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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Legal Assistant for Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, Global Legal Program, Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, NY

Legal Assistant for Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, Global Legal Program

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Application deadline: January 15, 2015
Posted by: Center for Reproductive Rights

Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a non-profit organization that promotes women's equality worldwide by securing reproductive rights in constitutional and international human rights law. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental rights that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. The Center is unmatched as a reproductive rights organization in its expertise in U.S. constitutional law, comparative law, and international human rights law.
The Center works across the globe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information. In the U.S. Legal Program, the Center's preeminent litigation team has helped millions of women and their families by securing government funding for abortions, striking down abortion bans and other access restrictions, and protecting teens' access to emergency contraception and confidential reproductive healthcare services and information. The Center's complementary legislative advocacy initiatives and strategies have helped local advocates fight restrictive abortion legislation in over 25 states as well as promote reproductive rights and access to health care for millions of women. Through our human rights advocacy, the Center has been able to promote the integration and adoption of human rights principles in the domestic sphere while systematically norm-building and elevating local reproductive health issues within international treaty monitoring bodies and partner organizations.
The Center's Global Legal Program has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. committees, and regional human rights bodies, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in over 50 countries. Our US Policy and Advocacy Program, based in Washington, DC, focuses on both U.S. domestic and foreign policy, providing leadership within the community of reproductive rights allies. In recent years, the Center has been able to dramatically expand its pro bono support from U.S. and non-U.S. based law firms, supporting not only the work of our U.S. Legal Program, but also our U.S. Policy and Advocacy Program (engaged in state and federal advocacy) and our Global Legal Program (engaged in advocacy and litigation before the United Nations and various regional and national bodies throughout the world).
The Legal Assistant for Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean will be joining the Center at a critical time for reproductive rights globally. As opponents of women's rights are mounting a scorched-earth campaign to turn back decades of hard-won progress, the Center is fighting back with short-, medium-, and long-term strategies, to reverse the erosion of reproductive rights protections across the U.S. and establish the right to affordable reproductive healthcare in the U.S. A key component of our strategic plan is to restore heightened protections for abortion rights, as promised to American women in the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade (1973).
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.
The Center seeks a Legal Assistant for the Global Legal Program to the support the Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean regional programs. The position will be based in New York.
The Legal Assistant will work under the supervision of the Regional Director for Asia and the Regional Director for Latin American and the Caribbean, and will work closely with Legal Advisers and Fellows in these regional programs.
The Legal Assistant's main responsibilities will include:
  • Drafting and mailing of correspondence
  • Coordinating international travel arrangements and handling visa applications
  • Scheduling meetings and handling the logistics of program-related events
  • Drafting and monitoring partnership agreements
  • Processing and monitoring financial transactions of staff in NY and in the regional offices, including preparation of reimbursement requests and travel expense reports
  • Liaising with the Finance Department, Regional Directors and Regional Offices to assist with the preparation of budgets and regularly supporting budget-related planning and monitoring processes for the regional programs
  • Assisting with research, drafting, and preparing materials for publication or submission to formal legal bodies
  • Editing, fact-checking, and cite-checking letters, reports, legal submissions, and other institutional publications in accordance with the Center's style guide and the Bluebook and Chicago Manual of Style
  • Liaising with the Communications Department in coordinating production schedules for publications and drafting web content in English
  • Tracking and incorporating data for the organization's monitoring and evaluation system
  • Reviewing documents in Spanish, translating documents from Spanish to English and vice-versa and occasionally corresponding with partners in Spanish
  • Coordinating with staff in the Center's regional offices in Colombia and Nepal and providing critical support as needed
  • Monitoring the schedules of UN and regional human rights bodies
  • B.A. degree or foreign equivalent is required
  • 2 years of experience in an administrative position
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and use of email
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Experience in handling budgets and other financial transactions
  • Experience in producing materials for publication
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and coordinate with different organizational departments
  • Ability to speak, read and correspond in Spanish
A commitment to women's reproductive rights, international experience and general knowledge of women's rights issues in Asia and/or Latin America and the Caribbean are desirable. Familiarity with the United Nations system, regional human rights systems and experience working on legal issues, including familiarity with the Bluebook will be a plus. Knowledge of Portuguese will also be a plus.
The position is full-time, beginning in February 2015. We are strongly interested in candidates who are able to make a two year commitment.
The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.
lease click on the link below. A cover letter, résumé, one writing sample and contact information for three references is required. Please include these application materials as attachments.
Deadline for applications: Jan 15, 2015
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

IT Support Specialist, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC

IT Support Specialist

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Posted by: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the premier not-for-profit organization for women's health care. Comprised of over 58,000 physician-members who are experts in women's health care, ACOG provides to its members the highest quality education opportunities, practice-oriented resources, research, advocacy, and organizational support. With headquarters located in S.W. Washington, DC, we provide a positive, supportive work environment, excellent benefits and so much more! To learn more about our organization, please visit us at www.acog.org.
The College is currently seeking an IT Support Specialist to provide technology support services for PC and Mac computers, mobile devices, enterprise and desktop software, Microsoft O365, and network components to allow onsite staff to effectively utilize technology resources.
  • Provide 1st & 2nd level technical support (in person, via phone, remote) for ACOG staff, members and visitors
  • Install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot a wide range of technical solutions relating to applications, system software, computer hardware, mobile devices (iOS and Android) and computer peripherals
  • Consistently record support activities in Help Desk ticketing system and follow up as necessary to ensure staff technology needs are met
  • Create, maintain and utilize base computer image for the initial installation and configuration of information technology hardware, software and peripherals used by ACOG staff
  • Perform user account administration, provisioning and file rights management for employee email, phone, file stores, network and application accounts in a 220 onsite user environment
  • Develop end user documentation for ACOG staff and technical documentation and training materials for IT team members
  • Provide basic VoIP support and escalate issues to VoIP provider as needed
  • Research technical solutions and escalate as appropriate and perform root cause analysis to proactively reduce or eliminate potential future problems
  • Evaluate and procure approved hardware/software and conduct an annual physical inventory of all ACOG owned technology assets
  • Contribute to planning and executing of projects, including performing project activities, providing status reports, and communicating effectively with stakeholders and management
  • Actively contribute to the maintenance (patches & updates) of a secure computing environment
  • Assist with staff moves/adds/changes
  • Provide after-hours support as needed
  • A minimum of two (2) years of information technology experience requiring organization, prioritization, troubleshooting, confidentiality, timeliness, and working independently to successfully install, configure, maintain, and support Windows and/or Mac desktop operating systems and software
  • Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science, or technology-related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Preferred qualifications include one or more of the following CompTIA A+, Network + and/or Security+ certifications, Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Windows 7, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office applications, browsers, mobile devices (iOS & Android)
  • 1 + years Microsoft Exchange or other email package admin support
  • Demonstrated history of superior communication skills, verbal and written, with diverse personalities, technical competency levels, and cultures
  • Experience, and commitment to, providing exceptional customer service
  • Self-motivated and directed with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
  • Physically perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation, to include, but not limited to:
  1. Continuous sitting or standing, typing, and writing
  2. Occasional lifting/carrying up to 50lbs
  3. Occasional bending/twisting/crawling on floor to address computer issues


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The College is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in E-Verify.
Please complete the application online at www.acog.org/about-acog/careers-at-acog. If you need assistance applying, please contact Human Resources.

South Asian Advocate/Case Manager, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Boston, MA

South Asian Advocate/Case Manager

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Posted by: Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

South Asian Case Manager/ Advocate 
(Full Time Position, 35 hours/week)
Position is within our Community Based Services Program located in Boston and primarily serves local clients; thought services extend throughout Massachusetts to provide needed services to victims, survivors and their children. Hours are typically weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with possible after hours and weekend work. This position reports to the Community Based Services Manager.
ATASK's mission is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors. The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for victims, survivors and their children and will work as a team member of ATASK to provide comprehensive services to the Asian and general community.
  • Provide culturally competent, trauma informed services to victims or domestic violence
  • Provide direct services to clients: including safety planning, crisis intervention, case management, and advocacy
  • Assist and accompany clients (and their children) to court, legal appointments, health care, public benefits, social/community agencies relative to client short, and long-term stabilization goals
  • Provide service and supportive counseling in client's native language as needed
  • Accurately and effectively, provide translation and interpretation on clients (and children's) behalf as needed
  • Make referrals, network, and directly advocate with other agencies to assist clients in achieving safety and stabilization goals
  • Conduct intake, assessment, and goal planning with clients
  • Maintain current and accurate records of services update database and prepare periodic reports
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision, case meetings, and trainings
  • Answer hot line calls: ascertain caller's needs; provide supportive listening, crisis intervention, safety planning, information about domestic violence, resources and inter-agency and external referrals
  • Participate in the Silk Road Gala and other fundraising events as needed
  • Represent agency at meetings with community collaborators and other community events as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Fluency (speaking, reading and writing) in English and Nepali .
  • Be understanding, sensitive to, and have empathy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • At least two years of prior case management experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or trauma preferred
  • Knowledge of health care, legal, education, work force development, mental health, and child systems preferred
  • Ability to work with survivors and/or their children in crisis situations
  • Committed to ending a culture of domestic violence
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Working knowledge or MS office suite
  • Valid driver's license preferred, and access to a vehicle, not required


FAX or email your resume and cover letter to:
Rukmini Karki, BA. LLB, MA
CBS Program Manager & Legal Advocacy Services
P.O. Box 120108 Boston, MA 02112
Fax: (617) 338-2352 ext 221
Email: rkarki@atask.org
Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Campaign Coordinator, American Civil Liberties Union, Jacksonville, FL

Campaign Coordinator

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Posted by: American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU-FL) seeks a full-time, temporary Campaign Coordinator to staff the Justice for Jacksonville Coalition. The goal of the Coalition is to reduce death sentences in the 4th Judicial District (Jacksonville/Duval County). The ACLU of Florida convened the Coalition and seeks to support and expand its work through this position. The position is based in the ACLU of Florida's Northeast Regional Office in Jacksonville. The Campaign Coordinator will report to the ACLU of Florida's Director of Public Policy. This is a one year position that will end in January 2016.
  • Design and implement grassroots and grasstop strategies to mobilize supporters to take meaningful action to reduce the disproportionately high number of death sentences in the 4th Judicial District;
  • Undertake coordination of, expand, and provide support to the Justice for Jacksonville Coalition which operates in four primary areas – communications, public education and outreach; policy advocacy; and research.
  • Recruit, mentor and develop local individual, political, and organizational leaders as possible participants, representatives, and spokespersons for the Coalition and to support Coalition work to reduce death sentencing in the 4th Judicial district;
  • In collaboration with the ACLU-FL Communications Department, develop and disseminate public education materials including fact sheets about death penalty practices specific to the region via media, social media, and at events and meetings;
  • Organize regional public education and public policy events and activities to advocate for a reduction in death sentencing in the 4th Judicial District;
  • Engage ACLU members and supporters to advocate to reduce death sentencing in the 4th Judicial District through community forums, public hearings, panel discussions, phone banks, movie screenings, training for activists, and other activities;
  • Develop effective outreach techniques and tailor them to specific target groups, including communities of color, ethnic minorities in the region, religious groups, victim's families and advocates, community leaders, and law enforcement to encourage education, involvement, and engagement in Coalition work;
  • Public speaking on behalf of the Coalition;
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned and consistent with the goals of this position and the work of the Coalition.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of three years' experience with issue advocacy, preferably in the criminal justice field, which should include familiarity with grassroots and grasstop organizing, strategically identifying and targeting decision makers, identifying and developing influential spokespeople, and leveraging community and political power to effect policy change;
  • Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and civil rights and the mission of the ACLU;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and familiarity with social media networking;
  • Ability to keep organized in a fast-paced environment and to manage several tasks simultaneously;
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher);
  • Experience and skills in public speaking;
  • Experience in supervising and motivating volunteers; working cooperatively with diverse groups and organizations;
  • Ability to stimulate and inspire others;
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings, and to travel throughout Duval County; must have own transportation;
  • Fluency in Spanish is desired, but not required.
The ACLU of Florida is freedom's watchdog, working daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The ACLU-FL is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references by email to jobs@aclufl.org
All inquiries should include "Coordinator Applicant" in the subject line or reference field and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or pdf format. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting.

Job Developer, Community Housing Partnership, San Francisco, CA

Job Developer

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Posted by: Community Housing Partnership


The Employment Counselor is responsible for guiding clients in transitional employment with the social enterprise from preparation for permanent placement through retention of their future job. Through one on one counseling, referrals, and workshops, the Employment Counselor will help employees prepare a professional job kit and secure permanent employment. Post placement, the Employment Counselor is also the primary administrator of the retention program – Solutions to Success – and future alumni outreach and activities. Reporting, documentation and administrative tasks related to their clients is also part of the job. The position reports to the Manager, Workforce Services and is non-exempt and part of SEIU 1021.
The Workforce Development and Social Enterprise department of the non-profit Community Housing Partnership (CHP) identifies, prepares, trains and employs formerly homeless individuals interested in returning to work as front desk clerks in residential hotels in San Francisco. Our program provides comprehensive services to enable individuals disconnected from the workforce to return to productive work with a career path. Program Participants receive training, an opportunity for 18 months of transitional employment, and permanent placement assistance through the CHP Employment Pathway.
Community Housing Partnership helps homeless people secure housing and become self sufficient. To achieve this mission, Community Housing Partnership develops and operates high quality permanent affordable housing with comprehensive property management and on-site support services. Community Housing Partnership currently owns and/or operates twelve housing sites that serve formerly homeless adults and families and has three new projects in the pipeline. Community Housing Partnership also engages in community and economic development through its certified job training programs, a community organizing project and a social enterprise that employs formerly homeless adults. Community Housing Partnership is financially stable with an annual operating budget of approximately $22 million. The organization has an outstanding staff of over 270 people, over half of whom were once homeless.
During the past four years, Community Housing Partnership experienced a reorganization of its internal operations to better manage its growth and to refocus its services on long-term impacts and outcomes. CHP is currently undertaking a repositioning of its programs and services to align with a newly developed "theory of change" model that will be implemented over the next four to six years, with the support of a committed foundation. The agency is moving towards a data driven culture and will be developing a management system for both staff performance and outcome achievement. For more information about CHP, visit www.chp-sf.org.

  • Employment Counseling
    • Work with individuals in one on one counseling sessions, through referrals, and workshops to create and execute well developed and evolving career plans

    • Guide all social enterprise employees through creation and completion of a Job Kit (resume, cover letter, interviewing, references)
    • Assist clients in applying for and obtaining permanent employment
    • Enroll and encourage client participation in all aspects of retention program including support modules and milestone rewards
    • Assist in the development, maintenance and improvement of retention program based on client feedback
    • Participation in support of future alumni programming
    • Assess and make recommendations about applicants readiness for external employment with SE/WS team
    • Supply barrier removal funds to clients as needed within budget parameters
    • Adapt personal style to meet needs of students and the needs of clients
    • Stay current on new resources, information, job development techniques that might benefit clients
    • Model professional work behaviors at all times for clients
      • Collaboration
    • Provide feedback to Trainers, Case Managers and Enterprise Supervisors on clients' progress toward permanent employment
    • Make recommendations about forward progress or additional training/coaching needed on an individual basis
    • Participate in case conferencing and interview panels as requested
      • Administration
    • Responsible for enrollment and tracking of clients in the retention program
    • Responsible for timely maintenance and accuracy of client files and records including case notes and documentation of services offered and accomplishments achieved
    • Responsible for mock interview coordination and enrollments in outside supplemental trainings
    • Others duties as assigned


    • High School Diploma or GED required
    • Minimum 2 years prior case management experience
    • Experience in employment services, social services or equivalent experience
    • Experience with vocational counseling among formerly homeless and high barriers to employment required
    • Ability to organize the job search process in a series of practical, achievable steps
    • Strong written and verbal skills
    • Experience in motivational interviewing techniques strongly preferred
    • Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email and calendaring. Must be comfortable with all Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Outlook.
    • Excellent communication and planning skills
    • High level of organization and attention to detail
    • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with diverse populations.
    • Commitment to working with homeless people and support for CHP's mission and culture required.

    Office Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week), Non-Exempt.
    Starting Pay: $17.50/hour
    Benefits: Health, dental, vision & disability insurance; 403(b) investment opportunity; paid training, paid vacation and sick time.
    Union: This position is under the collective bargaining agreement with SEIU 1021.
    Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to jobs@chp-sf.org. Please reference "Employment Counselor" in the subject line. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
    Community Housing Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Formerly homeless people, women, people of color and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    CHP hiring policies require a background check for all applicants working with at-risk people.

    Child Care Worker, SCO Family of Services, Queens, NY

    Child Care Worker

    Posted on: December 17, 2014
    Posted by: SCO Family of Services

    SCO is looking for a well-qualified Child Care Worker.
    • Provide a safe, clean and caring living environment for program residents.
    • Prepare meals according to weekly meal planner.
    • Participate in activity programming including individual and group activities, sports, games, trips, enrichment activities, etc.
    • Enforce the program's daily routine by accurately completing reports, checklists & daily point sheets.
    • Attention to and support of medical issues, student educational/vocational needs, case work, and clinical appoints.
    • Appropriately confront negative behavior whenever it occurs.
    • Maintain professional, positive and encouraging relationships with all residents, family members, and agency staff.
    • All other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum of HS Diploma or GED required.
    • This position requires successful completion of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training, which includes a written test and demonstration of the competency to perform physical restraints, as specified by the program and regulatory body. Additionally, staff must successfully complete all required TCI refreshers in order to maintain continued employment.
    • Prior exposure to working with an adolescent population desired.
    • Experience in child welfare is a plus.
    • Must be able to provide excellent references.

    If you are interested in the position mentioned above, please apply directly online at
    Please keep in mind that it is not possible for us to personally contact every candidate, but rest assured that your information will be reviewed and one of our hiring managers will contact you if you're being considered for the position.
    SCO FAMILY OF SERVICES is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

    Program Officer, Gender and Post-Conflict Portfolio, Promundo, Washington, DC

    Program Officer

    Posted on: December 17, 2014
    Application deadline: January 10, 2015
    Posted by: Promundo

    Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to gender equality and violence prevention, seeks a full-time Program Officer. 
    • Providing technical assistance to Promundo-US international projects (both programs and research)
    • Managing Promundo-US work in North and South Kivu (DRC) that addresses the trauma associated with conflict and promotes equitable, nonviolent paths to healing for individuals, families and communities
    • Carrying out program evaluation and formative research with partners in various settings in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Balkans, and Asia
    • Monitoring project implementation to ensure that activities proceed along the agreed timetable, and results are being documented
    • Developing, managing and monitoring budgets and expenses related to the project to ensure that activities remain within budget
    • Developing proposals and reports for funders
    • Organizing and implementing training workshops in the use of Promundo's methodologies and approaches
    • Presenting Promundo's work at seminars and events globally.
    Founded in Brazil in 1997, Promundo works internationally to engage men and boys in advancing gender equality and preventing violence. Promundo's independently registered NGOs in the US, Brazil and Portugal collaborate to conduct high-quality formative, population-based research; develop and conduct impact evaluations, scale-up gender transformative interventions; and carry out national and international advocacy to achieve gender equality and prevent violence. Promundo also serves as global co-Chair and Latin American coordinator of the MenEngage Alliance, a global network of NGOs and UN agencies working to engage men and boys in gender equality.
    Promundo-US, a separate legal entity, coordinates technical assistance outside of Brazil, carries out advocacy globally and supports Promundo activities and fundraising in Brazil, and coordinates the global MenCare Campaign. For more information, see www.promundo.org.br/en.
    • Master's degree in a relevant field
    • A minimum of three years experience and a track record of success in program development, and technical assistance/program delivery in the field of gender equality
    • A minimum of three years experience and a track record of success in project and budget management
    • Excellent English writing and speaking skills
    • International experience
    • Ability to handle pressure and stress, ability to improvise, adapt and flexibility
    • Excellent people skills
    • Honesty and reliability
    • Sense of humor.
    • Fluency in a second language - French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish - and a PhD or experience in coordinating research projects are highly desirable
    • Strong quantitative and/or qualitative research skills
    • Experience in working in conflict areas.
    To apply, please send a 1) resume, 2) cover letter, 3) writing sample, and 4) two professional references no later than January 10, 2015 to: contactdc@promundo.org.br. Please indicate if you are a US citizen and, if not, your current employment status in the US. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.