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Monday, July 21, 2014

President's Assistant & Press Coordinator, National Organization for Women, Washington, DC

President's Assistant & Press Coordinator

Posted on: July 21, 2014
Application deadline: July 27, 2014
Posted by: National Organization for Women

The President's Assistant is responsible for supporting the functions of the office of the President. This position requires excellent time management skills, attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively across different mediums. The primary functions of this role are administrative, and require the maintenance and management of the President's schedule, making travel arrangements, handling all correspondence and processing expense reimbursements. Additionally, the President's Assistant will also serve as NOW's Press Coordinator, handling all incoming press requests and managing the logistics of press appearances. As the representative of the office of the President, the President's Assistant must be committed to providing a positive experience for potential partners and external parties by being courteous and accommodating through in-person, phone and written communication.
Administrative (40%)
  • Maintain the President's calendar by scheduling meetings, coordinating internal and external requests, and making travel arrangements;
  • Ensure that chapter and state NOW activists are informed of the President's travel to their communities and coordinate onsite meetings with them;
  • Handle all of the President's phone and paper mail correspondence and expense reimbursement reports;
  • Make copies, scan and send, and file documents;
  • Assist with project management, including preparing materials for the financial audit and direct mail and fundraising vendors;
  • Coordinate Executive Committee communication.
Press Coordination (30%)
  • Screen and review press and media requests;
  • Arrange all scheduling and logistics for press appearances;
  • Coordinate with the Communications team and consultant to track media requests and exposure;
  • Compile research on interview topics;
  • Facilitate relationships between local chapters and local media, when necessary.
Internship Program (15%)
  • Coordinates the NOW Internship program which includes: promoting internships, managing the intern application and selection process, and serving as overall internship coordinator for the office.
National Board (10%)
  • Assist with forging positive relationships with board members;
  • Staff board meetings and assist with logistics, including travel information;
  • Take minutes during board meetings.
Data Entry (5%)
  • Assist Membership and Field departments with updating the internal database, processing receipts and requests from members.
Other duties as assigned
  • 2-year Associate's Degree in business or nonprofit administration, or previous experience staffing an executive level manager
  • Commitment to NOW's mission, purpose and values; knowledge of NOW's structure and involvement in feminist issues a real plus
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, work under pressure, handle simultaneous assignments and work within a team setting
Salary and benefits
Salary based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick days and generous holiday & vacation policies.
Location: National NOW Action Center, 1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. (one block from Metro Center). This is an in-house, full-time position in our Washington, D.C., office so please be local to D.C. or willing to relocate. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications will not be considered without all requested information. Please e-mail resume, cover letter stating why you want to work for NOW, one-page writing sample and salary requirement to jobs@now.org. Subject line should read: Application for President's Assistant – Your Full Name. No phone calls please.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Community Health Outreach Worker, Salud Para La Gente, Watsonville, CA

Community Health Outreach Worker

Posted on: July 18, 2014
Posted by: Salud Para La Gente

Reporting directly to the Outreach Services Coordinator, assists with the implementation of outreach programs to the general public, Latino community, farmworkers, IV drug users, and businesses in the Pajaro Valley area in south Santa Cruz County and north Monterey County, or as specified in the grant contract(s).
  1. Assists with planning, development, and implementation of outreach programs appropriate to the target groups.
  1. Coordinates in the recruitment and training of volunteers to assist with outreach efforts.
  1. Responsible for collection and maintenance of accurate statistics of outreach encounters.
  1. Networks with existing agencies that work closely with the targeted groups to provide information and educational materials.
  1. Assists in developing program criteria, direction, and goals for the respective target groups.
  1. May assist in the research and preparation of reports, grant proposals, budgets, evaluation instruments, and other written communications required.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: the needs of the Latino community, including farmworkers, IV drug users, migrant agricultural workers, etc.; the interventions necessary to reach this community in a culturally appropriate and sensitive educational forum; social service programs in this community.
Ability to: promote, develop, and implement a variety of information and education programs; write and speak effectively, including group presentations to target populations; maintain absolute confidentiality; communicate effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and lifestyles, demonstrating a knowledge of and sensitivity to their needs, especially to the unique needs which Latinos, women, gay/bisexual men, sex workers, IV drug users, and chemically dependent persons; maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with agency staff, clients, other community agencies, and the public.
  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent;
  • Bilingual Spanish/English; bicultural preferred;
  • 2 year work experience with social service programs, preferably with high risk populations in health education or substance abuse fields;
  • Knowledge of social service programs in the immediate community;
  • Requires own transportation, valid CA driver's license and automobile insurance.
  • Standing, walking, sitting, typing, reaching, bending, moving and/or lifting up to 50 pounds.
SALUD PARA LA GENTE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. EMLPOYEES shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition or ANY OTHER BASIS PROTECTED BY LAW.

Email resume and a brief cover letter to careers@splg.org

Friday, July 18, 2014

Grant Writer, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, New York, NY

Grant Writer

Posted on: July 11, 2014
Posted by: Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (New York, NY) seeks a seasoned grant writer to support our fundraising efforts to fuel a global campaign for LGBTQI inclusion and respect. This grant writer will lead the efforts to secure over $5.5 million in this fiscal year (starting July 1, 2014) in funding from foundations, donor-advised funds, and governments as part of a multi-year, $20-million dollar growth investment campaign, Fueling the Frontlines (www.fuelingthefrontlines.org). The structure for this position is currently flexible: we are looking for between 20 hours/week to full time, and will consider a contract or staff position. This position reports to the Director of Development
  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundation and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating Astraea's mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Work in partnership with the Development Associate to assemble and submit grant requests including letters, proposals, budgets, interim and final reports.
  • Manage all foundation applications and reports ensuring compliance with foundation reporting requirements and Astraea guidelines and deadlines.
  • Conduct prospect research to support institutional funding for the campaign.
  • Manage a grants workplan and calendar
Note: only those who meet the minimum requirements of the job will be considered for the position.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Three to five years of relevant experience is required.
  • Ability to seek and synthesize information; and craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, and strong understanding of fundraising databases; working knowledge of The Raiser's Edge and Foundation Center Online a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, independently, proactively, creatively and respectfully with multiple constituencies and audiences.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and confidence in ability to enhance that mission.
  • Experience working in or volunteering with a social justice organization.
The successful applicant will work well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies; will be self-motivated, work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time; and will have good judgment and, ideally, a sense of humor.
Please send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to:jobs@astraeafoundation.org; include "Grant Writer" in the subject line. No phone calls, please – only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.
Astraea is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply. For more information visit www.astraeafoundation.org.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ELLA Fellowship, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, New York, NY

ELLA Fellowship

Posted on: July 13, 2014
Application deadline: August 15, 2014
Posted by: Sadie Nash Leadership Project

The ELLA Fellowship Program is based on SNLP's central philosophy that opportunities for community leadership are integral to addressing issues affecting young women.
The ELLA (Engage, Learn, Lead, and Act) Fellowship, named for civil rights leader, Ella Baker, offers young women aged 16-22 the opportunity to develop and implement their own leadership project with specialized guidance from SNLP. The Fellowship includes a generous award and additional allowance to implement a social justice project that addresses issues in the Fellow's community. All Fellows are required to attend monthly retreats, committing to a 9-month Fellowship cycle starting in October and culminating in June with a project showcase.
In order to be eligible, youth must:
  • Be a self-identified young woman between the ages of 16 and 22
  • Have at least 2 years of prior leadership experience
  • Commit to attending monthly retreats in the New York City area
  • Identify a mentor to support your community-based work
  • Be a self-motivated, passionate, and committed individual that wants to make change in your community
  • Have a good understanding of a social justice issue affecting a community you belong to
  • Desire to develop leadership skills and increase your self confidence
Start date
October 1, 2014
End date
June 30, 2015
up to $300 a month


We are currently seeking applications for the 2014-2015 ELLA Fellowship Program. Please visit our website to read more and download the application HERE.
The application deadline is Friday, August 15th, 2014!
If you know any interested youth, please have them contact me at ella@sadienash.orgor call 212.391.8664.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fall Internship, Women Make Movies, New York, NY

Fall Internship

Posted on: June 26, 2014
Application deadline: August 8, 2014
Posted by: Women Make Movies

Internships are available for Fall 2014 term in:
• Marketing/Publicity
• Production Assistance/Fiscal Sponsorship
• Distribution
• Administration
All candidates must submit an Internship Application form, resume, and references.
Internship application found here:http://www.wmm.com/about/jobs.shtml#internship

All WMM internship positions are unpaid. However, interns qualify for and have access to a number of services and benefits:
• Local travel reimbursement
• Free workshop attendance
• Free access to screen titles from the Women Make Movies collection
• College or University course credit
The ideal candidate will be studying film production or cinema studies and have an interest in human rights/social justice. We are looking for interns to start in mid-late August and continue until winter break.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to multi-task, work independently and work well under pressure; and will take initiative. Familiarity with Internet research, Windows XP and the Microsoft Office Suite necessary. Knowledge of and interest in feminist media a plus.

All candidates must submit an Internship Application form, resume, and references.
Internship application found here:http://www.wmm.com/about/jobs.shtml#internship

Office Coordinator, Women Make Movies, New York, NY

Office Coordinator

Posted on: July 14, 2014

Posted by: Women Make Movies

From cutting-edge documentaries that give depth to today's headlines, to films that push artistic and intellectual boundaries in all genres, Women Make Movies is the world's leading distributor of independent films by and about women. Founded in 1972, Women Make Movies (WMM) is a non-profit feminist, media arts organization dedicated to the distribution and exhibition of films by and about women. Additionally, Women Make Movies' Production Assistance (PA) Program provides assistance to emerging and experienced women directors in the production of new documentaries, fiction and experimental films.
We are looking for a smart, savvy, hardworking individual who can work independently in a busy, fast paced office. We want a superstar who is socially aware, feet firmly planted on the ground, and knows how to get the job done efficiently and effectively! Please have a strong sense of work ethic, especially with regard to showing up to work on time, every day. The right candidate will have at least two years experience in an office administration position, with an understanding of office management and maintenance, and excellent methods of communication. We are looking for someone to grow with the organization, who is able to understand the big picture, and who can successfully juggle multiple tasks in a productive and polite manner. The ideal candidate must also have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, be able to effectively prioritize, and must be willing and able to wear multiple hats.

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of the Front Desk.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations and functions of a 10-person office.
  • Responsible for the Intern / Work Study Program
  • Primary liaison with Building Superintendent and Subtenant.
  • Assist Administrative Director with Human Resources (recruitment, hiring, training, insurance)
  • Works closely with the Acquisitions Director on logging and tracking new film acquisitions

  • Mandatory 2 - 3 years experience working in an administrative position (preferably with some supervisory experience)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft platform.
  • Proficiency using organizational contact database and mailing lists.
  • Detail oriented and strong organization skills.
  • Excellent writing/communication/customer service skills.
  • Must be comfortable on phones!!
  • Sense of humor appreciated.
  • Experience with a non-profit or media arts organization helpful.
  • Commitment to multi-cultural feminist media.
  • Friendly, professional, and pleasant demeanor.
  • We are looking for the RIGHT person for this position; therefore we are open to both part and full time candidates.
Please email resume with a letter noting relevant experience and salary history to jobs@wmm.com. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Please indicate Office Coordinator in the subject line and tell us where you saw the posting. Women Make Movies offers a competitive salary, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid medical and dental insurance, long term disability, retirement plan, vacation, and paid holidays. Women Make Movies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women of color, lesbians, and older women to apply.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Community Nutrition Educator, Iris House, New York, NY

Community Nutrition Educator

Posted on: July 11, 2014
Application deadline: N/A
Posted by: Iris House: A Center for Women Living with HIV

Who is Iris House? 


IRIS HOUSE, established in 1993 by the Women and AIDS Working Group, saves lives through comprehensive support, prevention and education services for women, families, and underserved populations affected by HIV/AIDS and other health disparities in a safe, family-centered environment by passionate, professional and culturally competent staff. To fulfill our mission, Iris House offers practical, family-centered services that promote prevention and education while addressing the day-to-day realities of living with HIV/AIDS. All of our programs are developed to achieve the following goals:
  • To promote and support independent functioning for our clients, to improve quality of life, and to maintain optimum health status for clients and their families;
  • To educate policy makers, elected officials, and human health service providers about the issues and concerns affecting our clients and their families; and
  • To advocate for changes in policy and programs that are more responsive to the needs of women and their families.

Position Summary  


Position Title: Community Nutrition Educator
Employment Type: Full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Food and Nutrition
Reports To: Director – Food and Nutrition  
Location: West Side Headquarters (2348 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd)

The Community Nutrition Educator (CNE) is responsible for the coordination of group and individual nutrition health education, the review of client assessments, referrals and program eligibility, the tracking of client progress in the program. The CNE also ensures data collection and entry into the charts and outcome measurement.

Please Note: Registered Dietitians are not eligible for this grant-funded position. 

Essential Position Functions


1. Adheres to funder and agency requirements for the provision of Nutrition Health Education (NHE).
2. Develops nutrition health education plans that incorporate: goals and objectives, frequency and duration of sessions, HIV specific health and nutrition topics.
3. Reviews Registered Dietician (RD) assessment and dietary recommendation to determine food service client receives and type of health education appropriate for client needs.
4. Responsible for maintaining client records and works as part of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and evaluation team for program improvement; Maintains client records that document attendance, participation, progress, accomplishments, and additional needs, referrals and goal.
5. Monitors, in conjunction with the Program Director, the appropriateness of the food service provided to the client.
6. Establishes connections and communicates frequently with Medical Nutrition Programs/Practitioners and RDs and makes referrals as necessary and appropriate.
7. Completes NHE and Food program screening form which includes the reasons for client participation in the program
8. Ensure clients' adherence to all program policies and procedures and follows program protocols for participation, pantry bag distribution and incentives.
9. Acts as Team Leader to conduct community coordination activities.
10. Communicates and collaborates with Funder and responds timely and appropriately to all requests from funder, Program Director and Executive Director.
11. Attend and successfully complete all required training and represent the agency at various venues promoting the program and the agency.
12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Other Position Functions  


1. Serves as a liaison between Iris House and program providers and partners.
2. Demonstrates teamwork and open communication and has good interpersonal skills.
3. Participate in in-house and community presentations, research and grant writing.
4. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements  


Education: BA/BS or MA in Nutrition or related field such as health education or family and consumer sciences
Experience: 2-3 years experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS or with other chronic illness; 2-3 years experience developing and facilitating nutrition health education
Other Requirements: Must be bilingual (Spanish/English).
  • Must have excellent presentation and writing skills.
  • Possess an understanding of community level work and the importance of collaborating with other agencies.
  • Position requires cultural and linguistic competency with the target population.
Internal: Frequent contact with program directors and staff members from other departments.
External: Frequent contact with program partners and providers.

How to Apply  


Qualified candidates must send a cover letter and resume (as an attachment)
to Shirley Alves, Director,Food and Nutrition Services, at salves@irishouse.org