The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization with over 30 years’ experience working to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, kink, polyamorous, and queer communities. Our organization and staff are recognized locally and nationally as experts in providing survivor-centered services and as thought leaders on the issue of LGBTQ+ partner abuse. We blend our history and commitment to being survivor-led, our analysis of LGBTQ+ partner abuse, and our commitment to being an anti-oppressive organization to create a unique framework that is the foundation of our survivor-centered approach.   

 We are who we work with—the staff, volunteers, and board of directors of TNLR are members of the very communities the organization serves. We believe that survivors are the experts in their own lives and are therefore committed to centering survivor voices and leadership in all aspects of our work. While we offer services for survivors of partner abuse, we also organize and educate about the issue to create the change we believe is possible for our communities.   

Role Title: Advocate 
Location: Massachusetts, this position works between two Boston area offices with some travel across the state. This position has the option to work from home 1 day per week.
Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week), varied schedule with some evenings and weekends required 
Supervised by: Community Services Manager  

TNLR seeks an Advocate to provide one-on-one and group services to LGBTQ+, kink, and polyamorous survivors of partner abuse and their children across the state of MA.  


  • Provide advocacy, court accompaniment, and individual peer support/counseling for LGBTQ+, kink, and polyamorous survivors of partner abuse 
  • Carry out initial interviews for support groups and facilitate weekly group meetings 
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling, and information/referrals through the hotline 
  • Assist survivors with Victim Compensation, Address Confidentiality Program, and other resources as needed. 
  • Provide follow-up contacts with service participants as appropriate 
  • Conduct program assessments 
  • Co-facilitate Survivor Leadership Series 
  • Maintain and contribute to comprehensive resource database 
  • Maintain relationships with community groups, organizations, advocates, among others, to facilitate advocacy and referrals 
  • Attend coalitions, roundtables, as well as other outreach activities as appropriate to increase awareness of The Network/La Red’s direct services 
  • Participate in internal meetings, committees, projects, etc. as appropriate. 
  • Maintain records, statistics, provide reports as necessary 
  • Other duties as assigned/needed 

Qualifications, Strengths, and Skills: We hire for life experience. People of color, trans people, survivors of partner abuse especially encouraged to apply. The following qualifications are for an ideal candidate, but we will consider all types of experience and will absolutely consider candidates who don’t meet all qualifications. An ideal candidate will: 

  • Have at least 1 year of experience in one or more of the following areas: LGBTQ+ partner abuse work; other partner abuse work; direct services/crisis intervention. 
  • Have a passion for social justice/social change. 
  • Have excellent listening and communication skills. 
  • Be able to juggle multiple responsibilities, including the tension between daily tasks, current projects, and crisis intervention. 
  • Be energetic and able to work independently and as part of a team. 

Compensation:Base salary at $45,901. While this position is not Bilingual required, a pay differential is offered to people who are fluent in English and Spanish with a salary of $47,981. TNLR offers a competitive benefits package, including 100% employer paid health and dental insurance; 401k retirement plan and up to a 3% employer match; professional development funds; and annual paid vacation (15 days), sick leave (12 days for physical and mental health), holidays (13 of your choosing), personal days (8 days), and bereavement (up to 3 days per loss). 

Application details : Position to begin as soon as possible. This position will remain open until it is filled. Please send a resume and cover letter to:   


The Network/La Red does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.