Organization: Jacob Wetterling Resource Center - A program of Zero Abuse Project | Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Activity Area: | Job Type: Full-Time | Salary: $50,000-57,000
To provide proactive victim assistance and prevention education to community members, families/parents, collaborative partners, and professionals in the field of law enforcement, social services, mental health, and other multi-disciplinary teams. To help support staff and the program in designing and implementing safety tips, tools and resources that are mission based, child-centered and effective. To increase prevention services by training professionals, delivering community presentations, writing online articles, and providing media interviews. To gather, track, and communicate outcomes, testimonials and evaluation scores for internal and external stakeholder communications.
Reports to the Director of JWRC
This position will be working out of our St. Paul, Minnesota office
Duties and Responsibilities
80% Victim Assistance: Co-coordinate helpline and incoming communications requesting assistance. Calls for assistance primarily relate to sexual violence, domestic violence, family violence, missing people and proactive prevention. Assist with interviewing, training, and communicating with volunteers involved in advocacy programs. Work with colleagues to help prepare for and host our annual Family Gathering retreat for families of the missing. Provide ongoing case management services including assisting with public and online awareness events for missing persons. Track victim assistance calls to prepare reports for donors, clients, and the state. Self- manage and set priorities that move the agency forward and make effective use of transparent resources. Work in databases. Assist in managing and updating social media as it relates to victim assistance and prevention work. Disseminate, track, and communicate results of victim assistance evaluations.
20% Community Outreach and Prevention Education: Identify, target and respond to speaking opportunities and mutually beneficial contacts to increase effective outreach. Develop JWRC materials with evidenced-based information. Assist with the development and presentation of webinars. Occasional night and weekend work with some schedule flexibility. Depending on areas of expertise – there would also be out of state training opportunities available in the ChildFirst™ Forensic Interviewing Protocol.
Individual and Team Responsibilities
Ability to work independently and with others from a variety of physical locations in a missionbased work environment. Outcome-based approach using effective internal/external communications, relationship-building skills, issue/solution problem solving, project management using appropriate level of organization. Ability to set priorities, show initiative and follow through in a timely manner with stakeholders. Ability to establish clear boundaries between personal and professional activities.
● Successfully completed the 40-hour sexual assault advocacy training
● 3+ years of victim assistance and/or client advocacy experience
● Demonstrated substantive and specialized knowledge and experience in direct victim services and prevention education
● Strong writing, interpersonal communication and presentation skills
● The ability to support people from a wide range of professions, backgrounds,cultures, and disciplines
● Proficient in MS Office Programs, Internet and Email
Strongly Preferred Skills and Experience
● Teaching and training experience
● Background in ChildFirst™ Forensic Interviewing Protocol
● Case management record keeping and grant reporting
● Experience working in AirTable
● Knowledge and specialized training on the impact of trauma, the ACE study, and the dynamics of child sexual abuse
Knowledge of the theories, practices, procedures, and methodology of a field of study directly related to the provision of crisis intervention and victim assistance is required. This can include psychology, social work, sociology, criminal justice, or counseling. A Bachelor’s degree in one of the above-mentioned fields of social and behavioral sciences is preferred; completion of a Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) minor is favorable.
● Average travel time is 3 days per month depending on background and interest.
$50,000-57,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please email resume and cover letter as attachments to email@example.com or mail your materials to Alison Feigh, JWRC, 2021 E Hennepin Ave., Suite 360, Minneapolis, MN 55413. No phone calls, please.
Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is a program of Zero Abuse Project. ZAP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.