The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is the largest LGBTQ-specific anti-violence program in the country, and reaches over 40,000 people in NYC with life-saving services and programs including a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling and legal services, and community organizing and public advocacy campaigns. AVP envisions a world in which all LGBTQ and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP is strongly committed to working with underserved populations within LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, including low-income survivors and transgender and gender non-conforming people of color.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS The Digital Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting AVP’s Director of Communications in the key functions of a nonprofit communications department. The Coordinator works closely with the Director of Communications to develop creative, strategic messaging, branding and design that help make the work of the organization compelling to the audiences we serve. The Director of Communications will work with Digital Communications Coordinator to prioritize project focus, which will include: social media management, website management, press engagement, blog writing, metrics reporting & analysis, and administrative duties. This position is 70% communications, press engagement and 30% digital. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Digital Manage AVP's website updates and changes Maintain the agency’s ongoing social media editorial calendar and communications requests across departments Track LGBTQ related hate violence headlines in the news Collaborate with Director of Communications on Digital Campaigns Communications Write press releases and pitch stories to journalists Develop and maintain relationships with editors and journalists Write In Memoriam, Action Briefs, and other blog posts Manage organization’s email lists in mail chimp Administrative Track and analyze departmental metrics Prepare departmental reporting information and dashboards Other duties as assigned
Qualifications Demonstrated commitment to AVP’s mission Demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work, where oppression is a system that gives some people, groups, or communities power over other people, groups, or communities because of their identities and experiences. The ability to adjust to new situations, remain flexible, and willingness to take the initiative to attempt unfamiliar tasks are all necessary 1-2 years of experience with public relations work Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Power Point Experience with Social Media platforms such including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Experience with websites (WordPress), content management systems, and online fundraising tools Ability to write and speak clearly, creatively, as well as strong editing and proofreading skills Bonus: Experience with graphic design or video editing. Fluency in Spanish.
Email cover letter, resume, writing sample(s) to: avphiring [at] avp.org (put “Digital Communications Coordinator” in subject line of email) 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.