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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.

Bilingual Program Specialist

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy

Reports to: Senior Manager of Political Education and Leadership Development

 The New York City Anti-Violence Project

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (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 Client Services department provides direct social services that are designed to meet LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors’ unique and individual needs, through a survivor-centered, trauma-informed, empowerment-based, harm reduction approach.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

AVP is looking for an energetic and committed individual to fill the role of Program Specialist in our Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) department. Areas of responsibility include data management and administration, support and coordination for external communications, recruitment and coordination of volunteers and community members, and coordinating AVP’s annual Pride activities. The Program Specialist will collaborate closely with COPA’s local advocacy team and will support AVP’s organizing, base building, and training. The position calls for a person who is bilingual in English and Spanish,

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Data Management & Administration

  • Manage, track, and enter data on COPA’s progress toward goals and grant activities
  • Work with the Organizing Team to maintain, track, and develop outreach materials
  • Analyze and publish the monthly outreach data for COPA
  • Interpret and present data to improve programming
  • Assist COPA with scheduling trainings and meetings, as well as preparing and processing check requests, as needed
  • Manage and maintain volunteer database
  • Other duties as assigned

Communications

  • Work with the Communications department to manage COPA communication needs
  • Create and maintain a communications calendar
  • Manage departmental communication platforms including Facebook, Mailchimp, listservs, other social media, and mass texting database
  • Manage and create content for monthly community newsletter

Outreach

  • Support and collaborate with Organizing Team to coordinate appropriate outreach activities ensure monthly outreach is completed as it relates to agency deliverables, strategic priorities, and current campaigns
  • Represent the organization at Spanish-language outreach events, including through tabling, presentations about AVP’s services, workshops, and canvassing outreach events
  • Coordinate the development of Spanish/English bilingual outreach materials
  • Lead AVP’s participation in Pride Season (April-August), including recruiting and supporting interns, scheduling and coordinating multiple pride events, evaluating and planning for ongoing development of agency participation in Pride

Requirements

  • 2 years of social justice experience in professional, volunteer, or activist capacity
  • Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and to ending violence within those communities
  • Commitment to anti-oppression work, where oppression is understood as a system that gives some people, groups, or communities power over other people, groups, or communities because of their identities and experiences
  • Highly organized with an ability to play close attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task in fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Aptitude and interest in managing data and utilizing it to improve organizing and policy work
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle confidential materials
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

Preferred Skills

  • Experience developing and distributing content for Facebook and Mailchimp
  • Experience with non-profit organizations, LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, and anti-violence issues
  • Ability to engage and effectively train diverse constituencies with varied learning styles, experience, and approaches to the work

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports to the Senior Manager of Political Education and Leadership Development
  • Works closely with staff in Community Organizing and Public Advocacy Department and the Communications department
  • Collaborates with staff across the agency around Pride engagement

This is an entry-level position with a starting salary range of 47,500 – 50,000. Excellent benefits and working environment.

TO APPLY

Submit resume and cover letter to avphiring@avp.org with “Bilingual Program Specialist” in subject line. Candidates will be notified for an interview. We will not be able to respond to all inquiries. No calls, please.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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. This is no minimum education requirement for this position.

Community Outreach Specialist

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy

Reports to: Lead Organizer

About the Position

The New York City Anti-Violence Project is looking for an energetic and committed individual to fill the role of Community Outreach Specialist in our Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) department, with a special focus on outreach to LGBTQ and HIV-affected people in the sex trades. AVP is seeking a candidate who will collaborate with our community organizer and outside partners to develop outreach materials, do outreach, train and support stipended community members, and implement strategies to connect people in the sex trades with trauma-informed services at AVP and at the city’s new services center for people in the sex trades. The position calls for someone who is culturally competent in connecting with and advocating alongside people in the sex trades. AVP’s office hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, but the position requires regularly scheduled evening and weekend hours, with total weekly hours not to exceed 35 hours a week. This is a new position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Outreach

  • Develop and implement outreach plan in collaboration with community members who are currently or formerly involved in the sex trades by choice, circumstance, or coercion, or are profiled as such.
  • Conduct both in person and online outreach activities to connect people in the sex trades with services and peer support that can be accessed without involvement of the police or the courts.
  • Coordinate community outreach canvass days.
  • With Community Organizer, recruit and develop community members to carry out outreach activities on a part time, stipended basis.
  • Ensure that outreach is effectively targeted to connect with marginalized LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities: people who have been directly targeted or profiled for involvement in the sex trades (including arrest and harassment) and people whose daily lives are impacted by fear of policing and state violence, with priority placed on Black and brown trans, GNC, femme people, and folks who are migrants, especially folks out of permanent status.

Program Coordination

  • Track, evaluate, and adjust outreach strategies on an ongoing basis.
  • Collaborate with AVP staff and community partners to develop and advocate for best practices in delivery of services.
  • Collaborate with other COPA team members to develop and evaluate effective training modules for community leaders.
  • Represent AVP in multi-agency, city-wide cohort of service providers working to create better access to trauma-informed, inclusive, and affirming services for people in the sex trades, across the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender identity, and other identities often underserved in current service provision.
  • Work in collaboration with partners to implement projects focusing on promoting the health and well-being of people in the sex trades and connecting people in the sex trades to trauma-informed, inclusive, and affirming health, counseling, legal, and social services.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting sex working, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities, and commitment to ending violence within those communities.
  • Two years of social justice experience in a professional, volunteer, or activist capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability to do street-based outreach, canvassing, and outreach in workplaces.
  • Experience in strategic online outreach and knowledge of online security measures.
  • Commitment to anti-oppression work, where oppression is understood as a system that gives some people, groups, or communities power over other people, groups or communities because of their identities and experiences.
  • Ability to handle confidential materials.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Proficient in English and another language, especially Spanish.
  • Experience in highly collaborative work with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience or interest in public speaking and training facilitation.

This is an entry-level position with a starting salary range of 47,500 – 50,000. Excellent benefits and working environment.

TO APPLY:

Submit resume and cover letter to avphiring@avp.org with “Community Outreach Specialist” in subject line by 11/22/2019. 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. No minimum education requirement. People with experience in the sex trades are encouraged to apply.

Revised 1/06/2020

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.

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