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Position:  Community Education and Outreach Coordinator, Domestic Violence Services


Women’s Support Services (WSS), a dynamic and effective domestic violence agency located in the beautiful Litchfield Hills of northwest Connecticut, is seeking an energetic, motivated and dedicated Community Educator and Outreach Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, this person is responsible for planning, developing, managing and facilitating the agency’s primary prevention, community education and training programs as well as managing all aspects of the agency’s volunteer program. The coordinator also serves as back up to the domestic violence hotline, facilitating shelter services and safety planning as needed. 
 

This position requires frequent travel among the agency’s service towns. Valid driver’s license, certificate of insurance and car required.   


Qualifications:
     • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferred in education, social work, or related field, or 4+ years applicable experience
     • Comprehensive working knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, its effects on adults and children, and trauma informed practice
     • Competency with Microsoft Office programs, database management, and web-based research
     • Knowledge of and an ability to work with a with a variety of social media
     • Ability to develop and evaluate written educational materials for all age groups
     • Experience in community networking and public speaking
     • Effective oral and written communication skills
     • Experience as a trainer and group facilitator
     • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers
     • Experience working with diverse groups
     • Ability to maintain and complete timely, accurate statistical and narrative reports
     • Ability to be self-motivated and self-directed to complete tasks in a timely manner
     • Must obtain and maintain certification as a battered women's counselor per CGS 52- 146k11/99, before providing direct services

 

This position is full-time with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Women’s Support Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please mail cover letter and resume to Women’s Support Services, ATTN: Executive Director, P.O. Box 341, Sharon, CT 06069 or submit by email to: WSSsearch@wssdv.org


Women’s Support Services is a non-profit agency serving victims of domestic violence and abuse in the Connecticut towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon and the surrounding area since 1981.