Sexual Violence Preventionist | Position Description
The Sexual Violence Preventionist is responsible for participating in a variety of activities and services to assist victims of sexual violence and to promote awareness, education and training while serving as a resource for survivors of sexual violence and their families. This person supports the vision, mission and values of the YWCA of Dayton.
- Generates relevant, well-researched, fact-based educational material and curriculum to meet the needs of those impacted by sexual violence in YWCA Dayton’s served community. This includes, but is not limited to:
- K-12 students
- Campus communities
- Faith-based communities
- Professional organizations
- Evaluates and enhances existing educational materials utilizing documented pre- and post-test.
- Forges and upholds lasting relationships with schools, colleges and universities in YWCA Dayton’s service territories.
- Develops collaborations to support survivors of sexual violence.
- Creates and maintains ongoing relationships with local victim advocacy groups to provide training and support to staff serving sexual violence survivors.
- Represent YWCA Dayton at relevant local meetings, workgroups, and events.
- Stays abreast of current research on sexual violence and current legislation impacting advocacy work, and generates meaningful educational material reflecting such.
- Conducts presentations and trainings in the community to raise awareness about sexual violence and promote agency services.
- Train new YWCA staff in state-mandated 40-hour sexual violence training.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Public speaking experience.
- Flexibility and the ability to handle emergency situations.
- Sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families in crisis.
- Strong analytical skills – able to solve problems, make decisions, perform crisis intervention, etc.
- Good computer skills, with the ability to maintain accurate electronic records.
- Good communication and interpersonal problem resolution skills.
- Working knowledge of typical needs and issues of target population.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in education, communications or social services field.
- Prevention Certification obtained within 30 days of hire.
- Experience in generating and executing educational curriculum.
- 2-3 years’ experience in serving survivors with multiple barriers and from diverse populations.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE:
- Must be responsive to the needs and requests of clients, residents, staff and Board of Directors.
- Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
- Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
- Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill duties.
- Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and
- Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
- Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to
- Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
- Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
- Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
- Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
- Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
- Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.
ANTICIPATED SALARY & BENEFITS:
- $41,200 annually
- Health, dental and vision coverage
- Paid parental leave
- Generous PTO and holiday pay
- Life and AD&D insurance
- Long-term disability
- Employee Assistance Program
- YWCA Retirement Fund
YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.
- Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
- Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
- Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
- Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
- Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18
YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.