Position: Regional Response Coordinator
Reports to: Program Manager
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Resumes may be considered immediately upon receipt.
Job Classification: 1.0 FTE, Non-exempt.
Salary Range: 49,000 + DOE
The Northwest Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination & safety of bisexual, trans, lesbian and gay (BTLG) survivors of abuse through advocacy, organizing and education. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social & economic justice, equality and respect for all people & the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.
The Northwest Network has provided services by and for the BTLG community for over 25 years. This is an important and exciting time to be a part of a progressive and changemaking organization. We offer excellent benefits, including: health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401k plan, and a caring and innovative work environment!
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, have experience navigating social services and support the self-determination of communities of color. This position has an emphasis on regional collaboration, educating providers through TTA, and fostering networks and coalitions. Candidates with strong written and verbal skills in Spanish and English and a familiarity with Latinx culture are strongly encouraged to apply. Evening and weekend hours are required. Candidates must balance critical engagement with humility and creativity. The ideal candidate can take initiative and work independently while achieving the goals of the organization.
A NW Network Staff Member:
o Advocates for diverse bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming, lesbian & gay survivors of violence and abuse, including domestic & dating violence, sexual violence, hate violence and stalking among youth and adults;
o Works on individual, grassroots and systems levels to create the conditions necessary to support loving and equitable relationships; and
o Collaborates and works well as part of a team towards the shared goal of ongoing learning and strengthening our advocacy to survivors of abuse.
Core Competencies of a Successful Community Programs Coordinator:
o Skillfully uses advocacy as a model to support the self-determination of diverse bisexual, trans, lesbian and gay (BTLG) survivors of violence.
o Adept at: safety & support planning; navigating systems (criminal/legal/housing/medical); building meaningful referrals/collaboration; problem solving; understanding the impacts of trauma on BTLG survivors; & supporting survivors to heal from impacts of abuse.
o Utilizes NW Network assessment tools, advocacy approaches, analysis, and best practices to assist survivors and community members in a respectful, transparent, and authentic manner.
o Manages crisis or high stress situations with discernment, empathy, and communication
o Demonstrates creativity, solid analysis and cultural competence in the development of outreach strategies, presentations and community engagement/education projects as needed.
o Skillfully facilitates education, engagement, support and/or discussion groups as assigned.
o Completes and documents tasks on-time and within budget, submits reports thoroughly and on-time.
o Seeks out support from co-workers & supervisor, proactively takes responsibility for self and work, and effectively utilizes weekly staff meeting and monthly supervision meetings.
o Understands the connections between liberation movements and anti-violence work.
o Demonstrates a commitment to the empowerment of diverse bisexual, lesbian, trans and gay people/community and survivors of violence.
o Gives, receives and uses feedback to get the job done & create an awesome workplace!
Key Tasks Include:
o Implement the overall goals, objectives, deliverables, budget and timelines related to the Culturally and Community Specific Services Initiative (CCSSI) project;
o Build and strengthen community relationships through co-advocacy, collaboration, and regular meetings with CCSSI partner partners as well as other relevant service providers;
o Provide and track advocacy, information and referral services for diverse LGBTQ victims internally and from project partners;
o Ensure that project partners have the information and tools necessary for successful service completion and data reporting;
o Coordinate a regional summit meeting among CCSSI partner organizations and related NWN staff;
o Provide ongoing education, training and technical assistance on serving diverse LGBTQ crime victims, victim assistance, community needs, and resources;
o Assist with supply and distribution of NWN outreach, educational, and language access materials;
o Network, klatch, chat, schmooze, talk, meet, connect, engage and otherwise be of and for diverse LGBTQ communities;
o Support leadership in organizing towards broad-based liberation, equity, and the strengthening of LGBT relationships and families by responding to emergent community incidents of IPV, SA, bias crimes, and state violence.
o Other tasks as assigned.
o Knowledge of dating & domestic violence, sexual violence, hate violence, stalking, and abuse.
o Demonstrates a deep commitment to survivors of violence and the empowerment of diverse bisexual, lesbian, trans and gay people/community.
o Strong critical thinking, active listening, and problem-solving skills to address complex situations.
o Experience working in diverse LGBTQ community contexts.
o Strong writing and verbal communication skills, including presentations and email communication.
o Ability to work in both office and ‘field’ settings.
o Competence with basic office systems (computers, copiers, Office, Word/Excel etc…) and a working car/drivers license/insurance or skill using public transportation.
o Bilingual in English and Spanish, orally and written.
o Knowledge and familiarity with Latinx culture.
o Multi-language skills (ASL included).
o Experience in advocacy-based support models, trauma-informed care, and working with confidential information.
o Familiarity with local and regional social service resources and organizations.
o Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, basic website maintenance, graphic design programs, and email communication systems.
How to Apply:
We are interested in getting a feel for your take on anti-violence work, racial and economic justice, LGBTQ community issues and community change work in your cover letter. Please email or mail your cover letter and resume to:
The NW Network
Attn: Regional Response Coordinator
PO Box 18436
Seattle, WA 98118
[no faxed resumes accepted]
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 Posted: 11.20.18
Position Open until Filled. Resumes may be considered immediately upon receipt. We plan to fill the position as soon as possible.
The NW Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. nwnetwork.org
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.