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Sexual Assault Response Program Manager

CCASA

Job Title:                     Sexual Assault Response Program Manager

Starting Salary:         $55,000-$65,000 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

Reports to:                  Associate 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 Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP) Manager is responsible for engaging in systems advocacy, developing programming and resources, and providing training and technical assistance related to criminal justice and other systems responses to sexual violence.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support, consultation, training, and technical assistance on coordinated community responses to sexual assault, including Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs), the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and the use of restorative justice practices across the state.
  • Co-facilitate monthly meetings for SART coordinators throughout the state, in partnership with the Training and TA Manager.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the annual Colorado SART Institute, in collaboration with the Training and TA Manager and other staff as appropriate.
  • Co-facilitate bi-monthly meetings for restorative justice practitioners and community-based advocates throughout the state, in partnership with the Associate Director.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the annual Restorative Justice Summit, in collaboration with the Associate Director and other staff as appropriate.
  • Attend the statewide Forensic Compliance Team.
  • Serve as CCASA’s representative on the Colorado Ending Violence Against Women Project Advisory Committee, the Colorado SANE/SAFE Project Advisory Committee, the Colorado Human Trafficking Council, and the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board’s Victim Advocacy Committee; participate on other statewide groups as assigned.
  • Serve as the project lead for the Colorado Forensic Program Development Project contract with the Colorado SANE/SAFE Project at UC Health Memorial Hospital.
  • Research, analyze, compile, and develop information and resources on best practices related to coordinated community responses to sexual assault, including Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs), the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and the use of restorative justice practices across the state.
  • Work with the Programs Team and other staff to identify, develop, and/or update CCASA’s online, print, and video training materials and resources, including, but not limited to, online training modules, training manuals, other training materials, brochures, handbooks, and technical white papers.
  • Assist with the development, promotion, and implementation of legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to sexual assault and intersecting issues.
  • Consult with national and state experts and technical assistance providers to ensure that best practice recommendations and training methods are utilized in developing trainings and resources.
  • Connect with and engage representatives of diverse communities in order to ensure that programming is informed by the perspectives of diverse communities and is culturally sensitive.

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 the Associate Director, Programs Team, Executive Director, and other staff.
  • Assist with and participate in CCASA events, including (but not limited to) the annual SAAM Kick-Off at the Capitol, Colorado Denim Day, the Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference, and the Sexual Assault Advocate Training Institute.
  • Provide input on relevant program and project budgets, as requested.
  • Staff other 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: the Colorado Advocates for Racial Equity and/or the Communities of Color Alliance.
  • Carry out all job tasks collaboratively and cooperatively.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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, we encourage you to apply.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 4 years related professional experience, preferably within a community-based sexual assault victim advocacy program setting AND a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as criminal justice, 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 multi-disciplinary sexual assault responders and knowledge of Sexual Assault Response Teams.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to culturally-relevant, empowerment and strength-based strategies within an anti-oppression and social justice framework.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Knowledge of sexual assault reporting options in Colorado.
  • Knowledge of VAWA provisions related to forensic compliance.
  • Knowledge of restorative justice practices.
  • Knowledge of training paradigms, modalities, and adult learning styles, and experience with developing and designing trainings.
  • Experience with training/event/meeting planning and management.
  • Experience and skills in technical writing and publications development.
  • Experience working in and/or knowledge of victim services within Colorado.
  • Experience working with a coalition or statewide organization.
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural.

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 “SARP 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 challenges in starting and maintaining a SART or other coordinated community response, and how might these challenges be addressed or mitigated?
  3. What are some unique challenges/barriers faced by survivors from marginalized communities, and how might these challenges/barriers be addressed or mitigated?

Review of applications will begin Monday, November 28th. Position open until filled.

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

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