Manager, Pathways to Healing (Full-Time)

Reports to: Associate Director, Special Programs

Womankind uses the multidimensionality of our Asian heritage to work alongside survivors of gender-based violence as they build a path to healing. Through our programs, we offer access to a safe place to live, counseling, legal assistance, wellness activities, and so much more. Womankind is an expert in serving Asian communities, yet our services are valuable and available to all. Whether in our services or in our increasing advocacy and policy work, Womankind first centers the survivor by uplifting them to control their own lives and narratives. In addition to promoting healing and safety through service provision, Womankind promotes gender justice through research, coalition building, policy analysis, and community education and mobilization. 

Womankind Pathways to Healing (P2H) program is a holistic wellness program using various culturally based modalities to heal trauma, reconnect mind-body-spirit, and foster togetherness. As we know, healing modalities around trauma have traditionally existed as talking therapy. However, a common problem amongst Asian survivors of gender-based violence is somatization – the process in which repressed trauma leads to psychiatric conditions, and ultimately manifests in physical symptoms and illness. Therefore, alleviating the physical symptoms of trauma and providing survivors with a pathway to reconnect with their own body are crucial to strengthening wellbeing. Furthermore, being intentional about culturally specific modalities of healing, outside of or in conjunction with traditional talk counseling is how we can be holistic in addressing trauma. Within the P2H program, we seek to offer healing modalities that are culturally nuanced and trauma-informed; we aim to broaden concept of healing to incorporate multiple forms of mind-body-spirit interconnectedness activities; and we strive to build spaces for community healing.

As a part of the Client Services management team, the P2H Manager plays a key role in growing the program in alignment with community and sector needs and opportunities. This role’s effectiveness is tied into the close collaboration with other program and site managers within the organization, to ensure that programming is mission-aligned and compliance with funding requirements.

Essential Functions:

Primary Responsibilities (60%)

  • Responsible for the overall functioning of the program. This includes strategically planning and implementing P2H cycles across the programs and sites.
  • Provide best practice and/or technical assistance to fellow managers and/or advocates to ensure quality services within the P2H program are provided to group participants and survivors of gender-based violence
  • Engage in periodic assessment of the impact of program and adjust program structure accordingly. This includes but is not limited to scheduling periodic meetings with program managers and/or site teams to assess trends around strengths and opportunities within the P2H program to ensure seamless flow of services within the organization.
  • Strengthen and deepen current partnership with existing Womankind practitioners and intentionally increase collaboration with BIPOC community practitioners, while cultivating relationships with potential community-based organizations and groups.
  • Engage in educational and outreach efforts regarding holistic trauma-informed healing practices that Womankind provides

Administrative Responsibilities (20%)

  • Develop and implement annual goals for P2H in collaboration with various teams within the Client Services Department
  • Provide direct oversight and weekly supervision to P2H Specialist
  • Produce needed reports related to P2H program and as funding requires
  • Manage P2H budget and program related materials for progress monitoring and record keeping

Organizational Responsibilities (20%)

  • Attend staff meetings and training events
  • Represent Womankind at related events on P2H program and gender-based violence
  • Represent Womankind to engage in advocacy internally and externally to support the arising healing needs and trends within the community that Womankind serves
  • Work in partnership with program team to build collaborative work environment
  • Other duties assigned by Associate Director and/or CPO/CEO

Qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to Womankind’s mission
  • Deep understanding of gender-based violence and/or have lived or professional experience with healing work
  • Experience and/or knowledge in the supervision and management of non-profit social services
  • Creative thinker; self-starter personality
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while delivering high level results
  • Ability to exhibit personal responsibility and commitment to work; follow-through and accountability
  • Ability to problem solve and exhibit a positive attitude while dealing with challenges
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Humility and openness in approach to the work
  • Comfort and familiarity with computers, e-mail, and word processing

Compensation Package:

Womankind offers a competitive and outstanding compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience, skill set, education, and other criteria. Annual salary range for this position is between $63,000.00 and $68,000.00. Top benefits include health/dental/vision/FSA plans, generous paid time off, holidays, 403(B) retirement plan, commuter transit program, and much more.


How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to careers@iamwk.org. Please include your name and position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


Womankind is an Equal Opportunity Employer.