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The Anti-Violence Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, survivors of violence, people with disabilities and individuals of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply. The Anti-Violence Project does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, or citizen, marital, veteran, or HIV status. AVP’s offices are ADA compliant.

Mission: We empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.

Deputy Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy

Reports: Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Deputy Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy supports the Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (Director) in managing all aspects of AVP’s COPA Department, including development of advocacy campaigns, programs, and curricula, coalition leadership and guidance, team management, professional development, and grant reporting. The Deputy Director leads and specializes in AVP’s national work and supports city and state advocacy work. They will work with the Director to strategize around the development of new anti-violence work on the federal, city, and state levels, and collaborate on existing anti-violence campaigns. This is a new position.

National Work:

• Provide leadership and guidance for AVP’s coordination of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) and other national work.
• Lead project to train and support LGBTQ anti-violence service providers in developing and implementing policy advocacy strategies.
• Monitor and provide strategic analysis on national policy issues impacting LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities including Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), as well as other federal policy.
• Lead the process to produce NCAVP’s annual reports on violence in the LGBTQ community.
• Represent AVP at national convenings, e.g. Creating Change and the NCAVP Annual Roundtable, with other travel as needed.

City & State Work:

• Support Director in strategizing and implementing coalition-based work on campaigns at city and state levels.
• Serve as faculty in AVP’s Training Institute, facilitating trainings, presentations, webinars, and workshops primarily at a local and state, and occasionally national level, representing AVP’s work.

COPA Leadership & Management
• Support Director and collaborate on COPA work planning, department budgeting, staff development, implementation and evaluation of projects; as well as data management and information tracking.
• Directly supervise 1-2 middle managers in COPA, and consultants, as assigned by Director.
• Serve as back-up in the Director’s absence.
• Collaborate with Director to foster and sustain a positive, innovative, results-oriented work environment that promotes best practices. Develop and facilitate professional development practices for COPA team.
• Develop and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED
• Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, including experience doing rapid response or crisis work
• 3-5 years of experience supervising staff and volunteers; commitment to professional development and skill-building of staff.
• 4-5 years of experience organizing and/or managing legislative, policy, or electoral campaigns on social justice issues.
• Experience with federal policy and/or coordination of national campaigns.
• Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression, and the commitment to utilizing an anti-oppression approach to social justice work.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills required, including experience in authoring or co-authoring reports or briefs and doing public speaking.
• Skill in providing training and education to service providers and diverse community members and developing training curricula.

PREFERRED
• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Experience with municipal and state level politics, NYC & NYS-specific experience preferred.

SUBJECT EXPERTISE
The ideal candidate will have proven (conference presentations, workshops, writing) subject-area expertise in one or more of the following, particularly as they intersect with LGBTQ communities:
• Intimate partner violence
• Sexual violence
• Hate violence
• HIV/AIDS
• Criminalization and criminal legal systems
• Economic justice

Salary: Up to $85,000, with an excellent working environment and generous benefits package.

TO APPLY
Submit resume and cover letter to avphiring@avp.org with “Deputy Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy” in subject line by August 30, 2019. There is no minimum education requirement for this position. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. We will not be able to respond to all inquiries. No calls, please.

AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.

Operations & HR Specialist

Department: Finance & Operations

Reports: Director of Finance and Operations

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Operations & HR Specialist is responsible for providing support to the Finance and Operations department, through assisting with general office management, as well as financial- and human resources-related tasks. The position also serves as backup for the Front Desk Associate – responding as needed to crisis hotline calls and walk-in clients, referring them to the appropriate staff members, and occasionally assessing for safety.

This position is great for someone who is detail-oriented but can see the big picture and manage competing priorities; a problem-solver who enjoys creating systems; a people-person who is able to engage effectively with our talented and diverse staff, volunteers, clients, and community members.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

General Office Management

  • Coordinate office maintenance; identify and respond to IT issues
  • Monitor AVP office equipment and utilities operations, e.g. copy machines, printers and fax machines, HVAC system, etc.; and coordinate response for repairs and/or replacement of equipment.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, as needed
  • Manage space usage and monitor cleaning company performance, reporting issues as they arise
  • Maintain off-site storage unit.
  • Provide filing and administrative assistance to the Finance and Operations Department, ensuring compliance with document retention policy
  • Book travel arrangements, as needed.
  • Provide regular back-up support to the Front Desk Assistant

Human Resources

  • Assist Director of Finance and Operations with HR-related tasks including, but not limited to, employee enrollments in benefit programs and necessary preparations for onboarding/offboarding procedures; 403b administration, etc.
  • Maintain all personnel and HR-related documentation to ensure compliance with internal and external regulations
  • Prepare and review timesheets
  • Update and maintain copies of internal policies and procedures

Finance & Other Duties

  • Prepare check requests
  • Track and reconcile petty cash in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Order, disburse, track, and reconcile MetroCards.
  • Participate in organizational and departmental strategic planning
  • Participate in the AVP anti-oppression process by serving on workgroup
  • Assist with and attend AVP signature events, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Operations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and passion for working with LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of violence (this can include volunteer work!)
  • The ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, collaborative, resourceful, and efficient
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines
  • Well-developed sense of personal accountability
  • Computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Office Suite is essential. Knowledge of any accounting software is a plus, but not required
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism when handling sensitive information and situations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, decision-making ability, and attention to detail
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus, but not required

Work Hours: This role requires that one be on-site during office hours to manage day-to-day office operations. The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 10am – 6pm, with a one-hour lunch break. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required for supporting/attending AVP signature events and to attend to operations/facilities issues that cannot occur during office hours.

Salary: This position is non-exempt with an annual salary ranging from $47,000 – $52,000.

Great benefits package and paid-time off.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three references.  Please submit your application as a single PDF to avphiring@avp.org with “Operations & HR Specialist” in subject line by 11:59pm on 07/21/2019.

Candidates will be notified if chosen for an interview.  We will not be able to respond to all inquiries.  No phone calls, please.

AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.

Economic Empowerment Specialist

Department: Client Services
Reports to: Manager of Economic Empowerment and Client Advocacy Programs

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Economic Empowerment Specialist (EES) supports AVP clients in identifying and achieving their goals around economic safety, health, and wellness. This may include (and is not limited to) counseling, advocacy, information and referral focused on financial development, workforce development, and housing. Financial development includes, but is not limited to: financial safety planning, budgeting, public benefits support, credit and debt management, banking, savings, taxes, etc.). Workforce development includes, but is not limited to: job readiness (support with resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, etc.), job retention and career planning (visioning, training and education options, etc.). Housing support includes, but is not limited to: placement, subsidies, supportive housing, retention, eviction prevention, etc. The EES supports and facilitates the integration of financial development activities in Clinical and Advocacy programs, supporting Clinicians and Client Advocacy Specialists in identifying and sharing resources, and ensure that all economic empowerment activities are coordinated, consistently meet best practices standard, and are congruent across the department, to ensure support of economic independence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Substantive Areas of work

• Provide leadership on overall economic empowerment services offered at AVP, including related to workforce development and financial development, through coordination with Counselor/Advocates providing comprehensive case management, counseling, and advocacy to clients
• Support and share resources with CS staff around financial development, workforce development, and housing with their clients.
• Identify areas slated for growth in various employment sectors, through monitoring and reviewing industry forecasts, and the needs of employers, through creating connections with local employers, individually as well as through linkages (e.g. with employment readiness, training, and placement programs across NYC).
• Utilizing the assessment outlined above, match up clients’ needs, abilities, and aspirations to the requirements available jobs in the current marketplace.
• Create employment related programming responsive to needs and opportunities identified above (e.g. job readiness workshops that include resume writing support and mock interviews, career advancement and planning workshops that are both general and specific to advancement in specific industries, etc.).
• Provide workshops, trainings, presentations, webinars, and technical assistance to service providers on how to provide trauma-informed, inclusive, and affirming Economic Empowerment work to LGBTQ and HIV-affected people.

• Create linkages with workforce development and training institutions for industry specific job readiness, training, and placement; with general and industry specific career advancement; as well as building relationships and connections at local HRA Job Centers and Back to Work vendors, to support Counselor/Advocates in their efforts to ensure that survivors who are receiving public benefits are compliant with all Back to Work activities, and that they receive appropriate transitional benefits as the exit public assistance and become self-sufficient through employment.
• Represent AVP at coalitions and taskforces focused on Economic Empowerment across New York City and New York State.
• Provide crisis intervention services and conduct intake interviews for in-coming hotline calls and walk-in clients. Provide hotline coverage and back-up services to volunteer hotline counselors after office hours on a rotating basis with other staff.
• Attend designated team meetings, and daily case conference/case assignment meetings.
• Support and coordinate with the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy Department’s outreach, education, policy, and campaigns around economic justice work for survivors of violence within LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities across New York City.
• Support and coordinate with the Legal Department around providing integrated social and legal services to survivors, particularly around economic justice issues (e.g. consumer law, identity theft, bankruptcy, estate planning, housing, and public benefits)

Program-Related

• Support continued development of expanded economic empowerment programming for survivors of violence at AVP, in accordance with AVP’s strategic plan.
• Attend and actively participate in daily case conference meeting with Client Services staff.
• Attend and actively participate in weekly supervision.
• Attend and actively participate in monthly Client Services Department staff meetings.
• Attend and actively participate in monthly full-staff meetings at AVP’s Manhattan office.
• Attend and actively participate in in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate.
• Assist with and attend AVP signature events.

Administrative

• Document program activity in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Maintain complete case files in digital and hard copy.
• Enter all data accurately and in a timely manner into tracking and data management systems.
• Maintain confidentiality and other appropriate boundaries and expectations.
• Maintain professionalism when handling sensitive information and situations.

Organizational Relationships

• Report to the Manager of Economic Empowerment and Advocacy Programs
• Work closely with staff in the COPA and Legal Departments.

Other Duties as Directed by Supervisors

QUALIFICATIONS:

• At least 2-3 years directly related experience providing economic empowerment services, including proven skills in financial development and workforce development, specifically job development and placement required, and successfully supporting those making the transition from welfare to work, preferably to survivors of violence.
• At least one year of experience providing services to members of LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, required.
• Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, required.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred
• Demonstrated experience and comfort level interacting with diverse stakeholders such as CBOs (e.g. workforce development programs, financial development programs, anti-violence organizations, human services organizations, child welfare organizations, etc.) community members, government officials, law enforcement and courts, required.
• Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism when handling sensitive information and situations.
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development and skill building required.
• Demonstrated commitment to working within an interdisciplinary team, within an anti-oppression approach required.
• Experience with data management and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Access, and other database applications required; Experience using Efforts to Outcomes and analogous systems a plus
• Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

TO APPLY

Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement to avphiring@avp.org with “Economic Empowerment Specialist” in subject line by 6/30/2019. Candidates will be notified for an interview. We will not be able to respond to all inquiries. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. No calls, please.

AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.

Manager of Economic Empowerment and Client Advocacy Programs

Department: Client Services
Reports to: Deputy Director of Client Services

The Manager of Economic Empowerment and Advocacy oversees the Economic Empowerment Program (EEP) and Advocacy Programming for survivors of intersecting forms of violence in the Client Services Department. The Manager ensures quality service provision to AVP clients in sustainable ways. They provide direct support and administrative supervision of staff; program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation; data management and information tracking for internal (quality assurance and program evaluation, internal tracking and analysis, performance management analysis with staff, reports to the Board, etc.) and external reporting (media, grant contract reporting, requests for proposals, NCAVP reports, etc.). The Manager is an integral part of the Client Services Leadership team (CSL), and actively contributes to the development and implementation of departmental strategic goals that support the agency’s strategic plan. The Manager also provides rotating 24-hour back-up coverage for supervision of on-call Client Services Staff and AVP’s crisis hotline volunteers, and represents AVP in related community committees and working groups/task forces.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervisory and Management

  • Supervise the EEP Specialist and Advocacy Specialists, providing functional support.
  • Provide direct and/or task supervision to Client Services interns and assigned volunteers. Collaborates with fellow CS leadership team members to develop, implement and evaluate policy, procedure and protocol for Client Services and other departments, as appropriate.
  • Provide back-up supervision, client-related consultation, and guidance to all Client
    Services interns, volunteers, and staff, in support of the Director of Client Services
    and the Deputy Director of Client Services.
  • Evaluate direct reports in a timely and accurate way that promotes staff professional
    development and organizational functioning, including creating professional
    development plans, and working to support doing social justice work sustainably and
    responsibly.
  • Oversee projects and activities as directed by supervisors, including, but not limited
    to community-based work in off-site locations, collaborative work across
    departments, and special projects.
  • Collaborate with fellow supervisors and the Management Team (MTeam) to develop
    and implement skills building and job development opportunities for staff.
  • Support agency-wide anti-oppression process, including joining and actively
    participating in at least one working group.
  • Ensure that all department documentation and reports are accurately completed,
    meeting all deadlines.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders as
    necessary throughout the City, State, and nationally; attend and present at meetings
    and conferences; raise the visibility of AVP’s trauma-informed, anti-oppression, harm
    reduction model and to amplify the voices of LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities
    around their experiences of bias, discrimination, and violence, as well as resilience
    and strength.

 

Program Development

  • In collaboration with CS Leadership team, support the design, development,
    implementation and sustainable operation of innovative and responsible approaches to
    direct service work responsive to emerging needs of survivors of violence within LGBTQ
    and HIV-affected communities which are informed by AVP’s trauma-informed, antioppressive,
    and harm reduction approach.
  • Conduct formal and informal needs assessments to identify emerging needs of
    survivors of violence within LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, with a specific
    focus on EEP and Advocacy.
  • Develop innovative and responsible service models to address those identified
    needs.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation and reporting of all program related
    activity.
  • Develop program evaluation mechanisms to identify and implement impact
    measurement for Client Services programming.
  • Develop, facilitate, and manage mission-related training, program development and
    research, coordinating with the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
    department.
  • Participate in collaborative and coalition work related to AVP’s mission. Establish
    and maintain appropriate linkage agreements and referral relationships with relevant
    community organizations and other resources, in compliance with agency
    organizations.

 

Direct Services to Clients

  • Hold a caseload of 3-4 clients; provide direct services, case management, advocacy, crisis intervention and counseling to clients.
  • Provide back-up supervisory support to CS Staff and interns as well as the AVP hotline during business hours and on a rotating basis, as well as overnight/weekends in collaboration with CS leadership

 

Training and Education

  • Serve as faculty in AVP’s Training Institute, facilitating trainings, presentations, webinars, and workshops at a local, state, and national level, representing AVP’s work.
  • Work collaboratively across programs to support the development of innovative training curricula for community members and professionals, to increase knowledge of violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, increasing access to culturally responsive, inclusive, and affirming safety, services, and support resources.

 

Program-Related

  • Attend weekly supervision sessions with the Deputy Director of Client Services (receiving supervision) and with all direct reports (providing supervision).
  • Attend and/or facilitate daily case conference meetings.
  • Attend Client Services Department staff meetings and Group Supervision.
  • Attend full-staff meetings.
  • Attend in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate.
  • Assist with and attend AVP signature events.

Administrative

  • Serve as an Administrator on Client Services database applications and other tracking systems.
  • Complete all assigned reports for internal and external use.
  • Maintain complete case files and records of any direct service work completed.
  • Maintain confidentiality and other appropriate boundaries and expectations.
  • Other Duties as Directed by Supervisors

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  •  3-5 years of directly related experience required including: providing direct and task supervision to staff and interns who are providing direct services to clients; providing direct clinical, crisis intervention, and advocacy services to survivors of violence and members of LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities; training service providers and community members; coalition building and coordinating, group design, development, facilitation, and evaluation; project management; and leading a team.
  • Proficiency required in digital case management systems, Microsoft Office, and general knowledge of management information systems and technical support; Specific experience in Social Solutions’ Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) program, and certification as ETO Administrator a plus.
  • Strong project management skills required, including demonstrated success in time/task/workload management around multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to engage and effectively train diverse constituencies with varied learning styles, experience, and approaches to the work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and skill building for staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities.
  • Demonstrated commitment anti-oppression work, where oppression, as a system gives some people, groups, or communities power over other people, groups, or communities because of their identities and experiences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Salary: Starts at $60,000. Competitive benefits package and an excellent and dynamic work environment.

TO APPLY
Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement to avphiring@avp.org with “Manager of EEP and Advocacy” in subject line by 6/21/2019. Candidates will be notified for an interview. We will not be able to respond to all inquiries. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. No calls, please.

AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.

Lead Organizer

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Reports to: Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Lead Organizer will develop and implement community organizing campaigns, implement base building strategies and outreach initiatives, represent AVP in city- and state-wide coalitions, and support in rapid incident response efforts. The Lead Organizer reports to the Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy, and works closely with staff in COPA, Client Services, Legal Services, Communications, and Development to ensure collaboration across departments. The Lead Organizer will guide the Community Organizer and Program Specialist to ensure COPA is on track with all outreach deliverables, on target with city- and state-wide campaigns, actively engaging community members into the work, and represent AVP in coalition spaces.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Campaign Development:

  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy and Community Organizer to:
    • develop, implement, and evaluate city- and state-wide organizing campaigns and legislative advocacy initiatives;
    • develop, implement, and evaluate organizing strategies to respond to incidents of violence;
    • develop, implement, and evaluate AVP’s semi-monthly base building plans to ensure the active engagement of marginalized LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, including transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people, LGBTQ people of color, LGBTQ immigrants, low-income people, and Spanish speakers;
    • build and maintain partnerships with leading LGBTQ organizations and organizers across New York City and New York State.

Outreach Management:

  • Work with the Community Organizer and Program Specialist to:
    • create and maintain systems to increase the efficiency and impact of COPA’s programming;
    • create volunteer leadership structures to further COPA’s organizing campaigns and legislative advocacy initiatives;
    • manage and complete monthly outreach in all 5 boroughs;
    • develop, implement, and evaluate membership retention strategies increase membership and participation of local programming and legislative advocacy initiatives;
  • Develop and facilitate popular education trainings for community members in Spanish and/or English.
  • Collaborate with COPA team members to develop and evaluate effective trainings.

Policy Advocacy & Coalition Engagement:

  • Support the Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy with coordinating the New York State LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Network.
  • Represent AVP as a spokesperson as needed (i.e. media requests, rallies, etc.).
  • Represent AVP on city- and state-wide coalitions.
  • Mobilize AVP community members for partner actions.
  • Work in collaboration with partners to implement joint organizing and advocacy projects.

Other Duties as Directed by Supervisors

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 years community organizing experience including campaign development, base building, leadership development, and coalition coordination in a professional, volunteer, or activist capacity.
  • 2 years of project management or project coordination experience including program design, implementation, and evaluation in a professional, volunteer, or activist capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression and social justice frameworks.
  • Cultural sensitivity in working with diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities, and commitment to ending violence within those communities.
  • Excellent computer skills, database experience, and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Highly organized with an ability to pay close attention to detail.
  •  Ability to handle confidential materials.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience reporting on government and foundation activities.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal legislative processes.
  • Experience with varied organizing and advocacy models.
  • Experience with rapid incident response organizing.

This is a mid-level position with a salary range of $55,000-$60,000. Excellent benefits and working environment.

TO APPLY

Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement, and a short writing sample (1-3 pages) to avphiring@avp.org with “Lead Organizer” in subject line. Candidates will be notified for an interview. We will not be able to respond to all inquiries. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. No calls, please.

AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.