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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.

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.

Pride Intern

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Reports to: Program Specialist in Community Organizing and Public Advocacy

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The New York City Anti-Violence Project is looking for an energetic and committed individual to fill the role of Pride Intern in the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy department. The COPA Pride Intern plays an integral role in the Pride planning process. They help the COPA team coordinate our Pride events calendar, recruit and engage volunteers, and support our community outreach events. Key intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to; providing administrative support for the COPA department, recruiting, outreach, and coordinating Pride events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supporting Program Specialist, Community Organizer, Lead Organizer, and the Senior Manager of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy with:

Volunteer Coordination:

  • Work closely with the department organizers to recruit and engage Pride volunteers
  • Manage volunteer communications including e-newsletter, mass text outreach, phone calls
  • Direct volunteers during outreach events to reach as many people as possible
  • Work with the Program Specialist and Community Organizer to coordinate and support AVP’s participation in Pride Activities

Outreach Activities:

  • Create and assemble materials as assigned
  • Efficiently distribute literature for various outreach projects
  • Maintain and record how much literature is in stock and has been distributed
  • Support the COPA team to lead and conduct outreach across the city on behalf of AVP (Know Your Rights canvassing, bar safety nights, etc.)
  • Ensure the security of outreach volunteers and materials during transportation to, during, and after events

Administrative:

  • Act as the AVP Pride liaison between all AVP staff (including interns and volunteers), partner organizations, and Pride event staff through email, phone and in-person meetings
  • Maintain and create volunteer and event databases using Microsoft programs and Google Drive
  • Organize files and documents
  • Take an active role in meetings as co-facilitator with the Program Specialist
  • Provide support and backup on any additional projects that COPA staff are involved with

 

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression and social justice frameworks.
  • Cultural sensitivity in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities, and commitment to ending violence within those communities.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient skill with Microsoft programs
  • Access to a laptop is not at all necessary, though helpful.
  • Quick to learn and adapt in order to accomplish goals and complete projects
  • Ability to handle confidential information

Preferred Skills:

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Event planning or program coordination experience in a professional, activist, or volunteer capacity
  • Canvassing and training experience in a professional, activist, or volunteer capacity

This is an entry-level stipend position.

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Pilar Maria Dominguez at community@avp.org (put “COPA Pride Intern” in subject line of email) by Wednesday, March 13th, 2019.

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. Interested applicants must be available from the end of May – August 2019.

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.

NCAVP Data Consultant

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Reports to: Policy Advocacy Specialist

This is a contracted position lasting 10 weeks, from April 1st to June 7th, with total compensation of $10,000. Further payment information will be detailed in contract after hiring. This contract is open to remote and local consultants.

The New York City Anti-Violence Project and NCAVP

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 and publishes reports on hate violence and intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. View past reports here: https://avp.org/resources/reports/

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

AVP is seeking a dedicated individual with experience with SPSS and research experience with marginalized communities, especially LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, to complete the data collection and analysis for the 2018 NCAVP hate violence and intimate partner violence reports. The reports aim to track patterns of violence and understand the climate of violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and people. The reports are often used by service providers, advocates, policymakers, the media, and academics.

DELIVERABLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Data Analysis

  • Clean and analyze aggregate and person/incident level data from 8-15 organizations.
  • Identify effective and appropriate analytical methods to identity trends in incident level data.

Technical Assistance

  • Support member programs with pulling information from databases by conducting technical assistance via phone and other methods.
  • Answer member program’s other data related questions as needed.

Additional Reporting Support

  • Write methodology section for report.
  • Develop and present findings, including graphs and charts, to NCAVP staff and involved member programs.
  • Collaborate with NCAVP Staff and NCAVP Committees to ensure key data is present and accurate in report.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated academic and/or professional experience with data collection, cleaning, and analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with SPSS and/or Excel data analysis.
  • Commitment to and experience in engaging in culturally responsive, inclusive, and affirming working with diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities, and commitment to ending violence within and against 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.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to avphiring@avp.org with “Data Consultant” 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 phone 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.

Bilingual Clinician

Department: Client Services
Reports to: Manager of Clinical Programs
Salary Range: Starts at $50,000 (FTE with benefits)

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Clinician provides direct services, including individual and group counseling, advocacy, referrals, and accompaniment, primarily, but not limited to, LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of all forms of violence. They will serve specifically Spanish-speaking immigrants around needs arising from, but not limited to intimate partner violence, sexual violence, hate violence, hook-up/dating violence, HIV-related violence and institutional violence, including police violence. The clinician will support the continued development of AVP’s programming, in accordance with AVP’s strategic plan.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Substantive Areas of work

  • Provide crisis intervention services and conduct intake interviews for in-coming hotline calls and walk-in clients at AVP’s central office and off-site community-based intake sites, including Family Justice Centers.
  • Provide ongoing support specifically to the Spanish speaking immigrant community in NYC and provide specific services and resources for those clients
  • Provide ongoing English and Spanish services, including, but not limited to:
    • individual and/or group counseling;
    • advocacy and accompaniment, supporting clients’ access to support and services, through helping them overcome barriers, including those rooted in institutionalized discrimination, bias, and violence;
    • follow-up contacts;
    • information and referrals.
  • Assist clients in filing for NYS Office of Victims Services compensation
  • Provide hotline coverage and back-up services to volunteer hotline counselors after office hours on a rotating basis with other staff.
  • Support and actively participate in the design, development, planning, implementation, facilitation and evaluation of support groups.
  • Attend designated team meetings, and daily case conference/case assignment meetings.
  • Support and coordinate with the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) Department in conducting outreach, community education, and professional training around intersecting forms of violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities across New York City.
  • Support and coordinate with the Legal Department around providing integrated social and legal services to survivors.

Program-Related

  • Support development of expanded client services programming at AVP, in accordance with AVP’s strategic plan.
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly supervision.
  • Attend and actively participate in monthly Client Services Department staff meetings.
  • Attend and actively participate in monthly full-staff meetings.
  • Attend and actively participate in Anti-Oppression Working Groups.
  • Attend and actively participate in in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate.
  • Assist with and attend AVP signature events.

Administrative

  • Document program activity in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Enter all data accurately and in a timely manner into tracking and data management systems.
  • Maintain confidentiality and other appropriate boundaries and expectations, including abiding by HIPPAA.
  • Maintain professionalism when handling sensitive information and situations.Organizational Relationships
    • Report to the Manager of Clinical Programs.
    • Work closely with staff in the COPA and Legal Departments.
    • Work closely with staff at community based sites.
    • Other
  • Other Duties as Directed by Supervisors Qualifications

 

  • At least 2-3 years of related and demonstrable experience required in providing direct clinical and advocacy services to survivors of intersecting forms of violence, as well as to members of LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. This includes demonstrable experience in crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated commitment required to working to end all forms of violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities.
  • Must be demonstrably bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • MSW required and LMSW a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment required to working from an anti-oppression, harm reduction, and trauma informed approach.

 

    • Knowledge of and/or experience navigating mainstream intimate partner and sexual violence, as well as other victims service systems, including community based organizations and the civil and criminal legal system desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort level required in interacting with diverse stakeholders such as Community Based Organizations, community members, government officials, law enforcement officials and courts.
  • Experience in community organizing, coalition building and coordinating, and/or policy advocacy a plus.

 

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and skill-building required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working within an interdisciplinary team, within an anti-oppression approach required.
  • Experience with data management and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Word, Excel, and Power Point, and other database applications required; Experience using Efforts to Outcomes and analogous systems a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

 

Salary: Starts at $50,000. Competitive benefits package and an excellent and dynamic work environment.

TO APPLY

Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement to avphiring@avp.org with “Clinician” in subject line by December 14, 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.

Revised 11/14/18