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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Experience with municipal and state level politics, NYC & NYS-specific experience preferred.
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
• Criminalization and criminal legal systems
• Economic justice
Salary: Up to $85,000, with an excellent working environment and generous benefits package.
Submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.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.