Director - SafeChoice
Vancouver, WA SafeChoice Program
Description

 

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Type: Fulltime 

Salary: Starting at $60,000

$1,000 Sign On Bonus


Essential Duties: 

  • Assure that participants, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.
  • Gain approval for, track, and engage in activities that meet the organization’s 1% for Social Change requirement.
  • Think through the lens of racial equity and its intersections with poverty. Use the core principles of anti-racism and grounding those principles in all daily tasks
  • Incorporate the YWCA’s commitment to social justice by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions. Seek opportunities for continued learning about racial, gender and class equity.

  Program Management:

  • Provide leadership to the SafeChoice Program, ensuring services provided to domestic violence survivors and their families are survivor-centered, trauma-informed, empowerment-based, culturally responsive, and inclusive.
  • With support from the SafeChoice team, plan and facilitate strategic planning for the SafeChoice team, establishing annual program goals and implementation plan.
  • Engage in ongoing program evaluation to ensure services support program goals and meet intended outcomes, identifying gaps in services and opportunities for strategic and sustainable growth. 
  • Establish and maintain program specific practices and procedures that meet all funding requirements as dictated by various contracts and grants as well as with local, state, and federal law. 
  • With the Director of Programs, coordinate domestic violence awareness education and community outreach with community partners, including providing support and leadership for Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities.
  • Manage and track a program budget of over $1 million.

Supervision:

  • Lead regularly scheduled check-ins with 3 -5 staff. Track performance and set clear, measurable and actionable goals for improvement.  
  • With the Community Office and Shelter Managers, ensure the program is adequately staffed with qualified advocates that are representative of the communities served, and that newly hired staff receive sufficient initial training and onboarding.

Shelter:

  • Work with the Shelter Services Manager and Contract Compliance Specialist to ensure compliance with WAC, public health codes, and other contractors and funders. 
  • Provide support to SafeChoice shelter, including but not limited to: emergency backup, assisting with hiring as needed, supporting facility’s needs, and allocating shelter resources.
  • Oversee the Shelter renovation process through design, planning, compliance, budget management, operations, and maintenance in partnership with the Shelter Services Manager and Shelter Facilities Manager.
  • Direct the implementation of additional funding over the next 5 years to SafeChoice Shelter and Services, including planning, managing, and tracking the spending. 

  Mission:

  • Incorporate the YWCA’s commitment to social justice by understanding how racism, sexism, classism, and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions. Seek opportunities for continued learning about racial, gender and class equity.
  • Provide leadership and direction to program staff, ensuring YWCA’s commitment to racial and gender justice is embedded in program decisions and operations. 
  • Ensure that YWCA’s mission and values are reflected in the hiring process for new program staff, including evaluating candidates’ ability to advance racial and gender justice in their work.
Requirements

There is a strong social justice component to all positions within YWCA Clark County, requiring critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles of anti-racism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values


Related education: BS/BA degree in a related field such as social work and/or program management or possess equivalent experience or combination of education and experience. 

  • Minimum of 50 hours of DV related training in the last three years 
  • Knowledge of trauma and best practices for creating a trauma-informed work environment for survivors receiving services. 
  • Has a strong working knowledge of racial equity and commitment to advance anti-racism and inclusion framework in programming, policies and practices. 

Related experience: 

  • At least 2 years of experience providing advocacy/direct service to survivors in a DV program 
  • Experience providing advocacy to victims within a domestic violence agency.
  • Program management experience within a domestic violence agency or closely related program.
  • At least one year providing effective coaching, guidance, and supervision to staff and volunteers 
Salary Description
$60,000 - $65,0000