Social Worker/Community Engagement Specialist (Domestic Violence Project)

Job Type

Full Time




45 Wadsworth Avenue
New York
United States



Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 that has grown into a leading multiservice agency with a staff of over 100 serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs, integrating numerous crisis intervention services under one roof. With their crises resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families from crisis to self-sufficiency.

  • Our Legal Services, Social Services, and Weatherization programs meet community members’ basic needs including housing, income, and health.
  • Our Community Organizing program empowers groups of residents to collectively secure longer term and larger scale improvements to their own basic needs.
  • Our Education and Career Services program imparts individual community members with the additional practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures.


The bilingual social worker will spearhead our community engagement to work with a wide range of stakeholders—including survivors, communities, and government representatives—for the purpose of raising awareness and increasing access to domestic violence services through prevention, education, outreach, and activism. 


  • Develop and drive community Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) campaigns that are survivor centered and focus on reaching vulnerable immigrant communities.
  • Collaborate with the district attorney's office, citywide agencies, and community based organizations to improve responses to immigrant survivors, and to educate and provide technical assistance on issues relating to immigrant survivors of IPV.
  • Recruit and engage survivors of intimate partner violence to ensure that community education and outreach interventions are survivor centered. Work with survivors interested in raising awareness in a public arena to build capacity and leadership skills.
  • Identify nontraditional and culturally relevant points of engagement and potential allies with the aim of preventing and disrupting intimate partner violence.
  • Develop and collaborate to implement activities to raise awareness (e.g., DV Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Denim Day, 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence etc.).
  • Assist in responding to inquiries from stakeholders, the press, and others.
  • Coordinate with other departments within NMIC to ensure that the education and outreach program aligns with NMIC’s and DVP’s broader strategy and campaigns.
  • Represent NMIC's DVP in key coalitions and in meetings with allies and partners.
  • Support the development of written and digital bilingual outreach materials.
  • Distribute public education materials to targeted audiences.
  • Develop and conduct community presentations that address IPV and resources.
  • Attend, participate in, and complete relevant trainings.
  • Track, organize, and analyze key metrics as part of an overall evaluation component of the work.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and other team meetings as required.

Additional related tasks may be assigned.


  • Bilingual Spanish/English required; bicultural preferred.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low- and moderate-income families.
  • Must have two or more years’ experience working on intimate partner violence and/or sexual assault issues and have knowledge of policies and laws impacting individuals experiencing IPV.
  • Deep understanding of the intersections of IPV with other socioeconomic issues and the value of cultural resilience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Latin American cultures and the migration experience.
  • An entrepreneurial, highly motivated individual with excellent organization skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to independently prioritize and simultaneously handle multiple tasks.
  • Motivated to utilize public speaking, activism, trainings, and event planning as tools for change. 
  • Experience and comfort working within community organizing/engagement preferred.
  • Experience using creativity and artistic expression as tools of social change preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional collaborative skills and the ability to interact with other office staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW). 


Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in terms of qualifications. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.


NMIC offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; paid time off including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please address all applications to Sarah Crawford Banda, LMSW, Domestic Violence Program Director, at with the job title in the subject line and include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • One writing sample
  • Salary requirements

All attachments must be submitted in Word or PDF format. No telephone calls, please.