with racially and culturally diverse communities. Familiarity with

affordable housing, community development and/or urban planning issues a plus. Willingness to

engage in street and door to door outreach. Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal

skills, good writing and computer skills, and be able to work under deadline pressure in fast paced office setting.

Ability to work evenings and weekends, Equal opportunity



BACDYS will respond ONLY to eligible applicants who have all the qualifications. Please

do not call or email to inquire about your application status

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