Current Employment Opportunities
Anti-Violence Program Curriculum Associate
(Job Closes September 2, 2013)
Wingspan’s Anti-Violence Program Associate has a dual role. The position entails some time devoted to direct services in the Anti-Violence Program. However, it also entails a considerable amount of time working under the supervision of the Programs Manager to review, update, expand, and enhance Wingspan’s community education efforts. While not all of our community education efforts focus specifically on violence, all efforts are intended to help enhance our community’s ability to create safe, healthy, and hospital climates for LGBTQ persons – thus, we view such knowledge as violence or discrimination prevention.
Anti-Violence Advocacy Component:
An Anti-Violence Advocate works closely with survivor-serving organizations across Southern Arizona to provide crisis intervention, advocacy, education and cultural empowerment services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The curriculum associate will be involved in some direct service.
The curriculum associate will also present workshops and presentations to community groups, businesses and service providers to broaden knowledge and supports available to LGBT people across Southern Arizona, including rural areas. AVP Advocates also engage in community education, but the curriculum associate will be extremely involved in the assessment and development of curricular materials as well as researching funding associated with community development.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Service and Advocacy
• Answer crisis line and work with walk-in clients
• Serve as an on-call back-up for the 24-hour Crisis Line
• Provide personal and systems-level advocacy and support to LGBT victim/survivors of violence including, but not limited to, court accompaniment, letter-writing, safety planning, and crisis de-escalation
• Maintain procedures for using shelter, cab, and food voucher services for clients
• Maintain and update referral base
• Follow-up with clients who need further support
• Collaborate with other community organizations that serve LGBT people including victims of violence
• Provide cultural competency trainings to agencies working with LGBT people, including those working with victims of violence.
Curriculum Maintenance & Construction:
• Work under the supervision of the Programs Manager to enhance all curricular offerings
- Assess all existing organizational curriculum and make suggestions for improvement
- Create templates for and ensure all curricular presentations and materials are professional
- Work with Programs Manager to ensure that new grant promises align with data collection practices in all community education endeavors
- Assist with Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Cultural Empowerment Curriculum
- Develop new curricular topics
- Expand contact base/rationale for curricular delivery
- Maintain active knowledge/database of best practices in LGBTQ community education
- Maintain database of business partners interested in sensitivity training/intervention
- Stay abreast of innovative community education practices offered by the various LGBTQ organizations at the University of Arizona and network within that community
• Help develop outreach materials and staff information tables
• Help plan, organize, advertise, and facilitate community forums and events
• Maintain all paperwork and databases related to client services and presentations
• Submit monthly report
• Some evenings and weekends and travel required
• Some general office/administrative support for Program Manager required
• Attend meetings and trainings as assigned
• Other duties as assigned
• English/Spanish Bilingual a plus
• B.S. or B.A. in social science, social service, or humanities field preferred (interdisciplinary degrees highly desirable for this position)
- Curriculum development experience helpful, but substantive knowledge of LGBTQ issues, history, theory more important – particularly the knowledge needed to quickly and effectively find the latest research across the disciplines when prompted with a problem statement
- Experience researching funding opportunities/funders – both online and at the library – highly desirable
- Assist Programs Manager and Development Associate with aspects of grant writing
• Knowledge of violence issues within and against the LGBTQ community
• Knowledge of and/or experience in LGBT community
• Knowledge of and/or experience working in rural communities helpful
• Understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and oppression
• Experience designing and implementing trainings/workshops
• Experience with crisis intervention, advocacy, and active listening skills
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Basic word processing and email knowledge
• Good organizational skills, time management and ability to juggle numerous tasks and prioritize needs.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse communities, including youth, seniors, communities of color, those living in rural areas, donors and funders/prospective funders
• Work effectively and respectfully with all staff and volunteers.
• A “can-do” attitude always looking for new growth opportunities
• A desire for a career in the non-profit sector
• Previous non-profit experience helpful.
• Have access to reliable transportation.
General Job Information:
This job will be open for approximately 1 week – and all cover letters and resumes need to be received by September 2, 2013.
This is a full-time exempt position, which requires some evening and weekend hours; i.e. you are expected to work more than 40 hours when there are large projects or pressing organizational needs.
To apply send a cover letter and resume along with the names and contact information of 3 professional references to:
ATTN: Programs Manager, Tara Ernst
430 E. 7th Street
Tucson, AZ 85705
Email: To email your application, copy/paste the craigslist mail relay into your “addressee” box.
No calls please. Applications are due by September 2, 2013
Wingspan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.