Economic Empowerment Program Advocate

August 10th, 2021
Economic Empowerment Program Advocate

Economic Empowerment Program Advocate

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Queens
Job Sectors: Community Improvement

Sakhi is looking for a full-time Economic Empowerment Program Advocate to join our team in our new

office location in Queens. The Advocate will provide trauma-informed economic empowerment

services to survivors of gender-based violence. The Economic Empowerment Program Advocate will

work collaboratively with the Direct Services team to ensure services are being delivered in a timely

and effective manner.

Position Responsibilities

Case Management & Advocacy

● Provide trauma-informed case management services to clients who are referred for economic

empowerment related services

● Accompany and provide advocacy for survivors of violence in courts, welfare offices, hospitals,

police precincts, etc. as per need

● Be responsible for implementing and delivering Sakhi’s Economic Empowerment program

strategy that included classes and workshops for survivors as well as managing referrals to job

training and placement providers

● Provide survivors with information on rights, resources, and services available

● Envision and implement short-term and long-term program goals after identifying constituent


● Research job placement, workforce development, banking programs, and microenterprise

collaborations to afford survivors opportunities

● Implement job training workshops or facilitate one-on-one financial skill development for

survivors as needed

● Organize Career and Professional Development Fairs to connect as many survivors looking for

employment with appropriate resources

● Assist survivors by helping them complete reports & applications, gather information,

translate documents, etc.

● Develop, coordinate and facilitate weekly and monthly support group meetings, focus groups,


● Offer responsive referrals to survivors of violence, community members and partners

● Participate in Sakhi’s volunteer training and orientations as needed

● Work closely with the Direct Services teams both in the Queens and Manhattan office

● Assist other Sakhi team members with cross-organizational efforts

● Coordinate with and conduct regular supervisions with interns and volunteers for EE program


Program Documentation and Development

● Keep up-to-date records of all survivor- related work/activities through efficient data collection

in Salesforce

● Coordinate interns and volunteers for EE program activities

● Develop ongoing referral relationships with Sakhi’s partner organizations

● Build and sustain relationships with current, new, and potential financial skills organizations;

outreach for possible partnerships and resource-sharing in order to expand Sakhi’s reach and


● Present and train regarding Sakhi’s work as appropriate, including conducting trainings

pertaining to Cultural Competency to different constituents

● Advocate for equal access for Sakhi’s clients to various public services including health,

governmental, judicial

● Attend interagency meetings, trainings and workshops pertinent to advocacy services

provided at Sakhi

● Pursue additional education (in-services, seminars, self study programs) to advance skills and


Required Qualifications

● A Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience in gender-based violence advocacy. Master’s

degree in social work, gender studies, or policy administration preferred

● Fluency in one or more South Asian languages, especially Hindi, Urdu, and/or Bengali

● Significant and demonstrated success in a range of economic empowerment activities

● U.S. Work authorization required

● An investment and background in women’s rights advocacy

● Ability to engage with diverse communities and audiences

● Strong interpersonal, writing, and organization skills.

● Excellent public speaking skills and leadership qualities preferred.

● Experience working with multiple staff, volunteers, and program responsibilities

● Ability to work well under pressure and juggle multiple time-sensitive tasks

● Experience with community-based work and ability to engage with diverse communities and


This is a full-time role that requires flexibility with schedule. Some evenings and weekends will be

required. Salary starting at $55,000. Sakhi offers health and dental benefits, paid parental leave and all

full-time team members have access to clinical supervision.

At Sakhi, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come,

to stay and do their best work. Sakhi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Bilingual/bicultural applicants, persons of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQI people are

strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Information

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Ideal candidates will be available to start in early September 2021. To

apply, email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with subject “EE Advocate Applicant”

Sakhi for South Asian Women

  • Sakhi for South Asian Women
  • New York, New York 10008-1333
  • United States of America
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