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Sexual Assault Services Program Director


Job Title: Sexual Assault Services Program Director
Work Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Starting Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000 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 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 Services Program (SASP) Director oversees the development and implementation of training, technical assistance, and resources to strengthen community-based sexual assault advocacy services within CCASA member and partner agencies.

Job Responsibilities:

Programming and Services

  • Manage CCASA’s training and technical assistance contract with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Domestic Violence Program, including developing sexual assault services and program standards, providing training and technical assistance, and participating in meetings.
  • Mentor and support the Rural Project Manager in planning and implementing project activities to strengthen services for sexual assault survivors with project partners and other rural organizations.
  • Coordinate CCASA’s Annual Campus Meeting, in partnership with CCASA campus members and other staff.
  • Provide support, consultation, training, and technical assistance on sexual assault advocacy services and program development.
  • Research, analyze, compile, and develop information and resources on best practices related to sexual assault advocacy services and program development.
  • 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.
  • Connect with and engage representatives of diverse communities to ensure that all work is informed by the perspectives of diverse communities and is culturally relevant.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to develop new programming and expand and evaluate existing programming to support CCASA members and partners.

Administration and Grant Management

  • Manage and ensure compliance with all assigned grant activities, deliverables, products, and reporting.
  • Track activities and complete required documentation and assist with the preparation of grant reports.

Other Duties

  • Assist with and participate in CCASA events, including the annual SAAM Kick-Off at the Capitol, Colorado Denim Day, and the Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference.
  • Contribute to CCASA’s developing understanding and integration of culturally relevant, empowerment, and strength-based strategies within an anti-oppression and social justice framework.
  • Ensure adherence to CCASA policies and procedures and applicable state and federal laws and requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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

Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 6 years related professional experience, preferably within a community-based sexual assault victim advocacy program setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, political science, social work, sociology, women’s studies, or other closely related field. Related professional work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for education.
  • Knowledge/understanding of sexual violence, social justice, and anti-oppression work.
  • Experience working with a wide range of service providers and populations.
  • 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 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.
  • Knowledge of training paradigms, modalities, adult learning styles, and distance learning forums and methodology.
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking, providing training to diverse professionals, and facilitating meetings.
  • Experience developing trainings and programs.
  • Experience planning and managing trainings/events/meetings.
  • Experience and skills in technical writing and publications development.
  • Proficiency with the technology necessary for the functions of the position, including demonstrated ability with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; web-based training platforms (preferably Zoom, GoTo Webinar, and Canvas); 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

  • Experience working in and knowledge of victim service systems within Colorado.
  • Experience working in both rural and urban communities.
  • Experience working with a coalition or statewide organization.
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural, particularly Spanish/Latinx.

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 “SASP Director” in subject line
  • Please follow these instructions to ensure review of your application.

Instructions for Supplemental Questions: Briefly answer the following questions (no more than 3 pages).

  1. How do your knowledge, skills, and experience fit with the job responsibilities and requirements?
  2. What are some unique challenges/barriers faced by sexual assault survivors from marginalized communities, and how might these challenges/barriers be addressed or mitigated?
  3. What are some challenges dual domestic and sexual violence organizations experience in providing services to survivors of sexual violence, and how might these challenges be addressed or mitigated?

Review of applications will begin Monday, June 12th. Position open until filled.

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