Trans Justice Advocate Needed for Short Term, Remote Work Job Opportunity
Black Transwomen, Inc (BTWI) is a national nonprofit organization established to specifically address the urgent concerns facing African American trans women in minority communities.
Since 2012, BTWI has committed to empowerment, providing the trans-feminine community with programs and resources to help inspire individual growth and contributions to the greater good of society to meet its mission of uplifting the voice, heart and soul of black trans women.
Black Transwomen, Inc. is advocating for women’s safety, fighting to end the escalating violence against black trans women through the Women’s Justice Initiative.
Black Transwomen Inc aims to position ourselves on the forefront of protecting black transgender women and girls across the US from all forms of violence, centering our work thru the lens of empowerment, criminal justice and public policy efforts. The Women’s Justice Initiative is focused on supporting transwomen and their family who are currently experiencing or have experienced fatal violence, violence & sexual assault, and/or incarceration achieve safety & justice.
We invite career-minded individuals who are driven, disciplined and assertive, with a “client first” and “can do” attitude who believe in our mission to apply to serve in the role of Trans Justice Advocate. The Violence Against Women Trans Justice Advocate is involved in the community we serve, works to facilitate our Women’s Justice Initiative providing criminal justice information & referral, emotional support & accompaniment, safety planning and financial assistance. The Trans Justice Advocate serves as the lead contact for all areas of the women’s justice initiative program, associated communication and activities.
The Trans Justice Advocate position is an exciting opportunity to positively represent and serve our constituency. The ideal candidate will bring or be all or most of the following:
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
- Knowledge of intimate partner violence and sexual assault, trauma informed care, and how trauma impacts individuals
- Ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims
- Ability to work cooperatively with law enforcement and legal personnel on behalf of victims of crime
- Ability to maintain accurate statistical framework for program data collection and reports.
- Demonstrated ability to quickly establish rapport and maintain positive working relationships with others over the phone and in person
- Commitment of protecting sensitive information in a confidential manner
- Excellent written communication ability in a variety of communications settings
- Takes initiative – Capable of working independently to achieve stated program goals with minimum day to day supervision
- Be a problem solver, self-starter that can follow detail instructions
- A proven track record for hitting deadlines and working well under pressure
- Positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Lead with a servant’s heart
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Experience in Anti-Violence, criminal justice, legal advocacy, social work or similar field of work
- Experience with client safety intake and assessment
- Computer proficiency in: Microsoft or Google Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent (some college preferred)
- 1 year Community Outreach & Engagement experience
- 1 year Experience providing Anti-Violence Education & Training
- 1 year Case Management experience (Preferred)
- Experience helping poverty-specific population overcome barriers to service
- Experience navigating public systems such as government offices, bails bonds, courts, housing, domestic violence/sexual assault, and other community-based services a plus
- This is a short term, hourly paid, contract assignment averaging 8-12 hours a week working remotely
REMOTE WORK REQUIREMENTS
- Must have a quiet and private work station
- Must have desktop/lap top/or tablet
- Must have reliable high speed internet connection
Equal Employment Opportunity
BTAC. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance.