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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lead Organizer, New York City Anti-Violence Project, New York, NY

Lead Organizer

Posted on: September 29, 2014
Application deadline: October 8, 2014
Posted by: New York City Anti-Violence Project

The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a Lead Organizer. 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 New York City Anti-Violence Project is looking for an energetic and experienced individual to support the coordination of AVP's community organizing and public advocacy department. This person will supervise front line staff, develop community organizing campaigns, co-coordinate the Community Leadership Institute at AVP, oversee all outreach, and support in rapid incident response efforts. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to campaign development, supervision, training, facilitation, coalition coordination and outreach. Work may include night and weekend hours.
  • Supervise, support and evaluate Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) organizer and program associate.
  • Attend department meetings and other departmental staff engagement.
  • Work collaboratively with Co-Director of COPA to create, implement, and monitor departmental procedures and staff development plans.
Program Development and Coordination:
  • Work collaboratively with the Co-Director of COPA to:
    • follow and analyze policies and trends that impact AVP's public advocacy, community organizing, and client services programming.
    • create and maintain internal systems to increase the efficiency and impact of COPA's programs.
    • develop organizing strategies to respond to incidents of violence.
    • co-coordinate the Community Leadership Institute with COPA staff.
  • Work collaboratively with COPA and Client Services to co-coordinate the Speaker's Bureau
  • Create and supervise AVP's base building plans and goals.
  • Create volunteer leadership structures to further the work of AVP's campaigns.
  • Conduct campaign development research.
  • Develop and evaluate COPA organizing and advocacy campaigns with COPA staff.
  • Participate in movement building activities related to AVP's mission.
  • Attend community meetings, staff meetings, AVP events.
  • Develop and facilitate trainings including rapid incidence response, base building, leadership development, and campaign development.
  • Support staff to develop brochures, toolkits, and flyers on LGBTQ hate violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and police violence.
  • Track grant deliverables and report on government and foundation activities as needed.
  • Attend professional development in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate/indicated.
  • Attend regular staff and department meetings.
  • Attend AVP events.
Organizational Relationships
  • Reports to the Co-Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy
  • Works closely with staff in the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy Department, the Client Services Department, Legal Services Department and the Communications and Development Department.
Other Duties as Directed by Supervisors
  • 2 years of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy supervisory experience including: conducting performance evaluation, and promoting professional development for staff.
  • 4 years Community Organizing experience including campaign development, base building, leadership development, facilitation, training development, coalition coordination, and campaign based research.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team of professionals with diverse experience and skill sets.
  • 2 years of project management or project coordination experience including reporting on government and foundation activities, program design and implementation, and program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of anti-oppression and social justice frameworks.
  • Excellent computer skills, database experience, and knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to maintain clear professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrated professional experience with LGBTQ and HIV affected communities and LGBTQ and HIV-affected violence prevention.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities.
Preferred Qualities and Skills:
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research experience.
  • Coalition coordination experience.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal legislative processes.
  • Experience with varied organizing and advocacy models.
  • Experience with rapid incident response organizing.
  • Email (strongly preferred) cover letter and resume (put "Lead Organizer" 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.
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.

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