SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
Status: Full-time, Non-exempt, Hourly
Position Summary: The Special Projects Coordinator will assist GCADV in implementing and evaluating a comprehensive program to address the needs of victims of domestic violence from underserved communities. This position will provide training and technical assistance to domestic violence advocates and service providers on working with domestic violence victims from the following communities: Black and African American, LGBTQ, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Immigrant and Refuge, Rural, and other culturally specific communities as identified. In addition, the Special Projects Coordinator will help to develop resources for domestic violence victims from underserved and culturally specific communities. As this position will provide support to programs regarding a number of diverse communities, a core understanding of social justice and social change philosophies is essential, as well as the ability to work with individuals across gender and sexual orientation identity. This position requires frequent travel throughout Georgia with occasional overnight travel.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Work in coordination with the Director of Policy and Community Engagement to enhance culturally appropriate responses of domestic violence programs, provide tangible resources, and tools based on the assessed needs of specific communities.
- Provide coordination, facilitation and develop resources for advocates working with domestic violence victims from culturally specific and marginalized communities.
- Coordinate logistics for bi-annual Symposium in coordination with the Director of Policy and Community Engagement
- Work with Community Engagement Team to identify communities and community leaders with which to partner with.
- Develop, coordinate, and deliver a variety of local, regional, and statewide trainings to domestic violence advocates and service providers on responding to victims from underserved, marginalized, and culturally specific communities for domestic violence program staff, volunteers, and other allied professionals to advance and stay current with best practices. This requires the Special Projects Coordinator to respond to training requests, revise and/or develop curriculum and prepare training materials, and create informational brochures.
- Work to develop and deliver trainings for victims of domestic violence that will also serve as a train-the-trainer for local domestic violence advocates. Topics will include budgeting and financial management, job interview and readiness skills, accessing local resources, and interposal and conflict management skills.
- Work, in coordination with the Community Engagement Team, tew and readiness skills, accessing local resources, and interpsonal o deliver regional trainings for advocates on anti-racism and anti-oppression and working with victims from marginalized communities.
- Provide ongoing technical assistance and consultation with local domestic violence service providers, throughout Georgia, specifically focused on trauma-informed organizational capacity building in order to provide services to domestic violence victims from underserved, marginalized, and culturally specific communities. Technical assistance includes on-site support as well as telephone consultation, and research and provision of resource materials.
- Attend meetings of GCADV task forces and committees as requested.
Cultural Competency and Antiracism
- Maintains a personal commitment to cultural competency and antiracism.
- Identifies and promotes cultural competency and antiracism as a high priority in all communications, both written and verbal.
- Supports key strategies and initiatives for promoting cultural competency and antiracism work.
- Works both individually and as part of the GCADV team on cultural competency and antiracism strategies and initiatives.
- Actively participates in and contributes to tasks, meetings and projects in conjunction with GCADV’s Undoing Racism Plan.
- Adhere to personnel policies and confidentiality standards of colleagues, clients and members.
- Perform all duties as a GCADV staff member in a manner which shows respect for colleagues, clients, members, volunteers, community partners and others in all ways, irrespective of differences in class or economic position, physical abilities, cultural or ethnic background, religion or faith, sexual orientation, gender or veteran status.
- Commitment to ending violence against women and girls.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of GCADV.
- Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner, as part of a team, and demonstrate a commitment to contributing towards a positive work culture.
- Training and group or workshop facilitation experience
- Understanding of and commitment to addressing issues of cultural diversity impacting domestic violence intervention and services as they apply to race, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, social, and economic backgrounds.
- A minimum of three years’ field experience working in a domestic violence program or social justice centered organization.
- Ability to organization and manage work time and demonstrate superior organization skills.
- Advanced technology skills, including at a minimum, proficiency in Windows (including Work, Excel, and Power Point) and online communications.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with range of individuals, organizations, and government agencies.
- Ability and willingness to work outside of normal business hours as needed.
- Access to reliable transportation; willingness and ability to travel approximately 2% in and out of state; some overnight travel required.
Compensation: Starting salary range will be $40,000 – $45,000. GCADV offers excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement match; and generous vacation leave.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume with your qualifications and salary requirements to
[email protected] by February 3, 2017. We will accept applications only by e-mail.
NO PHONE CALLS OR RECRUITERS PLEASE. All applications will be kept strictly confidential.
GCADV is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including but not limited to people of color, people with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence.