Manager of Capacity Building

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization with over 30 years’ experience working to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Our organization and staff are recognized locally and nationally as experts in providing survivor-centered services and as thought leaders on the issue of LGBQ/T partner abuse. We blend our history and commitment to being survivor-led, our analysis of LGBQ/T partner abuse, and our commitment to being an anti-oppressive organization to create a unique framework that is the foundation of our survivor-centered approach.

We are who we work with, the staff, volunteers, and board of directors of TNLR are members of the very communities the organization serves. We believe that survivors are the experts on their own lives and are therefore committed to centering survivor voices and leadership in all aspects of our work. While we offer services for survivors of partner abuse we also organize and educate about the issue to create the change we believe is possible for our communities.

Role Title: Manager of Capacity Building
Location: Massachusetts, this position works between two offices and does trainings in Massachusetts and parts of New England.
Hours: 40 hours/week; varied schedule with some evenings and weekends required
Supervised by: Co-Executive Director (OEO)
Supervises: Community Awareness Associate, Community Organizer and volunteers.

The Manager of Capacity Building will oversee the functioning of the Technical Assistance (TA) Program. This will include revamping our 2011 Technical Assistance manual “Open Minds Open Doors”, developing a readiness assessment for organizations interested in receiving our TA services, and creating an organizational Learning Community (LC), consisting of up to 5 domestic violence organizations. The LC will be a place of education, information and mutual support for members to share their struggles and successes with the work; deepen their understanding of the intersections of homo/bi/transphobia, heterosexism, and PA; brainstorm strategies; and learn from each other’s experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate data from TNLR’s Community Needs Assessment into all aspects of our TA.
  • Review/Update/Rewrite our technical assistance publication Open Minds Open Doors.
  • Create an assessment to measure the readiness of organizations for participation in our Technical Assistance program.
  • Oversee training materials including developing/updating training and technical assistance materials.
  • Recruit/Identify individuals from 5 DV organizations to participate in a TA Learning Community.
  • Plan/Facilitate quarterly TA Learning community sessions.
  • Plan/Facilitate 2 day-long trainings for TA Learning Community members.
  • Research/Plan content for TA Learning Community sessions and trainings.
  • Provide monthly TA support to TA Learning Community Members.
  • Create/Manage a TA Learning Community listserv.
  • Conduct 10 trainings a year for providers not connected to the Learning Community.
  • Attend/participate in coalitions, caucuses, roundtables, etc. as appropriate.
  • Provide direct service coverage, including rotating after-hours back up.
  • Participate in program development and other organizational projects.
  • Maintain files, statistics, provide reports as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned/appropriate.
  • Supervise education and capacity building staff.

Qualifications, Strengths, and Skills: We hire for life experience. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-year experience in at least 2 of the following areas:

  • LGBQ/T partner abuse work; mainstream partner abuse work; training/public speaking; group facilitation; staff supervision; program development.
  • Be bilingual (Eng/Span).
  • Have excellent listening, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Be able to juggle multiple responsibilities, including the tension between daily tasks, current projects, and crisis intervention.
  • Be willing to travel as necessary to conferences/trainings and to provide trainings/TA.
  • Have a passion for social change/social justice.
  • Be energetic, a self-starter, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Application details: Position to start in August. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send a resume and cover letter:  

  • By email: ed.oeo [at] tnlr [dot] org
  • By post:  P.O. Box 6011,  Boston MA  02114

The Network/La Red does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.