Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator

 

SALARY
$40,000-$45,000 per year
Full time, non-exempt position

BENEFITS
Health (partial payment), dental, and vision
Generous Vacation and Holiday Allowances

LOCATION
Metro Headquarters, Downtown LA

SUMMARY

The Community Organizing & Outreach Coordinator (COOC) will work to build the community mobilizing and organizing capacities of Peace Over Violence (POV) staff and community leaders. The COOC will function as part of the Prevention Division and will be supervised by the Prevention & Policy Division Director, working on a variety of projects utilizing dynamic public speaking and organizing skills. The goals of the COOC are achieved primarily through the oversight of the Adult Ally component of the Rape Prevention Education (RPE) project funded by the California Department of Public Health. The COOC not only organizes the POV outreach efforts and manages the Violence Prevention Specialist volunteer program, but also identifies community allies to build violence free communities. As a member of the Prevention Division, the COOC will build agency visibility through speaking engagements, focus groups and media utilization, in addition to providing the community with resources and training on interpersonal violence, its causes and prevention. The ideal candidate will have the confidence and skill to work within the community to develop leadership skills and responses to build toward the elimination of violence.

DUTIES

Community Mobilizing & Outreach

  • Train Adult Allies and volunteers in leadership development and provide ongoing support to increase their skills, using the Close to Home Model

  • Empower Adult Allies to coordinate and implement violence prevention activities in their communities and social circles

  • Represent POV in community meetings and collaboratives

  • Facilitate POV’s Coalition for Healthy Teen Relationships (CHTR) meetings bringing together educators, social justice advocates, and other community partners to implement violence prevention activities for youth

  • Coordinate annual Prevention Division education and awareness events and campaigns e.g. Youth Over Violence Summit, Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration, Denim Day Campaign

  • Schedule community education/presentations on behalf of POV, including securing VPS volunteers to provide presentations

  • Utilize online organizing tools and social media to develop and carry out organizing campaigns, including Denim Day and Make A Choice

  • Build partnerships with community institutions and assist with the tracking of Prevention Division community partners and stakeholders

  • Assist with Prevention Division evaluation activities, especially as they relate to community mobilization activities

Volunteer Management

  • Manage the Violence Prevention Specialist (VPS) Volunteers, providing ongoing support and education for VPS Volunteers

  • Facilitate monthly in-services with POV volunteers in coordination with other volunteer program managers from various departments

  • Assist the Violence Prevention Education Coordinator and other Prevention staff with the coordination and implementation of Prevention Division training programs

  • Work in partnership with other volunteer program managers to coordinate and facilitate any volunteer engagement activities

  • Attend and/or facilitate Youth Over Violence monthly in-services, as needed

Administrative/Other Duties

  • DocuImplement in-classroom facilitation of In Touch With Teens violence prevention curriculum, as needed

  • Provide workshops and presentations for both internal and external trainings, as needed

  • Attend all relevant conferences, institutes, and summits specific to the Rape Prevention Education project, the Prevention Division, and POV

  • Attend scheduled Prevention meetings and meetings relevant to specific grants and/or projects

  • Assist with grant reporting and adhere to necessary grant requirements as they pertain to youth leadership, community mobilization, and the RPE project

  • Develop, update, and/or revise outreach and Prevention materials, as necessary

  • Attend in-services, staff meeting, annual agency functions, and other agency meetings, as necessary

  • Maintain accurate time sheets, sign in sheets, and relevant agency paperwork

  • Other duties as assigned by the Prevention & Policy Division Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • In-depth knowledge of domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, child sexual assault, violence prevention approaches, and other intersecting issues

  • Provide crisis counseling, support, and resources to clients, in person or via the 24-hour hotline, as needed

  • Complete POV’s Counselor/Advocate Training, or equivalent

  • Complete POV’s Violence Prevention Specialist Training, or equivalent

  • Complete POV’s Self Defense Instructor Training, or equivalent

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Ability to multi-task and excellent time management skills

  • Supervisory skills and ability to work with volunteers

  • Strong community organizing and mobilizing skills with a commitment to social justice

  • Capacity to relate to, work with, and engage varying special and/or underserved populations (based on age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, etc.) in a non-judgmental manner

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and professionalism; ability to work independently and maintain work load

  • Strong and effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to confidently speak publicly and facilitate group discussions

  • Computer, technology, and social media literacy

  • Flexible Schedule; capacity to work some weekends and/or evenings

  • Automobile with a valid driver’s license and insurance and/or reliable public transportation skills

  • Bilingual skills, written and spoken, (English/Spanish) preferred

 

Peace Over Violence encourages applicants from a diverse pool of candidates including candidates of color, candidates with disabilities, candidates who identify with the LGBTQ community and others.

Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to:
Peace Over Violence
Attn: Melodie Kruspodin, Prevention & Policy Director
Peace Over Violence, 1015 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Email: melodie@peaceoverviolence.org

No phone calls, please

Peace Over Violence is a equal employment opportunity employer.