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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.
AVP 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 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 Management
Responsible for developing and coordinating policy advocacy project for NCAVP member programs which will
• Monitoring and tracking proposed legislative and policy efforts at the local, state, and federal level 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;
• Developing a policy project with a cohort of 5-7 member organizations across the country to increase their
capacity to do policy work and participate in campaigns;
• Providing technical assistance and support through trainings, webinars and resource materials to help
groups develop policy priorities and carry out campaigns;
• Documenting campaign plans and developments and disseminating information about policies, strategies
• Tracking and managing multi-year project budget and goals.
• With National Capacity Building Coordinator, coordinate NCAVP meetings and gatherings, including
regular committee meetings and NCAVP’s annual in person membership meeting and conference calls;
• Working closely with staff and coalition members to ensure the coalition’s work is operationalized and
deliverables are achieved;
• Participating in various national policy coalitions on anti-violence issues and national legislative issues
impacting LGBTQ communities;
• Communicating federal policy updates to relevant coalition member organizations and supporting their
participation in federal policy advocacy.
We are seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are results oriented, have strong project
management skills, and who use an anti-oppression framework in their approach. You should have:
• 1-2 years of demonstrated experience developing and leading organizing, policy advocacy, and
educational campaigns with multiple stakeholders (National experience preferred).
• Knowledge of federal and state legislative and administrative policy processes and experience with
tracking federal and state policy issues- experience working on LGBTQ policy preferred.
• 1-2 years demonstrated experience in developing and 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.
• 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 on issues related to anti-oppression with multiple parties
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Good Benefits and excellent working environment.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
• Email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org , (put “National Policy Coordinator” in subject line of
• 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.
Accepting applications on a rolling basis- However, applicants are highly encouraged to apply as soon as possible
as we will close applications once a candidate is found.
AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire
individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages,
sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.