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Project Free Manager (Human Trafficking)
New York Asian Women's Center
NYAWC (The New York Asian Women's Center) is the largest Asian American domestic violence agency in the country. New York Asian Women's Center's (NYAWC) Project Free anti-trafficking service program assists and empowers survivors of human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery. Project Free is one of the very few places in New York City where Asian trafficking survivors can go to receive culturally and linguistically appropriate services that help them to regain their freedom, recover from trauma and reach stability and self-sufficiency. Since its launch in 2005, Project Free has assisted over 400 individuals and families. Project Free also conducts outreach to Asian American communities, law enforcement, and other service providers in New York City to heighten awareness about trafficking, and participates in policy advocacy to impact positive change in laws around human trafficking in the U.S. and New York State.
The Project Free Manager is responsible for the day to day management of the program. That includes monitoring all contracts: contract goals and deliverables, maintaining reporting and service requirements, and preparing for audits. This also includes directly supervising staff, monitoring case management for human trafficking clients, including providing some case management directly. The manager will also oversee NYAWC's Court Advocacy Project and the Asian Women's Empowerment Project, which fall under Project Free. This includes coordinating with other service providers and court personal, monitoring collaboration and progress; and contract reporting.
The Manager will function as contact person/liaison with other anti-human trafficking service providers and community leaders and assist in developing new partnerships to support the program and clients. The manager will also conduct outreach to the community and service providers, conduct presentation, workshops, events, and projects to promote issues of human trafficking in the Pan-Asian community.
Lastly, the Manager will establish and maintain relationships with local community and faith based organizations, political and diplomatic organizations, medical professionals and community leaders.
The Project Free Manager reports to the Assistant Director of Client Services.
Consult with Assistant Director of Client Services regarding any issues or concerns regarding the management of Project Free and collaborate with the Assistant Director on troubleshooting and finding solutions.
Work with Assistant Director of Client Services to develop and/or modify a system of tracking clients, forms, files, referrals, statistics, etc.
Assess trafficking training needs of staff and Project Free volunteers and coordinate necessary trainings.
Conduct research in identifying target areas for outreach activities.
Create monthly, quarterly and yearly reports for various contracts, funders, and the Executive Director.
Represent the agency at meetings and events.
Special projects and other duties assigned by the Executive Director.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in social work, counseling, or a related field preferred
Experience and/or knowledge in the management of non-profit social services and in working in the area of violence against women and/or the Asian community
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks
Highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and follow through on assignments
Ability to handle confidential matters
Strong and effective verbal and writing communications and listening skills
Ability to effectively complete multiple tasks, priorities, responsibilities and meet deadlines
Ability to work with diverse populations and within a team structure
Asian Language preferred
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of community based leaser as well as coworkers and volunteers
Flexibility to work some weekends and evening hours
NYAWC is the largest minority run and minority governed agency in New York State addressing the issues of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. Founded in 1982, NYAWC is the second oldest AA domestic violence agency in the country. NYAWC is the only pan Asian agency with a 24/7 multi-lingual hotline and NYS licensed emergency shelter program in the east coast. NYAWC provides counseling, case management and advocacy services for over 600 women and children each year. We offer transitional housing, legal immigration services, and a ground-breaking prevention program.
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The New York Asian Women's Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer