Full Time

Community Organizer at NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

Fields: LGBTQ, advocacy, outreach, HIV, social justice

Location: NYC, New York

About the Organization: The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP’s mission is to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.

About the Position: The NYC AVP is looking for an energetic and committed individual to fill the role of Community Organizer in our Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) department. AVP is seeking an organizer will help move our cutting edge anti-violence work forward. Guided by the Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy and the Lead Organizer, and in coordination with other staff, the Community Organizer will work to strengthen and build AVP’s organizing base for AVP’s city and state advocacy work, develop leadership, help shape campaign development, and sustain and build external partnerships.

If you previously applied to this position and did not hear back, consider resubmitting your updated materials as our team is reopening our search.

Special Requirements/Qualifications: The position calls for a person who is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is excited to build the power and infrastructure of our community of survivors and allies to advance campaign and advocacy work that will help address and prevent violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected communities.

  • 2 years of social justice experience in a professional, volunteer, or activist capacity; Ability to handle confidential materials.
  • Experience with training and meeting facilitation.
  • Cultural competency in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities, and commitment to ending violence within those communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression and social justice frameworks; Commitment to anti-oppression work, where oppression is understood as a system that gives some people, groups, or communities power over other people, groups or communities because of their identities and experiences.


  • Experience with organizing models, campaign development and implementation, base building, and leadership development.
  • Experience planning and developing population education workshops and doing political education around LGBTQ, anti-violence, economic justice, and other related topics.
  • Knowledge of city and state legislative processes.
  • Logistical skills in coordinating coalition work.

Estimated Salary: This is an entry-level position with a starting salary range of $47,000 – $50,000. Excellent benefits and working environment.

Deadline: ASAP – Until filled

Apply Here:
NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project


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