Program Coordinator– Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Organization: WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Job Title: Program Coordinator
Annual Salary: $49,000-$52,000, may be flexible DOE
• Minimum 3 years of experience and proven skills in domestic violence or sexual assault legal
advocacy and/or survivor-driven advocacy services.
• Strong oral communication skills, such as teaching, training, group facilitation, or coaching
with individuals and groups. Ability to establish warm connection and working relationships
with people and organizations.
• Understanding of domestic and sexual violence, survivor-driven advocacy, and the roots of
violence in racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression. Commitment to supporting
survivors who do not or cannot turn to the criminal legal system for help.
• Tact, empathy, discretion, and strong ability to maintain a nonjudgmental, supportive
approach to working with survivor advocates, ally organizations, and WSCADV’s statewide
• Self-starter with strong ability to plan, independently manage workload, and complete tasks
with minimal supervision. Experience anticipating and solving problems. Ability to maintain
calm, friendly, efficient approach, and to work independently and in an interactive,
productive team environment.
• Flexibility to learn and adapt to ongoing changes in work duties, processes, and
technologies in a rapidly evolving nonprofit and the overall movement to end violence.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Office 365.
• Commitment to advancing WSCADV’s mission, Theory of Change, and Principles of Unity,
including undoing racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
• Familiarity with restorative, alternative justice, or community accountability approaches to
• Experience and proven skills in grassroots community or labor organizing, promotora-style
outreach, or similar coalition-building in communities of color and/or other historically
• Training and technical assistance/consulting experience with nonprofits or Tribal
• Demonstrated written communication skills, such as educational material and report
• Skills in project management, budget management, and grants/contracts administration.
• Spanish, ASL, or other language proficiency.
About the position:
This job is a great opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic about supporting front-line
domestic violence advocates in their daily work with survivors involved with the legal system,
and who is also deeply motivated and energized about moving our state towards a longer-term
goal of ending violence through racial and social justice for all. The ideal candidate will be
someone who has experience in advocacy with survivors of domestic or sexual violence, or
other direct service work with vulnerable populations, and is passionate about helping these
front-line staff serve survivors more effectively through training and other support efforts.
Familiarity with legal and/or social service systems that survivors frequently navigate is desired, however specific legal education or expertise is not a requirement.
This position is primarily responsible for:
1) Providing training and support for legal advocates working at WSCADV’s member
domestic violence service programs across the state;
2) Working collaboratively with legal service providers and organizations based in
historically marginalized communities to improve domestic violence advocacy
responses that increase survivors’ safety and options.
The Program Coordinator will:
• Plan and conduct trainings (as an individual and in partnership with legal service
providers and other issue experts), develop and provide informational materials, and
directly support domestic violence advocates who assist survivors who are involved
-the civil legal system around common issues such as housing, family court, public
-the criminal legal system, either voluntarily or as victim defendants;
-legal issues related to immigration for undocumented survivors and survivors
whose legal status is dependent on an abusive partner.
Periodic overnight travel will be required. Valid driver’s license and/or ability to travel (e.g.,
trainings, meetings, annual conference) locally and out of area is also required.
1. Lead and coordinate WSCADV’s training and support of domestic violence legal advocates
throughout the state, to include:
-plan and conduct in-person trainings and webinars to an audience of advocacy staff
from domestic violence programs;
-respond to questions regarding legal advocacy issues from domestic violence
-develop and produce educational materials for advocates on relevant advocacy skills
-track and record patterns of legal advocacy issues to inform WSCADV policy work;
-represent WSCADV with constituents, partners, policy makers, and/or the public at
-write grant narratives, budgets, and reports for all activities obligated in the Office of
Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy contract.
2. Provide general survivor-driven advocacy trainings:
-plan and conduct in-person trainings and webinars to an audience of domestic
violence advocates from around the state;
-provide technical assistance site visits to advocates at WSCADV member programs;
-contribute to grant narratives, budgets, and reports for activities under the
Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) contract.
3. Contribute to WSCADV’s strategic vision of expanding the range of options for safety and
justice beyond the criminal legal system, and address what this means for on-the-ground
legal advocacy with survivors.
4. Develop and update content for WSCADV website related to legal advocacy issues, to
include civil legal issues (e.g., custody, parenting plans) and issues related to immigration
5. Support direct service programs to strengthen relationships and engage effectively with
their communities, specifically with survivors and grassroots leaders in communities of color
and other historically marginalized communities subject to injustice in the criminal legal
systems. Build or strengthen alliances on behalf of WSCADV to do the same.
6. Perform other general WSCADV staff duties related to the annual conference, 5K, Advocacy
Day, and other duties as assigned.
7. Participate in domestic violence, multicultural, and anti-oppression activities and trainings
and perform all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with WSCADV’s mission,
Theory of Change, and Principles of Unity.
Health, vacation, retirement contribution after one year, and more.
Open Date: 2019-05-24
Close Date: 2019-06-11
Instructions: This position begins Summer 2019. To apply, please submit the following package by
1) A cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position;
2) Your resume. Please list technical proficiencies – high, medium, low.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Program Coordinator Hiring – [your last name]
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 11, 2019. No calls, please.
People of color, Native people, people from other historically marginalized communities, and
survivors of domestic violence are especially encouraged to apply.