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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Communications Associate, New York City Anti-Violence Project, New York, NY

Communications Associate

Posted on: June 18, 2014
Application deadline: July 1, 2014
Posted by: New York City Anti-Violence Project

General Summary

Employment type: Part-time
Salary details: Salary DOE. This is a 20 hour/3 day a week part time position and not currently eligible for benefits. Benefits could be negotiated to be included in the salary if desired. Please indicate in your cover letter which you prefer.
The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a Part-Time Communications Associate. 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.

The Communications Associate is responsible for assisting AVP's Communications Manager in the key functions of a nonprofit communications department. The Communications Manager will work with you to prioritize project focus, which will include: social media management, website management, graphic design, proofreading and fact-checking, metrics reporting and analysis, data management, press relations and/or other programmatic duties. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Online communications
  • Assist Communications Manager in growing AVP's website, existing social media accounts (incl. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube), and developing new accounts (incl. Instagram, Tumblr)
  • Proofreading and fact-checking Rapid Response Communications including Community Alerts, Press Releases, and event-related communications
Design and layout
  • Creating digital assets for the agency, including photo, video, infographics and related images for use on social media and in print
Traditional and new media
  • Researching traditional and new media sources for pitching, spokesperson preparation, and media outreach
  • Archiving AVP's media coverage
  • Assist in preparing departmental reporting information and dashboards
  • Participate in AVP's Board of Directors driven Communications Committee
  • Attendance at agency-wide meetings as necessary 


  • Demonstrated commitment to AVP's mission
  • The ability to adjust to new situations, remain flexible in a fast-paced work environment, and willingness to take the initiative to attempt unfamiliar tasks are all necessary
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Proficiency with design software and photo editing tools (including Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Experience with Social Media, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Instagram
  • Experience with dynamic websites, content management systems and online fundraising tools (e.g. Drupal, Salsa, Wordpress, Soapbox 2, CrowdRise)
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and creatively, as well as strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, local and national media sources strongly preferred
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Equal Opportunity 

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.

How to Apply 

  • Email: Sue Yacka at (put "Communications Associate" in subject line of email) or
  • By mail to: New York City Anti-Violence Project, 240 West 35th Street, Suite 200, New York, NY 10001 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.

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