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Community Outreach Coordinator

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
New York, NY 10024

JOB TITLE: Community Outreach Coordinator


REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of the Citizenship Project


New-York Historical Society, a preeminent educational and research institution, is home to both New York Citys first museum and to one of the nations most distinguished independent research libraries. New-York Historical is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and public programs, and fostering research that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, its holdings cover four centuries of American history, and include one of the worlds greatest collections of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, historical artifacts, and American art documenting the history of the United States as seen through the prism of New York.




The New-York Historical Society is seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator to handle all outreach efforts related to the Citizenship Project, as well as provide administrative and communications support. The Citizenship Project is a special initiative of N-YHS Education designed to help eligible permanent residents pass the civics test portion of the naturalization process through on-site and off-site classes.


The Community Outreach Coordinator will lead all outreach efforts, with a focus on expanding our reach through increased attendance at our online Citizenship Project courses and developing an audience for our new website, which will serve as the online home for the Citizenship Project. The Community Outreach Coordinator will also be a crucial thought-partner and support for the Senior Manager of the Citizenship Project, helping with content creation, participant engagement, educator support, administrative tasks, and other efforts as needed.


This is a hybrid position requiring in-person and remote work. Regular work hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, but evening and weekend work will be required for outreach efforts and special event participation.




Community Outreach

  • Grow our national network of external partners who will help with the ongoing recruitment of participants, including immigration service providers, immigration lawyers, government representatives, education organizations, etc.;

  • Actively recruit program participants and establish relationships with immigrant communities across the country;

  • Represent the Citizenship Project at community events;

  • Manage the Citizenship Project email list and create a monthly newsletter;

  • Collaborate with the New-York Historical Societys Communications Department to explore additional outreach opportunities via the institutions official communication networks.

Project Support

  • Collaborate with the Senior Manager to create new study content in English and Spanish;

  • Communicate with participants, alumni, and other stakeholders in English and Spanish;

  • Prepare and update marketing materials, including flyers and a monthly newsletter;

  • Support the Senior Manager in administrative duties;

  • Additional duties as requested.


  • Candidates must have a Bachelors degree or equivalent;

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred;

  • Knowledge of and experience working with immigrant communities in New York City or other urban areas with a high concentration of immigrants;

  • Experience conducting outreach or participant recruitment on behalf of a non-profit organization. Experience conducting this kind of outreach specifically with immigrants is strongly preferred;

  • Knowledge of the naturalization process, with a specific focus on the naturalization test is strongly preferred;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.



Salary: $45k/annually


New-York Historical Society provides a generous benefits package for eligible employees including (but not limited to):

  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal days, and holidays observed by the Museum;

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance;

  • Short and long-term disability coverage options;

  • 403(b) retirement plan with eligibility for employer contributions following one year of full-time service;

  • Flexible spending accounts for health-related expenses, dependent care, and parking and transit expenses;

  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees and their families;

  • 20% discount at the NYHistory Store, Parliament Caf and Storico restaurant, located within the Museum;

  • Free admission to various museums and cultural institutions across the city.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


This position will require the employee to lift, bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand for up to 6 hours in a day. Sedentary computer work is also required.


COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: To ensure the overall health and safety of the New-York Historical Society community and in accordance with New York City requirements, all newly hired employees of the New-York Historical Society are required to be fully-vaccinated (inclusive of booster shots) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with all applicable laws.  


The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Posted: 2022-04-29 Expires: 2022-05-29

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