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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Brooklyn, NY, Program Director-The Center for Anti-violence Education

Program Director

Posted on: July 25, 2012


NOTE: This position no longer requires an MSW to apply
The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) is a multi-racial, intergenerational, community-based, not-for-profit organization that develops and implements violence prevention programs. CAE operates with a full-time staff of three, part-time and per-diem staff of 15, and a budget of $450,000.CAE’s holistic programs help women, teens, children, survivors and LGBTQ individuals build skills, heal from past abuse, and build community to counter the destructiveness of violence. A feminist organization,CAEis committed to fighting racism, heterosexism and gender oppression through all its activities.
CAE seeks an energetic, skilled, and committed Program Director to provide high-quality, outcome-driven programs for youth and adults; vision and direction for program growth and development; and operational support to the Executive Director. This is a senior level management position. This position provides the opportunity to interact with a diverse range of organizations and communities. The Program Director will supervise program and administrative staff, working closely with, and reporting to, the Executive Director.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Developing, implementing and managing violence prevention programming for adults and youth in line with CAE’s mission
    • Oversee all CAE’s program administration including the creation, implementation, and day-to-day operations of the program, ensuring that program goals and grant requirements are met
    • Manage all program and community outreach efforts including presenting CAE’s violence prevention theories and practices to different audiences in the community
    • Oversee the program evaluation process including the creation of evaluation tools, as well as collection, storage, transmission and analysis of program data to enhance and improve programs
  • Increase CAE’s earned income through marketing and business development activities
  • Recruiting, training, supervising and interviewing program and administrative staff, volunteers, and interns, including providing on-going employee coaching, counseling and corrective action to staff regarding performance
  • Provide day-to-day management and operational support to the Executive Director including managing administrative staff and specific operational systems
The candidate will ideally have the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in social work, public administration or related field, preferred (note: SIFI Certified MSWs are encouraged to apply)
  • Minimum of 3 years experience developing, implementing and supervising multiple programs
  • Minimum of 3 years experience supervising staff, including strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills, including the ability to take initiative, problem solve, balance competing priorities, work independently and within a team environment, pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Facility in creating and delivering public presentations
  • Experience and familiarity with budget creation and analysis
  • Commitment to social justice and CAE’s mission and goals
  • A background in anti-violence and empowerment work, preferred, including knowledge about physical and verbal self-defense strategies
  • Experience working with survivors of trauma and abuse, preferred
  • Familiarity with the New York City Public School system, a plus
  • Some evenings and weekend work required
  • English/ Spanish, Bilingual, preferred
Salary & Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience, in the mid to high $50s. Benefits include four weeks vacation, an employer-sponsored health plan, and the option to enroll in CAE’s flexible spending account. We also offer staff the opportunity to train for free in karate, tai chi or chi gung. CAE provides a collaborative, supportive and vibrant work atmosphere that also strives for excellence.


How to Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume (in .doc, .rtf, or .pdf format) to Tracy Hobson:
No phone calls.
CAE is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ applicants.


327 7th Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, New York, 11215, United States


Education requirements
4-year degree
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Salary details
Salary commensurate with experience, Salary commensurate with experience, in the mid to high $50s
Benefits include four weeks vacation, an employer-sponsored health plan, and the option to enroll in CAE’s flexible spending account. Opportunity to train for free in karate, tai chi or chi gung.
Job function
ManagementActivismSelf-Defense,ProgramEducationProject management
Owner's areas of focus
YouthMulti-service community agency,Women

Monday, July 30, 2012

Social Justice Based Educator - Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)

Social Justice Based Educator - Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred Scaglione   
Friday, 27 July 2012 13:44
Title: Social Justice Based Educator

Location: MS 218 on 167th Street and Gerard Ave.

Reports to: Project STEP Program Director    

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)
, a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Project STEP, Social Justice Based Educator to join its after school program. WHEDco has worked for twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; and family support. See for more information.
WHEDco is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Project STEP (Students Towards Educational Promise), housed in PS/MS 218, provides students the opportunity to realize their academic potential by developing their critical thinking skills. The program also provides students with solid test preparation strategies. Project STEP provides school day and after school classroom-based instruction and guidance program to answer MS 218’s middle school students’ need for remedial and accelerated academic instruction, information, and counseling. During the after school program students are engaged in a social justice based curriculum to enhance and develop literacy skills. A focus on meeting NYS standards through an exciting curriculum is expected.
Job Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the Project STEP program director, the instructor will assist in the development of a rigorous Service Learning and Literacy component of the program. He/She will also support the students in their high school selection process, if necessary.

1. Facilitate a Service Learning and Social Justice based curriculum for students in 7th or 8th grade. 
2. Provide academic support as needed and lead class during instructional hour 
3.  Encourage and lead workshops and projects that foster academic, cultural and artistic growth 
4. Attend all required staff/planning meetings

Strong academic skills in English
Demonstrated interest in the field of Education, Child Development
Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree is desirable
Minimum two years professional experience working with children in a classroom, after school, or in a community based environment; Substantial volunteer work will be considered
Bilingual (English/Spanish) is desirable
Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively
Able to work late afternoons
Previous work experience in low-income communities

Starting salary: $28-$30/hr

Hours: 2 hours per day including 3-5pm and one hour of prep time, 2 to 4 afternoons per week which can be scheduled on Monday through Thursday
Starting date: October 2012

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following:
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mail: WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, New York 10452  
Attn.: Nicole Jennings, Project STEP Director

Bilingual Advocate/ Paralegal - My Sisters' Place

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Written by Fred Scaglione   
Friday, 27 July 2012 14:15
Bilingual Advocate/ Paralegal
My Sisters' Place is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Westchester County, NY.   Since 1997, our Center for Legal Services has provided an array of free legal services, outreach and education to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.   My Sisters' Place is currently seeking to fill the position of a full-time Bilingual Advocate/ Paralegal.
Position Overview
The Bilingual Advocate/ Paralegal will provide administrative support to the Center for Legal Services by:
· Assisting the attorneys preparing petitions and in client meetings and consultations
· Conducting consultations of potential clients and assessing their legal needs
· Translating documents from English to Spanish, and Spanish to English and providing Spanish interpretation
· Providing interpretation for clients in court
· Assisting clients in collecting necessary documents
· Collecting and entering case statistical information for grant reports
· Preparing monthly statistical reports
· Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Fluency in Spanish oral and written communication required
  • Non-profit domestic violence and/or social service work experience preferred
· Excellent written and oral communications skills.
· Cultural competency with victims of domestic violence from various immigrant groups
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines
· Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, Microsoft Outlook and legal database programs, typing and data entry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with management and program staff
  • Excellent legal research skills

Send resume and cover letter preferably by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Or by mail: Hamra Ahmad, Esq. Managing Attorney My Sisters’ Place One Water Street White Plains, NY 10601

Media Officer

Media Officer

Equality Now. London, UK.
Open until filled.


Equality Now, an international human rights organisation dedicated to ending violence and discrimination against women globally, is seeking to recruit a Media Officer to assist it in increasing the visibility of its work and promoting advocacy in support of women’s rights around the world.
The Media Officer will be based in London and will report directly to the London Office Director. The Media Officer will work closely with the Global Communications Director and media officers in other Equality Now offices to implement a comprehensive communications strategy.


  • Develop and implement a communications and information strategy to increase the visibility of Equality Now’s work to end violence and discrimination against women and girls in the European media and internationally
  • Design and implement media campaigns on advocacy addressing violations of women’s rights
  • Develop a comprehensive database of journalists and other interested parties and cultivate strong media contacts
  • Draft and distribute press releases, letters to the editor, opinion pieces, articles and other news pieces to advance advocacy on women’s rights
  • Pro-actively seek out media opportunities, story placements, interviews etc.
  • Respond to media inquiries; prepare talking points; organise press conferences
  • Contribute to the development of collateral materials promoting Equality Now and its advocacy
  • Assist in organising and promoting special events
  • Supervise media interns and volunteers
  • Support updating of website content and content for social networking sites
  • Support colleagues in their outreach efforts as needed
  • Other duties as reasonably required


  • A Bachelors’ degree preferably in Communications/Journalism/Public Relations or equivalent
  • At least 5 years’ working experience, at least some of which should be in a similar role
  • An awareness of and commitment to issues relating to women’s equality
  • Experience in planning, writing, editing, producing and distributing newsletters, press releases, media advisories, letters to the editor and other print publications as well as experience with media outreach and pitching; existing good media contacts in this field
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English; facility in French, Spanish and/or Arabic also highly desirable
  • Knowledge of and facility in a range of media, including social networks, visual media etc.
  • Experience with special events and public speaking
  • An effective and creative communicator, with experience addressing different audiences across multiple mediums and platforms; international experience particularly welcome
  • Ability to work effectively, efficiently, diplomatically and calmly in a high-pressure environment on issues that are often complex and politically sensitive
  • Energetic, pro-active, self-motivated and dedicated with the ability to juggle tasks effectively
  • Flexible, with a commitment to teamwork and collaborative work practices
This is a new post for a year, with the possibility of renewal.

To Apply:

Please send a cv with cover letter plus two writing samples to
Required writing samples:
  • A marketing-oriented piece in the tone and style of an editorial or press release (no more than one page)
  • A short blog post or email alert on a women’s rights issue
Article License: Copyright - Article License Holder: Equality Now

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Program & Communications Associate

Program & Communications Associate

Posted on: July 24, 2012


The Women’s Foundation seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with strong database, web and social media skills to provide direct administrative support in the areas of program and communications. This position will be a cross-functional role and will have a dual reporting structure to a staff lead in both programs and communications, and may also work under the guidance of other staff members on a project-specific basis.
The work of the Program & Communications Associate will include, but is not limited to the following core areas:
1. Program & Grants Management
  • Assist program officers in all aspects of the execution and management of program dockets, grants and reports.
  • Process grants and manage correspondence with grantee partners including grant agreements, award letters, report reminders and report management.
  • Provide support for The Women's Foundation giving circles.
  • Manage the organization’s grants database (GIFTS), maintaining current and quality data about grants and grantee partners in the grants database and being able to track and run reports on grantee partners as requested.
  • Assist in the development of content specific resources for the program team.
2. Communications
  • Be responsible for the organization’s social media presence – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ etc.
  • Be responsible for monitoring and updating the organization’s website to ensure current, accurate and engaging content.
  • Write and solicit blog posts and assist in the development of communications collaterals as needed.
3. Events Coordination
  • Coordinate and organize events, conferences, and presentations across the organization, including securing event space, materials preparation, and providing logistical support prior to, during, and following events.
  • Attend community-based events and meetings to gather information and help move the work of the organization forward.
  • Serve as a representative of The Women’s Foundation at events held by and with donors, volunteers, Board Members, Grantee Partners, vendors, community leaders and other stakeholders.
4. Other
  • Assist in support staff duties when required, including answering phones.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of three (3) years of support experience preferred.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google platforms, and internet research.
  • Familiarity with GIFTS database or proficiency in database management with aptitude for learning new database platforms quickly.
  • Experience in web (content) management and proficiency in the strategic use of social media.
  • Passion for improving the lives of women and girls. Knowledge about issues affecting women and girls a plus.
  • Outstanding communication (speaking and writing), interpersonal, organizational, and language skills.
  • Energetic, flexible, team player with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to work with the ability to be self-directed and take initiative in identifying areas in need of attention.
  • Strong project and time management skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • An appetite for and sensitivity to working with diverse communities across race, class, ethnic, political and geographic boundaries.
  • Good and compassionate listener and a sympathetic participant with Grantee Partners, donors and other constituencies.
  • Able to work evenings for special events/meetings.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
People of diverse communities and women of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates from the Washington metropolitan area.


Please email résumé and cover letter to:
Subject: Program & Communications Associate Search



Posted on: July 24, 2012


DESCRIPTION: The Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization headquartered in Philadelphia that promotes social and economic self-sufficiency for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides training, individual business assistance, a savings program, support services, and access to business and financial resources. WORC received the “2001 Presidential Award for Excellence in Microenterprise Development: Poverty Alleviation” from the United States Department of Treasury.
WORC is seeking a Part-Time Development/Executive Assistant to assist the President in editing reports, grant requests, news releases, policy and research, event planning, travel arrangements, preparation of all documents, memos and correspondence for Board members and meetings. Responsibilities also include scheduling appointments and managing and organizing President’s office.
  • Experienced grant writer
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and carry through projects from beginning to end
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and work under pressure
  • Excellent editing and writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications, particularly Excel, Access and Word
  • Interest in community development, economics, and/or microfinance
  • Organized self-starter
  • Minimum 2-5 years experience
  • College degree or equivalent experience


Please submit cover letter and resume with salary requirements to


2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


Start date
August 13, 2012
Application deadline
August 7, 2012
Education requirements
4-year degree
Employment type
Part time
Professional level
Job function
Writing and editingFundraisingGrants administrationAdvocacyResearch,Communications
Owner's areas of focus
Community development