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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.

Program Specialist

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Reports to: Senior Manager of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Salary Range: $47,000 – 50,000.

The New York City Gay and Lesbian 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

The New York City Anti-Violence Project 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 and national advocacy teams and will support AVP’s organizing and training, and will ideally be able to communicate with both English and Spanish speaking community members.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Data Management & Administration

  • Manage, track, and enter data on COPA’s progress toward goals and grant activities
  • Work with the Community Organizer 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, meetings, and check requests as needed
  • Create and manage 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 Community Organizer to ensure monthly outreach is completed as it relates to agency deliverables
  • Collaborate with the Community Organizer to coordinate appropriate outreach activities based on departmental needs
  • Coordinate orientation, outreach, and skill building trainings for volunteers
  • Collaborate with the Community Organizer to manage AVP’s participation in Pride Activities

Requirements

  • 2 years of social justice experience in professional, volunteer, or activist capacity
  • Cultural competency in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and commitment 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
  • Aptitude and interest in managing data and utilizing it to improve organizing and policy work
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle confidential materials

Preferred Skills

  • Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred
  • Experience developing and distributing content for Facebook and Mailchimp Experience with non-profit organizations, LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, and anti-violence issues useful
  • Ability to engage and effectively train diverse constituencies with varied learning styles, experience, and approaches to the work
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task in fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports to the Senior Manager of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
  • Works closely with staff in Community Organizing and Public Advocacy Department

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

To apply

  • Email (strongly preferred) cover letter and resume to: hiring@avp.org or
  • Mail: New York City Anti-Violence Project, 116 Nassau Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10038

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.

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.

Deputy Director of Client Services

Department: Client Services
Reports to: Director of Client Services
Salary:  Starts at $80,000

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 LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

 The Deputy Director of Client Services (DDCS) supports the Director of Client Services (DCS) in managing all aspects of AVP’s Client Services Department, including program development, implementation, contract compliance, and evaluation, using AVP’s trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, harm reduction approach.  The DDCS ensures quality service provision to AVP clients in sustainable ways by providing direct clinical 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 HV report, etc).  The DDCS is an integral part of the Client Services leadership team, and actively contributes to the development and implementation of departmental strategic goals that support the agency’s strategic plan.  The DDCS 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

Administrative:

Supports the DCS in oversight of all clinical and administrative aspects of AVP’s Client Services Department, including:

  • Supporting the development, maintenance, and evaluation of department policies and protocols and internal department structures.
  • Supporting management of city, state, and federal contracts, as well as foundation grants.
  • Ensuring effective functions of the database and related trainings and updates.
  • Ensuring effective collaboration and communication with other AVP departments.
  • Serving as back-up in the DCS’ absence in liaising with Senior Management Team (MTeam) members, including the Executive Director.

Supervisory and Management:

Supports DCS in the supervision of Client Services Department staff in all department functions, including:

  • Directly supervising the Clinical Manager, Manager of Advocacy and EEP, and Manager of Data and Analytics.
  • Providing client-related consultation and guidance to all interns, volunteers, and staff members, as needed.
  • Overseeing projects and activities in Client Services, including, but not limited to community-based work in off-site locations, collaborative work across departments, and special projects.
  • Ensuring that all case record and other documentation is completed in a timely, accurate, responsible, and comprehensive manner.
  • Providing 24-hour hotline back up coverage for supervision of on-call Client Services Staff and AVP’s crisis hotline volunteers.
  • Ensuring that the CS department is fully staffed.
  • Ensuring documentation and reporting on all program and client related activity is completed in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • Evaluating 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.
    • Collaborating with staff at all levels, including MTeam, to develop and implement skills building and job development opportunities for staff.
  • Facilitating ongoing professional development for all CS staff.
    • Evaluating program efficiency, outcomes and impact.
    • Maintaining constructive and respectful relationships with all staff, partners and stakeholders.
    • Fostering and sustaining a positive, innovative, results-oriented work environment that promotes best practices in providing trauma-informed services, anti-oppressive, harm reduction services.
    • Supporting agency-wide anti-oppression process and abide by agency’s Communications Agreements
    • Taking advantage of training and technical assistance opportunities in internal to external settings, as appropriate and indicated.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. as necessary, throughout the City, State, and nationally, to attend and present at meetings and conferences, to 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 and Support:

Works closely with the DCS to support the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative and responsible approaches to direct service work responsive to emerging needs of survivors of violence within LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, and works to sustain effective programming, including AVP’s Hotline, counseling, advocacy, support groups, economic empowerment work, information, and referrals, using AVP’s trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, harm reduction approach.   In this capacity, the DDCS will:

  • Conduct formal and informal needs assessments to identify emerging needs of survivors of violence within LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities
  • Develop innovative and responsible service models to address those identified needs
  • Identify ways Client Services can better tell the story of our work through data collection, analysis, reporting, and working collaboratively with those we serve and support
  • Develop program evaluation mechanisms to identify and implement impact measurement for Client Services programming
  • Develop, facilitate, and manage mission-related training 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

  • Provide back-up case management, advocacy, crisis intervention, and counseling to clients in support of the Counselor/Advocates and Social Work Interns
  • Provide back-up of AVP hotline during business hours
  • Provide direct services to clients as assigned Director of Client Services.
  • Carry a small caseload of individual clients, and/or facilitate groups.

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 Director of Client Services (receiving supervision) and with all direct reports (providing supervision.)
  • Attend and/or facilitate daily case conference meetings
  • Attend monthly Client Services Department staff meetings and Group Supervision
  • Coordinate with all other departments on behalf of CS
  • Oversee collaborative program work with COPA and Legal Program
  • Attend full-staff meetings.
  • Assist with and attend AVP signature events.

Undertake related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-5 years of directly related experience required including: 1) providing direct supervision to staff and volunteers who are providing direct services to clients; 2) providing direct clinical and advocacy services to survivors of violence and to members of LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities; 3) coalition building and coordinating; 4) working in fast-paced environment, providing crisis intervention services; and 5) leading a team required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities required.
  • Demonstrated skill in providing training and education to service providers
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and skill building for staff required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression, and the commitment to utilizing an anti-oppression approach to social justice work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in providing services to clients in a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, harm reduction approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Economic Empowerment and economic justice work as it relates to LGBTQ and HIV+ survivors of violence
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • LCSW and SIFI-certified within 1 year of employment required.

Salary:  Starts at $80,000, with an excellent working environment and generous benefits package.

TO APPLY

Submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirement, to avphiring@avp.org with “Deputy Director of Client Services” in subject line by June 1, 2018. 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.

Client Services Manager

Department: Client Services
Reports to: Deputy Director of Client Services
Salary: Starts at $60,000

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 LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Client Services Manager (“the Manager”) oversees clinical service programming and special projects for survivors of intersecting forms of violence in the Client Services Department.  The Manager ensures quality service provision to AVP clients in sustainable ways by providing direct clinical 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

  • Supervises Direct Services staff, providing administrative and clinical support.
  • Provides 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.
    • Evaluates 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.
  • Oversees 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.
  • Coordinates CS responsibilities in rapid response to incidents of violence in communities AVP serves and supports, in collaboration with the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) and Communications staff, specifically reaching out to NYPD and DA’s offices in each borough.
  • Provides 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.
  • 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.
  • Abide by agency’s Communications Agreements.
  • Attend in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate/indicated.
  • Ensure that all department documentation and reports are accurately completed, meeting all deadlines.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, throughout the City, State, and nationally through coalition work, networking, and presenting at conferences.

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, anti-oppressive, and harm reduction approach.

  • Conduct formal and informal needs assessments to identify emerging needs of survivors of violence within LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities.
  • 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 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 Client

  • Provide direct case management, advocacy, crisis intervention, and counseling to clients.
  • Provide back-up services, in support of the CS staff and Interns.
  • Provide back-up of AVP hotline during business hours and on a rotating basis, overnight/weekends as Clinical Back-up.
  • Provide direct services to clients as assigned by supervisors, maintaining a small caseload.

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.

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports to the Deputy Director of Client Services.
  • Works closely with staff in Community Organizing and Public Advocacy Department, Legal Department, and Communications department.
  • Maintains relationships with community-based partners.

Other Duties as Directed by Supervisor

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.
  • LMSW and SIFI-certified within 1 year of employment required. LCSW preferred.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Economic Empowerment and economic justice work as it relates to LGBTQ and HIV+ survivors of violence
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Salary:  Starts at $60,000, with an excellent working environment and generous benefits package.

TO APPLY

Submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirement, to avphiring@avp.org with “Client Services Manager” in subject line by June 1, 2018. 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.

 

Digital Communications Coordinator

Department: Communications
Reports to: Director of Communications
Salary Range: $52,000 – 60,000

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a Full-Time Digital Communications 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 LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Digital Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting AVP’s Director of Communications in the key functions of a nonprofit communications department. The Coordinator works closely with the Director of Communications to develop creative, strategic messaging, branding and design that help make the work of the organization compelling to the audiences we serve. The Director of Communications will work with Digital Communications Coordinator to prioritize project focus, which will include: social media management, website management, press engagement, blog writing, metrics reporting & analysis, and administrative duties. This position is 70% communications, press engagement and 30% digital.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Digital
– Manage AVP’s website updates and changes
– Maintain the agency’s ongoing social media editorial calendar and communications requests across departments
– Track LGBTQ related hate violence headlines in the news
– Collaborate with Director of Communications on Digital Campaigns

Communications
– Write press releases and pitch stories to journalists
– Develop and maintain relationships with editors and journalists
– Write In Memoriam, Action Briefs, and other blog posts
– Manage organization’s email lists in Mail Chimp

Administrative
– Track and analyze departmental metrics
– Prepare departmental reporting information and dashboards
– Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
– Demonstrated commitment to AVP’s mission
– Demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work, where oppression is a system that gives some people, groups, or communities power over other people, groups, or communities because of their identities and experiences.
– The ability to adjust to new situations, remain flexible, and willingness to take the initiative to attempt unfamiliar tasks are all necessary
– 1-2 years of experience with public relations work
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Power Point
– Experience with Social Media platforms such including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
– Experience with websites (WordPress), content management systems, and online fundraising tools
– Ability to write and speak clearly, creatively, as well as strong editing and proofreading skills

Bonus:
– Experience with graphic design or video editing.
– Fluency in Spanish.

Who You Are
– A Driven Professional. You understand the nuance around messaging anti-violence activism and work to maximize output in the communications department.
– A Relationship Builder. You know public relations is about both good messaging and relationships. You know how to network and use your social media platforms to make connections with journalists.
– Results Oriented: You work with a sense of urgency. You are a strategic thinker and have the ability to multitask. You’re organized and able to prioritize your to-do list.

To Apply

  • Email: avphiring@avp.org (put “Digital Communications Coordinator” in subject line of email) by July 1, 2018.
  • 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.

 

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 status.

The range for this position is $52,000 – 60,000. (FTE with benefits), depending on experience in individual and major giving. AVP’s benefits include health and dental; 403b retirement plan; 15 vacation days (20 after one year), 4 personal days, and 12 federal holidays. We offer a friendly work environment and pride ourselves on our anti-oppressive framework that informs both in our work with LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities externally, and internally with our staff. Learn more at avp.org.

Director of Finance and Administration

Department: Finance and Operations
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Range: $95,000 – 110,000

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking an experienced Director of Finance and Operations.

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 LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Director of Finance and Administration provides leadership, oversight and planning for all fiscal and operations functions of the agency. This includes accounting, grants administration and management, budgeting, IT, human resources, policies, benefits and facilities management. This position is a part of the senior management team, reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Contract Manager and Finance and Operations Associate.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide Visionary Leadership to shape the department’s work to ensure that AVP is truly a safe, welcoming place for staff and community members that matches our anti-oppressive, survivor-centered and trauma informed framework

  • Lead strategic visioning for the department and help lead organization-wide visioning.
  • Foster a positive, healthy, sustainable, innovative, results-oriented work environment.
  • Participate in AVP’s Management Team.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure communication and cooperation.
  • Participate in AVP’s staff led Anti-Oppression Process.
  • Participate in fundraising efforts including grant writing, attending fundraising events and develop and maintain relationships with donors and funders.
  • Help ensure that AVP Board of Directors are knowledgeable about the organization’s finances by preparing reports and presentations and staffing board Finance and Audit committees.

Oversee Fiscal Systems and Management

  • Create and maintain Fiscal Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Manage all day-to-day accounting systems using FUND EZ, Raisers Edge and other appropriate software programs.
  • With staff and the Board of Directors, generate the agency’s annual budget.
  • Develop, maintain and review financial reports to be presented regularly to Department Directors, Executive Director and the Board.
  • Manage the production of all annual financial statements, including supervising audit, Form 990 and A-133 process.
  • Administer city, state and federal government contracts and support the administration of corporate and foundation grants through creating and modifying budgets, allocating staff time, monitoring and tracking expenditures applications and reports.

Maintain Facilities and Office Systems to ensure AVP’s physical space honors and supports those most directly impacted by violence.

  • Manage office space, equipment and supplies needed for programs and services.
  • Ensure IT, computer network and security system management to increase technological capacity and
  • Prepare and maintain all records required by law and associated with the program’s 501(c)(3) status.

Manage Human Resources and Employee Benefits

  • Supervise maintenance of personnel records and administer AVP benefits plans and payroll.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of professional development plans and evaluations for all department staff.

Qualifications:

  • Finance and Non-Profit Management background
  • 4 to 5 years of experience with fiscal management, office management, human resources and administration experience.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and city contract processes and fund accounting, particularly FUND EZ and Raisers Edge required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience public speaking required.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating anti-racism, anti-oppression and intersectional values and principles into the daily practice of social justice work.

Salary Range: $95,000 – 110,000. Good benefits packet.

To Apply

  • Email: avphiring@avp.org (put “Director of Finance and Operations” in subject line of email) by April 13, 2018.
  • 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.

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 status.

National Policy Coordinator

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Reports to: Senior Manager of National Research and Policy
Based in: New York City
Salary Range: $52,000 – $60,000 (FTE with benefits)
Intended Start Date: June 1, 2018

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a National Policy Advocacy 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.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

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
  • Helping to support a cohort of member organizations to participate in the project
  • 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

  • Helping 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated experience developing and leading organizing, policy advocacy, and educational campaigns with multiple stakeholders (National experience preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in 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, with project evaluation experience preferred.
  • 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 with multiple parties needed.
  • Knowledge of broad range of LGBTQ hate violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence issues.
  • Knowledge of federal and state legislative and administrative policy processes preferred.
  • 2-3 years policy research and advocacy at either the local state or national level required.
  • 2-3 years coalition coordination or participation experience
  • 2-3 years organizing and leadership development experience required.
  • 2-3 years curriculum development and/or training experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Salary Range: $52,000 – 60,000. Good benefits and excellent working environment.

TO APPLY

  • Email cover letter and resume to: avphiring@avp.org, with “National Policy Advocacy 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.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS FOR CONSIDERATION: May 1, 2018

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.

Community Organizer

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA)
Reports to: Lead Organizer/Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy
Salary Range: $47,500 – $55,000 (FTE with benefits)

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is looking for an experienced organizer who is looking for an opportunity to help move our cutting edge, anti-violence work forward. The position calls for a person who is excited to build the power and infrastructure of our community of survivors and allies to advance campaign and advocacy work that will help address and prevent violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities.

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 LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Guided by the Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy and the Lead Organizer, and in coordination with other staff, the Community Organizer will work to strengthen and build AVP’s organizing base, develop leadership, help shape campaign development, and sustain and build external partnerships. Responsibilities include:

Base Building

  • Use various creative methods to conduct effective outreach to recruit new activists and meet goals to turn out people to key actions and events.
  • Ensure that outreach and recruitment includes marginalized LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, including transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people of color, LGBTQ immigrants, and those with limited English proficiency.
  • Assess potential activists and conduct regular one-on-one meetings.
  • Track and keep record of activist engagement.

Leadership Development

  • Work to develop the skills, capacity and analysis of community members through informal and formal leadership development.
  • Co-coordinate AVP’s Annual Intensive Organizing Institute and other programs. .

Campaign Strategy and Development

  • Develop and implement organizing strategies to respond to local incidents of violence.
  • In collaboration with other staff, develop campaign strategy and innovative tactics, conduct campaign research, create campaign materials, and mobilize for actions.
  • In collaboration with the Lead Organizer, plan and facilitate semi-monthly Community Action Committees (membership meetings).

Build External Partnerships

  • Represent AVP on various coalitions.
  • Mobilize our community members for partner actions.
  • Work in collaboration with partners to implement joint organizing and advocacy projects.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of two years organizing experience including use of varied organizing and advocacy models, campaign development and implementation, base building, leadership development, coalition coordination, and campaign based research.
  • Experience leading and planning popular and political education curricula, and training and meeting facilitation.
  • Ability to communicate, listen and motivate people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent computer skills, database experience, and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression and social justice frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities and commitment to addressing and ending violence.
  • English/Spanish bilingual skills strongly required.
  • Coalition coordination experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal legislative processes preferred.

Competitive Salary, depending on experience. Good benefits packet. Excellent work environment.

TO APPLY

Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement, and short writing sample (1-5 pages) to avphiring@avp.org with “Community Organizer” in subject line by January 15, 2018. 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.

Legal Intern

Title:               Legal Intern, Summer
Department:  Legal Services Program
Reports to:     Director of Legal Services

The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a Legal Intern for Summer 2018.  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.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

AVP has developed a legal program specifically for LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of violence, and is seeking one law student for our Summer Law Intern Program.  The intern will work directly with LGBTQ and HIV-affected community members who are survivors of violence, supporting them with their legal needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct client intake.
  • Provide support in all phases of litigation including drafting petitions, motions, client correspondences and legal memoranda; conducting legal research; and trial preparation.
  • Maintain records in office database and case files.
  • Provide advocacy for clients.
  • Participate in internal and external coalitions and committees as appropriate.
  • Refer clients to AVP’s Client Services and Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) services and programs as appropriate.
  • Participate in LGBTQ Pride activities.

PROGRAM RELATED

  • Attend weekly supervision with supervisor.
  • Attend full-staff meetings.
  • Attend in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate.
  • Assist with and attend AVP signature events.

Other Duties as Directed by Supervisors

The internship is 10 weeks long. Although the internship is not paid, we will work with law school programs that fund or provide credit to law students.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of one semester of law school.
  • Demonstrated interest in public interest law.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities.

TO APPLY:

Send Resume and cover letter by:

  • Email (preferred):  Jessi Pimentel, at jpimentel@avp.org (put “Summer Intern 2018” in subject line of email); or
  • Mail:  New York City Anti-Violence Project, Attn: Jessie Pimentel, 116 Nassau Street, Third Floor New York, NY 10038.
  • 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.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS FOR CONSIDERATION IS: 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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