One Again Coordinator (Full-Time)

Reports to: Associate Director, Community Programs

Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. By providing critical resources and deep cultural sensitivity, Womankind aims to help survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence find refuge, recovery, and renewal for themselves and their families. We provide innovative healing services and award-winning assistance to individuals of all ages. Depending on circumstance, survivors have access to a safe place to live, assistance with housing, employment, English language training, legal immigration assistance, financial empowerment, and so much more.

One Again is Womankind’s sexual violence (SV) program. Womankind supports SV survivors with counseling, concrete services and wellness programming that is open-ended, multi-lingual, and brings together somatic and other expressive modalities that emphasize healing. The coordinator will provide support to our wellness program focused on sexual violence survivors. Pathways to Healing (P2H) offers trauma-sensitive Yoga, NADA ear acupuncture, tea-and-healing circle group work to allow survivors a space to reconnect with their bodies and minds in an environment of comfort and cultural familiarity.

In addition, the coordinator will focus on coordinated community response (CCR). Womankind staff actively engages in external training and outreach, sharing tools for diverse human services professionals around the city, to merge trauma sensitivity with cultural sensitivity in supporting victim/survivors of complex trauma. We are also engaged in coalition building with other agencies serving Asian communities alongside advocacy efforts at key city and state discussions on sexual violence work. To this end, Womankind is present on college campuses to increase awareness and engage in SV-focused conversations with API student/s, groups, and faculty.

In 2019, the One Again program will undergo a few changes to ensure that Womankind’s SV-based projects have holistic approaches and are self-sustaining. The coordinator will support, inform, and add to the current decisions in place to implement the changes.

Position Summary:

This role will be responsible for overseeing the coordination of SV-based activities. They will also directly supervise 2 staff. The coordinator will work closely with all programs in the client services department including 5 remote sites to ensure holistic services is provided and uphold the program’s goals. They will play a key role in growing the program in alignment with Womankind’s mission. They will also maintain and cultivate relationships and partnerships with other agencies while strengthening the current relationships and partnerships. They will play a key role in outreach efforts specific to sexual violence.

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Coordination:

  • Provide in-person support and supervision to 1 full time and 1 part time staff
  • Monitor progress of Pathways to Healing (P2H) project. Work closely with the P2H specialist to ensure the appropriate service provision and consistent evaluation of the project
  • Keep track of needs, trends and service performance
  • Inform and/or manage funding and grant reports
  • Collaborate with programs and sites to set and achieve unified approach on SV projects

Internal Training and Facilitation:

  • Coordinate and/or provide ongoing training to advocates to increase capacity and understanding in working with sexual violence survivors
  • Coordinate and/or provide ongoing training to advocates to increase capacity and understanding in working with sexual violence survivors

Outreach and Advocacy:

  • Support outreach efforts being done on college campuses and in the community
  • Represent Womankind throughout the city at the different coalitions and taskforces to ensure that the voices of our survivors are well represented in order to ensure their needs are met
  • Collect information and understand trends in the community and use toward strategic advocacy
  • Work closely with the community education and outreach manager to ensure SV-related workshops and training are up-to-date and consistent with Womankind’s practice and approach
  • As needed, draft statements and responses to current events related to SV

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, creative art therapies, or related field; and/or at least 2+ years direct practice with survivors of sexual violence
  • Program and project management experience required
  • Deep commitment to Womankind’s mission
  • Must have compassion and empathy
  • Team player, strong coordination and organizational skills
  • Strategic thinking, skills in program planning and evaluation
  • Very strong communication skills – written and verbal, to individuals and small groups
  • Comfort and familiarity with computers, e-mail, and word processing
  • Flexible with schedule, some evening and regular hour on a weekend day required
  • The ideal candidate would speak English and an Asian language

How to apply:

Email resume and cover letter, outlining your suitability for the role, to: careers@iamwk.org. Please include your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. Womankind is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are unfortunately unable to offer visa sponsorship at this time.