Rural Sexual Assault Project Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

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


Posted: 7-30-2014

Responsible To: Director of Advocacy, Education & Rural Projects

Primary Responsibilities:
To work with rural KCSDV member programs to improve capacity to respond to sexual assault in their communities and service areas. Provide intensive support, technical assistance, and training to rural member programs and their communities with specific focus on the programs that serve western Kansas. Coordinate and work closely with rural member programs and other KCSDV staff and projects to develop sexual assault-specific programming, best practice strategies, protocols, and training curricula for responding to the needs of survivors of sexual assault in rural communities.

Specific Duties:

  • Gather and become familiar with: information and resources from KCSDV member programs, other state coalitions, and national technical assistance providers on best and culturally specific practices and considerations for serving survivors of sexual assault in rural communities; policies, procedures, and practices of other agencies, government or otherwise, that impact survivors of sexual assault; and the rights of survivors of sexual assault and other Kansas law that impacts survivors.
  • Identify needs, develop priorities and goals, and implement a project plan together with rural member programs to improve responses and services to survivors of sexual assault in their communities.
  • Develop sexual assault-specific training curricula to be used in training advocates, volunteers, allied professionals, and community members.
  • Develop and provide trainings to rural SARTs and SANEs.
  • Work with rural member programs to develop and strengthen SART collaboration and responses to survivors of sexual assault in their communities.
  • Develop and conduct trainings for rural law enforcement that focuses on appropriate responses to survivors and investigation of sexual assault.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance on issues related to sexual assault and best practices when working with survivors of sexual assault.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Paid 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 and Abilities Needed:
Previous experience advocating for sexual assault survivors in rural communities. Ability to develop materials and train on topics relevant to this position. Ability to work collaboratively with systems and professionals to impact sexual assault programming as it intersects with the needs of survivors of sexual assault. Proven writing and speaking ability. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to complete projects in a timely manner. 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, 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. Subject: Rural SA Project Coordinator


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Statewide SANE/SART Projects Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Statewide SANE/SART Projects Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS


Posted: 7-30-2014

Responsible To: Director of Advocacy, Education & Rural Projects

Primary Responsibilities:
To write materials, distribute information, coordinate and provide training and technical assistance statewide on issues regarding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)/ Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) programs and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) programs.

Specific Duties:

  • Gather and become familiar with: information and resources on best and culturally specific practices and considerations for serving survivors of sexual assault; policies, procedures, and best practices for SANEs and SARTs; and the rights of survivors of sexual assault and other Kansas law that impacts survivors.
  • Identify needs, develop priorities and goals, and implement a project plan together with rural member programs to improve responses and services to survivors of sexual assault in their communities.
  • Develop, write, distribute and evaluate written protocols and other materials for both SANEs and SARTs.
  • Collaborate to develop a comprehensive SANE/SART training plan.
  • Collaborate to ensure SANE/SART trainings meet requirements of the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
  • Ongoing assessment of the needs of Kansas SANEs and SARTs.
  • Coordinate and facilitate SANE/SART trainings for all SART members.
  • Develop and deliver training content for SANE/SART trainings.
  • Provide technical assistance to KCSDV member programs, hospitals, SANEs and other members of SARTs regarding sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Write, prepare and distribute a quarterly newsletter to SANE/SART programs or members.
  • Maintain the Kansas SANE/SART list serve.
  • Serve as KCSDV staff representative to agencies or organizations working on SANE/SART issues.
  • Provide other relevant training to advocates and allies.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, short- and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and retirement fund contribution.

Employment Status:
Full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Prior experience with SANE/SART programs; strong written and verbal skills; proven ability at public speaking and training; ability to work collaboratively with systems and professionals and work in a team environment; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to complete projects in a timely manner; ability to travel and have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume, 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. Subject: Statewide SANE/SART Coordinator


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LAV Project Attorney - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: LAV Project Attorney
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 7-21-2014

Responsible To: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsible for the fiscal administration and operations of KCSDV, grant budget development and management, and personnel benefits management. Supervises Division of Finance and Administration staff.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide direct legal services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as well as attorneys representing victims, as needed.
  • Coordinate the Legal Assistance to Victims grant project including grant reports, statistics and other items as needed or assigned.
  • Collaborate with attorneys and other system professionals to increase capacity on legal issues facing sexual assault victims.
  • Collaborate with family law and immigration attorneys in Kansas to improve the capacity for legal representation of victims.
  • Provide technical assistance to member program advocates, private and legal services attorneys, judges, court personnel, child advocacy personnel, and social service workers on issues impacting victims and their children.
  • Collaborate to provide quarterly webinar trainings to court personnel, judges, guardian ad litem attorneys, and child welfare professionals on custody considerations for victims of domestic violence.
  • Serve as faculty on all relevant KCSDV trainings.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401k plan retirement contribution

Employment Status:
100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas Bar. Knowledge of family law. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as this knowledge relates to family law. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy. Proven writing and speaking ability. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to carry 20-30 lbs and use stairs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume, 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. Subject: LAV Project Attorney


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