Director of Outreach and Education

Centre County Women’s Resource Center
Job Description: Director of Outreach & Education
Draft Revised 1/15/16

Within the framework of the CCWRC Strategic Plan, and in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, the Director of Outreach and Education will provide leadership to engage the community in expanding and deepening the understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking and their roots in society.  She/He will also provide leadership and guidance as the CCWRC works to mobilize the community to end violence and promote a culture of safety, equality and respect.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1)  Identify and initiate Centre County primary prevention strategies to avert domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking before they occur. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the coordination of programs to schools, organizations, businesses and professional organizations with the Outreach & Education Team and other professional and volunteer staff members as appropriate.
  • Serve on the Centre County Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force and provide leadership to the Task Force as appropriate.
  • Serve as primary liaison to the Pennsylvania State University as a member of PSU’s Coalition to Address Relationship and Sexual Violence (CARSV). Serve as primary point of contact for CCWRC outreach to the Penn State community.
  • Develop and maintain curricula for primary prevention for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and related topic areas; programs specifically targeted to DV, SA and Stalking survivors; and general programs about the dynamics of DV, SA and Stalking and the services provided by the CCWRC.
  • In collaboration with researchers and evaluation specialists, strengthen the evidence-base of prevention programs.
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, identify, write and submit grants to enhance the primary prevention work of the CCWRC.

2) In coordination with the Executive Director and the CCWRC Board, develop and initiate a comprehensive and strategic communication plan to increase awareness of the CCWRC within the communities it serves, including current and potential clients, current and potential donors, government agencies, community organizations and corporations. Specific responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Administration, develop and monitor the Outreach and Education budget of the CCWRC.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, serve as the primary point of contact for all CCWRC communication, including media interviews, public presentations and speeches, and appearances at public events.
  • Maintain and develop media contacts—including newspapers, radio and TV; write press releases, PSA’s and editorials about CCWRC services and activities, sexual assault and domestic violence awareness and prevention.
  • Oversee CCWRC social media efforts and presence, including regular updating of the CCWRC email list and communication with CCWRC constituents. Work with the Administrative Assistant to update the CCWRC website.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, serve as staff liaison to the Outreach Committee of the Board and other Board Committees as needed.

3) Develop and maintain outreach materials in hard copy and electronic formats.

  • Develop and integrate processes for continuous evaluation of education and outreach programs. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Provide supervision to the members of the Outreach and Education Team. In partnership with the Director of Volunteer Programs, regularly review and revise the Counselor/Advocate Training Class curriculum.
  • Assist with grant and proposal writing, with particular attention to the PCAR and PCADV proposals.
  • Develop an annual workplan for the Outreach and Education Team within the framework of the CCWRC Strategic Plan.
  • With members of the Team, provide supervision to interns and volunteers participating in outreach and communication activities.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direct services to clients as needed. Maintain client confidentiality.
  2. Serve as Emergency Contact Director for hotline case management in rotation with other Directors.
  3. Participate in monthly hotline rotation.
  4. Participate in CCWRC committees as appropriate.
  5. Assist with Counselor/Advocate training as needed.
  6. Maintain current knowledge in the field and attend seminars/workshops to increase professional knowledge and effectiveness.
  7. Is under supervision of the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

Degree and five (5) years experience in education, outreach, communications or related field.  Advanced degree preferred.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.  Knowledge of the issues of sexual assault and/or domestic violence, child sexual assault and matters of general concern to women and their families is preferred.  Experience in grant-writing is desirable.

Strong daily commitment to:

  • The provision of domestic violence and sexual assault services with a feminist empowerment perspective (as defined by the PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the PA Coalition Against Rape)
  • The struggle against discrimination based on gender, age, class, race, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity; and
  • Involvement of people of all racial, social, ethnic, religious, cultural and economic groups.

Successful completion of the CCWRC counselor advocates training.
Must meet qualifications to receive Act 33 and 34 clearances.
Must have reliable source of transportation.

Staff Exempt Position

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