Womankind uses the multidimensionality of our Asian heritage to work alongside survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) as they build a path to healing. We are working tirelessly to create a future where we Rise Above Violence and our communities can innovate towards collective well-being, restoration, and social justice. In addition to promoting healing and safety through service provision, Womankind promotes gender justice through research, coalition building, policy analysis, and community education and mobilization.
As a part of the Womankind team, the Economic Empowerment Specialist will work with both our residential as well as community programs to improve economic empowerment outcomes for our client base. The Specialist will work with advocates, managers as well as Associate Directors to create strategies that optimize the wellbeing of all survivors we work with. This is inclusive of working with current external structures and developing partnerships to support increased workforce opportunities for survivors of GBV within New York City.
This is a hands-on role that involves both micro-level work as well as macro-level work. It will be the responsibility of the Specialist to provide technical assistance to all advocate staff and at times client base surrounding economic empowerment (i.e. workforce readiness, financial coaching etc.). It will be the responsibility of the Specialist to conduct assessment of ongoing needs of the current client based and work with advocate staff to develop strategies to support the obtaining and maintaining of safe and independent living environments. The Specialist will additionally play an advocacy role in voicing the needs of survivors to local coalitions and taskforces that are developing policies and best practices when working with GBV survivors. The specialist will work with the Pathways to Empowerment team, which is inclusive of staff with technical skills in workforce readiness as well as benefits and entitlements expertise, to support a holistic and comprehensive understanding of empowerment and self-sufficiency. This position requires 40 hours per week in-person and partial remote work as of current.
The Economic Empowerment Specialist along with the Pathways to Empowerment colleagues will build out a program that is comprehensive within the agency looking at self-sufficiency in a more trauma-informed and survivor-centered lens.
Womankind offers a competitive and outstanding compensation package. Annual salary range for this position is between $50,000 and $53,000, based on the candidate’s experience, skill set, education, and other criteria. Top benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, generous paid time off, 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.
How to Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and “Economic Empowerment Specialist” in the subject line. No calls, please.
Womankind is an Equal Opportunity Employer.