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Reports To:  Director of Advocacy & Policy

Status: Full-Time w/benefits; Working remotely from Kent or Sussex County

To apply: Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to jobs@dcadv.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Primary Responsibilities:  The Policy Coordinator is a key member of DCADV’s policy team, and is engaged in a variety of initiatives statewide. Primary responsibilities include working with DCADV’s policy team, Board, and community partners to improve the response to domestic violence in Delaware and nationally. Recent efforts include ensuring victim privacy rights, increasing access to safe and affordable housing, advancing trauma-informed policies and practices, expanding healthcare’s response to domestic violence, and strengthening our coordinated community response. Policy work will focus on statewide efforts with a focus on supporting local programs in Kent and Sussex counties.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the research and analysis of domestic violence public policy at the local, state, & federal levels.
  • Identify emerging policy issues through networking with other community, state, and national organizations.
  • Represent the Coalition at meetings and collaborate with partners on task forces, workgroups, and committees to improve the accessibility of services for victims of domestic violence and promote prevention efforts.
  • Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge on trauma effects and trauma-informed services to inform the development of programs and policy as well delivering training to the advocacy community.
  • Provide training on topics related to policy and systems advocacy.
  • Provide technical assistance to member organizations, advocates, and community partners on issues related to domestic violence such as the coordinated community response, confidentiality, impact of trauma, and trauma-informed response, and underserved victims such as those with mental illness or a disability.
  • Provide support to the DCADV Policy Committee and on legislative advocacy efforts
  • Write reports and other documents related to the work of DCADV
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Advocacy & Policy.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public policy, public health, women’s studies or related field with a minimum of three years professional experience; or comparable policy and advocacy experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic/sexual violence and a commitment to ending violence against women;
  • Understanding of policy issues related to domestic violence, especially those related to housing, confidentiality, mental health, or public health;
  • Demonstrated communication and networking skills;
  • Training and/or public speaking experience;
  • Experience in administrative support, document, and information management;
  • Willingness and ability to constructively confront issues of gender, race, ability and oppression and a commitment to diversity and an ability to work with a variety of persons;
  • Technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and online communications; and
  • Access to personal transportation & a willingness to travel.

DCADV does not unlawfully discriminate against applicants for employment or employees on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender-identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking, family responsibility, veteran status, economic condition, or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, it is available upon request. DCADV is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.  Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to jobs@dcadv.org.


Reports to: RPE Program Manager                    

Status:  Full-time w/benefits

This position is temporarily remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter of interest with highlighted accomplishments along with resume and salary requirements (required) via e-mail to: jobs@dcadv.org. Interviews (phone and virtual) will commence as soon as possible. No phone calls, please. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Summary
This full-time position is a member of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV) Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) project team and provides support on a variety of DCADV initiatives.  The Prevention Policy Specialist will report to DCADV’s RPE Program Manager. The Prevention Policy Specialist will also collaborate with the Prevention Director and the Director of Advocacy & Policy on prevention policy initiatives related to prevention of domestic and sexual violence.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in domestic and sexual violence prevention and/or public policy and a commitment to ending violence against women. 

DCADV understands that preventing violence means uprooting all forms of oppression that contribute to power imbalances. DCADV is committed anti-oppression principles and is actively working towards advancing equity and justice. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning, implementation, and evaluation of DCADV’s financial empowerment and economic justice efforts, including coordination with DCADV’s Allstate Financial Empowerment Project.  
  • Assist with providing training on topics related to prevention, policy, and systems advocacy.
  • Participate on DCADV’s economic justice team and provide staff support to the INVEST DE project steering committee, including engaging and supporting partners, scheduling and facilitating meetings, and preparing and disseminating meeting materials.
  • Provide support to the DCADV Policy Committee and the Director of Advocacy & Policy on economic justice policy and prevention policy efforts.
  • Provide assistance in the research and analysis of economic justice public policy at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Conduct research and compile an impact assessment of economic policies on the economic status and financial security of women in Delaware.
  • Provide technical assistance to sexual violence organizations, advocates and community partners on issues related to domestic and sexual violence prevention and policy.
  • Identify emerging prevention policy issues through networking with other community, state, and national organizations.
  • Represent DCADV at meetings and collaborate with partners on local and statewide issue task forces, work groups, and committees to improve economic opportunities for women and promote prevention efforts.
  • Write reports and other documents, such as fact sheets, policy briefs, and/or model policies, related to DCADV’s RPE project.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience in public policy, public health, social work, women’s studies, or related field; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and a commitment to ending violence against women;
  • Understanding of policy issues related to domestic and sexual violence prevention, especially those related to economic justice and/or public health;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Training, public speaking, and/or meeting facilitation experience; 
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects within deadlines;
  • Experience in administrative support or document and information management; 
  • Willingness and ability to constructively confront issues of gender, race, ability and oppression and a commitment to diversity and an ability to work with a variety of persons; 
  • Willingness to participate on internal diversity, racial, and inclusion crucial conversations to advance racial equity; 
  • Technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and online communications; and
  • Access to personal transportation & a willingness to travel.

DCADV does not unlawfully discriminate against applicants for employment or employees on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender-identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking, family responsibility, veteran status, economic condition, or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, it is available upon request. DCADV is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.  Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to jobs@dcadv.org.

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