Capacity Building Manager

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, SM, 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 on 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: Capacity Building Manager

Location: This position works between two offices in the Greater Boston Area of Massachusetts. While this position currently works remote, this is an in-office position (current estimate of return to in-person work is Fall 2021) and does trainings in Massachusetts and parts of New England.

Hours: 40 hours/week; varied schedule with some evenings and weekends required 

Supervised by: OEO Program Director 

Supervises: 2 Community Awareness Associates and Survivor Leadership Associate 

The Capacity Building Manager provides ongoing support and training to statewide domestic violence organizations in providing LGBTQ+ inclusive services through TNLR’s Technical Assistance (TA) Program, and the Learning Community (LC): a place of education, information and mutual support for up to 5 DV organizations to share their struggles and successes with the work and learn from each other. 


  • Incorporate data from TNLR’s Community Needs Assessment into all aspects of our TA. 
  • Evaluate readiness assessments to determine an organization’s participation in our Technical Assistance program. 
  • Oversee training materials including developing/updating training and technical assistance materials such as our technical assistance publication, Open Minds, Open Doors.
  • Research/Plan content for Technical Assistance and Learning Community sessions and trainings. 
  • Provide monthly TA support to Learning Community Members. 
  • Plan/Facilitate quarterly Learning Community TA sessions. 
  • Plan/Facilitate 2 day-long trainings for Learning Community members. 
  • Create/Manage a Learning Community listserv. 
  • Conduct 10 trainings a year for providers not connected to the Learning Community. 
  • Help to plan and facilitate statewide Screening Tool Conference.  
  • Supervise and support education/capacity building staff in their roles conducting outreach; facilitating organizational, provider, and community trainings; and providing survivor leadership development opportunities.
  • Attend/participate in coalitions, caucuses, roundtables, etc. as appropriate.  
  • Provide direct service coverage, including rotating after-hours back up. 
  • Participate in program development and other organizational projects. 
  • Maintain files, statistics, provide reports as necessary. 
  • Other duties as assigned/appropriate.

Qualifications, Strengths, and Skills: We hire for life experience. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in at least 2 of the following areas:   

  • LGBTQ+ partner abuse work; mainstream partner abuse work; training/public speaking; group facilitation; staff supervision; program development. 
  • Be bilingual (Eng/Span).
  • Have excellent listening, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Be able to juggle multiple responsibilities, including the tension between daily tasks, current projects, and crisis intervention.
  • Be willing to travel as necessary to conferences/trainings and to provide trainings/TA. 
  • Have a passion for social change/social justice. 
  • Be energetic, a self-starter, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.  

Compensation: Base salary $52,015, bilingual salary $54,095. TNLR offers a competitive benefits package, including 100% employer paid health and dental insurance; Simple IRA 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 August 1. 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.