POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Prevention & Outreach, the Advocacy & Training Coordinator will work to strengthen the Wisconsin domestic abuse programs through inclusionary infrastructure and resources, bringing together diverse voices and perspectives, and inspiring alliances and practices that support and highlight advocates and organizations from historically oppressed communities in Wisconsin. Strategies include training and technical assistance to both and culturally-specific programs and mainstream programs, leadership development of survivors and historically oppressed peoples, and coordination/collaboration to ensure that all communities are full partners in the movement to end domestic violence.
A. Conduct and promote activities and state-wide efforts to continually improve Wisconsin’s domestic violence movement to include and represent all survivors, especially those from historically oppressed communities including but not limited to Indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, elders, immigrants, and refugees.
- Collaborate with advocates and organizations to create more equitable and culturally-respectful services for survivors from historically oppressed communities.
- Develop collaboration with statewide organizations and groups that represent historically oppressed communities and work to include their voices in statewide efforts.
- Work with advocates and organizations on equitable and culturally-respectful outreach efforts.
- Create and implement plans to help local domestic violence programs address issues of inclusion and diversity among staff and victims they serve.
- Work in collaboration with allied organizations to identify strategies for improvement of services to key populations such as survivors from historically underserved communities.
- Provide training and technical assistance on the impact of oppression on survivors/victims.
- Participate in Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse Access Committee.
B. Promote leadership and leadership development of survivors and advocates from historically oppressed communities.
- Participate as a trainer and coordinator of the WE LEAD year-long leadership academy for survivors and members of historically underrepresented/underserved communities.
- Participate in the coordination of the annual Leadership Institute for Advocates of Color Working to End Violence Against Women.
- Lead development and coordination of an advisory council, the Leadership Circle, of survivors and members of historically underrepresented and underserved communities to ensure diverse voices are guiding End Abuse program development and outreach activities.
- Assist in the development of trainers and consultants from historically oppressed communities.
- Support initiatives by culturally-specific communities to self-develop and integrate culturally-relevant responses to domestic violence within communities and local domestic violence programs.
C. Other duties.
- Compile data; plan, carry out and coordinate project evaluation activities; submit timely reporting to End Abuse database for grant reporting.
- In cooperation with the committees, develop recommendations for the End Abuse program staff regarding needed system advocacy and policy changes in legal, housing, economics, health and related areas to promote adequate support, services, and protection for victims/survivors from historically underrepresented/underserved communities.
- Identify ways for Leadership Circle to inform and be involved in public policy and other social change projects.
- Continuous learning, growth, self-reflection.
- Experience working with communities of color, especially Native/Indigenous communities
- Experience working in gender-based violence fields
- Experience and comfort with public speaking, training, teaching
- Bicultural Native/Indigenous
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of duties and levels of work difficulty that will be required and should not be construed as specifying all the duties and responsibilities of a particular position.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
- Work performed in an office setting or at a training requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
- Ability to travel across the state requires a valid driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance, which must be current and on file at all times.
- Ability to lift office supplies and materials on occasion for trainings less than 50 pounds.
- The person in this position must be able to exchange accurate information over the telephone, and/or online for virtual meetings and trainings.
It is the responsibility of every End Abuse employee to uphold the mission and vision of this agency. End Abuse works to advance the principle that all people have the right to a life free of oppression and violence. We work to foster change in our economic, social and political systems and bring leadership expertise and best practices to Wisconsin domestic abuse programs and communities engaged in ending domestic violence.
It is also an expectation that on the individual level all staff members will work to further their personal capacity to foster an environment of cultural inclusivity and sensitivity that is the foundation for all our work.
End Abuse honors the dignity and welfare of its staff and supports a healthy work-life balance.
This position can be based out of the Madison, WI, or performed remotely.
This is an hourly LTE position, 20 hours a week and non-exempt. The starting rate for this position is $22.84 per hour. LTE positions at End Abuse have limited benefits.
If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a complete application package including:
- A current resume;
- A one-page cover letter;
- A one-page, double-spaced essay describing your understanding of domestic violence;
- End Abuse Employment Application (signed)
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application package with all items listed above.
Send your complete application by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For full consideration, please apply by 5pm on September 25, 2021
People selected for virtual interviews will be notified after the positions closes for applicants. The anticipated start date for this position is October 2021.
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability or veteran status. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact Operations Manager, Angie Trudell Vasquez at email@example.com or by calling 608-255-0539 x 303
Application deadline: September 25, 2021
Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this position.