The Network/La Red is a grassroots, survivor-led organization working to end domestic violence in LGBQ/T, SM, and polyamorous communities. We do so through community organizing and education, movement-building, and providing direct services, and we’re looking for someone to join our dedicated staff.
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. People of color, trans people, survivors of partner abuse are especially encouraged to apply.
We’re hiring for the following position:
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 LGBQ/T partner abuse. We blend our history and commitment to being survivor-led, our analysis of LGBQ/T 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 we also organize and educate about partner abuse to create the change we believe is possible for our communities.
Role Title: Communications Associate
Location: Massachusetts, this position works between two offices, out in the community 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
The Communications Associate coordinates communications for TNLR through print and electronic advertising, newsletters, annual report, social media engagement, website, and materials development.
- Maintain and update TNLR’s website
- Create and coordinate production and distribution of TNLR’s Annual Report
- Create and coordinate production and distribution of TNLR’s semi-annual newsletter
- Plan and execute TNLR’s social media engagement
- Create and maintain a communications calendar
- Create and maintain a social media calendar
- Create advertisements for outreach campaigns, print media, community events, and social media
- Develop and update materials about partner abuse and TNLR’s services as needed
- Coordinate media response
- Participate in program development and other organizational projects
- Contribute to organizational committees as appropriate
- Provide support to survivors of LGBQ/T partner abuse as needed, including hotline
- Maintain files of program activities, provide program information and reports as necessary
- Other duties as assigned/necessary
Qualifications, Strengths, and Skills:
We hire for life experience – formal education is not required. People of color, transgender people, survivors of partner abuse especially encouraged to apply. In addition, the ideal candidate will:
- Be bilingual in Spanish and English
- Have a minimum of 1 year of experience in at least 2 of the following areas: LGBQ/T partner abuse; organizing/community outreach; communications; graphics and design; print and virtual materials creation; advertising
- Have experience managing an organizations social media presence with multiple platforms, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Be a “people person” – enjoy talking with people (in person and on the phone), have experience making and maintaining connections in community, and be able to represent the organization in professional and social settings
- Have strong organizational, and communication skills.
- Be able to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, including the stress of juggling daily tasks, ongoing projects, and crisis support of survivors as it comes up
- Have a passion for social change/social justice
- Be energetic and able to work independently and as part of a team
- Be self-motivated
Compensation: Salary in mid $40s, full health insurance (HPHC) and dental insurance (Delta Dental), Simple IRA, generous time off.
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. Please send all materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.