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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.

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 $60,000 salary. 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.