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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.

Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Leadership Academy Consultant

Request for Proposals
New York City Anti-Violence Project Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Leadership Academy Consultant
March – May 2017

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) seeks an experienced consultant to assist with curriculum development, staff coaching and logistical support as we launch our pilot of a Leadership Academy for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) survivors of violence.

About AVP

AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected people are safe, respected and live free from violence.

AVP provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people across New York City each year through our 24-hour bilingual hotline, counseling, support groups, legal representation and individual advocacy. In addition, AVP helps survivors of violence and allies become advocates for safety through participation in community education and outreach, development of organizing campaigns to address LGBTQ and HIV-affected violence. AVP coordinates the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), a coalition of over 50 organizations that works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities. Through the coalition, AVP publishes definitive reports annually on national trends of hate violence and intimate partner violence in LGBTQ communities.

Given the current climate, this is a critical time for AVP to launch a Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Leadership Academy (Academy) as violence is a critical issue in our country, especially for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people. In 2016, NCAVP responded to over 20 homicides nationally of transgender and gender non-conforming people, a majority of whom were trans women of color. The number one issue identified by our TGNC clients and community members is the lack of leadership development opportunities and subsequently, correlates to their challenges obtaining employment, stable housing and accessing educational opportunities. AVP is already a leading expert, and we seek to build upon that expertise, to employ new strategies around violence prevention, and to gain increased visibility and support for our work in advancing the rights and lives of TGNC New Yorkers. Over the last several years we have seen alarming trends of violence specifically impacting TGNC people across the country and in New York City. AVP is responding to this crisis by proactively addressing the root causes of violence through economic empowerment and leadership development, as well as public education and deep cultural change.

About the Project and Consultant Role:

The Academy is a 16 week leadership development program that will run from late April through August, followed by an 8 week internship placement September through October. The 16 week program will loosely consist of an opening and closing retreat, monthly evening trainings and a commitment to serving community organizing initiatives at AVP for the duration of the program.

We want a seasoned leader and facilitator to support this project with curriculum development, program design and logistical support. The consultant will also be supporting a team of transgender and gender non-conforming staff members of color who will be leading this project.

We have an ambitious timeline for this project and need someone who is ready to hit the ground running. The expected duration of the project is approximately eight to twelve weeks beginning in late March 2017, which will cover program and curriculum development, logistical support leading up to the launch of the program and support facilitation at the opening retreat.

The consultant will work primarily with our Lead Organizer and Training Coordinator, to ensure this project is launched. The project will be overseen by AVP’s Director or Community Organizing and Public Advocacy and the Senior Manager of Community Organizing and Advocacy.

How to Apply

Consultants interested in working with AVP on this project should submit a brief proposal (1-2 pages) describing their qualifications, relevant experience, approach to leadership development and curriculum development and a proposed budget by Monday, March 20th, 2017, to Yasmin Safdie (ysafdie@avp.org ). Please indicate “TGNC Leadership Academy Consultant Proposal” in the email subject. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email Shelby Chestnut, Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at 212-714-1184 or schestnut@avp.org. We will review responses and schedule interviews on a rolling basis.

Because of the nature of AVP’s work, proposals should discuss the proposer’s familiarity and/or experience working with people who are LGBTQ, especially transgender and gender non-conforming, people living with HIV, low income people, people of color, survivors of violence as well as the proposer’s experience and familiarity with issues relevant to those populations.

AVP is committed to hiring 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. All are encouraged to apply.

Development Coordinator

Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000 (FTE with benefits)

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a Development Coordinator to join a three-person Development team. The Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Development, and will also work with the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. This position has strong potential for growth.

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

The Development Coordinator is a key member of the Development Department and will assist in all major functions of fundraising: helping craft compelling funding proposals and appeals for foundations, corporations and government funders; conducting prospect research; working with Communications to develop online materials; and helping to envision and implement fundraising/cultivation events. This is an exciting time to join a new team in development, have a voice in developing strategic fundraising plans for the next three years, and contribute to a respected organization that is building upon a significant track record of success.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Writing, Research, Grants Management

• Maintain grants calendar; help manage existing portfolio of foundation grants

• Assist with writing persuasive funding proposals and report for private foundations

• Assist with submitting government grants and reports

• Research and identify prospects (foundation, corporate, government, and individual)

• Help develop fundraising communications and marketing materials (e-blasts, brochure copy, update website, etc.)

Event Management

• Assist Major Gifts Manager and Development Director in developing vision, branding, and strategy for events

• Assist with coordination of multiple annual fundraising/cultivation events

Fundraising Data Management

• Generate reports to assist the Major Gifts Manager and Development Director in identifying prospects and developing fundraising strategies

• Process donations and manage Raiser’s Edge database including entering gifts and acknowledging donors

• Generate lists for year-end and other appeal mailings, annual events, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

• Fluency in Raiser’s Edge (or similar database) and Microsoft Office

• Minimum 3 years fundraising experience strongly preferred

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

• Ability to proactively problem-solve

• Ability to produce high quality work on deadline and keep multiple projects moving

• Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

• Highly responsive to requests from donors, board, and staff

• Open to flexible hours for fundraising events, including some evenings and weekends

• Strong alignment with AVP’s mission to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing, education, counseling and advocacy

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to avphiring@avp.org with “Development Coordinator” in the subject line.

Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of high volume of responses it may not be possible to respond to all inquiries.

Applications received after March 10, 2017 may not be considered.

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.

AVP encourages candidates with a commitment anti-oppression work, and to working to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, to apply.

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