Join the SAFER Board of Directors as our Primary Research Coordinator, Policy Coordinator, Teach-Ins Co-Coordinator, Operations Coordinator, Development Co-Coordinator, or Communications Co-Coordinator
SAFER is devoted to empowering college students to change how their schools prevent and respond to sexual violence by providing them with resources and research to help build successful grassroots sexual assault policy reform campaigns. SAFER trains students in effective organizing tactics and encourages them to examine the overlapping links between sexual assault and all forms of individual and institutional violence. Our goal is to ensure that every college puts in place prevention programs, crisis services, disciplinary procedures, and community outreach programs that challenge the oppressions that ultimately cause sexual violence.
SAFER is operated and governed by a diverse Board of Directors. The Board of Directors works as a volunteer collective, determining the policies and overall strategy of this nationally recognized nonprofit, largely operating by consensus. This intimate connection to the work and the field provides each member of the Board with an opportunity to actively create social change while gaining professional nonprofit management experience in a non-hierarchical setting. Our approach to running the organization provides a platform to strengthen one's personal and professional skills while connecting to a greater network of like-minded advocates and activists.
We are currently filling the following positions:
Primary Research Coordinator:
- Lead and manage implementation of SAFER's primary research project on the national status of campus sexual assault policies (CAP 2.0)
- Oversee development of web-based data collection tool
- Develop data collection and validation protocols for national sample of colleges and universities
- Conduct primary data analysis
- Lead research report write-up
- Monitor, develop, and write SAFER's responses to changes in state and federal policies
- Consult for SAFER board on policy issues related to campus sexual assault
- Assist Primary Research Coordinator in developing resources related to CAP 2.0
- Lead any work streams related to SAFER's political positions
Teach-Ins Co-Coordinator (will work in partnership with the pre-existing Co-Coordinator):
- Supervise our staff trainer to ensure the components of SAFER's training and mentoring are effectively carried out
- Manage and document communication with students, including inquires for teach-ins, establishing teach-ins logistics (traveling, timing, contracts, costs, etc), reform movement updates, evaluations of teach-ins, etc.
- Review and update curricula and materials as necessary
- Create innovative outreach, promotion, and education strategies, working in conjunction with Communications
- Work closely with Teach-Ins Coordinators to create contracts with schools for teach-ins, arrange travel, and collect payments from schools
- File quarterly and annual income tax forms
- Work closely with the Development Coordinator(s) to apply for grants, monitor and record grant spending, and create grant progress reports
- Create organizational budget, and monitor and record all income and spending
- Prepare financial reports to present to Board each month, and manage Board spending
- Assist with all other operations and fiscal management duties as needed
Development Co-Coordinator (will work in partnership with the pre-existing Co-Coordinator)
- Manage foundation relationships and grant submissions; maintain a calendar of grant proposal and report deadlines; prepare letters of intent and full proposals along with required documents; maintain ongoing correspondence with funders.
- Conduct prospect research (mostly private foundations).
- Create and implement mail/online solicitations, plan and implement year-end giving and list-building strategy; analyze donor base and identify new individual prospects.
- Maintain donor database, process gifts, acknowledge donors, and generate regular reports.
Communications Co-Coordinator (will work in partnership with the pre-existing Co-Coordinator)
- Is responsible for developing, distributing, and maintaining all aspects of the organization's communications, including but not limited to press inquiries, messaging, social media content, and representing SAFER at public events. The co-coordinator should have energy and excitement over content generation and consistent social media responsiveness.
- The applicant should be a skilled writer and reader, comfortable speaking with the public, and have a basic understanding of digital media strategy as well as be very familiar with the current landscape of the anti sexual violence movement.
- Knowledge of sexual assault policies and data is helpful, but not necessary. More than anything, you should be committed to amplifying SAFER's mission and ending sexual, gender, and interpersonal violence.
- Actively engage, cultivate, and manage media relationships to ensure coverage surrounding SAFER’s programs, special events, announcements, and other projects.
- Add, update and maintain SAFER contact list, including, but not limited to, media contacts, student groups and journalists, and women’s centers, as well as assist the Development coordinator(s) build fundraisining contacts list and the Teach In coordinator(s) build student and university contacts.
Meetings and commitment:
Minimum of one year, with an average commitment of 5 to 10 hours per week. Board members must reside in the New York metro area. SAFER holds monthly board meetings, which are currently scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7:00p.m - 9:00p.m at SAFER’s downtown Manhattan office (dates are subject to change). Board members are active participants in the organization’s overall planning and fundraising efforts and communicate frequently via email.
SAFER is committed to intersectional and cross-cultural work by empowering communities most-affected by sexual assault and creating a Board of Directors that reflects the communities we work with. While a certain level of experience is necessary to serve on the Board, we will work together to ensure that every Board member is given the tools to thrive. Each position comes with specific expectations AND room for growth so that Board members can take on projects they are passionate about, gain new skills, and define the role as they choose.
People of color, LGBTQ-identified people, people with dis/abilities, and those in marginalized communities are highly-encouraged to apply. Diversity and inclusivity are not buzzwords at SAFER; difference is woven into our process, making our work and the movement to end sexual violence stronger. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Anya Glowa-Kollisch AND Hayden Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com . Please use the name of the role you are applying for as the subject line. Thank you!
- Grant Writing / Research
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 5 to 10 hours a week, for at least 1 year