Position: Program Specialist - Training and Community Education (bilingual Spanish speaking)
Full Time Equivalency: Part Time, Hourly
Reports to: Program Manager
We engage individuals and organizations in local and statewide collaborations to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual violence education, prevention, and response in Utah. UCASA started in 1996 when people from across the state came together to end sexual assault. We began a partnership with state agencies and service providers that lasts to this day. Together, we support survivors and work to prevent sexual assault in all forms. UCASA is growing! Over the past couple of years, UCASA has faced significant challenges and is in the process of re-imagining our work and our organization. This is an exciting time to be a part of this organization, to be on the ground as we work toward the next amazing chapter of our organization. If you excel in a busy, dynamic and transitioning environment, this could be the place for you!
The Program Specialist provides support for various UCASA events and programs. This position focuses mainly on preparing for, moderating and presenting the Statewide Sexual Assault Counselor 40-Hour Training. The Program Specialist will work closely with the Program Manager to connect with local sexual assault response teams and social justice organizations to put on the various 40 Hour Training sessions. This position will also engage in the planning and implementation of other community education opportunities outside of the 40 Hour Training. Continual improvement and innovation of these programs will be an essential part of the position as this position will review evaluations, research current statistics and increase accessibility to these community resources.
Administrative, training, and educational support to ensure efficient program planning and achievement of grant objectives, including partnering with the Program Manager in planning of all 40-hour sexual assault advocacy trainings. Responsible for confidential and time-sensitive material. This position will also assist the Program Manager with day-to-day prevention training communications, research, logistical coordination, and other administrative tasks as needed. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multitasker is reliable and is committed to consistently meeting deadlines. The Training and Community Coordinator's responsibilities are inextricably tied to the success of all UCASA’s programs, particularly VAWA Training. Driving everything forward from planning to implementation, your actions will directly influence the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of each program.
Essential Job Functions
- Support all Utah-based communities by providing training and materials to help prevent programs from stagnating in the development phases.
- Support and coordinate relevant community education and public outreach.
- Promote and advocate for victims' rights.
- Report to work in-office.
- Conduct a national-scope review of the current literature, existing curricula, and resource materials as well as established state and local protocols, model programs, and protocols.
- Work in collaboration with the Program Manager to fulfill all grant objectives and deliverables, including the facilitation of the 40-Hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training according to federal guidelines and policies.
- Maintain confidential records and files.
- Log, manage and analyze information on the progress of programs using Google Drive and other databases.
- Maintains a positive work atmosphere by performing responsibilities in a professional manner, models and encourages respectful communication, and facilitates strong collaboration with external agencies and community partners.
- Participates in staff meetings to share information and seek input and feedback.
- Responds to requests for information about UCASA training and education in a timely and professional manner, maintain a record of all requests, and refer requests to appropriate staff members or outside agencies.
Competencies & Essential Skills:
- Problem Solving/Analytical Thinker: Ability to solve and analyze problems effectively and efficiently.
- Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Ability to provide exceptional customer service to supporters, partners, board members, and co-workers. Exceptional communication skills and ability to respond to difficult situations.
- Time Management: Ability to multitask and work efficiently within close time constraints. Ability to work under pressure and in a stressful environment.
- Business Knowledge: Ability to master the components of a state-wide coalition and partner organizations. Knowledge and understanding of sexual assault.
- Organization: Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize efficiently and meet deadlines.
- Judgement and Decision Making: Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment, and problem-solving techniques in the decision-making process.
- Technology/Tools: Ability to use various computer systems and applications, including proficiency in online and electronic communication strategies.
- Compliance: Demonstrates commitment to UCASA’s mission and philosophy. Adheres to UCASA’s policies and is committed to act legally and ethically within the scope of the work.
Minimum qualifications include a combined 5 or more years of education and experience: ● Associates degree from an accredited college plus 1 or more years experience. ● High school diploma plus 1-2 years experience in victim advocacy and/or domestic violence/sexual assault work.
- Ability to travel statewide, a valid Utah driver’s license, access to an automobile, and valid auto insurance are required.
- An understanding of and agreement with UCASA’s mission, values, and philosophy regarding the elimination of sexual violence and the empowerment of sexual assault survivors.
- Commitment to issues of cultural diversity and anti-racism.
- Ability to work scheduled hours on a regular basis, some weekends and evenings required.
- Proficiency with general office duties, computer systems, and technology, including website development and social media management.
- Proficiency with Google Drive and various Google Office programs.
- Excellent writing, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills.
- Demonstrated experience collaborating within multidisciplinary settings.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within the established timeframe.
- Ability to travel across various areas of Utah and report to work in person.
- Able to effectively communicate in English and Spanish.
Ideal candidates will have the following:
- Knowledge of operations, programs, policies, and protocols.
- Familiarity with forensics, crime lab procedures, emergency medical terminology and procedures, victim advocacy, and victim service agencies.
- Experience working in a non-profit organization.
- Comprehensive knowledge of direct victim services and the agencies involved with violence against women issues and sexual violence issues from a feminist perspective.
- Familiarity with public health prevention frameworks.
UCASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process due to disability, it is available upon request. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].