Organization: MNCASA | Location: St. Paul, MN
Activity Area: | Job Type: Full-Time | Salary: 47,000-50,000
Closing Date: 05/15/2020
The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault 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.
A proven leader in the response to and prevention of sexual violence since 1978, 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. MNCASA acts as a catalyst to change society’s attitudes toward sexual violence and victims/survivors, and for changing the systems that further victimize those who experience sexual violence. Consistent with current research and best practices, MNCASA’s definition of sexual violence includes a broad spectrum of sexually violent acts; in short, any sexual behavior and activity in which a person is forced, coerced, or manipulated without their consent. This, of course, includes sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. In partnership with victims/survivors, advocates, community programs, and government agencies across the country, MNCASA challenges institutions, practices, and policies that promote systems of oppression.
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 is a full time (1.0 FTE) position responsible for assisting in carrying forward MNCASA’s role in training and protocol development for the statewide sexual assault kit initiative project.
- Participate in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) multi-disciplinary team and subcommittee meetings
- Coordinate with SAKI Site and MDT Coordinators about trainings and activities for SAKI sites
- Assist with the development of statewide protocols re. victim notification, advocacy, investigations, and prosecution
- Assess training needs, conduct research, develop training, and provide technical assistance to SAKI sites
- Partner and build relationships with community, member programs, and government agencies to improve the criminal justice response to sexual violence; as well as increase access to criminal justice options for underserved and/or marginalized communities
- 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
- Represent MNCASA and contribute to external meetings, work groups, conferences, and events as needed
- Field and direct training requests to appropriate MNCASA staff and program areas
- Bachelor’s degree in public policy, social work, or a 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 five years experience with sexual assault advocacy, including medical and criminal justice
- Recent completion of 40-hour sexual assault advocate training
- Demonstrated nowledge of the dynamics of sexual violence and criminal justice system, including crime victim rights
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving ability
- Excellent project management skills, managing multiple projects with varying deadlines
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and build rapport with a variety of stakeholders
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Ability to identify systemic problems and develop solutions in collaboration with stakeholders
- Willingness and ability to travel in-state and nationally (may include some evening or weekend hours)
- A passion for MNCASA’s mission and programming; including dedication to anti-oppression efforts
Salary & Benefits
Starting salary range for this position is $47,500 – $50,000, with generous benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance; retirement match; paid holidays, and vacation, sick, and personal time; training allowance.
St. Paul, Minnesota, some state and national travel required
All agency employees must be able to work effectively in a mission-driven agency whose partners and staff exhibit significant diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, and religion. We are committed to the principle of equity and are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of individuals.
All positions at MNCASA are funded through a variety of state and federal grant funds. Unanticipated changes in funding may affect positions at MNCASA. All positions are classified as “at will.”
Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject “SAKI Projects Specialist” to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Initial interviews for candidates residing outside of Minnesota will be conducted remotely.