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JOB OPENING: Domestic Violence Policy Analyst

Monday, October 23, 2006

  • Organization: Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer seeks a Domestic Violence Policy Analyst. The analyst will be responsible for implementing and overseeing the first ever Manhattan Domestic Violence Criminal Justice Services Project, as well as conceiving of and implementing policy and programmatic initiatives that will help to enhance the government's response to the needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence. The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years experience in domestic violence policy and/or advocacy and a Master's Degree in policy, administration, public health, social work, or a related field.

The major responsibilities of this position will include:
• Overseeing the Borough President's DV Criminal Justice Services project by: serving as the point person for all project partners, collecting information and statistics for mandatory progress reports, and managing all aspects of the program as required by the grant proposal
• Researching and writing policy documents and investigative reports on relevant domestic violence issues affecting Manhattan
• Responding to emerging issues on a daily basis
• Working and collaborating with individuals and organizations involved in domestic violence advocacy; building coalitions with relevant partners
• Coordinating the Borough President's Domestic Violence Task Force
• Assisting with the proofreading and editing of written material

The skills of a qualified candidate include:
• Expertise in domestic violence policy and programmatic issues
• Ability to manage large projects involving various stakeholders
• Demonstrated strength in building consensus to drive issues forward and achieve results
• Ability to identify opportunities and carve out new roles for the office on domestic violence policy
• Familiarity with grant reporting procedures and best practices
• Formulating and initiating new domestic violence policy initiatives

Specific job requirements include:
• Being comfortable in flexible, sometimes long work hours
• Possess strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Work well under pressure and deadlines

The Office of the Manhattan Borough President is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce; women and individuals of all sexual orientations, ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume in a word or PDF document by emailing it dbillings@manhattanbp.org. New York City residency required.

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