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 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 National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs is a coalition of over 50 anti-violence organizations that work to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence within and against the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a program of the New York City Anti-Violence Project
PRIMARY FUNCTIONSAVP is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to coordinate a multi-year project to strengthen and amplify the LGBTQ anti-violence movement’s voice and ability to influence policy and legislation on a local, state, and national level. With hate violence and efforts to implement anti-LGBTQ laws and policies on the rise, the National Policy Advocacy Coordinator will work with NCAVP organizational members to proactively respond to threats to LGBTQ safety and justice in key states, and build a national, coordinated response. National travel required. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Policy Campaign Development/ Project ManagementResponsible for developing and coordinating policy advocacy project for NCAVP member programs which will include: Monitoring and tracking proposed legislative and policy efforts that will impact LGBTQ safety and justice; Assessing the needs of coalition members organizations with regard to increasing their capacity to participate in and/or lead advocacy efforts; Helping to select a cohort of member organizations to participate in the project; Providing technical assistance and support through trainings, webinars and resource materials to help groups develop policy priorities and carry out campaigns; Document campaign plans and developments and disseminate information about policies, strategies and outcomes; Track and manage multi-year project budget and goals. Coalition Coordination Help coordinate NCAVP meetings and gatherings, including regular committee meetings and NCAVP’s annual in person membership meeting and conference calls. Work closely with staff and coalition members to ensure the coalition’s work is operationalized and deliverables are achieved. Participate in various national policy coalitions on anti-violence issues and national legislative issues impacting LGBTQ communities.
Demonstrated experience developing and leading organizing, policy advocacy, and educational campaigns with multiple stakeholders (National experience preferred). Demonstrated experience and expertise in providing comprehensive and ongoing remote and in person training and technical assistance and capacity building activities. Demonstrated experience with multi-year project development and management, with project evaluation experience preferred. Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities using an anti-oppression framework. Experience facilitating difficult conversations with multiple parties needed. Knowledge of broad range of LGBTQ hate violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence issues. Knowledge of federal and state legislative and administrative policy processes preferred. 2-3 years policy research and advocacy at either the local state or national level required. 2-3 years coalition coordination or participation experience. 2-3 years organizing and leadership development experience required. 2-3 years curriculum development and/or training experience preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Email cover letter and resume to: avphiring [at] avp.org , (put “National Policy Advocacy 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.