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Rural Project Manager

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Job Title:                   Rural Project Manager

Starting Salary Range:   $50,000-$60,000 annually (depends on experience and location)

Benefits:                    Flexible workplace; 35-hour work week; generous paid time off and 12 self-selected holidays; 100% employer paid premiums for employee medical, dental, and vision insurance; 2% IRA employer contribution

Work Status:                  Full-Time; Exempt

Work Schedule:             Schedule may vary to meet job demands; some evenings and weekends are required; some overnight travel is required

Location:                        CCASA’s office is located in Denver; however, staff are primarily working remotely and telecommuting within Colorado is allowed. We welcome applicants who live in rural areas of Colorado.

Reports to:                     Strengthening Sexual Assault Services Project Director


The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) is a statewide membership organization that provides leadership, advocacy, and support to address and prevent sexual violence. CCASA was founded in 1984 to be the collective voice of rape crisis advocates across the state of Colorado. Today, our membership includes over 100 sexual assault survivors, victim advocates, rape crisis centers, dual domestic violence and sexual assault programs, college and university campuses, law enforcement agencies, district attorney and judicial district offices, medical professionals, public health and government agencies, offender treatment programs, as well as other organizations and concerned individuals throughout Colorado. As a statewide coalition, CCASA supports our members, partners, and the broader community through training, technical assistance, information and referrals, educational materials, statewide systems change, and public policy education and advocacy.

The Rural Project Manager is a new position that is responsible for providing training and technical assistance, and developing resources related to working with rural and Latinx/e populations. This position will also work closely with a cohort of three local project partners to support the development and expansion of services for rural survivors of non-intimate partner sexual assault, particularly within Latinx/e communities.


Job Responsibilities:

Training and Technical Assistance

  • Provide training and technical assistance to CCASA members and partners in order to assist service providers in strengthening their capacity to provide culturally relevant services that are reflective of the diverse populations they serve.
  • Support project partners through monthly meetings, organizational assessments, and site visits.
  • Identify/research, develop, and compile resources on best practices for preventing and responding to sexual violence in diverse communities.
  • Consult with national and state experts and technical assistance providers to ensure that best and emerging practices are utilized in developing trainings and resources.
  • Work with other CCASA staff to implement efforts to strengthen sexual assault services for rural and Latinx/e survivors.
  • Connect with and engage representatives of diverse communities in order to ensure that CCASA programs are informed by the perspectives of diverse communities and are culturally relevant.

Other Duties

  • Serve as a primary responder to survivors and community members who contact CCASA with requests for information, referrals, and support.
  • Track activities and complete required documentation, and assist with the preparation of grant reports.
  • Identify other programmatic needs and possible strategies for meeting those needs, in consultation with other staff.
  • Assist with and participate in CCASA events, including the annual SAAM Kick-Off, Colorado Denim Day, and the Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference.
  • Act as CCASA staff liaison on statewide committees, taskforces, and work groups, as assigned.
  • Provide input on relevant program and project budgets, as requested.
  • Staff CCASA committees, as needed.
  • Contribute to CCASA’s developing understanding and integration of culturally-relevant, empowerment, and strength-based strategies within an anti-oppression and social justice framework, including participating on at least one of the following: CCASA’s Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee, the Aspiring White Allies Group, and/or the Communities of Color Alliance.
  • Carry out all job tasks collaboratively and cooperatively.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of four (4) years related professional experience, preferably within a rural community-based sexual assault victim advocacy program setting AND a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as criminal justice, ethnic studies, political science, social work, sociology, women’s studies, or other closely related field; OR six (6) years related professional experience.
  • Knowledge of sexual violence dynamics.
  • Experience working with Latinx/e communities.
  • Experience working in rural communities.
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking, providing training to diverse professionals, and facilitating meetings.
  • Proficiency with (or ability to learn) the technology necessary for the functions of the position, including demonstrated ability using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; web-based training platforms (preferably Zoom); and audio/visual equipment.
  • Commitment to grappling with the complexities of societal power and privilege in order to understand how multiple forms of oppression (racism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, etc.) intersect with CCASA’s work to end sexual violence.
  • Demonstrated success with implementing complex projects, including engaging and coordinating with other partners.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Comfort with working in a small, team-oriented environment.
  • Enthusiasm about promoting the mission, vision, and values of CCASA.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual/bicultural, particularly Spanish.
  • Knowledge of training paradigms, modalities, and adult learning styles, and experience with developing and designing trainings.
  • Knowledge of distance learning forums and methodology.
  • Experience with training/event/meeting planning and management.
  • Experience and skills in technical writing and publications development.
  • Knowledge of the resources developed through the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI).
  • Experience working in and knowledge of victim service systems within Colorado.
  • Experience working with a coalition or statewide organization.


Note to Potential Applicants: Applicants do not need to possess all of the listed qualifications. Research shows women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs where they do not meet all of the listed qualifications. If you don’t meet all qualifications but think you would be a good fit for the position, please apply.

Our ideal candidate will share our passion and commitment to believing and supporting survivors, holding people who cause harm accountable, and taking action to end sexual assault in Colorado. We also expect that all members of our team recognize that sexual violence and oppression are intricately linked, and are dedicated to grappling with the complexities of societal power and privilege in order to create an inclusive movement to end sexual violence. Candidates must be able to recognize personal biases and address them productively, as well as communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, groups, and organizations.

CCASA values diverse life experience and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, people with disabilities, and/or people who identify as LGBTQI are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and answers to supplemental questions (see below) as separate attachments to:

  • Email: info@ccasa.org with “Rural Project Manager” in subject line
  • Please follow these instructions to ensure review of your application.

Instructions for Supplemental Questions: Briefly answer the following questions using no more than three (3) pages total, typed, 12pt Times New Roman font.

  1. How do your knowledge, skills, and experience fit with the job responsibilities and requirements?
  2. What are some considerations for strengthening sexual assault outreach, services, and community partnerships in dual/multi-service programs, particularly those in rural and frontier communities?
  3. In your experience working with rural and/or Latinx/e populations, what are some considerations for making sexual violence services and programs authentic, culturally inclusive, and multigenerational?


Review of applications will begin Monday, October 10th. Position open until filled.

To apply for this job email your details to info@ccasa.org