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Deputy Director

Job Location

Brooklyn , NY


Type of Job



95k to 105K

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Published Date

Aug 3, 2022

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Job announcement: Deputy Director

Founded in 1966, UPROSE is an intergenerational, BIWOC-led, internationally recognized community organization working at the intersection of racial justice and climate change through community-based planning and research, policy advocacy, popular education, organizing, artistic expression, and youth leadership development.

The Deputy Director will have well-developed management skills to provide the capacity needed for UPROSE to expand its goals and scope of work. The Deputy Director will have the experience and temperament needed to maintain a consistent and structured workplace in the midst of a challenging, dynamic, and often unpredictable political and policy environment. The Deputy Director will report to the Executive Director and will directly supervise a staff team of organizers, policy advocates, scientists, and administrative workers, as well as consultants.

This is a full-time position with a complete and fully employer-funded benefits package. UPROSE is looking for someone who can work in-person full-time Monday-Friday in our Sunset Park, Brooklyn office. Candidates must be able to work in a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends, and occasional travel. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to No calls or walk-ins please.


· Represent and act on behalf of the Executive Director when necessary, and as defined by the Executive Director

· Manage the day-to-day operations of UPROSE

· Supervise all UPROSE staff, unless otherwise directed by the Executive Director

· Coordinate UPROSE staff teamwork, identifying and supporting shared goals and responsibilities, as well joint activities

· Facilitate UPROSE staff meetings

· Manage relationships with a variety of external organizations connected to UPROSE’s work, including partners, coalition leadership, elected officials, sub-contractors, and so on, as directed by the Executive Director

· Prepare and manage UPROSE’s annual work plan

· Ensure compliance with all funding requirements as described in UPROSE’s contracts and grant agreements

· Ensure completion and submission of all deliverables required by UPROSE’s contracts and grant agreements

· Oversee UPROSE administrative functions, including grant management and reporting, contract invoicing, partner and subcontract agreements, bookkeeping, and so on

· Provide support to the Executive Director, as needed

· Any additional task or assignment the Executive Director may require, as needed

Job Requirements:

· Minimum of 10 years of professional management experience

· Minimum of 10 years of working in community

· Master’s level education preferred; bachelor’s level required

· Demonstrated commitment to the basic principle of justice, whether expressed as social, racial, economic, or environmental justice

· Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team setting

· Outstanding personal organization, time management, and attention to detail

· Knowledge of basic computer applications, such as Microsoft Office, Google, and Adobe Suite applications

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Good sense of humor

· Bi-lingual Spanish proficiency preferred

Salary based on experience: Starting $100,000

UPROSE is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates

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