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YouthSpeak Coordinator ~ Healthy Relationships/Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Educator

DOVE (DOmestic Violence Ended), Inc

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YouthSpeak Coordinator ~ Healthy Relationships/Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Educator (bilingual/bicultural preferred)

Mission Statement

DOVE is committed to partnering with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic or partner violence. We promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services.

DOVE’s Statement of Welcome and Affirmation

DOVE welcomes refugee and immigrant survivors both documented and undocumented, people with disabilities, people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color), and LGB, Queer, Trans, and Non-Binary individuals, people of all religions, and individuals whose first language is not English.  DOVE welcomes people of all identities, including those not named.

Organization Summary

DOVE (DOmestic Violence Ended), Inc. was founded in 1978 and has since grown from one crisis hotline to a comprehensive multi-services organization. DOVE is the only domestic violence organization in Norfolk County. DOVE provides a range of services for individuals who have experienced abuse, including a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, safety assessment and planning, supportive education and counseling, support groups, legal assistance, assistance accessing governmental and community-based services, and community outreach and education. At DOVE, we believe that all people have the right to live free from the fear of abuse. At our core, DOVE’s work is about fostering healthier and safer relationships for all.

Job Purpose:

The YouthSpeak Coordinator will implement a comprehensive teen dating abuse prevention program utilizing a peer educator model in area middle and high schools. The YouthSpeak Coordinator will work collaboratively with schools, community-based non-profit organizations, area youth programs, and communities to conduct education, create awareness, and ultimately work to prevent sexual/domestic violence and teen dating abuse.

Responsibilities include:

Program Coordination and Delivery (YouthSpeak) (60-70%)

  • Collaborate with area school districts to implement the YouthSpeak Healthy Relationship Education and Abuse Prevention Program.
  • Promote YouthSpeak within partner schools to recruit students as peer educators. Onboard, train, and engage with 15-20 peer educators at each school (~4).
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with students, teachers, school administrators, and community members to promote the YouthSpeak program and DOVE’s services.
  • Plan, manage, and facilitate summer peer educator trainings and Youth Advocate Summits.
  • Coach peer educators in public speaking and workshop facilitation; support and provide feedback to peer educators to build their skills and improve presentation quality.
  • Coach and work alongside YouthSpeak graduate and undergraduate interns.
  • Cultivate relationships with area service providers and DOVE staff; respond to youth disclosures appropriately and work with families to refer youth to services.
  • Manage YouthSpeak social media accounts.

Program Development, Evaluation, and Improvement (10-20%)

  • Create and execute a plan to collect data from YouthSpeak activities to inform program outcomes.
  • Work with the Director of Community Education & Prevention to continuously reevaluate, strategize, and improve prevention and education offerings.
  • Develop practices to ensure that youth voice and youth leadership are prioritized and empowered throughout programming.
  • Represent DOVE on community task forces, working groups, meetings, or events related to domestic violence prevention, youth programming, teen dating violence, etc.
  • Collect data and compile reports in accordance with DPH grant requirements.

Additional Responsibilities (10-20%)

  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled individual supervision, staff meetings, team meetings, and ongoing professional development meetings and training.
  • Keep records, track services delivered in the EmpowerDB database.
  • Periodically represent DOVE in meetings or interactions with collaborators, community stakeholders, donors, and/or funders.
  • DOVE has committed 5% (2 hrs/wk) of all staff time to participate in active learning regarding justice and equity issues, including regarding race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, etc., to include reading, listening to podcasts, watching webinars, videos, etc. Active discussion with peers is encouraged. For BIPOC and LGBQ/T staff, time can include commitment to self-care and resilience-building practices as needed.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience coordinating youth programming, preferably youth leadership programming.
  • Bilingual/bicultural preferred but not required, as DOVE strives to expand its linguistic justice. efforts, particularly in languages spoken widely on the South Shore, including but not limited to Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and/or Spanish. Additional compensation is provided for proficiency in language(s) needed in DOVE’s service area.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability/experience working with people with a range of identities and backgrounds, such as race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexual identity, religion, and lived experiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with youth and develop youth leadership skills.
  • Experience/demonstrated interest in domestic violence/ sexual assault work a plus.
  • Excellent public speaking and facilitation skills.
  • Experience creating/adapting curriculum or workshops.
  • Ability to build relationships and manage partnerships; experience managing partnerships with public schools helpful.
  • Strategic thinker, problem-solver; ability to be creative and adapt with limited resources.
  • A positive approach, can-do attitude, sense of humor, are flexible, and can effectively multi-task, troubleshoot, triage, and stay poised and calm under pressure.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively, internally and externally.
  • Ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and creatively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Sound computer skills.
  • Anti-oppression activist experience welcome; demonstrated experience in anti-oppression dialogue and practice is preferred. Participation in this ongoing process of learning anti-oppression principles (including anti-racism) and putting into reflective practice is expected of all staff members.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Community/Public Health, Women’s/Gender studies, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Chicana studies, Social Work, Sociology, or related field + 4 years’ related experience required. Equivalent life experience considered.

Requirements:

  • Must be committed to DOVE’s mission and practice philosophies, to ending violence and oppression, to using empowerment practice, and to promoting social justice and social change.
  • Experience actively engaging in anti-oppression dialogue and practice is welcome; participation in this ongoing learning and process, as a member of DOVE’s staff, is required.
  • Must complete DOVE’s comprehensive domestic violence training within one (1) year of hire, participating when the training is next offered by DOVE; documentation of similar training at another organization may partially fulfill this requirement.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, current automobile insurance, and willingness to travel within DOVE’s service area on organizational business.
  • Ability to climb and descend stairs, bend, and lift items (including shoveling) up to 30 pounds preferred.
  • A CORI background check is required upon offer of hire. CORI History will be reviewed and may not disqualify candidates.

**   DOVE aspires to cultivate the leadership potential of promising candidates.  Domestic violence survivors, members of historically oppressed communities including QTPOC, candidates with disabilities, and individuals with experience working in DOVE’s catchment area are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hrs/wk), non-exempt position, generally Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, including some early morning or evening hours; flexibility is required. The YouthSpeak Coordinator will be required to work at other times to attend training/meetings/outreach events/fundraising events; this will include evening and occasional weekend hours.

Compensation & Benefits:

DOVE is committed to working for racial, social, and economic justice, working with engaged and dedicated colleagues, and providing and ensuring training and education in best practices as well as professional development opportunities. As an organization we hold openness to innovation, and we seek the opportunity and resources to do meaningful, impactful work.

  • Position will be paid hourly in the range of $20.92-$23.80 ($43,500-$49,500 expected annual salary/equivalent), depending on skills and experience.
  • Additional compensation is available for demonstrated, proficient language skills preferred in DOVE’s catchment area, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Spanish, and/or Portuguese; $1,500 gross annual per 40 hr FTE for 1st language in addition to English, and $1,000 gross annual per 40 hr FTE for 2nd or more language/s in addition to English.
  • Paid time off: Vacation (3 weeks in Year 1, increases at Year 3), Personal Days (3 days/year),
    Sick time (12 days/year), and 12 Holidays.
  • Insurance coverage (70% Health/Dental and PFML, 100% Short-Term Disability and Life).
  • Flexible Spending Account.
  • Opportunity for individual to establish and contribute to retirement account.

This position is supported by and dependent on grant funds.

Application Instructions:

To apply, send Cover Letter specifically for this position and Resume to:
Jen Bolton, Director of Community Education & Prevention, DOVE Inc.     applytodove@gmail.com

  • Applications will be considered until the position is successfully filled. 1st round applicant reviews are anticipated to begin in June. Interviews will be offered to the strongest qualified candidates to date. It is DOVE’s hope that the incumbent will begin work in August.
  • Applications or resumes without a cover letter expressing interest in employment at DOVE will not be considered.

For more information on DOVE, see our website: www.dovema.org

 

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