Community Outreach Specialist
Full-time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Pay rate range: $22 – $22.50 per hour
Location: YWCA Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA 95112
Department: Social Justice
Join a passionate, dynamic team dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. For over 100 years, YWCA Silicon Valley has provided programs and services that form a critical continuum of response, healing, and prevention. We are seeking a Community Outreach Specialist to join our Social Justice Team to help us deliver lasting change for the people we serve. Be a key part of shaping this future.
To ensure YWCA Silicon Valley’s Social Justice Department meets or exceeds the organization’s mission, Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for the successful implementation of the YWCA prevention; community education; outreach and engagement; and social justice programs, including but not limited to service delivery and grant-reporting. As a member of the YWCA Team, the Community Outreach Specialist participates in program planning/design, individual/leadership development, goal setting, community engagement and problem solving. The Community Outreach Specialist is a solutions focused and collaborative team member who builds cohesion, ensures compliance with YWCA policies and procedures, and is passionate about the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
We are seeking a highly energetic individual with the ability to make good decisions, prioritize effectively, and work well independently as well as within a team. Essential to this role are demonstrated, exceptional written and oral communication skills and interest in researching and developing evidence-based curriculum, community partnership building and engaging in public policy development and advocacy. The Community Outreach Specialist will be delivering domestic violence and sexual assault prevention curriculum and presentations throughout Santa Clara County to various civic, faith-based, and professional groups as well as to other local agencies. Some groups may request presentations in a language other than English.
Candidates with a with work experience in the field; passion for social justice and commitment to violence prevention and promoting racial and gender equity are preferred. Professional experience or extensive volunteer activity with social justice, gender equality, violence prevention, trauma focused care and serving at risk communities or other related fields are a plus.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Strength-based and solutions-based leadership skills
- Demonstrated understanding of capacity building principles
- Understanding of community organizing principals
- Demonstrated skills in cross-sector collaboration and relationship building
- Understanding of current legislation and historical basis for current, State and Federal laws around sexual assault, domestic violence, consent, discrimination, etc.
- Public speaking experience and experience in working with key community influencers
Work hours are primarily day-time. Schedule is to be determined. Delivery of service may include nights, weekends and holidays to accomplish task at hand. Work includes lifting up to 30 pounds. Work will be performed remotely until otherwise expressed by YWCA Silicon Valley.
Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete 65hr-trained California State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor certification. (Training will be provided).
Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Community Outreach Specialist” in subject line. First deadline for submission will be on August 30, 2020. Posting will continue until position is filled. The YWCA Silicon Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.