Communications and Partnerships Manager

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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To apply: Visit our job posting on, or send a cover letter and your resume to [email protected].


RPIC Regional Convening

RPIC Region II Regional Convening

The Regional Convening, held on February 15, 2022, brought together representatives from Community Action Agencies in Region II. Participants gathered to learn about Human Capacity & Community Transformation (HCCT) initiatives in Region II. We were excited to come together around these innovative initiatives to connect, learn, collaborate, and identify opportunities for replication and capacity building.

The highlighted initiatives from Region II:

New York

  • Action for a Better Community, Inc.: Bridges to Success
  • Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.: Chautauqua Opportunities for Development, Inc. (CODI)
  • Connecting Communities in Action: Fatherhood Connection Pilot
  • PathStone Corporation: Employment Focused Services

New Jersey

  • United Community Corporation: Newark Hope Villages
  • New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC): Fatherhood Program

Puerto Rico

  • Acción Social de Puerto Rico, Inc. (ASPRI): Traditional and Modern Agriculture Project

The initiatives are also available on the National Community Action Partnership's (NCAP) showcase webpage, as part of NCAP's new platform to shine light on Community Action success stories to inspire others. You can access resources to strengthen services, build community outcomes, and create family and community change in your local area.

Community Action Template

In partnership with DOS and NYSCAA, a workgroup of CAA staff has developed Community Action Plan Templates (also known as workplans and Attachment C) for the network to use as a reference guide when developing Community Action Plans.

 The Community Action Plan Templates are intended to highlight the use of Result Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) concepts, principles, and best practice approaches for reporting benchmarks and outcomes on specific programs.


Click here to download the template!
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