Sexual Assault Advocacy Response Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Sexual Assault Advocacy Response Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 9-17-2015

Responsible to:

Director of Advocacy, Education and Rural Projects

Primary Responsibilities:

Assist in implementing a multidisciplinary project engaged in comprehensive reform of approaches to sexual assault cases, supporting victims of sexual assault, and addressing untested sexual assault evidence collection kits. Coordinate Kansas victim advocacy programs in developing protocols and best practices that enhance victim services and support for victims of sexual assault.

Specific Duties:

  • Gather and become familiar with the policies, protocols, and practices of other agencies related to testing sexual assault evidence collection kits and best practices for victim notification protocols.
  • Become knowledgeable of the rights of survivors of sexual assault and other Kansas law that impacts survivors, including but not limited to criminal law.
  • Identify needs, develop priorities and goals, and implement a project plan together with project partners to improve responses and services to victims of sexual assault in their communities.
  • Organize victim advocate workgroups to develop and review new protocols and practices under the project.
  • Develop and conduct sexual assault-specific training for victim advocates and law enforcement.
  • Work with victim advocacy programs to develop and strengthen SART collaboration and responses to survivors of sexual assault in their communities.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and training on issues related to sexual assault and best practices for working with survivors of sexual assault.
  • 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: 100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed:
Previous experience with sexual assault and advocacy on behalf of victims. Ability to develop materials and train on topics relevant to this position. Ability to work collaboratively with systems and professionals to impact sexual assault services and responses as it intersects with the needs of victims of sexual assault. Proven writing and speaking ability. Ability to work in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ATTN: Director of Advocacy, Education & Rural Projects.

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