- Submit thoughtful cover letter including why you are interested and qualified for this position, resume, and salary requirement to: careers(at)betweenfriendschicago.org
- Please write your name (Last, First) and Dating Violence Prevention Program Supervisor in the subject line of your e-mail.
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- No phone calls please.
Between Friends envisions a community without domestic violence where equality, safety, and justice exist for all. Between Friends provides legal advocacy, a 24 hour crisis line, counseling and other supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and their families and provides a variety of prevention and education programming in the community. To learn about its programs go to www.betweenfriendschicago.org.
REACH (Relationship Education: A Choice for Hope) is the leading program in Illinois that provides comprehensive teen dating violence prevention programming focused on middle school students, youth leaders, and adults. Our program seeks to create a safe space in classrooms where young people can openly express their feelings about all types of relationships; explore the root causes of violence; cultivate collaborative strategies for interpersonal violence prevention and reduction; and learn how to strengthen the social and emotional skills needed to develop healthy relationships.
The Dating Violence Prevention Program Supervisoris responsible for coordinating all facets of the teen dating violence prevention program, including: hiring, training, and supervising a team of staff/interns/volunteers; scheduling programming for the team; facilitating programming for youth and adults; providing technical assistance to community partners; evaluation of the program and meeting the program’s contractual obligations.
Direct Service, Community Engagement and Program (approximately 60% of the position)
- Plan in advance and facilitate teen dating violence prevention workshops for youth (6th-12th grades), at least two days per week (4-5 workshops per day). Workshops are multi-session and classroom-based, utilizing Between Friends' teen dating violence prevention curriculum and philosophies.
- Collaborate with Prevention & Education Team to plan and facilitate teen dating violence prevention programming for adults (parents, social service providers, school staff, and other community members).
- Lead the REACH Team in the strategic development and implementation of all teen dating violence prevention programs, including: curriculum development, data and evaluation, and community outreach.
- Work with Prevention Educator II’s to identify, design and implement special projects related to violence prevention and youth development.
- Collaborate with Parent Engagement Coordinator, Adult Education Coordinator and other Educators to strategically provide comprehensive dating violence prevention programming to schools and community.
- Provide training and technical assistance to other organizations as needed.
- Assist in identifying, developing, and maintaining relationships with area youth organizations, schools, and Chicago Community in Schools (CCIS).
- Participate in a variety of coalitions and committees related to youth violence prevention and education activities.
- Staff the crisis line on an as-needed basis.
- Participate in the on-call program for the crisis line.
People Operations (approximately 20% of the position)
- On-board and off-board a team of Educators and interns: interview, hire, train, and provide consistent observations, continuous supervision and mentorship.
- Collaborate with Counseling and Court Advocacy program to connect participants to services as needed.
Administrative (approximately 15% of the position)
- Coordinate and communicate the scheduling of prevention programming with schools and youth organizations.
- Compile monthly/quarterly reports.
- Maintain records and relevant statistical information on all violence prevention and education activities, including coordinating and updating contracts for the REACH program.
- Assist in the evaluation of all prevention and education activities; lead activities related to the evaluation of TDV prevention education programming.
- Assess and plan for appropriate training opportunities with the Prevention and Education team.
- Assist the Prevention and Education Manager in fulfilling all contractual obligations related to the teen dating violence prevention program.
Other (approximately 5% of the position)
- Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, and reading relevant articles.
- Attend and actively participate in required educational programs.
- Participate in agency events as needed.
- Provide services as determined by Board of Directors’ policies.
- Perform and complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Attend, help plan, and actively participate in departmental and staff meetings.
- Protect the organization's value by keeping information confidential.
- A Bachelor degree in Social, Behavioral Sciences or Education required. Master’s degree in social work preferred.
- 2 years-experience as a Prevention Educator is preferred.
- Previous experience in domestic violence and/or youth development and/or youth leadership and program evaluation preferred.
- Staff supervision experience required.
- Program planning and evaluation experience required.
- Skills related to: providing clear and consistent feedback that is aligned with the program’s core messaging and agency values; delegating tasks and staying organized with the team’s individual and joint efforts; solving problems related to the program; and supporting individuals on the team through conflict resolution.
- Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
- PC literate with experience in word processing, publication design, and spreadsheet experience preferred.
- This position requires frequent travel around the city to different schools and communities: having access to consistent and reliable transportation is required; having access to a car is preferred.
- The main office location for the agency is in a professional office environment that is not fully accessible: a 3-floor building with stairs available to move between floors; a ramp is available in one of the building entrances. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear.
- This is a full-time position. Evening and weekend work occasionally may be required.
- Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment.
- Equal Opportunity Employer. Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.
- Starting annual salary is in the range of $40,000 to $42,000 commensurate with experience.
- Comprehensive benefits package (with some employee contributions) includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Full time employees are eligible for a 20 paid day sabbatical after completion of five years employment.
- 24 days of paid time off accrued during the first year, and 11 paid holidays.
- Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to: careers(at)betweenfriendschicago.org
- Please write your name (Last, First) and Dating Violence Prevention Program Supervisorin the subject line of your e-mail.
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- No phone calls please.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,000.00 to $42,000.00 /year
- supervising staff: 2 years (Required)
- English (Required)
- Spanish (Preferred)