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Friday, October 31, 2014

Program Associate, SPARK Movement, Brooklyn, NY

Program Associate

Posted on: October 31, 2014
Application deadline: November 14, 2014
Start date: November 17, 2014
Posted by: SPARK Movement

SPARK Movement (SPARK) is seeking a motivated, flexible Program Associate to join our team. Responsibilities include training, mentoring and supporting a diverse group of young feminists, online and on the ground, as activists, organizers, and leaders in the fight against the sexualization of girls.
SPARK is an intergenerational, "girl-fueled" activist movement working to end sexualization, a root cause of violence against women and girls. We are creating a cultural tipping point where sexualization is unacceptable, intolerable and unprofitable, while simultaneously building support for girls' healthy sexuality and overall well-being.
The main responsibility for this position is managing the SPARK Action Squad, an age, race, and gender-diverse group of girls and their allies who are passionate about supporting SPARK's campaigns while also growing and honing their own feminist and activist knowledge and experience. Managing the Action Squad includes, but isn't limited to:
  • Moderating and engaging with the Action Squad's online community;
  • Working closely with SPARKteam girl activists to develop and deliver trainings, book clubs, film screenings & discussions, and other activities with members of the Action Squad;
  • Drafting and sending twice-monthly emails to Action Squad members detailing ways they can take action;
  • Cultivating relationships with Action Squad members, including supporting and sharing Squadders' individual projects on SPARK's networks when they're aligned with our mission;
  • Developing & implementing strategies for growing the Action Squad and expanding its reach and impact.
For your other tasks, we will expect you to:
  • Help manage SPARK's social media outreach including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram;
  • Edit blogs;
  • Coordinate and help manage SPARK events, especially our annual, "in-person" 5-day training retreat;
  • Advocate for SPARK in the media;
  • Execute administrative work when needed.
  • Experience, patience and passion for working with a diverse groups of girls;
  • In-depth knowledge of issues surrounding feminism and sexualization, especially how sexualization intersects with race, gender, age, and sexuality;
  • Experience and comfort using Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram;
  • Motivated self-starter: though we're seeking a New York City-based candidate, SPARK staff work mostly remotely, and our work with the SPARKteam and Action Squad are entirely remote—that means lots of flexibility, but also some serious self-motiviation;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Strong writing and editing skills ;
  • Comfort communicating with different audiences, including teenagers, funders, activist partners and other diverse stakeholders.


To apply: send resume, writing sample for a teenage audience, and cover letter detailing your interest in SPARK Movement to Please no phone calls.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Front Office Coordinator, Rosie's Place, Boston, MA

Front Office Coordinator

Posted on: October 29, 2014
Application deadline: November 24, 2014
Posted by: Rosie's Place

Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Founded in 1974, Rosie's Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love. Rosie's Place accepts no government funds and relies instead on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovative work.
Provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for guests and visitors entering Rosie's Place and to act as an effective, respectful liaison for guests seeking to access services.
Monday through Friday, 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Provide reliable, dependable, punctual coverage of the Rosie's Place front office via the front desk.
  • Greet guests and visitors at the main entrance and create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
  • Handle all incoming telephone calls.
  • Check mail and messages, make laundry appointments, fax, copy and assist with donations.
  • Oversee the use of telephone, computer, laundry and showers. Consistently monitor guest areas.
  • Resolve conflicts in a respectful manner to maintain a peaceful environment.
  • Refer guests to advocates and help guests with emergency services.
  • Lock up front office areas in the evening and follow security protocols.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Front Office Manager.
  • Report directly to the Front Office Manager.
  • Good written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Comfortable dealing with diverse groups of people.
  • Adaptable, able to cope with stress, quick thinking, energetic and a good sense of humor.
  • Able to speak Spanish preferred.

Please email resume and cover letter to
Please write "Front Office Coordinator" in the subject line of your email.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Digital Communications Associate, National Organization for Women, Washington, DC

Digital Communications Associate

Posted on: October 27, 2014
Application deadline: November 14, 2014
Start date: November 17, 2014
Posted by: National Organization for Women

The Communications Associate will work on a team led by and report to the Online Communications Manager. Primary responsibilities include: contributing to NOW's overall digital strategy, managing social media platforms and the blog, writing advocacy and fundraising emails, and managing the Love Your Body campaign.
  • Maintain a monthly editorial calendar for NOW's email program, blog, and social media platforms that fits within the overall digital strategy
  • Propose innovative ideas for NOW's editorial calendar for our email program, blog, social media platforms, and Love Your Body campaign to grow these initiatives
  • Draft advocacy emails, fundraising emails, and monthly newsletter
  • Manage blog content, including writing and editing posts written by staff and interns
  • Post content to NOW's website
  • Manage, develop, and grow engagement on all of NOW's social media accounts including, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, and Flickr
  • Create innovative social media campaign proposals including ad campaigns
  • Manage the day to day posting, monitoring, and engagement on all social media accounts
  • Oversee the NOW Foundation Love Your Body campaign poster contest and grow related programs
  • Edit and proofread all content developed by the communications department
  • Manage communications department interns
  • Manage analytics spreadsheets under the supervision of the Online Communications Manager
  • Manage the compilation and shipment of historical materials to our archive at Schlesinger Library
  • Edit and proofread press statements and media advisories
  • Monitor and report on earned media
  • Maintain NOW's branding and messaging consistency
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
  • Minimum 1-2 years of digital communications experience
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Women's and/or Gender Studies, Political Science or a related field
  • Passion for and strong background in women's rights and feminism
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience writing advocacy and fundraising email blasts
  • Experience with online advocacy and fundraising in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience maintaining and managing organization social media accounts in coordination with a digital strategy (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +)
  • Highly organized, attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Sense of humor, creative energy, proactive, and problem solving skills
  • Enjoys working in a team as well as independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress
  • Stays up to date with digital communications trends
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with Wordpress
    • Experience with Salsa or a similar CRM system
    • Familiarity with HTML
    • Understanding of the importance of analytics and making data-driven decisions. You don't have to know how to run the analytics but you do need to be dedicated to applying the results to improve our digital communications
    • Experience with Facebook and Google ads


Applications will not be considered without all requested information. Please e-mail resume, cover letter stating why you want to work for NOW, writing sample (maximum three pages) and salary requirement to Subject line should read: Application for Digital Communications Associate – Your Full Name. No phone calls please. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Communications Specialist, Girl Scouts Heart of NJ, Westfield, NJ

Communications Specialist

Posted on: October 27, 2014
Posted by: Girl Scouts Heart of NJ

The Communication Specialist supports the marketing and communication efforts of this entire non-profit organization, with a focus on branding, communication, public relations and the development of content messaging that is consistent with an national brand/communication strategy. This position reports directly to senior level management and key areas of responsibilities include writing, website and social media management, and graphic design.
  • Managing marking/content development process by preparing objectives and managing schedules from multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Developing brand strategies, consistent with international standards, and advises brand.
  • Collaborates with all internal departments in areas of sales, editorial, marketing, and design.
  • Conducts research and identifies/tracks trends in non-profit and for-profit industry and keeps abreast of trends in communications, brand initiatives, web content and social media.
  • Works with senior level management to develop brand related positioning and messaging to inform the creative process for all audiences.
  • Develops interactive marketing projects that integrate mixed media plans.
  • Media contact coordination, support, and networking.
  • Designs flyers, brochures, catalogues and reports.
  • Supports the dissemination of news to various constituencies.
  • Maintains the organizations website.
  • Assists with monitoring of all communication platforms and the production of monthly reports.
  • Additional duties as required.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and time management.
  • Project management experience-familiarity with Project Manager a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills. Core competencies include: Microsoft and Adobe Suites.
  • Experience writing press releases/articles/web content.
  • Graphic design experience.
  • Bachelors Degree in communications, marketing, public relations or equivalent experience required.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Part-Time Administrator, Unchained at Last

Part-Time Administrator

Posted on: October 26, 2014
Application deadline: December 15, 2014
Posted by: Unchained at Last

Unchained At Last is the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriages. Here's your chance to join the Unchained team as a part-time administrator and work toward that important mission.
The part-time administrator works 20 hours per week, mostly via telecommute and occasionally in Westfield, NJ. Under the supervision of the executive director, the administrator is responsible for:
- Maintaining an active social-media presence
- Regularly updating the Unchained website
- Sending e-newsletters to Unchained's mailing list
- Maintaining Unchained's mailing list
- Identifying speaking and promotion opportunities for the executive director and board members
- Processing donations
- Paying bills
- Preparing financial reports for board members
- Screening, conducting background searches and arranging for interviews regarding applicants for volunteer positions
- Creating and maintaining records of volunteer applicants
- Identifying potential funding sources
- Performing general clerical and administrative duties, as needed
To qualify for this position you must have:
- A bachelor's degree or higher
- Deep familiarity with social media, especially Facebook and Twitter
- Proficiency in accounting software
- Superior writing skills
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills
- Experience working without close supervision
To apply, send your resume and salary requirements to Jeanne Gordon, board president, at Please include a cover letter that explains why you want to serve as Unchained's part-time administrator and where you heard about the position.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Relief Crisis Counselor, YWCA, Kaua'i, Hawaii

Relief Crisis Counselor

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Posted by: YWCA of Kauai


In alignment with our mission; "the YWCA of Kaua`i is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all", the ideal candidate will be able to contribute to a work environment that values diversity, creativity and mutual respect, as well as. . .

1. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people of various ages, cultures and backgrounds.
2. Maintain effective working relationships and be a team player.
3. Demonstrate excellent customer service skills on the phone, in person and on-line.
4. Assume individual responsibility and work collaboratively.
5. Utilize good organizational and multi-tasking skills and be able to handle multiple priority tasks using independent judgment.
6. Perform all duties in compliance with the laws and regulations of the State of Hawai`i and the United States government.


1. A combination of education, professional experience and/or life experience which will enable the provision of educational services regarding sexual assault (SA) and Domestic Violence (DV).
2. Capable of empathic response to sexual assault and/or domestic violence victims, who identify themselves at community presentations.
3. Knowledge of feminist issues, sexual assault and domestic violence preferred.  


1. Preferrred - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in one or a combination of the following fields: Education, Counseling, Social Work, Women's Studies and Communications or Associates Degree with relevant experience.


1. Assist with coordination and delivery of crisis intervention services for both SA & DV.
2. Report services delivered as required.
3. Help assure coordination of services among all agencies and organizations involved in providing sexual assault services utilizing a victim centered approach.
4. Coordinate issues related to administration of services.
5. Represent the YWCA in a professional manner.


1. Provide crisis intervention and follow up services including case management and legal advocacy activities on weekends, holidays and at other times to cover for staff on vacation.
2. Participate in, as needed, initial, ongoing and system-wide training for all staff whose duties are related (direct & indirect) to crisis services.
3. Assist with administrative functions for Sexual Assault Treatment Services; facility, clerical support.
4. Provide Family Violence Shelter crisis phone coverage as required.
5. Obtain educational and promotional material for distribution via the media and brochures for clients.
6. Ensure that SANE waiting room is fully equipped with up to date materials for Relief Crisis Counselors and food/drink/clothes/toys for clients.
7. Work with program evaluation tools collecting and processing data for all reports as required.
8. Assist with establishing and maintaining liaison with community groups and agencies in order to promote SART and encourage utilization of SATP services.
9. Perform other functions as needed or assigned.


1. Valid driver's license, vehicle and proof of insurance.
2. Current First Aid and CPR certification.
3. Willing and able to travel around the island for meetings.
4. Willing and able to travel off-island for training and meetings.
5. Willing and able to work nights, weekends, overnights and holidays.


Application DEADLINE: NONE (continuous recruitment)

Applications need to be received in the administrative offices of the YWCA of Kaua`i at 3094 Elua Street, Lihue, HI 96766. You may deliver in person, by mail, by fax or by e-mail at

Interested applicants may come by our administrative offices to fill out and submit an application in person. In-person applicants are encouraged to attach a resume. A cover letter and a resume may be submitted in place of an application. Applicants who choose to submit by mail, fax or e-mail must include a resume with complete job history and work or volunteer experience.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Administrative Assistant, Crittenton Women's Union, Brighton, MA

Administrative Assistant

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Posted by: Crittenton Women's Union

As a leading nonprofit innovator that combines program delivery, independent research, and public advocacy to help lift low-income women and their families out of poverty, Crittenton Women's Union (CWU) offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities. When you join CWU, you become part of deeply committed team that serves between 1,100 and 1,500 people annually through its mobility mentoring, housing, education, and workforce development programs.
Crittenton Women's Union is a high-performing and innovative organization whose work is achieved through the fundamental values of inclusiveness and diversity, mutual respect, support, and learning.
Position: Administrative Assistant for Supportive Housing and STEPS Scattered Sites Program
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for administering all activities required to maintain and enhance the operations of the Supportive Housing and STEPS Scattered Sites programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining relationships with property managers/landlords regarding maintenance of apartments, maintaining leases, overseeing furniture and apartment supplies; and, providing administrative support to the management team such as, assisting with housing search activities, development of and participation in workshops/groups that promote focus on guest well-being and self-sufficiency, data management, and general clerical work. The goal of this position is to ensure efficient operations in order to obtain program and organizational goals. This position is non-exempt.
  • Strong computer and Microsoft Suite skills; Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to details.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a diverse environment with a focus on quality customer service.
  • Strong problem solving skills and decision making.
  • Ability to work independently with assignments achieving timely completion.
  • High School or GED is required; some college is preferred.
  • At least two years of full time or equivalent part time, secratarial experience with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic functions.
  • Access to a reliable car.
  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching and ability to lift up to 25 pounds. 
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. 
  • Requires normal range of hearing and eye sight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. 
  • Work is performed in the community and in an office environment. 
  • Work may be stressful at times.

To be considered an applicant for this position, please complete the online employment application:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Economic Justice and Financing Consultant, Association for Women's Rights in Development

Consultant - Economic Justice and Financing for Women's Rights

Posted on: October 22, 2014
Application deadline: November 2, 2014
Start date: November 10, 2014
Posted by: The Association for Women's Rights in Development

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more.
Terms of Reference: Mapping of relevant advocacy spaces and processes to advance economic justice and women's rights
Mainstream notions of economic growth and development have failed to address a context of multiple crises contributing to the persistence and reproduction of impoverishment, exploitation and injustice, including gendered inequalities and violations of women's rights. Equipped with our new strategy, the Economic Justice & Financing for Women's Rights (EJ&FfWR) team within AWID is embarking on a re-assessment of the relevant spaces to influence with a vision of transformation, based on our priorities and intended impact. Beyond seeking equality for women within the existing global economy, we focus our efforts on bringing about just and healthy economies, which would contribute to form the basis for the realization of the fulfillment of women's rights.
We aim to assess, from a feminist perspective, the potential and opportunities for impact of economic justice and financing for women's rights related spaces, processes and events within which AWID and other feminist groups, organizations and movements may conduct advocacy, alliance building and engagement. In order to make this mapping and analysis useful more broadly we intend for the exercise to be two prong: one which focuses on AWID's those that are more relevant for us institutionally within the framework of our strategy; history, achievements and partnerships; value added; and approach and the second that provides an broader overview of these for our partners, allies and constituents. In doing so, we will seek to critically assess the challenges and opportunities of these spaces and provide a tentative roadmap to the processes that might be provide opportunity for transformative change.
Based on the lessons learnt so far by AWID and our partners' advocacy, alliance building and engagement work, mainly at the UN and within philanthropy spaces, the mapping should look at alternative, innovative or overlooked spaces and their potential for transformative change. Our suggestion is that the mapping analysis has three key parts:
The first part should help to set the scene of the current context of global governance and the evolving of key spaces for decision-making around development, human rights and women's rights. It should look at the historical underpinnings of the involvement of feminist movements in spaces ranging from (i) the UN related conferences (including ILO, ICPD, CSW, CEDAW, Rio+20, OHCHR, UN DCF, post-2015 process, UN HRC, WB, IMF etc); (ii) powerful blocs like the OECD, BRICS, G20, G8, OIC or the World Economic Forum; (iii) alter-globalization spaces like the World Social Forum (WSF), spaces like Solidarity Economy networks gatherings, trade unions confederation meetings, occupy movements mobilizations, etc.
Following this context setting of historical processes, a second chapter should focus on an in-depth analysis and mapping of the current spaces gaining relevance and others losing ground. This exercise should include, but is not restricted to, putting these spaces to the test with questions like:
i) How far are these spaces more or less receptive to women's rights and gender equality issues into their agendas?
ii) What is the level and terms of participation of civil society organizations and of women's rights organizations in particular?
iii) What examples of social and economic transformation worth noting have these spaces promoted, if any?
iv) What impact have the decisions or agreements had at multiple levels?
v) Who are the influential actors in this space or process? How democratic is decision making and how participatory is this space or process?
Analysis will be based on desktop research, interviews with feminists, women's rights, human rights and other advocates as well as with, where relevant, policy makers.
The third and final part should focus on drawing main conclusions and giving recommendations to AWID as well as to women's rights organizations and advocates working for economic justice and human rights, on the lessons learned from other advocates engaging in these spaces, the potential impact and opportunities.
A consultant will be engaged to conduct the mapping and analytical study, with accompanying recommendations for AWID as well as a popular tool in a short and accessible format for use by wider feminist and women's rights movements. The consultant will work with the EJ&FWR team of AWID. The mapping study should be no more than 10,000 words approximately and all outputs should be completed by December 2014.
Under the supervision of the EJ&FWR team, the consultant will be expected to:
  1. Conduct extensive desktop research
  2. Conduct at least 10 interviews with relevant actors
  3. Produce an annotated outline as background for the mapping of around 1,000 words for review
  4. Produce a first draft of the mapping and analysis report of approximately 10,000 words for review
  5. A final draft of the mapping and analysis report of approximately 10,000 words
  6. Create a popular tool in a short and accessible format for use by wider feminist and women's rights movements detailing specific spaces, their challenges and opportunities as well as the groups who are already engaged in these spaces and the impact that they have had.
Start date: To be determined, but preference would be November 10, 2014
Expected number of work days: 15 days
Fee: US$7500
Please submit in English, your CV and cover letter to by Sunday, November 2, 2014 including an outline of the methodology you would use and an outline of the mapping to be conducted (limit of one page).
We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please. AWID encourages, promotes and support diversity in all aspects of its work. To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Grants Manager, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Miami, FL

Grants Manager

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Posted by: Americans for Immigrant Justice

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice – formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrants' rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to effect positive change in immigration policies. 
Grant Manager will be responsible for securing and raising revenue support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. This includes providing compliance and reporting management of programs funded by federal, state, and private funds.
GM will work collaboratively with personnel to report mandates and serve as a liaison on issues regarding grants and proposals. GM must work closely with staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals and interact with constituencies involved in grant-funding activities.
GM needs to be proficient in the use spreadsheets and databases and demonstrate the ability to interpret complex grant funding requirements and budget plans. GM will be accountable for interpreting federal, state, and local government laws and regulations regarding grant administration. Will require ability to review the work of others to ensure conformance to standards and to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of staff, both orally and in writing.
Education: University degree preferred
LocationMiami, FL
Application deadline:  Open until filled.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package. 
Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references and writing sample. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.
Submit resume to Please write GRANT MANAGER in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137, or send by fax to 305-576-6273.

Director of Development, Mothers Out Front, Cambridge, MA

Director of Development

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Application deadline: October 31, 2014
Start date: December 1, 2014
Posted by: Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front is building a movement of mothers and grandmothers to provide the political will needed to achieve a livable climate and bright future for all children in the face of climate change. We are seeking a director of development to design, implement, and grow all of Mothers Out Front's fundraising programs. The position reports to the Managing Director and works closely with the Chair of the Board.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up nonprofit organization aiming to take the best ideas in movement-building and grow our Massachusetts-based work across the country.
  • Establish, implement, manage and evaluate an annual development program at the national, state and individual levels in conjunction with the Board, the Managing Director, and our volunteer leadership, supporting an organizational budget of $1.2m in 2015 and $2m in 2016.
  • Implement a major gifts and a membership program as part of the individual strategy.
  • In close collaboration with the Board Chair, implement a state-by-state Leadership Circle of individual donors as part of the state strategy.
  • Create the development program structure and systems (including a fundraising database) to support short and long term fundraising goals and effectively utilize the talents and capabilities of staff and volunteers.
  • Write and produce donor solicitation and cultivation packages, proposals, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Partner with communications staff and volunteers to create effective messaging strategies and materials, including brochures and newsletters, which resonate with donor audiences.
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers to ensure fundraising, communications and advocacy work are coordinated throughout the organization.
  • Research and identify new donor prospects and upgrades including individuals and foundations.
  • Coordinate donor and prospect cultivation activities, including arranging donor meetings for Board Chair, Managing Director, self, and others as appropriate.
  • Prepare donor acknowledgements for signature by the Board Chair.
  • Analyze donor activity and generate fundraising progress reports.
  • Ensure that all donor relationships are properly stewarded and funder requirements are met.
  • Collaborate with volunteer leaders to organize fund raising events with support from staff and volunteers.
  • Attend fundraising training workshops and programs.
Demonstrated success in all facets of fundraising and management.
  • Minimum of 7 years professional fundraising experience preferably in a non-profit, membership-based, advocacy organization.
  • Strategic and creative thinker with a proven ability and verifiable track record in developing, marketing and executing an integrated, multi-faceted fundraising program capable of generating diversified and sustainable revenue.
  • Superior analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and a demonstrated ability to partner with, motivate, and mentor team members (including volunteers).
  • Ability to succeed in a changing, fast-paced environment, to plan and prioritize effectively, to manage multiple projects, and to meet competing demands and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to gain the confidence of a variety of constituents.
  • Experience in fundraising database and/or moves-management systems.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A strong commitment to address climate change.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls please.
Women, people of color, LGBTQs, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Massachusetts State Organizer, Mothers Out Front, Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts State Organizer

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Application deadline: November 1, 2014
Start date: December 1, 2014
Posted by: Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front is building a movement of mothers and grandmothers to provide the political will needed to achieve a livable climate and bright future for all children in the face of climate change. We are seeking a Massachusetts state organizer to oversee all organizing efforts in the state. The position reports to the Organizing Director.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up nonprofit organization aiming to take the best ideas in movement-building and grow our work within Massachusetts and across the country.
  • Establish and manage calendar of organizing work for Mothers Out Front state-level network for the coming year.
  • Work with volunteer teams to establish yearly meeting calendar.
  • Guide volunteers to establish statewide and team strategic, capacity-building, and learning goals.
  • Guide volunteers to develop statewide structure and teams.
  • Coach volunteers to enact strategy, build volunteer leadership, and recruit supporters.
  • Ensure that learning process is embedded and codified in all the work of the statewide organization.
  • Supervise Massachusetts Organizing Coordinator.
  • Ensure that statewide strategic, capacity-building, and learning goals are consistent with nationwide goals.
  • Experience in organizing and movement building.
  • Demonstrated success in working with volunteers to achieve a goal.
  • Excellent people-skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A desire to learn.
  • An ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, campaign like environment.
  • Enjoy and have the ability to work in teams.
  • An ability to sometimes work evenings and weekends.
  • A strong commitment to address climate change.

Salary commensurate with experience.
Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls please.
Women, people of color, LGBTQs, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Managing Supervising Social Worker, Urban Justice Center, New York, NY

Managing Supervising Social Worker

Posted on: October 19, 2014
Posted by: Urban Justice Center

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC's most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a licensed social worker to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP's mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims' human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
DVP seeks a social worker to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide therapeutic individual sessions; implement and supervise group sessions; provide economic empowerment and financial coaching to victims of domestic violence in community based clinics; as well as education and outreach throughout NYC about the clinical/psychological effects of domestic violence on victims and their children. This position requires an individual with skills in the development and implementation of high quality clinical services.
  • LCSW preferred, LMSW considered.
  • SIFI Certified or open to such certification.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience with a minimum of three years programmatic management experience.
  • Understand performance targets and can create a work plan to reach them efficiently.
  • Participate in research studies or lead smaller group of staff to develop new best practices or revise existing strategies.
  • Refer clients with legal issues to staff attorneys when appropriate.
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and trauma.
  • Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.
  • Be an effective presenter of DVP at outreach events.
  • Highly motivated to cultivate new linkages.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Attend, participate and lead project check-in calls and meetings.
  • Demonstrated energy, initiative, and forward thinking to yield high-impact results.
  • Ability to work evenings if necessary.
  • Ability to respond sensitively to clients' urgent needs.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Must be able to travel between boroughs.
  • Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to Please write "SOCIAL WORKER" in the subject heading. We regret that due to high volume, we are unable to respond to inquiries and will only contact those candidates selected for consideration. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Resident Advocacy Coordinator, The Second Step, Newtonville, MA

Resident Advocacy Coordinator

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Posted by: The Second Step

The Second Step (TSS) seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence, one family at a time, by providing services to individuals & families that enable them to remain free from abusive relationships & live successful lives. Those individuals & families who enter our program have successfully taken the first step away from domestic violence. TSS provides support & advocacy services to connect them with a broad range of services, referrals, including education & employment training, permanent housing search, mental health & addiction services, legal services, parenting support & community advocacy support.
Mission statement: The Second Step, in partnership with survivors of domestic violence, creates safe, supportive community, identifies choices and builds foundations to transcend abuse.
Primary Objectives: Implementing case management & advocacy services within the philosophical framework of the agency including trauma-informed; strength based, relational & empowering practice.

1. Case Management/Advocacy
  • Provide case management & advocacy services for 4 families (unless otherwise determined by supervisor) including child assessment & child goal plan development. 
  • Develop service plans with residents that address a variety of needs such as medical, legal, educational, employment benefits, & behavioral health; work closely with other residential staff to assist families in obtaining their goals; actively engage in networking with community service providers to locate programs & resources that support resident goals. 
  • Liaison & advocacy with community service providers to secure resources & provide services for children/families including: day care, summer camp, school after school, parent education, counseling, legal & health care. 
  • Each resident coordinator shares in the responsibility of the scheduling interviews of prospective program participants; review of transitional housing application, checking references & orientating new participants to the program once admitted. 
  • In collaboration with other Resident Service Coordinators, plan and schedule TSS Family Programming to include psycho-educational workshops, seminars with outside providers.

2. Housing Advocacy
  • Provide housing advocacy & case management services to assigned families including budgeting counseling. 
  • Assist families in obtaining financial resources for housing expenses related to acquiring permanent housing. 
  • Develop & maintain positive working relationships with Housing Authorities. 
  • Coordinate program participant's moves to permanent housing. 
  • Ensure 'bridge meeting" is scheduled with Community Advocate prior to participant scheduled move out date.

3. Community Building
In collaboration with other residential staff, create a nurturing, supportive environment that facilitates families to build resilience & develop beyond the trauma they have experienced. This involves setting expectations & implementing policies, practices & systems that sustain safety & growth. A piece of this work is monitoring the environment for breaches to psychological &/or physical safety & intervening appropriately. Co-facilitate community meeting for residents once a week in the evening.
Other Responsibilities
· Attend & actively participate in weekly team meetings & agency wide staff meetings.
· Attend individual supervision
· Represent TSS at community events & forums as needed.
· Provide child-care as needed.
· Coordinate special events including holiday celebration for TSS program participants & other special events for residential clients as needed. Coordinate annual summer reunion & backpack drive with community program staff. Provide support for holiday gift drive.
· Participation in on-call rotation. (compensation provided)
· All other duties as assigned by Senior of Residential Programs or Executive Director

Applicants must be bilingual (English/Spanish). In addition, the ideal candidate will have: 
  • 2-3 years experience working with survivors of domestic violence and/or homeless families & individuals in residential and/or community based programs. 
  • Knowledge of issues related to domestic violence, trauma, mental health & addiction with a particular emphasis on how these issues impact families is essential. 
  • Knowledge of issues related to child development & parenting is valuable. 
  • Life & employment experience are considered as valuable assets.

Additional Qualifications include:
· Experience with public housing & appeals process
· Supervision experience
· Strong crisis management, problem-solving & interpersonal skills.
· Demonstrated ability to learn & master new skills & materials.
· Ability to train peers & share expertise with colleagues.
· Ability to manage competing priorities simultaneously & precisely
· Proficiency with computers; strong writing & verbal skills
· Organizational skills including the ability to work under pressure.
· Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.
· Ability to work collaboratively & effectively in an environment that is linguistically & culturally diverse.
Hours: Full-time – Combination of days & evenings. 40 hours per week. Flexibility is very important.
A successful candidate will be flexible, have a sense of humor, & be committed to serving families that are determined to move beyond domestic violence. A driver's license is required in order to drive agency vehicles.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience (low-high $40s, depending on experience). Benefits outlined in the current personnel policies. On-site Clinical Supervision is provided bi-monthly. Compensation is provided for the On-Call coverage.
Equal opportunity: The Second Step encourages multi-cultural & multi-lingual diversity in all of its programs. Minorities, Bi-lingual, survivors of domestic & sexual violence, GBLTQ candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested: please send a resume and cover letter to our Senior Manager of Residential Programs: Ashley Shoares: