Organization: Sexual Violence Center | Location: Minneapolis, MN
Activity Area: Sexual Violence | Job Type: Full-Time | Salary: $49,000 - $56,000
Closing Date: 01/31/2022
TITLE: Advocacy Program Manager
FTE: Full-time, Exempt
SALARY: $49,000 – $56,000
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LOCATION: Minneapolis Office, 2021 East Hennepin Avenue #418 with regular travel across the three counties of Carver, Hennepin, and Scott
BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Sick Leave, Vacation Time, Holidays, Retirement, On-Call Pay
SHIFT: Typical shift will either be 10 AM – 6 PM or 11AM – 7 PM
The Sexual Violence Center (SVC) is a dedicated rape crisis center serving Carver, Hennepin, and Scott counties. We support people who have experienced sexual violence through crisis intervention, case management, individual counseling, support groups, and medical advocacy. For more information about our work, visit: www.sexualviolencecenter.org
The Advocacy Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the Advocacy Program, including the 24-hour support line, medical advocacy, crisis intervention, and case management services. The Advocacy Program Manager is responsible for the supervision of the Advocacy Services program staff. The Advocacy Program Manager is responsible for managing the overall quality of the program and is an active participant in direct-service delivery. This position is a member of SVC’s Leadership Team.
This is not a remote position.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Program Coordination- 60%
– Coordinates the Advocacy Program ensuring that services are provided in a professional, sensitive, and effective manner; this includes ensuring regular monitoring of qualitative and quantitative service provision.
– Provide individual supervision to advocacy staff and convene team meetings, regarding service provision, case consultation, program effectiveness and overall agency business.
– Serve as the agency liaison with community partner hospitals and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program partners.
– Maintain working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of sexual assault in order to enhance the effectiveness of the advocacy program.
– Provide support to the Victim Support Advocate, Carver/Scott to increase awareness and engagement in the Savage Office.
– Utilize various forms of technology to connect with colleagues and participants, conduct meetings, and create presentations & trainings. Included, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, Canva, etc.
– Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Direct Services -40%
– Participate in SVC’s direct service support for victim/survivors including hotline support, medical advocacy, individual counseling, support groups, and legal support.
– Carry a client caseload of at least 10 active clients.
– Coordinate and schedule SVC’s ongoing rotation of support groups. The APM will facilitate a minimum of 4 support groups per year.
– Ensure that client information and service records are properly entered into the Apricot database, in a timely manner.
– Respond to and facilitate requests for professional and community-based training.
– In conjunction with Leadership Team, provide back-up to 24-hour support line by providing support to advocates and taking shifts, as needed. Occasional nights and weekends, required.
– Participate in community/systems advocacy groups and task forces as assigned.
– Prepare reports as required, including grant reports.
Required Skills, Experience and Characteristics:
– Two years direct service advocacy experience in sexual violence or related fields, preferred.
– Have a working knowledge of strategies and methods of support for victim/survivors of sexual violence. State-mandated 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy training will be provided.
– A strong commitment to social justice and dismantling all forms of oppression.
– Experience developing and leading training sessions related to counseling, anti-oppression work, trauma, self-care, advocacy, and related topics.
– Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
– Flexible and adaptable to a fluid work environment.
– Self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
– Demonstrated project organization skills.
– Able to travel across Carver, Hennepin and Scott counties.
– Candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.