Sarah’s Inn is a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations. Our services and initiatives focus on ending relationship violence through domestic violence crisis intervention, community education, and violence prevention programs for youth.
Job Title: Community Education Coordinator
Department: Training & Education
Reports To: Director of Training & Education
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned. Position Summary: The Community Education Coordinator is responsible for supporting the overall functioning of the Training and Education Department and supporting community education and outreach activities that assist in meeting the goals of the Training and Education Department and Sarah’s Inn. The successful candidate will have experience in public speaking, training, and facilitating - and a demonstrated interest in joining a dynamic team to help strengthen and expand Sarah’s Inn’s services and programming. The Community Education Coordinator reports to the Director of Training & Education and will also work closely with agency leadership (Executive Director, Directors), Intervention, Prevention, and Development staff, and community volunteers (outreach volunteers, Board of Directors & Associate Board of Directors, committee members, etc.).
Manage the agency’s Community Education Series (CES); develop/evaluate series content, manage relationships with community partners to host presentations, and manage grant requirements for CES activities.
Develop/evaluate curriculum and provide trainings in line with the agency’s Strategic Plan and the goals and objectives of the Training and Education Department on a wide variety of topics such as trauma, toxic masculinity, substance abuse, screening and identification of domestic violence, and the intersectionality of domestic violence with other forms of oppression.
Facilitate the agency’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Training (the 40-hour training) in partnership with the Director of Training and Education.
Provide training and supervision to community outreach volunteers and Training and Education intern students as necessary.
Collaborate with the Development Department to market and develop communication for all activities of the Training and Education Department including the use of social media platforms as appropriate.
Collaborate with the Volunteer and In-Kind Coordinator to ensure successful implementation of client events throughout the year.
Coordinate community outreach activities that support the strategic goals of the agency in partnership with agency staff/interns and community outreach volunteers.
Provide administrative support for the Training and Education Department.
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.
Education and/or Experience:
BA degree and/or equivalent experience preferred.
Experience in training/facilitating with diverse audiences.
Demonstrated experience in public speaking, training, and curriculum development.
Experience working in community collaborations.
Experience in providing services to victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault preferred.
Fluency in Spanish, oral and written, preferred.
Completion of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Training (DVAT) preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
Exceptional interpersonal skills. Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with a wide variety of people including but not limited to: board members, staff, volunteers, interns, government officials, community partners, and organizational donors.
Excellent communication, organizational and writing skills.
Ability to problem-solve and make decisions individually and/or within a team.
Ability to prioritize, handle a variety of tasks and be self-directed.
Commitment to and experience in working with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds and lifestyles.
Ability to work various shifts, including evening and weekend hours.
Valid driver’s license, current insurance and reliable car.
Collaboration & Teamwork – embraces an inclusive workplace
Innovation/Continuous Improvement – finds innovative ways of executing work
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise – demonstrates a clear understanding of and executes roles and responsibilities
Time Management/Productivity/Accountability – manages time and resources effectively
Problem Solving/Decision Making – demonstrates proper judgment, problem solving and decision making
Communication – effectively communicates
Colleague Development - provides guidance, encouragement and feedback to subordinates for professional growth
Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing duties of job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Annual performance evaluation
Attainment of annual goals established between supervisor and employee
Salary Range: $36,000-$38,000 Annually
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please denote in the subject line: Applying for Community Education Coordinator position.
Internal Number: CEC060719
About Sarah's Inn
Sarah’s Inn is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations. Our services and initiatives focus on ending relationship violence through domestic violence crisis intervention, community education, and violence prevention programs for youth.
Founded in 1981 by Oak Park residents, Sarah’s Inn works throughout the socioeconomically diverse region of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods and Western suburbs. We believe in hopeful futures for survivors of domestic violence through the strength that comes from a networked and supportive community. The vision of Sarah’s Inn is to be a nationally recognized leader for community-based solutions that will end relationship violence.