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 is housed with MNCASA’s Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) and works nationally with The Services * Training * Officers * Prosecutors (STOP) Administrators in order better serve victim/survivors of sexual violence through STOP funding by providing technical assistance, resource and curriculum creation, and more. This program also works nationally and locally in Minnesota to support system’s focused, trauma informed, and victim centered sexual assault response teams (SARTs).
PAY RANGE: $47,500-50,000 annually
- Development of customizable training curriculum and technical assistance, which provides STOP administrators with foundational knowledge of sexual assault, the context in which sexual violence occurs, and the elements of an effective criminal justice response.
- Assist STOP administrators in understanding and influencing the environment in which SARTs develop and thrive through one on one support, training, and coaching.
- Develop criteria for SART effectiveness, which is focused on system change work rather than individual cases; emphasizing increasing access to criminal justice options for victims/survivors.
- Technical assistance, training, and support to local and national Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) in developing cross-disciplinary responses that improve victims/survivors experiences with advocacy as well as the criminal justice system.
- Edit and redesign existing materials such as articles, toolkits, FAQs, online learning modules, and other resources.
- Proactively identify, vet, and share resources with organizations and individuals through regular e-newsletters and web content.
- Build relationships and work in coordination with other national technical assistance providers working with STOP administrators and/or SARTs.
- Ensure the timely completion of grant deliverables, provide input on proposals and budgets, ensure implementation of work plans, and completion of narrative reports.
- Oversee the work of contractors, interns, and volunteers as appropriate.
- In coordination with MNCASA evaluators, conduct follow-up to assess effectiveness of training and technical assistance provided. Analyze data collected, use results to inform modifications, and report on impact of teaming and technical assistance efforts.
- Represent MNCASA at meetings, conferences, and events—local and national.
- Perform other job duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, sociology, program evaluation or related field and/or three or more years’ related career experience in a similar field.
- Minimum of one year of working in or leading a sexual assault response team, multi-disciplinary team, or coordinated community response team.
- Experience with curriculum and training development for large professional audiences.
- Prior large-scale project management and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and ensure quality work.
- Demonstrated experience delivering oral presentations to diverse professionals and audiences, including workshops and presentations.
- Experience working with diverse communities and stakeholders in a culturally responsive manner.
- Demonstrated understanding of STOP administration and funding processes.
- Master’s degree in public health, sociology, program evaluation or related field, and/or four or more years’ related career experience in a similar field.
- Previous completion of 40-hour sexual assault advocacy training.
- Previous working experience within culturally specific organization(s), sexual assault related a plus.
- Previous experience with providing technical assistance under an OVW grant.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Established commitment to eradicating sexual violence and its root causes including sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, and other systems of oppression.
- Strong writing and research skills.
- Ability to travel extensively, nationally or statewide, including overnights and weekends as necessary.
- A passion for and demonstrated commitment to 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.