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Housing and Gender Justice Advocate

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Family Violence Law Center | Oakland, CA

Family Violence Law Center


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August 15, 2020


Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) helps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships. We provide survivor-centered legal and crisis intervention services, offer prevention education for youth and other community members, and engage in policy work to create systemic change. 


OVERVIEW:  The goal of FVLC’s A Roof of One’s Own Project is to reduce homelessness for all populations by focusing on women and homelessness. The project implements an advocacy strategy that recognizes the different experiences of women and girls, both in terms of what leads to homelessness and also their experiences once they are homeless. By using this approach, homelessness can be reduced for all populations because gaps in rights, policies, and services will be identified and addressed. To ensure that the experiences of the most impacted women are our focal point, FVLC will develop an advocacy strategy that addresses the needs of women who live at the intersection of multiple forms of oppression, centering on racism to ensure that our most invisible populations inform our work. 


The Housing and Gender Justice Advocate works with the Housing and Gender Justice Project Coordinator and partner agency Building Futures to 1) support the implementation of a project to gather information and develop recommendations regarding the integration of victim service providers into the county’s system for providing services for homeless residents to ensure that survivors have access to the coordinated entry process, are safely and confidentially assessed, and are able to make informed decisions about accessing resources; 2) engage as an active member of the statewide HOME Cohort; 3) lead the countywide survivor providers’ organizing and advocacy efforts; and 4) participate in the implementation of FVLC’s policy agenda. The Advocate will be supervised by the Executive Director. Currently, funding for this position is secured through September 2021, and funding will be sought to maintain the position beyond this date.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Duties include the following (other duties may be assigned):

Implement an advocacy strategy that recognizes the different experiences of women, both in terms of what leads to homelessness and also their experiences once they are homeless.

Lead the countywide survivor providers’ organizing and advocacy efforts.

Support the implementation of a project to gather information and develop recommendations regarding the integration of victim service providers into the county’s system for providing services for homeless residents to ensure that survivors have access to the coordinated entry process, are safely and confidentially assessed, and are able to make informed decisions about accessing resources.

Engage as an active member of the statewide HOME Cohort.

Participate in the implementation of FVLC’s policy agenda.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Degree in law, public policy or public health or equivalent work experience.

Ability to relate well with people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Ability to work independently and with a team.

Proficient with Microsoft Word.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Experience working on housing issues.

Experience doing policy work at the local level.

Experience working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

Knowledge and awareness of local, regional, and national issues related to domestic violence.

California domestic violence counselor certification (40-hour training).

Knowledge of Alameda County service providers.

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, full-time.

TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@fvlc.org, with “Housing and Gender Justice Advocate” in subject line. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2020.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: Family Violence Law Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression (including individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or non-gender conforming), physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute. Applicants belonging to any, or more than one, of these groups are urged to apply. FVLC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment in compliance with all applicable laws. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to walk; sit; drive; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee may be occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Consistent with our obligations under state and federal laws, reasonable accommodations will made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment may include settings of the court room, community places, and/or office environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Consistent with our obligations under state and federal laws, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship.


Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) helps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships. We provide survivor-centered legal and crisis…

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Location

Oakland, CA

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@fvlc.org, with “Housing and Gender Justice Advocate” in subject line. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2020.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@fvlc.org, with “Housing and Gender Justice Advocate” in subject line. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2020.

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