The New york 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’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.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Guided by the Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy and the Lead Organizer, and in coordination with other staff, the Community Organizer will work to strengthen and build AVP’s organizing base, develop leadership, help shape campaign development, and sustain and build external partnerships. Responsibilities include: Base Building Use various creative methods to conduct effective outreach to recruit new activists and meet goals to turn out people to key actions and events. Ensure that outreach and recruitment includes marginalized LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, including transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people of color, LGBTQ immigrants, and those with limited English proficiency. Assess potential activists and conduct regular one-on-one meetings. Track and keep record of activist engagement. Leadership Development Work to develop the skills, capacity and analysis of community members through informal and formal leadership development. Co-coordinate AVP’s Annual Intensive Organizing Institute and other programs. Campaign Strategy and Development Develop and implement organizing strategies to respond to local incidents of violence. In collaboration with other staff, develop campaign strategy and innovative tactics, conduct campaign research, create campaign materials, and mobilize for actions. In collaboration with the Lead Organizer, plan and facilitate semi-monthly Community Action Committees (membership meetings). Build External Partnerships Represent AVP on various coalitions. Mobilize our community members for partner actions. Work in collaboration with partners to implement joint organizing and advocacy projects.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years organizing experience including use of varied organizing and advocacy models, campaign development and implementation, base building, leadership development, coalition coordination, and campaign based research. Experience leading and planning popular and political education curricula, and training and meeting facilitation. Ability to communicate, listen and motivate people from diverse backgrounds. Excellent computer skills, database experience, and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Excellent verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression and social justice frameworks. Demonstrated experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities and commitment to addressing and ending violence. English/Spanish bilingual skills strongly required Coalition coordination experience preferred. Knowledge of local, state, and federal legislative processes preferred.
Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement, and short writing sample (1-5 pages) to avphiring [at] avp.org with “Community Organizer” in subject line by December 8, 2017. Candidates will be notified for an interview. We will not be able to respond to all inquiries. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. No calls, please.