If you share a passion for creating opportunities for youth and residents of Red Hook to determine their own bright futures, we’d love to meet you. Learn more below about our open positions.

Executive Director

RHI seeks a dynamic, dedicated individual as its next Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will be an experienced, visionary, and compassionate leader with the ability to advocate successfully and passionately on behalf of RHI and the Red Hook community in the public and private sectors. The ED will bring proven nonprofit management expertise and experience in community-based programs, youth development, advocacy/organizing, and/or other relevant disciplines. The ED must be a hands-on leader, strategic and analytic thinker, and problem solver who responds to challenges effectively with sound judgment, high integrity, and a sense of humor.

The ED must also demonstrate fundraising ability, a highly focused social justice lens, excellent communications and relationship-building skills, a deep belief in the power and potential of engaged communities, and the ability to provide a clear, inspirational vision for RHI’s next chapter. Ideal candidates will bring some connection to or knowledge of Red Hook and/or similarly marginalized communities.

RHI’s Board of Directors has formed a search committee to steward this process, retained Koya Leadership Partners as our search firm, and launched a formal search for our new Executive Director. We welcome your help in identifying candidates. You can learn more about the position here.

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Red Hook Farms Distribution Coordinator

The Distribution Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating our 2 weekly farm stands, 2 weekly CSA distributions, 1 weekly Food Box, and ongoing wholesale distribution. All programs launch in mid-June, with pre-season hours focusing on doing outreach to sign up members: flyering, attending meetings, email campaigns, etc. Once the season launches, the Distribution Coordinator handles supplemental produce orders, maintains sign-up lists, collects weekly payments, organizes paperwork, facilitates membership emails with the CSA, and communicates with the farm team regarding harvest numbers. They manage all the logistics of each of the distributions, including set-up and break-down (some of which run concurrently). Outreach will continue throughout the season to maintain membership in the Food Box program.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter in a single .pdf to apply@rhicenter.org with “Distribution Coordinator” in the subject line.

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Red Hook Farms Education Assistant

The Education Assistant supports all the farm-based learning opportunities at our two farm sites: the 2.75 acre Columbia Street Farm and the 1.1 acre Wolcott Street Farm. Under the guidance of the Farm Manager, the Education Assistant will co-lead hands-on workshops for school-aged children, maintain the education beds on both farm sites, and support ongoing curriculum development. A small amount of data entry (teacher surveys, follow up emails) will also be required throughout the growing season. The Education Assistant will also support regular farm maintenance at the farm sites, including but not limited to weeding, planting, watering, mulching, and harvesting. Depending on schedule and interest, this position may also support outreach activities, community engagement, produce distributions, and other public events.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter in a single .pdf to apply@rhicenter.org with “Farm Assistant” in the subject line.

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Red Hook Farms Farm Assistant

The Farm Assistant supports all production and maintenance needs of our two farm sites: the 2.75 acre Columbia Street Farm and the 1.1 acre Wolcott Street Farm. Under the guidance of the Columbia Street Farm Manager, the Farm Assistant will perform a variety of tasks included but not limited to seeding, watering, planting, harvesting, processing produce, weeding, composting, mowing, mulching, and pruning. They will also be responsible for greenhouse maintenance as well as chicken care. Off the farms, the Farm Assistant will also support distribution through staffing farms stands and/or farm share distributions. They will regularly work alongside high school-aged youth employees as well as adult volunteers as they engage in a variety of farm tasks. A small amount of data entry (planting logs, harvest tallies) will also be required throughout the growing season.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter in a single .pdf to apply@rhicenter.org with “Farm Assistant” in the subject line.

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Red Hook Farms Farm-Based Learning Coordinator

The FBL Coordinator leads our Farm-Based Learning (FBL) program, which welcomes weekly visits from local schools to learn about plants, food, and urban agriculture. For spring and fall, the Coordinator manages all back-end scheduling with schools as well as planning and prep for the visits. With the support of 2 Education Assistants, the Coordinator will co-lead inquiry-based experiential learning activities for elementary and middle school aged students on both farm sites. They will develop new and update existing curriculum. The Coordinator will be responsible for ongoing outreach to schools, follow up emails, as well as coordinating activities with our two Farm Managers. For Saturdays as well as the summer session, the Coordinator’s time will be dedicated to the teen program: supporting the day-to-day activities as well as working with a subset of the teen farmers to train and support them in co-leading weekly camp group visits. Other tasks include light data entry, social media posts, and special event support. A small amount of time will be devoted to the upkeep of the FBL-dedicated beds on our two farm sites.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter in a single .pdf to apply@rhicenter.org with “FBL Coordinator” in the subject line.

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Director of Finance & Administration

The Director of Finance & Administration oversees RHI’s financial and administrative systems, including the contracting, compliance and billing associated with the organization’s public funding streams. This person partners closely with RHI’s out-of-house accountants to ensure information is readily available for the Executive Director and Board to analyze the organization’s financial health and long term sustainability. This position offers the opportunity to help steer a widely respected CBO through continued periods of growth and to ensure the center’s day-to-day administration is efficient and effective. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and references to apply@rhicenter.org with “Director of Finance & Administration” in the subject line.

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Middle School Social Worker

The Middle School Social Worker is a part of an interdisciplinary team serving program participants at RHI and will engage young people, enrolled in RHI programming, in social, emotional and mental health services. The Middle School Social Worker supports RHI’s commitment to increase mental health access in Red Hook, and has a pivotal role in shaping counseling service delivery and embedding best practices in an innovative and impactful setting. Responsibilities include mental health screening, individual and family counseling, advocacy, group work, case conferences and case management. Capacity building offerings include: weekly clinical supervision, monthly group supervision, peer support, and monthly case conferencing. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to apply@rhicenter.org with “Middle School Social Worker” in the subject line.

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College Retention Specialist

The College Retention Specialist supports young adults (18 to 24 years old) to achieve their educational goals beginning when they are in high school and are considering whether college is the right fit. Working closely with the Young Adult Program Manager, they develop, manage, and facilitate the College Scholars Program (CS) and provide educational advocacy. This position provides a creative, compassionate, persistent person with the opportunity to be a part of a strong network of critical support that helps Red Hook youth, many of whom are first-generation college students, focus on the path to college graduation. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to apply@rhicenter.org with “College Retention Specialist” in the subject line.

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Complete Census Fund Census Captain

Red Hook Initiative is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the role of Census Captain. Census Captain will be responsible for supervising a team of Census Organizers in educating community members about the significance of the census and the importance of census self-response; identifying and dismantling barriers to census participation; asking and encouraging New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census; and connect them to the tools and resources they need to self-respond.

In partnership with City University of New York (CUNY), Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NYC Census 2020 office and the New York City Council to mobilize New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 Census.

To apply, please fill out our online application and send resume to apply@rhicenter.org with “2020 Census Captain” in the subject line.

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Complete Census Fund Census Organizer

Red Hook Initiative is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the role of Census Organizer. Census Organizers will: educate community members about the significance of the census and the importance of census self-response; identify and dismantle barriers to census participation; ask and encourage New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census; and connect them to the tools and resources they need to self-respond.

In partnership with City University of New York (CUNY), Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NYC Census 2020 office and the New York City Council to mobilize New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 Census.

To apply, please fill out our online application and send resume to apply@rhicenter.org with “2020 Census Organizer” in the subject line.

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Complete Count Fund Census Organizer (Spanish Speaking)

Red Hook Initiative is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the role of Census Organizer. Census Organizers will: educate community members about the significance of the census and the importance of census self-response; identify and dismantle barriers to census participation; ask and encourage New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census; and connect them to the tools and resources they need to self-respond.

In partnership with City University of New York (CUNY), Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NYC Census 2020 office and the New York City Council to mobilize New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 Census.

To apply, please fill out our online application and send resume to apply@rhicenter.org with “2020 Census Organizer (Spanish Speaking)” in the subject line.

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Complete Count Fund Census Organizer (Mandarin Speaking)

Red Hook Initiative is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the role of Census Organizer. Census Organizers will: educate community members about the significance of the census and the importance of census self-response; identify and dismantle barriers to census participation; ask and encourage New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census; and connect them to the tools and resources they need to self-respond.

In partnership with City University of New York (CUNY), Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NYC Census 2020 office and the New York City Council to mobilize New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 Census.

To apply, please fill out our online application and send resume to apply@rhicenter.org with “2020 Census Organizer (Mandarin Speaking)” in the subject line.

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