Employment Opportunities

The Network is happy to post job opportunities for its member organizations. Simply send the description of the position and application information to [email protected] and the position will be posted in this space and in our monthly newsletter. We will advertise open positions online for 60 days unless requested to do so longer.


AmeriCorps VISTA
The Network has a great opportunity for recent college graduates and graduate students who are interested in economic justice and strengthening NJ communities. We are hiring through the AmeriCorps VISTA program to support more than 200 member organizations who are addressing homelessness, foreclosures and evictions, childhood Lead poisoning, Tenant Rights, and other critical and emerging issues across the Community Development spectrum. Network VISTAs will provide the support and infrastructure that will build their capacity and allow them to better serve the thousands of clients that count on them for vital services.

If you know of someone looking to gain valuable experience while serving their community, please contact Ashley Jaramillo at [email protected].


Executive Director
Essex Community Land Trust
The Essex Community Land Trust (ECLT) is looking for an executive director to grow the organization; manage the day to day activities; raise funds; develop and execute projects; build partnerships with nonprofit, for-profit, and government organization; promote the CLT concept; and be the face of the organization. This is a place-based position.

Leonard Lieberman Philanthropy Fellowship – Program Associate
The Fund for New Jersey
The Fund for New Jersey, a private grantmaking foundation, works to improve the quality of public policy decision-making on the most significant issues affecting the people of New Jersey and our region. The Lieberman Fellow/Program Associate will learn about all aspects of the work of a private foundation and will work to address many of New Jersey’s most significant policy issues.

Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Inspector
Hudson-Essex-Passaic Soil Conservation District
The Hudson-Essex-Passaic Soil Conservation District (HEPSCD) is a special purpose subdivision of the State of NJ, Dept. of Agriculture; Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources. The District addresses stormwater, soil erosion and sedimentation issues that result from land disturbance activities (primarily construction). The candidate would provide oversight to ensure that construction projects implement the State of NJ's Soil Erosion & Sediment Control standards, including storm water management, air quality compliance, and Best Management Practices.

Advocacy Campaign Manager
New Jersey Future
New Jersey Future’s Advocacy Campaign Manager will provide strategic direction on campaign oriented programs, oversee the creation and management of select advocacy campaigns and staff, and identify strategic programmatic and grant opportunities. There is a strong focus on community-oriented partnership campaigns that bridge local engagement with state policy change. Current issue areas include community health, water, and lead. The advocacy campaign manager is committed to environmental and social justice and skilled at policy advocacy and community organizing. Strong communications, organizational, and teamwork skills are required, in addition to the ability to manage multiple priorities and relationships simultaneously.

Vice President of Development and External Relations
La Casa de Don Pedro
La Casa de Don Pedro seeks a charismatic, strategic, and entrepreneurial Vice President of Development and External Relations, with a demonstrated record of building a development program. The Vice President will serve as the lead strategist and will also serve as a frontline fundraiser with an emphasis on individual giving. They must be an exceptional revenue generator, capable of strategically expanding a nascent development program. The Vice President will serve as an integral member of La
Casa’s Executive Leadership Team. In this capacity, they will work with the Executive Leadership Team to help steer the future direction of La Casa. The Vice President will lead all aspects of fundraising including strategy development, corporations, foundations, individuals (including major donors), event fundraising, government contracts, and communications. 

Project Manager
Saint Joseph's Carpenter Society
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with mission, commitments, goals, and community outreach and participation. Projects will include real estate development, neighborhood revitalization and outreach, and client assistance programs. Spanish/English bilingual, a high priority. Knowledge and interest in community organizing, affordable housing development, healthy housing, place-making, workforce development, and neighborhood stabilization methods, a plus. Job will be supervised by the Director of Neighborhood Development. 

Program Associate
New Jersey Future

The program associate will provide administrative and communications support to several of the organization’s programs and assist with various organizational projects and tasks dedicated to improving communities across the state. This includes assisting the team that serves as the
support staff for the Jersey Water Works collaborative and other healthy water initiatives. 

Housing Justice Program & Policy Manager
Ironbound Community Corporation

The Environmental Justice and Community Development (EJCD) arm of ICC engages in organizing and advocacy at the local, municipal, state and national levels, addressing issues related to environment, climate, goods movement, housing and displacement, green space, infrastructure, community planning and development, community land trusts, urban agriculture and more. The Housing Justice Program and Policy Manager position would ensure that The City of Newark, and its residents, are
moving forward in an equitable manner, where all residents, regardless of income, are able to enjoy the opportunities that new development brings to the city. The best candidate for this position would be able to successfully manage staff, communicate clearly with senior staff, and be willing to work with residents in the East Ward, and the City of Newark as a whole.

Director of Finance
Paterson Habitat for Humanity
Paterson Habitat for Humanity is in search of an individual to join its team as the Director of Finance. The position has responsibility over all aspects of Paterson Habitat’s finance function and will lead a team of three in fulfilling its responsibilities.