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Youth Resilience Coordinator

Application deadline: February 28, 2018

This is a full-time position with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance). The Youth Resilience Coordinator will amplify and build upon work in areas of youth violence prevention, trauma-informed advocacy and prevention, and collaborative partnerships to support healthy youth development and resiliency in Virginia. This position also provides technical assistance and support to member programs on prevention programming, capacity building, and resource and campaign development in alignment with statewide visions, values, and goals for the field of primary prevention.

We’re looking for:

An experienced preventionist, out-of-the-box thinker, program developer, social-change maker, trainer, and strong relationship-builder. The ideal candidate will have a self-directed work style and will be excited about the potential to create dynamic, racial and gender justice focused programming, campaigns, and strategies to advance a statewide agenda for preventing sexual and intimate partner violence.

The position requires two years of direct prevention and community wellness experience, preferably within a community-based sexual and domestic violence agency. Experience with developing prevention strategies, goals, outcomes, and evaluation is also required. Experience with grants administration is highly advantageous. The starting salary range for this position is $48-$53,000/year. The Action Alliance offers a generous benefits package and an outstanding and flexible work environment.

Position specific duties include, and are not limited to:

  • Build a Prevention Community of Practice: Provide ongoing coaching and technical assistance to prevention programs who are engaged in program development, community organizing against sexual and domestic violence, and program evaluation and sustainability. Develop and distribute specialized resources to support prevention work in sexual and domestic violence agencies. Plan and deliver trainings focused on the needs of prevention advocates within sexual and domestic violence agencies. Develop a statewide network of youth serving professionals intended to support program sharing, skills building, and networking opportunities.
  • Coordinate and Develop Prevention Strategies: Develop and coordinate statewide prevention projects designed to expand and/or improve Virginia’s primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence, including DO YOU, Teach Consent, and other primary prevention strategies.
  • Nurture Prevention Partnerships: Represent the Action Alliance in local and statewide partnerships focused on prevention; provide leadership to statewide sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention initiatives; promote effective prevention activities in a variety of settings.
  • General duties include, and are not limited to:

    • Develop relationships and provide ongoing support to member sexual and domestic violence advocacy agencies across Virginia; including building and sustaining strategic partnerships with state and national partners in the field

    • Engage in staff-led anti-racism and anti-oppression work

    •Assist with accurate reporting for grant deliverables

    • Pursue professional development opportunities to grow individual skillsets

    • Participate actively as a member of the Social Change Team and as an Action Alliance staff by supporting overall coalition development, the organizations guiding principles, mission, and values

    • Regular statewide and some national travel

    About the Action Alliance:

    The Action Alliance has been Virginia’s leading voice on sexual and domestic violence for more than 30 years and enhances response and prevention efforts through training, public policy advocacy, public awareness programs, and technical assistance to professionals. We recognize that sexual and domestic violence are linked to other forms of oppression, which disproportionately affect women, children, and marginalized people. Understanding the great harm racism has created for individuals, families and our communities in Virginia, we are committed to building within the coalition an anti-racist framework from which to address sexual and domestic violence.

    The Action Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

    To apply

    Please submit cover letter and resume or CV by 2/28/2018 to: Linda Winston at lwinston@vsdvalliance.org


    Project Coach for Underserved Populations Learning Collaborative

    Application deadline: March 2, 2018

    The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance) is hiring two positions as part of an exciting new statewide project. The Underserved Project Learning Collaborative (UPLC) is a partnership between the Action Alliance, the Virginia Department of Social Services, the Department of Criminal Justice Services and community sexual and domestic violence agencies which seek to build their capacity to provide culturally responsive and trauma-informed services and programs to populations in their communities who are not currently being served or who are inadequately served.

    The two UPLC Project Coaches will work directly with community sexual and domestic violence agencies, promoting reflection and learning, offering intensive coaching and technical assistance, and facilitating the application of a social justice framework to the daily work of agencies as they seek to address sexual and domestic violence in their communities. Specifically, the UPLC Project Coaches will guide and support agency transformations that include integrating changes in policy and practice at all levels of the organization to make culturally-responsive, trauma-informed services and programs available; and to form deeper and more meaningful relationships and partnerships with underserved populations in their communities.

    We’re looking for:

    Experienced social justice advocates who have engaged in deep reflection, meaningful partnerships and substantial growth as they have learned to apply the values of ending oppression to the day-to-day tasks of helping people. The ideal candidate will be well versed in applying a trauma-informed model of advocacy to work with sexual and domestic violence survivors, will be able to articulate anti-oppression and social justice principles as they relate to addressing and preventing gender-based violence, and will have experience working within/partnering with underserved communities.

    The positions require 3-5 years of directly related experience. We are seeking two individuals who will work well together to facilitate an engaging process, teach complicated concepts, model the process of continuous reflection and learning, and partner respectfully with individuals from diverse agencies and communities. These positions require regular and significant travel. The starting salary range for these positions is $48-53,000/year. The Action Alliance offers a generous benefits package and an outstanding and flexible work environment.

    About the Action Alliance:

    The Action Alliance has been Virginia’s leading voice on sexual and domestic violence for more than 30 years and enhances response and prevention efforts through training, public policy advocacy, public awareness programs, and technical assistance to professionals. We recognize that sexual and domestic violence are linked to other forms of oppression, which disproportionately affect women, children, and marginalized people. Understanding the great harm racism has created for individuals, families and our communities in Virginia, we are committed to building within the coalition an anti-racist framework from which to address sexual and domestic violence.

    The Action Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

    To apply

    Please submit cover letter and resume or CV by 3/2/2018 to: Linda Winston at lwinston@vsdvalliance.org


    Volunteer Opportunities

    We welcome applications on an ongoing basis!

    The Action Alliance is always seeking volunteers to answer our 24-hour hotline, represent us at community outreach events, and more.

    If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application. For more information about the volunteer program, please send an email to volunteer@vsdvalliance.org.


    Bilingual (Spanish/English) Hotline Crisis Services Spec. and Hotline Crisis Services Spec.

    Application deadline: open

    The Hotline Team is always accepting applications and a job posting can be found below. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis as positions become available. Should materials match an opening hotline leadership will directly reach out to candidates.

    (Bilingual) Hotline Crisis Services Specialist

    The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Virginia’s statewide coalition addressing sexual and domestic violence, is hiring part-time (bilingual/bicultural, Spanish & English) Hotline Crisis Services Specialists to provide culturally competent crisis intervention services.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Hotline Crisis Services Specialists will:

    • Respond to and document calls, chats, and texts in English (and Spanish) from survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence; their family members and friends; allied professionals; and the general public.

    • Ensure quality responses to each of the Hotlines answered by the Action Alliance, including the Virginia Statewide Hotline, the PREA Hotline, the LGTBQ+ Helpline, and the hotlines of local sexual and domestic violence agencies.

    • Ensure the delivery of effective and timely services to agencies that work with the statewide hotline.

    • Follow up with callers who identify intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence as primary issues.

    • Attend and participate in internal, state, and national training activities concerning the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, crisis intervention, active listening, supportive counseling, risk assessment, safety planning, intersections of oppression and violence, legal advocacy, and resource identification/development.

    Position Requirements

    This position requires work, volunteer, or internship experience delivering services in English (and Spanish); a basic knowledge of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and our work at the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance; and strong organizational skills. All Action Alliance staff must be committed to the agency’s mission and guiding principles. Working with the Action Alliance requires dedication to cooperating with peers, participating in group processes, utilizing healthy conflict resolution skills, and modeling respectful relationships.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Successful candidates will be proficient in Office 365 and have experience with online documentation and databases.

    Compensation

    This is an hourly non-exempt position that will be scheduled to work 10 to 30 hours from Sunday to Saturday, including holidays. Since we operate the Hotline 24/7, many shifts are outside traditional business hours. The hourly rate of pay starts at $15. Limited statewide travel is required for training; national opportunities may also be provided.

    The Action Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring and supporting a diverse staff. We strongly encourage people of diverse racial, gender, and ethnic identities and abilities to apply.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

    Reed Bohn by email at hotline@vsdvalliance.org, or mail your application materials to:

    Reed Bohn

    Hotline Manager

    c/o Action Alliance

    1118 W. Main St.

    Richmond, VA 23220


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