DESCRIPTION - ADVOCATE II
is a reopened position
SUMMARY: The Advocate II is part of a team of staff members
that works on a day to day basis to implement Manavi's goal
of empowering victimized South Asian women. This position
has primary responsibilities of advocating for women by centralizing
their needs in practice. Furthermore, s/he ensures the smooth
overall functioning of other aspects of the organization.
Advocate II participates in the Advocacy Collective and adheres
to the requirements of the group. S/he reports to the Collective
as well as the Board of Directors.
SUMMARY: Manavi, Inc. is a nonprofit community based organization
that follows a Cooperative model of governance. The goal of
Manavi is to empower women who trace their heritage to South
Asia. To this purpose, Manavi believes violence is a barrier
and an important factor in the disempowerment of women. Manavi
considers violence against women to be more extensive than
just domestic violence and sexual assault. Thus, Manavi believes
that attitudes, conditions, and behaviors that perpetuate
women's subordination in society constitute violence against
them and works to eliminate violence in the lives of South
Asian women and their children. Manavi's work has local, statewide,
national, and international focus and a clear and cooperative
agenda for social change.
REQUIREMENTS: The candidate must have 40 hours of domestic
violence and 20 hours sexual assault training as required
by the state of New Jersey. In addition, s/he must have
20 hours of training in South Asian cultural issues provided
by Manavi. These trainings may be obtained after joining work
at one's own time, but must be completed within six (6) months
of starting work. The candidate must be organized, interested
in working with individuals and communities, and a self motivated
worker. The ideal candidate would also have knowledge of violence
against women and interest in social justice work. Demonstrable
writing, organizing, and computer skills as well as public
speaking experience are added qualifications. S/he must have
flexibility in work hours including a few evening and weekend
hours. Some out-of-state travel and training work may be involved.
Proficiency in at least one South Asian language is a must.
Provide advocacy to survivors of violence including information
and resource referrals, interpretation, and court as well
as medical accompaniment
Assist survivors of violence to build financial independence
including but not limited to resume writing, job searching,
developing interviewing techniques and other marketable skills
Liaise and partner with existing resources including government
programs, job centers, community based and other organizations.
Build, enhance, and maintain advocacy resources
Coordinate meetings and provide trainings for volunteers and
organizations on an as needed basis.
Work closely with Manavi staff and collectives
Provide project reports, budgets, and service statistics as
* Share in administrative duties, such as filing and record
Help coordinate and participate in organizational events such
as annual dinner and Aarohan, national conference
Perform additional duties as required
submit a cover letter, resume and an unedited writing sample
complete applications will be reviewed and only qualified
candidates will be contacted. So, no phone calls or any other
means of communication, please.
MUST HAVE WORK AUTHORIZATION