Job Announcement

Position: Coordinator (Relationship Skills Class & Community Projects)

Reports To:  Program Manager (Prevention/Community Engagement)

This is a full time (1FTE) position with a competitive salary ($47K-$49K) and benefits package  in an exciting, progressive changemaking service organization.  We offer great benefits, including: health and dental insurance, long & short term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, and a caring and innovative work environment!

We are seeking an engaged, personable, tech-savvy, effective communicator and problem-solver to join our team. The ideal candidate will be: naturally friendly; detailed oriented and accustomed to developing and using systems to manage work; a strong communicator; flexible and able to pivot when needed to change.

A NW Network staff member:

  • Advocates for diverse bisexual, trans, lesbian & gay survivors of domestic, sexual & dating violence;
  • Works on individual, grassroots and systems levels to create the conditions necessary to support loving and equitable relationships; and
  • Finds opportunities to support the work of allied changemakers and organizations.

This position has an emphasis on communications, community education and engagement and volunteer support.  We highly recommend people of all educational background and life experiences apply.

It will require evening (regularly) and weekend hours (from time to time).

Please email or mail your resume and formal cover letter to:

info@nwnetwork.org

The NW Network

Attn: Hiring Committee (Coordinator, RSC)

P.O. Box 18436

Seattle, WA 98118

Please note:  We want your take on anti-violence work, LBTGQ community issues and progressive social change in your cover letter.  If you are applying for more than one position, please explain your interest in each position.  This position includes getting an idea across to diverse audiences; show us what you can do!

If emailing your application, attach cover letter and resume as one combined file. 

Please do not include your cover letter in the body of the email. 

Position Open until Filled.  Resumes may be considered immediately upon receipt. 

4/1/17 projected start date.


Job Description

Position: Coordinator (Relationship Skills Class & Community Projects)

Reports to:  Program Manager (Prevention/Community Engagement)

This is a full-time (1 FTE), permanent position with a competitive salary in an exciting, progressive changemaking service organization.  We offer excellent benefits, including: health and dental insurance, long & short term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, and a caring and innovative work environment! 

A NW Network staff member:

  • Advocates for LGBTQ survivors of domestic, sexual & dating violence;
  • Works on individual, grassroots and systems levels to create the conditions necessary to support loving and equitable relationships; and
  • Finds opportunities to support the work of allied changemakers and organizations.

This position has an emphasis on communications and community education and engagement. Evening and weekend hours are required.  We highly recommend people of all educational background and life experiences apply. We prioritize candidates who demonstrate their ability to center the experiences of LGBTQ survivors and people of color in their work. Candidates must balance critical engagement with humility and creativity. The ideal candidate is able to take initiative and work independently while achieving the goals of the organization and is a flexible worker who can pivot when needed to change.  Our work ends violence & builds beloved community.

Core Competencies of a Successful Community Programs Coordinator:

  • Advocates skillfully for LGBTQ survivors of DV/SA to safety plan, build support networks, identify & meet needs & heal from abuse.
  • Brings a sex-positive lens to sexual assault prevention work in the community.
  • Takes initiative and works cooperatively to ensure smooth functioning of systems.
  • Demonstrates creativity and enthusiasm in LBTGQ cultural celebrations and events.
  • Demonstrates creativity, solid analysis and cultural competence in the development of services, outreach strategies, presentations and community engagement/education projects as needed to meet needs in the community, and additional tasks as assigned.
  • Skillfully facilitates education, engagement, support and/or discussion groups as assigned.
  • Completes and documents tasks on-time and within budget, submits reports thoroughly and on-time.
  • Manages crisis situations with discernment.
  • Seeks out support from co-workers & supervisor, proactively takes responsibility for self and work, and effectively utilizes weekly staff meeting and monthly supervision meetings.
  • Understands the connections between liberation movements and anti-violence work.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the empowerment of diverse bisexual, lesbian, trans and gay people/community and survivors of violence.
  • Gives, receives and uses feedback to get the job done & create an awesome workplace!

Key Tasks Include:

  • Implement Relationship Skills Class series regionally and coordinate the RSC Curricula distribution nationally;
  • Coordinate the development of an RSC companion workbook;
  • Implement Queer Parents’ Networking Dinners;
  • Develop and implement community healthy sex education and sexual assault prevention project for LGBTQ families;
  • Network, klatch, chat, schmooze, talk, meet, connect, engage and otherwise be of and for diverse LGBTQ communities;
  • Support leadership to respond to emergent community incidents and organizing regarding broad based liberation and equity issues, IPV, SA, bias crimes, state violence, positive LGBTQ relationships and families;
  • Organize volunteers to amplify impact of NW Network community efforts and programs;
  • Complete reporting as needed (demographic compilations quarterly & biannually);
  • Complete in-office tasks associated with community engagement activities: registration, venue, materials, guest support;
  • Support leadership communications via NW Network’s various formats such as Facebook, twitter, tumblr, blogs, website etc.;
  • Coordinate publicity & ads across programs: artwork, approvals, schedules, placement;
  • Wrangle email lists;
  • Coordinate supply & distribution of NWN outreach & educational materials;
  • Provide training and technical assistance in areas of expertise as needed;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse.
  • Experience working in diverse LGBTQ community contexts.
  • Strong collaborative thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills, including presentations and social media.
  • Ability to work in both office & ‘field’ settings.  Competence with office systems (computers, copiers, etc) and a working car/driver’s license/insurance or skill using public transportation.
  • Ability to learn Microsoft Office Suite, Wordpress, Adobe Creative, basic website maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-language skills (ASL included).
  • Excellent social media and communications skills.
  • Experience navigating systems such as welfare, medical systems, public schools, etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Wordpress, social media, basic website maintenance, Adobe Creative Suite, Blackbaud products, BaseCamp, Dropbox and ShiftPlanning systems

The NW Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The NW Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender presentation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, and the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in employment, volunteer opportunities or services rendered.