The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a National Policy Coordinator.
AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP’s mission is to 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. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs is a coalition of over 50 anti-violence organizations that work to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence within and against the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities.
NCAVP is a program of the New York City Anti-Violence Project.
AVP is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to coordinate a multi-year project to strengthen and amplify the LGBTQ anti-violence movement’s voice and ability to influence policy and legislation on a local, state, and national level. With hate violence and efforts to implement anti-LGBTQ laws and policies on the rise, the National Policy Coordinator will work with NCAVP organizational members to proactively respond to threats to LGBTQ safety and justice in key states, and build a national, coordinated response.
National travel required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Policy Campaign Development/ Project Management Responsible for developing and coordinating policy advocacy project for NCAVP member programs which will include:
- Monitoring and tracking proposed legislative and policy efforts at the local, state, and federal level that will impact LGBTQ safety and justice;
- Assessing the needs of coalition members organizations with regard to increasing their capacity to participate in and/or lead advocacy efforts;
- Developing a policy project with a cohort of 5-7 member organizations across the country to increase their capacity to do policy work and participate in campaigns;
- Providing technical assistance and support through trainings, webinars and resource materials to help groups develop policy priorities and carry out campaigns;
- Documenting campaign plans and developments and disseminating information about policies, strategies and outcomes
- Tracking and managing multi-year project budget and goals. Coalition Coordination
- With National Capacity Building Coordinator, coordinate NCAVP meetings and gatherings, including regular committee meetings and NCAVP’s annual in person membership meeting and conference calls;
- Working closely with staff and coalition members to ensure the coalition’s work is operationalized and deliverables are achieved;
- Participating in various national policy coalitions on anti-violence issues and national legislative issues impacting LGBTQ communities
- Communicating federal policy updates to relevant coalition member organizations and supporting their participation in federal policy advocacy.
We are seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are results oriented, have strong project management skills, and who use an anti-oppression framework in their approach. You should have:
- 1-2 years of demonstrated experience developing and leading organizing, policy advocacy, and educational campaigns with multiple stakeholders (National experience preferred).
- Knowledge of federal and state legislative and administrative policy processes and experience with tracking federal and state policy issues- experience working on LGBTQ policy preferred.
- 1-2 years demonstrated experience in developing and providing comprehensive and ongoing remote and in person training and technical assistance and capacity building activities.
- Demonstrated experience with multi-year project development and management.
- Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities using an anti-oppression framework.
- Experience facilitating difficult conversations on issues related to anti-oppression with multiple parties needed.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Salary Range: $52,000 – $60,000. Good benefits and excellent working environment. The New York City Anti-Violence Project is an equal opportunity employer, and we make particular effort to recruit people of color and those who identify as TGNC to apply for open positions.
We will consider a remote candidate for this position, particularly if the candidate is located in the Southern or Midwest region of the US.
- Email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com , (put “National Policy Coordinator” in subject line of email)
- No phone calls please.
- Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of high volume of responses it may not possible to respond to all inquiries.
- Accepting applications on a rolling basis- However, applicants are highly encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will close applications once a candidate is found.
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.