Bright Future Foundation
Listing Expires on 03/18/2019
Position Summary: Under the direction of Bright Future Foundation’s Clinical Director, the Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager coordinates and oversees the implementation of the Ensuring Safety Violence Prevention Program, which will focus on improving school/community climate and safety across the Eagle River Valley region of Eagle County. This will include ensuring the coordination, implementation, and sustainability of cutting-edge primary prevention strategies across the Eagle County School District, Colorado Mountain College, and the Eagle County business sector. The Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager will have a strong focus on collaborative relationship development with the Eagle County School District, Colorado Mountain College, local businesses, BFF Youth Advisors, community Youth Advisors, and the Eagle County community to create an atmosphere that does not promote harassment or violence. The Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager also participates in the youth violence prevention team which ensures current youth prevention programming is delivered in a strategic and effective manner. The Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager provides emergency, on-call coverage for the 24-7 crisis hotline on a rotating basis.
Community Advocacy and Outreach Manager Responsibilities
Community-Based Violence Prevention Programming (100% of time, approx. 40 hrs/week)
- Collaborate with the clinical director and the youth advocacy manager to implement community level prevention programming across ECSD middle schools
- Engage in extensive training and education regarding the Connecting the Dots framework of violence prevention and the community-level strategy of Hot Spot Mapping
- Develop, coordinate and implement the primary prevention strategy of Hot Spot Mapping as a data-driven mechanism for schools and the community to improve safe and protective environments across Eagle County
- Develop collaborative relationships with decision-makers, shareholders, and community leaders regarding the Hot Spot Mapping tool
- Ensure all primary prevention strategies are grade/age/audience appropriate
- Work with local decision-makers, shareholders, and community leaders to discuss recommendations and data resulting from Hot Spot Mapping activities
- Coordinate and lead community-based presentations that focus on data stemming from primary prevention activities
- Coordinate with local web-master to develop a web-based interface that demonstrates current safety perceptions across the community based on Hot Spot Mapping activities and dat.
- Provide school-based programming utilizing the EmpowerMENt/EmpowHERment curriculum
- Implement all assessment measures associated with program
- Fulfill grant reporting requirements, assist in grant writing as needed to maintain adequate program funding
Advocacy Lens (100% of time/ 40 hrs/wk)
- Advocates a holistic view of healing, focusing on psychological, economic, legal, physical/medical, and educational ramifications of abuse
- Performs all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with Bright Future Foundation’s mission and philosophy
- Actively promotes Bright Future Foundation’s mission/vision by participating in awareness-building opportunities (trainings, forums, panel discussions, etc)
- A minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated competence in survivor-centered advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations and/or a minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated competence with primary prevention initiatives
- Demonstrated competence with program management, including but not limited to: training, public speaking, facilitation, collaboration, detailed program planning and timely implementation
- Strong, proven ability to: mediate differences of philosophy and opinion; maintain calm, efficient, and good humored approach to work while managing competing priorities in a fast paced, highly productive work environment; work independently and as a team member; think critically and with foresight; carry out assignments with limited direction; adapt to change; and be nimble and flexible
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
- Ability to comfortably drive or commute to neighborhoods throughout the community and occasionally out of area travel. Must have own vehicle with insurance. (Mileage reimbursement available)
- All Applicants must provide enough information for a thorough background check
- Valid Colorado driver’s license and acceptable driving record
- Ability to prepare reports
- Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations with a judgment free attitude.
- Familiarity with community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals
- Experience with survivor-centered advocacy
- Familiarity with state, federal and/or tribal laws, policies, and regulations impacting victims of crime.
- Familiarity with victim service organizations in Colorado
NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Bright Future Foundation and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
E.O.E. – Bright Future Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary: Commensurate with experience and skill. Range $46,500 – $58,000
To apply, please submit the following package to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position:
- Your Resume