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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Relief Crisis Counselor, YWCA, Kaua'i, Hawaii

Relief Crisis Counselor

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Posted by: YWCA of Kauai

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

In alignment with our mission; "the YWCA of Kaua`i is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all", the ideal candidate will be able to contribute to a work environment that values diversity, creativity and mutual respect, as well as. . .

1. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people of various ages, cultures and backgrounds.
2. Maintain effective working relationships and be a team player.
3. Demonstrate excellent customer service skills on the phone, in person and on-line.
4. Assume individual responsibility and work collaboratively.
5. Utilize good organizational and multi-tasking skills and be able to handle multiple priority tasks using independent judgment.
6. Perform all duties in compliance with the laws and regulations of the State of Hawai`i and the United States government.

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

1. A combination of education, professional experience and/or life experience which will enable the provision of educational services regarding sexual assault (SA) and Domestic Violence (DV).
2. Capable of empathic response to sexual assault and/or domestic violence victims, who identify themselves at community presentations.
3. Knowledge of feminist issues, sexual assault and domestic violence preferred.  

EDUCATION & TECHNICAL SKILLS

1. Preferrred - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in one or a combination of the following fields: Education, Counseling, Social Work, Women's Studies and Communications or Associates Degree with relevant experience.

FUNCTION

1. Assist with coordination and delivery of crisis intervention services for both SA & DV.
2. Report services delivered as required.
3. Help assure coordination of services among all agencies and organizations involved in providing sexual assault services utilizing a victim centered approach.
4. Coordinate issues related to administration of services.
5. Represent the YWCA in a professional manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provide crisis intervention and follow up services including case management and legal advocacy activities on weekends, holidays and at other times to cover for staff on vacation.
2. Participate in, as needed, initial, ongoing and system-wide training for all staff whose duties are related (direct & indirect) to crisis services.
3. Assist with administrative functions for Sexual Assault Treatment Services; facility, clerical support.
4. Provide Family Violence Shelter crisis phone coverage as required.
5. Obtain educational and promotional material for distribution via the media and brochures for clients.
6. Ensure that SANE waiting room is fully equipped with up to date materials for Relief Crisis Counselors and food/drink/clothes/toys for clients.
7. Work with program evaluation tools collecting and processing data for all reports as required.
8. Assist with establishing and maintaining liaison with community groups and agencies in order to promote SART and encourage utilization of SATP services.
9. Perform other functions as needed or assigned.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Valid driver's license, vehicle and proof of insurance.
2. Current First Aid and CPR certification.
3. Willing and able to travel around the island for meetings.
4. Willing and able to travel off-island for training and meetings.
5. Willing and able to work nights, weekends, overnights and holidays.

HOW TO APPLY

Application DEADLINE: NONE (continuous recruitment)

Applications need to be received in the administrative offices of the YWCA of Kaua`i at 3094 Elua Street, Lihue, HI 96766. You may deliver in person, by mail, by fax or by e-mail at hr@ywcakauai.org

Interested applicants may come by our administrative offices to fill out and submit an application in person. In-person applicants are encouraged to attach a resume. A cover letter and a resume may be submitted in place of an application. Applicants who choose to submit by mail, fax or e-mail must include a resume with complete job history and work or volunteer experience.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Administrative Assistant, Crittenton Women's Union, Brighton, MA

Administrative Assistant

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Posted by: Crittenton Women's Union

WHO WE ARE
As a leading nonprofit innovator that combines program delivery, independent research, and public advocacy to help lift low-income women and their families out of poverty, Crittenton Women's Union (CWU) offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities. When you join CWU, you become part of deeply committed team that serves between 1,100 and 1,500 people annually through its mobility mentoring, housing, education, and workforce development programs.
Crittenton Women's Union is a high-performing and innovative organization whose work is achieved through the fundamental values of inclusiveness and diversity, mutual respect, support, and learning.
Position: Administrative Assistant for Supportive Housing and STEPS Scattered Sites Program
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for administering all activities required to maintain and enhance the operations of the Supportive Housing and STEPS Scattered Sites programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining relationships with property managers/landlords regarding maintenance of apartments, maintaining leases, overseeing furniture and apartment supplies; and, providing administrative support to the management team such as, assisting with housing search activities, development of and participation in workshops/groups that promote focus on guest well-being and self-sufficiency, data management, and general clerical work. The goal of this position is to ensure efficient operations in order to obtain program and organizational goals. This position is non-exempt.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
  • Strong computer and Microsoft Suite skills; Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to details.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a diverse environment with a focus on quality customer service.
  • Strong problem solving skills and decision making.
  • Ability to work independently with assignments achieving timely completion.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School or GED is required; some college is preferred.
  • At least two years of full time or equivalent part time, secratarial experience with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic functions.
  • Access to a reliable car.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching and ability to lift up to 25 pounds. 
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. 
  • Requires normal range of hearing and eye sight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. 
  • Work is performed in the community and in an office environment. 
  • Work may be stressful at times.
HOW TO APPLY

To be considered an applicant for this position, please complete the online employment application:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Economic Justice and Financing Consultant, Association for Women's Rights in Development

Consultant - Economic Justice and Financing for Women's Rights

Posted on: October 22, 2014
Application deadline: November 2, 2014
Start date: November 10, 2014
Posted by: The Association for Women's Rights in Development

AWID
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more.
Terms of Reference: Mapping of relevant advocacy spaces and processes to advance economic justice and women's rights
INTRODUCTION
Mainstream notions of economic growth and development have failed to address a context of multiple crises contributing to the persistence and reproduction of impoverishment, exploitation and injustice, including gendered inequalities and violations of women's rights. Equipped with our new strategy, the Economic Justice & Financing for Women's Rights (EJ&FfWR) team within AWID is embarking on a re-assessment of the relevant spaces to influence with a vision of transformation, based on our priorities and intended impact. Beyond seeking equality for women within the existing global economy, we focus our efforts on bringing about just and healthy economies, which would contribute to form the basis for the realization of the fulfillment of women's rights.
We aim to assess, from a feminist perspective, the potential and opportunities for impact of economic justice and financing for women's rights related spaces, processes and events within which AWID and other feminist groups, organizations and movements may conduct advocacy, alliance building and engagement. In order to make this mapping and analysis useful more broadly we intend for the exercise to be two prong: one which focuses on AWID's those that are more relevant for us institutionally within the framework of our strategy; history, achievements and partnerships; value added; and approach and the second that provides an broader overview of these for our partners, allies and constituents. In doing so, we will seek to critically assess the challenges and opportunities of these spaces and provide a tentative roadmap to the processes that might be provide opportunity for transformative change.
FOCUS OF THE MAPPING ANALYSIS
Based on the lessons learnt so far by AWID and our partners' advocacy, alliance building and engagement work, mainly at the UN and within philanthropy spaces, the mapping should look at alternative, innovative or overlooked spaces and their potential for transformative change. Our suggestion is that the mapping analysis has three key parts:
The first part should help to set the scene of the current context of global governance and the evolving of key spaces for decision-making around development, human rights and women's rights. It should look at the historical underpinnings of the involvement of feminist movements in spaces ranging from (i) the UN related conferences (including ILO, ICPD, CSW, CEDAW, Rio+20, OHCHR, UN DCF, post-2015 process, UN HRC, WB, IMF etc); (ii) powerful blocs like the OECD, BRICS, G20, G8, OIC or the World Economic Forum; (iii) alter-globalization spaces like the World Social Forum (WSF), spaces like Solidarity Economy networks gatherings, trade unions confederation meetings, occupy movements mobilizations, etc.
Following this context setting of historical processes, a second chapter should focus on an in-depth analysis and mapping of the current spaces gaining relevance and others losing ground. This exercise should include, but is not restricted to, putting these spaces to the test with questions like:
i) How far are these spaces more or less receptive to women's rights and gender equality issues into their agendas?
ii) What is the level and terms of participation of civil society organizations and of women's rights organizations in particular?
iii) What examples of social and economic transformation worth noting have these spaces promoted, if any?
iv) What impact have the decisions or agreements had at multiple levels?
v) Who are the influential actors in this space or process? How democratic is decision making and how participatory is this space or process?
Analysis will be based on desktop research, interviews with feminists, women's rights, human rights and other advocates as well as with, where relevant, policy makers.
The third and final part should focus on drawing main conclusions and giving recommendations to AWID as well as to women's rights organizations and advocates working for economic justice and human rights, on the lessons learned from other advocates engaging in these spaces, the potential impact and opportunities.
TASKS & KEY DELIVERABLES
A consultant will be engaged to conduct the mapping and analytical study, with accompanying recommendations for AWID as well as a popular tool in a short and accessible format for use by wider feminist and women's rights movements. The consultant will work with the EJ&FWR team of AWID. The mapping study should be no more than 10,000 words approximately and all outputs should be completed by December 2014.
Under the supervision of the EJ&FWR team, the consultant will be expected to:
  1. Conduct extensive desktop research
  2. Conduct at least 10 interviews with relevant actors
  3. Produce an annotated outline as background for the mapping of around 1,000 words for review
  4. Produce a first draft of the mapping and analysis report of approximately 10,000 words for review
  5. A final draft of the mapping and analysis report of approximately 10,000 words
  6. Create a popular tool in a short and accessible format for use by wider feminist and women's rights movements detailing specific spaces, their challenges and opportunities as well as the groups who are already engaged in these spaces and the impact that they have had.
EXPECTED TIMELINE & FEE
Start date: To be determined, but preference would be November 10, 2014
Expected number of work days: 15 days
Fee: US$7500
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit in English, your CV and cover letter to jobs@awid.org by Sunday, November 2, 2014 including an outline of the methodology you would use and an outline of the mapping to be conducted (limit of one page).
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please. AWID encourages, promotes and support diversity in all aspects of its work. To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at www.awid.org.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Grants Manager, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Miami, FL

Grants Manager

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Posted by: Americans for Immigrant Justice

AGENCY BACKGROUND
Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice – formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrants' rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to effect positive change in immigration policies. 
POSITION AVAILABLE
Grant Manager will be responsible for securing and raising revenue support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. This includes providing compliance and reporting management of programs funded by federal, state, and private funds.
GM will work collaboratively with personnel to report mandates and serve as a liaison on issues regarding grants and proposals. GM must work closely with staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals and interact with constituencies involved in grant-funding activities.
GM needs to be proficient in the use spreadsheets and databases and demonstrate the ability to interpret complex grant funding requirements and budget plans. GM will be accountable for interpreting federal, state, and local government laws and regulations regarding grant administration. Will require ability to review the work of others to ensure conformance to standards and to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of staff, both orally and in writing.
Education: University degree preferred
LocationMiami, FL
Application deadline:  Open until filled.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package. 
Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references and writing sample. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit resume to info@aijustice.org. Please write GRANT MANAGER in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137, or send by fax to 305-576-6273.

Director of Development, Mothers Out Front, Cambridge, MA

Director of Development

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Application deadline: October 31, 2014
Start date: December 1, 2014
Posted by: Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front is building a movement of mothers and grandmothers to provide the political will needed to achieve a livable climate and bright future for all children in the face of climate change. We are seeking a director of development to design, implement, and grow all of Mothers Out Front's fundraising programs. The position reports to the Managing Director and works closely with the Chair of the Board.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up nonprofit organization aiming to take the best ideas in movement-building and grow our Massachusetts-based work across the country.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Establish, implement, manage and evaluate an annual development program at the national, state and individual levels in conjunction with the Board, the Managing Director, and our volunteer leadership, supporting an organizational budget of $1.2m in 2015 and $2m in 2016.
  • Implement a major gifts and a membership program as part of the individual strategy.
  • In close collaboration with the Board Chair, implement a state-by-state Leadership Circle of individual donors as part of the state strategy.
  • Create the development program structure and systems (including a fundraising database) to support short and long term fundraising goals and effectively utilize the talents and capabilities of staff and volunteers.
  • Write and produce donor solicitation and cultivation packages, proposals, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Partner with communications staff and volunteers to create effective messaging strategies and materials, including brochures and newsletters, which resonate with donor audiences.
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers to ensure fundraising, communications and advocacy work are coordinated throughout the organization.
  • Research and identify new donor prospects and upgrades including individuals and foundations.
  • Coordinate donor and prospect cultivation activities, including arranging donor meetings for Board Chair, Managing Director, self, and others as appropriate.
  • Prepare donor acknowledgements for signature by the Board Chair.
  • Analyze donor activity and generate fundraising progress reports.
  • Ensure that all donor relationships are properly stewarded and funder requirements are met.
  • Collaborate with volunteer leaders to organize fund raising events with support from staff and volunteers.
  • Attend fundraising training workshops and programs.
QUALIFICATIONS
Demonstrated success in all facets of fundraising and management.
  • Minimum of 7 years professional fundraising experience preferably in a non-profit, membership-based, advocacy organization.
  • Strategic and creative thinker with a proven ability and verifiable track record in developing, marketing and executing an integrated, multi-faceted fundraising program capable of generating diversified and sustainable revenue.
  • Superior analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and a demonstrated ability to partner with, motivate, and mentor team members (including volunteers).
  • Ability to succeed in a changing, fast-paced environment, to plan and prioritize effectively, to manage multiple projects, and to meet competing demands and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to gain the confidence of a variety of constituents.
  • Experience in fundraising database and/or moves-management systems.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A strong commitment to address climate change.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
Salary commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@mothersoutfront.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls please.
Women, people of color, LGBTQs, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Massachusetts State Organizer, Mothers Out Front, Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts State Organizer

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Application deadline: November 1, 2014
Start date: December 1, 2014
Posted by: Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front is building a movement of mothers and grandmothers to provide the political will needed to achieve a livable climate and bright future for all children in the face of climate change. We are seeking a Massachusetts state organizer to oversee all organizing efforts in the state. The position reports to the Organizing Director.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up nonprofit organization aiming to take the best ideas in movement-building and grow our work within Massachusetts and across the country.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Establish and manage calendar of organizing work for Mothers Out Front state-level network for the coming year.
  • Work with volunteer teams to establish yearly meeting calendar.
  • Guide volunteers to establish statewide and team strategic, capacity-building, and learning goals.
  • Guide volunteers to develop statewide structure and teams.
  • Coach volunteers to enact strategy, build volunteer leadership, and recruit supporters.
  • Ensure that learning process is embedded and codified in all the work of the statewide organization.
  • Supervise Massachusetts Organizing Coordinator.
  • Ensure that statewide strategic, capacity-building, and learning goals are consistent with nationwide goals.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in organizing and movement building.
  • Demonstrated success in working with volunteers to achieve a goal.
  • Excellent people-skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A desire to learn.
  • An ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, campaign like environment.
  • Enjoy and have the ability to work in teams.
  • An ability to sometimes work evenings and weekends.
  • A strong commitment to address climate change.
HOW TO APPLY

Salary commensurate with experience.
Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@mothersoutfront.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls please.
Women, people of color, LGBTQs, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Managing Supervising Social Worker, Urban Justice Center, New York, NY

Managing Supervising Social Worker

Posted on: October 19, 2014
Posted by: Urban Justice Center

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC's most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a licensed social worker to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP's mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims' human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
DVP seeks a social worker to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide therapeutic individual sessions; implement and supervise group sessions; provide economic empowerment and financial coaching to victims of domestic violence in community based clinics; as well as education and outreach throughout NYC about the clinical/psychological effects of domestic violence on victims and their children. This position requires an individual with skills in the development and implementation of high quality clinical services.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • LCSW preferred, LMSW considered.
  • SIFI Certified or open to such certification.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience with a minimum of three years programmatic management experience.
  • Understand performance targets and can create a work plan to reach them efficiently.
  • Participate in research studies or lead smaller group of staff to develop new best practices or revise existing strategies.
  • Refer clients with legal issues to staff attorneys when appropriate.
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and trauma.
  • Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.
  • Be an effective presenter of DVP at outreach events.
  • Highly motivated to cultivate new linkages.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Attend, participate and lead project check-in calls and meetings.
  • Demonstrated energy, initiative, and forward thinking to yield high-impact results.
  • Ability to work evenings if necessary.
  • Ability to respond sensitively to clients' urgent needs.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Must be able to travel between boroughs.
  • Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to mbigelow@urbanjustice.org Please write "SOCIAL WORKER" in the subject heading. We regret that due to high volume, we are unable to respond to inquiries and will only contact those candidates selected for consideration. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.