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Prevention Director

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a completed employment application is required. Applicants must also submit a resume and a cover letter. Email documents to kmcalister@tcfv.org.

Job Title: Prevention Director
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: CEO
Approved Date:   February 13, 2017

I. Purpose & Summary of Position:

The Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence. With a state-wide reach and direct local impact, TCFV, with the collective strength of more than 1000 members, shapes public policy, equips service providers, and initiates strategic prevention efforts.

The Prevention Director provides leadership and is responsible for aligning staff, resources and vision to advance key organizational prevention programming goals and objectives.  The Prevention Director leads, develops, and fosters statewide prevention initiatives. This position serves on TCFV’s Leadership team.

Requires high energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position prevention programmatic discussions at both strategic and tactical levels.  Participates and informs national prevention initiatives.

II. Priority functions / Accountabilities

A. Project Coordination / Program Delivery

  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates programs and grassroots community organizing that leverage opportunities for domestic violence prevention strategies.
  • Provides direct supervision to prevention staff.
  • Makes recommendations to the Leadership team for program and strategy changes and/or improvements.
  • Builds, cultivates and maintains networking and advocacy opportunities at state and national levels with those who have the capability to enhance and/or increase strategic prevention initiatives. These initiatives may require training, advocacy, regulatory policy-making, education, collaboration and influence with public and private sectors to improve opportunities for survivors and their families.
  • Oversees and leads the development and dissemination of critical knowledge about the prevention of domestic violence, both in the Council and statewide.
  • Acts as implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
  • Prioritizes program and operational initiatives to meet strategic goals and objectives.
  • Highly collaborative style, relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “direct by positive influence.”

B. Financial / Administrative

  • Manages agency’s resources responsibly.
  • Develops and maintains sound financial practices with contractors and vendors.
  • Works with program staff, Finance, and CEO to prepare annual budget. 

III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Thorough knowledge of the issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and high degree of confidence in using technology.
  • Dedicated, energetic, and detail oriented and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback; and to reallocate resources to complete activities within set deadlines.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • A minimum of one year progressively responsible experience in a not-for-profit leadership role, which includes providing services to individuals affected by domestic violence.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in budgeting, hiring, supervising, and terminating staff.
  • Bachelor’ degree in Social Services, Human Services or related field or any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position.

IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English, to travel as needed and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing. Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a sense of humor throughout.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 

Public Policy Coordinator – Legal Sub Team

Job Title: Public Policy Coordinator – Legal Sub Team
FLSA Status: Full Time / Non-exempt
Reports To: Policy Manager 
Updated: 12/15/2016

Note: To be considered for this position, a completed employment application is required. The application may be downloaded here. Applicants must also submit a resume and a cover letter.   

I. Purpose & Summary of Position:

The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.

Policy Analysts work on the Legal Sub-Team of the Policy Team within TCFV, reporting to the Policy Manager or Policy Director, as determined by the Policy Director.  This Policy Analyst will focus on enhancing legal options for survivors of family violence.  S/he will provide support to agencies and professionals that directly advocate for survivors of family violence, as well as those who develop and implement laws, regulations and policies to maximize victim safety and offender accountability. 

II. Priority functions / Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to advocates, civil and criminal justice system officials and other allied professionals;
  • In coordination with the Team, develop processes to monitor and analyze the effective implementation of family violence laws, rules and policies;
  • Create, develop and update written materials and protocols as appropriate, for use by survivors, family violence programs and allied professionals, with particular emphasis on increasing access to legal services for survivors;
  • Assist with planning, organizing and executing summits, conferences and other training events for legal advocates, criminal justice system officials and others;
  • Manage the Legal Advocates Network (LAN) listserv, serve as its caucus liaison, organize regional training meetings, and support legal advocates across the state;
  • In coordination with the Team, research, develop materials and provide support for the TCFV Public Policy Committee and the Policy Director prior to and during legislative session; and
  • Perform other policy-related activities individually or in coordination with the Team as requested by the Policy Manager and Policy Director.

III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Sought: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and organizations;
  • Self-driven to work independently with minimal supervision and use disciplined time management skills;
  • Ability to work within a team to offer support and collaborate on team projects;
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and the institutional response to survivors;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of employee, donor, funder, survivor and case information;
  • Demonstrated skill in development and presentation of adult education programs involving social change issues;
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information; and
  • Proficiency with Windows 2000 or above, Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Outlook.

IV. Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, social work, criminal justice or related field; and
  • Three years’ experience in public policy, legal or systems advocacy work, including at least one year in the domestic violence movement.
  • Alternatively to the above, a combination of a lower degree of education beyond high school and additional years of experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position is acceptable.
  • Must have a strong understanding of the legal system.

V. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Ability to read, write and converse in English (Spanish in addition to English is a plus);
  • Availability to travel, including some overnight trips; and
  • Requires occasional bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations.

The requirements of the Policy Analyst’s position may exceed 40 hours per week and may require occasional adjustments in work hours, depending on assigned projects and activities. 

 

TCFV expressly intends the above statements to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  TCFV will require the employee to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the supervisor and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 

Application Instructions: Download the application and return it with your resume and cover letter to Kate McAlister.

Public Policy Coordinator – Child Protective Services Sub Team

Job Title: Public Policy Coordinator – Child Protective Services Sub Team
Status: Full Time / Non-exempt
Reports To: Policy Manager
Updated: 12/15/2016

Note: To be considered for this position, a completed employment application is required. The application may be downloaded here. Applicants must also submit a resume and a cover letter. 

I. Purpose & Summary of Position:

The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.

The Policy Analyst works on the CPS Training Sub-Team of the Policy Team within TCFV. This Policy Analyst will focus on enhancing the response of Child Protective Services and related child welfare agencies to survivors of family violence who are parents.  S/he will provide support to agencies and professionals that directly advocate for survivors of family violence, as well as those who develop and implement laws, regulations and policies to maximize safety and protective capacities of survivor parents and promote the resiliency of children who may be exposed to domestic violence or victims of child abuse and neglect.

II. Priority functions / Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to advocates, CPS and related child welfare agency staff and other allied professionals;
  • In coordination with the Team, develop processes to monitor and analyze the effective implementation of family violence laws, rules and policies as they intersect with child welfare and resiliency and promoting protective parenting;
  • Create, develop and update written materials and protocols as appropriate, for use by survivors, family violence programs and child welfare professionals, with particular emphasis on survivors in the CPS system and the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment;
  • Assist with planning, organizing and executing summits, conferences and other training events;
  • In coordination with the Team, research, develop materials and provide support for the TCFV Public Policy Committee and the Policy Director prior to and during legislative session; and
  • Perform other policy-related activities individually or in coordination with the Team as requested by the Policy Manager and Policy Director.

III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Sought: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must have a basic understanding of Child Protective Services and / or child welfare services;
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and the institutional response to survivors;
  • Demonstrated skill in development and presentation of adult education programs involving social change issues;
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and organizations;
  • Self-driven to work independently with minimal supervision and use disciplined time management skills;
  • Ability to work within a team to offer support and collaborate on team projects;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of employee, donor, funder, survivor and case information;
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information; and
  • Proficiency with Windows 2000 or above, Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Outlook.

IV. Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, social work, criminal justice or related field; 
  • One or more years of experience working with or within Texas Child Protective Services; and
  • Three years’ experience in public policy, legal or systems advocacy work, including at least one year in the domestic violence movement.
  • Alternatively to the above, a combination of a lower degree of education beyond high school and additional years of experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position is acceptable.

V. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Ability to read, write and converse in English (Spanish in addition to English is a plus);
  • Availability to travel, including some overnight trips
  • Requires occasional bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations.

The requirements of the Policy Analyst’s position may exceed 40 hours per week and may require occasional adjustments in work hours, depending on assigned projects and activities. 

TCFV expressly intends the above statements to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  TCFV will require the employee to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the supervisor and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 

Application Instructions: Download the application and return it with your resume and cover letter to Kate McAlister.