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Prevention Coordinator

Job Title: Prevention Coordinator
Reports To: Prevention Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Approved By: CEO
Approved Date: 3/24/18

 

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 Coordinator reports to the Prevention Manager and is a member of the Prevention Team.  This team is responsible for strengthening and expanding the capacity of family violence programs working to address the root causes of domestic violence and prevent first time perpetration and victimization of violence.

The Prevention Coordinator is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with national prevention leaders and family violence service providers, BIPPs, communities of faith, health care providers and other community organizations within the state of Texas who may serve as partners in prevention. The Prevention Coordinator will respond to requests for training, technical assistance and other requests from programs and community allies within the state of Texas. 

 

II. Priority functions / Accountabilities

  • Builds, cultivates and maintains relationships with family violence programs, young people and organizations working to prevent intimate partner violence.
  • Develops and implements technical assistance and capacity building options to support statewide family violence programs, young people and community allies.  
  • Plans, implements and facilitates trainings, gatherings and retreats including assisting in developing budgets, coordinating logistics and specific staff assignments, workshop solicitations, development of written materials, presenter liaison and on-site support as required.
  • Stays informed to identify local, regional, statewide and national programmatic needs and trends and makes recommendations for prevention programs and strategy changes and/or improvements.
  • Supports and encourages a statewide community of practice and participates in national opportunities focused on primary prevention of domestic and sexual violence
  • Researches, develops, updates and maintains materials (i.e. curriculum database) to meet the needs of family violence prevention workers, young people and community allies.
  • Works internally and cross-team to strengthen team building, collaboration and prevention capacity building.
  • Ensures timely and accurate evaluation and reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with all TCFV contracts.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added and/or changed.

III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:  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.

  •  Possess extensive knowledge of domestic and sexual violence prevention issues, and understand political, social and external issues affecting prevention workers, young people and community members.
  • Demonstrate experience developing and facilitating primary prevention programming for diverse audiences, including prevention educators, young people and community members.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently on all stages of program development, including planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate strong organizing, team building and leadership skills.
  • Must possess well-developed written and oral communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Must possess strong time management skills, demonstrate ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: education, sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, women’s studies, social work, public health, criminology, human services, counseling, communications, psychology, human rights or other related fields. A minimum of two years of experience working in a domestic or sexual violence center/shelter, as a community organizer, or in a violence intervention/prevention agency. The successful candidate may also hold a high school/equivalency diploma and four years of experience working in a domestic or sexual violence center/shelter, as a community organizer, or in a violence intervention/prevention agency. 

 IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to read, write and converse in English (Spanish a plus), and to travel overnight. Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing to deal with a variety of challenging situations, while maintaining a sense of humor.

 

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. 

 

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at http://www.tcfv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Employment-Application.doc. Email documents to kmcalister@tcfv.org or fax to 512-685-6397.