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Prevention Technical Assistance Specialist sought

 

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a statewide membership organization, based in Olympia, committed to eliminating sexual violence and fostering social change. WCSAP seeks a Prevention Technical Assistance Specialist to provide technical assistance and training, and to facilitate communication forums around the topic of sexual violence prevention with an emphasis on primary prevention. All applicants must be familiar and agree with WCSAPs mission statement and philosophy regarding the elimination of sexual violence, empowerment, inclusiveness, and social change.

 

 

WCSAP values diversity in the workplace. WCSAP is committed to services for all individuals regardless of race, gender, religion, age, ethnic background, social or economic status, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental status. WCSAP recognizes the importance of working on racism, homophobia, able-bodyism, and other issues of oppression in order to make services accessible to all.

 

Please submit an application packet containing: cover letter, resume, and release of information to WCSAP at Jeanne@wcsap.org. This position will remain open until filled with a first screening date beginning March 11, 2010.

 


 

TITLE: Prevention Technical Assistance Specialist

 

SALARY/CLASIFICATION: $36,000 - $44,000

 

SUPERVISOR: Associate Director

 

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

 

AREA of EMPHASIS Sexual Violence Prevention

 

Goal Statement: To provide technical assistance and training, and to facilitate communication forums around the topic of sexual violence prevention with an emphasis on primary prevention using a community development model.

 

RESONSIBILITES AND DUTIES:

 

Provide technical assistance, consultation, support, and information and referral to sexual assault service providers relevant to prevention programming.

 

  Enhance operation of the Prevention Resource Center: collect, develop, and disseminate needed prevention resources to the sexual assault field.

  Provide technical assistance, consultation, support, and information and referral to Community Sexual Assault Programs relevant to prevention programming.

  Provide specific technical assistance and support to identified sexual assault prevention projects (funded through the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy) for sexual assault prevention efforts.

 

Develop materials

  The development of materials (in any media) that increase the capacity of service providers in implementing sexual violence prevention.

  Write and produce Prevention Resource Center materials, such as Partners in Social Change, Prevention Tips, and The Prevention Review.

  Ensure distribution of materials to appropriate recipients.

  Compile emerging, promising, and best practice information as it relates to sexual violence prevention in Washington State.

  Ensure that WCSAP Prevention Resource Center materials are accessible to a broad constituency and represents the diversity of all stakeholders.

 

Develop communication forums

  Create and implement forums (conference calls, webinars, electronic communities, etc.) focused on sexual violence prevention.

  Identify topics for discussion and coordinate contacts among the groups.

  Provide systems advocacy, which enhances the level of efforts, focused on sexual assault prevention.

  Design and coordinate relevant training and networking opportunities.

 

Provide coordination, support and training opportunities

  Plan or co-plan the implementation of program activities such as trainings and meetings.

 

  Assist other agencies in their development of training opportunities.

 

Support WCSAP Capacity Development

 

  Develop and implement a Prevention Services Program through a programmatic work plan developed yearly and evaluated quarterly

  Obtain a minimum of 12 hours of on-going training relevant to responsibilities and duties

  Participate in statewide and national committees which focus on sexual assault prevention services

  Attend staff meetings, board of directors meetings, and annual conference as requested

  Assist with other projects or duties as requested by supervisor

  Other tasks as necessary to carry out WCSAPs mission and work as assigned by supervisor

 

Minimum Qualifications:

          An understanding of and agreement with WCSAPs mission statement and philosophy regarding the elimination of sexual violence, empowerment, inclusiveness, and social change

          Bachelors Degree in related field plus 2 years progressively responsible experience, or a combination of 6 years relevant education, training, and experience

          Two years experience in relevant prevention provision

          Knowledge of WA State sexual assault prevention services standards

          Comprehensive knowledge of at least two of the following frameworks: sexual violence prevention, social change concepts, public health model and community development/mobilization strategies

          Experience with technical writing and the development of materials

          Basic knowledge of program development training, organizational consultation, and technical assistance

          Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups

          Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail

          Articulate and knowledgeable as a trainer or public speaker

          Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and trainings

          Demonstrated ability to work independently.

          Ability to travel as needed.

 

Desired Qualifications:

         Knowledge of the intent of the Washington Statewide Sexual Assault Prevention Committees recommendations.

         30 hours of WCSAP-certified or approved initial sexual assault advocacy training

         Moderate to advanced computer skills, especially related to technical writing, research, and word processing.

         Experience with the development of newsletters.

         Interest and work style that embraces working with community members to build awareness, understanding and a commitment to ending sexual violence.

         Knowledge of adult learning styles and applicable models

         Experience using diverse media (such as social media, social networking, video or audio) to communicate ideas and foster community.

 


 

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