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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.

Staff Attorney

Department: Legal Services Department
Reports to: Director of Legal Services
Salary Range: $60,000 – $75,000 (FTE with benefits)

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a full-time staff attorney who will focus on providing legal services, with an emphasis on immigration matters, to Asian Pacific Islander, Muslim/Middle Eastern and South Asian LGBTQ survivors of violence.

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 addressing the legal needs of LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of intimate partner, sexual violence, hate violence and institutional violence. AVP is hiring an attorney to provide legal advocacy and representation to LGBTQ and HIV-affected community members who are survivors of primarily hate violence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Legal Services and Advocacy

  • Conduct client intake.
  • Provide advice and referrals, and representation.
  • Provide Know Your Rights trainings to community members.
  • Maintain records in office database.
  • Reach out to, build relationships with and work in coalition with service and advocacy groups.
  • 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.
  • Work with COPA staff and organizational partners to identify ways to address the needs of LGBTQ immigrant survivors of violence through education, advocacy and organizing.


Program-Related

  • Attend weekly supervision with the Director of Legal Services.
  • Attend departmental and full-staff meetings.
  • Attend in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate.
  • Assist with and attend AVP signature events.
  • Participate in AVP committees and workgroups, as needed.


Administrative

  • Document program activity in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Maintain complete and organized case files.
  • Enter all data accurately and in a timely manner into the Legal Department database.
  • Adhere to all grant reporting requirements.
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism when handling sensitive information and situations.

Other Duties as Directed by Supervisors

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Juris Doctor and admission to practice in New York State.
    • Demonstrated interest in public interest law.
    • Experience with immigration 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.
  • Bilingual preferred.

Salary DOE and within grant budget parameters. Excellent benefits and working environment.

TO APPLY

Send Resume, cover letter and a writing sample by:

  • Email (preferred): Jessie Pimentel at jpimentel@avp.org (put “Staff Attorney” in subject line of email); or
  • Mail: New York City Anti-Violence Project, Attn: Jessie Pimentel, 116 Nassau Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10038 or by fax to: 212.714.2627.

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: candidates 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.

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 December 8, 2017. 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.

Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA)
Reports to: Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Salary Range: $65,000 – $80,000 (FTE with benefits)

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking an experienced and creative organizer, strategist and leader to be its Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy, to lead and grow AVP’s local organizing, education and policy advocacy work.

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 Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy is part of the leadership of the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy Department and spearheads the work to develop, implement, oversee, document and evaluate all local and statewide organizing and advocacy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversee Programs and Campaigns with clear and measurable impact to change policies, practices and attitudes, and establish replicable models for anti-violence work.

  • Develop and ensure the implementation of innovative local and statewide organizing, educational and public advocacy programs and campaigns.
  • Oversee the development and coordination AVP’s leadership development programs.
  • Develop and maintain mechanisms for program reporting, documentation, evaluation and dissemination of replicable program designs and models.
  • Develop and implement strategies to respond to local incidents of violence.
  • Coordinate the New York State LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Network, including co-development and co-coordination of regional training summits.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners and policy makers.
  • Oversee the development of brochures, toolkits, flyers and other written materials.

Provide Visionary Leadership to shape the department’s work.

  • Help ensure strategic visioning for the department.
  • Shape and adapt AVP’s organizing philosophy and strategies to match community needs and current social and political climate.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for AVP in a range of settings and with diverse audiences.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure communication and cooperation.
  • Participate in AVP’s staff led Anti-Oppression Process..

Manage Staff Team to inspire creativity and excellence and support professional development.

    • Build a cohesive organizing team (currently 3 positions).
    • Hire, supervise, support, coach and evaluate Lead Organizer and Program Associate and ensure the hiring, supervision, coaching and support of Organizer and Interns.

Oversee Administrative Systems to ensure smooth and consistent operation of department:

      • Help oversee department operations in collaboration with the Director of COPA and the Senior Manager of National Policy and Research.
      • Help oversee the management of grant contracts and funder relationships
      • Oversee the preparation and management of budgets and reports for the department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

      • Minimum three years of experience developing and leading organizing, policy advocacy and/or educational campaigns and coordinating coalitions on a local and/or national level including supervising organizing staff.
      • Minimum five years of varied organizing experience.
      • Expertise in curricula development and training and meeting facilitation required.
      • Experience working with LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and other marginalized communities and commitment to working to end violence required.
      • Ability to work collectively and independently, a sense of humor and commitment to a healthy work-life balance required.
      • Excellent oral and written communication 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 required.
      • Experience working closely with survivors of trauma, and commitment to creating and sustaining a trauma-informed environment preferred.
      • Ability to build relationships, work well in diverse settings and with a myriad of constituencies and communities needed.
      • Excellent time management and organizational skills needed.
      • Knowledge of local, and state legislative processes preferred.
      • Position requires significant night and weekend work and some travel.
      • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Salary DOE. Good benefits packet. Excellent work environment.

TO APPLY

Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement, and writing sample (1-5 pages) to avphiring@avp.org with “Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy” in subject line by December 8, 2017. We will notify candidates selected 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.

Director of Communications

Department: Communications
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Range: $95,000 – $110,000 (FTE with benefits)

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking an experienced and strategic Director of Communications to work with AVP staff, Board and volunteers to tell the story of AVP, our work and the individuals and communities we serve, and use multiple platforms and strategies to raise the profile of and support for AVP’s work to end violence against and within 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.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Communications Director works to create and articulate the mission, goals and programmatic work of the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program (NCAVP), which AVP coordinates, to all of our constituents, using a variety of communications strategies. The Communications Director serves as a member of AVP’s senior management team (MTEAM).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide Visionary Leadership

      • Help lead and ensure strategic visioning for the Communications department.
      • Shape and adapt AVP’s and NCAVP’s communications strategies to match organizational and community needs and current social and political climate.
      • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure coordination and cooperation.
      • Participate in AVP’s staff led Anti-Oppression Process.

General Communications and Rapid Incident Response:

      • Ensure active and dynamic electronic and print communications including: website, blog, social media, community alerts, tool kits, brochures, reports, flyers, etc.
      • Establish and maintain organization’s brand and style guidelines.
      • Monitor all local and national news coverage of violence-related LGBTQ incidents, sharing relevant stories with staff daily.
      • Manage communications in response to incidents of violence and homicides, as needed.

Media and Public Relations:

      • Maximize and expand opportunities for media coverage for AVP and NCAVP.
      • Ensure AVP has diverse spokespersons (staff, clients, Board, volunteers and activists) who are prepared for a range of types of media coverage.
      • Manage relationships with media and other contacts.
      • Manage and maintain an archive of all media coverage.
      • Serve as backup agency spokesperson.

Manage Communications Staff, Consultants, Volunteers, and Intern:

      • Recruit, hire, supervise, support and evaluate Communications Associate.
      • Recruit, hire and manage consultants, volunteers and interns.
      • Provide staff leadership and support for Board-led Communications Committee to help carry out the strategic direction of AVP’s communications.

Oversee Administrative Systems to ensure smooth and consistent operation of department:

      • Develop and implement communication protocols, structures and records.
      • Oversee the preparation and management of budgets and reports for the department.
      • Ensure that Board of Directors understand the department’s work and impact through reports and presentations and staffing board Communications committee.
      • Maintain complete records of communications and track all data in a timely manner.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

      • Minimum three years of experience managing and working with diverse staff teams.
      • Minimum five years of media relations and communications experience.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience developing written materials for multiple audiences and platforms required.
      • Experience develop social media and marketing plans required.
      • Knowledge of LGBTQ justice and issues required.
      • Demonstrated commitment to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and other marginalized communities preferred.
      • Ability to work collectively and independently, a sense of humor and commitment to a healthy work-life balance required.
      • Experience integrating anti-racism, anti-oppression and intersectional values and principles into the daily practice of social justice work preferred.
      • Experience working with direct service organizations and survivors of trauma preferred.
      • Ability to build relationships, work well in diverse settings and with myriad constituencies and communities needed.
      • Position requires significant night and weekend work.
      • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Salary DOE. Good benefits packet. Excellent work environment.

TO APPLY

Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement, and two short writing samples (1-5 pages) to avphiring@avp.org with “Director of Communications” in the subject line by November 20, 2017. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking 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.

Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy

Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Range: $95,000 – $110,000 (FTE with benefits)

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a visionary and strategic Director for its Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) department to lead and grow AVP’s organizing, education, policy advocacy and research work.

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 Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) directs AVP’s local, statewide and national organizing, advocacy, education and research; is a member of AVP’s Senior Management Team; and oversees the coordination of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) which is a project of AVP.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide Visionary Leadership to shape the department’s work in partnership with direct services to address and prevent all forms of violence.

      • Lead strategic visioning for the department and help lead organization-wide visioning.
      • Serve as a spokesperson for AVP: 1) in a range of settings such as hearings, conferences, funder meetings, press conferences, interviews and within coalitions; 2) with diverse audiences; and 3) through a variety of communication channels.
      • Build and expand relationships to strengthen and amplify AVP’s work and impact.
      • Foster a positive, healthy, sustainable, innovative, results-oriented work environment.
      • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure communication and cooperation.
      • Participate in AVP’s staff led Anti-Oppression Process.

Oversee Programs with clear and measurable impact to change policies, practices and attitudes, and establish replicable models for anti-violence work.

      • Work with department managers and across departments to develop innovative local, statewide and national community organizing, education and public advocacy programs that support affected individuals and have clear outcomes and impact.
      • Analyze policies and trends that impact public advocacy related to AVP’s mission.
      • Facilitate development of mechanisms for program reporting, documentation, evaluation and dissemination of replicable program designs and models.

Manage Staff Team to inspire creativity and excellence, to support professional growth and development, and to encourage collaboration with internal and external partners.

      • Oversee department work in three distinct and overlapping areas: local and statewide organizing and advocacy, education and training, and national advocacy and research.
      • Directly supervise, support, coach and evaluate the three staff leaders within the department: Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy, Senior Manager of National policy and Research and Training Coordinator.
      • Oversee the development and implementation of skills building and professional development plans for all department staff.

Oversee Administrative Systems to ensure smooth and consistent operation of the department.

      • Maintain and evaluate department policies, protocols, structures and records.
      • Oversee the management of all private foundation, government and corporate grant contracts and funder relationships.
      • Oversee the preparation and management of budgets and reports for the department.
      • Help ensure that AVP Board of Directors are knowledgeable about the department’s programs and impact by preparing reports and presentations and staffing board committees and meetings, as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

      • Minimum five years of experience managing and building diverse staff teams.
      • Minimum seven years of experience developing and leading organizing, policy advocacy and/or education campaigns and coordinating coalitions on a local and/or national level.
      • Demonstrated commitment to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and other marginalized communities required.
      • Ability to work collectively and independently, a sense of humor and commitment to a healthy work-life balance required.
      • 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.
      • Experience working closely with survivors of trauma, and commitment to creating and sustaining a trauma-informed environment.
      • Ability to build relationships, work well in diverse settings and with a myriad of constituencies and communities needed.
      • Experience working in or with direct service organizations preferred.
      • Position requires significant night and weekend work and frequent national travel.
      • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Salary DOE. Good benefits packet. Excellent work environment.

TO APPLY

Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement, and a short writing sample (1-5 pages) to avphiring@avp.org with “Director of COPA” in the subject line by December 8, 2017. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking 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.

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, assists the Major Gifts Manager, and will also work with the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. This position has strong potential for growth within the organization.

AVP is the largest LGBTQ anti-violence organization in the country. AVP is deeply trusted within LGBTQ communities and by survivors of violence. 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: maintaining donor database and process gifts and send acknowledgments; 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 and 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

Fundraising Data Management
● Generate reports to assist the Major Gifts Manager and Development Director in identifying prospects and developing fundraising strategies
● Process gifts and manage Raiser’s Edge database including entering gifts and acknowledging donors
● Generate lists for year-end and other appeal mailings, annual events, etc.

Writing, Research, Grants Management
● Maintain grants calendar; help manage existing portfolio of foundation grants
● Develop social media and other online fundraising communications and marketing materials (e-blasts, website copy, social media, crowdfunding campaign communications, etc.)
● Assist with writing persuasive funding proposals and reports for private foundations
● Assist with submitting government grants and reports
● Research and identify prospects (foundation, corporate, government, and individual)

Event Management

● Assist Major Gifts Manager and Development Director in vision, branding, strategy, and logistics for multiple annual fundraising/cultivation events

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

● Fluency in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Outlook
● Minimum 2 years fundraising experience required
● Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
● Proactive with ability to 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
● 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
● Experience with online giving campaigns and/or online donor engagement a plus

AVP’s benefits include health and dental; 403b retirement plan; 15 vacation days (20 after one year), 4 personal days, and 12 federal holidays. Friendly work environment.

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample (1-2 pages) to avphiring@gmail.com 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 will be reviewed on a rolling basis and those received after July 11, 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 demonstrated commitment anti-oppression work, and to working to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, to apply.

Major Gifts Manager

Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Salary Range: $70,000 – $75,000 (FTE with benefits)

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a Major Gifts Manager to join its 3-person Development team. The Major Gifts Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to identify and cultivate donors and make major solicitations. This position reports to the Director of Development. This is an exciting time to have a voice in developing strategic fundraising plans for the next three years for a respected organization that is building upon a significant track record of success.

AVP is the largest LGBTQ anti-violence organization in the country. AVP is deeply trusted within LGBTQ communities and by survivors of violence. 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 Major Gifts Manager is a key member of the Development Department and will lead major individual donor cultivation and stewardship efforts, including moves management, prospecting and managing a portfolio of major donors. The Major Gifts Manager works with key stakeholders like the Board of Directors to develop and implement individual fundraising plans, and provide vision and strategy for individual giving including major donor cultivation, fundraising events and other cultivation activities and appeals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Donor Cultivation and Relationship Management
● Manage portfolio of major individual donors ($5,000 – $100,000). Identify gift opportunities that match individual donor interests and capacity; and personally cultivate, solicit gifts and continually steward major gift donors;
● Prepare briefings, donor profiles, and write proposals for major donor meetings;
● Leverage board members in service of funding opportunities and support board engagement in collaboration with Director of Development and Executive Director;
● Develop and manage individual giving plans.

Fundraising Strategy Development and Implementation
● Design and develop organizational fundraising plans and strategies in collaboration with Director of Development, Executive Director and Board Development Committee;
● Lead vision and strategy for major donor events (including annual gala and other benefits and cultivation events), in partnership with Development Director;
● Manage annual major donor solicitations, fundraising and donor engagement events, and giving campaigns;
● Write persuasive appeals and updates for major donors, in collaboration with other staff;
● Generate timely reports on progress and status of major donor gifts and prospects;
● Support the Development Coordinator in maintaining up-to-date records on major donors and prospects.

Skills, knowledge, and abilities:

● Excellent organization, time-management, multi-tasking, attention to detail, research and analytical skills;
● Strong writing, interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
● Knowledge of relevant fundraising systems, including databases and donor prospecting software;
● Ability to engage diverse constituencies including AVP staff, board members, and supporters;
● Proactive self-starter with ability to work independently and to problem-solve in a fast-paced environment;
● Open to flexible hours for fundraising events, including some evenings;
● Strong alignment with AVP’s mission to works to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing, education, counseling and advocacy;
● History of building collaborative working relationships that are dependent upon mutual trust and confidence, integrity, discretion, and good judgment;
● Adaptable and flexible.

Qualifications
● Minimum five years of fundraising experience;
● Demonstrated ability to establish long-term relationships with donors and prospects;
● Track record of creating and implementing fundraising strategy and donor cultivation plans;
● Demonstrated success in prospect management and donor stewardship, including all phases of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts ($5,000 – $25,000+) from individuals;
● Experience conceptualizing and coordinating donor events;
● Experience working with donor database software, preferably Raiser’s Edge;
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications
● Experience soliciting gifts from corporations and foundations;
● Knowledge of New York philanthropy trends, and major donor and LGBTQ funding landscape.

AVP’s benefits include health and dental; 403b retirement plan; 15 vacation days (20 after one year), 4 personal days, and 12 federal holidays. Friendly work environment.

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample (1-2 pages) to avphiring@gmail.com with “major Gifts Manager” 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 will be reviewed 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. AVP encourages candidates with a demonstrated commitment anti-oppression work, and to working to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, to apply.

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