Archive for December 14, 2012

VOCAL-NY is HIRING for 2 Positions

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

VOCAL-NY is a grassroots membership organization dedicated to creating healthy and just communities by building power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration.  During the past couple of years alone, VOCAL-NY’s advocacy has won significant policy change around affordable housing, progressive revenue, prison-based gerrymandering, overdose prevention and HIV/AIDS prevention.

VOCAL-NY is seeking to hire eligible individuals for the following positions: 


The Policy Director will lead public policy analysis, research and communications activities for grassroots campaigns around HIV/AIDS and drug policy. Policy issues may include HIV/AIDS housing, overdose prevention, syringe access, hepatitis C, harm reduction, methadone, police reform and broader social justice issues like progressive taxation.

The position requires experience in public policy analysis, legislative advocacy, communications and coalition building. The Policy Director will work collaboratively with a team of seven community organizers and grassroots members to analyze data, develop policy change and legislative strategies, lobby government officials, coordinate with allies and deepen public awareness about our policy goals. The Policy Director reports to the Lead Organizer.

For a list of responsibilities, qualifications and the process to apply, please visit the job posting online<> (


The HIV/AIDS Community Organizer will be responsible for coordinating VOCAL-NY’s base building, leadership development and advocacy campaigns around HIV/AIDS. A central focus for the position will be promoting the active involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS in policymaking that affects their lives. The position will include coordinating VOCAL-NY’s HIV/AIDS Housing Network of non-profit organizations providing housing services to people living with HIV/AIDS. VOCAL-NY has five full-time and two part-time community organizers, including a Lead Organizer who will supervise this position.

For a list of responsibilities, qualifications and the process to apply, please visit the job posting online<> (


APPLY BY: December 20th, 2012. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be open until filled. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, but it is strongly encouraged that they be submitted by December 20th for initial consideration. Interviews will begin starting in late-December.


Shadow Count 2013: PAID Opportunity

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment


The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College will be conducting the  2013 Shadow Count (Monday, January 28th to Tuesday, January 29th).

Shadow Count is an independent evaluation that helps to ensure the accuracy of the DHS Street Survey –The HOPE Count. The purpose of the Street Survey is to determine the numbers of people left outside the shelter system and in need of additional outreach/programmatic services. Volunteers will be paid $75, must be over 18 years old, and need to attend a training session prior to the count. 


The official Count begins at midnight Monday, Jan 28, 2013.  It  continues through the night until Tuesday morning at 4:00 am on January 29, 2013.   However, volunteers are required to check-in at their assigned staging site by 10:00 PM Monday night in order to check in and arrive at deployment locations on time.


Please feel free to pass this information along to interested parties.


For more information and to register: