Bilingual in English/Spanish Required
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 survivors’ 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: Community Awareness Associate
Location: Hybrid position with flexibility to work remotely, between two offices in the Greater Boston Area of Massachusetts, and statewide.
Hours: 40 hours/week; varied schedule with some evenings and weekends required. Non-exempt position with overtime likely during peak times throughout the year.
Supervised by: Capacity Building Manager
The Community Awareness Associate co-facilitates our Partner Abuse Community Education (PACE) program with the Education Associate to train volunteers and staff on how to teach our curriculum. Additionally, the Community Awareness Associate facilitates external community and provider workshops and supports the Capacity Building Manager with our annual Screening Tool Conference, which teaches providers in MA how to distinguish between the abuser and the survivor in LGBTQ+ relationships where partner abuse is happening. The position also reviews and edits our training curriculums and provides support to survivors through hotline.
- Schedule and coordinate trainings in English and Spanish for community groups and providers by responding to training requests and preparing materials for participants.
- Support Education Associate in the co-facilitation of our Partner Abuse Community Education program to support volunteers and new staff in facilitating our curriculum.
- Support Capacity Building Manager with Screening Tool Conference, our annual training for providers in MA to strengthen their screening skills and build their capacity to serve LGBTQ+ communities.
- Review, edit, and build curricula for partner abuse in various communities, including (but not limited to) youth, elders, folks who practice kink, polyamorous people, etc., to improve and expand our organizational, community, and provider trainings.
- Build relationships with QTBIPOC and Spanish-speaking community groups, leaders, and businesses to create a Community Partnership Program with the other Community Awareness Associate.
- Attend community outreach events in the state (Pride, TDOR, etc.), with other Community Awareness Associate to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ partner abuse and the services we offer survivors.
- Participate in program development and other organizational projects.
- Contribute to organizational committees as appropriate.
- Provide support to survivors of LGBTQ+ partner abuse as needed, including hotline.
- Maintain files of program activities and provide program information/reports as necessary.
- Other duties as assigned/necessary.
Qualifications, Strengths, and Skills: We hire for life experience. People of color, trans people, survivors of partner abuse especially encouraged to apply.
- Required Qualification: Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
The remaining 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 a valid driver’s license.
- Have a minimum of 1 year of experience in at least 2 of the following areas: LGBTQ+ partner abuse; training/public speaking; organizing/community outreach; communications.
- 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 excellent listening, 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.
- Maintain enthusiasm for working independently as well as within a team.
- Be self-motivated.
Compensation: This position is Bilingual required (En/Sp) with a bilingual salary at $50,981, (base salary at $48,901). TNLR offers a competitive benefits package, including:
- 100% employer paid health and dental insurance
- 401k retirement plan and up to a 3% employer match
- optional supplemental insurance through AFLAC
- flexible spending account (FSA)
- professional development funds
- Generous time off: 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 leave (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: 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.