Want to join a dynamic team of professionals working to support victims of sexual violence and to prevent it from happening in the first place? Our VOICE is often seeking the right candidates to join our team or contract as our allies.
Director of Prevention Programs
Position Status: Exempt, full time (37.5 hours per week)
Responsible to: Executive Director
The Director of Prevention Programs will provide leadership and expertise in the area of primary prevention of sexual violence for Buncombe County. This position requires someone with great vision, solid communication skills, and experience with primary prevention, strategic planning, and education. The Director supervises the Prevention, Education, & Outreach (PEO) team at Our VOICE that provides programs for schools and community groups throughout the County. The position will offer coordination support to the S.A.F.E.R. steering committee tasked with implementing Buncombe County Pathway to Prevention – a comprehensive multi-year plan to prevent sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Our VOICE is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to the success of Our VOICE providing survivor-centered culturally competent services while working to end sexual violence in all communities. Our VOICE seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Salary range: $38,000.00-$42,000.00.
Please send written or video cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26.
- 3-5 years of experience in implementation and evaluation of primary prevention programs
- Commitment to anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work as
well as commitment to self-growth in this area
- Good written and interpersonal communication skills and is an excellent listener
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with various community partners and diverse
- Demonstrated supervisory experience
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Adaptability to project and community needs
- Independent, self-motivated worker
- Has own reliable car to carry out job tasks
- A combination of experience and education in a violence prevention field, including familiarity
with the CDC primary prevention models.
- Advanced knowledge of the sexual violence epidemic in our culture, social justice principles,
community engagement, and curriculum development
- Bilingual in English/Spanish
- Provide coordination support for the implementation of the Buncombe County Pathway to Prevention plan and serve as spokesperson for the plan as needed
- Direct, coordinate, and supervise the responsibilities of Our VOICE’s PEO team related to the implementation and evaluation of prevention programs and projects
- Build relationships with community members, schools, universities, faith leaders and professionals in the private sector to create opportunities for them to participate in prevention work
- Work with partners to develop community-wide data tracking tools to measure change in knowledge, skills, and behaviors over time for identified aspects of the prevention plan
- Support the development of a community-wide grading scale to recognize organizations with comprehensive, trauma-informed policies that promote equity and safety
- Provide grant management of prevention grants including grant writing, completing reports and ensuring that grant deliverable are met in collaboration with the Executive Director
- Facilitate our prevention curricula such as Bar Outreach, CODE RED, 86 Sexual Harassment, Own Who U R, and Shifting Boundaries as needed
- Provide program information to the public by preparing and presenting press releases, conducting media campaigns, and assisting in maintaining the agency website
- Supervise interns as applicable
- Maintain appropriate levels of professional expertise and participate in ongoing professional development
- Serve as an advocate on the Our VOICE crisis line, as well as back-up and on-call duties, as needed
- Engage in self-care practices, to be determined by the individual, and support Our VOICE’s culture of wellness
- Perform other duties as assigned