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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TORCH Program Intern, NARAL Pro-Choice NY, New York, NY

TORCH Program Intern

Early January through June 30th, 2013*
*Opportunity to continue through the Summer.

REPORTS TO: Youth Coordinator

10-15 hours per week**
**Tuesdays between 1-6pm (MANDATORY)
**Availability on Monday and Thursday strongly preferred.

This position is UNPAID. We will help secure academic credit if applicable.

The Teen Outreach Reproductive Challenge, known as TORCH®, is a nationally recognized program that combines peer sexual and reproductive health education and leadership training for New York City youth. TORCH Peer Leaders build their self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and learn to make responsible choices. Then they share their knowledge with other teens by facilitating workshops around New York City.

The Continuing Education Meetings are held every Tuesdays between the hours of 4-6pm. These meetings are designed to increase educational opportunities for a diverse group of young people, continue training on gaps in knowledge and skills and to expose the group to various topics they request related to Sexual Reproductive Health issues.


Interns provide hands-on assistance to a diverse and dynamic group of high school students from all five boroughs of New York City who are involved in this nationally recognized program.

  • Assist TORCH staff in designing and planning weekly session agendas for Tuesday meetings.
  • Help develop and organize resource materials for Peer Leaders.
  • Assist with program evaluation efforts.
  • Track outreach efforts and their results.
  • Mentor TORCH peer leadership positions.
  • Travel to workshop locations to observe Peer Leader workshops.
  • Assist TORCH Program staff with other tasks as necessary.


  • An understanding and enjoyment of working directly with a diverse group of adolescents.
  • Experience and comfort facilitating youth programs, specifically around sexuality education.  
  • Strong personal commitment to youth development and sexual and reproductive health/rights/justice issues.
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health/adolescent sexuality.
·       Flexibility and creativity to work well with a small team of staff and interns.
  • Research and computer skills, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and data entry.
  • Time, organizational and management skills.
  • Graduate students encouraged to apply.

This is a great opportunity for aspiring educators, social workers, and counselors.


Please email a resume and cover letter to with subject line “TORCH Intern”. People of color, LGBTQI persons and especially those with an overall passion for working with young people and who want to gain a meaningful experience are encouraged to apply.

Political Intern, NARAL Pro-Choice NY, New York, NY

Political Intern

REPORTS TO: Government Affairs and Advocacy Manager
HOURS: 15-20 hours per week, flexible scheduling available Monday-Friday 10-6.
COMPENSATION: This position is unpaid. NARAL Pro-Choice New York will help secure academic credit if applicable. 


The Political Intern is responsible for supporting NARAL Pro-Choice NY’s legislative advocacy strategy to advance reproductive rights in New York State. He or she will also assist in NARAL Pro-Choice NY’s preparations for the 2014 election.

  •   Research lawmakers and legislation. Advise NARAL staff on findings.
  •   Assist in the creation of educational materials for lawmakers.
  •   Collaborate with other members of the Political and Legislative Affairs team in planning a
    pro-choice lobby day in Albany.
  •   Research candidates running throughout New York State.
  •   Facilitate the candidate questionnaire process and correspond with campaigns.
  •   Maintain databases. 

  •   Passion for social justice and reproductive rights.
  •   A strong interest in the legislative and political processes.
  •   Eagerness to learn.
  •   Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •   Research experience.
  •   Confidence in using Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel.
  •   Detail-oriented and organized. 


    Please email a resume and cover letter to with subject line “Political Intern”. People of color, LGBTQI persons and especially those with an overall passion for working with reproductive rights are encouraged to apply.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Community Coordinator, Women, Action & the Media

Community Coordinator

Posted on: November 21, 2013
Posted by: Women, Action & the Media


Women, Action & the Media (WAM!), a North American nonprofit working toward gender equity in media, seeks a talented, energetic organizer to support and grow our active (and activist!) communities. Strong candidates will have a proven track record of activism, community-building and/or community organizing, be highly organized, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, an ability to work flexibly and creatively, and have a passion for gender justice and media.


The Community Coordinator will, under the supervision of our Executive Director, be the lead staff person for two of our signature programs: WAM!CAN, and WAM! Chapters.

The WAM! Community Action Network (WAM!CAN) is a grassroots direct-action network dedicated to creating gender justice in media at all levels, including ownership, employment, representation and access. It’s a network of people who share a concern about the state of our media, coming together to take action to create the media ecosystem we deserve. Once a month, we put out the WAM! signal and we all take one single, targeted action together. The rest of the time, WAM!CAN helps everyone talk issues and strategy with others who share their concerns, and promote actions of their own and others that promote gender justice in media.

Our volunteer-run local chapters run year-round activities to connect WAM!mers with other local media-makers and activists concerned with gender justice in media.  Chapters help WAM!ers network, organize, build coalitions and share skills. Most events are free or low-cost to attend – and include happy hours, public mentoring talks, strategy and skill-building workshops, film festivals, conferences, organizing meetings, direct actions, book clubs, parties, and more.

The Community Coordinator should have strong community organizing expertise, be excited at the prospect of growing with our organization, and welcome the opportunity to be a thought partner and team member in a small but exceptional organization. This position requires an individual who likes leading and working in a team, can maintain multiple responsibilities and can stay on top of information and tasks in a fast-paced organization.


WAM! Community Action Network:
• In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Action Advisory Board, oversees and facilitates the development and implementation of action campaigns including: developing and executing effective campaign plans, coordination of campaign activities and actions, and recruiting coalition allies.
• Takes the lead in all aspects of campaign management, including writing e-blasts, managing social media, developing creative ideas to promote community involvement and action, consulting and coordinating with partners and experts, evolving campaign strategy as needed, and more.
• Identifies ongoing action and advocacy opportunities in alignment with the vision, mission, and core values of WAM!; remains current in trends, policies, and best practices related to media, activism and feminism.
• Solicits and utilizes community input about WAM!CAN actions, including ideas for future action as well as feedback about current and past actions.
• Mobilizes the WAM! community and people who are not yet WAM!mers to participate in WAM!CAN actions.
• Identifies and builds coalitions with key community partners.

Support and Supervise WAM! Chapter Leads:
• Spearheads the training and development of WAM! Chapter Leads
• Assists Chapter Leads in developing and executing local WAM! programming
• Assists Chapter Leads in developing a leadership pipeline and active membership for their chapter.
• Uses a strengths-based or coaching approach to support Chapter Leads
• Holds accountable and supports Chapter Leads in program planning, project and time management, marketing and communications, and sustainable work practice.
• Fosters communication and team-building among Chapters Leads in different cities.


• Excellent community organizing skills- demonstrated success in organizing, strategizing, implementing, and identifying victories on organizing campaigns.
• Passion for and understanding of WAM!’s mission and vision.
• Excellent individual and group rapport-building and communication skills (written and verbal) in a range of relationships and environments, including with co-workers, board and advisory board members, chapter leads, collaborators and fellow activists.
• Skills, tools and a creative approach to community-building and change-making activism
• Excellent time management, project management, and delegation skills.


• The Community Coordinator should see themselves as an organizer in a movement for gender justice in media
• BA or higher in communications, sociology, political science, gender and/or women’s studies, media education, ethnic studies, cultural studies or related fields favored but not required.
• At least 3-5 years of significant, related activism, community-building and/or community organizing experience, with a track record of measurable impact.
• Supervisory experience required, especially experience supervising volunteers.
• Willing to work flexible hours, evenings and some weekends.
• Ability to work with diverse people, communities, and cultures, with understanding of culturally competent practices.
• Computer skills (Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel), proficiency in utilizing the internet, including multiple social media platforms, Skype, and Google Drive.


• Compensation is commensurate with experience including full health care benefits and paid vacation.
• Position is exempt, full-time and reports to the Executive Director.
• Our ideal candidate will be prepared to make a 2 year commitment to WAM!.
• WAM! operates a virtual office: candidate must have reliable high-speed internet access, and be available online and by Skype and phone during work hours in a continental U.S. timezone


Email cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Program Development Director - Business Development, International Rescue Committee, Nairobi, Kenya

Program Development Director - Business Development

Posted on: December 7, 2013
Application deadline: February 6, 2014
Posted by: International Rescue Committee


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC is one of the leading providers of high quality programming in both conflict and post-conflict settings. In order to advance its mission of serving communities impacted by conflict and displacement, the IRC is committed to developing innovative, context-specific programs in response to strategic funding opportunities with a range of government and multilateral donors. This business development is led by the IRC's Business Development Unit (BDU) in close collaboration with Regional and Country management structures, the IRC's Technical Units and a range of headquarter specialists based in the USA and Europe.

The Program Development Director-Africa, working in close coordination with the Senior Director-Business Development, Regional Units, Country Offices and senior staff in IRC's headquarter offices, will be responsible for building relationships with key donors and monitoring, managing and coordinating IRC's response to strategic funding opportunities with such government and multilateral bodies such as the World Bank, USAID, and UN agencies in key IRC country programs throughout Africa. The incumbent will be responsible for influencing donor strategies and raising awareness of IRC as a key post-conflict actor.

While the post's geographic remit is the ensemble of IRC's programs in Africa, the Program Development Director-Africa will focus attention and effort on a subset of key strategic countries. This list will be reviewed and adjusted periodically. In relation to this shortlist of priority countries, the incumbent will work closely with country and regional management to design and implement appropriate, tailored business development strategies, including deployment to the countries in question to lead responses to specific business opportunities.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Program Development Director-Africa will report to the Senior Director- Business Development in New York.

General Business Development
  • Support the development and implementation of the IRC's business development objectives;
  • Raise awareness of IRC as an effective and innovative post-conflict agency with key funding partners;
  • Represent IRC and liaise with donor agencies and partners, in relevant countries and at their headquarters, for intelligence gathering purposes and to influence funding policies;
  • Work with the BDU's Program Manager to maintain proposal development information;
  • Interview prospective team leader/proposal writer consultants for relevant rosters;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director- Business Development.
Country-Specific Program Development
  • Strategy
  • Support country offices in developing business plans which support their overall program strategies (Country Program Strategic Plans and Country Sector Strategies);
  • Assist country offices to improve donor mapping and enhance intelligence gathering efforts to support strategic planning and program design;
  • Program Development
  • Assist country and regional teams to design innovative program approaches to implement their country strategies;
  • Manage responses to strategic funding opportunities, including serving (depending on the context) as proposal team leader, writer, primary negotiator with prospective partner agencies, coordinator with technical, regional and headquarter support teams, etc;
  • Review competitive proposals for adherence to all solicitation requirements;
  • Facilitate post-submission processes up to and including award negotiations;
  • Facilitate institutional learning around both successful and failed funding submissions;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director- Business Development.
  • Bachelors Degree plus advanced degree in international development, political science, or other related field;
  • Minimum 7 years progressive experience with a special focus on proposal development and donor negotiation;
  • Previous experience with public funding;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills;
  • Proven management skills and ability to negotiate effectively with donors and partner agencies;
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to work productively and accurately while under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding environment;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently;
  • Ability to meet unexpected demands and remain flexible;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively;
  • Ability to travel, at times with minimum notice and for prolonged periods of time.

ERT Advocacy & Policy Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, New York, NY

ERT Advocacy & Policy Coordinator

Posted on: December 7, 2013
Application deadline: February 6, 2014
Posted by: International Rescue Committee


The Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPRU) is the division of the International Programs Department responsible for maintaining the organization's readiness to respond to emergencies and mounting effective and rapid responses during complex humanitarian crises. The EPRU is made up of the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, the Senior Emergency Coordinator and Program Manager, along with the members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT). The ERT, under the leadership of the Senior Emergency Coordinator, consists of fifteen individuals with expertise in health, environmental health, advocacy & policy, operations, and finance.


The ERT Advocacy & Policy Coordinator is a vital part of the Emergency Response Team and the Policy and Advocacy Team. During field deployment this role directly reports to the Emergency Field Director or designated country emergency lead. This position works in close collaboration with other IRC ERT members while in the field and is considered an integral member of the team.

The IRC ERT staff are expected to be deployed to the field - either in an emergency or in a roving capacity - for up to 75% of the time (9 months a year) and must be able to deploy to the site of an emergency within 72 hours of notification.

Members of the ERT can be deployed to either initiate a new emergency program in a crisis zone or support an existing IRC country program. The overall responsibility of the ERT is to rapidly and effectively develop, implement, and manage the IRC's onsite humanitarian response in order to meet the immediate needs of the affected population as well as influencing the global and local policy decisions that affect them.

Between field assignments, the ERT Advocacy & Policy Coordinator will report to IRC's Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy in Washington, DC and function as a member of IRC's Public Policy and Advocacy Department. At all times, the ERT Advocacy & Policy Coordinator will conduct activities in close coordination with and support the advocacy efforts undertaken by the IRC offices in Washington DC, New York, London, Geneva, Brussels, and relevant IRC field offices.

The ERT Advocacy & Policy Coordinator will also work closely with representatives from other organizations in the field on collective action, coalition building, and direct advocacy activities to shape the policy environment and improve the practice of humanitarian action.

The ERT Advocacy & Policy Coordinator is responsible for developing and carrying out a coherent strategic approach to international and national advocacy initiatives targeted at appropriate international governments, national host governments, local authorities, major donors, UN Specialized Agencies, NGO Consortia, and other Nongovernmental Organizations.

  • Work with the EPRU Director, Senior Emergency Coordinator, and ERT members to improve IRC's emergency response by identifying policy trends, reporting on key developments, analyzing ramifications of policy changes, and developing IRC advocacy strategy and actions.
  • Support and coordinate with IRC's Public Policy and Advocacy Department during deployments in close cooperation with IRC London, IRC Geneva, IRC Brussels, and IRC field offices. Maintain an effective communication flow between all relevant IRC offices.
  • Attend and represent the IRC at key meetings and promote IRC's viewpoints while working closely with relevant ERT members and IRC field staff as well as develop advocacy interventions based on IRC's policy and advocacy priorities.
  • Seek to influence the policies of national, state and/or provincial, and local governments and municipal authorities in the field to improve the lives of people affected by persecution, disasters, and conflict. Advocate for policy change among relevant international governments and institutional donors.
  • Liaise with refugees, displaced persons, and community leaders to understand their plight and develop advocacy actions to represent their views and improve their lives.
  • Educate officials and policy makers, facilitate presentations by IRC experts, coordinate high-level meetings, provide field-based briefings, and conduct formal presentations as required.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts and good working rapport with various United Nations offices, Intergovernmental Organizations, Host Government Ministries, NGO peer organizations, and NGO Consortia.
  • Serve as one of IRC's public outreach focal points for advocacy and media campaigns as directed including the drafting of relevant communications and participating in public speaking opportunities representing IRC's priority messages.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of IRC's thematic priorities including durable solutions, urban refugees, humanitarian financing, women's protection and empowerment, refugee resettlement, and humanitarian access. Understand current trends in humanitarian action such as the Transformative Agenda, Humanitarian Reform and humanitarian architecture, Accountability to Affected Populations, Empirical Programming, Do No Harm, and Aid Effectiveness.
  • Establish and convene an internal working group of experts across relevant offices of IRC to formulate organization-wide policy positions on relevant humanitarian issues.
  • Assist IRC program staff with integrating advocacy actions into project design and implementation as well as support staff in empowering beneficiaries to become more effective advocates for themselves.
  • Postgraduate degree in relevant subject including International Development, International Relations, or relevant field of study
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in developing countries with at least 2 years in leadership positions in complex humanitarian and/or emergency settings with diverse geographical professional experience preferred
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule that will allow for mandatory travel to crisis situations within 72 hours of notification
  • Capacity to work long hours in stressful and often insecure environments for up to 3 months at a time
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills with an ability to focus both on internal issues as well as external demands
  • Proven team-building and team leadership skills with an ability to maintain esprit de corps with a team that is often geographically dispersed
  • Solid strategic thinking and analytical skills as well as flexibility to a changing work environment
  • Excellent spoken and written English and proficiency in spoken French or Arabic
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience with various telecommunications equipment such as HF, VHF, RBGANs, SatPhone and ability to drive manual transmission 4-WDs

Bilingual Community Advocate, On The Rise, Cambridge, MA

Bilingual Community Advocate

Posted on: November 26, 2013
Posted by: On the Rise


On The Rise, Inc. (OTR) is a dynamic, Cambridge, MA-based non-profit founded in 1995 that serves women in crisis and homelessness throughout the region. Our Safe Haven Program's innovative approach has unprecedented success with women who are unable to make full use of other community programs for reasons that may include their histories (trauma, violence and abuse are ubiquitous) and present conditions (many women are coping with multiple issues, from physical and mental health concerns, to addiction, criminal histories, and more). In the face of these obstacles, women who participate in OTR's programs leverage their initiative and core strengths to find safety and discover new possibilities.

This full-time exempt position reports directly to the Program Director. One position on the 6-person Advocacy Team is currently open. The position may be filled by an experienced individual with high school diploma or GED who has at least three years' direct service experience with trauma survivors, substance users, people with mental health issues and/or homelessness. Relevant life experience will also be strongly considered for the position. FLEUNCY IN SPANISH IS REQUIRED.

An advocate's responsibilities begin at the Safe Haven, a daytime program where women experiencing trauma and homelessness may address some basic human needs such as food, clothing, rest and hygiene. At the Safe Haven Community Advocates spend both casual and intensive time with individual women, many of whom are trauma survivors, struggle with mental and physical health issues, and substance use/abuse.

The Advocacy Team builds relationships with the women in this environment, and these relationships are the basis for long-term, broad-based support both inside and outside the Safe Haven. Such support may take the form of assistance in using other programs through accompaniment and advocacy; support may relate to a wide range of issues, including housing, drug and alcohol treatment, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood and adult trauma, legal and criminal issues, parenting issues, physical and mental health issues, applying for public benefits, budgeting, sexual identity and orientation, and more.

Hours: OTR's normal business hours are 8-4 on weekdays. The Safe Haven is also open on most Saturdays and most holidays. In order to ensure adequate staffing during all the Safe Haven's scheduled operations, Community Advocates schedules may include one Saturday monthly and occasional holidays and exclude occasional weekdays.

  • Direct service to women: 
    • Providing broad-based, long-term emotional and general support to women in the Safe Haven, with other programs and offsite (at the hospital, in court, at other community programs, etc.)
    • Working with women to help them articulate their needs, supporting them in meeting these needs, helping them work through issues including housing, drug and alcohol abuse and treatment, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood and adult trauma, legal and criminal issues, parenting issues, physical and mental health concerns, benefits, budgeting, sexual identity and orientation, and more
    • Facilitating women's access to other programs including information and referral, accompaniment to and advocacy at other agencies and programs, coordinating follow-up care and assistance
    • Crisis intervention and harm reduction, including assessment of danger and risk
  • Collaboration:
    • Collaboration within the Advocacy Team to provide a safety net of support for women at OTR that is not wholly dependent on particular staff members, and to leverage the diverse skills of different team members in complex, multi-layered problem-solving
    • Strengthening professional relationships within the continuum of service providers, enhancing the success and effectiveness of referrals between OTR and other programs, and providing a smoother integration for women into and through the system – in keeping with OTR's "mortar between the bricks" philosophy
    • Acting as occasional "ambassador" of OTR to community members, donors, and other interested parties at site visits, open houses, and other organizational events
  • Organization:
    • Regular exercise of independent judgment and discretion
    • Participation in maintaining a safe, clean, healthy physical environment, adequate supplies, etc.
    • Certain aspects of day-to-day program management, e.g. meetings, scheduling
    • Recordkeeping and reporting
    • Active participation in program development and evaluation, identification of service gaps, etc.
  • Other: 
    • Like all OTR employees, Community Advocates will be flexible and open to "pitching in" as needed with other duties that arise in the course of a 13-employee organization's day-to-day operations
    • Like all OTR employees, Community Advocates are expected to strive to continuously increase skills and competence, e.g. taking advantage of opportunities for professional networking and continuing education
What We Are Looking For

On The Rise enjoys an excellent reputation within the support of a committed and diverse community. We are looking for a person who can build on our strong history and excellent programming, to continue to increase the quality and positive impact of our programs on women in crisis and homelessness.

The ideal candidate has:
  • Personal experience with the issues facing the women who use our services (homelessness, trauma, substance use/abuse, domestic violence, physical/mental health issues, etc.)
  • Exceptional commitment to the mission of On The Rise and to furthering this mission through direct service to women
  • Demonstrated interest in or prior work with trauma, substance abuse, mental health, homelessness
  • Understanding of and/or prior work using harm reduction and relational approaches, and to using these approaches to achieve social justice aims through direct service
  • Knowledge of human service agencies and programs throughout Greater Boston
  • Commitment and tact in contributing to the work of a multi-disciplinary team and assisting a diverse population, while maintaining personal standards and performance
  • Desire to keep learning and stretching
  • Determination to "meet each woman where she is" using creative, professional approaches
  • Strength and self-knowledge in maintaining personal/professional boundaries, acknowledging personal limitations
  • Judgment and experience in helping women prioritize competing, often conflicting, needs
  • Rapport and discretion in dealing with sensitive, confidential matters
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced environment; open to new ideas
  • Microsoft Office literacy and internet savvy
A valid driver's license and a personal vehicle are required for light to moderate use for employment purposes.

Salary commensurate with experience plus great benefits.

On The Rise is partially supported by MOVA through the 1984 VOCA grant from the Office of Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

On The Rise recognizes the importance and benefits of diversity in the workplace and the community. We are an AA/EOE, and we strongly encourage people of color to apply. Individuals who have experienced homelessness or overcome other significant life challenges are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the questions below:
  1. What excites you about On The Rise's mission?
  2. What are your strongest skills and qualifications that will help you in this position?
Please submit your materials online to: with "Community Advocate " in the subject line.

Executive Director, The Sister Fund, New York, NY

Executive Director

Posted on: November 27, 2013
Application deadline: January 1, 2014
Posted by: The Sister Fund


The Sister Fund is a private foundation that supports and gives voice to the marginalized, especially women working for healing in the world from a faith-based perspective. We are committed to woman-centered philanthropy and the empowerment of faith-based women, because we believe the energy of love heals. In service of this transformative vision, The Sister Fund provides grants, technical support, communication tools and networking opportunities in a variety of forms. A portion of The Sister Fund's resources is dedicated to broader ideas and initiatives that help create a just and sustainable world.

The Sister Fund's Executive Director is responsible forleading the organization in the consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Core responsibilities include: implementation of policies set forth by the Board of Directors, meeting annual goals and objectives and ensuring organization's financial stability. Working in partnership with the Foundation President, the Executive Director manages and/or oversees all aspects of foundation operations, including: grant making, grantor-grantee relationships, staff and compliance, providing technical assistance, developing and managing budgets, implementing programs, and representing the foundation at events and in collaborative efforts.

As The Sister Fund is a private foundation, paramount to the position's success is prioritizing a relationship with The Foundation President, ensuring that the work is carried out hand in glove, as well as nurturing a relationship with grant-advising family members.

Duties may consist of, but are not limited to:

Grant Making
  • Works with family members around the development of their philanthropic interests and outreach and advises and assists with grant recommendations
  • Reviews grant requests with Foundation President
  • Approves grants and signs paperwork associated with grant agreement letters and contracts
  • Attends grantee special events and conducts site visits at the request of Foundation President
  • Reviews and approves final reports one year after grants are awarded
  • In partnership with the Grants Administrator:
  • Processes proposals
  • Reviews grantee applicant program summaries and budgets
  • Addresses inquiries from grant seekers, applicants and grantees
  • Provides technical assistance for grantees
Grant Meeting Leadership

· Sets weekly meetings with President to discuss discretionary and other grant requests
· Regularly interfaces with grants-advising family members
· Regularly updates the grants overview and budget
· Leads in the writing of all grant book write ups and oversees the organization of grant books for meetings
· Schedules all grant meetings and trustee board meetings in coordination with Foundation President's office
· Develops agendas for all grant and board meetings in coordination with Foundation President
· Facilitates and leads annual grant and trustee meetings

Budget Management

· Prepares annual organizational budget working with finance team and presents budget for approval at trustee meeting
· Oversees regular updating of grants overview to insure compliance with grant making budget
· Allocates organizational resources and authorizes all office-related expenses
· Oversees submission of grant documentation, bills and other correspondence to the accounting office
· Notifies trustees of any budget changes or unanticipated expenses and secures their approval in coordination with Foundation President
· Oversees the drafting of expenditure responsibility reports


· Regularly corresponds with Foundation President about foundation functioning, reporting on grantees, meetings attended, and progress on work plan.
· Coordinates activities and schedules with Foundation President's Managing Director and staff
· Communicates with and coordinated the business of foundation trustees
· Manages relationship and communications with sublessee and landlord
· Coordinates with accountants
· Acts as liaison between foundation and legal team and other consultants
· Serves as spokesperson for foundation as requested by Foundation President
· Writes about the foundation's mission and funding priorities for public consumption as requested by Foundation President
· Supervises editing and production of materials, publications
· Oversees updating of website and other social media communications

Staff Management

· Holds regular meetings with Office and Grants Administrator
· Provides daily To Do list and weekly work plan reporting to Foundation President and oversees staff daily and weekly reports to Foundation President
· Prioritizes workflow for office
· Approves timesheets
· Provides staff with regular feedback and annual performance reviews
· Works with HR director

Misc. Operations

· Manages corporate recordkeeping and compliance/legal requirements
· Develops and implements long-term plans, evaluation measures and organizational development strategies with President and/or Boards
· Manages office space
· Assisted by staff, optimizes guest lists for annual galas for which TSF purchases a table toward facilitation of grantee networking
· Leads problem-solving efforts
This job description may be modified in the future to fit the needs of The Sister Fund.


· Master's Degree or equivalent plus three to five years Experience as executive director or in similar level of management responsibility; or equivalent combination of education and experience
· Passion for the mission of The Sister Fund
· Understanding of not-for-profits and experience working with boards of directors
· Sensitivity and respect for organized religious faith/activism and cultural and religious diversity
· Passion for social justice issue and an understanding of grassroots organizing
· Strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire and motivate - a visionary who is trustworthy and diplomatic with a high energy level; effective at conflict management
· Ability to build collaborative relationships with other organizations
· Excellent communications skills, both written and oral; strong presentation skills
· Ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, to encourage teamwork and collaboration;
· Business acumen

Office Skills

· Microsoft Office, graphics applications/software, accounting and gift tracking software
· Database systems and networks
· Websites and social networking (creation, updating and use)
· Typing 60 wpm


Email resume and cover letter, with salary information to Paula Ciccimarra at Please note, resumes will not be considered without a salary range provided. No phone calls please.

Senior Manager, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC

Senior Manager, Committees & Task Forces (Program Manager/Meeting Planner)

Posted on: December 2, 2013
Posted by: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is a not-for-profit membership organization supporting over 57,000 members/physicians across the country. As the experts in women's health we provide a wide range of services for the nation's leading group of professionals. Located in S.W. Washington, DC, we provide a positive, supportive work environment, excellent benefits and so much more! To learn more about our organization, please visit our Website at!

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Committees & Task Forces (Program Manager/Meeting Planner) to serve as primary staff to committees, presidential task forces, work groups and initiatives that address gynecologic and well-woman topics.

  • Support the Director on issues related to the College's gynecologic guidance and initiatives, including issues related to adolescent health.
  • Guide documents through peer review and publication process as needed.
  • Coordinate meetings including developing meeting agendas and compiling necessary materials.
  • Carry out the work of assigned presidential task forces, work groups, and initiatives.
  • Develop and coordinate relevant activities at the College's Annual Clinical Meeting.
  • Develop grant proposals and manage grant-funded activities.
  • Assist with evaluation of the medical literature and advise the president, task force, and work group chairs.
  • Develop and maintain related websites and collaborate other departments to promote departmental projects and initiatives through venues such as social media, web posting, and e-mail blasts.
  • Survey the field of gynecologic practice and advise the Director.
  • Develop and maintain budget.
  • Oversee the preparation of related correspondence and reports.
  • Assist with special projects (eg, white papers, fact sheets, meeting presentations, smart phone apps, dissemination tools) as assigned.
  • Provide content oversight for departmental assistants, including assigning and reviewing work, providing feedback and direction as necessary.
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in related work;
  • Medical association experience preferred;
  • Must be computer literate, including strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Grant writing skills and project management experience are preferred;
  • The position requires superior communication and editing skills;
  • Must be able to assimilate technical issues into accurate reports and responses;
  • Must possess a proper balance of assertiveness, diplomacy and discretion;
  • Ability to interact with a variety of people and institutions;
  • Skills in managing a diverse and heavy work load; self-direction.
The American College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in EVerify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, or any other classification as required by applicable law.


Please submit your cover letter and resume directly to our recruiter through the following site:

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Senior Press Officer, NARAL, New York, NY

Senior Press Officer

Posted on: December 4, 2013
Posted by: NARAL Pro-Choice NY


The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and NARAL Pro-Choice New York are related organizations working at the state and local level in New York and across the country to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care through bold advocacy, creative education campaigns, and high-impact partnerships. NIRH is an innovative policy, communications, and education organization that partners with state and local leaders to design and implement campaigns focused on guaranteeing every woman the right to make decisions about their reproductive health and lives and access to the services and information necessary to fully exercise those rights. NARAL Pro-Choice New York is the leading pro-choice political and advocacy organization working toward these goals in New York State.

The National Institute for Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro-Choice New York seek a Senior Press Officer to be an integral member of the Communications Department, responsible for strengthening our brand and building out our New York State and national media presence.

The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, self-motivated and has a strong commitment to the goals of the organization. The candidate should have experience developing, pitching and placing creative stories and facility with media relations. This position reports to the Communications Director.

  • Work to build out the organization's media profile
  • Work directly with the media to promote the organization, its programs and campaigns
  • Pitch and place stories that position the National Institute for Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro-Choice New York as a thought leader in reproductive health and rights
  • Find opportunities for the organization to enter and shape the conversation on reproductive rights and health
  • Think creatively about new ways to market the organization and develop storylines about our work in partnership with other organizations
  • Write press releases, statements, letters to the editor, and other short-form, rapid response communications
  • Work collaboratively with the Writer and Communications Director on op-eds and other long-form pieces
  • Build and maintain relationships with writers and editors covering reproductive health and rights
  • Build and maintain relationships with bloggers and online media
  • Work with state partners and provide technical assistance, including designing media plans, developing talking points, etc.
  • 4-6 years of experience as a press officer or working in a media relations capacity with a non-profit organization or public relations firm
  • Excellent relationships with New York and/or national press
  • Facility with interacting with members of the media
  • Enthusiasm about pitching the media
  • A demonstrated ability to move an organization to the next level of media exposure
  • A demonstrated ability to develop creative and effective story pitches and issue-based narratives
  • Proven placement(s) in high-level New York and/or national media forums
  • Experience developing organizational media plans and trainings
  • Experience developing and utilizing messaging a plus
  • Knowledge of reproductive health and rights and/or New York State policy and politics preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff across the organization
  • Ability to thrive and think creatively in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience using Cision media relations software
  • A sense of humor!
  • Send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with "Senior Press Officer" in the subject line. Or mail your application to Director of Human Resources, NPCNY/NIRH, 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.
NPCNY/NIRH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

Communications Writer, NARAL, New York, NY

Communications Writer

Posted on: December 4, 2013
Posted by: NARAL Pro-Choice NY

The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and NARAL Pro-Choice New York are related organizations working at the state and local level in New York and across the country to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care through bold advocacy, creative education campaigns, and high-impact partnerships. NIRH is an innovative policy, communications, and education organization that partners with state and local leaders to design and implement campaigns focused on guaranteeing every woman the right to make decisions about their reproductive health and lives and access to the services and information necessary to fully exercise those rights. NARAL Pro-Choice New York is the leading pro-choice political and advocacy organization working toward these goals in New York State.

NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health seek a Writer to provide organization-wide content and editorial support. The Writer will be an integral member of the Communications Department, responsible for articulating our mission, refining our message, and communicating our work to a wide range of audiences. The Writer is charged with having an organization-wide perspective on the various programs and the ability to communicate that synthesized view to a broad public.

The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, self-motivated and has a strong commitment to the goals of the organization. The candidate should have experience writing on issues of reproductive health and rights, with attention to brand consistency. Experience writing about the political and legislative landscape of the choice movement is preferred. The candidate should be able to write clear, convincing and empathetic content that enhances the NARAL NY/NIRH brand and motivates audiences to take action. This position reports to the Communications Director.

  • Write content across a range of platforms that clearly articulates and illustrates the organization's mission and work. Content could include op-eds, letters to the editor, blogposts, email alerts, website content, organizational brochures and other marketing materials.
  • Write and edit development materials, such as annual reports and miscellaneous board materials
  • Write policy materials, such as white papers, memos, policy summaries, and relevant materials for internal and external use
  • Communicate the organization's programs and goals clearly and articulately, with attention to brand consistency
  • With other members of the Communications Department, develop concepts and copy for our social media campaigns
  • Find opportunities for the organization to enter and shape the conversation on reproductive rights and health
  • Provide technical assistance as needed to grantee and partner organizations related to communicating their work and messages
  • 3-5 years of experience as a staff writer, journalist, or serving in a similar capacity for a non-profit organization or public relations firm
  • An ability to distill complex legislative and organizational information to convincing and engaging copy
  • Facility in writing for a variety of audiences and formats
  • Knowledge of reproductive health and rights and/or New York State policy and politics preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff across the organization
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • A sense of humor!
  • Send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with "Writer" in the subject line. Or mail your application to Director of Human Resources, NPCNY/NIRH, 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.
NPCNY/NIRH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

Web Assistant, National Organization for Women

Web Assistant

Posted on: December 6, 2013
Application deadline: December 15, 2013
Posted by: National Organization for Women

WEB ASSISTANT (Temporary Independent Contractor) 

National Organization for Women (NOW)
Part-time or Full-time, Position will last for about 90 days
Salary: $12-15 per hour depending on qualifications
Location: Remote

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of thousands of contributing members and supporters and hundreds of chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.


NOW is hiring part-time, temporary contract Web Assistants to transfer online content from our current website to our new one. This is an independent contractor position that requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. The temporary position will last for about 90 days.

Assignments will be conducted remotely, so candidates must have access to their own computer and a reliable internet connection. Web Assistants must be detail oriented and able to maintain focus and accuracy when performing repetitive tasks. Previous WordPress experience highly desirable. Excellent writing skills required.


Please email resume, cover letter, contact information for two references, and a short writing sample to