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At the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, we believe there can be an end to sexual violence. It’s for that reason, that we focus on education, training, and policy. We are passionate about ending these horrible and unnecessary acts, and want to partner with others who feel strongly about our cause.

Report to:  Executive Director

Salary: In the range of $80,000 – 88,000. Title and salary are commensurate with experience

About the Organization The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault (the Alliance) strives to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy. The Alliance is a city-wide umbrella organization for the rape crisis programs that represents the needs of survivors of sexual assault and the programs that serve them. Please visit our website for more information:


Position Description: The Alliance is seeking an individual experienced in sexual violence prevention who would like to step into a leadership position at the Alliance. Depending on applicant skills and experience, this individual will spend approximately 60% of their time supervising the Alliance prevention programs and 40% of their time supervising policy work and organizational operations.


In prevention, the Alliance develops and advances strategies, policies, and responses that prevent sexual violence and limit its destabilizing effects on victims, families, and communities. We provide technical assistance, capacity building and training on prevention methods in the field state-wide and collaborate with community partners to run on-the ground prevention efforts. We also work closely with the New York State Department of Health to achieve the goals of the NY Sexual Violence Prevention Plan.


We are seeking a strategic thinker and thought leader who would provide expertise and technical assistance on evidence informed prevention practices as well as identify and advance policy priorities on the youth and nightlife prevention initiatives. We also seek skills in providing technical assistance to rape crisis centers on issues facing their programs as well as expertise in campus sexual assault.  An ideal candidate will bring to this position demonstrable experience in running outcome-oriented programming, managing conversation and task forces with stakeholders and senior leadership both on campus and with community partners, prompting stakeholders to review policies, programs, and procedures to strengthen institutional response to sexual violence. The candidate will be responsible for scaling up prevention efforts across four core programming areas: healthy nightlife and youth program, statewide training and technical assistance to rape crisis centers and the campus initiative. The person in this position will participate in efforts to assure future funding of these programs.


This position also offers the opportunity of providing leadership and oversight to policy efforts and organizational operations of the Alliance. The Alliance supports an active policy program that advocates for improvements in: acute response, healing services, funding for programs that assist survivors, access to justice as well as policies that result in the prevention of sexual violence. This position will support the efforts of Executive Director in this arena as well as coordinate various organizational efforts in service of advancing an agency-wide policy agenda.


With a staff of 18 employees, the Alliance has robust communications, fundraising and finance components. This position also holds the possibility of supervising portions of these operational components of the Alliance depending candidate experience.


This leadership position will report directly to the Executive Director.

Specific responsibilities inherent to the position include:

•         Staffing and leading the direction of all Alliance facilitated prevention efforts including supervision of program staff and consultants and provision of programming;

•         Development, execution, and facilitation of new training programs and initiatives related to prevention, training and technical assistance and campus;

•         In collaboration with the fiscal team, management of grant contracts associated with the above listed programs, including; developing and executing work plans, budget development, and reporting;

•         Ensure compliance with funding requirements, and when needed high-level communication with funders, stakeholders and community partners;

•         Participation / co-leadership in various citywide coalitions and task forces;

•         Working with the Alliance leadership team to develop new programs and funding opportunities; working with Development, Fiscal, and Program heads to develop cohesive strategies and content;

•         Working with the Director of Communication & Development to promote media coverage; and

•         Working with the Executive Director, to oversee and coordinate Alliance policy efforts to improve conditions for survivors of sexual violence.


Qualifications/Skills: The Alliance is seeking candidates who possess:

•      Masters’ degree required preferably in Public Health, Public Policy, Gender Studies or a related field;

•      A minimum of 8-12 years of full-time professional experience in sexual assault or a similar field;

•      Demonstrable knowledge and experience in two or more of the following areas strongly desired: evidence informed sexual violence prevention programs; best practices in capacity building and technical assistance delivery, data-driven programing; developing and implementing prevention initiatives at the social and/ or community-level (of the socio-ecological model); experience with building evidence-base for programming;

•      Experience in overseeing one or more operational component of a non-profit organization;

•      Demonstrated skills in supervision and development of staff;

•      Experience developing and implementing successful training and technical assistance initiative.

•      Proven experience in handling multiple stakeholders and partners to ensure timely performance of project deliverables strongly desired;

•      Demonstrable skills in program design, and project management including budgets; as well as ability to guide staff from program planning to execution strongly desired;

•      Experience and knowledge in evaluation tools and data collection methods desired.

•      Strong oral and written communication skills;

•      Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively and across issue area with diverse communities and institutions.

•      Sensitivity to the impact of sexual violence in diverse and marginalized communities and the ability to articulate these concerns to various stakeholders in a sensitive and respectful manner;

•      Proven ability to work in a fast-paced multi-racial environment, and commitment to social justice practice;

•      Experience working on policy issues preferable; and

•      Dedication to using a social justice, anti-oppression framework in order to carry out work.


How to Apply:

Please send resume and a cover letter as one document to the attention of Mary Haviland, Executive Director at with the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Although the closing date is October 31st, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This posting will be removed once the position has been filled.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultural diversity, diversity of gender expression and open to candidates of all ages and physical ability. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Title:  Counselor, Sexual Violence (Part-Time)

Start Date:October 1, 2019

Organizational Overview: Founded in 2000, the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault’s mission is to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy. The Alliance works closely with the city’s rape crisis programs and hospitals, District Attorney’s Offices, New York Police Department, court officials, colleges and universities, as well as city leaders to develop and implement best practices and policies, raise public awareness, and create sustainable change for survivors.


Since 2014, the Alliance has housed a NYS OVS funded direct service program, Alliance for Advocacy, that assists victims of sexual violence. Our program specifically addresses two critical areas of need, 1) many survivors contact the Alliance immediately after an assault for information and support. Survivors are referred by our direct services team to area rape crisis centers, solidifying a long-held role for the Alliance as a referral hub; and 2) advanced systems advocacy to those who are not receiving the help they need from various system entities. By providing crisis-counseling, support, system advocacy, and accompaniment to important agency appointments, we complement the services provided by area rape crisis centers.


Position Description: This is apart-timefour days a week (Tuesday-Friday) position providing individual counseling and advocacy for sexual violence survivors. The position is based in our downtown Manhattan office with travel to either the Brooklyn or Bronx Family Justice Center at least once a week. Weekly supervision will be provided.



  • Conduct initial screenings and psychosocial assessments, create treatment plans and counseling goals, provide weekly counseling, and keep accurate up-to-date case notes
  • Provide advocacy with law enforcement, schools, health providers, and other relevant agencies; provide accompaniment as necessary
  • Provide services at the Family Justice Center (Bronx or Brooklyn) at least one day a week; collaborate with on-site partners
  • Attend and participate in the 5 Multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Task Force Meetings in the New York City boroughs
  • Conduct outreach to city wide sexual violence service providers, rape crisis centers, community based organizations and others as necessary
  • Track data as required and complete quarterly reports
  • Answer helpline calls (9am-5pm M-F) and hold walk-in hours (10am to 2pm) once a week
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Rape Crisis Programs in NYC
  • Assist with trainings and participate in panels when required
  • Participate in staff meetings



  • LMSW, LMHC or related qualification
  • Experience working in the field of sexual violence providing counseling, advocacy and facilitating groups
  • Experience answering helpline and managing acute crisis situations with clients
  • Excellent organizational capabilities to keep track of necessary data and case notes
  • Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively in a team
  • Sensitivity to the impact of sexual violence in diverse and marginalized communities and the ability to articulate these concerns with regards to sexual violence in a sensitive and respectful manner


How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume in a single pdf document to Please indicate “Counselor, Sexual Violence” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to large volume of responses received, we are unable to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultural diversity, diversity of gender expression and open to candidates of all ages and physical ability. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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