Economic Justice Advocate
Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
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Post Date: Jan 07, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 02/01/2021
Salary: $50,000
Location: US - New York - New York
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The Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP) partners with Latinx communities and all communities of color to end gender-based violence. Created as a grassroots response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, VIP has always centered survivors in its leadership and has worked to create a community of staff that reflects the rich national, ethnic and racial diversity of the communities it serves. VIP operates four non-residential social service programs, two residential shelter and housing programs, a 24/7 hotline, and a robust communications and outreach department.

The Economic Justice Program (EJP) assists participants in strengthening their economic well-being and achieving long-term economic security. EJP specializes in promoting economic security among people who are not part of the traditional work forces and who are survivors of intimate partner and./or sexual violence. EJP provides participants with educational and economic opportunities to break cycles of violence and poverty regardless of immigration status or language capacity.

The Economic Justice Advocate provides trauma-informed supportive services, including: survivor-centered financial planning and education, educational/vocational workshops, job application assistance, and leadership and business development, and opportunities for micro-enterprise. The Economic Justice Advocate will work collaboratively with all VIP staff to effectively partner with survivors seeking to increase economic security. The ideal candidate brings a strong analysis about intersectional experiences of oppression and violence and a practice of deep cultural humility. They are compassionate, enthusiastic and committed to social justice for marginalized communities.

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