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Current Openings

Program Sustainability Director

The Program Sustainability Director is charged with sustaining existing funding streams and establishing new funding opportunities. In addition, the Program Sustainability Director is responsible for developing and implementing  ALC’s violence prevention and awareness activities at a community level. She/He also covers the crisis coverage hotline every six weeks. This position requires a commitment to assisting victims, outstanding grant writing and reporting skills, and acceptance of social and cultural diversity.

Development (70%)
  • Comply with grant writing and reporting requirements to ensure maintenance of existing funding
  • Seek new grant opportunities
  • Establish a donor database
  • Support the Board of Directors to facilitate an annual fundraising event
  • Oversee annual direct mail campaign in coordination with BOD
  • Work with the Executive Director to establish an individual giving program
  • Strategically diversify ALC funding streams
Community Activities (20%)
  • Coordinate with local law enforcement and other interested parties to establish a DV TaskForce and Sexual Assault Response Team in our community
  • Maintain participation in existing Lake County multidisciplinary teams
  • Advertise and assist staff with  public awareness campaigns and coordination of outreach events
  • Ensure our community work directly reflects and supports  ALC direct services
Direct Client Services (10%)
  • Cover the 24-hour crisis line on a rotating basis and respond on-scene to provide emergency services to victims of crime
  • Provide crisis intervention, follow-up, support, advocacy, information and referrals to victims both in-person and over the phone
  • Assist with other direct services components of programming as needed

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to providing client-centered, empowerment-based services to victims of crime
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • 1-3 years experience in grant writing and donor development
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to pass background check
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of insurance and clean driving record
  • Some evening, weekend, and overnight availability is required.
  • Applicant must be able to respond to Lake County within 45 minutes of dispatch to fulfill on-call responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a social services field
  • Strong understanding of issues facing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes
  • Bilingual English/Spanish  

Full-time, benefited, exempt professional position. $45,000 – $52,000 DOE

This job description is subject to periodic review by the Board of Directors.

ALC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and writing sample (preferably a grant application narrative or research paper that demonstrates critical thinking) to jenny@advocatesoflakecounty.org. Open through December 7, 2018 or until filled.

 

Advocacy Manager 

The Advocacy Manager provides support, advocacy, options and referrals to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other violent crimes. She/He supervises direct service staff and provides guidance as they do the same. The Advocacy Manager is responsible for staffing the agency 24-hour crisis line on a rotating basis and is supervised by the Executive Director. This position requires a commitment to assisting victims, the ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries, strong communication skills, and the acceptance of social and cultural diversity.

Direct Client Services
  • Provide crisis intervention, follow-up, support, advocacy, information and referrals to victims in-person and over the phone.
  • Cover the 24-hour crisis line on a rotating basis and respond on-scene to provide emergency services to victims of crime.
  • Conduct check-ins with clients and provide necessary follow-up advocacy.
  • Assess victim safety and assist with safety planning including the arrangement of housing options as needed.
  • Provide advocacy on behalf of clients working with community-based systems such as law enforcement, courts, social services, mental health providers, and substance abuse services.
  • Accompany clients to appointments to secure financial assistance, explore long-term housing options, arrange for childcare and obtain legal assistance.
  • Provide legal advocacy including assistance with protection orders, victim’s compensation, divorce filings, child support and criminal/civil court support.   
  • Identify resources within the community and maintain good working relationships with community programs offering assistance to clients.
  • Immediately report suspected child abuse and neglect to Child Protection Services.
  • Provide assistance with other direct services components of programming as needed.
Indirect Client Services
  • Supervise and mentor direct services staff.
  • Collect and review timesheets and monthly financial documentation from direct services staff.
  • Oversee data management in the Salesforce database system.
  • Compile quantitative and qualitative data and work with the Program Sustainability Director to ensure grant reports are accurate and timely submitted.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of client file management.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with key local and statewide contacts.
  • Maintain professional and effective working relationships with other organizations, community leaders, and ALC’s Board, staff, and volunteers.
  • Foster an inclusive safehouse and office environment in which all clients are treated equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or religion.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • Robust understanding of issues facing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes
  • Commitment to providing client-centered, empowerment-based services to victims of crime
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • 1-3 years professional experience with increasing management responsibility
  • Remarkable interpersonal skills and self-awareness
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to pass background check
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of insurance and clean driving record
  • Some evening, weekend, and overnight availability
  • Able to respond to Lake County within 45 minutes of dispatch to fulfill on-call responsibilities
Desired Qualifications
  • Bilingual English/Spanish  
  • Master’s degree in a social services field
  • 1-3 years experience in grant management
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills

Full-time, benefited, exempt professional position.

This job description is subject to periodic review by the Board of Directors.

ALC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jenny@advocatesoflakecounty.org by December 6, 2018.