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|Job Title:||Senior Program Associate, Center on Victimization and Safety|
|Organization:||Vera Institute of Justice|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||SENIOR PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
Center on Victimization and Safety
The Vera Institute of Justice is a private, non-profit organization that combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Through its Center on Victimization and Safety (CVS), Vera works to ensure that un-served and under-served victims of crime have equal access to victim services and criminal justice supports by fostering collaboration and building organizational capacity among victim service providers, population and/or culturally specific service providers, and the criminal justice system. To that end, CVS combines research and technical assistance to assist policy-makers and practitioners close gaps in our responses to crime victims and ensure all victims have access to the services and supports they need. Since 2005, Vera has been at the forefront of the growing field to address domestic and sexual violence against people with disabilities and provides comprehensive training and technical assistance to policymakers and practitioners working in the area.
The Senior Program Associate position is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced person to join a dynamic and creative staff. The position, based in Vera?s Washington, D.C., office, offers exposure to leading policymakers and practitioners working at the intersections of sexual violence, domestic violence, disability, and Deaf culture. The Senior Program Associate will manage technical assistance to Federally-funded communities working to improve services for survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors and contribute to the overall work of the Center. Working closely with the Center Director and Project Director, the Senior Program Associate will be responsible for the following essential job functions:
- Devise, manage, and coordinate assistance to program sites through in-person site visits, phone consultations, product development and review, and other strategies as appropriate.
- Assist in the development of cross-site technical assistance and training engagements including orientations for new sites, immersion trainings, and webinars.
- Guide program sites through a structured planning process that includes collaborations building, developing and implementing a needs assessment of their organizations, and creating a strategic plan.
- Assist program sites to develop and implement model inter-agency agreements, policies, training programs, and practices for supporting survivors with disabilities.
- Conduct field scans to identify emerging issues and other trends in addressing violence against people with disabilities.
- Draft blog posts, publications, and other resource materials to advance efforts to address violence against people with disabilities.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key staff from program sites and key stakeholders in the field.
- Represent the program in public speaking engagements and professional meetings.
- Assist on other projects as assigned.
- An advanced academic degree in public policy, public administration, non-profit management, social work, or equivalent.
- At least six years of work experience in public policy, non-profit management, or other related field.
- Experience designing and delivering training and providing technical assistance and guidance. Familiarity with adult learning principles.
- A demonstrated knowledge of issues related to domestic and sexual violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people.
- A demonstrated interest in or knowledge of collaboration and organizational capacity building is preferred.
- Ability to work effectively with a broad range of people including direct service providers, advocates and managers across multiple fields as well as criminal justice personnel and government officials.
- Excellent communication, diplomacy, relational and facilitation skills.
- Ability to analyze and solve problems, persuade, network and negotiate.
- Highly organized and strong attention to detail.
- Desire and temperament to manage within a dynamic, fast-paced, and ever-changing environment.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues full of varied opinions and ideas.
- Optimistic, energetic and passionate.
- Willingness to travel outside of Washington, DC, an average of 2 to 3 times per month.
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Submit cover letter and resume.
Online submission at http://vera.theresumator.com/apply/LdfuRT/Senior-Program-Associate.html?source=FEMF is preferred.
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed
ATTN: Human Resources / CVS Senior Program Associate Recruitment Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Flr.
New York, NY 10279
Fax: (212) 941-9407
Please use only one method of submission (online, mail or fax).
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
The Vera Institute of Justice values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about Vera and the Center on Victimization and Safety, visit our website at www.vera.org.