New York State Community Action Association
Job Description
Position: Communications and Partnerships Manager

The New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA) is the membership association for Community Action Agencies (CAAs), the state and federal designated antipoverty agencies. NYSCAA’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of the Community Action network to address the causes and conditions of poverty. NYSCAA develops and coordinates statewide activities for its member CAAs including professional development opportunities, education, and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of the CAAs to serve as effective, responsive community resources. Forty-eight CAAs are located across the State. Learn more at

Position overview: The Communications and Partnerships Manager will provide leadership and support on poverty issues and trends, communications, education events, state-wide partnerships, and state association initiatives. Reports to the CEO.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop regular internal and external communications, including press releases, op-eds, and information dissemination pieces
  • Create and disseminate monthly electronic newsletters, Annual Poverty Report, and other NYSCAA publications
  • Maintain and update NYSCAA’s website content
  • Coordinate and manage logistics with NYSCAA’s network-wide webinars
  • Maintain a strong presence on social media
  • Provide research on poverty issues and trends
  • Develop fact sheets, prepare testimony, and write white papers
  • Research legislation and policies related to anti-poverty work
  • Enhance and develop local, regional, and state-wide partnerships
  • Collaborate and assist in coordinating logistics for state and regional conferences, trainings, events
  • Attend and represent NYSCAA at state, regional, and national conferences, meetings, and events
  • Other duties as needed and assigned
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