AVP is Hiring! - National Policy Coordinator

Title: National Policy Coordinator 
Department: Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) 
Reports to: Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy 


The New York City Anti-Violence Project’s (AVP) mission is to empower
lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through  organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy. The Community  Organizing and Public Advocacy department leads AVP’s organizing, education, policy advocacy,  and research work, and coordinates the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). 


PRIMARY FUNCTIONS 

The National Policy Coordinator’s primary role will be to identify and support AVP and partners  around the country in pursuing national policy priorities for LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of  violence. The Coordinator will use AVP’s principled policy approach, which prioritizes moving  government resources to support survivors, particularly survivors of intimate partner violence, while  challenging state structures that harm and criminalize survivors. The Policy Coordinator will work to  solicit input from project partners, stakeholders, and survivors to identify LGBTQ policy, funding, and  regulatory needs and issues and determine which specific policy areas should be the focus on an  annual basis. The Coordinator will also plan and facilitate sessions on policy issues at meetings  within AVP and with NCAVP partners, as well as meet with elected officials and other stakeholders  to advocate for policies. This position is partly funded by a five-year grant from the Family Violence  Prevention and Services Act and is part of a multi-organization collaboration that forms the National  LGBTQ IPV Institute. 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • The Coordinator will monitor, promote, and nurture space for service providers and survivors  to provide input, share perspectives, and mutually develop policy recommendations and  action plans to improve LGBTQ IPV survivors’ access to services and support. 
  • Serve as a critical nexus of communication and policy planning among provider and  stakeholder groups in the field, while creating and coordinating a much-needed space for the  broader LGBTQ services community to focus on IPV and DV issues.  
  • Develop and produce strategies for sharing information gained and lessons learned,  including policy white papers to be published and distributed by collaborating partners. Provide training and technical assistance to service providers that are working to address  systemic barriers experienced by LGBTQ victims and survivors. This could include, for  example, supporting statewide domestic violence coalitions in planning and focusing policy  efforts to improve victim services, or working with a group of state agencies seeking to  reform or enhance common regulations in support of LGBTQ IPV survivor programs. Support NCAVP members and national partners in collecting data about experiences of  LGBTQ survivors of violence and project manage data collection process. 

• Serve as connection point between AVP’s city and state level work and our national work; do  political education with AVP members and plug them into national advocacy where  appropriate.

• Participate in key planning bodies such as the National Task Force to End Sexual and  Domestic Violence (NTF) and the national Work Group of ACF’s Family Violence and  Prevention Services Act program (FVPSA). 


REQUIREMENTS 

  • Knowledge of the impacts of intimate partner violence in LGBTQ communities and familiarity  with policy trends and challenges. 
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely about complex policy issues for policymakers, service  providers, and LGBTQ survivors of violence. 
  • 1-2 years of experience coordinating work or playing a meaningful role in moving the work of  a coalition forward, including balancing needs and workstyles of multiple individuals and  organizations and managing political differences. 
  • Ability to be strategic, pragmatic, and tactful in assessing the best course of action on  advocacy campaigns and development of policy goals. 
  • 2-4 years of experience in public policy or campaign work, including volunteer and activist  experiences within campaigns for office, campaigns to pass legislation, or canvassing/fieldwork in support of or against legislative initiatives. 


PREFERRED SKILLS 

  • Experience leading advocacy meetings and issue briefings at the city, state, or preferably  national level. 
  • Knowledge of the impacts of sexual violence and hate violence on LGBTQ and HIV-affected  communities and familiarity with related policy trends and challenges. 
  • Knowledge of and prior advocacy work around immigration, asylum, and LGBTQ survivors of  violence. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English. 

SALARY & BENEFITS  


This is an at-will, exempt position with an annual salary of $60,000. Applicants who speak  more than one language at work are eligible for an additional $1,000 added to their annual  salary. 


Hours are typically 10am - 6pm Monday through Friday with a one-hour lunch break. The position  requires some evening and weekend work, and once it is safe to do so, will require regular national  travel, especially to Washington, DC.
This position is based in the AVP office in Manhattan, but  is currently remote due to COVID-19, and will continue as a hybrid remote/in-person position  during 2022. 


Good benefits and working environment. Benefits include, but are not limited to, paid time off  amounting to over 5 weeks in first year of employment plus generous sick time, medical, dental,  vision, life, and disability insurance, 403(b) retirement investment plan (employee contribution only),  flexible spending accounts for medical and transit costs, pooled sick leave, paid family leave, and  flexible/remote work options. 


TO APPLY 

Interested applicants can upload their resume, cover letter, and a writing sample as a single PDF to https://bit.ly/avpishiring by January 28, 2022. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.  

All interviews will be conducted by Zoom, and we expect to have a screening call, followed by an  interview with a group of AVP staff members as well as an interview with external partners.  Candidates may be asked to do a mini training or presentation, for which they will retain the  intellectual property. Alterations to the process may occur, dependent on applicant pool. We will  make an effort to communicate our process clearly and answer questions promptly. 

No phone calls, please. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of the  high volume of responses it will not be 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. There is no minimum education requirement for this position. 

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AVP is Hiring! - Staff Attorney

Title: Staff Attorney, General Practice  
Department: Legal Services  
Reports to: Deputy Director of Legal Services  

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (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 works to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all  forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling,  advocacy, and legal representation.  

AVP is currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and since its beginning has been at the forefront of  defining and shaping a movement to address and prevent violence.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Legal Services 

  • Conduct client intake and provide appropriate referrals or advice and counsel when  appropriate; 
  • Provide full legal representation in a variety of legal matters, such as family law, housing,  public benefits, name change, employment, and probate; 
  • Prepare all aspects of your clients’ cases (assess viability of case, prepare and file court  pleadings and responsive papers, complete legal research, prepare client and witnesses for  court appearances, appear with your client and advocate during trial, interview or motion  practice);  
  • Provide trainings and to both legal and other community members, such as Know Your  Rights trainings to community members; 
  • Participate in external coalitions with other advocacy groups to advance the rights of LGBTQ  survivors of violence; 
  • Provide holistic legal representation, coordinating within departments at AVP and referring  clients to AVP’s Client Services (CS) and/or Community Organizing and Public Advocacy  (COPA) services or external programs as appropriate; and 
  • Engage in other legal projects as assigned by the Deputy Legal Director and the Legal  Director. 


Administrative 

  • Comply with all internal policies and procedures of the legal department and AVP, including,  but not limited to: 

o Maintaining complete and organized case files;  

o Entering all data accurately and in a timely manner into the Legal Department  database; 

o Adhering to all funding reporting requirements and meeting deliverables; o Assisting with grant data collection and reporting as directed by the Deputy Legal  Director and the Legal Director; 

o Maintain a license to practice law in good standing in the State of New York; and o Follow and adhere to the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. 


Program-Related 

  • Attend weekly supervision with your supervisor; 
  • Attend weekly Legal Department meetings; 
  • Actively participate in AVP’s requirements related to Anti-Oppression work and actively  advance anti-oppressive goals at AVP; 
  • Attend full-Staff Meetings and Staff Discussions;  
  • Attend in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate; and Assist with and attend AVP signature events. 


QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Legal license to practice law in the State of New York  
  • Demonstrated experience and aptitude working with low-income, diverse communities,  especially transgender, gender non-conforming, lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer individuals,  people living with HIV/AIDS, and survivors of violence; 
  • Demonstrated expertise in providing legal services that benefit the public interest, with  preference for experience in family law, housing, or employment; 
  • Fluency or strong proficiency in another language (preferred, but not required); and Commitment to social justice and advancing anti-racism and anti-oppression in a work  setting. 

SALARY & BENEFITS 

This is an at-will, exempt position with an annual salary of $70,000. Applicants who speak  more than one language at work are eligible for an additional $1,000.00 added to their annual  salary. This position is based in the AVP office in Manhattan, but is currently remote due to COVID 19, and will continue as a hybrid remote/in-person position during 2022. 


Benefits include, but are not limited to, paid time off amounting to over 5 weeks in first year of  employment plus generous sick time, partial payment of medical, dental, vision, life, and disability  insurance, 403(b) retirement investment plan (employee contribution only), flexible spending  accounts for medical and transit costs, pooled sick leave, paid family leave, and flexible/remote work  options. 


TO APPLY 

Upload your cover letter, resume, and writing sample as a single PDF to
https://bit.ly/avpishiring by February 1, 2022. After February 1, we will continue to review applications on a rolling basis as long  as the position remains open. 


No phone calls, please.
Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of the  high volume of responses it will not be 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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Interested in Public Health?

Want to make a difference in your community?

 

Westchester's Dept. of Health is looking for part-time
trusted messengers with strong knowledge of Westchester communities.

$2,000 stipend and flexible hours.

Health expertise NOT required. Contact [email protected] for more info.

The Westchester County Department of Health (WCDH) is working with community organizations to develop a health education program (Know Better, Live Better) to promote health and wellness across the county. We are seeking a cohort of Trusted Messengers to help us spread the word among members of their communities about preventing COVID-19, chronic disease management, vaccination, locating local healthcare resources, and making decisions that will promote better health.

Trusted Messengers will receive a on-week training and work with WCDH and partners to deliver easy-to-understand health education to their communities over 4-6 months. Trusted Messengers do not have to be health experts, but we are looking for individuals who have strong knowledge about Westchester communities and are enthusiastic about health! All Trusted Messengers will sign a contract with WCDH and will receive a $2000 stipend for participation (estimated $30/hour rate).

Please submit the application form online at redcap.mercy.edu/surveys/?s=FX9TWL4NY7

 

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TransNewYork is offering a new workforce training for the TGNCNB community!

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Learn More & Apply!

 

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Sentient Research

Sentient Research has an exciting new opportunity for a project manager to help develop and manage an innovative, holistic mobile app and website to support young Black gay and bisexual men living with HIV. This person will oversee creation of content, videos, tools, and features for the app, and will use human-centered design to co-develop the program with young men.  This is a unique opportunity to create a national-level technology program with the potential for wide scale impact. 

We’re seeking a mid/senior level program developer or program manager with experience working with young Black gay and bisexual men living with HIV. The position is fully virtual, and is open to anyone in the US. 

The salary range is $75,000-$95,000, depending on qualifications.

We would appreciate anyone forwarding the attached announcement to individuals or organizations that might be interested in this opportunity.

Candidates can submit their application materials or send questions to

Aaron Plant, Vice President of Sentient Research at: [email protected]

More information found here.

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