Fields: LGBTQ, gender, domestic violence, sexual health, communications
Location: Richmond, Virginia
About the Organization: VAVP provides direct support, advocacy, referrals, and information to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer/Questioning-identified individuals that have been impacted by violence. VAVP provides training and technical assistance to mainstream anti-violence service providers, healthcare professionals, and LGBTQ+ service providers, as well as the LGBTQ+ community and its allies as a whole. The trainings and assistance work to increase awareness, education, and successful program and policy implementation to respond to intimate partner violence, sexual violence, hate violence, state-sanctioned violence, stalking, bullying, and harassment–along with emphasizing the skills for healthy relationships and sexuality.
About the Position: Working with staff, the Communications Committee, volunteers and board members, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for managing and maintaining all administrative aspects of VAVP’s communications, including internal and external communications, developing and executing timely media strategies to advance VAVP programs and community/organizational values, and broadcasting VAVP’s messaging to our members, leaders, and the broader LGBTQ+ and anti-violence communities. They will lead our digital engagement, create newsletters, maintain our social media presence, and enhance and promote VAVP’s values. The Communications Coordinator will also create and develop internal protocols and procedures to strategically support VAVP’s values-aligned communications plan. They will create online resources via VAVP’s website that will increase community awareness about experiences of violence in diverse LGBTQ+ contexts and work with VAVP community advocates to promote VAVP’s direct services within community.
- Commitment to justice for LGBTQ+ people and an end to violence
- Experience with website development and online campaigns using email and social media preferred
- Some graphic design and video editing experience
- At least a basic knowledge of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and sexual violence, and stalking, especially in how that violence shows up in diverse LGBTQ+ communities; however, training will be offered
- Ability to work individually and as a team to manage exposure to trauma and potentially triggering content through coping skills, healthy boundaries, and self-care
- Committed to the goals of the organization, including racial justice and language justice, specifically in communities of color across and within English and Spanish.
- Background in LGBTQ+ community
- Effective communication skills, especially writing and content creation
- Solid independent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
- Flexible schedule, some nights and weekends required
- Multilingual language skills, especially with English and Spanish, would be an asset to this position.
Estimated Salary: $23/hour
Deadline: January 1, 2019 COB
Virginia Anti-Violence Project