Organization: Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women | Location: St. Paul, MN
Activity Area: | Job Type: Full-Time | Salary:
This position is responsible for providing the strategic vision and plan to lead MCBW’s antioppression work. The Equity and Capacity Building Program Manager will work with member programs and the coalition staff to address issues of oppression in domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention practices utilizing an intersectional analysis of how systems of oppression such as, but not limited to, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, and citizenship status intersect with domestic and sexual violence. This position will direct the implementation of various statewide coalition activities some contained within specific grant projects and others contained in MCBW’s yearly work plan. This position is also responsible for coordinating and facilitating an array of capacity building needs for member programs and allied community programs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
1. Lead the implementation of MCBW’s vision plan as it relates to equity and capacity building.
2. Lead the strategy and vision on the next iteration of the Women of Color and Native Women (WOCNW) project.
3. Under the direction of the Executive Director and in partnership with other coalition staff and member programs, assess the needs of advocates and programs to do intersectional antioppression work and then to create programming and strategy within the coalition structure to address those needs.
4. Gather information and resources for member programs to assist in enhancing/expanding their capacity, including best practices, training materials.
5. Work closely with MCBW staff to create and implement training/learning for member programs and MCBW and to create leadership opportunities for member program advocates to do training.
6. Working with other coalition staff, provide input and analysis of policy initiatives and their potential impact on marginalized communities, with a focus on communities of color
7. Provide technical assistance and support to individual advocates, member programs, and allied community programs to build their capacity to provide equitable and inclusive
advocacy and services to domestic violence victims and their families, specifically working with culturally specific communities, and communities of color, and eliminating barriers for
all marginalized victim/survivors and their families.
8. Provide technical assistance to public systems that will enhance an intercultural understanding of the needs of victim/survivors and their families.
9. Direct the evaluation of programming.
10. Identify and build opportunities for leadership development around training, policy, and community organizing for those working in and with member programs, specifically focusing on advocates from marginalized communities, with a focus on communities of color.
11. Represent the Coalition on committees and task forces as needed.
12. Provide technical assistance and support to victim/survivors, family members, community partners, local project partners and member programs including consultation and provision of resources.
13. Participate in national training, meetings, and discussions as appropriate to further state coalition work.
14. Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
- Demonstrated knowledge and analysis of domestic violence;
- Demonstrated knowledge and analysis of intersection of oppressions such as, but not limited to, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, and citizenship status and cultures of violence;
- 5 years life and/or work experience providing advocacy with domestic and/or sexual violence victims;
- 3 years work and/or demonstrated life experience organizing and/or advocating within underrepresented and marginalized communities;
- Commitment to eliminating oppression and violence against all, through social change;
- Demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Minimum of 10 public speaking presentations or training experiences;
- Strong computer skills;
- Ability to work independently and also as a team member;
- Strong organizing skills, flexible with ability to handle multiple tasks in a calm and efficient manner;
- Ability to work varying hours required by the position;
- Demonstrated analytical abilities around systems and policy.
- Experience with membership based and/or coalition work.
- Survivors of domestic violence, persons of color, Native and LGBTQ persons strongly encouraged to apply. EOE/AA
Open until filled. Application review will begin on March 11, 2019.
Apply by sending cover letter and resume to Leticia Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.