Organization: MNCASA | Location: Minnesota
Activity Area: | Job Type: Full-Time | Salary: $47,500-50,000 annually
The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) provides leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivors. We support, convene, and collaborate with sexual assault programs, advocates, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers to promote a more victim-centered response to sexual violence, and increase effective criminal justice. Our prevention programs take action before someone is harmed, and we work with policy makers and elected officials for laws and programs that fight sexual violence.
MNCASA provides (1) Victim and Survivor Support by helping partner programs and medical personnel, law enforcement, and legal and social service providers deliver state of the art victim advocacy and support; (2) Prevention Support by developing the capacity of partner programs and others to design and implement effective community-level primary prevention strategies; (3) Policy Reforms through public policy education and advocacy; and (4) Systems Change by developing capacity in medical, criminal justice, social service, and judicial systems to incorporate a coordinated and victim-centered approach into their responses.
This position connects with and supports rural communities working to improve systems and community response for sexual violence victims/survivors across the United States and Territories. This is accomplished through developing and providing trainings, providing customized technical assistance, resource creation, in-person site visits, and in-person and virtual coaching. This position has a strong focus on supporting multidisciplinary collaborations working to improve the criminal justice response to sexual violence.
PAY RANGE: $47,500-50,000 annually
- Deliver one-on-one consultation, information, and resources using a variety of methods to deliver technical assistance
- Partner with and learn from communities, organizations, and individuals engaged in addressing underserved and/or marginalized communities to increase efficacy of multidisciplinary collaborations working to improve the criminal justice response to sexual violence, as well as increase access to criminal justice options for underserved and/or marginalized communities
- Partner with and learn from communities, organizations, and individuals engaged in systems change work, and implement learning into MNCASA’s programs and deliverables as part of our continuous quality improvement efforts
- Proactively identify, vet, and share resources and best practices with organizations and individuals through regular e-newsletters and as web content
- Assist in the development, oversight, and facilitation of large-scale, in-person training events such as MNCASA’s National Institute for Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Leaders
- Create and refine resources, trainings, content and materials that guide multidisciplinary collaborations to meet victim/survivor needs and improve system responses to sexual violence
- Assist in the development and writing of content for blog
- Communicate needs regarding technical assistance and emerging issues in the field and recommend practice and policy changes that improve system-based solutions to funders, partners, and MNCASA
- Contribute to grant reporting and fulfillment of program grant objectives
- When assigned, supervise the work of MNCASA contractors, interns, and volunteers related to the project
- Connect and collaborate with MNCASA staff to better serve people working with systems change when applicable
- Contribute to external policy and workgroup initiatives as appropriate
- Represent MNCASA at external meetings, conferences, and events as needed
- Field and direct training requests to appropriate MNCASA staff and program areas
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in sociology, criminal justice, or related field (equivalent on-the-job experience in a related field, or comparable combination of career and life experiences may substitute for a college degree)
- Minimum of three years experience in sexual assault victim advocacy or allied professional work
- Minimum of one year experience in program development and management
- Master’s degree in sociology, criminal justice, or related field
- Previous experience serving on or leading a SART or multidisciplinary collaboration focused on systems change
- Previous experience working with or in rural communities
- Previous experience providing technical assistance; specifically OVW-funded or national technical assistance
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving ability
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage projects with varying deadlines
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Strong presentation and public speaking skills
- Knowledge of the criminal justice system and processes for sexual violence response, including crime victim rights
- Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with diverse communities
- Ability to identify systemic problems and develop solutions in collaboration with stakeholders
- Willingness and ability to travel in-state and nationally, which may include some evening or weekend hours
- A passion for MNCASA’s mission and programming, including dedication to anti-oppression efforts
Licenses and/or Certifications: a valid MN driver’s license, clean driving record and the ability to maintain a clean driving record.
MNCASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. MNCASA prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment on the basis of age, race/color, disability, marital status, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or veteran’s status.
Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials. You may also be contacted by an MACC employee to conduct or schedule an interview.
Organization website: www.mncasa.org/
Apply Online: MNCASA Job Board
- Please submit a cover letter along with your resume when applying for this opportunity.