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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.

Paralegal (P/T)

Department: Legal Services Department
Reports to: Director of Legal Services Department

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

AVP is dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The New York City Anti-Violence Project is looking for an energetic and committed individual to fill the role of Part-Time Paralegal for AVP’s Legal Services Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing administrative support to the Legal Services Department, organizing and tracking grant reports, client intake, preparing legal documents, co-facilitating Know Your Rights trainings, organizing pro bono attorney list.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage, track, and enter data on the Legal Services Department’s progress toward its goals and grant activities;
  • Maintain relevant files;
  • Coordinate community trainings on LGBTQ legal matters;
  • Meet with clients and conduct intake;
  • Advocate for clients at various City and State agencies;
  • File court documents;
  • Attend regular departmental and staff meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Paralegal certificate, bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
  • Highly organized with an ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment;
  • Excellent computer skills (proficient with Microsoft Office);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills:
  • Ability to handle confidential materials and information;
  • Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred;
  • Experience with non-profit organizations, LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, and/or anti-violence issues useful.

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports to the Director of the Legal Services Department.

Salary scale is $23,000 – 27,000 DOE. 

To apply

  • Email (strongly preferred) cover letter and resume to: jpimentel@avp.org; or
  • Mail: New York City Anti-Violence Project, 240 West 35th Street, Suite 200, New York, NY 10001, Attention: Jessie Pimentel;
  • 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 statuses.

Manager of Policy and Research

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Reports to: Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Salary Range: Starts at $60,000 (FTE with benefits)

The New York City Anti-Violence Project

The New York City Anti-Violence Project’s (AVP) 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 Community Organizing and Public Advocacy department leads AVP’s organizing, education, policy advocacy, and research work.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Manager of Policy and Research will collaborate with and support the state and local organizing and advocacy team as well the Nation Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) team to provide analysis and leadership on advocacy campaigns in New York as well as with NCAVP members around the country in a state and federal capacity. The Manager of Policy and Research will also oversee and coordinate data, research, and writing for AVP and NCAVP reports. Acts as spokesperson in meetings with policy makers and in coalitions, leads trainings and technical assistance with community members, NCAVP member programs, and other stakeholders. Regular travel required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Policy Advocacy:

  • Research and track city, state, and federal policy opportunities; work with the Executive Director, the Director of COPA and NCAVP to determine policy priorities; and coordinate advocacy efforts to implement policy initiatives on issues related to LGBTQ and HIV-related violence.
  • Participate in meetings and phone calls with coalitions, organizations, and government representatives on federal, state, and city policies and work related to AVP’s and NCAVP’s missions
  • Lead AVP and NCAVP member programs to develop legislative action that promotes the missions by: developing position statements; reviewing and recommending endorsements of policies, and advocating for policies/legislation at state/federal levels.

Data and Research:

  • Conceptualize and ensure the implementation of the overall research and national policy advocacy strategies and plans for AVP and NCAVP and work with other staff to ensure alignment and coordination with local and statewide efforts.
  • Identify areas of need for research on LGBTQ Violence and lead projects to develop and produce reports.
  • Oversee the collection, cleaning, coding, and analysis of data on LGBTQ and HIV-related violence for reports including NCAVP’s annual Hate Violence and Intimate Partner Violence reports.
  • Work with NCAVP and other partners to oversee the writing of research reports including NCAVP’s annual national reports on Hate Violence and Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance to member programs on data collection and research, including intake forms and database management.

Supervisory and Administrative:

  • Supervise, support and evaluate national policy and research staff, when hired, and social work and other interns
  • Oversee COPA department operations in collaboration with the Director of COPA and the Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy.
  • Work with the Director of COPA to produce government and foundation grant reports.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-5 years of social justice experience in a professional, volunteer, or activist capacity.
  • Familiarity with federal legislative and administrative policy processes and knowledge of New York City & State legislative processes.
  • Experience and familiarity with SPSS required.
  • Experience with social science metrics and statistical analysis, research, and report writing required.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of broad range of LGBTQ hate violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Community organizing experience in a legislative or other policy campaign.
  • Experience and knowledge
  • Coalition coordination and remote meeting facilitation skills.
  • Experience with city and state legislative and administrative policy processes outside of New York.
  • Knowledge of the Violence Against Women Act and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.
  • Speaking a language additional to English (especially Spanish) is desirable.
  • MSW with SIFI certification is desirable.

SALARY and BENEFITS: Salary starts at $60,000. Excellent benefits and working environment.

TO APPLY

Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement, and writing sample (article or report preferred) to avphiring@avp.org with “Manager of Policy and Research” 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.

Bilingual Clinician

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

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 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

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.