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Hotline Crisis Services Specialist: Bilingual/Bi-cultural Advocate

Application deadline: August 19

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Virginia’s statewide coalition addressing sexual and domestic violence, seeks to hire a part-time staff position to provide culturally competent crisis intervention services.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position prefers a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) applicant who will respond to and document calls to the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline; provide effective and timely services to Sexual and Domestic Violence Advocacy Agencies; conduct follow-ups calls with callers who identify domestic violence and sexual assault as primary issues; maintain and expand the hotline database of information and referrals for callers; develop and deliver resource materials to callers; document services provided to caller on a timely basis, and accomplish other activities related to the Statewide Hotline goals and objectives.

Training will be provided in the areas of: 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. Limited statewide travel is required for training.

Position Requirements

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • Experience as a volunteer, student intern, or staff in a Sexual Assault Crisis Center or Domestic Violence Program is preferred; however, extensive training will be offered for this position.
  • Solid organizational skills, computer literacy, and a basic knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault and the work of Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.
  • Computer literacy is an important part of this job. The majority of documentation and forms will be digital/online. A working knowledge of current technology is preferred, specifically knowledge of databases and excel spreadsheets. Applicants with web design experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • Salary

    This position is an hourly non-exempt position that will be scheduled for 12-20 hours per week during the hours of 8am through 8pm, earning $14-$18 per hour.

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

    Submit cover letter and resume by July 30th to Carmen Williams at: cwilliams@vsdvalliance.org or

    Carmen Williams

    Hotline Manager

    c/o Action Alliance

    5008 Monument Ave. Ste A

    Richmond, VA 23230


    Development/Communications/Policy Intern

    Application deadline: September 1

    The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, a non-profit organization based in Richmond that works to enhance Virginia’s response to and prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence, seeks part-time Development/Communications/Policy Intern.

    The Action Alliance is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to hiring and supporting a diverse staff. The organization has an ongoing commitment to become an anti-racist organization, recognizing that sexual and domestic violence are linked to other forms of oppression.

    Development duties include:

    Assisting the Development Director to plan for and implement grassroots membership recruitment and fundraising campaigns across the state of Virginia, working on annual events by marketing sponsorships and building audiences, researching fund development opportunities, assist in solicitation and acknowledgment. Background and interest in sexual and intimate partner violence, nonprofit development, and fundraising within a social justice environment preferred.

    Public Policy duties include:

    Assisting the Policy Director in planning for and implementing the Action Alliance's policy initiatives, including researching relevant policy issues to inform policy initiatives, developing materials and talking points on policy issues, providing guidance to policy work groups, developing a training on state and federal legislative processes and grassroots advocacy, and communicating with our membership and policy leaders. Background and interest in sexual and intimate partner violence, policy, and social justice is preferred.

    Communications duties include:

    Assisting with managing and promoting The Red Flag Campaign, a bystander intervention campaign for college students. This may include conducting marketing activities, drafting social media posts, and other tasks.

    Compensation:

    8-12 hours per week @ $10/hour.

    To apply:

    Please submit cover letter, resume, sample of work/writing, and three references by September 1, 2015 to colson@vsdvalliance.org. Indicate in subject line “Internship application for Development/Communications/Policy”.

    Questions:

    Contact Carol Olson, Development Director

    Office: 804-377-0335. E-mail: colson@vsdvalliance.org

    Office location:

    Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

    5008 Monument Ave.

    Suite A

    Richmond, VA 23230

    804-377-0335

    www.vsdvalliance.org

    info@vsdvalliance.org


    Training Institute Intern

    Application deadline: September 1

    The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, a non-profit organization based in Richmond that works to enhance Virginia’s response to and prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence, seeks part-time Training Institute Intern.

    The Action Alliance is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to hiring and supporting a diverse staff. The organization has an ongoing commitment to become an anti-racist organization, recognizing that sexual and domestic violence are linked to other forms of oppression.

    This internship will provide opportunities for exploration of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, trauma-informed advocacy, and racial justice organizing with a focus on the development and delivery of adult educational experiences. Responsibilities will include research, writing, managing deadlines, and working as part of a team. Duties include preparing training resources, researching materials for curriculum development, developing and testing web-based trainings, building and testing Training Microsite, attending trainings and conferences, participating on conference planning committees, and more. This internship would be beneficial to individuals studying public speaking, adult education, gender studies, or sociology or for those interested in a career in the sexual and domestic violence field. Applicants with strong technical skills preferred.

    Compensation:

    8-12 hours per week @ $10/hour.

    To apply:

    Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references by September 1, 2015 to qdrew@vsdvalliance.org. Indicate in subject line “Internship application for Training Institute”.

    Questions:

    Contact Quillin Drew Musgrave, Member Support Manager

    P: 804.377.0335

    E: qdrew@vsdvalliance.org

    Office location:

    Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

    5008 Monument Ave.

    Suite A

    Richmond, VA 23230

    804-377-0335

    www.vsdvalliance.org

    info@vsdvalliance.org


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