Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV), Topeka, KS
Position: Rural Collaboration Coordinator
Responsible To: Rural and Disabilities Projects Manager
Employment Status: Full-time, Non-exempt.
Primary Responsibility: To improve responses to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking in rural Kansas communities by working with rural KCSDV coalition member programs and allied professionals to strengthen and formalize their collaborations. Coordinate and work closely with rural member programs and other KCSDV staff and projects to develop programming, best practice strategies, protocols, and training curricula for responding to the needs of rural survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
- Gather and become familiar with information and resources from KCSDV member programs, other state coalitions, and national technical assistance providers on collaboration development to address sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking in rural communities.
- Become familiar with the policies, procedures, and practices of other agencies, government or otherwise, that impact survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
- Become familiar with Kansas law that impacts survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
- Organize and facilitate discussions with rural member programs to identify gaps and needs related to formal collaboration with allied professionals to improve the response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking in their communities.
- Work with rural advocacy programs to establish collaborations, focusing on both criminal justice and human services, including law enforcement, SARTs/ CCRs, homeless services providers, and child welfare providers.
- Support KCSDVs Housing Advocacy Coordinator to build relationships with homeless service providers that address the housing needs of survivors in rural communities.
- Provide training and technical assistance in rural communities on best practices for rural collaboration development, including best practices for formal and informal CCRs and SARTs.
- Develop and conduct trainings that address the identified gaps and needs in responding appropriately to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
- Develop and provide training to rural SARTs and SANEs.
- Work with rural member programs to develop and strengthen formal collaboration and responses to survivors in their communities.
- Provide ongoing technical assistance on issues related to best practices when working with rural survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
- Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.
Additional Benefits: Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401K plan contribution.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed: Previous experience advocating for survivors in rural communities. Ability to work collaboratively with systems and professionals to impact responses and programming as it intersects with the needs of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Ability to develop materials and train on topics relevant to this position. Proven writing and training ability. Ability to work as a team in both office and remote environment. Bilingual preferred. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.
Location: This position offers a collegial working environment in our offices in downtown Topeka, KS. At the time of this posting, KCSDV is in remote status. KCSDV is telework ready and the position may initially start based at home as needed during the COVID-19 pandemic and will return to KCSDV offices when the health emergency allows.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and writing sample to email@example.com, Subject: Rural Collaboration Coordinator.