Join the team!

Take your passion for the East Village to next level! Help us advocate for livability and small, independent businesses. Opportunities are available in Business Outreach and in Community Planning.

The East Village Community Coalition works to recognize, support, and sustain the built and cultural character of the East Village. To apply, send your resume and cover letter by Friday, March 23rd to director.evccnyc@gmail.com.

Community Planning Intern

EVCC seeks an energetic intern to help develop community-driven commercial zoning and to engage residents and elected officials in the process. The incumbent will bring energy and creativity to implementing our business engagement strategy.

Qualifications
Applicant must have a passion for NYC as a city of neighborhoods. Familiarity with the East Village is a plus. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication, proofreading skills, pay close attention to detail, be organized, and be a creative and independent worker. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and experience with social media including Facebook and Twitter among other platforms are essential. Interest in community organizing, community development, urban planning, historic preservation, small business, or marketing preferred.

Requirements

  • Assist the director in developing a plan to implement formula retail zoning in the East Village
  • Assess and analyze existing zoning and existing conditions
  • Research zoning and legal precedents locally and in other US cities
  • Design proposal with all regulatory options and identify priorities
  • Develop presentations for the public, community partners, elected officials, and the Department of City Planning
  • Contribute to the creation of an education program on formula retail zoning

Business Outreach Intern

We seek an energetic intern to assist in the development of a new merchants association in the East Village. Hurricane Sandy exposed a need for local business organizing to respond to ongoing challenges and future events. The incumbent will bring energy and creativity to implementing our business engagement strategy.

Qualifications
Applicant must have a passion for NYC as a city of neighborhoods. Familiarity with the East Village is a plus. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication, proofreading skills, pay close attention to detail, be organized, and be a creative and independent worker. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and experience with social media including Facebook and Twitter among other platforms are essential. Interest in community organizing, community development, urban planning, historic preservation, small business, or marketing preferred.

Requirements

  • Maintain database of East Village businesses
  • Perform outreach to engage local business owners in person and online
  • Aggregate resources for guide for business owners
  • Help facilitate events, as necessary
  • Coordinate the digital components to the annual Get Local! Shopping Guide
  • Track the distribution and use of the Get Local! Shopping Guide