Bilingual Community Organizer

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $55,000

Published

11/09/2018

Start Date

11/26/2018

Application Deadline

11/23/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Position:                  Bilingual Community Organizer

Department:             Communications & Outreach

Location (s):            Manhattan, with frequent travel to Bronx and Queens

Reports To:              Development Director

Classification:         Full Time (Non-Exempt)


About the Violence Intervention Program, Inc.:

The Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP) partners with Latinx and all communities of color to end gender-based violence. Created as a grassroots response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, VIP has always centered Latinx survivors in its leadership and has worked to create a community of staff that reflects the rich national, ethnic and racial diversity of the communities we serve. VIP operates three community-based social service programs, two residential shelter and housing programs, a 24/7 hotline, an economic justice program, and a robust communications and outreach team.

 

Position Summary:

The Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP) seeks a self-motivated and outgoing Community Organizer to join our Communications & Outreach team. The Community Organizer will partner with survivors of intmate partner and sexual violence to engage in base-building and leadership development, and establish survivor-led social change campaigns. The majority of survivors working with VIP are Spanish-speaking immigrants, and the ideal candidate will bring strong Spanish language skills, a practice of cultural humility, and knowledge of the extensive diversity that is represented in Latinx communities.

 

VIP currently operates a Promotoras program where Latinx survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence are trained to conduct peer outreach and community education. The Community Organizer will play a crucial role in expanding the goals of the Promotoras to support self-determined activities, campaigns, and/or policy advocacy.

 

The Community Organizer will be a passionate activist to end gender-based violence, while centering the experiences of Spanish-speaking immigrants. The ideal candidate will also be detail-oriented, a self-starter, and a team-player. This role will be supported by a network of fellow staff and community members at VIP.


Essential Duties:

Ø Build and manage the VIP’s Promotoras program;

Ø Develop and implement political education and leadership development trainings for Promotoras;

Ø Provide workshops and facilitate presentations about VIP in both English and Spanish for community members and other social service providers;

Ø Represent VIP at coalitions and in collaborative partnerships, building active alliances with these partners;

Ø Collaborate with communications staff to create effective messaging for both internal and external communications;

Ø Collaborate with program staff to deepen analysis about root causes of intimate partner and sexual violence and connect survivors to needed services;

Ø Participate in legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of VIP;

Ø Participate in supervision, staff, and program meetings;

Ø Perform other tasks, including related supervisory and administrative duties, as needed.

 

Data Collection & Entry:

Ø Accurately record all required information that will be pertinent to identified outcomes;

Ø Collect and analyze data to improve program outcomes;

Ø Make recommendations for improvement or enhancement to data processes to ensure standards in data entry, collection, and retrieval are achieved. 

 

Requirements:

Ø BA/BS or equivalent experience required; advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred;

Ø Fully bilingual (English/Spanish – verbal and written fluency);

Ø Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to engage community members;

Ø Strong public speaking and facilitation skills;

Ø Knowledge of the sytems that impact immigrants, and familiarity with intimate partner and sexual violence movement work, including partners in the work to end gender-based violence;

Ø Must bring a collaborative approach to organizing and engaging colleagues;

Ø Comfortable working in diverse communities, particularly with Latinx, people of color, and low income populations;

Ø Well organized, outgoing, able to work independently and collaboratively;

Ø Ability to work evenings and weekends;

Ø Must exercise good judgment and demonstrate trauma-informed approach at all times;

Ø Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality;

Ø Ability to lift 30 lbs. (Outreach material) and travel via public transportation (bus, train, etc.);

Ø Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, fax machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and client database;

Ø Sense of humor a huge plus. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Ø BA/BS or equivalent experience required; advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred; 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

resumes@vipmujeres.org
http://www.vipmujeres.org

Qualified candidates may respond to this opportunity by submitting a cover letter & resume with salary requirement to: resumes@vipmujeres.org.


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