Community Organizer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $47,000
Maximum: $50,000



Application Deadline



116 Nassau Street
3rd Floor
New York
United States


Primary Functions

The New York City Anti-Violence Project is looking for an energetic and committed individual to fill the role of Community Organizer in our Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) department. AVP is seeking an organizer will help move our cutting edge anti-violence work forward. The position calls for a person who is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is excited to build the power and infrastructure of our community of survivors and allies to advance campaign and advocacy work that will help address and prevent violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected communities.


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 for AVP’s city and state advocacy work, develop leadership, help shape campaign development, and sustain and build external partnerships. Responsibilities include:

Base Building

 Conduct effective outreach and lead a team of community members 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, LGBTQ people of color, LGBTQ immigrants, low-income people, and Spanish speakers.

 Assess potential activists’ skills, confidence, and analysis and conduct regular one-on-one meetings.

 Track and keep record of community member 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.

 Lead popular education trainings for community members in Spanish and English.

 Collaborate with other COPA team members to develop and evaluate effective training modules.

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 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.


 Two years of social justice experience in a professional, volunteer, or activist capacity.

 Experience with training and meeting facilitation.

 Cultural competency in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities, and commitment to ending violence within those communities.

 Commitment to anti-oppression work, where oppression is understood as a system that gives some people, groups, or communities power over other people, groups or communities because of their identities and experiences.

 Excellent computer skills, database experience, and knowledge of Microsoft Office.

 Highly organized with an ability to pay close attention to detail.

 Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression and social justice frameworks.

 English/Spanish bilingual skills required.

 Ability to handle confidential materials.


 Experience with organizing models, campaign development and implementation, base building, and leadership development.

 Experience planning and developing population education workshops and doing political education around LGBTQ, anti-violence, economic justice, and other related topics.

 Knowledge of city and state legislative processes.

 Logistical skills in coordinating coalition work.


Excellent benefits and working environment.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement, and short writing sample (1-5 pages) to with “Community Organizer” in subject line. 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.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. If you previously applied to this position and did not hear back, consider resubmitting your updated materials as our team is reopening our search.