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Director of Policy and Research

Posted 8/09/04

The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) is part of a national effort to address the domestic violence needs and concerns of underserved populations. It represents a growing network of Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence dedicated to creating culturally competent strategies and programs to help eliminate domestic violence in Latino communities.

The Director of Policy and Research will report directly to the Executive Director and will work in concert with Alianza’s Director of Training & Technical Assistance/Community Education & Development. He/she will be based in Alianza’s New York City office.

General Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop projects, set goals and objectives, establish timelines, and oversee project budgets as they relate to contract and grant obligations

  • Develop contracts with Policy and Research contractors and consultants in consultation with the Executive Director

  • Provide oversight for contractual services and operations entered into by Alianza with Georgia State University/Research Center (El Centro), serve as the liaison between El Centro, other contractors and Alianza’s Executive Director

  • Help recruit and provide oversight for policy interns

  • Prepare and submit monthly project reports to the Executive Director and assist with th drafting of reports to funders

  • Work with El Centro and Alianza’s Research Subcommittee to plan and host research forums

  • Work with El Centro and the Research Subcommittee to develop and disseminate subsequent research forum publications

  • Monitor relevant laws and public policies affecting Latino and domestic violence communities
    Write legislative alerts and policy updates for Alianza’s website, newsletter and policy listserv

  • Develop and/or oversee the development of position papers on topics of interest and concern to Alianza and Latino communities

  • Coordinate the efforts of the Policy Subcommittee

  • Assist with the development and implementation of a National Latino DV Agenda and the implementation of selected goals from Alianza’s Policy Summit Report

  • Conduct mid-year and end-of-year evaluations of El Centro and other research contractors

  • Participate in meetings with national advocacy and domestic violence organizations, and with policy makers, at the request of the Executive Director

  • Promote the voice of Latino/a communities in the policy arena, including involvement in policy making groups, state DV coalitions, and other such entities

  • Represent Alianza at policy and research forums and on boards and advisory committees of national domestic violence organizations at the request of the Executive Director

  • Enhance Alianza’s website and resource library with culturally and linguistically appropriate domestic violence policy and research information/materials; work in conjunction with El Centro and Alianza’s website manager to accomplish this objective

  • Other related projects as requested by the Executive Director

Experience and Skills Required:
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Excellent analytical, planning, and problem solving skills

  • Prior experience and proven ability to supervise and monitor staff and contractors and ensure compliance with contracts in a timely manner

  • Ability to work as part of a team, with both men and women, and with people of various ages

  • Ability to handle various projects simultaneously, to use good judgment in setting priorities, and to meet project goals and objectives in a timely manner

  • A good understanding of the experiences of Latino groups in the United States and a strong commitment to improving the quality of life of Latino communities

  • Prior experience working in the area of domestic violence

  • Prior experience working on policy issues and ability to interpret laws and policies

  • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of applications and software programs including Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel


Full-time position with a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Position open until filled – apply immediately. Qualified applicants should mail or fax a letter of interest, resume, and three references to the person listed below. Please note, only those candidates that meet eligibility requirements will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Adelita M. Medina
Executive Director
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 672, Triborough Station
New York, NY 10035
Fax: 1-800-216-2404

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We are NOT the "Latino Alliance" based in Lovettsville, Virginia, that is soliciting contributions for the upcoming presidential election. We are NOT affiliated or associated with that organization in any way.


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