Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator – Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Position: Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator
Responsible To: Director of Outreach and Accessibility
Primary Responsibility: This position will identify and address the needs of historically underserved survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking and their children, specifically immigrant survivors; survivors who speak languages other than English; women of color, survivors underserved because of sexual orientation, gender identity, geographical location or religion; survivors of human trafficking as it relates to domestic violence or sexual assault; and survivors underserved because of age. This position will work in rural communities and with Kansas Tribal programs to improve responses to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking who are underserved.
• Provide technical assistance and training on topics relevant to underserved survivors to DV/SA member programs, other community victim service providers and agencies.
• Collaborate with the Midwest Native Coalition for Justice and Peace and Kansas Tribal programs to improve services and responses to Native survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
• Collaborate to review KCSDV public awareness materials and training curriculum to ensure appropriate use of language and culturally specific information.
• Maintain and expand a list of qualified interpreters. Provide training and best practice information to interpreters and DV/SA member programs on the special considerations in DV/SA and interpretation.
• Develop and provide trainings on providing holistic and culturally relevant services.
• Work with other KCSDV staff and DV/SA member programs to develop, review, improve and implement KCSDV’s Language Access and Community Outreach and Engagement plans.
• Stay up-to-date on local, state, and national best practices and research relevant to this position.
• Develop and write resources relevant to this position to be distributed throughout the state.
• Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.
Employment Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Salary: $47,000. We know that the practice of salary negotiation can contribute to pay inequities, this starting salary is non-negotiable. Our compensation structure—as well as our approach to future compensation adjustments—is transparent to all employees.
Benefits: Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401K plan contribution.
Location: This position offers a collegial working environment in our offices in downtown Topeka, KS. with a hybrid in-person/remote work schedule. Remote work is set for most staff as Mondays and Fridays, with weekly office hours as 8:30am-5:00pm (Monday-Thursday) and 8:30am-12:30pm (Fridays).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: Strong preference for prior experience working in sexual and domestic violence, knowledge culturally relevant issues and understanding the needs related to survivors who speak languages other than English (LEP). Strong preference for spoken and written proficiency in Spanish. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Demonstrated commitment to social change and anti-oppression work. Ability to write materials and train on topics relevant to the position. Ability to travel and have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.
KCSDV is an equal opportunity employer. KCSDV does not consider race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital status in employment decisions. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias based upon these grounds.