Position: Child and Youth Projects Manager
Responsible to: Director of Advocacy, Education, and Rural Projects
This position will oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Empowered Families Kansas demonstration project. The Empowered Families Kansas project will improve outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic violence by developing and implementing advocacy mentorship programs for youth exposed to domestic violence, and their non-abusing parents or caregivers, within five implementation sites across Kansas. The project will expand the statewide capacity of Kansas domestic violence advocacy programs to provide services to children and youth exposed to domestic violence and their non-abusing parents or caregivers. The project will improve the response by child protective services and child welfare professionals statewide to the needs of children and non-abusing parents when addressing the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child welfare-related issues. All components of the Empowered Families Kansas project will be age- and developmentally-appropriate, as well as culturally and linguistically accessible.
- Oversee and manage day-to-day activities of the project
- Supervise project staff
- Coordinate and work closely with the National Capacity Building Center to Expand Services for Children, Youth, and Abused Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence, and the national peer network
- Conduct a project Needs Assessment; develop outcome measures and evaluation plan
- Facilitate and lead project meetings
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with target audiences and agencies
- Coordinate with domestic violence advocacy programs that serve as implementation sites
- Assist with the development and implementation of guidelines and strategies for youth advocacy mentoring programs; child and youth and parent/child advocacy programming; and responses to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child welfare-related issues
- Assist with the development and implementation of materials and training
- Convene and work with peer expert groups to guide the development of this project
- Coordinate with evaluation consultant and oversee evaluation components of the project
- Develop and disseminate project information, reports, lessons learned, and implementation strategies
- Develop and provide training for domestic violence advocacy programs, child protective services, child welfare professionals and other child- and youth-focused professionals and agencies on improving outcomes for children and youth exposed to domestic violence
- Provide technical assistance
- Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned
Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401K plan contribution.
Employment Status: Full-time
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Strong preference for prior experience working in a domestic violence advocacy program. Prior experience with supervision. Prior experience reaching or implementing programs for underserved communities Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate programs. Computer and database knowledge required. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Proven writing and speaking ability. Ability to work collaboratively and in a team environment. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, Attn: Director of Advocacy & Education, 634 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603